Family:Whitney, Lois (1768-1856)

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Lois5 Whitney (Josiah4, David3, Joshua2, John1), daughter of Josiah4 and Lois (Breck) Whitney,[1] was born 9 Mar 1768, Pomfret, CT,[2] died 29 Oct 1856, Watertown, NY.

She married, 4 Nov 1787, Brooklyn, CT, Erastus Baker,[3] son of Samuel and Lydia (Smith) Baker. He was born 9 Dec 1764, Windham, CT, and died unknown.

Pierce says the following:[4]

LOIS [WHITNEY], b. Mar. 9, 1768; m. ----- BAKER. She d. at Watertown, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1856. She had a son Josiah B., whose son, Rev. Geo. B. was pastor of a Pres. ch. at Detroit, Mich., in 1874.

Children of Erastus and Lois5 (Whitney) Baker, possibly incomplete:

i. David Baker, b. 16 Aug 1788, Brooklyn, CT; m. 9 May 1819, Rebecca Gotham.
ii. George Baker, b. 15 Jul 1790, Brooklyn, CT; m. 11 Sep 1810, Kingston, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Esther Ann L. Curtis.
iii. Sophia Maria Baker, b. 23 Jan 1792, Brooklyn, CT; no further record.
iv. Betsey P. Baker, b. 30 Dec 1794, Watertown, NY; m. 15 Feb 1815, Johnson Hawley
v. Josiah Baker, b. say 1797, Watertown, NY; had son Rev. George Baker, was pastor of a Presbyterian church at Detroit, MI, in 1874.


  • Pomfret VRs
  • Brooklyn VRs
  • Windham VRs
  • L.D.S. International Genealogical Index

1.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

2.^  "Lois [Whitney], d. Rev. Josiah & Lois, b. 9 Mar 1768," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret, 2:85a.

3.^  "Erastus BAKER & Lois WHITNEY, [married] 4 Nov. 1787," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Brooklyn, 1:42.

4.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 61.

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