Thomas Whitney

Male2 February 1767–5 February 1834

Brief Life History 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 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.

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Thomas Whitney
Hannah Parker
Marriage: 1789
Elizabeth Whitney
Daniel Whitney
Henry Whitney
Mary Ann Whitney
Anna Whitney
William Whitney
Sarah Whitney
Charity Whitney
Esther Whitney

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

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  • Marriage
    1789Warwick, Orange, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    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 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.

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