Family:Whitney, Elijah (1790-1870)

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Elijah Whitney (Samuel, Elijah), son of Samuel and Sibbel (Phillips) Whitney, was born 14 Mar 1790, Albany Co., NY, and died 10 May 1870, Sanford, NY, aged 80 years of a stomach ailment,[1] aged 80 years 1 month 26 days. He was buried in McClure Cemetery, Sanford, NY.[2]

He married firstly, say 1820, Polly Boomhour, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Gregory) Boomhour/Baumhauer. She was born 10 Jun 1802, Delaware Co., NY, and died 16 Mar 1862, Sanford, NY. She was buried in McClure Cemetery, Sanford, NY.[3]

He married secondly, between 1865 and 1870, Charity (Houghtaling)(Orr)(Mickel) Hitchcock, daughter of Johannes and Geertje (Stikkel) Houghtaling. She was born 15 Feb 1793, Columbia or Delaware Co., NY, died 25 Nov 1878, Oneonta, NY. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY.[4] She had married firstly, about 1817, David Orr (1790-1819), secondly, about 1826, John Mickel (1785-1830), and thirdly, about 1833, Jabez Hitchcock (1774-1857).

Here is an abstract of his will:[5]

Elijah Whitney of Sanford, Farmer;
To son Samuel Whitney, $850;
To daughters Hannah Gregory, $850;
To Electa Hamlin, $850;
To Ann Wheaton, $850;
To Rachael Huyck, $850;
To Jacob Whitney Jenkins, $125;
To James Jenkins, $125;
To beloved wife Charity, her support during her life, in lieu of her "wright" of dower;
To son Jacob, all my personal property and all my real estate, after paying the aforesaid legacies and interest on the same;
Son Samuel Whitney executor;
1 Jan 1870;
Signed Elijah Whitney;
Witnesses Nelson Crane of Sanford and James W. Vandusen of Sanford.
Proved 11 Nov 1870.

Children of Elijah and Polly (Boomhour) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. Mary Whitney, b. ca. 1822, NY; d. bef. 1870; m. bef. 1845, Charles H. Jenkins, b. ca. 1811, NY; res. Windsor, Broome Co., NY, in 1850. Children:
a. Jacob Whitney Jenkins, b. ca. 1845; d. aft. 1870.
b. James H. Jenkins, b. ca. 1847; d. aft. 1870.
ii. Hannah Whitney, b. say 1824, NY; d. aft. 1870; m. ----- Gregory.
iii. Catherine Whitney, b. ca. 1827, NY; d. 8 Jul 1865, Sanford, NY; m. Noah Bathrick.
iv. Samuel Whitney, b. Jun 1828, Delaware Co., NY; m. Abigail -----.
v. Electa Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1831, Davenport, NY; d. aft. 1870; m. ca. 1855, Adam Kilbun Hamlin.
vi. Jacob Whitney, b. Jun 1832, Delaware Co., NY; m. Rosella Child.
vii. Rachel Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1834, Sanford, NY, or Delaware Co., NY; d. aft. 1870; m. Henry Huyck.
viii. Ann Whitney, b. ca. 1837, Delaware Co., NY; d. ca. 1885; m. ----- Wheaton.
ix. Philip Whitney, b. ca. 1838, NY; d. 27 Dec 1839, West Davenport, NY.
x. Ellen S. Whitney, b. ca. 1841, Delaware Co., NY; d. aft. 1855.

Census

278 280 Elijah Whitney 62 M - Farmer $2500 N.Y. Polly " 46 F - " Samuel " 21 M - " Jacob " 17 M - " Attended school Electa " 19 F - " Rachel " 15 F - " Attended school Ann " 13 F - " Attended school Ellen " 9 F - " Attended school Noah Bathrick 24 M - " Catharine " 23 F - " Emma " 3/12 F - " Amanda " 35 F - "

18 Framed $500 16 Eligah Whitney 65 M - - Albany Co. 1 - 13 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Polly " 53 F - Wife Delaware Co. 1 - 13 - - - - - - - - Samuel " 27 M - Chld " - - 13 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Electa " 25 F - " " - - 13 - - - - - - - - Jacob " 23 M - " " - - 13 Farmer 1 - - - - - - Rachel " 21 F - " " - - 13 - - - - - - - - Anne " 19 F - " " - - 13 - - - - - - - - Ellen " 14 F - " " - - 13 - - - - - - - - Jacob W. Jenkins 10 M - GrCh Otsego Co. - - 4 - - - - - - - - Amanda Whitney 43 F - Sist Delaware Co. - - 13 Taylorist - - - - - - -

1416 1416 Elijah Whitney 71 M - Farmer $8500 $980 N.Y. Polly " 56 F - " Jacob " 25 M - Farm Laborer " Jacob Jenkins 14 M - " Attended school James " 11 M - " Attended school

The Jenkins boys were grandsons.

43 Framed $250 43 Warren Blakesley 29 M - ---- Broome - 1 1 - - Farmer 1 - - - - - - - - - - Ellen Blakesley 24 F - Wife Delaware - 1 1 - - Elijah Whitney 75 M - ---- Albany - - - - - -- 1 - - - 1 - - - - - -

134 Frame $1000 144 Delos Gifford 46 M - ---- Otsego m Laborer - 1 - - 1 - Mary Gifford 40 F - Wife Delaware m - Ella N. Gifford 19 F - Dau Delaware s - Welling H. Gifford 16 M - Son Otsego s - Charity Whitney 82 F - MiL Delaware w -

References

1.^  1870 Mortality Schedule.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #69893393, Elijah Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #69893621, Polly Boomhour Whitney.

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #163974006, Charity Whitney.

5.^  New York, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999, from Ancestry.com.


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