Family:Whitney, Caleb (1721-a1760)

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Caleb4 Whitney (William3, Joshua2, John1), son of William3 and Margaret (Mirick) Whitney,[1] was born 10 Sep 1721, Plainfield, CT,[2] and died unknown, possibly at Pottsville, PA.[3]

He "of Norwich" married 18 Oct 1743, Norwich, CT, Margaret Tracy "of Preston",[4] daughter of Jedediah and Margaret (Rix) Tracy.[5] She was born 27 Oct 1718, Preston, CT,[6] and died unknown, possibly at Pottsville, PA.[7]

"... res. Norwich and Middletown, Conn., and Pottsville, Pa."[8]

Children of Caleb4 and Margaret (Tracy) Whitney:

i. Lebbeus5 Whitney, b. 21 Aug 1745, Norwich, CT;[9] bapt. 25 Aug 1745, Norwich, CT,[10] m. Mary Ann Ham.
ii. William Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1747, Norwich, CT;[11] bapt. 20 Sep 1747, Norwich, CT;[12] m. Mary Fobes.
iii. Margaret Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1749/50, Norwich, CT;[13] m. David Knight, Jr.
iv. Jedediah Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1751, Norwich, CT.[14] "He was a goldsmith and killed in battle Aug, 25, 1778. In a small volume of the Children's Bible, pub. London, 1759, the property of Edith M. DELORNE, of Sumter, S, C., is the following: "Peggy WHITNEY, her Bible, given her by her grandfather, Caleb WHITNEY and grandmother; Margaret WHITNEY, July 29, 1783. This book we gave to our son Jedediah, who was slain in battle. Aug, 28, 1783, a goldsmith by trade, in the 25th year of his age." He d. 28 Aug 1778, Norwich, CT.[15]
v. Mary Whitney, b. 12 Oct 1753, Norwich, CT;[16] d. 13 May 1779, Norwich, CT.[17]
vi. John Mirick Whitney, b. 18 Jul 1758, Norwich, CT;[18] m.(1) Edith Griswold; m.(2) Bridget Seymour.
vii. James Rix Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1760, Middletown, CT;[19] m. Mary Holland.

Census

  • 1790: not found. It seems likely that he may have died before 1790.
  • 1800: not found.
  • 1810: not found.

References

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

2.^  "Caleb [Whitney], s. William & Margeret, b. 10 Sep 1721," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Plainfield, vol. 1, p. 27.

3.^  That he lived in Pottsville, Schuyler Co., PA, is from Pierce (note 8, below).

4.^  "Caleb [Whitney], of Norwich, m. Margarett TRACY, of Preston, 18 Oct 1743," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwich, vol. 2, p. 39.

5.^  Source_of_parentage.

6.^  Source_of_birth.

7.^  That she lived in Pottsville, Schuyler Co., PA, is from Pierce (note 8, below).

8.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 59.

9.^  "Labbeus [Whitney], s. Caleb & Margrett, b. 21 Aug 1745," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwich, vol. 2, p. 39.

10.^  "Lebbeus [Whitney], s. Caleb, bp. 25 Aug 1745," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Norwich First Congregational Church 2:123.

11.^  "William [Whitney], s. Caleb & Margaret, b. 8 Aug 1747," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwich, vol. 2, p. 39.

12.^  "William [Whitney], s. Caleb, bp. 20 Sep 1747," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Norwich First Congregational Church 2:127.

13.^  "Margret, d. Caleb & Margrett, b. 22 Feb 1749/50," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwich, vol. 2, p. 39.

14.^  Pierce, loc. cit.

15.^  Ibid.

16.^  Ibid.

17.^  Ibid.

18.^  Ibid.

19.^  Ibid.


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