Thomas Whitney

2 February 1767–5 February 1834 (Age 67)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Whitney was born on 2 February 1767, in New York, United States, his father, Daniel Whitney, was 22 and his mother, Martha Burt, was 23. He married Hanna Parker in 1789, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 5 February 1834, in Big Flats, Chemung, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Elmira Heights, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Whitney
1767–1834
Hannah Parker
1769–1814
Marriage: 1789
Elizabeth Whitney
1790–1871
Daniel Whitney
1791–
Henry Whitney
1793–
Mary Ann Whitney
1795–1873
Anna Whitney
1797–1880
William Whitney
1799–1814
Sarah Whitney
1801–1890
Esther Whitney
1805–
Charity Whitney
1809–1895

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1789Warwick, Orange, New York, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 9
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776
    Age 9
    New York is the 11th state.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 19
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 13831;2007: 26535; 2010: 35118)English: habitational name from Whitney in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island, piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’. The name may also derive from Whitney (now Whitney Wood) in Stevenage (Hertfordshire), probably named from Old English hwītan ‘white’ + (ge)hæge ‘enclosure’.History: John Whitney came from London, England, to Watertown, MA, in 1635, and had numerous prominent descendents.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Witney
    Widney

    Sources (5)

    • Thomas Whitney in entry for Charity Pier, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
    • Whitney, "Find A Grave Index"

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