Family:Whitney, Alexis Randolph (1824-a1880)
He married, 14 Aug 1851, Mary J. Oakley. She was born 14 Aug 1830, Hillsdale, NY, and died after 1880.
Alexas R. Whitney was born in Orleans County, NY, and was but fourteen years of age when his parents migrated to Lee County, IL. 14 Aug 1851, he was married to Mary J. Oakley. His sons are married, associated with the father in the extensive business of the culture and shipping of fruit and the manufacture and sale of cider. He is prominently identified with horticultural matters in this state, and is associated with Frank Dysart, ex-president of the state board of agriculture and present postmaster at Franklin Grove. Mr. Whitney was one of the organizers of the state board of agriculture, forty years ago, and has been connected with it ever since. Mr. Whitney has steadfastly refused to hold office of any kind, and is the only surviving organizer of the board who has not filled some position; resided Franklin Grove, IL.
Children of Alexas R.8 and Mary J. (Oakley) Whitney:
i. Sarah J.9 Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1852; d. 9 Sep 1853. ii. Jesse R. Whitney, b. 14 Mar 1854; m. Ida M. Dysart. iii. Carrie L. Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1855; d. 30 Dec 1857. iv. Carrie L. Whitney, b. 16 Mar 1857; m. 24 Jun 1879, Albert N. Crawford.
- Ch.: Olive M., b. 28 Mar 1880; John R., b. 5 Apr 1882; Albert N., b. 19 Jul 1884; Robert D., b. 31 Oct 1886; Charlie L., b. 12 Mar 1889; resided Franklin Grove.
v. Nathan A. Whitney b. 6 Dec 1859; m. Hattie M. Timothy. vi. Mary J. Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1866; m. 19 Jun 1889, Clinton L. Booth; add. 228 Equitable Bldg., Denver, CO.
2244 2081 Alectra R. Whitney 36 M - Nursery Man 13000 20000 N.Y. Mary J. " 30 F - " Jesse " 6 M - Ill. Attended school Carrie " 2 F - " Nathan " 4/12 M - " Victor Wagoner 28 M - Gardner Germany Jacob " 20 M - Nursery man " Chas. Reich 25 M - Farm Laborer "
212 215 Whitney, A. Randolph 46 M W Nurseryman $50000 $4000 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 Mary J. 40 F W " Jesse R. 16 M W Ills. Carrie 13 F W " Nathan 11 M W " Mary 4 F W "
Alexis WHITNEY 56 Self M M W NY Nurseryman MA PA Mary WHITNEY 48 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY May WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W IL At School NY NY Nathan WHITNEY 89 Fath M W W MA Retired Nurseryman MA MA Polly SMITH 64 Sis F W W NY House Work MA PA Fred PASSANT 21 Oth M S W NOVA SCOTIA Farm Hand NOVA SCOTIA NOVA SCOTIA Peter TROSTLE 22 Oth M S W PA Farm Hand PA PA
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 584-585.