Betty WHITNEY

Female 1718 - 1798  (79 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Betty WHITNEY was born 07 Nov 1718, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Henry WHITNEY and Elizabeth OLMSTEAD); died 13 Oct 1798, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Betty married Daniel SMITH 25 Jan 1741/2, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Daniel was born 6 Oct 1719, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Au 1799, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Henry WHITNEY was born 21 Feb 1680/81, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of John WHITNEY and Elizabeth SMITH); died 26 Apr 1728, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Whitney Genealogy": .....His father had already given to him, 18 Oct.1709, "my now Dwelling House, Barn ad Home Lott, containing four acres of land." He returned to his father, 19 Oct. 1709, a life-lease of the same, as follows:

    For and in Consideration of Love, good will and Affection, which I have and do bear towards my Honoured and Well Respected Father, Mr. John Whitney, of the aforesaid Town and County, Do give and grant, and by these presents do fully & Absolutely give and grant unto him, my said Father, John Whitney, the free use and Improvement of one half of ye now Dwelling House, Barn & home Lott that he now dwells in & Improves, During ye Term of his Natural Life, as also, ye Improvement of Half of said House, & what convenience may be needful in ye Barn unto my Honoured Mother, if she survive my said father, During her continuance of Widowhood.

    He sold this property, 8 July 1712, to his brother, john Whitney, subject to the foregoing lease; and removed, among the early settlers, to Ridgefield, Conn., where we find his ear-mark recorded 1 Dec 1712. Here he was chosen townsman, 17 Dec 1717; fence-viewer, 5 Dec 1720, 19 Dec 1723, 14 Dec 1724, and 22 Dec 1726.

    The Townsmen Do Order that ye White Oak Tree standing near Henry Whitne's be recorded their Sign Post. Recorded Janry 7th 1727-7, Per me
    Thomas Hawley, Registr.

    He died at Ridgefield, 26 April 1728, and was, doubtless, buried in the old graveyard south of the village, where only two gravestones yet stand, neither of which is his. In exchanging land with Joseph Northrop, Sen., of Ridgefield, 26 Apr. 1727, he styled himself "Henry Whitney, Senr, of New England, Weaver." Four days before his death, 22 Apr 1728, he conveyed land to Rev. Thomas Hawley, and probably on account of weakness, signed the deed by his mark. Many grants of land were made by the town, on his right, to his heirs, from 16 May 1729 to 1742, and, perhaps, even later. It is said that his widow live to a great age, and died at Ridgefield, but no record of her death has been found.....

    Henry married Elizabeth OLMSTEAD 14 Jun 1710, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Elizabeth (daughter of John OLMSTEAD and Mary BENEDICT) was born Abt 1684, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1728, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth OLMSTEAD was born Abt 1684, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of John OLMSTEAD and Mary BENEDICT); died Aft 1728, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth WHITNEY was born 24 Aug 1711, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Jerusha WHITNEY was born 18 Dec 1714, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Henry WHITNEY was born 29 Jul 1715, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Sep 1794, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Titicus Cemetery.
    4. John WHITNEY was born 28 Jan 1717, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1797.
    5. 1. Betty WHITNEY was born 07 Nov 1718, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Oct 1798, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Daniel WHITNEY was born 4 Apr 1720, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died bet. 1808-1810, Romulus, Seneca County, New York.
    7. Richard WHITNEY was born 29 Mar 1721/22, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 18 Nov 1772, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. James WHITNEY was born 06 Dec 1724/25, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 5 Sep 1757.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John WHITNEY was born Abt 1644, Southold, Long Island, New York; died 1720, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Henry Whitney

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Whitney Genealogy": John Whitney was probably born before his father went to Southold, as the fact that he was of full age before 20 Jan. 1665/66, is indicated by the following vote:

    At a Towne meting held the 20th of Jan. 1665, granted vnto John Whitne the sonne of Henry Whitney......oinse unto his father's home lott extending from the.....Brow of the hill lying by the hi...wwigh Leading to the .....2 Rodds....cartpath by the sayd Falls.


    He settled, with his father, in Norwalk; followed his business, of millwright and miller; succeeded him in the possession of the mill and homestead; and there married, 17 march 1674-5, Elizabeth Smith, dau. of Richard Smith.

    At a town meeting December 27th 1677. At ye aforesayd meting it was voted and agreed on between the towne and the miller, John Whitne, that the towns men are to carrry their corne to the mill upon the third and sixt dayes of the weak, comonly called Tuesday & Fryday, which days he is to Attend to grindle in & if the sayd John can clere the mill of the corne that is brought in the aforesaid two days, or before, then the Rest of the dayes of ye wee he may take to atend his own ocatins, but if he cannot clere the mill of the corne sesonably brought in, he must clere it before he leaues.

    He built a fulling-mill at Norwalk, which he gave, 14 Ap 1707, to his son John Whitney, with needful conveniences of land and water,

    to Injoye use and improve, so long as there shall be a grist or corne mill maintained by the sd John Whitney, Senr., or his heirs for to grind the Inhabitants corne, According to his covenant with the sayt Towne and noe longer. This I do Grant unto my sayd sonn so long as he or his heires shall se cause to maintaine a fulling Mill there where it now standeth and no Longer; provided also that in case the sayd John Whittney son of sayd John Whitney, senior, shall marry, and he Decease, and leave a widow, she shall Injoy the privilledges above mentioned so long as she shall remain his widow, & noe longer, and then to return to his Eldest brother surviving; and in case he shall Refuse, then the next surviving, and so successively to all the Brethren of the sayd John Whittney Junior.

    He sold to his son, John Whitney, 8 July 1712, in consideration of a bond to pay certain sums of money the grist-mill, and land belonging thereto, taking, 9 July 1712, a life-lease of the premises. His son reconveyed the whole property, three days before his death; and a month later, the father secured the fulling-mill to the widow during the minoriy of her son, with remainder tohim. He finally sold the grist-mill, 20 May 1713, to his son, Joseph Whitney, for which Joseph was to pay his father's debts, give him one half of all grain that should be received for toll at the mill during the father's life, if demanded; "and, after ye decease of ye said John Whitney, to maintain his mother, Elizabeth Whitne (if she survive) Honourably During her natural life, if she remaine ye sd John Whitne's widdow," and within four years after JohnWhitney's death, pay to his heirs L50 "in Provision pay at price currant equivalent to two thirds of said sum in money."

    He probably died, at Norwalk, in 1720, as his son-in-law, Joseph Keller, was appointed administrator of his estate, 11 oct. 1720. His widow was a member of the First Congregational Church in Norwalk in 1725, and was living as late as 3 Apr 1741, when her son Joseph Whitney, in a codicil to his will, provided for her future support; but the date of her death is not known.

    John married Elizabeth SMITH 17 Mar 1675, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Elizabeth was born Abt 1656; died Aft 03 Apr 1741, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth SMITH was born Abt 1656; died Aft 03 Apr 1741, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Richard Smith and Bathsheba Rogers

    Children:
    1. John WHITNEY, Jr. was born 12 Mar 1676/77, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 03 Feb 1712/13, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Joseph WHITNEY was born 01 Mar 1678/79, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1741, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. 2. Henry WHITNEY was born 21 Feb 1680/81, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 26 Apr 1728, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Elizabeth WHITNEY was born Abt 1684, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Mar 1763, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Richard WHITNEY was born 18 Apr 1687, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1734, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Samuel WHITNEY was born 1688, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 06 Dec 1753, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Anne WHITNEY was born Abt 1691, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 09 May 1773, Sharon, Connecticut.
    8. Eleanor WHITNEY was born 27 Jan 1693/94, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 25 Jan 1777, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Nathan WHITNEY was born Abt 1695, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Sarah WHITNEY was born Abt 1697, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Oct 1720, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    11. Josiah WHITNEY was born Abt 1699, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Abt 1750, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 6.  John OLMSTEAD was born 03 Feb 1650, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (son of Capt Nicholas OLMSTEAD and Sarah LOOMIS); died 1704.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 1649
    • Baptism: 30 Dec 1649, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    • Death: 1704, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
    • Death: 22 Dec 1704, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

    Notes:

    "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield" shows that John Olmstead is the son of Richard.

    John married Mary BENEDICT 17 Jul 1673, Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Conn.. Mary (daughter of Thomas BENEDICT and Mary BRIDGUM) was born Between 1652 and 1653; died Abt 1693, Stamford, Fairfield County,Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary BENEDICT was born Between 1652 and 1653 (daughter of Thomas BENEDICT and Mary BRIDGUM); died Abt 1693, Stamford, Fairfield County,Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 04 Dec 1656, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
    • Birth: Abt 1657
    • Birth: 04 Dec 1666, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
    • Death: Aft 1704

    Children:
    1. Mary OLMSTEAD was born Abt 1675.
    2. 3. Elizabeth OLMSTEAD was born Abt 1684, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 1728, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Eunice OLMSTEAD was born Abt 1689.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Capt Nicholas OLMSTEAD was born Feb 1612, Fairsted, Co. Essex, England (son of James OLMSTEAD and Joyce CORNISH); died 31 Aug 1684, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of James Olmstead and Joyce Cornish
    • Baptism: 15 Feb 1612, Fairstead, co. Essex, England

    Nicholas married Sarah LOOMIS Bef 28 Sep 1640, England. Sarah (daughter of Joseph LOOMIS and Mary WHITE) was born 1617/8, Braintree, England; died 1667. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Sarah LOOMIS was born 1617/8, Braintree, England (daughter of Joseph LOOMIS and Mary WHITE); died 1667.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 28 Aug 1689, Wethersfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

    Children:
    1. Sarah OLMSTEAD was born Abt 1641, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Oct 1681, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Elizabeth OLMSTEAD was born 20 Nov 1642, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Oct 1681, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Mary OLMSTEAD was born 20 Nov 1646, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Oct 1681, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Rebecca OLMSTEAD was born Mar 1648, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    5. 6. John OLMSTEAD was born 03 Feb 1650, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 1704.
    6. Samuel OLMSTEAD was born Abt 1652, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Jan 1726, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.
    7. Joseph OLMSTEAD was born 1654, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 05 Oct 1726, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.
    8. Thomas OLMSTEAD was born 25 Jun 1657, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 28 May 1741, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.
    9. Mabel OLMSTEAD was born Abt 1659, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Mar 1692.

  3. 14.  Thomas BENEDICT was born 17 Nov 1617, Statton, St. Michael, Norfolk, England (son of William BENEDICT and Elizabeth STEPHENSON); died 1690, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    Thomas came to New England at the age of 21, and settled in the Massachusetts Bay. He afterwards removed to Southhold, Long Island; thence to Huntington, and thence to Jamaica, from whence he removed to Norwalk in 1665.

    Thomas married Mary BRIDGUM Abt 1640. Mary was born Abt 1621; died Aft 1690. [Group Sheet]


  4. 15.  Mary BRIDGUM was born Abt 1621; died Aft 1690.
    Children:
    1. Thomas BENEDICT was born Abt 1640, Southold, Long Island, New York; died Between 20 Nov 1688 and 1689, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Samuel BENEDICT was born Abt 1644, Southold, Long Island, New York; died Apr 1727.
    3. John BENEDICT was born 06 Feb 1648, Southold, Lond Island Co., New York; died Aft 1727, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. James BENEDICT was born Between 06 Feb 1649 and 1650, Southold, Long Island, New York; died Aug 1717, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Daniel BENEDICT was born Abt 1652; died Aft Feb 1723.
    6. 7. Mary BENEDICT was born Between 1652 and 1653; died Abt 1693, Stamford, Fairfield County,Connecticut.
    7. Elizabeth BENEDICT was born 1653; died 1688.
    8. Sarah BENEDICT was born Abt 1654, South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont.
    9. Rebecca BENEDICT was born Abt 1656, Southold, Long Island, New York.