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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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Fifth Generation.
son of Andrew1 and Sarah (Crissey) Seymour. They settled in New Canaan, Conn., and, in 1803, moved to Walton, Delaware Co., N.Y., where they died; he, 23 Jan. 1834; she, 14 March 1835; and were buried in Walton.
129 IX. Deborah Whitney, b. at Norwalk, Conn., 20 July 1758; married in Norwalk, 26 Sept. 1781, Isaac Keeler, who was born 20 Ap. 1759. They settled in Norwalk, and there died; he, 20 March 1814; she, 5 Dec. 1838. 583
130 X. David Hyatt Whitney, b. at Norwalk, Conn., 25 Aug. 1761; a cooper, millwright, miller, and farmer; married in Norwalk, 12 May 1796, Nancy Raymond, born at Norwalk, 28 Aug. 1775 (Hall's Norwalk, p. 284, says 1776), dau. of Moses and Esther (Benedict) Raymond. They settled at Norwalk, and about 1805, moved to Walton, Delaware Co., N.Y., where he died, 7 Sept. 1834, and was buried. She died at the residence of her son, Thaddeus Seymour Whitney, in Taylor, Cortland Co., N.Y., 18 Feb. 1865, and was buried in Taylor. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, about one year. 590

Chil. of Abraham and Anne (Plumb) Whitney. 21

131 I. Samuel Whitney, b. at Norwalk, Conn., 28 Sept. 1752, though his family-record says 29 Sept. 1754; a merchant; married, 1 Dec 1782, Anne Guire, who was born 12 March 1764. The bond, given 1 Dec. 1782, for their marriage-license, calls him a store-keeper, gives the residence of both parties as Huntington, Suffolk Co., N.Y., and was signed by Benjamin Sammis, yeoman, of Hempstead, Queens Co., N.Y. The particulars of his former marriage have not been ascertained. He was a Loyalist, and, at the close of the American Revolution, established himself in business in St. John, N.B., where they died; she, 25 Feb. 1810; he, 5 Jan. 1815. They were buried in St. John. He was a member of the St. John Loyal Artillery in 1795.2 Mr. James Whitney, of Albany, N.Y., in a letter written in 1873, says: "My grandfather3 was too old, and my father, John, his youngest son, too young to take an active part in the Revolutionary War; so I come to uncle Samuel Whitney and his brother, Stephen Whitney. Stephen kept a store opposite the old homestead in Pudding Lane. Samuel, doubtful of the success of the Colonies, and tainted by the preaching of Dr. Lemmon,4 the Episcopal Clergyman (a great tory, who said that there 601
  1 He was born in May 1734; married in Jan. 1756, Sarah Crissey (b. Oct. 1736; d. 26 July 1804), and died in Dec. 1773, all in the Norwalk part of New Canaan Parish, Conn.
  2 See Sabine's Loyalists of the American Revolution, vol. II, p. 426.
  3 Abraham Whitney.
  4 Rev. Jeremiah Leaming.
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