Family:Whitney, Tarball (1763-1850)

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Tarball5 Whitney (Solomon4, David3, Joshua2, John1), son of Solomon4 and Sarah (Roberts) Whitney, was born 30 Jun 1763, Canaan, CT,[1] and died 17 Aug 1850, Almond, NY.

He married, 15 Dec 1785, Huntington, PA, Mrs. Lois (Lawrence) Hopkins. She was born 7 Jun 1757, and died 30 Aug 1840. She had married firstly, James Hopkins.

Tarball Whitney was born in Canaan, Connecticut. Soon after the death of his father he moved to Poultney, Vermont, and was residing there in 1781, for his name is found on the tax list. Later he moved to Huntington, PA, and still later to Almond, NY, where he died. His wife was the widow of James Hopkins, who was killed by the Indians at the battle of Wyoming. She left the valley on foot, carrying her child with her in her arms, though soon to give birth to another. There is a tradition in the family that he was named after an Indian chief. This is incorrect, as Tarball had an uncle Tarbel and his great grandmother's maiden name was Tarbell. The name Tarball comes from an old family in Groton, MA, where Tarball's ancestor resided. He died 17 Aug 1850, resided Almond, NY; Poultney, VT, in 1781.

Children of Tarball5 and Lois (Lawrence)(Hopkins) Whitney:

i. Sarah6 Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1787; d. 4 Feb 1833; m. 1808, Joseph Karr; resided Almond, New York; son Joseph, resided Almond.
ii. Solomon Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1790; m. Sarah A. Haskins.
iii. Ami Whitney, b. 28 Jul 1793; m. Rachel Osgood.
iv. Rufus Whitney, b. 18 Dec 1796; m. Laura Maria Picket.
v. Tarball Whitney, b. 14 Mar 1800; d. 6 Sep 1803.
vi. Williams Whitney, b. 23 Apr 1802; m. Louisa Allen.


441 522 Rufus Whitney 53 M - Farmer $3000 Pa. Laura M. Whitney 31 F - N.Y. Albert R. Whitney 9 M - " Attended school Edwin H. Whitney 7 M - " Attended school Tarball Whitney 87 M - Con.


1.^  "Tarball [Whitney], s. Solomon & Sarah, b. 30 Jun 1763," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Canaan A:4.

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