Family:Whitney, Eli (1820-1895)
Eli8 Whitney (Eli7, Eli6, Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Eli7 and Henrietta Frances (Edwards) Whitney, was born 24 Nov 1820, New Haven, CT, and died 17 Aug 1895, New Haven, CT, aged 74 years.
He married, 17 Jun 1845, Utica, NY, Sarah Perkins Dalliba. She was born 25 Mar 1824, New York, and died 12 Jan 1909 in her 84th year.
Sarah D. Whitney, wife of Eli, was admitted to the church 6 Sep 1846 from Reformed Dutch Church, Utica, N.Y.
Eli Whitney, Jr., son of the inventor of the cotton gin, was born in New Haven, CT, where he attended the public schools and was fitted for college. Entering Princeton he was graduated in the class of 1841. The following year he took his father's business, viz., the manufacture of arms for the United States government. In 1856 he ceased this branch of his manufacturing business, but resumed it again at the breaking out of the civil war in 1861, and continued it until 1866. The Whitney Arms Company, of which he is secretary and assistant treasurer, has manufactured thousands of muskets, rifles and revolvers of the most improved models. The company has also made many thousands of military arms for foreign governments, including muzzle-loading, breech-loading, magazine and repeating rifles. Mr. Whitney has been a member of both branches of the New Haven city government and a member of the board of public works. He was appointed one of the commissioners of the English exposition of 1862. He constructed from 1859 to 1861 the New Haven Water Works, and much of the work was done on his own credit, though built on contract for the New Haven Water Company, which organization he created. He has made many improvements in fire arms of all sorts and patented them, and has made improvements in machinery for making arms. He was on the Republican electoral ticket in Connecticut as presidential elector at large in the November election of 1892; resided 29 Elm St., New Haven, CT.
Children of Eli8 and Sarah Perkins (Dallibar) Whitney:
i. Eli9 Whitney, b. ca. 1842; bapt. "privately" 12 Jul 1846, New Haven, CT; d. 13 Jul 1846, aged 4 years, New Haven, CT. ii. Eli Whitney, b. 22 Jan 1847; bapt. 13 Jun 1847, New Haven, CT; m. Sarah S. Farnum. iii. Susan Huntington Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1849; d. 24 May 1885; m. 15 Oct 1873, Rev. Chauncey Bunce Brewster (a Mayflower Descendant); resided 53 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY; Rector Grace church, Brooklyn Heights. He was born 5 Sep 1848. She was admitted to the church 4 Mar 1870, on profession, New Haven, CT.
- Ch.: Eli Whitney, b. 15 May 1885; d. 29 May 1885.
iv. Fanny Whitney, b. 4 Apr 1851, Hamden, CT. She may be the same as Henrietta, below. v. Henrietta Edwards Whitney, b. ca. 1851; d. after 1910. She may be the same as Fanny, above.
14 16 Eli Whitney 29 M - Manufacturer $20000 Conn. Sarah D. " 26 F - New York Eli " Jr. 3 M - Conn. Susan W. " 1 F - " Thomas Clorhen 25 M - Laborer Ireland John Priest 33 M - Gardner Scotland Charlotte Barber 19 F - Conn. Mary Reardon 21 F - Ireland Illiterate Julia Cooney 30 F - "
3098 4813 Eli Whitney 39 M - Gunn & Pistol Manuf. $100000 $50000 Conn. Sarah " 36 F - New York Susan D. " 11 F - Conn. Attended school Henrietta E. Whitney 9 F - Conn. Attended school Henry E. " 13 M - " Attended school Eliza Bulkley 30 F - Cook Ireland Sylvester Callies 41 M - Gardener Conn. Ann Riley 30 F - Servant Ireland Catharine " 15 F - " "
454 695 Whitney, Eli 49 M W Fire arms Manufr. $135000 $100000 Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah D. 46 F W Keeping house $1000 New York -----, Eli 23 M W College graduate Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah H. 20 F W Conn. -----, Henrietta E. 18 F W Conn. Baugh, Thomas 30 M W Gardener Ireland Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 Keegan, Catharine 27 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born Neary, Ann 25 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born Gilchrist, Bridget 26 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born
Eli WHITNEY 59 Self M M W CT Fire Arms Mfger MA CT Sarah WHITEY 55 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Henrietta WHITNEY 27 Dau F S W CT At Home CT NY Mary KINSELLA 26 Oth F S W CT Servant IRE IRE Mary MAHER 58 Oth F W W IRE Servant IRE IRE Isabella FORSYTH 31 Oth F S W SCOT Servant SCOT SCOT Peter CORBET 32 Oth M S W SCOT Servant SCOT SCOT
39 52 Whitney, Sarah D. Head W F Mar 1824 76 wid 2ch 2lv New York Connecticut Connecticut Owns free house -----, Henrietta E. Dau W F May 1851 49 sgl Connecticut Connecticut New York Burr, Abby Ldgr W F Oct 1860 39 sgl Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut O'Neil, Maria K. Srvt W F Jul 1874 25 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Immigrated 1896 Bennett, Omer E. Srvt W M Aug 1866 33 sgl New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire Coachman
- 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. 437.
7.^ "Susan M. [Whitney], d. Eli, manufacturer, ae 30, res. Hamden, b. 1 Aug 1849, Hamden 2:64-65," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Hamden 2:64-65. Also, "Susan M. [Whitney], d. Eli, b. 1 Aug 1850," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Hamden 2:48. Also, "Eli [Whitney], manufacturer, ae 27, & [ ], ae 23, res. Hamden, had d. [ ] b. 1 Aug 1849," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Hamden 2:26-27