I just found an obituary for my great-g-g-grandfather, Chauncey W. Bivins, born Feb 28, 1806 in Middletown, CT, died April 23, 1874 in Goshen, IN. It lists his middle name, Whittlesey. I am assuming this is a family name.
I still don't know who his parents are, but the obit says he was an orphan at age 13.
There seem to be lots of Whittlesey family in CT.
Does anyone know of any marriages or connections between the Whittlesey and Bivins families?