Family:Whitney, John Wiley (1814-a1874)
He married, 10 Nov 1835, Albany, NY, Eliza Grimwood, daughter of Isaac and Susanna (Cooper) Grimwood. She was born about 1815, Suffolk, England, and died after 1850.
Phoenix says the following:
- "John Wiley Whitney, b. at Fishkill, N. Y., 2 July 1814; a carriage-maker; married at Albany, N. Y., 10 Nov. 1835, Eliza Grimwood, of Albany, born in Suffolk, England, dau. of Isaac and Susanna (Cooper) Grimwood. He settled in Poughkeepsie; and, in 1849, went to California, where he resided, for several years, in San Juan, and was a justice of the peace, or alcalde, and postmaster. He was living at Stockton, Cal., in 1874."
Children of John Wiley6 and Eliza (Grimwood) Whitney:
i. William Francis7 Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1838, Poughkeepsie, NY; d. 28 May 1845, Poughkeepsie, NY. ii. Sarah Hooker Whitney, b. 15 Feb 1840, Poughkeepsie, NY; went to California, with her parents, and was a teacher in the public school at Monterey, CA, for four years; m. 4 Oct 1873, San Francisco, CA, George Davidson, of Fort Whipple, AZ, private secretary of Gen. Small; and was living at Prescott, AZ, in 1874. iii. Maria Louisa Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1842, Poughkeepsie, NY; m. Charles Henry Briggs. iv. Henry Clay Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1844, Poughkeepsie, NY; went to California. v. Mary Frances Whitney, b. 3 Oct 1846, Poughkeepsie, NY; m. Charles Murray, of New York, NY; resided 230 West 33d Street, New York, NY, in 1874.
- 1840: not found.
- 1850, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY:
2 3 John W. Witney 36 M - Carriage Maker N.Y. Elisa " 35 F - England Sarah H. " 10 F - " Attended school Maria L. " 8 F - " Attended school Henry C. " 6 M - " Attended school Frances M. " 3 F - " 4 Wm. Ingraham 33 M - Agent " Mary C. " 25 F - " 5 Peter Phillips 24 M - Painter " Married in year Margarett " 20 F - " Married in year Geogeana " 6/12 F - "
564 514 Samuel Simmons 41 M - Physician N.Y. Maria " 29 F - " Horace " 10 M - Ia. Attended school Clara " 8 F - Wis. Attended school Jesse " 1 F - Cal. John Whitney 47 M - Couch Maker N.Y.
- 1860, Sarah and children not found.
- 1870, San Juan, Monterey Co., CA:
412 374 Whitney, J. W. 56 M W Post Master $200 New York Male citizen over 21
586 685 Briggs, Charles H. 31 M W Brick Maker $3000 -- N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Louisa 26 F W Keeping house N.Y. Parents foreign born -----, Fannie 8 F W N.Y. Eagan, Margaret 19 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born Whitney, Eliza 54 F W England Parents foreign born
- 1870, Sarah, Henry not found.
- 1880, not found.
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 328 and p. 869.