Family:Whitney, Jacob (1796-a1870)

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Jacob7 Whitney (Ezra6, Ezra5, John4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Ezra6 and Sally (Hooker) Whitney, was born 21 Aug 1796, Rockingham Township, Windham County, VT, and died after 1870.

He married, sometime before 1830, Tressa Gillett, daughter of Gershom P. and Elizabeth (-----) Gillett. She was born 5 Dec 1806, Avon, Livingston Co., NY, and died after 1880.

He moved with his parents and siblings from the family home in Vermont to Allegany County, NY, in 1817.

In 1820 he was listed as being engaged in agriculture.

In 1830, Jacob Whitney and his family were enumerated in Burns Township, Allegany Co, NY. The family consisted of 1 male 30-40 [Jacob], 1 male 20-30 [crossed out??], and 1 female 20-30 [Tressa].

In 1840, Jacob Whitney and his family were enumerated in Burns Township, Allegany Co, NY. The family consisted of 1 male 40-50 [Jacob], 1 female 30-40 [Tressa], 1 female 5-10 [Marion], and 1 female 0-5 [Hellen]. Two people were engaged in agriculture.

In 1850, Jacob Whitney and his family were enumerated in Burns Township, Allegany Co, NY. He owned $3,674.

In 1860, Jacob Whitney and his family were enumerated in Burns Township, Allegany Co, NY. He owned $3800 in real estate and $1000 in personal estate, Tressa and William owned $100 each in personal estate.

In 1870, Jacob Whitney and his family were enumerated in Burns Township, Allegany Co, NY. He owned $3750 in real estate and $200 in personal estate.

In 1880, Tressa Whitney was living with her daughter Jane E. Clapp and family in Burns.

Children of Jacob7 and Tressa Gillett Whitney:

i. Marion B. Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1835, Burns, NY; d. 27 Nov 1901, Allegany Co., NY; m. 1853, Allegany Co., NY, James J. Blake, b. 20 Jan 1831, NY, d. 14 Jul 1907, Allegany Co., NY.
ii. Hellen M. Whitney b. ca. 1838, NY; m. 16 Aug 1857, Allegany Co., NY, Henry David Haynes, son of David and Lucy Ann (Canfield) Haynes, b. 22 Sep 1833, Ossian, NY, d. 30 Apr 1921.
iii. William Wallace Whitney b. ca. 1841, NY; m. Eliza ----- (possibly Bacon, Cleavland or Hall).
iv. Edwin R. Whitney, b. ca. Feb 1843, Burns, NY; d. after 1900, Steuben Co., NY; m. 1875, Burns, NY, Martha -----.
v. Jane E. Whitney b. ca. 1843, NY; m. Benjamin Clapp. Son Elmer E. Clapp, b. ca. 1863.

Notes

According to a patron submission to the L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Tressa's surname was Gilet, and she was born 5 Dec 1806, and died 25 Feb 1894. The same source gives Jacob's death date as 23 Oct 1870.

Marion Braidfoot, Helen Mar, William Wallace, and Edwin Ruthven were characters from the romantic novel The Scottish Chiefs (1809), by Jane Porter.

Census

888 978 Jacob Whitney 53 M - Farmer $3674 Vt. Tressa Whitney 43 F - N.Y. Marion B. Whitney 15 F - " Attended school Hellen M. Whitney 13 F - " Attended school William W. Whitney 9 M - " Attended school Edwin R. Whitney 7 M - " Attended school Jane E. Whitney 7 F - " Attended school

201 Log $25 209 Jacob Whitney 58 M - - Vt. 1 - 37 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Tressa " 48 F - Wife Livingston 1 - 26 - - - - - - - - Hellin M. " 17 F - Chld Allegany - - 17 - - - - - - - - William W. " 14 M - " " - - 14 - - - - - - - - Edwin R. " 12 M - " " - - 12 - - - - - - - - Jane E. " 12 F - " " - - 12 - - - - - - - -

119 199 Jacob Whitney 65 M - Farmer $13800 $1000 Vermont Teresa Whitney 54 F - $100 New York William 19 M - Farmer $100 Do Edwin 17 M - Do Do Attended school

59 Log -- 60 Jacob Whitney 70 M - ---- Vermont - 1 1 - - Farmer 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - Gracy Whitny 60 F - Wife Livingston 5 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Edwin Whitny 22 M - Son Allegany - - - - 1 Farmer 1 - - - - - - - - - -

138 143 Whitney, Jacob 73 M W Farmer $3750 $200 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Tressa 63 F W Keeping House New York -----, Edwin 27 M W Carpenter & Joiner New York Male citizen over 21

Benjamin CLAPP 46 Self M M W VT Blacksmith VT VT Jane E. CLAPP 36 Wife F M W NY Keeping House VT NY Elmer E. CLAPP 17 Son M S W NY Blacksmith NY NY Tressa WHITNEY 73 Moth F W W NY CT ---

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