Family:Whitney, Cornelius (1753-1829)

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Cornelius6 Whitney (William5, William4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of William5 and Arcoucher (Dutcher) Whitney, was born 31 Dec 1753, Salisbury, CT,[1] and died 16 Nov 1829, Canaan, CT.

He married 9 Apr 1778, Hannah Green. Some sources call her "Hetty" instead of "Hannah", but she was Hannah in her pension application and in the 1840 census. She was born about 1759 and died between 1840 and 1850. After his death she lived at Sheffield, MA.

"Cornelius, CT Line, Hannah, W14136, sol d 16 Nov 1829, wid appl 7 Mar 1837 at Sheffield in Berkshire Co MA aged 77, wid stated sol had d at Canaan in Litchfield Co CT, sol & wid had m 9 Apr 1778.[2]

He was in the Revolutionary war, and in 1809 sold land in Sheffield. He resided Canaan, CT, and Sheffield, MA.

Children of Cornelius6 and Hannah (Green) Whitney (probably incomplete, order uncertain):

i. Eunice Whitney, b. say 1779, Canaan, CT.
ii. Hannah Whitney, b. ca. 1781, Canaan, CT; d. 7 May 1820, Canaan, CT.
iii. William Whitney, b. say 1790, Canaan, CT. It is probable that he was identical to William Whitney, b. say 1790, m. Rebecca Sparks.
iv. Ruluff Dutcher7 Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1794; m. Bathsheba Fuller.
v. Abigail Whitney, b. 1796, CT; d. 2 May 1868, Batavia, NY; m. ca. 1802, James Post.
vi. Everett Whitney, b. 1800; m. and resided East Pembroke, NY, leaving son, Alphonso, who resided in Salisbury, CT.


What relationship E. Everett of Sheffield, MA, in 1840, had to widow Hannah Whitney, living in his household, is unknown.



  • Children listed in Pension Application see

1.^  "Cornelius [Whitney], s. William & Arconche, b. 31 Dec 1753," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Salisbury 1:195.

2.^  Virgil D. White, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Vol. III (Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1992).

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