Family:Whitney, Joseph C. (1818-a1880)

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Rev. Joseph C.8 Whitney (Joseph7, Lemuel6, Joshua5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Joseph7 and Orinda (Stafford) Whitney, was born 14 Apr 1818, Springfield, VT, and died after 1880.

He married, 10 Jul 1849, New York, NY, Eliza Baird. She was born 11 Dec 1826, PA, and died after 1880.

He worked for his father until he was twenty years of age, then he devoted his time to obtaining an education. He went to Oberlin college in 1840, graduated 1845; 1847 went to Union Theological seminary, New York, and graduated in 1849. In June, 1849, he was licensed to preach by the 4th Presbytery, New York. He was married to Miss Eliza Baird and removed to Minnesota, and in May, 1850, he was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Presbytery of Galena, IL. He settled at Stillwater in 1849 and organized the First Presbyterian church, Stillwater, MN, Dec 1849. He removed to Minneapolis, Sep 1853, and took charge of the First Presbyterian church of Minneapolis during 1859, 1860 and 1861. He was at Forest City, MN, and in Aug 1862, re-enlisted in the army and became captain of Company D, 6th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteers. He was in the campaign of 1862-63 against the Indians of Minnesota under General Sibley, and was in all the engagements of those two years against the Indians. In 1864 the regiment went south, located at Helena, AR, and in the fall and winter were quartered at Saint Louis. Then went south to New Orleans at the battle of Blukeley, near Mobile, and up to Montgomery, was promoted to Captain A. Q. M., May 1865. Since the war he has resided at Minneapolis engaged in educational and church extension and being active in any line of business; resided Minneapolis, MN.

Children of Joseph C.8 and Eliza (Baird) Whitney:

i. Winona P. O.9 Whitney, b. 30 Apr 1850; resided Minneapolis, MN.
ii. Oliver B. Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1853; m. Pauline A. Hyland.
iii. Elizabeth B. Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1857; m. 19 Apr 1883, John K. Doolittle; res. Minneapolis, MN. Children:
a. Helen E. Doolittle, b. 7 Mar 1884; d. 23 Dec 1888.
b. Marguerite B. Doolittle, b. 7 Jun 1888.
c. William K. Doolittle, b. 17 Jul 1890.
iv. Edward D. N. Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1859.
v. Joseph Henry Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1862.
vi. William A. Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1869; d. 15 Jul 1871.

Census

30 33 Joseph C. Whitney 32 M - N.S.P. Minister Vermont Eliza B. " 23 F - Penn. Wenona " 1/12 F - Minnesota

36 31 J. C. Whitney 42 M - N.S. Prst. Minister $800 $800 Vermont E. B. " 33 F - $1000 -- Penn. Winona " 10 " - Minnesota Attended school Oliver B. " 7 M - " Attended school Elizabeth B. " 3 F - " Edward M. " 11/12 M - " Sarah E. Beard 26 F - $1000 -- Penn.

496 573 Whitney, J. C. 52 M W Real Estate Agt. $15000 $3000 Vt. Male citizen over 21 -----, Elisabeth B. 43 F W Wife Keeps House Pa. -----, Winona 20 F W At Home Minn. -----, Elisabeth B. 13 F W At School " Attended school -----, Edward D. 10 M W " " Attended school -----, Henry 7 M W " " Attended school -----, Wm. 2 M W " Dolson, Maggie 18 F W D. S. Sweden Parents foreign born

Joseph C. WHITNEY 52 Self M M W VT Retired Presby Minister VT VT Eliza B. WHITNEY 53 Wife F M W PA Keeping House PA PA Winona WHITNEY 30 Dau F S W MN VT PA Lizzie B. WHITNEY 23 Dau F S W MN School Teacher VT PA Edward D.N. WHITNEY 20 Son M S W MN At School VT PA Joseph H. WHITNEY 17 Son M S W MN At School VT PA Thecla BOOREN 18 Oth F S W MN Servant SWE SWE

References

  • Census records.

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