Family:Whitney, Brayton (1828-1892)

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Brayton Whitney (Daniel), son of Daniel and Arvilla (Marsh) Whitney, was born 22 Jul 1828, Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., NY, died 5 Aug 1892, Hesper, Winneshiek Co., IA, buried in Burr Oak Cemetery.

He married 30 Dec 1852, Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY, Martha Rockwood, daughter of Lewis and Sybel (Cummings) Rockwood. She was born 17 Nov 1834, Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY, died 4 Dec 1896, Hesper, Winneshiek Co., IA, buried in Burr Oak Cemetery.

Brayton and Martha Rockwood Whitney, natives of the state of New York, married there and came west in 1857. They first settled in Wisconsin, near the town of Watertown. In 1861 he enlisted in Company B, 29th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and later he was transferred to the 16th Ohio Light Artillery. After three years of loyal service he received his discharge and returned to Watertown. He was also a sailor for many years on the Great Lakes, his run between Oswego and Chicago, when it was yet Fort Dearborn. In the year 1867 they came to Hesper township. He purchased a farm in Section 18, where they lived all the rest of their lives. He and his wife became the parents of seven children.

Children of Brayton and Martha (Rockwood) Whitney:

i. Lewis B. Whitney, b. 29 Mar 1855, Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 2 Nov 1940, Decorah, Winneshiek Co., IA, buried in Burr Oak Cemetery. He married 1882, Winneshiek Co., IA; Ella L. Cratsenberg, daughter of Ahndrew and Julia (Phelps) Cratsenberg. She was born Mar 1857 probably in Lewis Co., NY, died 1935, Decorah, Winneshiek Co., IA, buried in Burr Oak Cemetery. No children.
ii. Perry H. Whitney, b. May 1858, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI; m. Ellen Loretta Keefer.
iii. Clara L. Whitney, b. 30 May 1861, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI; m. Sherwood Benedict.
iv. Milton D. Whitney, b. 28 May 1868, Hesper, Winneshiek Co., IA; m. Fannie Ruth Maltby.
v. Claude Rockwood Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1871, Hesper, Winneshiek Co., IA; m. Nellie May Miller.
vi. Cora B. Whitney, b. Feb 1876, Hesper, Winneshiek Co., IA; d. 12 May 1957, Decorah, Winneshiek Co., IA; m. William L Darling.
Ch.: William L.
vii. Alice L. Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1878, Hesper, Winneshiek Co., IA; d. 25 Jun 1882, Hesper, Winneshiek Co., IA.

Census

31 31 Daniel Whitney 55 M - Farmer $1400 New York Arvilla " 48 F - " " Daniel " Jr. 25 M - " " Brayton " 22 M - " " Sarah M. " 19 F - " " Clarissa " 15 F - " " Attended school Frances " 13 F - " " Attended school Julia " 11 F - N.Y. Attended school Jane " 4 F - " Mary " 1 F - "

20 Frame $1000 20 Lewis Rockwood 50 M - - Mass. 1 - 49 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Sibel Rockwood 46 F - Wife Jeff. 1 - 45 - - - - - - - - Jane Rockwood 24 F - Chld do - - 24 - - - - - - - - Elim Rockwood 22 M - " do - - 22 - 1 - - - - - - Martha Rockwood 20 F - " do - - 20 - - - - - - - - Morgan Rockwood 18 M - " do - - 18 Farmer - - - - - - - James Rockwood 16 M - " do - - 16 - - - - - - - - George Rockwood 14 M - " do - - 14 - - - - - - - - Levi Rockwood 12 M - " do - - 12 - - - - - - - - Clarisa Rockwood 8 F - " do - - 8 - - - - - - - - Pery Rockwood 4 M - " do - - 4 - - - - - - - - Clark Rockwood 2 M - " do - - 2 - - - - - - - - Braton Whitney 23 M - SiL do - - 10 Sailor 1 - - - - - - Lewis Whitney 2m M - GSon do - - - - - - - - - - -

1162 1169 B. Whitney 32 M - Farmer $800 $425 New York Martha " 26 F - " Lewis " 5 M - " Perry " 2 M - Wisconsin C. W. Rockwood 19 M - Farm laborer New York

71 71 Whitney, Braden 41 M W Farmer $1500 $900 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 36 F W Keeping House New York -----, Lewis 15 M W Farm Laborer New York Attended school -----, Perry 12 M W Attending School Wisconsin Attended school -----, Clara 9 F W Wisconsin Attended school -----, Milton 2 M W Iowa Marsh, William 50 M W Carpenter New York Male citizen over 21

Braden WHITNEY 51 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Martha M. WHITNEY 45 Wife F M W NY Keeping House VT VT Louis B. WHITNEY 25 Son M S W NY Farmer NY NY Perry H. WHITNEY 22 Son M S W WI Farmer NY NY Milton WHITNEY 12 Son M S W IA Attending School NY NY Claude WHITNEY 9 Son M S W IA Attending School NY NY Cora WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W IA NY NY Allie WHITNEY 1 Dau F S W IA NY NY Rosa MARSH 24 Cous F S W WI Keeping House NY NY

72 76 Brayton Whitney 100 8 7 SW SW 56 M - m Farmer New York Martha Whitney " 51 F - m Keeping House " Milton Whitney " 15 M - - - Winneshiek Co. Claude Whitney " 13 M - - - Winneshiek Co. Cora Whitney " 9 F - - - Winneshiek Co.

103 109 Whitney, Lewis [?B. C. V.?] 28 M - m Dry Goods & Grocery N.Y. Ella " 26 F - m H. K. "

1 1 Whitney, Martha M. 60 F W w N.Y. Keeping House Methodist " Caud R. 23 M W m Winneshiek, IA Farmer " Military, Voter " Nellie M. 21 F W m Winneshiek, IA Keeping House " " Cora B. 18 F W s Winneshiek, IA Dressmaker " " Brayton 0 M W - Winneshiek, IA - -

245 257 Lewis B. Whitney 40 M W m New York [???????] Unity Military, Voter Ella L. Whitney 38 F W m " Keeping House " Maria Whitney 26 F W s Ohio Milliner Congr. Nellie Whitney 23 F W s Iowa School Teacher Meth.

230 241 Whitney, Louis Head W M Mar 1855 45 mar 17 New York New York New York Bank pres., Owns free house -----, Ella L. Wife W F Mar 1857 43 mar 17 0ch 0liv New York New York New York Beck, Iva Ldgr W F Feb 1874 26 sgl Iowa New York Vermont Teacher Nosseth, Julia Srvt W F Sep 1870 29 sgl Iowa Norway Norway Servant Algyor, Durwin R. Ldgr W M Aug 1875 24 sgl Iowa New York New Hampshire Bank clerk McKay, Mae Ldgr W F Apr 1875 25 sgl Iowa New York New York Teacher

References

  • Census records

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