Family:Whitney, Joshua (1769-1810)

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Joshua5 Whitney ([prob.] Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), probably son of Joshua4 and [?Joanna?] (-----) Whitney, was born 1769, Providence, RI, and died said 22 Aug 1810, Aurelius, NY [but see will below].

He married, 1786, Phebe Parker.

He resided Granville, Fleming, and Aurelius, NY.

PROBATE: LDS Film #0861024; NY; Cayuga Co; Surrogate's Records, Box 4 (unpaged); Estate of Joshua B. Whitney, decd.

21 Aug 1817
Will of Joshua B. Whitney of Aurelius, Cayuga Co..to my beloved wife Phebe Whiteny, all my personal property ... oldest son Chauncy P. Whitney, $5 ... my son Joshua Whitney, $400 ... to my dau. Sally Tompkins, $5 ... 3 daus. and 3 sons Polly Whitney, Susan Whitney, Laura Whitney, John Whitney, Enos Whitney, Willard Whitney, to each a share of real estate ... exrs. Joshua Whitney & Daniel Calkins, Esquire.
(signed) Joshua B. Whitney
Witnesses:
Asahel Cooley
Chauncy Parker
Joseph L. Perry
Inventory appr. by Lyman Loomis & Elijah Sheldon

Also in Box 4, letters of 24 Feb & 12 Mar 1929 (yes, 112 years later) from desc. Chloe Webster Jacques (Mrs. W. C.) (no return address) asking for info on Joshua Whitney & wife Phebe Parker who came from Granville, [Washington Co] NY, to Fleming, Cayuga Co, in 1804 ... names children Chauncy P., Joshua, Willard Washington, Polly Matilda, & Susan (later Mrs. Solomon Matthews). Polly Matilda married Cheslie Webster in Pontiac, MI, in 1823.[1]

Children of Joshua5 Whitney:

i. Chauncey Parker6 Whitney, b. 11 Feb 1789; m. Sally Edson.
ii. Joshua Whitney, b. ca. 1791; m. and had a son Leonard.
iii. Sally Ann Whitney, b. say 1794; d. after 1850; m.(1) ca. 1812-1816, William Tompkins, d. 25 Oct 1816, Varysburg, Town of Sheldon, Genesee Co., NY; m.(2) say 1827, David Herrington.
iv. Polly Matilda Whitney, b. say 1797; m. 1823, Pontiac, MI, Cheslie Webster.
v. John Whitney, b. say 1800.
vi. Susan Whitney, b. say 1803; d. after 1850; m. 1823, Pontiac, MI, Solomon J. Matthews; res. Troy, Oakland Co., MI.
vii. Enos Whitney, b. say 1805; m. before 1830, ----- -----; res. Livonia, Livingston Co., NY, 1830; one daughter b. 1825-1830; in Oakland Co., MI Terr., in 1832.
viii. Laura Whitney, b. say 1807.
ix. Willard W. Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1810; m. Laura Wheeler Pearsall.

Census

  • 1790, Granville, Washington Co., NY: Joshua Whitney 3d, 2 males over 16, 2 males 0-15, and 3 females.
  • 1800, Granville, Washington Co., NY: Joshua Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 10-15, and 2 females 0-9.
  • 1810, Aurelius, Cayuga Co., NY: Joshua Whitney, 1 male over 45, 2 males 16-25, 3 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 16-25, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 0-9.
  • 1820, Aurelius, Cayuga Co., NY: Phebe Whitney, 2 males 26-45, 1 male 18-25, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 1 female over 45, 1 female 26-44, 2 females 16-25, and 2 females 10-15; 3 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1820, Livonia, Ontario Co., NY: Joshua Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 0-9, and 1 female 26-44; 1 engaged in agriculture. This was his son.
  • 1830, widow Phebe not found.
  • 1830, son Joshua not found.
  • 1830, Livonia, Livingston Co., NY: Enos Whitney, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 0-4.
  • 1840, son Joshua not found.
  • 1850, son Joshua and grandson Leonard not found.

References

1.^  "Ancestors and Friends" Ancestry World Tree at Ancestry.com.


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