Family:Whitney, Rufus (s1751-1801)

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Rufus5 Whitney ([prob.] Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), probably son of Joshua4 and [?Joanna?] (-----) Whitney, was born say 1751, and died Dec 1800, Granville, NY.

He married, before 1794, Sarah Graves, daughter of William and Mary (-----) Graves, and granddaughter of Lebbeus and Amity5 (Whitney) Graves. She was born 27 Aug 1771, and died 30 Jul 1825, Granville, NY.

He resided Granville, NY.

Children of Rufus5 and Sarah (Graves) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. Rufus6 Whitney, b. 3 Nov 1793, Granville, NY; m. Emeline Zerviah Clark.
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1796, Granville, NY; apparently d. young.
iii. William Graves Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1800, Granville, NY; m. Lydia Marchant.


The 1820 census for Sarah shows several children born after 1800. Who they might be is problematical. It calls into question the identification of that census record with Rufus's widow.


  • 1790: not found.
  • 1800: not found.
  • 1810, widow Sarah not found.
  • (poss.) 1820, Granville, Washington Co., NY: Sarah Whitney, 2 males 0-9, 1 female over 45, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 0-9. This is widow Sarah.


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