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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.
butcher, and painter; married Dorcas Austin, dau. of Samuel Austin. His last residence was at Horseheads, N. Y., and he died there.
1251 XI. Ethiel Whitney, b. in Newtown, Conn., 6 May 1796, his name on the town-record being Eathel, while the most common form given by his family is Eathiel; a blacksmith and farmer; went, at eighteen years of age, to live in Southbury, Conn.; thence, in 1819, to Hector, N. Y., where he married, 29 March 1823, Elizabeth Leonard, who was born in "Charlotte," probably a former local name for some part of Davenport, N. Y., 23 Dec. 1803, dau. of Benjamin and Effie (Berget) Leonard. They lived in Covert, N. Y., in 1824; moved across the lake to Genoa, early in 1825; thence, in 1826, to Danby, N. Y.; and, in 1832, to Spencer, N. Y., where they lived till 1837. They then moved to Cannon, Mich., which was their home till 1865, when, having become nearly blind and quite deaf, he gave up business, and lived with his son, Zerah Whitney, in Plainfield, Mich., where they were living in Oct 1873. He served in the war of 1812. 4130
1252 XII. Abel Whitney, b. in Newtown, Conn., 23 Sept. 1797; a blacksmith; married, 1 Oct 1821, at her father's house in Bridgewater, Conn., by Rev. Abner Brundage, pastor of the Congregational Church in Brookfield, Conn., to Elvira Tryphosa Beecher, who was born in Bridgewater, 28 March 1802, dau. of Raphael and Hannah (Ruggles) Beecher. They lived in Newtown (where he was an assessor, in 1847) till 7 May 1849, and then moved to Wakeman, Ohio, where they were living in Sept 1875. 4136

Chil. of Samuel and Huldah (Stilson) Whitney. 316

1253 I. John Whitney, b. in Newtown, Conn., 29 July 1784.
1254 II. Annie Whitney, b. in Newtown, Conn., 3 Nov. 1785.
1255 III. Thomas Judson Whitney, b. in Newtown, Conn., 4 Oct 1787.
1256 IV. Oliver Whitney, b. in Newtown, Conn., 22 Ap. 1789; died in Newtown, of dropsy, 6 Dec. 1828; and was unmarried, for the inventory of his property, presented to the Court of Probate, in Newtown, 22 Dec. 1828, shows no indications that he had a family. James Foot, Jr., was the administrator, 8 Dec. 1828.
1257 V. Henry Whitney, b. in Newtown, Conn., 14 Feb. 1793; married about 1814, Betsey Hard, of Newtown; died about 1819, probably in, or near, Newtown. 4145
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