This would tend to indicate that his first wife and mother of his only known child, John, would have been from one of the earliest families of Southold, possibly a daughter or sister of one of the abovementioned expeditionaries. About 1658 on Long Island, New York, he married Sarah Salmon, died 1673 in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, daughter of Christopher Salmon, and sister of the above William Salmon. Henry and Sarah had no children. She was the widow of Edward Ketcham with whom she had several children.Thomas Osman gave a deposition in 1658 in which he told the story of he, William Purrier, Thomas Reeve, James Reeve, Thomas Terill, William Salmon, Thomas Benedict, Henry Whitney and others exploring for "sperrits resin" (turpentine) in "ye Chowan country" (North Carolina) in 1636/37. Upon failure of this adventure, these men in the following winter or spring settled on Hashamomuck Neck in the present town of Southold, Long Island. [A copy of this deposition appears in the Southold Commemorative Book, 1636-1939.]
Henry removed from Southold as early as 17 August 1658, and became an inhabitant of Huntington, Long Island. Afterwards he resided in Jamaica, Long Island, before finally settling in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, where he probably died in the autumn of 1673. Henry Whitney and his unknown first wife was:"Wee whos names are vder written inhabiting vppon the neck of land commonly called Hashamommock considering that our Cumfort and quiett setlement would consist et stand in the inioyoment of good neigbourhood did make this agreement at our first sitting doune that what man soever should desire to remoue and to endeauor to make sale of his accomodacons should put in such a neighbour as the other Inhabitanc liveinge with him should approve of. Entered the 17th of May 1660 William Salmon p me Willm Wells. Henry Whitney Edward Tredwell Thomas Benedick."
(2) John Whitney,
born about 1642, died before November 1720 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut;
married 17 March 1674/1765 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, Elizabeth
born about 1650 in Norwalk, Fiarfield Co., Connecticut, died after 3 April
1741, daughter of Richard
and Bathsheba Rogers.
John was probably born before his father went to Southold, as the fact that he was of full age before 20 Jan 1665/66, is indicated by the following vote:
He settled, with his father in Norwalk, followed his business of millwright and miller, and then succeeded him in possession of the mill and homestead."At the towne meeting held the 20th of Jan. 1665, grante unto John Whitne the sonne of Henry Whitney. . . . . oinse unto his father's home lott extending from the. . . . . .Brow of the hill lying by the hi. . . weigh leading to the. . . . . Rodds. . . . cartpath by the sayd Falls."
(3) Joseph Whitney, born 1 March 1678 Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, died 1741 Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.; married 6 July 1704 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, Hannah Hoyt, born about 1680 probably in Stamford, Fairfield co., Connecticut.
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