Family:Whitney, George (1817-1878)
George7 Whitney (Henry6, John5, Abraham4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Henry6 and Lucy (Grumman) Whitney, was born 14 Feb 1817, Wilton, CT, and died 23 Oct 1878, Shelby, OH. He was buried in Shelby-Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, OH.
He married, 5 Apr 1838, Shelby, OH, Catharine Saltzgaber, daughter of Samuel and Catharine (Stober) Saltzgaber. She was born 17 Dec 1822, Schaefferstown, PA, and died 1 Feb 1877, Shelby, OH. She was buried in Shelby-Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, OH.
Phoenix says the following:
- ". . . a shoe-maker . . . . They lived, first, in Richland Co., Ohio; then in Wisconsin, for 9 months; in Richland Co. again, for two years; moved to Vernon, Ohio, in 1860, and lived there seven years; and finally returned to Shelby, where they were living in Aug. 1874."
Children of George7 and Catharine (Saltzgaber) Whitney:
i. Samuel Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1839, Shelby, OH; m. Martha Briggs. ii. William Henry Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1841, Shelby, OH; enlisted at Shelby, OH, in the Autumn of 1861, in Company I, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and was killed in the battle of Murfreesborough, TN, 31 Dec 1863, and buried on the field of battle. iii. Almira Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1844, Shelby, OH; m. 23 Mar 1865, Mansfield, OH, William A. Hollenbaugh, b. 22 Nov 1835, Madison, PA, and d. after 1873; a repairer of clocks and musical instruments. They were living at Shelby in 1873. iv. Eli Whitney, b. 5 May 1846, Shelby, OH; enlisted in Company H, 64th Regiment, Ohio Voluntter Infantry; was killed 9 May 1864, in the battle of Rockyface Ridge, in Georgia, and was buried on the field of battle. v. Sarah Jane Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1848, Shelby, OH; d. 16 Sep. 1849, Shelby, OH, and was buried in the Shelby Cemetery. vi. Mary Melinda Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1850, Shelby, OH; m. 20 Sep 1866, Jackson, MI, Jacob Briggs, son of Jesse and Ruth (Bartram) Briggs, b. 9 Dec 1846, England; a farmer. They settled in the house where her grandfather, Henry Whitney, lived and died, four miles from Shelby; and in 1871, moved to Blooming Grove, OH, where they were living in 1873. He enlisted in 1864, in the 60th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; served under Burnside; took part in nineteen engagements; was discharged at Cleveland, OH; and reached home 24 July 1865, entirely unharmed. vii. Isidore Jane Whitney, b. 17 Mar 1854, Shelby, OH; was living with her parents, at Shelby, OH, in Aug 1874. viii. Alfred Franklin Whitney, b. 25 Mar 1858, Shelby, OH; m.(1) Willamina Ferguson; m.(2) Helen (Edwards) Herbert. ix. Emily Catharine Whitney, b. 4 Dec 1860, Vernon, OH; was living with her parents, at Shelby, OH, in Aug 1874. x. Elizabeth Adeline Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1862, Vernon, OH; was living with her parents, at Shelby, OH, in Aug 1874. xi. Martha Matilda Whitney, b. 17 Aug 1864, Vernon, OH; was living with her parents, at Shelby, OH, in Aug 1874.
- 1840, Sharon, Richland Co., OH: Geo. Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 0-4, and 1 female 15-19.
- 1850, Sharon, Richland Co., OH:
155 155 George Whitney 33 M - Farmer $3000 Ct. Catharine Whitney 27 F - Penn. Samuel " 11 M - O. Attended school William 8 M - O. Attended school Almira 6 F - O. Attended school Eli " 4 M - O.
1218 1198 George Whitney 43 M - Shoemaker $200 Connecticut Catherine " 38 F - Do Illiterate Samuel " 21 M - Plasterer Ohio William " 18 M - Apprentice O. Attended school Almira " 16 F - [Ohio] Attended school Eli Whitney 13 M - O. Attended school Mary M. " 10 F - [Ohio] Isadore " 6 F - [Ohio] Alfred " 2 M - [Ohio]
1 1 Whitney, George 54 M W Shoemaker $1500 Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Catharine 48 F W Keeping House Pennsylvania -----, Jane 15 F W At Home Ohio Attended school -----, Alfred 12 M W " Attended school -----, Emily 10 F W " Attended school -----, Betsie 9 F W " Attended school -----, Martha M. 5 F W "
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 424 and pp. 1068-1069.