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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.
Church, Derby, Conn., 20 June 1790; was a seaman, and, it is said, commanded a vessel when he was 17 years old, and made the run to Lisbon in 21 days. During the war of 1812, he went to Wilmington, N. C., bought a vessel, and ran for Archangel, where he took in a valuable cargo and sailed for home; but was captured and taken into London, England, where his vessel was condemned. While in the North sea, on this voyage, his legs and extremities were badly frozen, which caused his death soon after reaching London. He was buried in St. Michael's Church, Cornhill, London. A good portrait of him, painted in Amsterdam, is in possession of his sister, Mrs. Eunice Clark, of Oxford, Conn. He never married, and was but 25 years of age at the time of his death.
1575 V. Giles Marlborough1 Whitney, b. in Derby, Conn., in 1792; bap. in the Episcopal Church, Derby, name not recorded, 6 June 1795; a merchant in New York City; married, 1 Oct. 1817, in New York City, by the Rev. John Schureman, D.D., of the Dutch Reformed Church, New York, to Cornelia Anne Heyer, dau. of Isaac and Jane (Suydam) Heyer, of New York, and g. dau. of Hendrick and Phoebe (Skidmore) Suydam.2 She was born in New York, 1 May 1797; died at Newburgh, N. Y., 9 Ap. 1866, after a widowhood of more than forty years; and was buried in the Marble Cemetery, in Second Street, New York. He formed a partnership with Daniel Strang, when only 19 years old, and continued in business with him, at 16 South St., N. Y., under the name of Strang and Whitney, from 1811 to 1814. Soon after the latter date, he united with his uncle, Archibald Whitney, to form the firm of A. & G. Whitney, which appears in the City Directory from 1816 to 1824, and was only dissolved by his death. He dwelt at 63 Pearl St. in 1822 and 1823, at 24 Beaver St. in 1824, and, in 1825, at 24 Walker St., where he died, in Sept. of that year, without children.
1576 VI. Eunice Whitney, b. at Derby, Conn., 5 Ap. 1794; bap. in the Episcopal Church at Derby, 6 June 1795; married, 4 June 1818, at Huntington, Conn., by Rev. Mr. Raynor, Episcopal, to Zina Chatfleld,3 manufacturer, son of Levi and Sarah (Bradley) Chatfield, of New Milford, Conn., where he was born in May 1790. They dwelt in Huntington, opposite Derby Narrows, till 1821; and then settled at Oyster Bay, L. I., where he died, 31 March 1825, of consumption. She married (2d), 21 June 1840, at Huntington, David Marcus Clark, who was born at Oxford, Conn., 19 Aug. 1794, son of Abel and Patty (Wooster) Clark. They settled at Oxford, and were living there in July 1873. 5196
  1 By some of the family this name is written Mardenbrough.
  2 See chart opposite page 120, for some account of the Suydams and Skidmores.
  3 His first wife, Betsey Chatfield, died at Huntington, Conn., 9 Oct. 1817.
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