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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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moved thence to Kinderhook, N.Y., where they both died, she having lived a widow for many years.
432 X. Samuel Whitney, twin, b., 4 March 1772, at Derby, Conn., where he died, 9 Ap. of the same year. In the town-record he is called Stephen ; but as tradition asserts positively that his name was Samuel, we have so written it.
433 XI. Nabby Whitney, b. at Derby, Conn., 4 Ap. 1774; bap. at Derby, 12 June 1774; married at Derby, 30 Nov. 1812, as his second wife, Capt. Amos Sherman, a master-mariner, sailing from New Haven, Conn., who died at Derby, in the Spring of 1834, and was buried on Great Hill. She then went to live at Oxford, Conn., and died there, 1 Oct 1862, "aged 87 years and six months," and was buried in the Episcopal Cemetery.



Chil. of Henry and Eunice (Clark) Whitney. 80

434 I. William Clark Whitney, b., about 1762, in Derby, Conn., where he was baptized, in the Congregational Church, 11 Ap. 1762; a master-mariner; married, at Derby, Mary Thompson, dau. of George1 and Esther (Shelton) Thompson of Huntington, Conn,, where he was born in June 1766. They settled in Derby, and there died; she, 7 Nov. 1807, aged 41 years; he, 25 Oct. 1838, in his 77th year, according to the Episcopal Church record, while his gravestone says 1839. They were buried in the old Episcopal Cemetery. He was wounded in the Revolutionary War, and enjoyed a pension for his services. Tradition says that he went in the West Indies, as mate of a vessel, before he was twenty-one years old, and, the captain dying on the voyage, disposed of the cargo and brought the vessel home, showing great prudence and skill under adverse circumstances. 1571
435 II. Josiah Whitney, b. at Derby, Conn., about 1764; a master-mariner; married in 1784, at Derby, Hannah Riggs, dau. of Capt. Joseph2 and Rachel (Chatfield) Riggs, of Derby, where she was born 6 March 1767. He dwelt in Derby, and was a member of the Congregational Church in 1581
  1 George Thompson came from Edinburgh, Scotland, and died when thirty-three years old, leaving six children.
  2 Joseph Riggs married, 20 Feb. 1739-40, at Derby, Mabel Johnson, dau. of Gideon and Abigail Johnson, of Derby, where she was born, 24 Aug. 1719. Their children, born in Derby, were

    I. Hannah Riggs, b. 21 Dec. 1740; m., 12 June 1755, at Derby, Noah French, of Derby.
    II. John Riggs, b. 10 Apr 1742.
    III. Joseph Riggs, b. 21 (another record says 20) July 1746. See text. His wife, Rachel Chatfield, died 11 May 1778. He was a Capt. in Rev. War.
    IV. Samuel Riggs, b. 21 Nov. 1750; died 21 Sept. 1766.
    V. Mabel Riggs, b. 5 May 1759.

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