Family:Whitney, John Merrick (1792-1867)

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John Merrick's Locations

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John Merrick6 Whitney (James Rex5, Caleb4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of James Rex5 and Polly (Holland) Whitney, was born 4 Jun 1792, Franklin, GA,and died 18 Nov 1867.

He married, 19 Oct 1818, Clarissa Montgomery. She was born 21 Apr 1798, and died 9 Jun 1871.

He resided Fayette, MS.

Children of John Merrick6 and Clarissa (Montgomery) Whitney:

i. Alexander M.7 Whitney, b. 19 Jan 1817, Adams Co., MS; m. ----- -----.
ii. William H. Whitney, b. 15 Aug 1818; d. 14 Nov 1835, Augusta, KY.
iii. John Snodgrass Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1820; m. Malissa A. Coleman.
iv. Catherine L. Whitney, b. 23 Jun 1823; d. 21 May 1824, Fayette, MS.
v. Emily Whitney, b. 13 May 1825; m. 16 Oct 1845, Rev. Horace M. Booth, b. 23 Oct 1815; 5 ch.; resided Rockport, TX.
vi. Samuel Franklin Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1827; m. Mattie Emanuel..
vii. Charles Wesley Whitney, b. 15 Oct 1829; m. Sarah C. F. Darden.
viii. Catherine L. Whitney, b. 12 Dec 1831; d. 22 Jan 1923.
ix. James Jefferson Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1834; m. Josephine Darden.
x. William H. Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1836; d. 28 Jul 1841, Fayette, MS.
xi. Prosper King Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1838; m. Helen S. McCaleb.
xii. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 31 May 1841; d. 12 Jan 1857, Holly Springs.

Census

  • 1820, Natches, Adams Co., MS: John M. Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 16-17, 3 males 0-9, 2 females 16-25, 1 male free black over 45, and 2 male free blacks 14-25.
  • 1830, no township listed, Jefferson Co., MS: John M Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 20-29, 3 males 10-14, 2 males 0-4, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 5-9, and 1 female 0-4; 1 male slave 55-99, 4 males slaves 24-35, 7 male slaves 10-23, 11 male slaves 0-9, 2 female slaves 36-54, 4 female slaves 24-25, 6 female slaves 10-23, and 10 female slaves 0-9.
  • 1840, no township listed, Jefferson Co., MS: J. M. Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 3 males 20-29, 2 males 10-14, 1 male 5-9, 2 males 0-4, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 10-14, and 1 female 5-9; 1 male slave 55-99, 4 male slaves 36-54, 10 male slaves 24-35, 10 male slaves 10-23, 10 males slaves 0-9, 3 female slaves 36-54, 5 female slaves 24-35, 12 female slaves 10-23, and 8 female slaves 0-9; 40 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1850, East 8 Township, Jefferson Co., MS:

152 152 Jno. M. Whitney 59 M W Planter 10000 Mi. Mary Whitney 61 F W Mi. F. S. Whitney 23 M W Planter Mi. J. J. Whitney 16 M W Student do Attended school C. L. Whitney 18 F W do P. K. Whitney 13 M W do Attended school Mary E. Whitney 9 F W do Attended school

231 226 John M. Whitney 68 M - Planter $15000 $75000 Mississippi C. Whitney 62 F - Do Lucy Whitney 12 F - Do Attended school

524 523 Clarisa Whitney 73 F W Washer woman Miss. Whitney, L. R. 30 F W " " -----, Hattie 16 F W Att. school " -----, Mary C. 12 F W Att. School Miss.

L. R. may be her daughter Catherine; Hattie and Mary are granddaughters, daughters of son John.

  • 1870, daughter Catherine not found.
  • 1880, daughter Catherine not found.

References

  • Suplemented by tombstone information from Fayette, MS.

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