Family:Whitney, Roswell (1807-1886)

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Roswell7 Whitney (Aaron Wilkes6, Ebenezer5, David4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Aaron Wilkes6 and Sarah (Bennett) Whitney, was born 24 Aug 1807, Wilton, CT, and died 1 Nov 1886, aged 79 years 2 months. He was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, CT.[1]

He married, 24 Oct 1838, Wilton, CT, Eliza Whitlock, daughter of Matthew and Sarah (Denton) Whitlock. She was born 18 Nov 1811, Wilton, CT, and died 16 Jun 1899, aged 88 years 6 months 29 days. She was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, CT.[2]

Phoenix says the following:

"... a farmer and fruit-grower .... They settled in Fairfield, Conn., and, in Ap. 1862, removed to a new settlement in Hammonton, N.J., whence they went, in 1866, to Old Bridge, N.J., and from there, in Ap. 1868, to Bridgeport, Conn. In Nov. 1869, they bought a place at Nichol's Farms, in Trumbull, Conn., where they were living in 1874."

Child of Roswell7 and Eliza (Whitlock) Whitney:

i. Mary E.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1840, NY; living 1850.
ii. Augustus Sherman Whitney, b. 8 Sep 1841, Fairfield, CT; d. 13 Jun 1864, Lincoln Hospital, Washington, DC; m. 10 Aug 1862, Hammonton, NJ, Polly Zidana Seeley, daughter of Banks and Sarah (-----) Seeley, b. NY; a farmer; settled at Hammonton, NJ, in 1861 .... He enlisted at Trenton, NJ, 2 Jan 1864, in Company E, 3d Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers; served in the Army of the Potomac, under General John Sedgwick; was wounded in the battle of The Wilderness; was taken to Washington, DC, where he died in Lincoln Hospital, 13 Jun 1864; and was buried in Washington. He had no children. She m.(2) ----- Hoppin, and settled at Hammonton, NJ.

Census

42 47 Roswell Whitney 43 M - Foundry & M Shop $3000 Conn. Eliza " 40 F - " Augusta S. " 8 F - " Attended school Mary E. " 9 F - N.Y. Attended school 43 48 Raymond " 45 M - " " " " $3000 Conn. Malinda " 44 F - " Charles L. " 12 M - " Attended school 44 49 Junius Foster 43 M - Pvt Car Agt Fuo Mass. Electa " 43 F - N.Y. 50 Sally Whitney 70 F - $1000 Conn.

74 77 Whitney, Roswel 62 M W None $2500 $3500 Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Eliza 59 F W Keeping house Conn.

Roswell WHITNEY 70 Self M M W CT Gardner CT CT Eliza WHITNEY 68 Wife F M W CT Keeping House CT CT

References

1.^  Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934, from Ancestry.com.

2.^  Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934, from Ancestry.com.


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