Family:Whitney, Jarvis (1811-1855)

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Jarvis7 Whitney (Palmer6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Palmer6 and Judith (Barber) Whitney, was born 25 Mar 1811, Warwick, MA, and died 5 Oct 1855, Campton, IL. He is buried in the Whitney Cemetery, Saint Charles, IL.[1]

He married firstly, about 1833, Nancy Potter. She died 21 Aug 1839, Java, NY. She was probably the Nancy Potter, daughter of Edmond and Betsey (Eddy) Potter, who was born 2 Apr 1814.

He married secondly, 10 Jul 1842, Java, NY, Mary Catherine Rimmer, probably daughter of William and Mary (-----) Rimmer. She was born 6 Aug 1821, Liverpool, England, and died 5 Aug 1886. She married secondly, 27 Nov 1861, Kane Co., IL, John Henry Michael, as his second wife. She is buried in the Whitney Cemetery, Saint Charles, IL.[2]

He was a carpenter. He resided Java and Pekin, NY, and Campton, IL.

Children of Jarvis7 and Nancy (Potter) Whitney:

i. Alvera Whitney, b. 28 Nov 1834; "Alsira" d. 9 Mar 1863; bur. Barber Cemetery, McHenry Co., IL.[3]
ii. Anna Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1836; d. about 1857. She was married and left one child, a daughter now residing in Iowa, at Manchester.

Children of Jarvis7 and Mary Catherine (Rimmer) Whitney:

iii. Mark J.8 Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1843; m. Matilda Ann Freeland.
iv. William Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1845; m. Millie Freeland.
v. Franklin Whitney, b. 24 Feb 1847; m. Sophia Hanson.
vi. John D. Whitney, b. 12 Jun 1849; m. Angie Woodin.
vii. Mary Jane Whitney, b. 23 Jun 1852; m. 25 Dec 1869, Elgin, IL, Isaac P. Michael, son of John Henry and Mary (Watkins) Michael; resided Davenport, WA. He was b. 2 Jun 1843; is a farmer,
Ch.: Jessie, b. 14 May 1876; John F., b. 30 Nov 1878; Pearl K., b. 4 Nov 1880; Rosa Ellen, b. 1 May 1871; d. 2 Oct 1873.
viii. Nancy M. Whitney, b. 10 Aug 1856; m. 21 Feb 1874, Andrew C. Pingree; resided Minneapolis, MN. He was b. 3 Oct 1849; was formerly a farmer at Pingree Station, Kane County, IL; now in the fuel business.
Ch.: Hattie May, born 19 Feb 1879; Pingree street; Elmer F., born 24 Aug 1883; Burlington, IL; Daisy E., born 1885; Elgin, IL.


860 860 Jarvis Whiting 39 M - Caprenter & Joiner Mass. Mary Whiting 29 F - England Alverah Whiting 16 F - N.Y. Attended school Anna Whiting 14 F - N.Y. Attended school Mark Whiting 7 M - N.Y. Attended school William Whiting 5 M - N.Y. Franklin Whiting 3 M - N.Y. John Whiting 1 M - N.Y.

70 75 Michael, John H. 63 M W Farmer $5740 $955 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 Michael, Mary 47 F W Keeping house England Parents foreign born Michael, Jennie 18 F W At home Ill. Mother foreign born, Married in Dec Whitney, Maria 15 F W At home Ill. Mother foreign born, Attended school Michael, Isaac 27 M W Farmer Ill. Mother foreign born, Married in Dec, Male citizen over 21

Isaac P. MICHAEL 38 Self M M W IL Farmer PA MD Mary J. MICHAEL 26 Wife F M W IL Housekeeper NY NY Jessie MICHAEL 3 Dau F S W IL IL IL John MICHAEL 1 Sib N S W IL IL IL Sarah WHITNEY 58 MotL F W W NY Housekeeper NY NY

"Sarah" is an error for "Mary".


His death date and the birth date of his daughter Nancy seem to conflict, the latter being 10 months 5 days after the former.

Why his widow and children cannot be located in 1860 is a mystery.


1.^  Find A Grave memorial #39858745, Jarvis Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #39858799, Mary G. Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #5360352, Alsira Whitney.

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