Family:Whitney, Sophia (1774-1816)

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Sophia5 Whitney (Josiah4, David3, Joshua2, John1), daughter of Josiah4 and Lois (Breck) Whitney,[1] was born 28 Jul 1774, Pomfret, CT,[2] died 27 Jul 1816.

She married, 28 Nov 1799, Brooklyn, CT, Capt. Elisha Lord[3] as his second wife, son of Dr. Elisha and Athalia (Ripley) Lord. He was born 20 Dec 1759, Pomfret, CT, and died 10 Sep 1826, Pomfret, CT. He had married firstly, 6 Dec 1792, Brooklyn, CT, Lucy Danielson, daughter of William and Sarah (Williams) Danielson, born 11 Oct 1764, Killingly, CT, and died 22 Apr 1796, Brooklyn, CT.

Elisha Lord was a descendant of Gov. William Bradford, Mayflower passenger, in the following line:

Gov. William Bradford, m. Alice Carpenter
William Bradford, m. Alice Richards
Hannah Bradford, m. Joshua Ripley
David Ripley, m. Lydia Cary
Athalia Ripley, m. Elisha Lord
Elisha Lord, m.(2) Sophia5 Whitney

Children of Capt. Elisha and Lucy (Danielson) Lord:

i. William Danielson Lord, b. 20 Apr 1796, Brooklyn, CT; d. 6 Jul 1801, Brooklyn, CT.

Children of Capt. Elisha and Sophia5 (Whitney) Lord, probably incomplete:

ii. Lucy Lord, b. 12 Oct 1800, Brooklyn, CT; d. 4 Nov 1800, Brooklyn, CT.
iii. Elisha Lord, b. ca. 1805, Brooklyn, CT; m.(1) 4 May 1829, Pomfret, CT, Dolly Sumner Dresser; m.(2) 14 Sep 1846, Pomfret, CT, Arethusa Janes.
iv. Robert Lord, b. ca. 1807, Brooklyn, CT; no further record.


  • Pomfret VRs
  • Brooklyn VRs
  • Killingly VRs
  • L.D.S. International Genealogical Index

1.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

2.^  "Sophia [Whitney], d. Rev. Josiah & Lois, b. 29 Jul 1774," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 2:85a.

3.^  "Sophia [Whitney], m. Elisha LORD, 28 Nov 1799," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Brooklyn 1:70. Also, "Capt. Elishan LORD & Sophia WHITNEY, [married] 28 Nov. 1799," according to Bailey, Frederick W., ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Brookllyn, 1:44.

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