Family:Whitney, James (1751-a1790)
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He married, before 1785, place unknown, Abigail -----, parentage, birth, and death unknown. She married secondly, after 1790, ----- Ganung, of whom nothing further is known.
Phoenix says the following:
- James Whitney, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 28 May 1751. In the distribution of his father's estate, 20 June, 1763, he had a double portion, as the eldest son. He seems to have moved, with his mother, to the adjoining town of Southeast, N.Y., where he settled, with his wife Abigail -----, whose maiden name has not been reported. Tradition says that he died not many years after his marriage, leaving only one son, and that his widow married a second husband, named ----- Ganung, and had one daughter, Hannah Ganung, who married Benjamin Ruscoe, and had a son, Stephen Ruscoe, who married Phebe Ballard and was living at Danbury, Conn., in Feb. 1874.
Child of James4 and Abigail (-----) Whitney:
i. Joseph6 Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1785, Southeast, NY; m.(1) Hannah Roberson; m.(2) Polly Byington.
- 1790, Frederickstown, Dutchess Co., NY: James Whitney, 1 male over 16, 1 male 0-15, and 1 female.
- 1800: not found.
- 1810: not found.
- 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. 67 and pp. 197-198.