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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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Fourth Generation.
Orange Co., N.Y., in dividing the estate "which our Honrd. father Benjamin Burt Decd, Died Seized of." He sold his land at "Blacksmith Ridge Bridge," 11 Jan. 1760, and soon moved to Warwick, Orange County, N.Y. Eager's History of Orange County, pp. 422-425, gives an account of Daniel Burt, and (after showing that he settled in Warwick in 1746, sold out and went back to Conn., and then returned to Warwick in 1760) says: "When Daniel Burt returned to the county in 1760, Daniel Whitney came with him, married his sister, and located." We have seen that the marriage was nearly nineteen years earlier.

Daniel Whitney finally, at what time is not known, moved to Romulus, Seneca Co., N.Y., and there died in 1808, 1809, or 1810 (as variously reported), "aged over 80 years." He was really about 90 years old. His home was in the south-east corner of the town of Romulus, near Whitney's Landing, probably with his grandson, John Whitney.

28 VII. Richard Whitney, b. at Ridgefield, Conn., 29 March 1722; a farmer; married, 18 Dec. 1745, at Ridgefield, Esther Clark. They settled at Ridgebury, Conn., where he died, 18 Nov 1772, "aged about 50 years," according to the church record, while the town record says, 18 Nov 1773. She was married (2d), 1 Jan. 1777, at Ridgebury, by Rev. Samuel Camp, pastor of the Congregational Church, to Daniel Whitlock, of Wilton, in Norwalk, Conn. She died -- Ap. 1810, in Westmoreland, New York. 181
29 VIII. James Whitney, b. at Ridgefield, Conn., 6 Dec. 1725; married Lydia -----, of whose parentage nothing has been found, though a tradition among her descendants asserts that she was of Indian blood, and, as usual, fails to indicate any proof. She was appointed, 5 Sept. 1757, to administer his estate; and his children were living at Ridgefield, 20 March 1771. Before 6 May 1783, she had married (2d) Benjamin Kellogg, and had settled in "South East Precinct, in Dutchess" Co., N.Y. They were again living in Ridgefield, 8 Ap. 1793, since which, no record of them has been found. 191

Chil. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Whitney) Keeler. 6

30 I. Rachel Keeler, b. at Norwalk, Conn., 4 Oct. 1706, though the record is at Ridgefield; married about 1726, David Osborn, a farmer, son of Richard and Sarah Osborn, of Ridgefield. He was born -- Nov. 1700, probably at East Chester, N.Y., though the record was made at Ridgefield, after the family moved there in 1713. The record of marriage does not appear, but the marriage is proved by a deed given by her father, 9 May 1738, "for and in Consideration of that Love and Goodwill which I have and do bear unto my son-in-law, David Osburn, of said Ridgefield." 195
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