Family:Whitney, Benjamin Franklin (1835-1867)

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Benjamin Franklin7 Whitney (Rufus5, [prob.] Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Rufus6 and Laura (Hatch) Whitney, was born 27 Sep 1835, Wyoming Co., NY, and died 4 Apr 1867, Gainesville, NY.

He married, either 30 Jul 1859, or about 10 Mar 1860, Leroy, NY, Amanda Malvina Holmes. She was born 23 Jan 1840, Portageville, NY, and died 7 Jun 1917, Batavia, NY.

Children of Benjamin Franklin7 and Amanda Malvina (Holmes) Whitney:

i. Harriett Isabel8 Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1860, NY; d. 9 Jul 1882; m. 13 Jul 1882, Leroy, NY, Thomas Brierly.
ii. Ina Leonora Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1862, Gainesville, NY; d. 19 Mar 1919, Batavia, NY; m. 24 Jul 1883, Leicester, NY, William Mason Robinson.
iii. Lena Amanda Whitney, b. 1 Jul 1864, NY; d. 24 May 1943; m.(1) 1884, Luther E. Pinney; m.(2) 1897, William J. Mankin.
iv. Frank Orlando Whitney, b. 10 Jan 1866, NY; d. 12 Nov 1949; m. 14 Jul 1912, Nella Gulbranson-Skeels.


222 223 Frank Whitney 24 M - Farmer $3800 $330 New York Married in year Amanda " 20 F - " Married in year

367 374 Holmes, John T. 58 M W Carpetner $2000 $1000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Harriet 49 F W Keeping House New York -----, Amanda 28 F W At home New York -----, Helen 24 F W At home New York Whitney, William 9 F W At home New York Attended school [sic]

NOTE: Amanda was actually Amanda (Holmes) Whitney, and should have been listed with that surname. "William" must be Harriet. Where other children are is unknown.

Harriett HOMES 59 Self F W W NY Keeping House VT VT Hellen HOLMES 36 Dau F S W NY At Home NY VT Amanda WHITNEY 40 Dau F W W NY Boarder NY VT Isabell WHITNEY 19 GDau F S W NY Boarder NY NY Frank WHITNEY 14 GSon M S W NY Tailors Apprentice NY NY

John CADY 53 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Leonora CADY 52 Wife F M W NY Keeping House VT VT Alice SWAZY 7 Oth F S W IL PA NY Lena WHITNEY 16 Oth F S W NY Servant NY NY


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