Family:Whitney, John (1789-1862)

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John6 Whitney (John5, James4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of John5 and Polley (Jones) Whitney, was born 10 Dec 1789, Fitzwilliam, NH,[1] and died 1862, Fredonia, NY.

He married, 2 Mar or 2 May 1816, Fitzwilliam, NH, Mrs. Augusta (Fisk) Brooks,[2] daughter of Asa and Keziah (Badger) Fisk. She was born 2 Aug 1792, Sturbridge, MA, and died 1852. She had married firstly, 21 Apr 1811, Sterling, MA, Silas Brooks.

He was born in New Hampshire on a farm. Resided in Troy some time and for many years followed the sea. He was a great sailor, visited many ports in Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as those of North and South America. On one of his trips he circumnavigated the earth. After his marriage in 1824 moved to Dunkirk, NY. There is followed agricultural pursuits until the railroad through that section was built. As it passed through his farm he sold out and moved to Fredonia, NY. While living in Dunkirk he ran a vessel on the lake. He died in 1862; resided Troy, NH, Dunkirk and Fredonia, NY.

Children of John6 and Augusta (Fisk)(Brooks) Whitney:

i. Lemuel7 Whitney, b. 7 Nov 1816; m.(1) Fanny M. Gould; m.(2) Julia M. Gould.
ii. Densmore Whitney, b. 7 Jan 1818; d. after 1855; unmarried.
iii. Sabrina Whitney, b. 7 Jan 1819; m. Norman Pier; resided Murray, NY; dau. Ella, m. Thomas McGovern, and her son James, 12 years of age, resided Morris, IL.
iv. Caroline Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1820; m. 16 Aug 1839, John Culver. Children:
a. Sarah Culver, b. -----; m. Peter Thompson, merchant and inventory; res. Union, PA.
b. Edward Culver, b. -----; res. Oil City, PA.
c. Henry Culver, b. -----; res. Union, PA.
d. Rufus Culver, b. -----; res. Union, PA.
v. Asa Whitney, b. 4 May 1821; m.(1) Caroline P. Tyler; m.(2) Lydia Morian.
vi. Jefferson B. Whitney, b. 4 May 1822. No further record found.
vii. Harlow Jones Whitney, b. 6 Sep 1825; m. Harriett Mac Kentire.
viii. T. Augusta Whitney, b. ca. 1824, VT; m. Samuel M. Underwood. Children:
a. Samuel Marion Underwood, b. -----; res. Morris, IL, a merchant.
b. Charles Curtis Underwood, b. -----; res. Gardner, IL, a merchant.
ix. Esther Ann Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1832; m. Lucius T. Gould, b. Feb 1829; d. 4 Dec 1861; m.(2) Rev. Hiram P. Eustis. Children:
a. Charlotte A. Gould, b. 21 Apr 1861; m. 6 Apr 1894, Joseph Hampson; res. Saint Paul, MN.
b. Harriett Beecher Gould, b. 5 Jul 1853; m. 12 Jun 1869, ----- Howard; res. Rockwell, IA.
c. Edgar Fletcher Gould, b. 22 Jul 1855; m. 18 Nov 1880, ----- -----; res. South Saint Paul, MN.
d. Mary C. Gould, b. 4 Oct 1857; m. Jun 1876, ----- -----; res. Arago, OR.

Census

64 66 Jonas Witney 24 M - Farmer Vt. Harriet 20 F - N.Y. John 3 M - " Attended school Eunice 6/12 F - " Attended school Densmore 30 M - Farmer " Attended school Augusta 57 F - " Attended school

254 Frame $300 285 Jesse E. Bowers 72 M - - Conn. 1 - 1 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Hannah Bowers 55 F - Wife Conn. 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - William Lord 6 M - Neph Onondaga - - 2 - - - - - - - - Zillah Lord 88 F - MiL Conn. - 1 1 - - - - - - - - Annette H. Bell 17 F - Niec Penn. - - 1 Teacher - - - - - - - John Whitney 65 M - Brdr Vermont - 1 27 None - - - - - - Insane

252 Frame $250 282 Samuel N. Underwood 38 M - - Herkimer 1 - 5 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Augusta Underwood 28 F - Wife Vermont 1 - 27 - - - - - - - - Mary Underwood 13 F - Dau Oneida - - 5 - - - - - - - - Samuel M. Underwood 7 M - Son Chautauqua - - 7 - - - - - - - - Charles C. Underwood 3 M - Son Chautauqua - - 3 - - - - - - - - Densmore Whitney 38 M - BiL Chautauqua - - 27 - - - - - - - - 283 William Eastman 36 M - - Genessee 1 - 6 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Anne Eastman 35 F - Wife Geneasee 1 - 6 - - - - - - - -

1908 1854 Harvey Reynolds 50 M - Farmer $1000 -- N.Y. Louisa " 40 F - " Mary " 14 F - " Attended school James " 12 M - " Attended school Emma " 9 F - " Attended school Samuel " 6 M - " Attended school Charles " 2 M - " John Whitney 71 M - N.Y.

References

1.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

2.^  "John Whitney & Augusty Broox, m. 2 May 1816, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.


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