Family:Whitney, Harriet Payne (c1808-1868)

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Harriet Payne Whitney (William O.), daughter of William O. and Ruth/Ruthy (Payne) Whitney, was born circa 1808, GA, probably Franklin Co., and died 16 Nov 1868, Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN, buried Willow Mount Cemetery, Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN.[1]

She married, firstly, 26 Feb 1823, Major Philip Johnston Scudder,[2] as his second wife. He was born 15 July 1791, Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ, the son of Joseph Scudder and Maria Johnston, and died 6 Aug 1830, Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN.[3] The marriage of Philip J. and Harriet (Whitney) Scudder ended in divorce 1825.[4]

She married, secondly, after 1825, Franklin Co., TN, Daniel W. Crenshaw. They were divorced in 1833.[5]

She married, thirdly, 17 Nov 1839, Shelbyville, TN, William H. Wisener.[6] He was born 22 Apr 1812, TN, and died 24 Dec 1882, Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN.with burial in Willow Mount Cemetery, Shelbville, Bedford Co., TN.[7]

Children of Major Philip and Harriet Payne (Whitney) Scudder:

i. James Lockhart Scudder, b. Mar 1823, Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN, and d. 5 Dec, 1882, Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN.

There are no known children of Daniel and Harriet (Whitney) (Scudder) Crenshaw.

Children of William H. and Harriet Payne (Whitney) (Scudder) (Crenshaw) Wisener:

ii. William H. Wisener, b. aft. 1840, TN, m. Sarah J. B. -----, b. 1841.[8]
iii. Mary F. M. Wisener, b. 1843, TN, m. ----- Hammond.[9]


  • 1830: not found.
  • 1840: not found.
  • 1850: not found.
  • 1860, Bedford Co., TN:

39 39 W. H. Wisener 48 M Attorney at Law 36,000 6,000 Tenn Harriet P Wisener 52 F Ga W. H. Wisener Jr. 19 M Tenn Mallie Wisener 17 F "


1. ^  Tim and Helen Marsh, 'Cemetery Records of Bedford County, Tennessee'.

2. ^  "Miss Harriet Whitney married on the 11th at Shelbyville to Mr. Philip I. Scudder, Esquire, of Nashville. (Nashville Whig 26 Feb. 1823.)", Tennessee Genealogical Society, Memphis Genealogical Society, Ansearchin' news, Volumes 19-20, p. 121 and GenForum discussion forum post titled "Whitney, William O., died 1823".

3. ^  Descendents of Joseph Scudder.

4. ^  Tennessee State Library and Archives, Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names: Name: Scudder, Hariet Payne; Date: 1825; Serial Number: 30; Chapter & Section: 182; Description: Bedford County - divorced; State: Tennessee.

5. ^  Daniel W. Crenshaw and Harriet P. Crenshaw, Date: 1833; Serial Number 39 Private; Chapter and Section: 14; Description: Franklin Co. Divorced; State: Tennessee.

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