Family:Whitney, Elijah Ward (1816-1904)

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Elijah Ward7 Whitney (William E.6, John5, (poss.)Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of William E.6 and Sarah (Brackett) Whitney, was born 27 Mar 1816, Orleans Co., NY, or about 1815, ME, and died Aug 1904, Armour, Douglas Co., SD.

He married, 5 May 1847, La Salle Co., IL, Olive M. Davis, daughter of John C. and Hepsibah (Norton) Davis. She was born 27 Mar 1829, New Portland, Somerset Co., ME, and died 12 Jan 1886, Sheridan, IL.

On Sept 12, 1854, Elijah W. Whitney and Olive M. Whitney sold land for the consideration of $40.00 paid by Thomas Finnie. All parties were from Kendall County, IL. This record is at the Kendall County court house in Yorkville, IL. It is in book N on page 100.

On March 4th, 1869, land was purchased by Elijah W. Whitney from Tristram Norton (Elijah's wife's (Olive M.) grandfather.) Tristram Norton was from Franklin County in the State of Maine. The price was $170.00. Elijah was from the County of Kendall and State of Illinois. Tristram's wife, Sally Norton was all mentioned on the record. Documentation of this record is at the Kendall County Court House in Yorkville, Kendall County, IL. It is in book 27 and on pages 365 and 366.

From the Fair Dealer, Ottawa, IL, Friday September 2, 1904. Elijah Ward Whitney, one of Mission townships's old and respected citizens, died at the home his daughter, Mrs. Ida M. Best, Armour, S. D., August 14, and the remains were brought to Sheridan, and the burial took place in the Newark-Millington cemetery.

Children of Elijah Ward7 and Olive M. (Davis) Whitney:

i. Frances8 Whitney, b. ca. 1841, IL; not in family in 1860. Her maternity is in doubt.
ii. Franklin Henry Whitney, b. 1 Jul 1848, Kendall Co., IL; d. 26 Dec 1930, Yankton, SD; m.(1) Ebbie Fahrner; m.(2) Eva Holmes; m.(3) Charlotte M. Pierce; m.(4) 9 Feb 1886, La Crescent, MN, Laurine E. Williams.
iii. Nellie Francis Whitney, b. 15 Dec 1849, Newark, IL; d. 15 Apr 1936, Lennox, Lincoln Co., SD; m. 14 Jan 1872, Hudson, LaCroix Co., WI, John Elmer Davis.
iv. Eva A. Whitney, b. ca. 1854, IL; d. after 1870.
v. Ezra Whitney, b. ca. 1855, IL; not in family in 1870.
vi. Ada B. Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1856, IL; d. after 1870.
vii. Ida May Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1856, Newark, IL; d. 25 Mar 1941, Carter, Tripp Co., SD; m. 1875, Edward Harry Best.
viii. Eugene Frederick Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1861, Mission, IL; d. 19 Dec 1905, Kendall Co., IL.

Census

54 54 Elijah Whitney 35 M - Farmer $800 Maine Olive 23 F - Vermont Frances 9 F - Illinois Henry 2 M - " Elias 31 M - Carpenter " Esther 7 F - " Nancy 17 F - "

Nancy is currently unidentified.

1351 1271 E. W. Witney 43 M - Farmer 6500 1635 N.Y. Alice 30 F - Maine Frank 12 M - Ills. Attended school Hellen 9 F - do Attended school Ezra 5 M - do Attended school Ada 4 F - do Ida 4 F - do Paul Stearson 27 M - Farmhand Norway Chas. Hill 22 M - do N.Y. John Hunt 20 M - do do Esod Hunt 15 M - do do

133 132 Whitney, Elijah 54 M W Farmer $11520 $1200 N. York Male citizen over 21 -----, Olive 41 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Frank 22 M W Farm Lab. Ills. Male citizen over 21 -----, Nellie 20 F W At Home " -----, Eva 15 F W At School " Attended school -----, Ada 14 F W " " Attended school Whitney, Ida 14 F W At School Ills. Attended school -----, Eugene 9 M W " " Attended school Galloway, Bertha 2 F W "

Elijah W. WHITNEY 64 Self M M W NY Farmer RI ME Olive M. WHITNEY 57 Wife F M W ME RI RI Eugene WHITNEY 18 Son M S W IL NY ME Birdie O. WHITNEY 12 GDau F S W IL MA IL

References

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