Family:Whitney, Ira (1783-1821)
Ira6 Whitney (Hezekiah5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Hezekiah5 and Sarah (Taylor) Whitney, was born 3 Sep 1783, Norwalk, CT, and died 26 May 1821, Colchester, VT, of quick consumption, and was buried in Colchester, VT.
He married, 9 Mar 1802, [possibly Cambridge], VT, Judith Flood, daughter of Francis and Abigail (Rood) Flood. She was born 1 Jul 1780, Fletcher, VT, and died 27 Aug 1854, Saint Albans, VT.
Phoenix says the following:
- . . . a sawyer and cooper; moved, with his father, to Wolcott, Vt., and probably left there soon after he was twenty-one years old; as he was of Hyde Park, Vt., 13 Sept. 1806, when he sold that portion of his father's land in Wolcott, which had fallen to him. He sold his lot of land, and a log-house, in Hyde Park, 8 Feb. 1808, for twenty-five dollars; after which he went to Cambridge, Vt., thence to Essex, Vt., and at last to Colchester, Vt., where he died of quick consumption, 26 May 1821; and was buried in Colchester. He was in the service, as a volunteer, for a short time in the war of 1812. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Church. He married Judith Flood, who was born 1 July 1780, dau. of Francis and Abigail (Rood) Flood, of Fletcher, Vt. After the death of her husband, she moved to Fairfield, Vt., settling in a little log-house; and by her industry in spinning, weaving, and teaching school, she succeeded in keeping together, and bringing up, her family of seven children, all who were living out of eleven. When her youngest child was old enough to provide for herself, she gave up housekeeping, and went to live among her children. In 1853 she was living at Buskirk's Bridge, Washington Co., N.Y., with her daughter, Julia (Whitney) Wilcox; and in the Autumn of that year, went to Rutland, Vt., with her daughter, Elvira (Whitney) Walbridge; and the first of Aug. 1854, started for Fairfield, Vt, to visit her friends; stopped to see her sister at St. Albans, Vt., where she became ill, and died 27 Aug. 1854, and was buried at St. Albans. She was a member of the church from the age of twenty years, and bore the reputation of "a good mother, a kind neighbor, and a devoted Christian."
Children of Ira6 and Judith (Flood) Whitney:
i. Jesse7 Whitney, d. in infancy. ii. Horace Clement Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1806, Hyde Park, VT; m.(1) Persis Reynolds; m.(2) Louisa Story; m.(3) Philura Austin. iii. Laura Whitney, d. aged 2 or 3 years. iv. George Huyler Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1809, Essex, VT; m. Ursula Hawkins. v. Eliza Whitney, b. 23 Apr 1811; m. Reuben Dighton Bowers. vi. Lorenzo Dow Whitney, b. 8 Feb 1813, Colchester, VT; m.(1) Melinda Reynolds; m.(2) Mahaia Dike. vii. Elvira Whitney, b. 5 Feb 1815, Essex, VT; m. 23 Feb 1848, Ludlow, VT, John William Wallace. viii. Polly Whitney, b. 30 Jan 1817, Colchester, VT; m. Daniel Bently Mitchell. ix. Clarissa Whitney, b. Colchester, VT; d. in infancy. x. Julia Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1820, Colchester, VT; m. 20 Oct 1847, Bakersfield, VT, Larking Horton Wilcox.
- 1800: not found.
- 1810, Cambridge, Franklin Co., VT: Ira Whitney, 1 male 26-45, 2 males under 10, 1 female 26-45.
- 1820, Colchester, Chittenden Co., VT: Ira Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 26-44, and 3 females 0-9; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades.
- 1830: not found.
- 1840: not found.
- 1850, Ludlow, Windsor Co., VT:
44 44 John W. Wallace 27 M - Laborer England Alvira " 28 F - Vt. Ellen W. " 1 F - " Judith Whitney 70 F - N.H.
- All data imported from 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), p. 127 and pp. 356-357.