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"WHITNEY"

The Whitney's originally came from England and immigrated to Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Thomas Whitney was born in 1550 and died in 1637 in Westminster, England.
He was the father of John Whitney.
John Whitney (1592-1673) and Elinor ( 1599-1659) came to America on the ship "Elizabeth and Ann"
arriving mid-May 1635 and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. Joshua was born 15 July 1635.
Thomas and Elinor's sons who came with them were John, age 11, Richard, age 9, Nathaniel, age 8, Thomas, age 6, and Jonathan, age 1.

"Joshua WHITNEY" was the first of the family who was born in America.
He was born in Watertown, Massachusetts. He was one of the early settlers who lived in the town before the destruction by the Indians in 1676

Joshua served as a soldier in King Philip's war along with his son Joshua Jr.

Read the story about "The Great Migration"



This is an image of the "Elizabeth and Ann", not a very big ship to come across the Atlantic on! There were 105 passengers;

This is a Currier and Ives painting of the Cosmos. I cannot find an actual photograph. In the 1600's
during the Great Migration, Immigrants came to America in fleets of small ships similar to the "Mayflower" in 1620.

Below is the passenger list (roll) showing the "Whitneys".






Generations of the "WHITNEY family:



I have highlighted in RED the path to Dewitt Charles Whitney who married Eliza Ann Porter

Thomas Whitney (1550-1637)
John Whitney (1592-1673) tailor
Joshua Whitney (1635-1719)
William Whitney (1678-1754)
William Whitney (1725-1766)
Cornelius Whitney (1753-1829)
Ruluff Whitney (1794-1880)
Miles Charles Whitney (1821-1891)


Dewitt Charles Whitney (1857-1911) married ELIZA ANN PORTER WHITNEY


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Children of Thomas and Mary (Bray) Whitney:
i. Margaret Whitney; bapt. 18 Oct 1584, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England;bur. 12 Jan 1604/5, Isleworth, co. Middlesex, England
ii. Thomas Whitney; bapt. 25 Jul 1587, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England; bur. 19 Aug 1587, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England
iii. Henry Whitney; bapt. 11 Nov 1588, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England; bur. 4 Jan 1588/9, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England
iv. Arnwaye Whitney; bapt. 2 Feb 1589/90, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England; bur. 11 Aug 1591, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England
v. John Whitney; bapt. 20 July 1592, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England; m.(1) Elinor -----; m.(2) Judah (-----) Clement
vi. Nowell Whitney; bapt. 30 Oct 1594, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England; bur. 28 Feb 1596/7, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England
vii. Meliora Whitney; b. 1596, bur. 2 Jul 1599, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England
viii. Francis Whitney; bapt. 27 Jan 1598/9, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England; d. Aug 1643, Westminster, England; m. Elizabeth -----.
ix. Mary Whitney; bapt. 2 Aug 1600, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England; bur. 8 Aug 1600, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England
x. Alice Whitney; b. 1602, m. Francis Beale
xi. Robert Whitney; bapt. 10 Nov 1605, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England; probably d. young.
xii. Thomas Whitney; b. about 1609; m. Margaret (Mogge) George
xiii. Robert Whitney; b. about 1610; m. Mary Towers
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Children of John and Elinor Whitney :

i. Mary Whitney; bapt. 23 May 1619, Isleworth, Middlesex, England; bur. 15 Feb 1626/27, St. Mary Aldermary, London, England
ii. John Whitney, bapt. 14 Sep 1621, Isleworth, Middlesex, England m. Ruth Reynolds.        Click here to see our CONNECTION TO:    Eli Whitney Jr

Eli Whitney Jr. had one son Eli WHITNEY and three daughters.
His son Eli WHITNEY had one son Eli WHITNEY and two daughters.
His grandson Eli WHITNEY had no sons and seven daughters, so the surname WHITNEY is extinct in the descendants of the inventor.


iii. Richard Whitney, bapt. 6 Jan 1623/24, Isleworth, Middlesex, England; m. Martha Coldam.
iv. Nathaniel Whitney; b. circa 1625, London, England. - No known descendants
v. Thomas Whitney; bapt. 10 Dec 1627, St. Mary Aldermary, London, England; m. Mary Kedall
vi.Mary Whitney; bapt. 29 Dec 1629, St. Mary Aldermary, London, England; d. before 1635 at London, England.
vii. Jonathan Whitney, b. 1634, London, England; m. Lydia Jones.
viii. Joshua Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1635, Watertown, MA; m.(1) Mary Buckmaster; m.(2) Abigail Tarbell.
ix.Caleb Whitney, birth record not found, bur. 12 Jul 1640, Watertown, MA
x. Benjamin Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1643, Watertown, MA; m.(1) Jane -----; m.(2) Mary Poor.

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Children of Joshua and Mary (Buckminster) Whitney:
i. Joshua Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1665, Groton, MA; m.(1) Mary ; m.(2) Sarah (Warren) Fellowes.
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 10 Oct 1668, Groton, MA d. young
iii. Hannah Whitney, b. say 1670; m. Thomas Woods
Children of Joshua and Abigail (Tarbell) Whitney
iv. Abigail Whitney, b. about 1673; m. John Hutchins
v. Mary Whitney, b. 1 Jul 1675, Groton, MA; m. Ephraim Peirce
vi. William Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1677/8, Watertown, MA; m.(1) Lydia Perham; m.(2) Margaret Mirick
vii. Cornelius Whitney, b. about 1680; m. Sarah [?Shepard?]
viii. David Whitney, b. 1682; m.(1) Elizabeth Warren; m.(2) Prudence (Merrills) Sedgwick
ix. Eleanor Whitney, b. say 1684; m. Samuel Shepard
x. Sarah Whitney, b. say 1686; m. Nathaniel Jewell
xi. Martha Whitney, b. say 1688; m. Isaac Williams
xii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. say 1689; m. Ebenezer Farnsworth
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Children of William and Lydia (Perham) Whitney:

i. William Whitney, b. 5 May 1701, Groton, MA; m. Mary Whitmore.
ii. Lydia Whitney, b. 26 Dec 1710, Groton, MA; no further record
iii. Joshua Whitney, b. 1 Nov 1714, Groton, MA; m. Anna (?Blodgett?)
Children of William and Margaret (Mirick) Whitney:

iv. John4 Whitney, b. 30 Jan 1717/8, Groton, MA; m. Elizabeth Adams.
v. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1719, Groton, MA;, d. 13 Jan 1744, age 24 years, Lebanon, CT
vi. Caleb Whitney, b. 10 Sep 1721, Plainfield, CT m. Margaret Tracy.
vii.Mary Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1724, Norwich, CT; m. Jonathan Williams.
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Children of William and Arcoucher (Dutcher) Whitney:

i. Henry Whitney, b. 4 Aug 1748, Canaan, CT.He was also known as Hentry or Heretry Whitney.
ii. Mary Whitney, b. 24 Aug 1750, Salisbury, CT; d. before 1759
iii. Christopher Whitney, b. 28 Sep 1751, Salisbury, CT; m. Mary Tichnor
iv. Cornelius Whitney, b. 31 Dec 1753, Salisbury, CT; m. Hannah Green
v. Ruloff Whitney, b. circa 1755
vi. John Whitney, b. 5 Oct 1757, Salisbury, CT.
vii. Mary Whitney, b. 1 Oct 1759, Salisbury, CT. m. Silas Pierce of Philipse Patent, NY
viii. Solomon Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1763, Salisbury, CT.
ix. Jane Whitney, b. 22 May 1766, Salisbury, CT

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Children of Cornelius6 and Hannah (Green) Whitney

i. Ruluff Dutcher Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1794; m. Bathsheba Fuller.
ii. Everett Whitney, b. 1800; m. Alphonso
iii. Hannah Whitney
. iv. Abigail Whitney
v. Eunice Whitney
vi. William Whitney

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Hannah (Dutcher) Fuller is a decendant of Edward Fuller
      who was a pilgrim/passenger on the "Mayflower" 1620.



Hannah Dutcher was the daughter of Johannes Dutcher and Chrystyne Sissum

    Ruluff's second marriage was between 1854 and 1860 to:
    Olive Knight ( about 1804- died after 1880) no children

   Children of Ruluff Dutcher Whitney and Bathsheba (Fuller) Whitney(28 Nov 1789 - 24 Jan 1854),:

       1- Jane Whitney, ( Dec 1814- Feb 1904)          m.12 Jul 1837 William H. Post "of Batavia";
         m.12 Jul 1839, Richard S. Beckwith ( 21 Jun 1866- ) son of Thomas and Abigail (Smith) Beckwith
       2- John Fuller Whitney (13 Apr 1816- ) m. Sylvia Lee.
       3- Mary Ann Whitney (11 Jan 1818-25 Jul 1880) unmarried.
       4- Maria Whitney (23 Oct 1819-6 Mar 1850) m. 13 Feb 1849 Asher Norris Pardee.
       5- Miles Charles Whitney(10 Oct 1821- Dec 19,1891) m. Permelia Sturdevant
       6- Ruluff Whitney(1 Dec 1823-4 Aug 1849) m. ----- -----. Not found in any census.
       7- Cornelia Whitney(5 Oct 1825-1888) m. 24 Jun 1851 Charles Richards.
       8- Laura Whitney(21 Jun 1828-13 Jul 1832)
       9- William H. Whitney(3 Jul 1830- ) m. Charity E. Garrison
       10-Martha Elizabeth Whitney(5 Aug 1832-10 Jun 1869)m. Franklin Hamilton Richards
       11-Charles Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1835; m. Eliza A. Chase




Miles Charles Whitney (10 Oct 21, 1821-19 Dec 1891)
     Married      Permelia Sturdevant(17 Sep 1827 25 Jun 1864)
               daughter of Joel and Diana (Capron) Sturdevant.

   Miles and Permelia had 8 CHILDREN:

      1- Ellen A Whitney (Jul 1849 1870)
      2- Alice Whitney 6 (Nov 1851 14 Apr 1921) m. Timothy M Robinson


     3 - Eva Whitney (1853-1859)


      4- Arthur Charles Whitney (26 Mar 1855 27 Sep 1930)
     Married      Sarah Ann Bell (22 July 1854- 9 Jun 1932)
They had 2 children:
                     - Harry Claude Whitney (1884-1963)
                     - Miles Emory Whitney (1886-1976) married Frances M Eckart (1884-1972) 2 children:
                                          - Charles Emra Whitney (1917-2007) married Emily E Potee (1914-2009)
                                          - Isabelle F Whitney (1920-1995)



       5 - DEWITT CHARLES WHITNEY (27 Jul 1857 26 May 1911)
      6 - Myra J Whitney (30 Sep 1859 20 Apr 1951)   
married Frank S Hart (1859-1951)

      7 - Homer Ruloph Whitney (5 Jan 1862 24 Jan 1940) m. Adah M Fuller

      8 - Henry Sturdevant Whitney "Uncle Hen" (8 May 1864 - 13 Sep 1944 )        

     


DEWITT CHARLES WHITNEY (1857-1911)

31 Jan 1882 married Eliza Ann Porter (7 Aug 1861 Sep 7-1944)
Eliza Ann Porter Died in Howland, Trumbull , Ohio

They had 3 CHILDREN:

      1 - Clarence Leroy Whitney (19 Feb 1883 - 10 Dec 1970) married Minne E Scott 2 children:
                      - Myrtle W Whitney (1909-1969)
                      - Leroy M Whitney (1915-1931)
                      - Norman Whitney (1919-2000)

      2 - Lee N Whitney (26 Jun 1886 - 21 Jan 1942) married Lois Esther Sanford           1 child:
              - Lester Whitney (1913-1984)

      3 - Margie Doris Whitney (12 Nov 1896 6 May 1982)
      Married William Ray Richards (1894-1983)

   Baby pictures of Clarence



"PORTER"



BENJAMIN HERRICK PORTER (1696-1781 )m. Ann Campbell (1704- )
Benjamin and Ann Porter had 12 children:

1 - Ambrose Porter (1728 1773
2 - Nicholas Porter (1730 1793
3 - Thomas Porter (1731 - 1817
4 Elizabeth Porter (1733/34 - 1807
5 Charles Porter (1735 - 1791
6 Anne Porter (1739
7 - Benjamin Porter (1741
8 - Joseph Porter (1743
9 Abner Porter (1743 1814
10 Frances Porter (1747 - 1779)
11 Jane Porter (1749
12 Mary Porter (1753 -

9TH CHILD: ABNER PORTER (25 Jun 1743-27 Apr 1814) m. HANNA INGRAM

Abner and Hanna Whitney had 14 children:

(1) Francis Porter ( 4 Jun 1770- ) married J Robertson;
(2) Alexander Porter ( 7 Dec 1772 - 20 Jun 1773)
(3)Abner Porter ( 6 Jun 1774- 23 Feb 1808)
(4) Alexander Porter ( 11 May 1776- )
(5) Elizabeth Hawkins Porter ( 21 Sep 1778- 1 Sep 1843) married Elisha Grigsby;
(6) Lucy Porter ( 20 Sep 1780- ) married J Beasley;
(7) William Porter ( 9 Apr 1783;
(8) Maria Porter ( 1782- ) married Richard Cave;
(9) George Porter ( 25 Nov 1787;
(10) Benjamin F Porter ( 6 Mar 1790- ) married (1st) to ________ Gibbs;
(11) Nancy Porter ( 6 Mar 1790- ) married Benjamin Beckham;
(12) Verlinda Alexander Porter ( 6 Apr 1793- died 1846) married Reuben Grigsby;
(13) Maria Porter ( 1782- )
(14) Samuel S Porter ( 27 May 1795- 16 Jun 1870) married Mary Ann Beckham.

3rd child ABNER PORTER (1753-1784) died at sea, unable to find who he married

AARON PORTER (1781-1866 )m. TRIAL H. ANTHONY (5 Jul 1793-5 Jun 1879)

Aaron fought in the Civil War on the "Union" side with the 88th Regiment Infantry

Aaron and Trial Porter had 6 children:

1 - Horace A Porter
2 - Aaron Porter Jr
3 - Lydia Porter
4 - Samuel Porter
5 - Whitney Porter
6 - Riley Porter

Horace A Porter (1818- 29 Aug 1877) married Sarah Weldy Porter (1826-1900 )

They had 9 children:

      1-Lurandus Porter (1844-1905)
      2-Sophia Porter (1846- )
      3-Sarah Porter (1848 - )
      4-Mariett Porter (1851- )
      5-Lorinda Porter (1853- )
     6-Delight Porter (1856- )
     7-Willard W Porter (1858- )
     8-Ella M Porter (1859- )
     9-Eliza Ann Porter (Aug 7,1861-Sep 7, 1944) married Dewitt Charles Whitney(1857-1911)
     10-Laura Porter (1864- )
     11-Emma A porter (1866- )
     12-Nellie B Porter (1868- )


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