“His father gave him thirteen acres of land at Horse pond Hill and twenty-six acres at Drum Hill, with three acres of swamp east of Horse Pond Hill, seven acres of land to take up in the unsequestered land, and “one pair of stears past three years old,” 18 Oct 1709; and at the same date, sold him three acres of land, with a house-frame thereon, at Belden’s Hill. They dwelt at Norwalk for several years, then settled in that part of Stratfors Society, which lay in the town of Fairfield. He proposed to build a grist-mill on Sasco Rover, “where the sawmill stood,”and asked the town to give him a small piece of land on which to set a house. His request was granted by town-meeting 27 Ap. 1713, and a committee appointed to lay out the land and stipulate the conditions of the grant. Another town-meeting, 6 Aug. 1716, granting him liberty to flow so much of the town-commons as should be needed for the mill. His mill appears to have been built before 24 Aug.1716 when the committee laid out, and 12 Sept.1716, formally conveyed to him, land on the east side of Sasco River, near to his mill, on his engagement “to keep a good and sufficient grist mill on said river, att or near the place where his now gristmill now standeth, when it can be done with labour; and to grind all sorts of grain for two quarts a bushell into good and sufficient meal, if the grain be good; and also to keep a sufficient house over said mill to secure all such grain as shall be brought to said mill, with a good lock and key continually to said house; and to gring all such grists of all sorts of grain as shall be brought by any Inhabitant of said town to said mill seasonably and before hee or they shall grind for a stranger.” He was living at Stratfield as early as 18 Oct.1714, when he sold land in Norwalk, to “William Jarvis of Huntington, on ye Island of Nassau,” and again, 21 Jan. 1725-6 when he sold to his brother, Joseph Whitney, a “Fifty pounds Right of commonage” in the undivided lands in Norwalk. He was a juror, at Fairfield, 24 Dec. 1734.
He was a miller, and were the source of marriage date. Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary of New En gland", p.530:.
"The History and Genealogies of the Families of Old Fairfield": "He built a mill at Sasco River, but by 1714 had setled in Stratford".
"The History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut 1642-1880" by Samuel Orcutt and Ambrose Beardsley, M.D., 1880, p.777:
The Whitney Family of Connecticut, p.17: m.7 Apr.1709, Fairfield, CT.
"Halls Norwalk Records" 1973 p.195:
1.+Elijah, b.16 Apr.1710 Norwalk, Ct, d.15 Dec.1741, m. Rebecca SEYMOUR.
2.+Samuel, b.5 Oct.1711 Norwalk, d. 20 Feb.1796 Greenwich, CT, m. 14 May 1740 Amy NORTHROP. [1790 census WHITNEY, (2 entries) Samuel FAIRFIELD CO., CT p.13: 01 00 01 00 00; WHITNEY, Samuel FAIRFIELD CO., CT p.13: 02 02 05 00 00]
3. Richard, b.1 Sep.1715 Stratford, CT, chr. 22 Apr.1716 Stratford, CT, m. 4 Dec.1750 Experience BEARDSLEY.
4.+John, b.17 Jan.1719 Stratford, CT, d.29 Mar.1805 Branford, CT, m. 17 Jan.1751 Deborah SMITH.
5.+Daniel, b.25 Apr.1723 [an entry 1790 census WHITNEY, Daniel NEW LONDON CO., CT p.20: 01 00 01 00 00]