Family:Whitney, David (c1785-1838)

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David6 Whitney (Joshua5, Joshua4, Joshua3, David2, Samuel1), was born between 1780 and 1790, Southampton Co., VA, and died 1838, Southampton Co., VA.

He married, 21 Dec 1811, Southampton Co., VA, Nancy Joyner. She was the daughter of William Joyner and Mary Whitney.

Nancy Whitney asked for letters of dismission from Black Creek Bapt. Church for herself and three daughters, Mary L., Catherine Presson and Louisa in 1853.

Children of David6 and Nancy (Joyner) Whitney:

i. Elizabeth7 Whitney, d. Apr 1841 per Black Creek Bapt Church records.
ii. Mary L. Whitney, b. c1812-1817, VA, d. 11 Nov 1896 (unmarried), per Southampton Co., VA death records.
iii. Catherine Whitney, b. 1819, VA m. 22 Jan 1840, Joel Presson.
iv. William Whitney, b. 1822, VA, d. a1850.
v. Louisa M. Whitney, b. c1827, unmarried in 1860, Southampton Co., VA census and was listed as a seamstress. Probably married to Arrington Gardner, b. c1813, d. a1870. Listed in 1870 Jerusalem, Northampton County, Census. Mary L. Whitney was also listed with this family.

Census

  • 1820, Southampton Co., VA: Whitney, David, 1 male 26-45, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 16-18, 2 males under 10, 2 females 26-45, 2 females under 10, 2 people engaged in agriculture, 1 female slave under 14.
  • 1830, Southampton Co., VA: David Whitney, 1 male 40-50, 1 male under 5, 1 female 60-70, 1 female 40-50, 1 female 20-30, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 5-10, 2 females under 5, 2 male slaves 10-24, 3 male slaves under 10, 2 female slaves 10-24, 1 female slave under 10, 18 people total.
  • 1840, Nottoway Parish, Southampton Co., VA: Nancy Whitney, 1 male 15-20, 1 female 50-60, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 5-10, 3 male slaves 5-10, 2 male slaves under 5, 1 female slave 10-24, 1 female slave 5-10, 4 female slaves under 5, 14 people total, 4 people engaged in agriculture.
  • 1850, Nottaway Parish, Southampton County, VA:

144 144 Nancy Whitney 45 F - Virginia Mary L. Whitney 33 F - do Catharine Prepon 31 F - do William Whitney 28 M - Farmer 2000 do Louisa M. Whitney 23 F - do Nancy Whitney 60 F - do

  • 1860 East Side, Nottoway Parish, Southampton County, Virginia, children listed after David's death.
  • 1870 Jerusalam, Northampton County, Virginia, Mary L. Whitney possibly listed with sister Louisa M. Whitney.

References

  • Pat Corbitt Johns to Whitney-L@Rootsweb.com, 9 Nov 1999

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