Family:Whitney, Josiah (c1764-1794)
He married, 1784, Derby, CT, Hannah Riggs, daughter of Capt. Joseph and Rachel (Chatfield) Riggs. She was born 6 Mar 1767, Derby, CT, and died 11 Jan 1815, Woodbridge CT. She married secondly, date and place unknown, Philo Northrop.
Phoenix says the following:
- Josiah Whitney, b. at Derby, Conn., about 1764; a master-mariner; married in 1784, at Derby, Hannah Riggs, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Rachel (Chatfield) Riggs, of Derby, where she was born 6 March 1767. He dwelt in Derby, and was a member of the Congregational Church in that place. He was commander of a vessel in the South American trade, and was cast away in 1794. He died in Demerara, in August of that year, in consequence of his suffering and exposure in the shipwreck. His widow joined the Congregational Church, Derby, 13 Nov. 1808. She married (2d) Philo Northrop, and lived in Woodbridge, Conn., where she died at an advanced age, date not reported. She had, by her second husband, two children, Deborah Ann Northrop, and George Northrop.
Children of Josiah5 and Hannah (Riggs) Whitney:
i. Hannah6 Whitney, b. 20 Jun 1785, Derby, CT; m. Abram Remer. ii. Maria Whitney, b. 14 Mar 1787, Derby, CT; m. George Finley. iii. Josiah Clark Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1789, Derby, CT; m. Esther Eunice Mosier. iv. Martha Whitney, b. 26 Mar 1792, Derby, CT; m. Jonathan Stone. v. Stephen Merit Whitney, b. 17 Feb 1794, Derby, CT; m.(1) Charlotte Lewis; m.(2) Ann Eliza (Weber) Flintham.
- 1790, Derby, New Haven Co., CT: Josiah Whitney, 1 male over 16, 1 male 0-15, and 3 females.
- All data imported from 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), pp. 117-118 and pp. 339-341.