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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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Sixth Generation.
1142 VI. Mary Whitney, b. 12 June 1799; married Ira Hill, a stone-mason; and about 1825, lived in East Meredith, N. Y., whence they moved to Chautauqua, N. Y. She died in Stockton, N. Y.; he, at Willow Prairie, and was buried at Burr Oak Prairie, State not mentioned. Another account says that both died in Fredonia, N. Y. 3785

Chil. of John and Amy (Howd) Whitney. 294

1143 I. Mary Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 8 Jan. 1777; bap., as Polly Whitney, by Rev. Jason Atwater, Congregational, at Branford, 18 July 1784; married, 2 Ap. 1797, at Branford, Eli Smith,1 born at North Haven, Conn., 28 Sept. 1765, a farmer, and manufacturer of boots, shoes, and leather. They settled at Northford Society, Wallingford, Conn., and there died (she, 21 Sept. 1843; he, 7 July 1845), and were buried at Northford 3789
1144 II. Joseph Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 29 July 1778; bap. at Branford, 18 July 1784; a mariner; died on the Island of Martinique, W. I., of yellow fever, in Dec. 1801. He married, but had no children.
1145 III. Betsey Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 24 Feb. 1781; bap. at Branford, 18 July 1784; joined the Congregational Church of Branford, 6 Ap. 1800; married, about 1812, at her father's house, in Branford, Noah Frisbie, a ship-carpenter, son of William and Rebecca (Hoadley) Frisbie, of Branford, where he was born in 1781. He was drowned, in March 1836, in Long Island Sound, and was buried in Damascus District, Branford. She dwelt with her son, Capt. Lynde Frisbie, in Branford, and died there, 13 Feb. 1866, after suffering mental derangement for six years. 3792
1146 IV. Grace Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 18 Nov. 1783; bap. at Branford, 27 June 1784; joined the church in Northford, Conn., 11 Feb. 1810; married at Northford, 10 Feb. 1819, Hervey Smith,2 a shoemaker, born at North Haven, Conn., 30 May 1789, son of Oliver and Sarah 3795
  1 He first married, 3 Jan. 1787, at Northford, Hannah Howd, and had children:

    I. Lydia Smith, born at Northford, 10 Nov. 1789.
    II. Benjamin Smith, born at Northford, 9 Dec. 1792; married at Northford, 19 May 1824, Polly Tyler; and died at New Haven, Conn., 13 Ap. 1865.
    He married (3d), 16 Dec. 1844, Lydia Todd.

  2 Hervey Smith married (1st), 2 June 1812, Sally Smith, born 11 Dec. 1719, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Frost) Smith. She died, 28 Sept. 1818, at North Haven, Conn., and was there buried, on the old green. Their children were:

    I. Lydia Evelina Smith, born at North Haven, Conn., 11 July 1813.
    II. John Edwin Smith, born at North Haven, Conn., 12 Oct. 1815 ; married, at Newark Valley, N. Y., 12 Oct. 1849, Abigail Belcher, born at Newark Valley , 21 Jan. 1814, dau. of Jonathan and Betsey (Bement) Belcher. They live in Newark Valley, where he has been deacon of the Cong. Church since 20 March 1863. Their only son, George Belcher Smith, born 30 July 1852, died 10 Jan. 1865.
    III. Elmon Smith, born at North Haven, Conn., 5 Nov. 1817; married Sarah Waldo, and lives at Hornellsville, N. Y.

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