Archive:1850 Census Extracts, Delaware
The following lists all individuals with the surname Whitney and variants in the census for the time and location stated.
|1850 Census Headings|
1. Dwelling-houses--numbered in the order of visitation. 2. Families numbered in the order of visitation. 3. The name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850, was in this family. 4. Age. 5. Sex. 6. Color: White, black, or mulatto. 7. Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each person, male and female, over 15 years of age. 8. Value of Real Estate. 9. Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country. 10. Married within the year. 11. Attended school within the year. 12. Persons over 20 years of age who cannot read & write. 13. Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.
M432-54, Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., DE, p. 359 204 207 John H. Whiteman 34 M - Farmer Del. Margaret " 29 F - " Ann E. " 8 F - " Henery M. Whitemay* 7 M - " Lavenia " 6 F - " Sarah L. 3 " - " Emma " 2 " - " Laura " 5/12 " - " Pascal Clark 17 M - " Lydia Coventin 21 F - "
- I do not think this is actually a Whitney. The index lists Henery M. under Whitney, and his surname IS written differently than the other members of the household. It does appear to have a y or a g on the end, but it is smudged and partially overwritten by his age. Also, the fact that others in the household have ditto marks for their surname, but his is actually written out, does lead one to believe that his surname was different. On the other hand, there was a Henry M. Whiteman, born about 1843 or 1844, living in Mill Creek Hundred in 1860, 1870, and 1880. We conclude that "Whitemay" above was an error for Whiteman.
No Whitney slave owners.