Family:Whitney, John Mirick (1758-b1819)
John Mirick5 Whitney (Caleb4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of Caleb4 and Margaret (Tracy) Whitney, was born 18 Jul 1758, Norwich, CT, and died before 1819, GA. He may be the John Whitney who died 28 Oct 1801, Norwich, CT.
He married firstly, before 1784, Edith -----.
He "of Georgia" married secondly, 28 May 1792, Westport, MA, Bridget Seymour.
He was also known as John Merrick Whitney. He went south to North Carolina and Georgia at an early age, because a son was born in NC in 1784, and he was "of Georgia" when he married in MA in 1792.
In Oct 1795, Elbert Co., GA, was recorded a grant of land by head right.
29 May 1797, John M. Whitney and Bridget, his wife, sold to Joseph Long, all of Elbert County, 50 acres adjoining Burch. Consideration: $20. Witness: M. Woods, J. P. Recorded in Book "D", Folio 66, May 29, 1797.
Children of John Mirick5 and Edith (-----) Whitney:
i. John Mireck6 Whitney, b. 19 Nov 1784, NC. ii. Andrew Griswold Whitney, b. 2 Oct 1786, NC; m. Ann Eliza Talman.
Children of John Mirick5 and Bridget (Seymour) Whitney, probably incomplete:
i. (poss.) Martha Whitney, b. say 1793; m. 16 Dec 1811, Elbert Co., GA, Henry Evans.
- 1800: not found. Georgia schedules lost.
- 1810: not found. Georgia schedules lost.
- The Genealogical Exchange, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul 1906), p. 30.
- Whitney, William L[ebbeus], Some of the Descendants of John and Elinor Whitney, Who Settle in Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635. (Pottsville, PA: M. E. Miller, Steam-Power Printer, 1890), No. 455.
1.^ "John M. [Whitney] [int. Mirick of GA] and Bridget Seymour, [married] May 28, 1792," according to Vital Records of Westport, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1918), page 249.
2.^ The official history of Elbert County, 1790-1935. Part II. Statistical section, p. 184, from Ancestry.com.
3.^ The official history of Elbert County, 1790-1935. Part II. Statistical section, p. 180, from Ancestry.com.
6.^ The official history of Elbert County, 1790-1935. Part II. Statistical section, p. 297, from Ancestry.com.