Family:Whitney, Matthias (1747-a1790)

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Matthias5 Whitney (Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Matthias4 and Alice (Robbins) Whitney,[1] was born 22 Feb 1746/7, Killingly, Connecticut,[2] and died perhaps after 1790.[3]

On 23 Nov 1770 Matthias Whitney, Jr., bought land in Killingly from Preston Colburn.[4] He may be the one enumerated in the 1790 Census of Killingly, Windham County, CT, with one male 16+, three males 0-15, and four females, possibly himself, a wife, and six children.[5]



1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

2.^  "Mattheas [Whitney], s. Mattheas & Alice, b. 22 Feb 1746/7," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Killingly, vol. 1, p. 33.

3.^  Probably he was enumerated in the 1790 Census.

4.^  Killingly Land Records, vol. 8, p. 174.

5.^  United States Census Bureau, Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States taken in the year 1790: Connecticut (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1908), p. 144/306.

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