Family:Whitney, Daniel Milo (1815-1878)
Capt. Daniel Milo8 Whitney (Samuel7, Samuel6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Samuel7 and Hope (Blish) Whitney, was born 23 Jul 1815, Chesterfield, NY, and died 6 Jun 1878, Green Bay, WI.
He married, 2 Aug 1837, Keeseville, NY, Emily Reynolds. She was born 11 Jun 1813, Whitehall, NY, and died 29 Jun 1880, Green Bay, WI.
Daniel M. Whitney was born in Chesterfield, Essex County, NY, 23 Jul 1813 [sic: should be 1815.--RLW]. His early life was passed on a farm at Port Douglass, near Keeseville, NY. When a young man he belonged to the state militia of New York, and was appointed as ensign in the 37th Regiment of Infantry in 1832 by Gov. Enos T. Throop. (His commission signed by the governor his son, Rev. George A., has in his possession.) In 1833 he came west to Green Bay (then Navarino), WI, and was in the employ of his uncle, Daniel Whitney, one of the early settlers of that place. He continued in his uncle's employ for many years and traveled considerably in his interest. He afterwards entered into mercantile business and later became largely engaged in river navigation. For a number of years he commanded one of the larger bay steamers, The Fannie Fisk, plying between Green Bay and Marinette. For several years he was a large mail contractor between Green Bay and Lake Superior. In 1862 he was appointed postmaster at Green Bay; about the year 1869 he was appointed deputy U.S. marshal, an office which he held until his death, was also sheriff of Brown County. The funeral was the largest ever held in that city. He died 6 Jun 1878; resided Green Bay, WI.
Children of Daniel Milo8 and Emily (Reynolds) Whitney:
i. George A.9 Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1838; m. Marian J. Sherwood. ii. Henry E. Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1843; m.(1) Mary E. Brown; m.(2) Marion Roberts. iii. Charlotte Safford Whitney, b. 12 Dec 1846; m. 2 Jun 1869, Augustus Heber Reynolds, b. 22 Jun 1846; resided 435 Webster Ave., Green Bay, WI. Children: a. Henry Douglass Reynolds, b. 9 Jul 1872; d. 23 Sep 1884. iv. Myra Ellen Whitney, b. 3 Oct 1850 (adopted); m. (see) John O. Day, Jr. resided Milwaukee.
- 1840, Brown Co., Wisconsin Territory: Danl. M. Whitney, 3 males 20-29, 1 male 15-19, 2 males 0-4, 2 females 20-29, and 1 female 10-14.
- 1850, District Number 12, Brown Co., WI:
266 297 Daniel M. Whitney 34 M - Forwarding Merchant $2000 New York --- Emily " 37 F - New York --- George A. " 11 M - Wisconsin -X- Henry E. " 7 M - " --- Charlotte S. " 3 F - " --- Mary Showers 32 F - Germany ---
961 968 Daniel M. Whitney 45 M - Capt. St. Boat $3000 $500 N.Y. Emily " 46 F - N.Y. George " 21 M - Wis. Attended school Henry " 17 M - Wis. Attended school Charlotte " 13 F - Wis. Attended school Kate July 21 F - Servant Prussia Myra Hurlbut 9 F - N.Y. Attended school Charles E. Crane 33 M - Physician $200 Ohio Thos. Elli 30 M - Surveyor $200 Wis.
327 342 Whitney, Daniel M. 54 M W Assistant N.S. Marshal $6000 $500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Emily 56 F W Keeping House New York -----, Myra E. 19 F W New York Sherwood, Louise 23 F W Works in Printing Office Wisconsin Ryder, Mary J. 33 F W Teaching School New York
Emmeline WHITNEY 67 Self F M W NY Keeping House NY NY August REYNOLD 34 SonL M M W NY Clerk In Store NY NY Charlotte REYNOLD 33 Dau F M W WI At Home NY NY Henry REYNOLD 8 Neph M S W WI NY WI Mary CRAMER 18 Oth F S W WI Servant WI WI Josephine DUBOIS 19 Oth F S W CANADA Sewing Girl FRANCE CANADA
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 429.