Family:Whitney, James Foster (1808-1850)

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James Foster7 Whitney (Lemuel6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Lemuel6 and Sally (Pratt) Whitney, was born 12 Sep 1808, Warwick, MA, and died 14 Aug 1851, Charleston, IL, aged 41 years 10 months, 20 days.[1] He is buried in the Old City Cemetery, Charleston, IL.

He married, Charleston, IL, Elizabeth S. Morton. She was born about 1818, Fayette Co., KY, and died after 1860. She married secondly, 16 Dec 1853, Coles Co., IL, Rufus Pierce.

He was born in Warwick, MA, the only son of Lemuel and Sally (Pratt) Whitney, and in his youth resided in Ohio. With his parents he moved to Charleston, Coles County, IL, where he was married. He was a merchant engaged in general business, and died when 42 years of age. He resided Charleston, IL.

Children of James Foster7 and Elizabeth S. (Morton) Whitney:

i. George L.8 Whitney, b. 20 May 1837; m. Tillitha C. Stoner.
ii. Charles T. Whitney, b. -----; d. 1842.
iii. Susan S. Whitney, b. 4 Jan 1842; d. 12 Aug 1886; m. 4 May 1864, Oliver H. Ames; resided Mattoon, IL. He was b. 16 Nov 1840; is a farmer. Children:
a. William H. Ames, b. 11 Jul 1865, d. 15 Jun 1890.
b. Charles F. Ames, b. 1 Jan 1867, m. 10 Apr 1889, ----- -----.
c. Mary O. Ames, b. 13 Oct 1870.
d. Harry D. Ames, b. 20 Feb 1877.
e. Gertrude Ames, b. 14 Sep 1883.
iv. James F. Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1843; m. Alice Hambler.
v. Henry M. Whitney, b. -----; d. Jul 1865, in the army.
vi. Charles T. Whitney, b. 29 Dec 1849; m. Minnie Jane Peaks.
vii. Sallie Whitney, b. 7 Feb 1851; m. 5 Jan 1870, W. Scott Pinnell; resided Kansas, IL. He was b. 28 Nov 1848; is a dealer in hardware and agricultural implements. Present address, Kansas, IL. Children (all single):
a. Flavia V. Pinnell, b. 10 Oct 1870.
b. Orrin Frederick Pinnell, b. 23 Feb 1873.
c. Bessie Fern Pinnell, b. 12 Sep 1880.
d. Arthur Whitney Pinnell, b. 30 Jan 1888.
e. Florence Louise Pinnell, b. 10 Nov 1891; d. 9 Apr 1893.

Census

1140 1154 James F. Whitney 40 M - Clerk Hampshire [Co.], Mass. Elizabeth S. " 32 F - Fayette " , Ky. George L. Whitney 13 M - Coles Cty, Ill. Attended school Susan S. " 9 F - " " " Attended school James F. jur. " 7 M - " " " Attended school Henry M. " 5 M - Edgar " " Attended school Charles T. " 2 M - " " "

165 165 Rufus Price 62 M - Farner 12550 7000 Mass. Oliva " 41 F - Ky. Mary " 4 F - Ills. Rufus H. " 2 M - " Henry Whitney 14 M - " Attended school Charles " 12 M - " Attended school Sarah " 10 F - " Attended school Benjamin Johnson 40 M - Farm laborer Penn. John Decker 23 M - " " Ills. Nathaniel 22 M - " " Ind. Henry " 22 M - " " " Alonzo Eastin 17 M - " " Ills. Dorcas Brothers 23 F - Sewing Ind.

References

1.^  His gravestone in Old City Cemetery, Charleston, IL.


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