Thomas Whitney

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

The Life 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 Hannah Parker in 1789, in 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, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Thomas Whitney
1767–1834
Hannah Parker
1769–1814
Marriage: 1789
Elizabeth Whitney
1790–1871
Mary Whitney
1795–1873
Charity Whitney
1803–1895
Daniel Whitney
1791–
Henry Whitney
1793–
Anna Whitney
1797–1880
William Whitney
1799–1814
Sarah Whitney
1801–1890
Esther Whitney
1805–

Spouse and Children

    Male1767–1834Male

    Hannah Parker

    Female1769–1814Female

MARRIAGE
1789
New York, United States
children

(9)

    Elizabeth Whitney

    Female1790–1871Female

    Daniel Whitney

    Male1791–Male

    Henry Whitney

    Male1793–Male

    Mary Whitney

    Female1795–1873Female

    Anna Whitney

    Female1797–1880Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1767–1834Male

    Female1769–1852Female

    Pruella Whitney

    Female1771–1838Female

    Aaron Whitney

    Male1774–1823Male

    Male1777–1834Male

+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

English: habitational name from a place 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’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.