Henry WHITNEY

Male 1715 - 1794  (79 years)


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  • Name Henry WHITNEY  [1, 2
    • "Whitney Genealogy": In 1873, one of his descendants said: "My great-grandfather, Henry Whitney, while cutting wood in the morning before sunrise, heard music, and, looking up, saw some witches in a hog's trough, go sailing along over-head, singing: 'Hoity cock, hoity cock, day breaks on;" and genealogists are compelled to read and consider many traditions and legends which are not better than this. Another tradition says that when he was eighteen years old, he was at Ebenezer Lobdell's house, saw a babe in the cradle, and said, " I will wait till this little girl is a woman and take her for my wife," a pledge which he redeemed when he was forty years old. [1]
    Born 29 Jul 1715  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1794  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Cause: Cholera Morbus 
    Buried Titicus Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I61122  Main Tree
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2018 

    Father Henry WHITNEY,   b. 21 Feb 1680/81, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1728, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth OLMSTEAD,   b. Abt 1684, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1728, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 14 Jun 1710  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F13849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth LOBDELL,   b. 21 Sep 1733, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1816, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 05 Dec 1755  Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F24765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S00094] "The Whitney Family of Connecticut and its Affiliations; being an Attempt to trace the Descendants, as well in the Female as the Male Lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878" , S. Whitney Phoenix, (Privately Printed, New York - 1878).

    2. [S03883] The History of Ridgefield Connecticut - Births, by George L. Rockwell.

    3. [S03423] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Portland, Prospect, Redding and Ridgefield.

    4. [S03882] The History of Ridgefield Connecticut - Marriages & Deaths, by George L. Rockwell.

    5. [S03262] RootsWeb: World Connect - Stamford, CT Familes (1641-1935) by Barbara Kaye.

    6. [S03421] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Norwalk and Norwich.

    7. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).