Family:Whitney, Zadok (1769-1813)

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Zadok6 Whitney (Hezekiah5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Hezekiah5 and Sarah (Taylor) Whitney, was born 9 Feb 1769, Norwalk, CT, and died about Apr 1813, Modena, NY.

He married, about 1793, Polly Golden, parentage unknown. She was born about 1769, and died 22 Aug 1835, aged 66 years. She was buried in the McMillan Cemetery, Conesus, NY.[1] She married secondly, probably Esopus, NY, David Soper. He was born about 1751, and died 5 Sep 1841, aged 90 years. He was buried in the McMillan Cemetery, Conesus, NY.[2]

Phoenix says the following:

[He] settled in Wolcott, Vt, where his father, 16 Aug. 1792, for "parental goodwill and affection," conveyed to him the north part of his home-lot, with a house and barn thereon, being about fifty acres of land, "extending as far southerly as within two Rods of ye Bank on ye north side of ye River Lamoil." This land he sold, 20 Dec. 1796, for three hundred and forty dollars, to Thomas Taylor, of Wolcott. He was administrator or the estate of his father; and as such, 29 March 1804, then living in Elmore, Vt., he sold the dower-lands of the estate, with the mills and other buildings thereon, for three hundred and sixty dollars, to William Whitney, of Wolcott. Soon after this sale, he moved to Plattekill, N.Y., where he was living 22 Dec. 1808, at which date, for himself; and as agent for Jeremiah DeGraff, he sold a portion or his father's estate, which had been set out to them in the division. His home in Plattekill was about half a mile north of Modena village; and there he died about April, 1813, of bilious colic. It is said that he was buried about a quarter of a mile west of his house; but a careful examination of the old graveyard, 6 Nov. 1873, failed to disclose any inscription to his memory. He had sold his property with the design of returning to Vermont, which his sudden death prevented. He is remembered as a pious and earnest member of the Methodist Church at Modena. His widow married a second husband. One account says that he was Daniel Soper, who went to Buffalo, N.Y.; while, according to another, he was David Soper, who settled in Avon, N.Y., and there died. Her descendants do not know the time or place of her death, but think it occurred about 1835 or 1836.

Children of Zadok6 and Polly (Golden) Whitney:

i. Hannah7 Whitney, b. 19 Sep 1795, Wolcott, VT; m.(1) William Miller; m.(2) Stephen Waring.
ii. George Huyler Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1796, Wolcott, VT; m. Anna Vance.



1.^  Find A Grave memorial #30496656, Mary Soper.

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #22581699, David Soper.

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