Family:Whitney, Hezekiah Wells (1785-1850)

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Hezekiah Wells6 Whitney (Walter5, Samuel4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of Walter5 and Anah (Wells) Whitney, was born 3 Jan 1785, Fairfield, CT, and died 27 Oct 1850, Milwaukee, WI, in his 66th year. He was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.

He married firstly, 1805, Rebecca McWilliams. She died in Greenbush, NY, and was buried in Bethlehem, NY.

He married secondly, 1815, Chloe Williams of Schoharie, NY, daughter of David and Rebecca (-----) Williams. She was born 9 Oct 178-, CT, and died 9 May 1866, Milwaukee, WI.

Phoenix says the following:

"Hezekiah Wells Whitney, b. at Fairfield, Conn., 3 Jan. 1785; a farmer; married in 1805, Rebecca McWilliams, of Bethlehem, N. Y. They settled two miles below Albany, in Greenbush, N. Y., where she died. She was buried near her father, in Bethlehem. He married (2d), in 1815, Chloe Williams, of Schoharie, N. Y., born in Conn., 9 Oct. 178[-], dau. of David and Rebecca Williams. In 1828, he moved to Albany, and engaged in manufacturing curled hair, and dealing in pelts; and, about 1848, they moved to Milwaukee, Wis., and there died (he 27 Oct. 1850, in his 66th year; she, 9 May 1866), and were buried in Forest Home Cemetery."

Children of Hezekiah Wells6 and Rebecca (McWilliams) Whitney:

i. Walter7 Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1808; m. Phebe Ann Sweeney.
ii. James Whitney, b. 30 Jan 1811; d. Greenbush, NY, aged about 14 years.

Children of Hezekiah Wells6 and Chloe (Williams) Whitney:

iii. Rebecca Anna7 Whitney, b. 24 May 1816, Bethlehem, NY; m.(1) William Milton Northrop; m.(2) Lucien Vernon Zander.
iv. Jacob Whitney, b. in 1821; d. aged 18 months.
v. Anna Eliza Whitney, b. Apr 1827, Greenbush, NY; m. John Peabody Knight.
vi. Mary Whitney, b. 13 Mar 1823, Greenbush, NY; m. Jacob Van Vechten Platto.
vii. Julia Ann Whitney, b. 26 Dec 1825, Greenbush, NY; m. Edward A. Williams.
viii. William Henry Whitney, b. 8 Dec 1828, Greenbush, NY; m. Julia Elizabeth Perrin.

Census

293 271 Hezekiah W. Whitney 61 M - Curld. Hair Manufacty. Conn. Chloe do do 62 F - Mass. Lucien B. Lander 35 M - House Carpenter $500 N.Y. Rebecca A. Lander 31 F - do Eliza A. Northrop 15 " - do Mary S. do 13 " - do Attended school Henry W. do 12 M - do Attended school Louisa do 10 F - do Attended school William M. do 8 M - do Attended school Lucien V. Lander 3 " - Wis. Thos. do 7/12 " - do

358 369 Chloe Whitney 71 F - $400 R.I. Wm. H. " 27 M - Clk. in Furniture Store $400 $400 N.Y.

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