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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.
Cemetery at Stratford, to the care and preservation of which their son, Edward Jackson, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has largely contributed.

He enlisted, in the Spring of 1778, in the company of Capt. Yates, of Stratford, Conn., which was part of the regiment of Col. Roger Enos. In the spring of 1779, he enlisted for nine months, under Capt. David Olmstead, of Ridgefield, in the regiment commanded by Col. Bezaleel Beebe, of Litchfield, Conn. Again, in Feb. or March 1782, he enlisted under Capt. Joseph Walker and Lieut. Thaddeus Keeler, in the regiment commanded by Col. Samuel B. Webb and Lt. Col. Ebenezer Huntington, and served till the close of the war.

155 V. Hephzibah Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., about 1763; married in 1779, at Ridgefield, Nicholas Wilson, a paper-manufacturer, who was born at Hempstead Harbor, N.Y., in 1759, son of Nicholas and Betsey Wilson. They settled at Hempstead Harbor, where he owned a paper-mill. She died at Hempstead Harbor, in Feb. 1795 or 6, and was buried in the Harbor Hill Cemetery. He moved to "Nine Partners," Dutchess Co., N.Y., where he died in March 1812. He was buried in a Friends' cemetery, perhaps that in Washington, N.Y. His family-record was accidentally lost or destroyed several years ago. 646
156 VI. Phebe Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 16 Oct. 1766; married, 20 Jan. 1788, at Ridgefield, Daniel Smith, eldest son of Daniel and Mary (Smith) Smith. See his record.
157 VII. Henry Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., in 1769; a farmer; married in 1794, at Ridgefield, Ruth St. John, dau. of David and Mary
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(Smith) St. John, of Ridgefield, where she was born 11 May 1769. They dwelt, for a few years, at Ridgefield; were living, 1 Dec. 1800, at Reading, Conn.; and moved thence to Fairfield, Vt., in the early part of 1802, starting on sleds, and, for want of snow, finishing the journey on horseback, with six small children. They moved to Rome, N.Y., in Feb. 1816, and from there, after one year, to Sidney, N.Y., where they died; he, 31 Oct. 1841; she, 23 Aug. 1851. They were buried in Sidney.

Chil. of John and Hephzibah (Olmstead) Whitney. 25

158 I. John Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 21 Ap. 1747; a farmer; married, 3 Feb. 1768, at South Salem, Westchester Co., N.Y., by Rev. Solomon Mead, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at South Salem, to Rebecca Morehouse. He was baptized, and she renewed the covenant, 665
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