Family:Whitney, Joseph (c1793-1875)

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Joseph7 Whitney (Benjamin6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Benjamin6 and Philena (Boyce) Whitney, was born circa 1793, Fort Ann, Washington Co., NY, and died 27 Apr 1875, Carlton, Barry Co., MI, aged 82 years 7 months 11 days. He was buried in Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, MI.

He married, firstly, Betsey Hutchinson. She died Apr 1837, Jackson, MI.

He married, secondly, 18 Jun 1837, Strongsville, OH, Jane (Potter) Franklin. She was born circa 1799, NY, and died after 1880, probably Barry Co., MI. She had previously been married to Lyman Franklin, who died ca. 1831, Fort Ann, NY.

He enlisted at Fort Ann, Washington Co., NY for a term of three months, from which service he was honorably discharged. He afterwards re-enlisted and served fourteen days. At the time of his enlistment, he was eighteen years old, with dark hair, black eyes, dark complexion, and occupation farmer. Since the date of his discharge, Joseph had resided the first five years at Jackson County, Township of Rives, Michigan, then in Carlton, Barry Co., Michigan about fourteen years; then in Dwight, Livingston Co., Illinois for 2 years; and since then in Carlton, Barry Co., Michigan. His widow Jane filed a pension claim in 1878.

Children of Joseph7 and Betsey (Hutchinson) Whitney (perhaps incomplete):

i. Joseph8 Whitney, b. ca. 1815. Not found in census records.
ii. Sarah Ann Whitney, b. 5 Oct 1817, Fort Ann, NY, d. 30 Apr 1877, Kanab, Kane Co., UT. She m. 25 Dec 1839, Rives, MI, William Washington Potter. He was b. 9 Jan 1818, Fort Ann, NY. Children:
a. Elijah John Potter, b. 12 Aug 1847, Black Hills, WY.
b. Philena Mary Potter, b. 1841, Rives, Jackson, MI.
c. William George Potter, b. 11 Jan 1842, Rives, Jackson, MI
d. Gardner Godfrey Potter, b. 22 Feb 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, IL.
e. Sarah Ann Potter, b. 2 Aug 1849, Bountiful, Davis, UT.
f. Wealtha Elizabeth Potter, b. 29 Sep 1852, Manti, Sanpete, UT.
iii. Charles Whitney, b. 5 May 1819, Fort Ann, NY, d. 19 Feb 1839.
iv. Philena Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1821, Parma, OH, d. 6 Jul 1893. She m. 13 Aug 1843, John VanBrocklin.
v. Benjamin Whitney, b. ca. 1823, OH. He m. 24 Mar 1841, Mariah N. Franklin.
vi. Mary Whitney, b. ca. 1825, Parma, OH. She m. 4 Sep 1842, Daniel Wright.
vii. Martha Whitney, b. 23 Mar 1827, Parma, OH, d. 3 Jun 1893. She m. 28 May 1843, Warren Wickham. He was b. 28 Feb 1820, Orleans, NY.k
viii. George Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1828, Parma, Cuyahoga Co., OH, d. 16 Mar 1894.
ix. Harriet J. Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1832, Cleveland, OH; d. 13 Nov 1865, Florence, IL.
x. William Whitney, b. 4 Apr 1836, Parma, OH or MI.

Children of Joseph and Jane (Potter) Whitney (perhaps incomplete):

x. Daniel J. Whitney, b. ca. 1838, MI.
xi. Elenor Whitney, b. ca. 1839, MI. She m. Albert Cheney. He was b. ca. 1839, MI. Children:
a. Alfred E. Cheney, b. ca. 1861.
b. Ellen Cheney, b. ca. 1865.
c. Mary Cheney, b. ca. 1869.
d. William Cheney, b. ca. 1871.
e. John Cheney, b. ca. 1879.
xii. Joseph Franklin Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1844, Carlton, MI; d. 6 Aug 1911, Richfield, IL; m.(1) Betsey J. Cheney; m.(2) Lucinda Ann George.

Notes

More information on this family can be found here.

Census

  • 1820, Strongsville, Cuyahoga Co., OH: Whitney, Joseph, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 16-25, and 1 female 0-9; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH: Joseph Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 5-9, 1 male under 5, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 5-9, 2 females under 5, 11 total. Note: Listed nearby was Daniel Whitney (appropriate age to have been his father).
  • 1840, Rives, Jackson Co., MI: Joseph Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 10-14, 2 males under 5, 1 female 40-49, 4 females 15-19, 1 female 10-14, 2 females 5-9, 1 female under 5, 14 total, 2 in agriculture. Note: Listed nearby were Daniel Whitney (father?) and Benjamin Whitney (brother?).
  • 1850, Carlton, Barry Co., MI:

741 760 Joseph Whitney 56 M - Farmer N. York Jane " 57 F - " William " 14 M - Mich. Daniel J. " 12 M - " Elnor " 11 F - "

742 761 Benjamin Whitney 27 M - Farmer Ohio Joseph S. " 6 M - Mich. Harriett " 16 F - Ohio

These are children of Joseph by his two wives.

1497 1400 Joseph Whitney 67 M - Farmer $600 $100 N.Y. Jane 61 F - do Elenor 21 F - Mich. Joseph T. Whitney 17 M - do Attended school

76 71 Whitney, Joseph 78 M W Farmer $1000 $200 New York Male citizen over 21 Do Jane 71 F " Keeps house Do

Alfred CHENEY 64 Self M M W NY Farming ENG NY Mary CHENEY 59 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Betsy CHENEY 30 Dau F D W MI House Keeping NY NY Jennie WHITNEY 10 GDau F S W MI At School MI MI

Albert CHENEY 41 Self M M W MI Farming NY NY Elanor CHENEY 41 Wife F M W MI Keeping House NY NY Alfred E. CHENEY 19 Son M S W MI At Home MI MI Elen CHENEY 15 Dau F S W MI At Home MI MI Mary CHENEY 11 Dau F S W MI At School MI MI William CHENEY 9 Son M S W MI At School MI MI John CHENEY 5M Son M S W MI At Home MI MI Jane WHITNEY 81 MotL F W NY At Home NY NY

References

  • Census records

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