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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.
295 III. Sarah Whitney, b. at Northford, Branford, Conn., 10 Dec. 1757; bap. at Northford, 10 July 1758; married at Branford, 1 Jan. 1797, Eber Hotchkiss, of Guilford, Conn., and had no children.
296 IV. Joseph Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 9 Aug. 1759; bap. at Branford, 11 Nov. 1759; and was probably drowned when young.
297 V. Enos Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 10 Aug 1761; bap. at Branford, Conn., 16 Oct. 1763; a blacksmith; served for six months in the Revolutionary War; enjoyed a pension for his service, and delighted in keeping till the end of his life the old musket which he carried. He married in 1787, at Wallingford, Conn., Eunice Avery, born in Wallingford, 12 May 1760, dau. of Abner Avery. They settled in Northford Society, in Branford, where he had bought, 30 Aug. 1785, two acres of land, which he sold 31 May 1798. He bought two acres of land, 2 Jan. 1796, in Northford Society, in the south-east part of the town of Wallingford--which last he sold 17 Sept. 1818, calling himself of Gibson, Susquehanna Co., Penn., whither he had moved from Wallingford, in 1817, settling near Gelatt Hollow.1

She was baptized, and joined the Congregational Church in Northford, 25 Aug. 1799; and on removing to Gibson, took a letter of recommendation, and became one of the constituent members of the Congregational Church at Union Hill, in Gibson, which was formed 21 Nov. 1818, and adopted the Presbyterian form of government, in October 1833. He also became a member of the Presbyterian Church after they moved to Pennsylvania. She died at Gibson, 20 Oct. 1838, aged 78 years; and was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, in Gibson. In 1840, when nearly eighty years old, he returned to Connecticut, driving his team of three horses, with his Pennsylvania waggon, and made his farewell visit to his relatives and old friends. He married (2d), in 1843, at Mount Pleasant, Wayne Co., Penn., Mrs. Mary Hiscox, a widow, who, as "Widow Enos Whitney," was dismissed, 17 Jan. 1847, from the church in Gibson to that at Mount Pleasant, where she died a few years later. He died at Gibson, 8 Oct. 1846, and was buried there, 11 Oct. 1846, Rev. G. N. Todd, Presbyterian, preaching the funeral sermon.

298 VI. Deborah Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 30 June 1763; bap. at Branford, 16 Oct. 1763; married William Kirkum, and lived in Guilford, Conn. 1158
299 VII. Jared Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., 13 Sept. 1765; bap. at Branford, 10 Nov. 1765; a ship-carpenter and ship-builder; bought land in the "Dutch House Quarter," Branford, 3 Nov. 1792; was captured in 1162
1 See Blackman's History of Susquehanna County, Penn., p. 202.
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