Family:Whitney, Elisha Miller (1806-a1880)

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Elisha Miller7 Whitney (Nathan6, Hezekiah5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Nathan6 and Anna (York) Whitney, was born 18 Sep 1806, Esopus, NY, and died after 1874.

He married, 18 Aug 1831, Syracuse, NY, Helen Sophia Forman, daughter of Joshua and Margaret Ann (Alexander) Forman. She was born 30 Mar 1814, Syracuse, NY, and died after 1874.

Phoenix says the following:

"Elisha Miller Whitney, b. in Esopus, N.Y., 18 Sept. 1806; a merchant; married, 18 Aug. 1831, at the house of Dr. M. Williams, in Syracuse, N.Y., by Rev. Dr. Dyer, Episcopal, to Helen Sophia Forman, who was born in Syracuse, 30 March 1814, dau. of Joshua and Margaret Ann (Alexander) Forman. They settled at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and, in 1874, were living at 318 Main Street, where he was engaged in the carpet trade."

Children of Elisha Miller7 and Helen Sophia (Forman) Whitney:

i. Forman J.8 Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1832, Poughkeepsie, NY; m. Alice Hicks.
ii. James Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1834, Poughkeepsie, NY; d. 17 Dec 1839, Poughkeepsie, NY; bur. Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
iii. Henry Sheldon Whitney, b. 24 Nov 1836, Poughkeepsie, NY; m. Susan Disbrow.
iv. Mary Elizabeth Leavenworth Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1839, Poughkeepsie, NY; m. 18 Jan 1866, in her father's house, by Rev. James L. Corning, Congregational, Edward R. Sherman, an operator in oil, of Pit Hole City, PA. She d. 29 July 1866, Poughkeepsie, of consumption, and was buried in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. He was living at Titusville, PA, in 1874.
v. Margaret Ann Whitney, b. 5 Jan 1841, Poughkeepsie, NY; m. Ross Leslie.

Census

7 13 Elisha Witney 42 M - Merchant N.Y. Attended school Helen " 35 F - " Attended school Sarah Plane 36 F - " Attended school Farman Witney 18 M - Clerk " Attended school Henry " 13 M - " Mary " 11 F - " Margarett " 9 F - " Nathan " 78 M - None Conn.

1492 2171 Elisha M. Whitney 53 M - Cleark $500 N.Y. Hellen S. " 46 F - " Mary E. Whitney 21 F - N.Y. Margaret A. " 19 F - " Catharine Ringwood 26 F - Domestic Ireland

283 402 Whitney, E. M. 63 M W Dry Good Clerk $400 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Helen F. 55 F W Keeping House N.Y.

Elisha WHITNEY 74 Self M M W NY Carpet Store Clerk CT NY Helen S. WHITNEY 66 Wife F M W NY At Home NY SCO

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