Family:Whitney, John (1793-1875)

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John6 Whitney (Matthias5, Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Matthias5 and Dorcas (Vaughn) Whitney, born 7 Mar 1793, in Hancock, MA,[1] and died 8 May 1875, Haviland, MI. He was buried in Brighton Village Cemetery, Brighton, MI.[2]

He married, about 1815, Hancock, MA, Christiana Stafford. She was born 19 Nov 1793, Hancock, MA, and died 2 Mar 1873, Brighton, MI. She was buried in Brighton Village Cemetery, Brighton, MI.[3]

He was a civil enineer, which profession he followed with surveying. He was also an extensive farmer. Resided Hancock, MA.

Children of John6 and Christiana (Stafford) Whitney:

i. John Whitman7 Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1815, Hancock, MA; d. 12 Dec 1892, Hartland, MI; m. 18 Nov 1847, NY, Elizabeth Ann Davis, b. 8 Dec 1827, Greenwich, RI, d. 8 Jan 1900, Hartland, MI; a son John resided Highland, MI.
ii. Levina E. Whitney, b. ca. 1817, MA; m. Pliney B. Holdridge; resided Riga, NY, and Brighton, MI.
iii. Caroline S. Whitney, b. ca. 1819, MA; m. 28 Jan 1841, William Reuben Mudge; resided Chili, NY.
iv. Willard S. Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1821, MA; m.(1) Mary Ann Whitney; m.(2) Mary Ann Butman; m.(3) Mary Jane Raymond.
v. Irene D. Whitney, b. ca. 1824, MA; unmarried; resided Petoskey, MI.
vi. Christiana M. Whitney, b. -----. Not found in 1850 or 1860 censuses.
vii. Celestia E. Whitney, b. ca. 1827, MA; m. John S. Hains; resided Elba, NY.
viii. Matthias S. Whitney, b. ca. 1828, MA; m. 9 Mar 1854, Clifton Springs, NY, Nancy Anna Mudge; resided Rochester, NY.
ix. Julius S. Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1830, MA; m.(1) Jennie E. Partridge;m.(2) Lucy A. Partridge.
x. Andrew N. Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1832, MA; d. after 1910, Lansing, MI; m. about 1855, Rosanna Scofield; resided Lansing, MI.
xi. Louisa L. Whitney, b. ca. 1836, MA. Not found in 1860 or 1870 census.
xii. Douglass G. Whitney, b. ca. 1839, NY. Not found in 1860 or 1870 census.

Census

  • 1800: not found.
  • 1810: not found.
  • 1820, Hancock, Berkshire Co., MA: John Whitney, 1 male over 45, 2 males 26-45, 1 male under 10, 1 female over 45, 1 female 26-45, 2 females under 10, 2 people engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, Hancock, Berkshire Co., MA: John Whitney, 1 male 30-40, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 5-10, 2 males under 10, 1 female 30-40, 2 females 10-15, 2 females 5-10, 1 female under 10.
  • 1840, Elba, Genesee Co., NY: John Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 10-14, 2 males 5-9, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 40-49, 2 females 20-29, 2 females 15-19, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 0-4; 4 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1850, Elba, Genesee Co., NY:

1931 2022 John Whitney 47 M - Farmer $7000 Mass. Christiana " 49 F - Mass. Irene " 26 F - Mass. Julius " 20 M - Farm laborer Mass. Andrew " 17 M - Farm laborer Mass. Attended school Louisa " 14 F - Mass. Attended school Douglass " 11 M - N.Y. Attended school

271 277 John Whitney 67 M - Farmer $7600 $100 Massachusetts Chesteraine Whitney 66 F - Housekeeper do Irena Whitney 37 F - do do Julius Whitney 27 M - Carpenter & Joiner do

3 3 Holdridge, P. B. 63 M W Farmer $3000 $750 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Lavinna E. 52 F W Keeping house Mass. -----, Arzelma A. 32 F W Artist (Oil Painting) New York -----, Christianna 18 F W Teaching School New York Attended school -----, John B. 13 M W Attending School New York Attended school Whitney, John 77 M W Retired farmer $3000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Christianna 76 F W Keeping house Mass. Caster, Robert 23 M B Farm laborer Canada

References

1.^  "John [Whitney], s. of Mathias and Dorcas, b. 7 Mar 1793," according to Holbrook, Jay Mack, Massachusetts Vital Records, Hancock (Holbrook Research Institute, Oxford, MA, 1987).

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #52148976, John Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #52148975, Christiana Whitney.


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