Henrietta E Whitney was born 28 June 1786 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States to Pierpont Edwards (1750-1826) and Francis Ogden (1750-1800) and died 16 April 1870 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States of unspecified causes. She married Eli Whitney (1765-1825) 6 January 1817 .
Henrietta Whitney was the granddaughter of Jonathan Edwards, initiator of "The First Great Awakening" in the 1730's and 1740's: "This was a religious movement in America that had a great impact on the future of America."
He also notes that her Edwards lineage was from William Edwards, the Puritan immigrant, one of the first settlers of Hartford, Connecticut: Henrietta-6, Pierpont-5, Jonathan-4, Timothy-3, Richard-2, William-1.
|Offspring of Eli Whitney and Henrietta Frances Edwards (1786-1870)|
|Elizabeth Fay Whitney (1819-1852)||14 March 1817 Massachusetts, usa||7 February 1854 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut|
|Frances Edwards Whitney (1817-1859)|
|Eli Whitney (1820-1895)|
|Susan Edwards Whitney (1821-1823)|