Family:Whitney, Anne (1748-?)
Anne5 Whitney (Daniel4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), daughter of Daniel4 and Thankful (Burt) Whitney, was born 23 May 1748, Ridgefield, CT, and died Elmira, NY.
She married firstly, Gamaliel Truesdell. He was born about 1741, New Castle, Westchester Co., NY, and died about 1780, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
She married secondly, 1783, Thomas Burrows. He was born Coventry, England, and died after 1793.
She and Gamaliel dwelt, for a short time, at Warwick, NY. They then settled at Wyoming, PA, and were living there at the time of the battle of Wyoming, 3 July 1778, when they fled to Warwick. He afterward returned to Wilkes-Barre, to look after his property, took the measles, and died there. She supported herself and children at Warwick by teaching, till the end of the Revolutionary War
Thomas Burrows was born in Coventry, England, and, when about twenty-one years old, came to America. He served in several campaigns, during nearly seven years, in the Revolutionary War, and at its close had reached the rank of Captain. Tradition makes him a member of "John Livingston's regiment," which we cannot find, and severely wounds him "at the taking of Ticonderoga," when nobody was hurt. Another tradition calls him a sea-captain.
After marriage, they settled in New York City, and the Directory notes him, spelling his name Burras till 1798, as boatman, Wine St. Bowery, 1794; shiprigger, same place, 1795; rigger, Bedlow St., 1798, 1799 and 1800; and seaman, Pump St., 1803; though tradition makes him a partner with Solomon Townsend, ironmonger, and says that he died of yellow fever about 1799 to 1801. She then returned, with her children, to Warwick, and, after some years, moved, with her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth (Truesdell) Carpenter, to Elmira, N.Y., and there died. While in New York, they attended St. Paul's Church.
Children of Gamaliel amd Anne5 (Whitney) Truesdell:
i. John Truesdell, b. 21 Aug 1774, Warwick, NY, according to a record in his own writing, while others say 26 Aug 1773; a farmer; m. July 1796, Warwick, NY, Esther Bennett, b. 25 Sep 1773, Warwick, NY, dau. of William and Deborah (Titus) Bennett, of Warwick. They dwelt at Warwick till May 1814, then removed to Elmira, NY, and settled in the present town of Horseheads, NY. He died at Big Flats, NY, 26 Aug 1849, aged 76 years and 5 days, and she died 29 Dec 1853, according to their gravestones at Horseheads, and a record in possession of their granddau., Mrs. Kirkhuff, of Fentonville, MI, while their son, Josiah Bennett Truesdell, of Big Flats, gives the date of his death as 7 Apr 1848, and hers as 27 Dec 1854. ii. Sarah Truesdell, b. at, or near, Wilkes-Barre, PA; d. 21 Oct 1840, Horseheads, NY, aged 64 years 8 months 9 days; m.(1) ----- Harrison; m. (2) Benjamin Westlake, as his second wife, d. 15 Sep 1835, aged 79 years 5 months; a clergyman of the Methodist Church. They settled at Horseheads, NY, and were buried in the Westlake Cemetery. He served in the Revolutionary War. iii. Elizabeth Truesdell, b. 12 Nov 1779, Warwick, NY; d. 28 Sep 1851, Horseheads, NY, aged 71 years 10 months 16 days; m. 14 July 1797, Bellevale, NY, Townsend Carpenter, b. 14 Jul 1776, New York, NY, d. 22 Dec 1854, Horseheads, NY, aged 78 years 5 months 8 days,son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Townsend) Carpenter; a wheelwright and farmer. They dwelt in Cornwall, NY, till 1816, and then settled between Elmira and Horseheads, NY, in the present town of Horseheads. He was a member of the Society of Friends. iv. Melicent Truesdell, b. ca. 1778, Warwick, NY, after the death of her father; m. ----- Smith, and lived in CT. One of her daughters married a man named Reichester, and lived near New York City.
Children of Thomas and Anne5 (Whitney) Burrows:
i. Thomas Burrows, b. 2 Sep 1788, Pearl Street, New York, NY; d. 5 Mar 1842, Horheheads, NY; m. 12 Mar 1812, Warwick, NY, Harriet Westlake, d. 24 Apr 1823, Horsehead, NY, bur. Westlake Family Cemetery, dau. of Benjamin and ----- (Dusenbury) Westlake, of Warwick; m.(2) 17 Mar 1824, Horseheads, NY, Eliza Westlake, d. 26 Mor 1830, Horseheads, NY, bur. beside her sister, dau. of Benjamin and ----- (Dusenbury) Westlake; m.(3) 16 Aug 1830, Bradford Co., PA, Hannah Crandall. Hannah m. Aden J. Pratt, of Campbelltown, NY, and d. 5 Feb 1869, Campbelltown, NY. ii. Ann Burrows, b. Pearl Street, New York, NY; d. in infancy. iii. Daniel Burrows, b. 17 May 1793, Pearl Street, New York, NY; m. Orange Co., NY, Christian Taylor; res. Horseheads, NY, till 1823, when they moved to Michigan. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Oakland, Mich., and was living at Oakley, MI, in May 1875, at which time she was dead.
- Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), pp. 62-63, and p. 181.
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