Family:Whitney, Ezekiel (c1750-b1850)

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Ezekiel5 Whitney (James4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of James4 and Lydia (-----) Whitney, was born about 1750, Ridgefield, CT, and died before 1850, but date unknown, Catskill, NY, aged 98 years 6 months, 12 days.

He married, date and place unknown, Patience Bailey, of Danbury, CT, parentage unknown. She was born about 1764, and died 2 Sep 1832, Saugerties, NY, aged 68 years.

Phoenix says the following:

Ezekiel Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn.; a shoemaker; had a share in the distribution of his father's estate, 20 June 1763; was living at Ridgefield 17 Sept. 1778 (when he bought his brother Thomas Whitney's share of his father's land), and 6 May 1783, when he quitclaimed certain land to proprietors of Ridgefield. The records also show that he was living in Dutchess Co., N.Y., 15 Ap. 1793. Next, we learn from his descendants that he married Patience Bailey, of Danbury, Conn., and after living for some years at, or near, Danbury, moved into Dutchess Co., N.Y.; and finally to Saugerties, Ulster Co., N.Y., where she died, 2 Sept. 1832, aged 68 years, and was buried in Saugerties Cemetery. He afterward went to live with his son, David Whitney, on the "Kauters Kill," in Catskill, N. Y., about five miles west of Catskill Village, where he died, aged 98 years, 6 months, and 12 days, and was buried on his son's farm, in a private cemetery. His family-record was destroyed many years ago, in the burning of the light-house at Saugerties Creek, of which he was the keeper.
He served in the Revolutionary War, and enjoyed a pension for his service. He was probably born about 1755; but none of the family have been able to give the date of his birth or death. The census of 1840 reported him as living with his son, David Whitney, in Catskill, at the age of ninety years, which appears to be too large.

One Ezekiel Whitney, probably this one, witnessed the will of Christian Tobias, of Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess Co., NY, on 10 Nov 1774.[1]

Children of Ezekiel5 and Patience (Bailey) Whitney:

i. Charlotte6 Whitney, b. say 1780, m. Samuel Brewer.
ii. Susan Whitney, b. say 1782, m. Gideon Layman, of Catskill, NY.
iii. James Whitney, b. say 1785; m. Sarah Trumpbour.
iv. David Whitney, b. say 1787; m. Hannah Lehman/Layman.
v. Lydia Whitney, b. say 1790; m. Daniel Miner.
vi. Elnathan T. Whitney, b. say 1792; m. Mary A. -----.
vii. Sally Whitney, b. say 1795; m. Jacob Spees, of Catskill, NY.
viii. Dorcas Whitney, b. 1802; m. Abram E. Schoonover.
ix. Thomas Whitney, b. say 1804, Catskill, NY; m. Malvina Minerva Harvey.
x. Henry Wolsey Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1806; m.(1) Ann Eliza Schoonmaker; m.(2) Maria Phillips.
xi. John William Whitney, nothing further known.
xii. Patience Whitney, nothing further known.



1.^  Abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York (Volume VIII. 1771-1776), p. 349.

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