Family:Whitney, Edson (1798-1865)

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Edson8 Whitney (Luther7, Nathaniel6, Samuel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Luther7 and Jerusha (Burnham) Whitney, was born 1798, VT, and died May 1865, KS.

He married, Hancock Co., IL, Martha Hill, daughter of Charles Hill. She was born about 1805, KY, and died after 1860.

Edson, son of Luther Whitney b. 1777 Vermont was a prominent Whig politician in the history of Hancock County, Illinois. He was Sheriff for many years and "In the difficulties between the old citizens and Mormons he took an active part." He removed his family to Leavenworth, KS, about 1855.[1]

Questionable that Edson was the person killed in St. Louis according to Pierce. It might have been brother Cooley Whitney.[2]

Children of Edson8 and Martha (Hill) Whitney:

i. William9 Whitney, b. 1842, IL.
ii. Luther James Whitney, b. 1844, IL; m. (?Sarah) Jane Palmer.
iii. Irene Whitney, b. ca. 1845, IL.
iv. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 1854, IL.

Census

122 124 Edson Whitney 50 M - Merchant $10000 Vt. Martha " 44 F - Ky. Sarah Stith 20 " - Ills. Willis " 25 M - None Mo Charles Whitney 16 M - " Ills. Martha " 12 F - " William C. " 11 M - " Irene " 6 F - "

1678 1464 E. Whitney 59 M - Dispatch Office Vermont Martha 56 F - Ky. Sarah E. Stolk 29 F - Ill. William C. Whitney 29 M - Farmer Do Irene 16 F - Do Eliza 5 F - Ohio Mary Klaufe 15 F - Sweden Rebecca Golling 7 F - N.Y. Bertha 4 F - Kansas

  • 1860, Luther not found.

References

1.^  History of Hancock County, Illinois, by Th. Gregg (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1880).

2.^  Personal communication 7 Nov 2009.


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