Margaret Whitney

1744–after 1785 (Age 41)
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Whitney was born in 1744, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Hezekiah Whitney Sr., was 39 and her mother, Margaret Harris, was 43. She married James Beatty Junior on 25 January 1775, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She died after 1785, at the age of 42.

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James Beatty Junior
Margaret Whitney
Marriage: 25 January 1775

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25 January 1775
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

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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.

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Sources (2)

  • Peggy Whitney, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Peggy Whitney in entry for James Beaty, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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