Family:Whitney, Benjamin Franklin (1832-1894)

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Benjamin Franklin7 Whitney (John McCall6, Benjamin5, John4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of John McCall6 and Mary Ann (McCluskey) Whitney, was born 26 Apr 1832, Mexico, NY, and died 22 Jan 1894. He is buried in New Forest Cemetery, Utica, NY.[1]

He married firstly, 10 Apr 1857, New York Mills, NY, Sophia Reagles. She died before 1860.

He married secondly, Mar 1860, Olivia Way, daughter of Francis and Emeline (Van Kleeck) Way. She was born Nov 1839, Poughkeepsie, NY, and died 20 Sep 1906. She is buried in New Forest Cemetery, Utica, NY.[2]

Benjamin Franklin7 and Sophia (Reagles) Whitney apparently had no children.

Children of Benjamin Franklin7 and Olivia (May) Whitney:

i. Charles E.8 Whitney, b. 16 Aug 1861, NY; m. Sophia Watts.
ii. Cora Belle Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1862, Binghamton, NY; d. 30 Dec 1948, Utica, NY; m. 20 Jun 1883, William H. Deming.
iii. Sarah Sophia Whitney, b. Oct 1865, NY; d. 1957; m. ca. 1881, Samuel Vandervoort.
iv. Emma E. Whitney, b. ca. 1872, NY.

Census

57 57 Francis Way 52 M - Blacksmith New York Emeline " 47 F - do Sarah Ann " 24 F - do Olivia Whitney 20 F - do Benjamin Whitney 29 M - Boatman $600 do Wilhelmina Way 15 F - do Attended school Francis " 10 F - do Attended school Samuel Nuttell 28 M - Engineer do Jane " 23 F - do Eva " 4 F - do Silas H. " 1 M - do James Gilliland 28 M - Peddlar do Anna " 21 F - do George " 4/12 M - do

Olivia's maiden name was "Way", not "May".

881 922 Benjamin Whitney 25 M - Boatman N.Y. Oliva " 21 F - " Wm. White 18 M - " " Moses Shean 22 M - " Ireland

This appears to be a duplicate enumeration of Benjamin and Olivia.

244 Framed $900 255 Benjamin Whitney 33 M - ---- Oneida - 1 1 - - Farm laborer 1 - - - - - - - - - - Oliva Whitney 23 F - Wife " 3 1 1 - - Charles Whitney 4 M - Chld " - - - - S Corra Belle Whitney 3 F - Chld Oneida - - - - S Sophia Whitney 8m F - " " - - - - "

90 96 Elizabeth Dillenbeck 69 F W Keeping House New York William Dillenbeck 28 M W In Cot. Factory do Male citizen over 21 97 Deborah Palmer 54 F W Keeping House do Melinda ----- 44 F W In Cot. Factory do 98 Benjamin Whitney 25 M W Farm Laborer do Alvira ----- 28 F W Keeping House do Charley ----- 8 M W do Cora ----- 7 F W do Sophia ----- 5 F W do

Despite his age being too young and his wife Olivia's name being garbled, I believe this is Benjamin and his family. See below. Apparently all the children were by the second wife.

Benjamin WHITNEY 49 Self M M W NY Laborer NY NY Olivia WHITNEY 39 Self F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Charles E. WHITNEY 19 Son M S W NY Works In Knitting Mill NY NY Cora B. WHITNEY 18 Dau F S W NY NY NY Emma E. WHITNEY 8 Dau F S W NY NY NY

John M. WHITNEY 36 Self M M W NY Overseer Of Weaving NY NY Minnie WHITNEY 27 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Margret WHITNEY 16 Niec F S W NY Cotton Weaver --- NY

Apparently Margaret in this record was the same as Sophia, daughter of Benjamin.

138 244 Vandervoort, Samuel Head W M Jul 1861 38 mar 19 New York New York New York Janitor, Rents house -----, Sophie Wife W F Oct 1865 34 mar 19 5ch 2liv New York New York New York -----, Hadley Son W M Nov 1881 18 sgl New York New York New York " -----, Leslie Son W M Dec 1889 10 sgl New York New York New York School, Attended school 10 mos. Whitney, Olivia MiL W F Nov 1839 60 wid 4ch 3liv New York New York New York Retired

References

  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #41209979, Benjamin F. Whitney.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #41209986, Olivia Whitney.


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