Family:Whitney, Dennis (1783-1865)

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Dennis6 Whitney (Samuel5, Eliakim4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Samuel5 and Elizabeth (Wright) Whitney, was born 6 Dec 1783, Stillwater, NY, and died 9 Apr 1865, West Bloomfield, NY.

He married, 17 Mar 1811, Richmond, NY, Elizabeth Betsey Henderson, daughter of James and Mary (Pollock) Henderson. She was born 17 Nov 1791, Northumberland, PA, and died 8 Aug 1853, Royalton Center, NY.

Phoenix says the following:

Dennis Whitney, b. at Stillwater, now Malta, N. Y., 6 Dec. 1783; a cabinet-maker and farmer; married, 17 March 1811, at Allen's Hill, Richmond, N. Y., Elizabeth Betsey Henderson, dau. of James and Mary (Pollock) Henderson, early settlers of Richmond, from Northumberland, Penn., where she was born 17 Nov. 1791. They dwelt at Allen's Hill till 1840, and then settled at Royalton Centre, N. Y., where she died 8 Aug. 1853, and was buried two miles north of there, in Green Mountain Cemetery. He died, 9 Ap. 1865, at the house of his daughter, Mrs. Genette (Whitney) Hill, in West Bloomfield, N. Y., and was buried at Allen's Hill. His wife was afterward removed to the same cemetery. They were communicants of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and their children also. Dennis Whitney, and his brothers, Charles and Lyman, are said to be the originals of "the Martins," in Allerton Parish, a Sunday-school novel, by Rev. John Norton, D. D.

Children of Dennis6 and Elizabeth Betsey (Henderson) Whitney:

i. Chancy Wright7 Whitney, b. 6 Jul 1812, Richmond, NY; m. Phebe Ann Leach.
ii. Janet Whitney, b. 2 Jan 1814, Richmond, NY; m. Daniel Mason Hale.
iii. Jane Elizabeth Whitney, b. 3 Jan 1816, Richmond, NY; m. 14 May 1835, Richmond, NY, Sireno French; lived at Conesus, NY, in 1874, a communicant of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
iv. Minerva Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1818, Richmond, NY; m. Augustus Lee Whedon.
v. Beachgood Whitney, b. 18 Jun 1820, Richmond, NY; m. Betsey Elizabeth Bennett.
vi. Altia Whitney, b. 5 May 1822, Richmond, NY; m. James Bowdoin Southworth.
vii. Edwin Henderson Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1826, Richmond, NY; m.(1) Olive Susan Ford; m.(2) Jennie Dodge.
viii. Ellen Mehetabel Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1826, Richmond, NY; m. Edwin Mosher.
ix. Dennis Whitney, b. 7 Aug 1828 (twin), Richmond, NY; m. 11 May 1854, Lockport, NY, Helen Marion Butrick, dau. of Riley Porter and Emily (Hobbs) Butrick, formerly of Bergen, NY, where she was born 26 May 1833. He was a dealer in real-estate. He dwelt in Lockport from 1848 to 1856; in Clinton County, IA, till 1 Jan. 1860; at De Witt, IA, till 20 Oct. 1871; at Chicago, IL., till 6 July 1872; at Lansing, MI, till 1 Feb. 1873; and then returned to De Witt, where he was living in 1880, without children. He lived in Belle Plaine, IA, in 1900 and 1910.
x. William Whitney, b. 7 Aug 1828 (twin), Richmond, NY; m. Catharine Reasoner.

Census

245 256 Dennis Whitney 66 M - Farmer N.Y. Betsey " 52 F - Penn. Ellen " 24 F - N.Y. Dennis " } 22 M - Farmer $300 " Wm. " } 22 M - " $300 " Jane Whedon 8 F - " Attended school

122 Framed $800 126 Dennis Whitney 26 M - - Ontario 1 - 2 Deputy Clerk of Cty. 1 - - - - - - H. M. Whitney 22 F - Wife Niagara - - 22 - - - - - - - - L. M. Butrick 12 F - Sist Do - - 12 - - - - - - - - Wm. Strong 36 M - Brdr Tompkins - - 18 Clerk in the Co. Clerks office 1 - - - - - -

98 Framed $500 99 William Whitney 26 M - - Ontario Co. 1 - 16 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Catharine Whitney 28 F - Wife Montgomery " 1 - 4 - - - - - - - - Dennis Whitney 71 M - Fath Saratoga " - 1 16 Farmer 1 - - - - - - Charles Whitney 69 M - Uncl do " - - 16 None - - - - - - Insane Ellen M. Whitney 28 F - Sist Ontario " - - 16 - - - - - - - - Jane L. Whedon 13 F - Niec Niagara " - - 13 - - - - - - - -

1650 1721 William Whitney 35 M - Day laborer $1500 N.Y. Kate " 33 F - Mich. Jenette 2 F - " Charles Whitney 60 M - N.Y. Insane Henry " 78 M - " Analisa Reasoner 30 F - Servant "

"Henry" above is otherwise unidentified. It seems possible that he was Dennis, instead, who has not otherwise been found, although alive at this date.

634 614 Dennis Whitney 31 M - R.R. F. Agt. $400 N.Y.

His wife Helen was not found.

  • 1870, DeWitt, Clinton Co., IA:

48 47 Whitney, Dennis 41 M W Real Estate Agnt $16125 $1000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Helen 35 F " Keeping House " "

Dennis WHITNY 51 Self M M W NY Real Est. & Loan Agent CT PA Helen WHITNY 45 Wife F M W NY Keeping House MA MA Riley P. BUTRICK 75 FatL M M W MA MA MA

299 302 Lawrence, Thomas Head W M Sep 1844 55 mar 38 New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey Dry goods merchant, Owns free house -----, Louise M. Wife W F Sep 1843 56 mar 38 2ch 2liv New York Connecticut Massachusetts Whitney, Dennis Brdr W M Aug 1828 71 mar 46 New York New York New York Whitney, Helen M. Brdr W F May 1833 67 mar 46 0ch New York Connecticut Massachusetts Lawrence, Helen B. Dau W F Aug 1877 22 sgl Iowa New Jersey New York Music teacher Johnson, Senie Srvt W F Jan 1881 19 sgl Denmark Denmark Denmark Servant, Immig. 1895

  • 1910, 1004 Eighth Street, Belle Plaine Ward 3, Benton Co., IA:

226 229 Lawrence, Thomas Head M W 65 m43 New Jersey New Jersey Georgia Retail merchant dry goods, Owns free house -----, Louise Dau F W 66 m43 2ch 2lv New York Connecticut Massachusetts None Sellars, Margaret Dau F W 42 w17 4ch 3lv Iowa New Jersey New York Sales woman dry goods -----, Louise GDau F W 16 sgl Iowa Iowa Iowa None -----, Lawrence GSon M W 12 sgl Iowa Iowa Iowa None -----, James Gson M W 10 sgl Iowa Iowa Iowa None Whitney, Dennis BiL M W 81 m56 New York New York New York None

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