Family:Whitney, Edwin Emerson (1843-a1880)
Edwin Emerson9 Whitney (Peter Isaac8, Zerah7, James6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Peter Isaac8 and Betsey (Porter) Whitney, was born 14 Aug 1843, Cascade, MI, and died after 1880.
He married, 25 Dec 1866, Wayland, MI, Harriett Lucina Button, daughter of John Avery and Mary Anna (Lowton) Button. She was born 1 Mar 1848, Coldwater, MI, and died after 1880.
He enlisted in 1862 in Company B, 6th Regiment Michigan Cavalry; mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, KS, in 1865. For sometime he was a scout, employed by General Philip Sheridan; resided Sand Lake, MI.
Phoenix says the following:
- "Edwin Emerson Whitney, b. at Cascade, Mich., 14 Aug. 1843; a sawyer; married at Wayland, Mich., 25 Dec. 1866, by Rev. James Selkrig, to Harriet Lucina Button, who was born at Coldwater, Mich., 1 March 1848, dau. of John Avery and Mary Anna (Lowton) Button. They settled at Sand Lake, Mich., and were living there in Aug. 1874. He enlisted at Grand Rapids, Mich., 19 Sept. 1862, in Co. B, 6th Reg., Mich. Cavalry; and was mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 29 Nov. 1865. He was employed, for nine months, as a scout for Gen. Sheridan."
Children of Edwin Emerson9 and Harriett Lucina (Button) Whitney:
i. Henry Lowell10 Whitney, b. 5 Jun 1872, Sand Lake, MI.
162 164 Whitney, Edwin E. 26 M W Farmer $1000 $200 Mich. Male citizen over 21 -----, Hattie 22 F W Keeps House "
Edwin WHITNEY 37 Self M M W MI Hotel Keeper IL IL Harriet WHITNEY 33 Wife F M W MI Keeping House NY NY Harry WHITNEY 7 Son M S W MI At School MI MI Cornelia HART 49 Oth F W W NY Cook In Hotel MA NY Frank MORRIS 54 Oth M S W CAN Boarder Works In P. Mill CAN CAN Charles HART 45 Oth M S W NY Boarder Town Clerk NY NY Andrew CARRUTHERS 40 Oth M M W SCO Boarder Justice Of Peace SCO SCO Junius DURKEE 26 Oth M S W MI Clerk In Hotel NY NY John FORSYTHE 27 Oth M S W NY Boarder Night Clerk In Hotel NY NY Augusta PRINDLE 19 Oth F S W MI Washer Woman NY NY Emma HAYLE 22 Oth F S W MI General House Work --- --- Emma STODDARD 17 Oth F S W MI Dining Room Girl NY NY
- 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. 615.
- Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), pp. 1555; and p. 2247.