Whitney, Josiah, Dd
Whitney, Josiah, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Plainfield, Connecticut, August 11, 1731. He graduated at Yale College in 1752, and was ordained at Brooklyn, Connecticut, in 1756, which charge he retained for sixty-eight years, until his death, September 13, 1824, though two colleagues successively settled with him. To extreme old age Dr. Whitney's mental faculties remained almost as keen as ever; he was social, witty, and yet had the dignity of a Christian old age. In theology Dr. Whitney was a moderate Calvinist. He published seven sermons. See Cong. Quarterly, 1859, page 351.