Family:Whitney, Elizabeth (1769-1867)

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Elizabeth5 Whitney (Richard4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), daughter of Richard4 and Esther (Clark) Whitney, was born 24 Mar 1769, Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, CT, and died 12 Dec 1867, Danbury, CT, aged 98 years 8 months 18 days. She was buried in North Salem Cemetery, North Salem, NY.

She married Timothy Hunt, son of Gilbert and Hannah (Gorham) Hunt, of North Salem, NY. He was born 5 Nov 1771, North Salem, NY, and died 13 Jan 1835, Ridgefield, CT, in his 64th year. He was buried in North Salem Cemetery, North Salem, NY.

He was a mason and farmer. In 1799 they settled in Ridgefield. An obituary, signed J. H. F., says: "She retained her faculties to the last, and in her last hour bore testimony to the value of our comforting form of faith. She had been a Universalist more than fifty years, and was a member of the lamented Hillyer's parish during his entire pastorate in North Salem, NY. She trusted in her Redeemer with childlike simplicity, and in her life bore testimony to the salutary influence of our religion. The funeral was attended in the Universalist church in North Salem, where the tearful eyes and mournful faces of the people revealed the affectionate regard in which the aged saint was held."

Children of Timothy and Elizabeth5 (Whitney) Hunt:

i. Sally Hunt, b. 20 Nov 1794, North Salem, NY; m. 12 Mar 1821, Ridgebury, in Ridgefield, CT, Jonah Foster, b. 5 Dec 1793, Ridgefield, CT, d. 26 Aug 1840, Ridgefield, CT, bur. Titicus Cemetery, Ridgefield, CT, son of Jonah and Hannah (Benedict) Foster, of Ridgefield, a clothier. They settled in Ridgefield. She moved to Danbury, CT, about 1858, and was living there in Jan 1874.
ii. Betsey Hunt, b. 27 Dec 1796, North Salem, NY; m. 6 May 1817, Ridgefield, CT, Lewis June, b. 17 Feb 1791, North Salem, NY, d. 20 Sep 1870, Ridgefield, CT, son of Zabud and Mary Bell (Baxter) June, of North Salem, a farmer. She was living there in Feb 1874.
iii. Henry Hunt, b. 5 Nov 1798, North Salem, NY; a farmer; m.(1) 12 Dec 1823, North Salem, NY, Abby Titus, b. 31 Jul 1798, North Salem, NY, d. 12 Jun 1853, Ridgefield, CT, bur. North Salem Cemetery, North Salem, NY, dau. of John and Susan (Brown) Titus, of North Salem. He m.(2) 31 Oct 1866, Brooklyn, NY, Ellen Lee, b. 24 Oct 1817, New York City, NY, dau. of John and Anne (McCoy) Lee. They were living at Ridgefield, in Mar 1875.
iv. Laura Hunt, b. 18 Jun 1803, Ridgefield, CT; d. 8 Aug 1805; bur. North Salem Cemetery, North Salem, NY.
v. Eliza Ann Hunt, b. 21 Oct 1806, Ridgefield, CT; d. 23 Jan 1853, Bedford, NY; m. 30 Dec 1829, Ridgefield, CT, Selah Bates, b. 19 Jul 1804, Bedford, NY, d. 26 Aug 1873, Sand Creek, NE, bur. Sand Creek, NE, son of Elisha and Rachel Bates, of Bedford, NY, merchant, insurance agent, and farmer. They dwelt at Seneca Falls, NY, until after 1841; and then moved to Bedford, NY. He left Bedford, in 1857, for McGregor, IA, and from there, in 1867, moved to Sand Creek, NE. He took the census of Saunders Co., NE, in 1870.
vi. Lewis Clark Hunt, b. 7 May 1808, Ridgefield, CT; m.(1) 25 Jun 1832, North Salem, NY, Maria Cable, b. 1812, North Salem, NY, d. 21 Sep 1838, Ridgefield, CT, aged 26 years, bur. North Salem Cemetery, North Salem, NY, dau. of William and Hannah (Rundle) Cable, of North Salem; a farmer, formerly a mason. They settled in Ridgefield. He m.(2) 1 Mar 1846, Ridgefield, CT, Lucretia Ann Hoyt, b. 6 Aug 1821, South Salem, NY, dau. of Halstead and Lucretia (Scott) Hoyt, of Ridgefield; and in March 1875, still resided, with his wife, in Ridgefield.
vii. Henry Whitney Hunt, b.

809 VII. Henry Whitney Hunt, b. 8 May 1811, Ridgefield, CT; m. 12 May 1833, North Salem, NY, Julia Ann Smith, b. 24 Mar 1813, North Salem, NY, dau. of Levi and Ann (Dibble) Smith, of North Salem; a farmer. They settled in Ridgefield, and were living there in Feb. 1874.


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