Anne Whitney1

F, b. 23 May 1748, d. after 1816
FatherDaniel Whitney b. 4 Apr 1720, d. c 1809
MotherThankful Burt b. 1 Sep 1721
     Anne was born on Thursday, 23 May 1748 in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Anne married Gamaliel Truesdale, son of John Truesdale and Experience Maltby, circa 1773 in Warwick, Orange County, New York. She and Gamaliel were blessed with 4 children. They remained at Warwick a short time. During the Revolutionary War, while living at Goshen, he signed the pledge on 8 June 1775, being the 11th man to enroll. By 1776, they then moved to Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania. On 3 July 1778, the date of the Wyoming Massacure, the family fled back to Warwick. After the battle, Gamliel returned to Wilkes-Barre to protect his property but took ill with the measles.2 Anne's husband, Gamaliel, died circa 1783 in Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming Valley, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, leaving her a widow. Ann supported her family by teaching until the end of the Revolutionary War and her remarriage. Anne married 2nd Thomas Burrows circa 1787 in Warwick, Orange County, New York. Thomas and Ann moved to New York City. Thomas occupied with the shipping industry. Anne's husband, Thomas, died circa 1801 in the City, County & State of New York, leaving her a widow. She then returned to Warwick and eventually went to live with her daughter, Elizabeth Carpenter to Elmira, New York; from yellow fever. Anne departed this life after 1816 in Elmira, Chemung Township, Tioga County, New York.

Family 1

Gamaliel Truesdale b. 1741, d. c 1783

Family 2

Thomas Burrows d. c 1801


  1. [S52] S. Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney Family of Connecticut and Its Affiliations, pages 62-63.
  2. [S240] Charles Miner, History of Wyoming, page 230 - the women and children were fleeing from Wyoming the day after the battle toward Easton, when Mrs. Treusdale was taken in labor; delaying only a few minutes, she was soon seen with her infant moving onward - a sheet having been fixed on a horse, so as to carry them. [not sure if it was Anne]