Family:Whitney, George Jay (1819-1878)
He married, 4 Jun 1844, Verona, NY, Julia Ballard. She was born 5 Mar 1824, and died 26 Feb 1885.
George Jay Whitney was one of the early millers of Rochester. He was well known as a railroad man; was director of the New York Central, under the successive administrations of Dean Richmond, Mr. Keep and Commodore Vanderbilt, and was the only director who thus held over under the Vanderbilts. He had charge practically of the whole grain business of the New York Central, and when he died he was manager of the Central Elevators in New York and Buffalo. At home in Rochester he was known as an energetic and public-spirited citizen. He built and conducted the Whitney elevator on Brown Street, and was actively interested in pretty much all the public enterprises of moment that were undertaken in Rochester between 1850 and 1880. He was intimately associated in business and in friendship with both Commodore Vanderbilt and his son William. He found life-long recreation in horses, and was the first president of the Rochester driving park. He resided Rochester, NY.
Children of George Jay8 and Julia (Ballard) Whitney:
i. James Warham9 Whitney, b. 5 Apr 1845, Monroe Co., NY; m.(1) Pauline Clark; m.(2) Belle Nott Waring; m.(3) Effie Lyle. ii. Caroline Williams Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1848, Monroe Co., NY; m. 8 Apr 1869, Arthur D. Fiske; resided Morristown, NJ. He was born 21 Aug 1843, Cambridge, MA. Is a grain broker at 502 Produce Exchange, New York City.
- Ch.: Josiah Mason, b. 11 Mar 1870; address, 18 Cortlandt St., New York City; George Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1884; Endicott, b. 23 Jan 1885; Pauline, b. Aug 1887; P.O. Morristown, NJ.
iii. Lois Elliott Whitney, b. 31 Mar 1850, Monroe Co., NY; d. 8 Mar 1889. iv. Julia Whitney, b. 28 Oct 1859; m. 2 Sep 1886, Edward S. Martin; resided Rochester, NY. He was b. 2 Jan 1856; is a journalist.
- Ch.: George Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1887; Mary, b. 26 Dec 1888; Lois Whitney, b. 17 May 1892.
454 570 Geo. J. Whitney 31 M - Miller $15000 N. York Julia " 26 F - " James W. " 5 M - " Caroline W. " 2 F - " Louis E. " 2/12 M - " Frances C. Bullard 20 F - " Ann McCulloh 25 F - Ireland Illiterate John Dunn 25 M - Laborer England
331 Brick $20000 431 George J. Whitney 36 M - - Oneida 1 - 35 Merchant Miller 1 - - - - 1 - Julia Whitney 31 F - Wife Monroe 1 - 31 None - - - - - - - James W. Whitney 10 M - Chld do - - 10 - - - - - - - - Cornelia W. Whitney 7 F - do do - - 7 - - - - - - - - Lois E. Whitney 5 F - do do - - 5 - - - - - - - - George W. Smith 25 M - Brdr N.H. 1 - 2 Merchant Miller 1 - - - - - - Frances Smith 25 F - do Monroe 1 - 25 None - - - - - - - Mary A. Logan 18 F - Srvt Ireland - - 1m do - - 1 - - - - Mary A. Henry 24 F - do Scotland - - 1 do - - 1 - - - -
874 873 George Whitney 38 M - Flour Manufr. $32000 $20000 N.Y. Julia " 30 F - Do James " 14 M - Do Attended school Caroline " 12 F - Do Attended school Lois " 10 F - Do Attended school Julia " 4/12 F - Do John Leader 22 M - Servant England Mary Henry 25 F - Do Ireland Mary Ann Logan 25 F - Do Do
8 8 Whitney, George J. 51 M W Merchant Miller $200000 $10000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Julia 46 F W At Home " -----, Lois E. 20 F W At Home " -----, Julia 10 F W " " Attended school Bullard, Betsey 78 F W " Conn. Thiethe, Willemena 27 F W Domestic servant Prussia Parents foreign born Lean, Catharine 18 F W " Canada Parents foreign born Dowd, Maggie 18 F W " Ireland Parents foreign born
Sarah JONES 67 Self F S W ENG Millinery ENG ENG Julia WHITNEY 56 Othe F W W NY Keeping House MA MA Julia WHITNEY 20 Dau F S W NY At Home NY NY Lois E. WHITNEY 29 Dau F S W NY At Home NY NY James W. WHITNEY 35 Son M S W NY Speculator NY NY Margaret LARKE 35 Othe F W IRE Servant IRE IRE Margaret SULLIVAN 30 Othe F W CAN Cook IRE ---
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 450.