Family:Whitney, Henry (1812-1856)

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Henry6 Whitney (Stephen5, Henry4, Josiah3, John2, Henry1), son of Stephen5 and Harriet (Suydam) Whitney, was born 23 Aug 1812, New York, NY, nad died 21 Mar 1856, New Haven, CT. He was buried in the New Haven Cemetery.

He married firstly, 27 Jan 1835, New York, NY, Hannah Eugenia Lawrence, daughter of Isaac and Ann (Beach) Lawrence. She was born 27 Jan 1815, New York, NY, and died 16 Mar 1844, New Haven, CT.[1] She was buried in the New Haven Cemetery.

He "of New Haven" married secondly, 25 Jul 1850, Norwich, CT, Maria Lucy Fitch "of Norwich",[2] daughter of Edwin and Lucy Billings (Meech) Fitch. She was born 1 Sep 1827, Bozrah, CT, and died 15 May 1886, Milford, CT. She married secondly, 20 Nov 1862, New York, NY, Nathan Adolphus Baldwin, son of Adolphus and Lucy (Higgins) Baldwin. He was born 18 Mar 1824, Milford, CT, and died 20 May 1898, Milford, CT.

Phoenix says the following:

"Henry Whitney, b. at 25 Pearl St., New York, 23 Aug. 1812; was graduated at Yale College in 1830, and settled in New Haven, Conn., in 1837, where he continued to reside until his death, living for a year in "Maple Cottage", Trumbull Street, until the fine mansion which he built for himself on Whitney Avenue (now occupied by his son Stephen) was completed; married, 27 Jan. 1835, by Rev. Dr. Lyell, at the residence of her parents, 498 Broadway, N. Y., to Hannah Eugenia Lawrence, born in New York, 27 Jan. 1815, dau. of Isaac Lawrence and his wife Anna, dau. of Rev. Abraham Beach, D. D., minister of Trinity Church, New York. She died, 16 March 1844, in New Haven, and was buried in the New Haven Cemetery. He married (2d), 25 July 1850, at Norwich, Conn., Maria Lucy Fitch; and died in New Haven, 21 March 1856, and was buried in the New Haven Cemetery. . . . . She married (2d), 20 Nov. 1862, at New York, Nathan Adolphus Baldwin, of Milford, Conn., where they resided in June 1877. They have one child, Natalie Augusta Baldwin, born at Milford, 26 Dec. 1864."

Children of Henry6 and Hannah Eugenia (Lawrence) Whitney:

i. Isaac Lawrence7 Whitney, b. 15 Nov 1835, New York, NY; d. 7 Dec 1835, New York, NY; bur. in the vault beneath the Whitney chapel, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.
ii. Harriet Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1838, New Haven, CT; m. Charles Henry Berryman.
iii. Cornelia Lawrence Whitney, b. 27 Nov 1839, New Haven, CT; m. John Gerard Hecksher.
iv. Stephen Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1841, New Haven, CT; m. Margaret Lawrence Johnson.
v. Hannah Eugenia Lawrence Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1844, New Haven, CT; d. 15 Sep 1845, New Haven, CT;[3] bur. New Haven Cemetery, New Haven, CT.

Children of Henry6 and Maria Lucy (Fitch) Whitney:

vi. Maria7 Whitney, b. 26 May 1851, New Haven, CT; m. Robert Cambridge Livingston.
vii. Caroline Suydam Whitney, b. 17 Nov 1852, New Haven, CT; m.(1) 18 Oct 1871, New York, NY, John Noble Alsop Griswold, b. 11 Feb 1849, New York, NY, son of George and Lydia (Alley) Griswold. He d. 8 Dec 1871, Hamburg, Germany. She m.(2) 2 Jun 1874, Milford, CT, Cornelius Fellowes, b. 8 March 1840, Louisville, KY, son of William and Caroline (Davis) Fellowes; resided 570 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, Sep 1877.


9 14 Maria Whitney 30 F - $1000 Con. Cornelia " 20 F - $30000 $1000 do Stephen " 18 M - $30000 do Maria " 9 F - $30000 do Attended school Caroline S. " 7 F - $30000 do Attended school Mary Ward 36 F - Domestic Ireland Ann Dunn 36 F - do do Rosanna Morgan 26 F - do do Sarah McCarter 25 F - do do Patrick Gallagher 25 M - do do


1.^  "Henry [Whitney], his w. [ ], d. 16 Mar 1844, ae 29," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, New Haven 5:141.

2.^  "Henry [Whitney], of New Haven, m. Lucy Maria FITCH, of Norwich, 25 Jul 1850, by Rev. Alvan BOND," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwich 7:259.

3.^  "Henry [Whitney], his d. [ ], d. 4 Sep 1845, ae 17 mos.," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, New Haven, 5:153.

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