Family:Whitney, James Riley (1823-1895)

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James Riley7 Whitney (Samuel Starfield6, Thomas5, James4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Samuel Starfield6 and Lois (Stewart) Whitney, was born 8 Jan 1824, New Canaan, CT, and died 21 Jul 1895, Rock County, WI. He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Magnolia, WI.

He married, 15 Sep 1850, Shelby, NY, Catherine Letts, daughter of Simon and Margaret (Fortiner) Letts. She was born 7 Jul 1828, Shelby, NY, and died 1911. She was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Magnolia, WI.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a plough-wright . . . . They settled in Kendall, N.Y.; and, in 1855, moved to Magnolia, Wis., where they were still living in Jan. 1875. He is the inventor, proprietor and manufacturer of the "Little Giant Plough," with an adjustable beam. He followed the sea for six years after leaving his father's house. He has been, for twelve years, a justice of the peace, and was, in 1869 and 1870, supervisor of his town."

Children of James Riley7 and Catharine (Letts) Whitney:

i. George Chauncey8 Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1853, Kendall, NY; d. 13 Feb 1867, Magnolia, WI, where he was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.
ii. John Fuett Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1857, Magnolia, WI; m. Minnie Stoker.
iii. Frank Melvin Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1862, Magnolia, WI; m.(1) Julia S. Sommer; m.(2) Matilda Louise Poff; m.(3) Daisy (-----) Hoyt.
iv. Myrtle Mabel Whitney, b. 16 Aug 1869, Magnolia, WI; d. bef. 1939; m. 24 Jan 1894, Rock Co., WI, Fred Clark Burr,[1] of Lancaster, WI.
v. Edith Lois Whitney, b. 16 Mar 1873, Magnolia, WI; d. aft. 1939; m.(1) 29 Nov 1893, Rock Co., WI, Erwin Wright Whaley;[2] m.(2) about 1906, Herbert E. Micka, of Lone Rock, IA.

Census

274 278 John W. Wilkison 28 M - Blksmith $500 Conn. Patty " 27 F - N.Y. James Whitney 26 M - " Conn. Rebecca Wilkison 52 F - "

107 Frame $600 109 J. R. Whitney 31 M - - Conn. 1 - 4 Blacksmith 1 - - - - 1 - Catharine Whitney 26 F - Wife Orleans 1 - 4 - - - - - - - - G. C. Whitney 1 M - Chld " - - 1 - - - - - - - -

872 876 James R. Whitney 36 M - Blk. Smith $1500 $2000 Conn. Catharen " 30 F - N.Y. Geo. C. " 7 M - " Attended school John F. Whitney 3 M - Wis. John Price 50 " - Blk. Smith $1600 $550 Penn.

53 52 Whitney, J. R. 45 M W Manufng. Plows $1500 $1100 Conn. Male citzen over 21 -----, Catherine 40 F W Keep house N.Y. -----, John 13 M W At home Wis. Attended school -----, Frank 8 M W " " Attended school -----, Myrtie 11/12 F W " " Born in Jun Tower, Emma 19 F W House keeping N.Y.

J. R. WHITNEY 56 Self M M W CT Blacksmith NY SCO J. F. WHITNEY 22 Son M S W WI Laborer CT NJ Frank M. WHITNEY 17 Son M S W WI Laborer CT NJ Myrtie M. WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W WI CT NJ Edith L. WHITNEY 7 Dau F S W WI CT NJ Katherine WHITNEY 51 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NJ NJ

195 196 Whitney, Catherine Head W F Jul 1828 71 wid 5ch 4lv New York New York New York Landlord, owns free house

References

1.^  Rock Co., WI, Marriages, vol. 5, p. 382.

2.^  Rock Co., WI, Marriages, vol. 5, p. 371.


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