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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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Fifth Generation.
the Revolutionary War by a British armed vessel, and had his share of suffering in the Jersey prison-ship, being nearly naked on his release. He married at Branford, 14 Sept 1790, Sarah Rogers, born 13 July 1772, dau. of David Rogers, a soldier in the Revolution. She joined the church in Branford, under the ministry of Rev. Lynde Huntington, 6 Nov. 1796. They lived in Branford till late in life, and then went to live with their son, William Whitney, at Georgetown, D. C., where they died; he, 7 Jan. 1828; she, in 1831; and were buried in the old Presbyterian Cemetery. Attached to her family-record, in her handwriting, is the following prayer: "O, Father of mercy, have mercy on these Thy creatures, who will have no mercy on themselves: Thou hast told us so in Thy Word, and Thy unworthy hand-maid has found it to be a truth, and feels it and sees it to be true. I have no good thing that is in my flesh: Thou knowest I have nothing but what I received from Thee, that is good; and no one man knoweth but him that receiveth it. These aie my dear children, whom Thou hast trusted to my care. Thou knowest what has been my mind and chief desire, and so I expect to be judged."
300 VIII. Margaret Whitney, b. at Branford, Conn., where she was baptized, 3 July 1768; married at Branford, George Farrell, a ship-builder, who was born in Rhode Island. They settled in Guilford, Conn., where he died and was buried. She married (2d), 13 Dec. 1807, Sylvester Redfield, born at Killingworth, 13 May 1744, youngest child of Daniel and Elizabeth Redfield.1 They settled at Killingworth, now Clinton, Conn., and there died; he, 9 Sept. 1823, in his 80th year; she, date not given. They were buried in Clinton. 1172

Chil. of Daniel and Hester (Clason) Whitney. 45

301 I. Hannah Whitney, b. at Stamford, Conn., 2 Sept 1746; bap. at Stamford, 7 June 1747; married by Rev. Noah Wells, D.D., at Stamford, 30 Jan. 1769, to Jacob Wardwell, of Stamford, where he was born, 19 Aug. 1744, son of William and Margery Wardwell. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. 1177
302 II. Esther Whitney, bap. in Cong. Church at Stamford, 21 July 1751; married; at Stamford, Samuel Ask, and lived in the City of New York. They died without children.
  1 See Redfield Genealogy, pp.15 and 29. Daniel Redfield, born 22 Sept. 1707, was son of Theophilus and Priscilla (Grinnell) Redfield; and g. son of James and Elizabeth (How) Redfield, and of Daniel and Lydia Grinnell, of Saybrook; and g. g. son of William Redfield, or Redfin (who was in the Mass. Colony as early as 1639, and in New London, Conn., in 1653), and his wife Rebecca. Elizabeth How was dau. of Jeremy How, of New Haven, Conn., who was son of Edward How, one of the first settlers of Lynn, Mass.
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