Family:Whitney, Alexander (1789-1878)

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Alexander6 Whitney (Alexander5, Eleazer4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Alexander5 and Lois (Carroll) Whitney, was born 5 Dec 1789, Henniker, NH,[1] and died 26 Nov 1878, New London, NH.

He married, 24 Nov 1814, Henniker, NH, Lydia Foster.[2] She was born 2 Nov 1795, and died 27 Apr 1875.

He was a farmer; was a hard working, industrious, and honest citizen and respected by all who knew him. He moved from Henniker to New London in 1826. He resided Henniker and New London, NH.

Children of Alexander6 and Lydia (Foster) Whitney:

i. Aaron Foster7 Whitney, b. 26 Mar 1815, Henniker, NH;[3] d. 1 Jan 1830.
ii. Mary Story Whitney, b. 29 Mar 1817, Henniker, NH;[4] d. 14 Dec 1836; unmarried.
iii. Gilman H. Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1819, Henniker, NH;[5] m. Sarah Jane Durgan.
iv. William Story Whitney, b. 1 Nov 1822, Henniker, NH;[6] m. Mary B. Durgan.
v. George A. Whitney, b. 11 Feb 1825, Henniker, NH;[7] d. 14 Jun 1854, s.p.; m. 1 Sep 1852, Ann Eliza Jones. Was a lumberman and was killed by lightning while peeling bark. It seems likely that she was the Anna E. Whitney, daughter of Peter and Ann Eliza (-----) Jones, b. 1830, West Cambridge, MA, who m. 10 Dec 1862, Concord, NH, John McCarty Hammond.[8]
vi. Alonzo Whitney, b. Nov 1827; unmarried; resided New London, NH.
vii. Emeline L. Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1830; d. aft. 1900; unmarried; resided Ridgeway, IA.
viii. Livonia M. Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1833, New London, NH; m. 4 or 14 Dec 1862, Wilmont, NH, Daniel S. Piper.[9] Children:
a. (daughter) Piper, b. 9 Mar 1870; d. 11 Mar 1870.
b. Myra Alice Piper, b. 15 Nov 1873; res. Medford, MN.
ix. Harriett N. Whitney, b. 8 Sep 1835, New London, NH; m. 13 Oct 1867, Sutton, NH, Erwin G. Cate.[10] Children:
a. Alice Carrie Cate, b. 22 Jan 1878; res. Boscowen, NH.
x. Charles Story Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1837; m. Laura A. Pearson.
xi. Jannett M. Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1840, New London, NH; d. 28 Mar 1872; m. 9 Jul 1865, Sutton, NH, Alonzo Phelps.[11] Pierce wrongly states that she was unmarried. Child:
a. Walter L. Phelps alias Whitney, b. Nov 1865, NH; in the 1870 census, he had the surname Phelps, but in 1880, he was living with his uncle Charles, with the surname Whitney. He m. 14 Jun 1894, Ridgeway, IA, Lottie Anna Martin, b. Aug 1870, IA, dau. of John and Mahala (Condrey) Martin.[12]

Census

5 5 Alexander Whitney 60 M - Farmer $1500 N.H. Lydia " 54 F - Mass. George " 25 M - Farmer " Alonzo " 22 M - " Emeline " 20 F - " Levonia " 17 F - " Attended school Harriet " 15 F - " Attended school Charles " 12 M - " Attended school Janette " 10 F - " Attended school

179 180 Alexander Whitney 70 M - Farmer $1000 $841 N.H. Lydia " 64 F - Mass. Alonzo " 31 M - Farm Laborer N.H. Emeline L. " 28 F - Factory Operative " Lovona M. " 26 F - " " " Harriet N. " 24 F - " " " Charles P. " 23 M - Farm Laborer " Jennette M. " 20 F - "

Store 444 442 Cyrus W. Cole 38 M - Merchant $800 $4000 N.H. Abby P. " 32 F - Milliner " Loren " 5 M - " Attended school Livona Whitney 25 F - Dress maker " Sophrona Hersey 22 F - " " "

160 159 Whitney, Alexander 80 M W Farmer $3000 $2000 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Lydia 74 F W Keeping house Massachusetts Phelps, Jenette 30 F W At home N.H. -----, Walter 4 M W N.H. Whitney, Charles 33 M W Farm Laborer N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Laura 28 F W At home N.H. -----, Carrie 4 F W N.H.

219 218 Piper, Daniel S. 36 M W Farmer $5000 $4500 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Livona 36 F W Keeping house N.H. Whitney, Emeline L. 38 F W Domestic servant N.H. Raynoe, Joseph 24 M W Farm laborer Canada East Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21

David PIPER 46 Self M M W NH Farmer NH NH Livona PIPER 46 Wife F M W NH House Keeping NH NH Mira PIPER 7 Dau F S W NH NH NH Emeline WHITNEY 49 SisL F S W NH NH NH Walter WHITNEY 13 Neph M S W NH At School NH NH

Chas. J. WHITNEY 42 Self M M W NH Farmer NH NH Laura WHITNEY 38 Wife F M W NH Keeping House NH NH Carrie E. WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W NH At School NH NH George WHITNEY 2 Son M S W NH NH NH Alonso WHITNEY 52 Bro M S W NH Farm Labor NH NH Emiline D. WHITNEY 50 Sis F S W NH NH NH Walter S. WHITNEY 14 Neph M S W NH NH NH

63 64 Whitney, Walter L. Head W M Nov 1865 34 mar 5 New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire R.R. station agent, Rents house -----, Lottie M. Wife W F Aug 1870 29 mar 5 0ch 0liv Iowa England Canada Eng. -----, Emeline L. Aunt W F Jun 1830 69 sgl New Hampshire Massachusetts Massachuetts

References

1.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

2.^  "Alexander Whitney & Lydia Foster, m. 24 Nov 1814, Henniker, Merrimack Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

3.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

4.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

5.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

6.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

7.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

8.^  "Anna E. Whitney (b. 1830, West Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, d. of Peter Jones & Ann Eliza) & John McCarty Hammond, m. 10 Dec 1862, Concord, Merrimack Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

9.^  "Lavina M. Whitney (b. 1833, New London, Merrimack Co., NH, d. of Alexander Whitney) & David or Daniel S. Piper, m. 14 Dec 1862, Wilmot, Merrimack Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

10.^  "Hattie N. Whitney (b. 1835, New London, NH, d. of Alexander Whitney & Lydia) & Erwin G. Cate, m. 13 Oct 1867, Sutton, Merrimack Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

11.^  "Jannette M. Whitney (b. New London, Merrimack Co., NH, d. of A. Whitney & Lydia F.) & Alonzo Phelps, m. 9 Jul 1865, Sutton, Merrimack Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

12.^  Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, at FamilySearch.org.


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