Family:Whitney, George Ransom (1801-1871)
George Ransom7 Whitney (Appleton Downer6, Asa5, Joshua4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of Appleton Downer6 and Esther (Jewett) Whitney, was born 14 Mar 1801, Pittsfield, MA, and died 11 Sep 1871, Berea, OH.
He married, 22 Feb 1829, Euclid, OH, Harriett Maria Bronson. She was born 19 Oct 1807, and died 17 Oct 1884.
George R. Whitney was born in Pittsfield, MA, in 1801. His mother died when he was ten days old. At an early age he was apprenticed to learn the blacksmith's trade. About 1825 he moved to Ohio, and settled near Cleveland. In 1829 he was married to Maria Bronson. In 1836 moved to Coldwater, MI, but, not having good health there, he returned to Ohio in 1837, and located at Berea, where he carried on a shop for a number of years, latterly working land that he had bought. He died in 1871, respected by all who knew him. He was a blacksmith. He resided Berea, OH.
Children of George Ransom7 and Harriett Maria (Bronson) Whitney:
i. Harriett Ann8 Whitney, b. 3 Oct 1831; bapt. 15 Apr 1832, 1st Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, OH; d. 21 Dec 1890; m. 25 Oct 1853, Franklin A. Moe. She was educated at Baldwin seminary, Berea, OH. Children: a. Ida Moe, b. 27 Nov 1857; d. 9 Feb 1942 Denver, CO; m. 18 Apr 1888, William Peter Stephens in Golden, CO. b. Mark W. Moe, b. 15 Dec 1863; d. 5 Feb 1950; m. Athalia Bell. ii. George Appleton Whitney, b. 28 Nov 1838; m. Mary A. Patterson. iii. Mary Ester Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1841; m. 29 Apr 1869, Rev. Burton J. Hoadley; resided Medina, OH. She attended Baldwin university at Berea, OH, and graduated in the classical course in 1868. Rev. B. J. Hoadley is also a graduate of Baldwin university. Being fond of study in addition to the duties developing upon a minister's wife, she has carried on the Chautauqua course of reading for many years. He was b. 29 Nov 1843. Children: a. Helen Louise Hoadley, b. 23 Jun 1873; d. 11 Nov 1884. b. George Whitney Hoadley, b. 13 Jun 1876. iv. James Watrous Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1843; m. Lizzie Tolbert.
- 1830: not found.
- 1840, Middleburg, Cuyahoga Co., OH: Geo. R. Whitney, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 30-39, and 1 female 5-9; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Middleburg, Cuyahoga Co., OH:
3240 3422 George R. Whitney 46 M - Blacksmith $300 Mass. Harriet " 42 F - Ohio Harriet A. " 19 F - " Attended school George A. " 11 M - " Attended school Mary E. Whitney 9 F - Ohio Attended school James N. " 7 M - " Attended school
990 1018 George R. Whitney 60 M - Blacksmith $2000 $500 Mass. Harriet " 57 F - Ohio George " 21 M - Do James " 17 M - Do Attended school Mary " 18 F - Do Attended school
186 194 Whitney, George 69 M W Blacksmith $3000 $200 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, H. M. 62 F W K. H. Ohio
Harriet M. WHITNEY 72 Self F W W OH Keeping House VT CT
- 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. 401.