Family:Whitney, Josiah (1764-1792)

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Josiah5 Whitney (Josiah4, Josiah3, [prob.] Benjamin2, John1), son of Josiah4 and Mehitable (Fuller) Whitney, was born 16 Nov 1764, Willington, CT,[1] and died 29 Oct 1792, Granville, MA.[2]

Josiah married, 26 Nov 1783, East Windsor, CT, Mary Loomis, daughter of Solomon and Mary (Dart) Loomis. She was born 26 Jan 1765, Bolton, CT, and died 14 Jan 1850 or 1859, Rootstown, OH. She married secondly, Nov 1797, Solomon Payne.

Pierce says the following:[3]

In 1781, when seventeen years of age, he was in the Revolutionary army, in a Belchertown company. After his death she m. Nov., 1797, with Solomon PAYNE and moved to Rootstown, Ohio, where she d. of smallpox Jan. 14, 1850.

Children of Josiah5 and Mary (Loomis) Whitney:

i. Sarah6 Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1785, Willington, CT; d. 21 Aug 1846, Rootstown, OH; m. 26 Sep 1805, CT, Beeman Chapman, b. 13 Mar 1786, Bolton, CT, d. 15 Jun 1864, Rootstown, OH.
ii. Mary Whitney, b. 2 Oct 1787, Willington, CT; bapt. 23 Jun 1791, Granville, MA;[4] d. 1885; m. 22 Dec 1806, Rootstown, OH, Nathan Chapman, b. 5 Jul 1783, Bolton, CT, d. 1879.
iii. Indiana Whitney, b. 21 Aug 1789, Willington, CT; bapt. 23 Jun 1791, Granville, MA;[5] d. after 1834; m. 20 Mar 1811, MA, Calvin Allen, b. 12 Jan 1785, East Windsor, CT, d. 12 Mar 1834, Silver Lake, PA. She was also known as Irdana Whitney.
iv. Josiah Whitney, b. 1 May 1791, East Granville, MA; bapt. 23 Jun 1791, Granville, MA;[6] m. Almira Ellsworth.

Notes

Since Mary (Loomis)(Whitney) Payne cannot be found in the 1850 census in Portage Co., OH, it seems likely that she died in 1850, rather than 1859.

Census

References

1.^  "Josiah [Whitney], s. Josiah, Jr. & Lydia, b. 16 Nov 1764, Willington A:85," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Willington A:85.

2.^ 

3.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 108.

4.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Joshia and w., bp. June 23, 1791. C.R.1," according to Vital Records of Granville, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1914}.

5.^  "Irdana, d. Joshia and w., bp. June 23, 1791. C.R.1," according to Granville Vital Records.

6.^  "Joshia, s. Joshia and w., bp. June 23, 1791. C.R.1," according to Granville Vital Records.


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