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 Hannah Parker in 1789, in Warwick, Orange, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 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, Chemung, New York, United States.
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.
This information was taken form FindAGrave.com URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/196054821/thomas-whitney "Thomas Whitney, b. in Warwick, N. Y., 2 Feb. 1767. He learned the trade of waggon-mak …