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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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Fifth Generation.
Sherman four shillings and six pence for fourteen rods of ground, which
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were laid out to him 13 Ap. 1785; and which he sold, 12 Nov. 1796, to Judson Peck, for four dollars. He owned a house in Newtown, "at a place called Tinkerfield, standing on, or near, Capt. Peter Nichols's land, and is bounded all round on sd. Peter Nichols's land", which he sold or mortgaged for £5, to Elijah Nichols, 3 Dec. 1793; received again by quitclaim, for $21.67, 1 July 1802, and sold the same day, to John Dawson, of Huntington, Conn. The births of his five children were recorded in Newtown, 19 Sept 1807, and his name appears no more till his death, 3 Jan. 1808.

Chil. of Samuel and Martha Whitney. 48

317 III. John Whitney, bap. in Stratford Episcopal Church, 16 March
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1767; a mariner; unmarried; went from home on a voyage and never returned; some of the family think he perished at sea, and others that he was captured, and died in Algiers. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
318 IV. Hannah Whitney, bap. in the Episcopal Church, in Stratford, 1 March 1769. Tradition says that she married ----- Wright, and settled in Huntington, Conn., whence they moved to Harwinton, Conn.; and that they had several children, among whom were Polly, who married ----- Castle, Sally, Nancy, Samuel, Isaac, the youngest, and at least one more; but no records have been discovered. Another tradition says that she married ----- Weakins, and lived on Long Hill, Conn. There was a Long Hill in Stratford.
319 V. Sarah Whitney, b. in Stratford, Conn., about 1771; bap. in the Episcopal Church in Stratford, 1 Aug. 1775, though the record gives not her name. Tradition says that she was the most beautiful girl in Newtown, Conn., and was engaged to be married; but died before the intended nuptials, of consumption, in Newtown or Huntington, Conn. Although the descendants of her brothers, James and Isaac Whitney, had lost all knowledge of each other, at the time of our inquiries, each branch had a distinct tradition of her name and history.
320 VI. Isaac Whitney, b. in Stratford, Conn., about the latter part of 1773; bap. in the Episcopal Church in Stratford, 1 Aug. 1775, though his name is not stated in the record; a tanner; went to Claverack, N.Y., to 1258
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