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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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Whitney Family.
(Brockett) Smith. After living in North Haven, Conn., till Nov. 1836, they settled in Newark Valley (New Connecticut District), N. Y., where they joined the Cong. Church, 17 June 1837, and he was elected deacon, 1 March 1839, serving till his death, 10 Dec. 1862, aged 73 years and 6 months. He had been deacon in North Haven from 1824 to 1828. She died at Newark Valley, 4 March 1865, aged 81 years and 3 months. Her pastor said of her: "A mother in Israel, full of years, with a life filled with the fruits of piety, has gone to her rest and her reward." They were buried in the New Connecticut Rural Cemetery.
1147 V. John Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 3 Nov. 1785; bap. at Branford, 11 Dec. 1785; married, by Rev. Matthew Noyes, at Northford, Conn., 1 Oct 1806, to his cousin, Statira Farrell, of Guilford, born at Branford, 13 Ap. 1789, dau. of George and Margaret (Whitney) Farrell. He lived in New York City, and from 1828, for many years, dealt in ladies' shoes, at the corner of Broadway and Park Place, where the Broadway Bank now stands. He had previously lived in New Haven, Conn., and in Albany, Utica, and Geneva, N. Y. He died at Brooklyn, N. Y., 15 Dec. 1857, aged 72 years, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. She resided, in 1868, at 27 College Street, New Haven; and, in Nov. 1874, at 189 President Street (Carroll Park), Brooklyn, N. Y., with her grand-daughter. She died of paralysis, 5 July 1875, and was buried, 8 July 1875, in Greenwood Cemetery, from the residence of her son, Samuel Whitney, at 294 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 3798

1148 VI. Statira Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn.; bap. there, 10 Ap. 1791; married at Branford, 11 June 1817, Augustus Foote, born at Branford about 1793, son of Jacob and Sally (Bunnell) Foote.1 They lived in Durham, Wallingford, Northford, Branford, and Fair Haven, Conn. 3806
1149 VII. Samuel Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 28 Ap. 1793; a clergyman; joined the church at Northford, Conn., 27 March 1812; was dismissed, about 1817, to the church in Yale College, where he studied for two years; married, 3 Oct. 1819, at Pittsfield, Mass., Mercy Partridge, dau. of William and Jemima (Bidwell) Partridge, of Pittsfield, where she was born 14 Aug. 1795. The A. B. C. F. M. having accepted his offer of service as a missionary to the Sandwich Islands, they embarked at Boston, Mass., 23 Oct 1819, in the brig Thaddeus, and arrived at Kailua, Hawaii, 4 Ap. 1820. He was licensed by the Hawaiian Association, 28 Feb. 1823, and ordained by the same, at Kailua, 30 Nov. 1825. They settled at Waimea, Kauai, where she was yet living in 1868. He died, 15 Dec. 1845, after 25 years of devoted service, at Lahainaluna, in the Island of Maui, and was buried there. The following account of the life, labors, and death of this excellent man, written by W. P. Alexander, appeared in 3814
1 See Foote Genealogy, pp. 227 and 258.
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