Family:Whitney, Lewis Le Grand (1811-1876)
Lewis Le Grand7 Whitney (Lewis Smith6, Timothy5, David4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Lewis Smith6 and Sally (Hall) Whitney, was born 24 Oct 1811, Norwalk, CT, and died 28 Jun 1876, Stamford, CT.
He married, 6 Jan 1839, Stamford, CT, Rebecca (Webb) Knapp, daughter of Ebenezer and Phebe (Todd) Webb. She was born 11 Feb 1803, Stamford, CT, and died 21 Feb 1868. She was buried in Northfield Cemetery, Stamford, CT, near her first husband. She had married firstly William Knapp of Fairfield, CT.
Phoenix says the following:
- "When twenty-one years old, he began to prepare for the ministry, but his health failed before he had finished his sophomore year at college, in 1837; after which he taught school for several years, and, since 1848, was mostly engaged as a bookkeeper and cashier--four years in New York City, and the rest of the time in Stamford, Conn. While at Middletown, Conn., 5 Nov. 1873, he was stricken with paralysis, which rendered him entirely helpless. He returned to his home in Stamford, where he fell senseless from his chair, while reading the Bible, 28 June 1876, and died three hours later. He was a most worthy and excellent man, of rare integrity and sense of honor, and has left a precious memory. He was greatly interested in the progress of this work, and generously placed at the disposal of the author a partial record of the descendants of his great-grandparents, David and Elizabeth (Hyatt) Whitney, which as begun by his father and greatly enlarged by himself."
Children of Lewis Le Grand7 and Rebecca (Webb) Whitney:
i. Sarah Hall8 Whitney, b. 8 Oct 1839, Stamford, CT; resided with her father at Stamford, during his life, and was living there in Jan 1877, unmarried. ii. Wells Rossiter Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1841, Norwalk, CT; m. Mary Louise Teller.
- 1840, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT: Legrand Whitney, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 5-9, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 10-14, and 1 female 0-4; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT:
293 329 Harriet T. Webb 50 F - $2000 Ct. Priscilla Lockwood 58 " - " Lewis L. G. Whitney 35 M - Book Keeper $2000 " Rebecca " 48 F - " Elizabeth C. Knopp 21 " - " Sarah H. Whitney 10 " - " Attended school Wells R. " 8 M - " Attended school
851 1018 Lewis L. G. Whitney 48 M - Book Keeper Connecticut Rebecca 56 F - $2500 $200 Do Sarah H. 20 F - Do Wells R. 18 M - Clerk Do 1019 Hannah J. Webb 62 F - $1800 $60 Do Mary A. Dyas 23 F - Dress Maker Alabama 1020 Priscilla Lockwood 68 F - Tailoress Connecticut Ann M. 31 F - Do Do
904 1009 Whitner, L. L. G. 58 M W Book Keeper $8000 $500 Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah H. 30 F W Keeping House Connecticut 1010 Calhoon, Mary A. 51 F W Keeping House $1500 Connecticut -----, Jennie A. 22 F W Connecticut
- 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), p. 394 and p. 1020.
2.^ "Lewis L. G. [Whitney], of Norwalk, m. Rebecca KNAPP, d. Ebenezer WEBB, Jr., of Stamford, 6 Jan 1839, by Rev. Daniel SMITH," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:285.