Family:Whitney, Selleck (1779-1850)

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Selleck6 Whitney (Daniel5, Daniel4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of Daniel4 and Hannah (Selleck) Whitney, was born 28 Jun 1779, Stamford, CT,[1] and died 26 Mar 1850, New York, NY, aged 70 years, and was buried at Albany, NY.

He married firstly, 26 Jan 1805, Stamford, CT, Betsey Knapp,[2] daughter of James and Mary (Hubbell) Knapp. She was born 16 May 1784, Stamford, CT, and died 14 Feb 1820, Albany, NY, and was buried in the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church.

He married secondly, 19 Aug 1827, Albany, NY, Hannah Standish Churchill, daughter of Reuben and Hannah (Sampson) Churchill. She was born say 1790, and died 18 Dec 1846, Albany, NY, and was buried there.

Phoenix says the following:

Selleck Whitney, b. at Stamford, Conn., 28 June 1779, by the town-record, while the family bible says, 28 June 1780; a master-mariner; married at Stamford, 26 Jan. 1805, according to the town-record, while the family bible says, 26 Jan. 1806, by Rev. Daniel Smith, Congregational, to Betsey Knapp, of Stamford, who was born 16 May 1784, dau. of James and Mary (Hubbell) Knapp. They settled at Albany, N. Y., where she died 14 Feb. 1820, and was buried in the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church. He was married (2d), 19 Aug. 1827, at Albany, by Rev. John Alburtis, to Hannah Southwick [corrected to Standish] Churchill, who died, 18 Dec. 1846, at Albany, and was buried there. He died at New York City, 26 March 1850, aged 70 years, and was buried at Albany. The Albany Directory, for 1813, styles him "skipper", of 46 Division Street. Among the vessels which he owned and commanded, were the "Golden Hunter" and the "La Fayette," which last he built in 1826, intending to launch her in the presence of her namesake.

Children of Selleck6 and Betsey (Knapp) Whitney:

i. Mary Elizabeth7 Whitney, b. 14 Nov 1806, Stamford, CT;[3] m. William Alvord.
ii. James Knapp Whitney, b. 15 May 1810, Albany, NY; d. 19 May 1811, Albany, NY.
iii. Catharine Ann Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1812, Albany, NY; m. James Wilson Green.
iv. Sophia Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1814, Albany, NY; m. James Connelly.
v. Emma Whitney, b. 30 Jan 1817, Albany, NY; m. Hamilton Washington Robinson.
vi. Thomas Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1819, Albany, NY; d. 25 Dec 1819, Albany, NY.

Children of Selleck6 and Hannah Standish (Churchill) Whitney:

vii. William Alvord7 Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1828, Albany, NY; d. 17 Oct 1831, Albany, NY.
viii. Julia Alvord Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1832, Albany, NY; m.(1) David Woodworth; m.(2) Robert Maxwell Fry, her cousin.
ix. Francis Bartlett Whitney, b. 23 Nov 1835, Albany, NY; d. 15 Jul 1836, Albany, NY.

Notes

Hannah Standish Churchill was a descendant of Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke in this line:

  1. Francis Cooke, m. Hester Mahieu
  2. Jacob Cooke, m. Elizabeth Lettice
  3. Sarah Cooke, m. Robert Bartlett [see below]
  4. Hannah Bartlett, m. Eleazer Churchill
  5. Jonathan Churchill, m. Hannah Foster
  6. Reuben Churchill, m. Hannah Sampson [see below]
  7. Hannah Standish Churchill, m. Selleck Whitney

She was also a descendant of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren in this line:

  1. Richard Warren, m. Elizabeth Walker
  2. Mary Warren, m. Robert Bartlett
  3. Joseph Bartlett, m. Hannah Pope
  4. Robert Bartlett, m. Sarah Cooke [see above]

She may have been a descendant of Mayflower passengers Henry Sampson, Myles Standish, and John Alden in these lines:

  1. Henry Sampson, m. Ann Plummer
  2. Caleb Sampson, m. Mercy Standish [see below]
  3. David Sampson, m. Mary Chaffin
  4. Ebenezer Sampson, m. Hannah Harlow
  5. John Sampson, m. Hannah Sherman
  6. Hannah Sampson, m. Reuben Churchill [see above]


  1. Myles Standish, m. Rose -----
  2. Alexander Standish, m. Sarah Alden [see below]
  3. Mercy Standish, m. Caleb Sampson [see above]


  1. John Alden, m. Priscilla Mullins
  2. Sarah Alden, m. Alexander Standish [see above]

Census

References

1.^  "Selleck [Whitney], s. Daniel & Hannah, b. 28 Jun 1779," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:16.

2.^  "Selleck [Whitney], m. Betsey KNAP[P], 26 Jan 1805, by Rev. Daniel SMITH," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:98.

3.^  "Mary Elizabeth [Whitney], d. [Selleck & Betsey], b. 14 Nov 1806," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:98.


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