Family:Whitney, Thankful (1714-a1757)

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Thankful4 Whitney (Joseph3, John2, Henry1), daughter of Joseph3 and Hannah (Hoyt) Whitney,[1] was born 1 Mar 1713/4, Norwalk, CT,[2] and died after 1757, New Canaan, CT.

She married, about 1732, Ebenezer Benedict, son of Thomas and Millison (Hyatt) Benedict. He was baptized 8 Oct 1708, Norwalk, CT, and died unknown.

Phoenix says the following:

Thankful Whitney, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 1 March 1713-14; married Ebenezer Benedict, son of Capt. Thomas and Millison (Hyatt) Benedict, g. son of John and Phoebe (Gregory) Benedict and of Thomas and Mary (Sension) Hyatt, and g. g. son of Thomas and Mary (Bridgum) Benedict and of John and Sarah Gregory. They settled in the parish of New Canaan, Conn., where they were admitted to the church, Oct. 1733. ---See Benedict Genealogy, p. 54.

Children of Ebenezer and Hannah4 (Whitney) Benedict:

i. Phebe Benedict, bapt. 21 Oct 1733, New Canaan, CT; no further record.
ii. Samuel Benedict, bapt. 28 Apr 1734, New Canaan, CT; m.(1) 8 Sep 1763, Dinah Hoyt, dau. of Benajah and Dinah Hoyt, of New Canaan, where she was baptized 1 Aug 1736. She was living so late as 1765. He m.(2) 6 Nov 1771, Mary Roscoe.
iii. Ebenezer Benedict, bapt. 8 Oct 1738, New Canaan, CT; m. Mary Gray.
iv. Hannah Benedict, bapt. 10 Dec 1740, New Canaan, CT; no further record.
v. Esther Benedict, bapt. 26 Dec 1742, New Canaan, CT; no further record.
vi. Anna Benedict, bapt. 3 Apr 1745, New Canaan, CT; no further record.
vii. Levi Benedict, bapt. 18 Oct 1748, New Canaan, CT; no further record.
viii. Isaac Benedict, bapt. 29 Jul 1750, New Canaan, CT; m. 18 Aug 1794, Polly Carter.--see Benedict Genealogy, p. 55.
ix. Deborah Benedict, bapt. 26 aug 1753, New Canaan, CT; no further record.
x. Martha Benedict, bapt. 12 Jun 1757, New Canaan, CT; no further record.


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

2.^  "Thankfull [Whitney], d. Joseph, b. 1 Mar 1713/4," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk LR4:2.

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