Family:Whitney, Alfred Rutgers (1835-a1892)

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Alfred Rutgers9 Whitney (James H.8, John7, John6, James5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1), son of James H.8 and Mary R. (Rutgers) Whitney, was born 26 Feb 1835, New York, NY, and died after 1892.

He married firstly, 5 Dec 1861, New York, NY, Adaline P. Nesbitt. She was born about 1839, NY, and died Aug 1878.

He married secondly, 1 Nov 1879, Mary L. Freeman. She was born about 1856, NJ, and died after 1892.

He was born in New York City, and started in the grocery business in 1853, but was not successful, as the war broke out and he lost heavily. He was employed by Capt. Ericsson and associates to take charge of all material for the Monitors, and when the war was over he began buying all the iron left over and selling it, and from this became an iron merchant and then built a rolling mill and wire nail factory. He has never held office, but has always been a Republican and took a deep interest in politics, and was a delegate from New York that nominated Harrison, but was for Depew; resided Morristown, NJ.

Children of Alfred Rutgers9 and Adaline P. (Nesbitt) Whitney:

i. Alfred R.10 Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1868; resided Everett, WA.
ii. Sallie Nesbitt Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1871.
iii. Elsie Montgomery Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1876.

Children of Alfred Rutgers9 and Mary L. (Freeman) Whitney:

iv. Lelia Whitney, b. 23 Aug 1882.
v. Howard Le Roy Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1884. In 1920 he obtained a passport for travel to Cuba representing his company, The M.W. Kellogg Co.
vi. Frank Whitney, b. 20 Dec 1885.
vii. Eleanor N. Whitney, b. 12 Sep 1887.
viii. Roger Van Rensselaer Whitney, b. 24 May 1889; d. 24 Jan 1895.
ix. Livingston Whitney, b. 12 Nov 1890.
x. Maurice Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1892.

Census

329 Brick $18000 374 Miss Rebecca Deane 46 F - - Pakipsie Dutchess Co. - - 28 Boarding house - - - - - - - Miss Jane Fowler 24 F - Niec Dutchess Co. - - 4 " - - - - - - - Mrs. Witney 55 F - Brdr City N.Y. - W 55 Iron Mer. 1 - - - - - - Charles " 24 M - " " - - 24 Iron Mer. 1 - - - - - - Henry " 21 M - " " - - 21 Clerk 1 - - - - - - Alfred " 20 M - " " - - 20 Clerk 1 - - - - - - Mrs. James Smith 55 F - " " - W 55 - - - - - - - - Mr. Benj. Curtis 42 M - " " - W 42 Provision Dealer 1 - - - - - - Elizabeth " 11 F - " " - - 11 - - - - - - - - Charles Willard 20 M - " " - - 20 Clerk 1 - - - - - - Mary Farrell 20 F - Srvt Ireland - - 5 Svt. - - - - - - - Agnes Collins 18 F - " " - - 5 " - - - - - - - Hannah Walker 10 F - " " - - 9 " - - - - - - -

26th Street 139 -- Whitney, Alfred R. 35 M - Iron Merchant N.Y. " Adeline 31 F - " " Alfred R. 2 M - " Ruddow, Annie 25 F - Domestic Ireland Darling, Ellen 18 F - " "

Alfred R WHITNEY 45 Self M M W NY Iron Merchant MA NY Mary L WHITNEY 24 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NJ NY Alfred R WHITNEY 11 Son M S W NY At School NY NY Sarah N WHITNEY 9 Dau F S W NY At School NY NY Elsie M WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W NY NY NY

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