Family:Whitney, James (s1753-a1800)

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James5 Whitney (John4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of John4 and Thankful (Benedict) Whitney, was born say 1753, and died after 1800.

He married ----- -----.

He lived at, or near, Johnstown, NY. Mrs. Anna (Whitney) Snow, of Henderson, N. Y., remembers that he visited his brother Samuel, at Kirkland, NY, and that two of his children also visited there; but she does not know the names of his wife or any of his children.[1]

Children of James5 and ----- (-----) Whitney (from census reconstruction, perhaps some are not theirs):

i. (son)6 Whitney, b. 1774-1790.
ii. (son) Whitney, b. 1774-1790.
iii. (son) Whitney, b. 1790-1800.
iv. (son) Whitney, b. 1790-1800.
v. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1790-1800.
vi. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1790-1800.


  • 1790, Ballstown, Albany Co., NY: James Whitney, 1 male over 16, 2 males 0-15, and 1 female.
  • 1800, Charlton, Saratoga Co., NY: James Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 10-15, and 2 females 0-9. The male 26-44 may be his brother Ezra.
  • 1810: not found.
  • 1820: not found.
  • 1830: not found.


  • Census records.

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. 60.

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