Family:Whitney, LaFayette (c1833-1865)

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LaFayette8 Whitney (Joseph7, Phinehas6, Joshua5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Joseph7 and Hannah (Robertson) Whitney, was born about 1833, Vernon, NY, and died 23 Mar 1865, Vernon, NY, of consumption. He is buried in Vernon Village Cemetery, Vernon, NY.

He married, Sarah Jane Wilcox, daughter of Erasmus and Sarah Eliza (-----) Wilcox. She was born about 1840, NY. She married secondly, before 1869, McIntosh Alexander. On 14 Mar 1907, she was Sarah J. Niles when applying for a pension based on Lafayette's service, so apparently she married thirdly ----- Niles.

He was a cooper. He served in Co. A, 117th N.Y. Infantry, 1862 - 1864. He was discharged for disability 21 Dec 1864.

Children of LaFayette8 and Sarah Jane (Wilcox) Whitney:

i. Julia Ann9 Whitney, b. ca. 1858, Oneida Castle, NY; d. 13 Nov 1890, Vernon, NY; m. 31 Dec 1879, Frederick Edward Gray Leonard.
ii. Sarah Ann Whitney, b. Mar 1860, Oneida Castle, NY; m. ----- Alexander.
iii. George D. Whitney, b. ca. 1862, NY.
iv. Walter L. Whitney, b. ca. 1864, NY; m. 15 Sep 1908, Madison Co., NY, Marion Cole, b. ca. 1885, dau. of John H. and Elizabeth (Miller) Cole.

Census

Line 26 192 Joseph Whitney 32 M - - Herkimer 1 - 28 Carpenter 1 - - - - 1 - Ellen M. Whitney 20 F - Wife Oneida 1 - 10 None - - - - - - - Lafaette Whitney 23 M - Brot Oneida - - 23 Cooper - - - - - - - 193 Joseph Whitney 76 M - - Conn. 1 - 24 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Hannah Whitney 57 F - Wife Otsego 1 - 24 None - - - - - - - Leonard Whitney 46 M - Son Herkimer - - 24 Farmer 1 - - - - - - Philo Whitney 25 M - Son Herkimer - - 24 Farmer 1 - - - - - - Emanda Whitney 18 F - Dau Oneida - - 18 None - - - - - - -

129 129 Lafayette Whitney 28 M - New York Sarah J. " 20 F - Do Julia Ann " 2 F - Do Sarah Ann " 3/12 F - Do

205 218 Alexander, McIntosh 64 M W Farmer $5600 $1730 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah J. 30 F W Keeping House New York Alexander, Adelia J. 1 F W New York Whitney, Julia A. 12 F W New York Attended school -----, Sarah I. 10 F W New York Attended school -----, George D. 8 M W New York Attended school -----, Walter L. 6 M W New York Attended school Wilcox, Mary L. 25 F W Domestic Servant New York

Sarah J. ALEXANDER 39 Self F M W NY NY NY Geo. D. WHITNEY 18 Son M S W NY Works On R. R. NY NY Walter L. WHITNEY 16 Son M S W NY At Home NY NY Jennie ALEXANDER 11 Dau F S W NY At School NY NY

References

  • Census records.

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