When Sarah Whitney was born on 15 February 1798, in New Paltz, New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States, her father, Roswell Whitney, was 33 and her mother, Phebe Ellsworth, was 23. She married Simeon Crandall on 15 February 1816, in Benton, Yates, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died in March 1886, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, 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.
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