Family:Whitney, Hamilton Franklin (1814-1855)
He married firstly, 31 May 1841, Laura E. Bushnell, daughter of Pope and Sally (Hurlburt) Bushnell. She was born 2 Sep 1821, and died 15 Jun 1848.
He married secondly, 21 Apr 1849, Eunice Avery Tiffany, daughter of Leonard and Laura6 (Whitney) Tiffany. She was born 14 Feb 1823, Mount Pleasant, PA, and died after 1875. She married secondly, Elisha W. Forbes, of Susquehanna Depot, PA.
Laura Bushnell's mother was Sally Hurlburt. There was born at Goshen, CT, 26 Mar 1788, a triplet of girls who made one of the most remarkable records known. They were Sibyl, Sarah (or Sally) and Susan, children of Gideon and Anna (Beach) Hurlburt. For the period of 87 years this triplet was unbroken, Sibyl dying first at that age June, 1875. Her wedded name was Luddington. In October of the next year Susan (Mrs. Grennell) died at the age of 88. Sarah lived to the age of 95, dying Jan. 11, 1883. These sisters looked so much alike, particularly Mrs. Grennell and Mrs. Bushnell, that up to 75 or 80 years of age it was difficult for their most intimate friends to tell them apart.-[From Northern Christian Advocate, 10 Feb 1887.]
Dr. Hamilton Franklin was born in Vermont 5 Aug 1814. Studied medicine with Dr. Strong, of Honesdale, PA. Afterwards entered Jefferson Medical college at Philadelphia, PA, where he graduated with honors March, 1844. Practiced at Tonawanda, NY, Gibson and Jackson, PA, with much success, and died at the latter place. Was buried in the Lamb cemetery, near Jackson. He died 30 Mar 1855; resided Jackson, Pennsylvania.
Phoenix says the following:
- "Eunice Avery Tiffany, b. at Mount Pleasant, Penn., 14 Feb. 1823; married Hamilton F. Whitney, a physician, of Gibson; married (2d), Elisha W. Forbes, of Susquehanna Depot, Penn.; and was living there in Jan. 1875."
Children of Hamilton Franklin9 and Laura E. (Bushnell) Whitney:
i. Annette W.10 Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1844; m. 5 Apr 1877, Albert D. Saxon, b. 20 Feb 1849, s.p.; resided West Torrington, CT; a dairy farmer. ii. Laura B. Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1848; d. 18 Sep 1848.
Children of Hamilton Franklin9 and Eunice Avery (Tiffany) Whitney:
iii. Corydon Emery Whitney, b. 15 Feb 1850; m. Marian C. Frith. iv. Elbert C. Whitney, b. Jan 1852; d. 15 Oct 1852. v. Frank H. Whitney, b. Oct 1855; d. 7 Mar 1858.
122 125 Hamilton Whitney 35 M - Physician $500 Vt. Eunice " 27 F - Pa. Annetta " 6 F - Do Attended school Corydon E. " 3/12 M - Do
824 830 Elisha Forbes 35 M - Moulder $600 $2000 Vermont Eunice " 35 F - Merchant $400 $1000 Penn. Corydon E. Whitney 10 M - " Attended school Willis F. Forbes 4/12 M - "
- 1860, Annette not found.
- 1870, Susquehanna, Susquehanna Co., PA:
78 86 Forbes, ----- 42 M W Works in Hammer Shop $3000 -- Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Eunice W. 42 F W Gorcer Ret. $3000 $1500 Penna. -----, William F. 10 M W " Attended school -----, Antoinette 20 F W Conn. Whitney, C. E. 20 M W Clerk in store "
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 597-599.
- Also see 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. 696.