Family:Whitney, Sarah (1757-a1793)

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Sarah5 Whitney (Solomon4, David3, Joshua2, John1), daughter of Solomon4 and Sarah (Roberts) Whitney, was born 18 Jan 1757, Canaan, CT,[1] and died after 1793.

She married firstly, 16 May 1776, Pomfret, CT, Rufus Pierce,[2] son of Benjamin and Naomi (Richards) Pierce. He was born 7 Sep 1753, Canterbury, CT, and died 10 Aug 1784, Pomfret, CT.

She married secondly, 30 Dec 1790, Brooklyn, CT, Benjamin Herrick, son of Rufus and Sarah (Phillips) Herrick. He was born 8 Jun 1729, Salem, MA, and died 13 Apr 1804. He had married firstly, 11 Sep 1766, Brooklyn, CT, Amy Church, daughter of John and Amy (Winter) Church, born 23 Sep 1740, Killingly, CT, and died 9 Jun 1790, Brooklyn, CT.

Children of Rufus and Sarah5 (Whitney) Pierce:

i. Septimus Pierce, b. 31 Mar 1777, Pomfret, CT; no further record.
ii. Deborah Pierce, b. 2 Jun 1779, Pomfret, CT; no further record.
iii. Naomy Pierce, b. 13 Jun 1781, Pomfret, CT; d. 28 Feb 1826, Ellington, CT; m. 6 Apr 1802, Brooklyn, CT, Thomas Goodale.
iv. Sarah Pierce, b. 10 Jul 1783, Pomfret, CT; no further record.

Children of Benjamin and Amy (Church) Herrick:

i. Litey Herrick, b. 27 Mar 1768, Pomfret, CT; m. 5 Jan 1792, Brooklyn, CT, Joab Fassett.
ii. Molly Herrick, b. 4 May 1769, Pomfret, CT; m. 4 Jul 1793, Brooklyn, CT, Daniel Searles.
iii. Lucretia Herrick, b. 11 Feb 1771, Pomfret, CT; no further record.
iv. James Phillips Herrick, b. 5 Nov 1774, Brooklyn, CT; m. 23 Dec 1804, Brooklyn, CT, Eunice Park.
v. Timothy Herrick, b. 21 Oct 1776, Brooklyn, CT; m. 19 Sep 1805, Brooklyn, CT, Rebe Wheeler.
vi. Benjamin Herrick, b. 11 Sep 1779, Brooklyn, CT; d. 10 Dec 1779, Brooklyn, CT, aged 93 days.

Children of Benjamin and Sarah5 (Whitney)(Pierce) Herrick:

vii. Amy Church Herrick, b. 2 Jan 1793, Brooklyn, CT; m. ca. 1810, Ellington, CT, Josiah Kimball.


1.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Solomon & Sarah, b. 18 Jan 1757," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan LR2:237.

2.^  "Sarah [Whitney], m. Rufus PEIRCE, 16 May 1776," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 2:74.

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