Family:Whitney, James (1753-1841)

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James6 Whitney (Samuel5, Samuel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Samuel5 and Hannah (Judson) Whitney, was born 10 Aug 1753, Stratford, CT,[1] and died 21 May 1841, Newtown, CT.[2]

He married firstly, 13 Aug 1777, Newtown, Connecticut, Eunice Johnson,[3] daughter of Abraham and Miriam (Peet) Johnson. She was born Dec 1756, and died 17 Nov 1822, Newtown, CT.[4]

He married secondly, 22 Mar 1823 Newtown, CT, Rhoda (-----) Peet.[5] She was born about 1766, CT, and died 10 Nov 1851, Newtown, CT, aged 86 years.[6]

He served in the Revolutionary war; was a farmer and weaver. He resided Newtown, Connecticut.

Phoenix says the following:

"James Whitney, b. in Stratford, Conn., 10 Aug. 1753; a farmer, weaver and comber; went to Newtown, Conn., in 1771, and there married, 13 Aug. 1777, Eunice Johnson, who was born at Newtown in Dec. 1756, dau. of Abraham and Miriam (Peet) Johnson. He bought land in Newtown, 27 Oct 1774 and 27 Feb. 1775; and, 15 Feb. 1786, he and his wife Eunice bought land in Tinkerfield District, adjoining that which he already owned, from Shadrach Peck, of Fredericksborough, Dutchess Co., N.Y. They bought land, 31 March 1792, of Thomas Stilson, and sold him ten rods of land, with half a dwelling-house, in which he then lived in Newtown, 4 Ap. 1792, evidently to settle an estate in which the wife had an interest, but the record does not show whose. They sold an acre of land in Tinkerfield, 20 March 1798, to Jabez Peck; and another in the same district, 15 Feb. 1802, to Thomas Wheeler Peck, and still had land left. She died in Newtown, 17 Nov. 1822, aged 65 years and 11 months. His second wife was Mrs. Rhoda Peet. He died in Newtown, of old age, 21 May 1841, aged 88 years. They were buried in the Newtown Cemetery, in the Tinkerfield District, where their gravestones were standing in 1873. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. "

Children of James6 and Eunice (Johnson) Whitney:

i. Abraham Johnson7 Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1778, Newtown, CT;[7] m. Philena Adams.
ii. Hannah Judson Whitney, b. 20 Apr 1782, Newtown, CT;[8] d. Haverstraw, NY; m. Major Samuel Chard; was in war of 1812; resided Haverstraw, NY.
iii. Zerah Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1784, Newtown, CT;[9] m. Jane Demond.
iv. Ruth Ann Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1785, Newtown, CT.[10]
v. Jerusha Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1787, Newtown, CT;[11] d. 21 Sep 1829, Newtown, CT, aged 34 years;[12] resided Danby, NY; m. Henry Shenuck, a drover; and died at the house of her brother, Abraham Johnson Whitney, in Danby, N. Y., according to one account, while another story makes Ruth Ann marry John Shenucks, and Jerusha "a man in New York City."
vi. James Lewis Whitney, b. 29 May 1789, Newtown, CT;[13] m. Maria Cass.
vii. Sarah Whitney, b. 23 Aug 1790, Newtown, CT;[14] d. 13 Apr 1859, Huron, OH; m. 4 Aug 1810, Southbury, CT, Amason Washburn,[15] b. 21 May 1789, Newtown, CT, son of Zenas and Dinah Ann (Botsford) Washburn, of Hanover, CT; blacksmith and farmer. They settled in Newtown, and after the birth of two children, removed to Southbury, CT, and thence, in 1819, to Vermilion, OH, settling in the virgin forest and cutting out a home. There she died and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. He m.(2) 22 Oct 1860, in Huron, OH, Mary Ann (Rose) Hunter, widow of John Hunter. They were still living in Vermilion, in Sep 1874. He was twice in service in the war of 1812, at New Haven, and New London, CT. The Firelands Pioneer, Vol. I, p. 43, says that he "possessed a vigorous constitution, and by persevering industry and frugality, and the good luck of locating on an iron-bed, obtained a competence."
viii. Philo Whitney, b. 27 Apr 1792, Newtown, CT;[16] m.(1) Jerusha Wheeler; m.(2) Aurelia Wheeler.
ix. Ezra Whitney, b. 18 Sep 1793, Newtown, CT;[17] m. ----- -----.
x. Eli Whitney, b. 25 Feb 1795, Newtown, CT;[18] m. Dorcas Austin.
xi. Ethiel Whitney, b. 6 May 1796, Newtown, CT;[19] m. Elizabeth Leonard.
xii. Abel Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1797, Newtown, CT;[20] m. Elvira Tryphosa Beecher.

James6 and Rhoda (-----)(Peet) Whitney had no children.

Notes

Rhoda (-----) Peet may have been identical to Rhoda Morehouse, daughter of Stephen, Jr., and Sarah (Hawley) Morehouse, born 31 Oct 1766, New Milford, CT, who married, about 1788, Joseph Peet of Newtown, CT.

Census

569 642 Chauncey Noble 56 M - Farmer Conn. Sally " 50 F - $500 " Rhoda Whitney 84 " - "

References

1.^  "James [Whitney], s. Sam[ue]ll & Hannah, b. 10 Aug 1753," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stratford LR5:74.

2.^  "James [Whitney], d. 21 May 1841, ae 68," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 2:122.

3.^  "James [Whitney], m. Eunice JOHNSON, 13 Aug 1777," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

4.^  "Eunice [Whitney], Mrs., d. 17 Nov 1822," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 2:151.

5.^  "James [Whitney], m. Rhoda PEET, 22 Mar 1823, by Daniel BURHANS," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 3:6.

6.^  "James [Whitney], his w. [ ], d. 10 Nov 1851, ae 86," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 4:13.

7.^  "Abraham Johnson [Whitney], s. [James & Eunice], b. 28 Mar 1776," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

8.^  "Hannah Judson [Whitney], d. [James & Eunice], b. 30 Apr 1782," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

9.^  "Zerah [Whitney], s. [James & Eunice], b. 16 Jun 1784," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

10.^  "Ruth Ann [Whitney], d. [James & Eunice], b. 7 Nov 1785," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

11.^  "Jerusha [Whitney], d. [James & Eunice], b. 14 Apr 1787," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

12.^  "Jerusha [Whitney], d. 21 Sep 1829, ae 34," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 2:142.

13.^  "James Lewis [Whitney], s. James & Eunice, b. 23 May 1789," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

14.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. [James & Eunice], b. 23 Aug 1790, at Newtown [m. Amason WASHBURN,       ]," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52, Southbury 1:147.

15.^  "Sarah [Whitney], m. Amason WASHBURN, 4 Aug 1810," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Southbury 1:132.

16.^  "Philo [Whitney], s. [James & Eunice], b. 27 Apr 1792; d. 6 Apr 1830, ae 38," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52, 2:141.

17.^  "Ezra [Whitney], s. [James & Eunice], b. 18 Sep 1793," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

18.^  "Eli [Whitney], s. [James & Eunice], b. 25 Feb 1795," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

19.^  "Eathel [Whitney], d. [James & Eunice], b. 6 May 1796," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.

20.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. [James & Eunice], b. 23 Sep 1797," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Newtown 1:52.


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