Archive:Civil War Pension File, Sampson Whitney
Civil War Pension File of Sampson Whitney
Widow: Jane Whitney
Widow Applic. # 431648 Cert. # 376173
National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
Sampson Whitney enlisted as a Private in Co. A, 1st West Virginia Volunteers, Exempts at Wheeling, WVA on 1 Oct 1862. He was discharged 16 April, 1863. At the time he enlisted, he was living in West Wheeling, Ohio. Sampson died 26 March 1869 in Belmont Co., Ohio.
Sampson married Jane "Jennie" Long 2 Sept 1829. There were two entries for the marriage. Both had the same date, but one placed the marriage in Ohio Co., WV, and the other in West Alexandria, PA.
Jane was born in Poultney Township, Belmont Co., Ohio on 28 March 1813. She was living in West Wheeling, Belmont Co., Ohio at the time of their marriage, as was he. Jane was illiterate, as she signed the application with her mark.
Three children were listed in the file. They may have been the children still under 16 years of age, but nothing was specified. They were: Lillian, John J., and Valinda.