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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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Sixth Generation.
3 Aug. 1800, son of Charles Merrill1 and Hannah White,2 his wife. They settled in New York City, and were living at 556 Grand Street, in 1867.
594 V. Harriet Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 28 Jan. 1804; married, 11 Oct 1849, in New York City, William Van Deusen, who was born in 1792. He died without children. She was living in Toledo, Ohio, in 1868.
595 VI. Elizabeth Hyatt Whitney, b. in Walton, N. Y., 1 Jan. 1806; married, 16 Feb. 1832, in Torrington, Conn., by Rev. William Ripley Gould, who had been dismissed from the pastorate of the Congregational Church in Torrington, 12 Feb. 1816, to Marvin Barber, a farmer, of Torrington, who was born there, 6 Aug. 1796, son of Abijah and Mary (Loomis3) Barber. His first wife was her sister, Rebecca Whitney. He joined the Congregational Church in Torrington, 5 Jan. 1817, and was elected one of its deacons in 1822, serving till his death, 6 July 1840. He was buried in Torrington. She was married (2d), 9 Nov. 1847, at Morris, Litchfield Co., Conn., by Rev. David L. Parmelee, Congregational, to Augustus Grant, a farmer, who was born in Torrington, 29 Jan. 1797, son of Ira and Susanna (Munsell) Grant.4 They settled in Torrington, and in 1866, moved to Canterbury, in Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y., and from there, in April, 1868, to New Brunswick, N.J., where they were living in 1874. 2059
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596 VII. Thaddeus Seymour Whitney, b. in Walton, N. Y., 14 Feb. 1808; a blacksmith and, later, a farmer; married, 20 Dec. 1832, in Solon, 2061
  1 Charles Merrill lived in Hartford, Conn., where he died 3 Jan. 1805. His first wife (name not known) died 5 Nov. 1778. He married (2d), 19 Nov. 1780, in Hartford, Hannah White, who was born 22 Feb. 1760, and died 4 Nov. 1843, in her 84th year. Her ancestry is shown in the pedigree opposite. His children were:

  I. Christina Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 3 July 1777; m. John Root, a lawyer; and died in Buffalo, without children.
  II. Sarah Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 14 Jul 1778; d. 8 Nov. 1778.
  III. Jared Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 6 Nov. 1781; was washed overboard and drowned, in a gale at sea, in the Autumn of 1805.
  IV. Manning Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 18 Aug. 1783; a seaman; died of yellow-fever, at St. Bartholomew's, 2 Jan. 1810.
  V. Betsey Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 23 Jan. 1786; m. Paul Jennings, of Southampton, L. I., and died 4 March 1852; buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery., L. I.
  VI. Oliver Merrill; b. in Hartford, Conn., 1 June 1788; died in the City Hospital, New York, 20 July 1826. He was a soldier in the war of 1812.
  VII. Emily Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 3 Oct 1790; lived at 157 W. Forty-fifth Street, New York, in 1867; unmarried.
  VIII. Frederick Bull Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 13 Sept 1792;. a soldier in the war of 1812; m. in 1816, Sophia Ransom, the first white child born in Buffalo, N.Y. (See Ketchum's History of Buffalo, N. Y., II., 136.) He was an early clerk of Niagara Co., N. Y., and died in Rockville, Ill., in May 1866.
  IX. Mary Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 7 Ap. 1795; m., durrng the war of 1812, ----- Harris, of Buffalo, N. Y., by whom she had four children. She m. (2d), ----- Eeves, by whom she had one child. She was living in Buffalo, in 1867.
  X. Sarah Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 31 July 1798; lived at 157 W. Forth-fifth Street, New York, in 1867.
  XI. Charles Merrill, b. in Hartford, Conn., 3 Aug. 1800; m. Nancy Whitney, as shown above.

  2 For pedigree, see opposite.
  3 See Loomis Genealogy, p. 54.
  4 For pedigree, see page 153.
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