Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1805-1884)

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Dr. Ephraim7 Whitney (John6, Ephraim5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of John6 and Hannah (Bigelow) Whitney, was born 26 Feb 1805, Dummerston, VT,[1] and died 20 May 1884, Massena, NY.

He married, 21 Dec 1834, Mary Ann Dennison, daughter of Elisha and Ruth (Robinson) Dennison. She was born 10 Jul 1808, NY, and died 20 Feb 1880, Massena, NY, aged 71 years of dropsy.[2]

He graduated at Hanover College with high honors, attended lectures at Pittsfield, MA. With the exception of a short time at Canton, NY, and Detroit, MI, he practiced for over 50 years in Massena. A local paper says: "One of our oldest physicians, Dr. E. Whitney, died last week; he had been spending the winter with a daughter in St. Albans, VT. He was known and trusted at the bedside of many of the families in this locality. To him was given the confidence such as an honest, faithful physician will always command. Plain, unostentatious, seeking how much good he could do for others, not how much he could make. He had a great memory and to him was referred every debatable question as to date. Faithful in discharge of all his duties. He resided Canton, NY, and Massena, NY.

Children of Ephraim7 and Mary Ann (Dennison) Whitney:

i. Ephraim E.8 Whitney, b. 31 Oct 1835; m. Mary A. Mack.
ii. Josephine Augusta Whitney, b. 14 Mar 1838; d. 21 Apr 1881.
iii. Mary Louise Whitney, b. 14 Oct 1839; m. 29 Aug 1871, Jerome Ira Nightengale, b. 14 Jul 1838; he was a farmer, resided Massena, NY. Children:
a. Marguerite Dennison Nightengale, b. 24 Aug 1872.
b. Irene Louise Nightengale, b. 9 Apr 1874.
c. Charles Whitney Nightengale, b. 17 Jun 1875.
d. Cora Elizabeth Nightengale, b. 24 Nov 1876.
iv. Jane Elizabeth Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1844; d. 26 Mar 1889; m. 29 Aug 1871, Thomas Kinney. Her daughter is Jessie W. Kinney; resided Canton, NY.

Census

901 921 Ephraim Whitney 45 M - Physician $2000 Vermont Mary A. " 41 F - N. York Ephraim " 14 M - " Attended school Josephina A. " 12 F - " Attended school Mary L. " 10 F - " Attended school Jane E. " 5 F - " Attended school Elisha Dennison 81 M - None Conn.

427 428 Ephraim Whitney 55 M - Physician $800 $2000 Vt. Mary A. " 52 F - N.Y. Ephraim " 24 M - Do Augusta " 21 F - Do Louisa " 20 F - Do Elizabeth " 15 F - Do Attended school

446 446 Whitney, Ephraim 65 M W Physician $1500 $2000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary A. 61 F " Keeping House New York -----, Augusta 32 " " At home " -----, Lovisa 30 " " do " -----, Elizabeth 25 " " do "

Ephraim WHITNEY 75 Self M W W VT Physician MA MA Hanna D. M. WHITNEY 44 Niec F S W NY Keeping House VT NH

... Augusta WHITNEY 42 Othe F S W NY School Teacher --- --- ...

References

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

2.^  1880 Mortality Schedule.


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