Family:Whitney, Jacob (1787-1823)

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Jacob7 Whitney (Jacob6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Jacob6 and Esther (Walcott) Whitney, was born 8 Oct 1787,[1] and died 10 Aug 1823, Madison, IN.

He married, 12 May 1811, Stow, MA, Maria Goldsmith.[2] She was born 15 May 1792, and died 1 Feb 1885, in Louisville, KY.

Jacob Whitney was a native of Stow, MA. Shortly after marriage he left Massachusetts for western Pennsylvania, remaining only a short time, before descending the Ohio River. Was one of the original settlers in Jefferson County, Indiana, and died young, leaving a large family. His wife was a remarkable woman, and trained her children so that every one was strong and useful in their lives, the older boys becoming quite wealthy. He resided Madison, IN.

Children of Jacob7 and Maria (Goldsmith) Whitney:

i. Edwin Goldsmith8 Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1812; m. Maria Carver.
ii. Sophronia J. Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1814; m. 12 Mar 1835, Benjamin F. Baker; resided Madison, IN. He was b. 6 Mar 1811; d. 6 Jan 1892. He was a merchant. Children:
a. Ruth Maria Baker, b. 14 Feb 1837; d. 16 Feb 1868; m. 14 Oct 1857, William Shippen.
b. Henry Franklin Baker, b. 14 Oct 1838.
c. Florence Tucker Baker, b. 21 Sep 1841; m. George F. Baker, b. 18 Nov 1869, New York City, Pres. 1st Nat'l Bank.
d. Sada E. Baker, b. 13 Feb 1844; Madison, IN.
iii. Roland A. Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1817; m.(1) Eliza Hicks; m.(2) Annie E. Lemon.
iv. Alexander Nelson Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1819; m. Elvira A. Smith.
v. Maria Houghton Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1822; m. 30 Jan 1845, Nestor W. Conant; resided Long Branch, NJ. He was b. 4 Jan 1811; merchant. Children:
a. Carrie E. Conant, b. 30 Dec 1845; m. Pinckney F. Green; b. 15 Oct 1867; resided Louisville, KY.
b. Whitney Conant, b. 11 Feb 1848; resided Long Branch, NJ.
c. Rolena E. Conant, b. 6 Jan 1856; d. May 1857.
d. Nestor F. Conant, b. 23 Oct 1863; d. Feb 1864.
e. Ruth M. Conant, b. 10 Mar 1865; m. Charles C. Doe, b. 15 Jan 1889; resided South Newbury, VT.

Census

227 229 Edwin G. Whitney 39 M - Clerk $15500 N. York Mona " 42 M - Pennsylvania Branard " 7 M - Indiana Rowland " 4 M - " Margaret Anderson 18 F - Pennsylvania Maria Whitney 58 F - Massachusetts

110 110 Whitney, Edwin G. 57 M W Banker $7000 $40000 New York Male citizen over 21 " Maria 56 F W Keep House $15000 Penna. " Brainard 26 M W Hay Merchant $7000 $25000 Indiana Male citizen over 21 Sanders, Elizabeth 30 F W Dom Servant $1000 Kentucky " Stella 9 F W At Home Indiana " Edwin 7 M W " " Whitney, Maria 78 F W " $6000 Mass.

R. WHITNEY 63 Self M M W MA No Occupation MA MA Anna WHITNEY 50 Wife F M W KY Keeping House KY KY Roland L. WHITNEY 21 Son M S W KY Boot And Shoe Manufacture MA KY Lebbie WHITNEY 18 Dau F S W KY At Home MA KY J. Edwin WHITNEY 16 Son M S W KY At School MA KY Logan WHITNEY 13 Son M S W KY At School MA KY Maria WHITNEY 86 GMot F W W MA Boarder MA MA Emma FIELD 18 Oth F S W NY At School NY NY Eliza FIELD 45 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Anna CADY 32 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Mary MACARAY 48 Oth F W B KY Servant KY KY

References

1.^  "Jacob [Whitney] Jr., s. Jacob and Esther [Easther, C.R.], [born] Oct. 8, 1787," according to F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

2.^  "Jacob [Whitney] Jr. and Moriah Goldsmith [int. Gooldsmith], [married] May 12, 1811," according to Stow Vital Records.


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