Family:Whitney, Josiah Marshall (1814-a1880)

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Josiah Marshall7 Whitney (Daniel6, Josiah5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Daniel6 and Hannah (Shedd) Whitney, was born 19 Jan 1814, Boston, MA, and died after 1880.

He married, 16 May 1839, Astoria, NY, Mary Jane Ayers. She was born 8 Sep 1820, and died after 1880.

Josiah M. Whitney located at Astoria in the year 1839, the place at that time being quite a wilderness and reached by flat boat horse power from where 86 East River now is located. A mason and builder by occupation, he built most of the best houses in the place, and for upward of 40 years maintained a retail building material and coal yard business, but gave it up in 1880. He was village trustee and school trustee several times, and president of the board of village trustees at the time of the village being taken over by the city in 1871. Has held the offices of school commissioner and assessor under city government; has retired from business; resided Astoria, Long Island, NY.

Children of Josiah Marshall7 and Mary Jane (Ayers) Whitney:

i. Mary Louisa8 Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1840; m. 25 Nov 1863, Alanson Palmer; resided 591 Madison Av., Brooklyn, NY. Children:
a. Whitney Palmer, b. 10 Oct 1865.
b. Alice Palmer, b. 28 Dec 1868.
c. Clarence Palmer, b. 19 Sep 1871.
d. Rollins Palmer, b. 19 Sep 1881.
ii. Josiah Hamilton Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1842; d. 25 Nov 1845.
iii. Julia Matilda Whitney, b. 27 Jun 1844; d. 28 Nov 1845.
iv. Edward M. Whitney, b. 3 Sep 1846; m. Florence C. Long.
v. Halsey Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1849; m. Anne Stowe.
vi. William Theodore Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1851; d. 4 Jul 1851.
vii. Lucy Jane Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1853; d. 20 Apr 1853.
viii. Josiah Hamilton Whitney, b. 4 Jul 1854; m. Maria Long.
ix. Fannie Amelia Whitney, b. 24 Feb 1857; d. 18 Aug 1858.
x. Annie Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1859; m. 1881, Frank B. Stevens; resided Quincy St., Brooklyn, NY. Children:
a. Edith Stevens, b. 9 May 1882; d. 8 Nov 1892.
b. Ethel Stevens, b. May 1884.
c. Elaine Stevens, b. 6 Dec 1886.
xi. Frank Austen Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1862; d. 6 Aug 1890.

Census

45 56 Josiah Whitney 35 M - Mason New York Mary " 34 F - " Mary " 10 F - " Edward " 8 M - " Halsey " 4 M - " James McGee 19 M - Laborer Ireland George Livingston 18 M - Mason New York Robert " 17 M - " " Rebecca Stewart 18 F - Ireland

1504 1618 Josiah M. Whitney 38 M W Maison $20000 $3000 N.Y. Mary " 35 F " " Mary L. " 21 F " " Edward W. " 15 M " " Halsey " 13 M " " Attended school Josiah K. " 11 M " " Attended school Anna A. " 8 F " " Attended school Catha. James 35 F " Servant Ireland

576 759 Whitney, Josiah 55 M W Builder $30000 $5000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 49 F W Keeping house New York -----, Edward 24 M W Lime Merchant " Male citizen over 21 -----, Halsey 21 M W R.R. Clerk " -----, Josiah 16 M W At home " Attended school -----, Annie 12 F W " " " Attended school -----, Frank 8 M W " " " Attended school Joyce, Mary 40 F W Domestic $500 Ireland Parents foreign born, Illiterate

Josiah WHITNEY 64 Self M M W MA Lime And Brick Dealer MA MA Mary Jane WHITNEY 60 Wife F M W NY Keeps House NJ NJ Halsey WHITNEY 30 Son M S W NY Clerk On Boat MA NY Annie WHITNEY 21 Dau F S W NY At School MA NY Frank WHITNEY 18 Son M S W NY Clerk In Flour Store MA NY

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