Family:Whitney, Archibald (1780-1842)

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Archibald5 Whitney (Henry4, Josiah3, John2, Henry1), son of Henry4 and Eunice Clark) Whitney, was born Mar 1780, Derby, CT, baptized 14 May 1780, Derby, CT, and died 18 or 28 Sep 1842, Derby, CT.

He married, 2 Sep 1801, New York, NY, Nancy Brower, daughter of Theophilus and Mary (Bogart) Brower. She was born 29 Jan 1785, New York, NY, and died 22 Nov 1869, Derby, CT [Phoenix] or Sep 1869, Derby, CT, aged 86 of old age.[1]

Phoenix says the following:

Archibald Whitney, b. at Derby, Conn., in March 1780; baptized in the Congregational Church at Derby, 14 May 1780; a wholesale grocer in New York City, where he married, 2 Sept 1801, Nancy Brower, dau. of Theophilus and Mary (Bogart) Brower, of New York, where she was born 29 Jan. 1785. In 1802, he formed a copartnership with Elijah Hurnphreys, which continued under the name of Humphreys and Whitney, until 1814. From 1816 to 1825, he was a partner with his nephew, Giles Marlborough Whitney, in the firm of A. & G. Whitney. The City Directory shows that his place of business was at 22 Burling Slip, 1802-8; at 175 Front Street 1809-10; at 169 Front Street 1811-14; at 35 Water Street, 1815; at 50 Front Street, 1816-19; and at 59 Front Street 1820-5; while he resided, in 1802-4, at 31 Frankfort Street; in 1805-9, at 43 Frankfort Street; in 1810, at 14 Vandewater Street; in 1811-14, at 23 Frankfort Street; in 1816-7, at 5 Bridge Street; and in 1818-24, at 17 Bridge Street. He then moved to Derby, where he died or apoplexy, 28 (gravestone and church record say, 18) Sept 1842, and was buried in the old Episcopal Cemetery. She joined the Congregational Church at Derby, 29 May 1831; the record calls her "Mrs. Ann Whitney". She died, 22 Nov. 1869, at Derby, and was buried near her husband.

Children of Archibald5 and Nancy (Brower) Whitney:

i. Henry Whitney, b. 14 Nov 1802, New York, NY; m. Maria Frances Phillips.
ii. Maria Brower Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1804, New York, NY; bapt. and joined the Congregational Church in Derby, Conn., 5 Jun 1831; d. 12 Feb 1883, Birmingham, CT, aged 79 years;[2] "of Derby" m. 1 Dec 1840, Derby, CT, by Rev. Hollis Read, Congregational, Col. Josiah Mann "of New York City",[3] b. 6 Dec 1792, New York, NY, son of Asa and Hephzibah (Conant) Mann, of New York, and g. son of Thomas Mann. He died at his residence, 141 West Thirty-sixth Street, New York, 8 Feb 1873, in the 81st year of his age, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. She was living at Birmingham, CT, in Aug. 1874, without children.
iii. Alfred Whitney, b. 29 May 1806, New York, NY; d. 28 May 1839, Derby, CT, and was buried in the old Episcopal Cemetery; unmarried.
iv. Archibald Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1808, New York, NY; d. 10 Jan 1849, Derby, CT, and was buried there, in the old Episcopal Cemetery; unmarried.
v. Thomas Vose Whitney, b. 15 Aug 1810, New York, NY; d. m. 13 Mar 1842, Birmingham, CT, Nancy Morgan Powe,[4] dau. of Major Powe, late of Derby, Conn., where she was born 4 Oct. 1819. He died at Ansonia, Conn., of apoplexy, 15 May 1873. A local paper said: "Mr. Whitney was a citizen of Derby for fifty years, and well known in all this region; and his sudden death will be deeply lamented by our whole community." Their children all died in infancy, before being named.
vi. Ann Eliza Whitney, b. 15 Mar 1813, New York, NY; m. 23 Nov 1836, Derby, CT, Peter Perry Phelps.[5]
vii. Susan Augusta Whitney, b. 10 Jan 1816, New York, NY; m. James Monroe Mann.[6]
viii. Jane Alida Whitney, b. 15 Nov 1818, New York, NY; was living at Birmingham, Conn., in 1880, unmarried.
ix. William Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1821, New York, NY.
x. Theophilus Brower Whitney, b. 5 Nov 1824, Derby, CT; d. 4 Apr 1825, Derby, CT, and was buried there.
xi. John Dore Whitney, b. 25 May 1827, Derby, CT; m. Mary Frances Parrott.

Census

386 400 Ann Whitney 66 F - N. York Susan A. Mann 34 F - Do Jane A. Whitney 31 F - Do James W. Mann 6 M - Conn. Catharine Leary 20 F - Ireland

604 626 Wm. W. Starr 32 M - Merchant Conn. Susan " 34 F - Do Wm. W. " 2 M - Do Henry S. " 1 M - Do Thomas V. Whitney 40 M - Agent $6000 N. York Nancy M. " 31 F - N. Jersey Nancy B. Sanford 50 F - $4000 Conn. Henry S. " 27 M - Sec. Legation "France" $11000 Do Eliza C. Sherwood 37 F - Do Wm. C. Bristol 32 M - Druggist Do Mary A. " 28 F - Do James " 1 M - Do Henry L. Weston 17 M B Waiter Do Hannah Coleman 19 F - Ireland

4 4 Ann Whitney 74 F - $6000 $2500 New York Susan A. " 42 F - $600 " Jane A. " 40 F - $250 " Wm. " 38 M - $3000 $3600 " Jno. B. " 34 M - $1000 Conn. Henry " 14 M - " Attended school Philip Wallace 38 M - Labourer Ireland 5 Jno. McBrien 25 M - " Scotland Sarah " 23 F - Conn. Thos. Rearadon 17 M - " New York

514 650 Thos. Whitney 50 M - N.Y. Nancy " 40 F - N.J. Louisa Powe 15 F - Conn. Attended school Wm. " 11 M - " Attended school Hannah Beassia 20 F - Servant Ireland

  • 1870, Ansonia, New Haven Co., CT:

138 152 Whitney, Thos. V. 60 M W Agt. Copper Mill $10000 $3000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Nancy 51 F W Keep House New Jersey Powe, Louisa 25 F W Home Conn. -----, William 21 M W Bokkeeper Do Male citizen over 21 Condon, Bridget 27 F W Servant Ireland Parents foreign born

  • 1870, Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT:

1099 1184 Ferris, Susan 71 F W Keeping house $2000 -- Conn Sarah 69 F W Conn. Whitney, Jane A. 61 F W Conn. Wimes, Henry 24 M W Conn. Male citizen over 21

Nancy WHITNEY 59 Self F W W NJ Keeping House ENG NJ Lewis POWE 58 Bro M W W NJ ENG NJ Louise POWE 34 NieceF S W CT NJ CT Mary MEEHAN 25 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE

Maria MANN 74 Self F W W NY Keeping House CT NY Jane WHITNEY 55 Oth F S W NY At Home CT NY

References

1.^  1870 Mortality Schedule

2.^  "1883: Mrs. Maria Brower, widow of Colonel Josiah Mann, and sister of William Whitney of Mont Clare, died on Feb. 12, aged 79, at her residence, Elizabeth Street, Birmingham," according to C.F.E. Hollis Hallett, Bermuda Index 1784-1914: an index of births, marriages, deaths, as recorded in Bermuda newspapers (Bermuda:Juniperhill Press, 1989).

3.^  "Maria Brower [Whitney], of Derby, m. Josiah MANN, of New York City, 1 Dec 1840, by Rev. Hollis RED, Derby 1:169," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records.

4.^  "Thomas V. [Whitney], m. Nancy M. POWE, 13 Mar 184[ ], by Rev. Jos[eph] SCOTT," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Derby 1:190.

5.^  "Ann Eliza [Whitney], m. Peter P. PHELPS, 23 [Nov 1836], by L. D. HOWELL," according to Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Derby 1:172.

6.^  "Susan A. [Whitney], of Derby, m. James M. McMANN, of New York, 17 Apr [1843], by Rev. W[illia]m Bliss ASHLEY, Derby 1:357," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Derby 1:357.


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