Family:Whitney, Charles Gerard Blake (c1834-a1890)

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Charles Gerard Blake1 Whitney, parentage unknown, was born about 1834, possibly Lancaster, England, and died after 1890.

He married, before 1877, Sarah Lydia (Morrison) Covey, daughter of Horace and Mary Jane (Stone) Morrison. She was born about Aug 1845, Canada, and died 28 Oct 1940, Burke, NY. She was buried in Ridgeway Cemetery, Burke, NY.[1] She had married firstly, before 1865, Charles Wesley Covey, who died 24 Mar 1874, Clinton Mills, NY.

Sarah was married twice. Her first husband was Mr. Covey. Her second husband was Charles Whitney and soon after they married, they moved to Ellenburg, NY, and resided there for a few years. They returned to Burke, NY, in circa 1885 and remained thereafter. They had a son, Harrison, and 2 daughters, Frances (Moore) and Belinda (Smarup).

Charles is alleged to be in Dannemora Prison, Dannemora, NY, in 1870, but no record of that has been found.

Children of Charles Wesley and Sarah Lydia (Morrison) Covey:

i. Roxanna Jane Covey, b. 12 Jul 1865, NY; d. 27 Jan 1937; m. Fred Guyette
ii. Etta Mae Covey, b. 1867, Clinton Mills, NY; d. bef. 1890.
iii. Rolin Lawrence Covey, b. 5 May 1869, Clinton Mills, NY; d. 25 Apr 1917, Amsterdam, NY; m. Annie Reid.
iv. Charles Wesley Covey, b. 1871, NY; d. 1922, Amsterdam, NY; m. Sarah Carr.
v. Belinda Covey, b. ca. 1873, Burke, NY; d. aft. 1911; m. Chris Larson Smarp.

Children of Charles Gerard Blake1 and Sarah Lydia (Morrison)(Covey) Whitney:

i. Harrison Isaac2 Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1877, Malone, NY; m. Emma Provensier.
ii. Frances Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1880; d. 30 Aug 1950; bur. Ridgeway Cemetery, Burke, NY;[2] m. John Washington Moore.
iii. Gerard Horace Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1882, Rogersville, NY; d. 21 May 1926; m. Frances D. Morrison.
iv. Cortis Edward Whitney, b. 10 May 1884; "Ed" d. 20 May 1916; m. Dorthy Covey.

Census

144 151 Blake, Charles ---- W M 46 mar Farmer England England England -----, Sarah Wife W F 35 mar Keeping house Canada New Hampshire Canada -----, Roxana Dau W F 14 sgl At home N.Y. England Canada -----, May Dau W F 13 sgl At home N.Y. England Canada -----, Rolan Son W M 11 sgl At home N.Y. England Canada -----, Charles Son W M 9 sgl N.Y. England Canada -----, Belinda Dau W F 7 sgl N.Y. England Canada -----, Isaac Son W M 2 sgl N.Y. England Canada Morrison, Jane Moth S F 61 wid Keeping house Canada Unknown Unknown

16 17 Charles Whitney, alias William Blake Private D 16 NY Cav 7 May 1862 3 Oct 1865 3y 9m 26d -----

  • 1900: not found.
  • 1905 State Census, Burke, Clinton Co., NY, p. 7:

Whitney, Sarah L. Head W F 59 Canada 55 Al House work OA Moore, Frances Dau W F 24 United S. Cit House work W -----, William W. Son W M 3 United S. Cit At home -----, Ana L. Dau W F 9m United S. Cit At home -----, Charles L. Son W F 9m United S. Cit At home

  • 1910, Hammond Crippen Road, Burke, Clinton Co., NY, p. 7B:

145 148 Whitney, Sarah L. Head F W 64 wid 9ch 7liv Can-English New Hampshire Can-English Own Income Moore, Frances Dau F W 30 mar1 9 New York Eng-English Can-English None -----, Walter GSon M W 8 sgl New York New York New York None -----, Leonard GSon M W 6 sgl New York New York New York None -----, Laura GDau F W 6 sgl New York New York New York None -----, Ina GDau F W 2 sgl New York New York New York None -----, Ola GDau F W 2 sgl New York New York New York None

  • 1915 State Census, Wetherall Road, Burke, Clinton Co., NY, p. 5:

Whitney, Sarah Head W F 70 Canada English 67 Cit Farmer OA " , Harrison Son W M 36 U.S. Cit House Work " , Leon GSon W M 6 U.S. Cit School

  • 1920, Burke, Clinton Co., NY, p. 1A:

19 20 Whitney, Sarah L. Head F W 74 wid 1870 Al Canada English New Hampshire Canada English Farmer general farm, Owns free farm -----, Harrison Head M W 41 wid Unk Unk England English Endland English Canada English Laborer dairy farm -----, Leon Son M W 10 sgl New Hampshire New York New York None

  • 1925 State Census, Watreau Road, Burke, Clinton Co., NY, p. 11:

Whitney, Sarah L. Head W F 79 U.S. C. Farmer OA Whitney, Harrison Son W M 47 U.S. C. Farm work W Whitney, Leon GSon W M 16 U.S. C. School

  • 1930, East Burke Road, Burke, Clinton Co., NY, p. 43/2A:

23 24 Whitney, Sarah L. Head F W 84 wid Canada English New Hampshire Canada English 1860 Na None, Owns house -----, Harrison I. Son M W 52 wid New York North England Canada English Laborer general farm -----, Leon F. Gson M W 21 sgl New Hampshire New York New Hampshire Farmer general farm

  • 1940, Burke, Clinton Co., NY:

82 Owns $2500 farm Whitney, Sarah Head F W 94 wid New York Same house -- -----, Harrison Son M W 60 wid New York Same house --

References

  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #57259444 Sarah Morrison Covey Whitney.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #57209368 Frances Whitney Moore.


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