Family:Whitney, Elijah (1710-b1741)

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Elijah4 Whitney (Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of Richard3 and Hannah (Darling) Whitney,[1] was born 16 Apr 1710, Norwalk, CT,[2] and died before 15 Dec 1741.[3]

He married, 6 Jul 1734, Norwalk, CT, Rebecca Seymour,[4] daughter of John and Sarah (Gregory) Seymour.[5] She was born say 1714,[6] and died 8 Sep 1775, Danbury, CT.[7] She married secondly, about 1742, John Bouton (s1704-b1757), son of Joseph and Mary (Gregory) Bouton.[8] She married thirdly, before 7 Nov 1755, Capt. Josiah Starr (c1695-1778), as his second wife.[9]

Phoenix says the following:[10]

They settled in Norwalk, where he died prior to 15 Dec. 1741, at which date his brother, Richard Whitney, of Stratfield, was appointed guardian to his daughter Hannah.

On 30 Nov 1752, Elijah Whitney and Samuel Whitney, of Norwalk, made choice of John Seymor of Norwalk to be their guardian.[11]

1756. Sept. 6. John Boughton, of Danbury, bequeathed his property to his wife, Rebecca, certain movables and use of lands, and the residue to his children, Rebecca, John and James, after a portion to Hannah, Elijah and Seth Whitney, children of his wife Rebecca by her first husband, and appointed his beloved wife Rebecca and his loving brother, Benjamin Boughton, his executors.[12]

Children of Elijah4 and Rebecca (Seymour) Whitney:

i. Hannah5 Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1735, Norwalk, CT;[13] m. 23 Nov 1753, Woodbury, CT, John Reynolds.[14]
ii. Elijah Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1736, Norwalk, CT;[15] m. Elizabeth Perry.
iii. Samuel Whitney, b. Norwalk, CT;[16]; m. Sarah -----.
iv. Seth Whitney. He was almost certainly the Seth Whitney of Danbury who d. bef. 3 Dec 1760. On that date Elijah Whitney [presumably his brother] was appointed administrator, and on 16 Dec 1760 the inventory was completed, amounting to £7 2s., and indicating that Seth Whitney was an unmarried man.[17]

Children of John and Rebecca (Seymour)(Whitney) Bouton:[18]

i. Rebecca Bouton, b. say 1746, m. Abial Phillips.
ii. John Bouton, b. say 1748. d. 1777.
iii. James Bouton, b. say 1750; m. Elizabeth -----.

Child of Josiah and Rebecca (Seymour)(Whitney)(Bouton) Starr:[19]

i. Levi Starr, b. 9 Apr 1759, Redding, CT; d. 5 Sep 1810, Redding, CT; m. 22 Dec 1779, Redding, CT, Mabel Reed.

References

1.^  Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 32.

2.^  "Elijah [Whitney], s. Richard [& Hannah], b. 16 Apr 1710," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:1.

3.^  Phoenix, loc. cit.

4.^  "Elijah [Whitney], m. Rebeckah Seymour, d. John, 6 Jul 1734," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:11.

5.^  Her father is named in her marriage record.

6.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

7.^  Ibid.

8.^  Ibid.

9.^  Ibid.

10.^  Phoenix, loc. cit.

11.^  Probate Records of Fairfield County, Connecticut (Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstraction by Spencer P. Mead, "Abstract of Probate Records of Fairfield, County of Fairfield, and State of Connecticut" 1934).

12.^  James Boughton, Willis A. Boughton, Bouton--Boughton family: descendants of John Boution, a native of France, p. 606.

13.^  "Hannah [Whitney], d. Elijah [& Rebeckah], b. 2 Apr 1735," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:11.

14.^  "Hannah [Whitney], m. John REANOLDS, 23 Nov 1753," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Woodbury 1:1.

15.^  "Elijah [Whitney], s. Elijah [& Rebeckah], b. 13 Oct 1736," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:11.

16.^  Phoenix, op. cit., p. 84.

17.^  Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 245.

18.^  L.D.S. International Genealogical Index.

19.^  Ibid.


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