Family:Whitney, Edward Payson (1828-a1880)
He married, 22 Feb 1850, Nashua, NH, Josephine Stickney.
Edward P. Whitney was born in Nashua, NH; received his education in the public schools; learned the trade of a machinist of John H. Cage. Soon after, when the Mexican War broke out, he enlisted in navy, and sailed in the Frigate "Cumberland" for Vera Cruz, Mexico; remained in service about one year, than resumed his farming business, and has continue it most of the time since, is now in the employ of the Colt's Armory Works, Hartford, CT; he came 35 or 40 years ago, with others from the armory, went to London, England, with Colonel Colt, to establish works for manufacture of fire arms, in the old Parliament houses, remained about two years, then returned to Hartford. Some 16 years ago he went to Saint Petersburg, Russia, employed by the Russian government for one year to instruct the soldiers in use of the Berdah rifle made at the armory; he now resides in Hartford, has been and now is somewhat prominent in politics (Republican), is alderman and has held other positions of trust, etc.; resided 55 Huyshope Ave., Hartford, CT.
Children of Edward Payson8 and Josephine (Stickney) Whitney:
i. Helen L.9 Whitney, b. 16 Dec 1850; d. 8 Oct 1860. ii. Edward P. Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1854; d. 31 Dec 1867. iii. Elizabeth A. Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1856; m. 15 Oct 1879, Walter Lee Cheney; resided Hartford, CT.
- Ch.: Rowena, b. 8 Jul 1887; Amos E. and William L., b. 16 Feb 1892.
iv. Harry Otis Whitney, b. 15 Apr 1858; m. 15 Apr 1884, Emma E. Cramer; d. 9 Oct 1888; m.(2) 23 Nov 1892, Nellie J. Rice; resided Hartford, CT. He was b. Colts Meadow, Hartford, CT. Never knew anything until he was 8 years of age at that time he commenced to attend the public school in what is called the "Flat Iron" building; life uneventful except for school boy pranks until 14th year when he considered that he knew more than his teachers; gave up going to school and went to work for Hill's Archunedean Lawn Mower Company in 1872; on 8 Aug, left there and went to work for Mr. Frege a contractor in Colt's Pistol Factory; in 1880 left home and went to Bridgeport, CT, where he worked for the Frary Cutlery Company; with them until 11 Jun same year, when he moved to New Haven, CT, and went to work for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company where he has worked every since, except 7 months in 1883, when he went on a working trip to Cincinnati, OH; no work there, as expected; from there to Cleveland, OH, then to Detroit, MI, where he worked for the Detroit Novelty Manufacturing Company for 7 weeks; from there went to Chicago, IL, worked one week for the Eldredge Sewing Machine Company, then went further west in Cedar Rapids, IA; homesick and disgusted with the west, came back to New Haven, CT, in 1883. v. Josephine A. Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1861; m. 9 Nov 1882, Harry R. Knox; res., Hartford, CT.
- Ch.: James W., b. 21 Sep 1883; Clarence M., b. 16 Sep 1885.
544 632 Jesse Whitney 60 M - Shoemaker Massachusetts Rebecca " 59 F - " Edward " 23 M - None " Josephine " 21 F - " Charles " 20 M - None New Hampshire William " 18 M - Shoemaker " Eugene " 16 M - " " Attended school Richard " 14 M - " Attended school 633 George H. Whitney 28 M - Trader $1500 " Susan J. " 23 F - Massachusetts George F. " 4 M - New Hampshire Attended school Clarence R. " 1 F - "
890 961 Edward P. Whitney 31 M - Machinist $100 New Hampshire Josephine " 31 F - " Helen L. " 9 F - " Attended school Edward P. " 5 M - England Attended school Elizabeth A. " 4 F - " Henry L. " 2 M - Conn.
89 89 Whitney, Edward J. 42 M W Inspector of Fire Arms $1500 New Hampshire Male citizen over 21 -----, Josephine 42 F W Keeping House Do -----, Elizabeth A. 14 F W England Attended school -----, Harry Otis 11 M W Connecticut Attended school -----, Josephine A. 9 F W Do Attended school Hathanway, Lml. H. 20 M W Pistol Maker Massachusetts Zerby, Benton H. 26 M W " " Pennsylvania Male citizen over 21 Allen, George E. 22 M W " " Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 Stickney, Celia F. 20 F W Connecticut
Edward P. WHITNEY 52 Self M M W NH Works-Fire Arms MA MA Josephine WHITNEY 19 Wife F M W NH Keeps House MA MA Josephine A. WHITNEY 19 Oth F S W CT At School NH NH
David BOOTH 62 Self M M W CT Carriage Repairing CT CT Ann E. BOOTH 55 Wife F M W CT Keeping House CT CT Lillie A. COOK 24 Dau F W W CT At Home CT CT David H. BOOTH 22 Son M S W CT Works In Lumber Yard CT CT Fanny E. BOOTH 20 Dau F S W CT At Home CT CT Carrie C. BOOTH 14 Dau F S W CT At School CT CT Henry R. COOK 2 GSon M S W CT NY CT Harry O. WHITNEY 22 Oth M S W CT Works In Machine Shop CT CT Samuel MARCY 48 Oth M M W NH Works In Machine Shop NH NH Mary E. MARCY 31 Oth F M W NY NY NY Mary GOULD 84 MotL F W W CT CT CT
- 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. 497.