Family:Whitney, Alanson (1817-1882)

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Alanson8 Whitney, ([prob.] Jared7, [prob.] John6, Joshua5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), probably the son of Jared7 Whitney, was born 13 Jan 1817, NY, and died 26 Aug 1882, Allen Co., IN. He was buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven, IN.[1]

He married, 16 Jan 1842, Allen Co., IN, Almira Cool, daughter of Henry and Catherine (-----) Cool. She was born 11 May 1822, NY, and died 8 Apr 1897. He was buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven, IN.[2]

"Mrs. Elmira Whitney, one of the early settlers, was born in New York, May 11, 1822, and came to Jefferson township in 1843. Her recollection runs back to the time when the Miami Indians were numerous; when the wolf was a frequent visitor, and the bear had not yet disappeared. There were then no paths and but three houses between their home and New Haven. Her parents came to Adams township from New York. The father, Henry Cool, was born March 31, 1794, and died March, 1847. The mother, Catherine, was born September 23, 1791, and died about 1838. The subject of this mention was married to Alanson Whitney, January 16, 1842. He was born in New York, January 13, 1817, and died August 26, 1882. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge of New Haven. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Whitney: Eliza, July 22, 1844, died November 21, 1864; Jerry M., April 8, 1846, died September 9, 1850; James E., May 22, 1847; Samantha, January 11, 1849, died January 23, 1886; Lenora, June 22, 1851; William J., January 21, 1854; Alanson J., December 30, 1855, died July 24, 1856; Carrie C., December 11, 1857, died October 12, 1870; Sarah, August 1, 1860; Abbie A., March 18, 1863. Eliza was married to David Bowers, May 3, 1864; Semantha was married to Reuben B. Hoops, April 7, 1870; Lenora was married to Adam Crawford, January 4, 1874, and has three children: Carrie, Marion and Gertie; James was married to May C. Wilson in 1874, and has two children, Elmira and Edward. William was married to Amanda M. Snider, October 15, 1878, and has had five children: Alice I., Herschell A. (deceased), Myrtle, Charles Mc. and Lottie Elmira."[3]

Alanson Whitney opened the first store in 1850, his stock being a barrel of whiskey and a keg of tobacco, but this was soon enlarged and he did a prosperous business.[4]

Children of Alanson8 and Almira (Cool) Whitney:

i. Eliza J.9 Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1844; d. 21 Nov 1864; m. 3 May 1864, David B. Bowers.
ii. Jared M. Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1846; d. 9 Sep 1850.
iii. James Emmet Whitney, b. 22 May 1847, IN; m. Mary C. Wilson.
iv. Samantha A. Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1849, IN; d. 23 Jan 1886, New Haven, IN; m. 7 Apr 1870, Allen Co., IN, Reuben B. Hoops.
v. Lenora J. Whitney, b. 22 Jun 1851, IN; d. 20 Feb 1939; bur. I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven, IN;[5] m. 4 Jan 1874, Adam Crawford.
vi. William J. Whitney, b. 21 Jan 1854, IN; m. Amanda M. Snyder.
vii. Alanson J. Whitney, b. 30 Dec 1855; d. 24 Jul 1856.
viii. Carrie C. Whitney, b. 11 Dec 1857, IN; d. 12 Oct 1870.
ix. Sarah Charlotta Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1860, IN; m. 13 Nov 1879, Allen Co., IN, George O. Maples.
x. Abbie Alice Whitney, b. 18 Mar 1863, IN; d. 31 Jul 1910, Jefferson Twp., Allen Co., IN; m. 9 Dec 1900, Allen Co., IN, Charles H. Mapel.

Notes

I suspect he is the son of the Jared Whitney listed in Jefferson in 1840. This Jared is probably the son of Family:Whitney, John (1751-1828), as this Jared had a brother named Alanson Whitney.

Census

1457 1469 Alanson Whitney 38 M - Farmer $600 N. York Almira " 28 F - " Elisa " 6 F - Ind. Attended school Jane " 4 F - " James " 3 M - " Samantha " 1 F - " John Cook 16 M - Laborer N. York Attended school

1288 1289 Alanson Whitney 38 M - Farmer $3000 $1000 New York Almira 30 F - do Eliza 16 F - Indiana Attended school James 12 M - do Attended school Symantha 11 F - do Attended school Lanora 9 F - do Attended school William 6 M - do Catharine 3 F - do Cyrus Fikes 20 M - do

24 25 Whitney, Alanson 54 M W Farmer $7000 $1400 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Elmira 50 F W Keeping house N.Y. -----, James E. 23 M W Farmer $600 -- Ind. Male citizen over 21 -----, Lenora 18 F W At home Ind. -----, William 16 M W At home Ind. Attended school -----, Catharine 12 F W Ind. Attended school -----, Sharlotte 9 F W Ind. Attended school -----, Abba 7 F W Ind. Attended school Perrot, Marcel 17 M W Works on farm France Parents foreign born, Illiterate

Alonson WHITNEY 63 Self M M W NY Farmer MA NY Almira WHITNEY 59 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Abbie A. WHITNEY 17 Dau F S W IN NY NY Cathrine WYMER 16 Oth F S W OH Servant PA OH Frank PIO 19 Oth M S W IN Works On Farm FRANCE FRANCE Thos. DIGNAN 17 Oth M S W IN Works On Farm IRELAND IRELAND

60 60 Crawford, Adam C. Head W M Jul 1845 54 mar 28 Ohio Ohio Ohio Grocer, Owns free house -----, Lenora J. Wife W F Jun 1851 48 mar 28 3ch 1liv Indiana New York New York -----, Marion Son W M Feb 1875 25 mar 1 Indiana Ohio Indiana Grocers clerk -----, Gertrude A. Dau W F Jul 1881 18 sgl Indiana Ohio Indiana -----, Laura J. DiL W F Jan 1875 25 mar 1 1ch 1liv Indiana Ohio Ohio -----, Georgie M. GDau W F Oct 1899 9m sgl Indiana Indiana Indiana Whitney, Abbey SiL W F Mar 1862 38 mar 11 3ch 2liv Indiana New York New York Todd, Lucy E. Srvt W F Oct 1867 32 sgl Indiana Ohio Ohio Servant

References

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #118118454, Alanson Whitney.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #58944629, Almira Whitney.

3.^  Valley of the upper Maumee River: with historical account of Allen ..., p. 403.

4.^  Valley of the upper Maumee River: with historical account of Allen ..., p. 401.

5.^  FindAGrave Memorial #58972298, Lenora J. Whitney Crawford.


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