Family:Whitney, Leander (c1823-1893)

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Leander Whitney, parentage unknown (but see notes below), was born about 1823, CT, and died 30 Jun 1893, Warren, CT. He was buried in the Warren Center Cemetery Old, Warren, CT.[1]

He married 6 or 16 Jul 1848, Cornwall, CT, Samantha Bishop,"both of Cornwall".[2] She was born about 1830, CT or NY, and died 12 Apr 1912, Warren, CT. She was buried in the Warren Center Cemetery Old, Warren, CT.[3]

He was a farmer.

Children of Leander and Samantha (Bishop) Whitney:

i. William Whitney, b. 5 Sep 1850, Cornwall, CT.[4]
ii. Ethan A. Whitney, b. ca. Aug 1853, CT; d. 30 Mar 1885, Warren, CT, aged 31 years 7 months; bur. Warren Center Cemetery Old, Warren, CT.[5]
iii. Mary A. Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1855, Litchfield Co., CT; d. 21 Jan 1858, Warren, CT, aged 2 years 1 month 19 days; bur. Warren Center Cemetery Old, Warren, CT.[6]
iv. Erlis F. Whitney, b. 1858, CT; d. 1937; bur. Ellendale Cemetery, Ellendale, DE;[7] m. 24 Nov 1885, Ellendale, DE, Sarah "Sallie" E. Jester; no children.
v. Joseph Whitney, b. ca. 1861, CT.
vi. Leander Whitney, b. ca. 1864, CT.

Notes

He may have been a son of William and Rebecca (Sparks) Whitney. This is based on the fact that William's son Orrin is buried in the same cemetery as Leander, and Leander named his first son William, after his putative father.

Census

309 318 Leander Whitney 27 M - Laborer Connecticut Samanth " 26 F - do 319 Oliver Dolittle 24 M - Laborer do Sarah Dolittle 22 F - Connecticut

444 444 Leander Whitney 39 M - Farmer $2000 $400 Conn. Samantha 30 F - " Wm. " 10 M - " Attended school Ethan " 7 M - " Attended school Erwin " 2 M - "

305 324 Whitney, Leander 45 M W Farm laborer Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Samanthy 29 F W Keeping house New York -----, William 19 M W Farm laborer Conn. -----, Ethan 16 M W Conn. Attended school -----, Eslie 11 M W Conn. Attended school Whitney, Joseph 9 M W Conn. Attended school -----, Leander 6 M W Conn. Attended school

Leander WHITNEY 56 Self M M W CT Farmer CT CT Samantha WHITNEY 49 Wife F M W NY Keeping House CT CT Ethan A. WHITNEY 24 Son M S W CT Laborer CT NY Joseph WHITNEY 18 Son M S W CT Works On Farm CT NY Leander WHITNEY 15 Son M S W CT At Home CT NY

93 94 Whitney, Samantha Head W F Aug 1831 68 wid 6ch 4liv New York Connecticut Connecticut Rents house -----, Leander Son W M Jun 1864 35 sgl Connecticut Connecticut New York Day Laborer

240 248 Whitney, Erlis F. Head W M Dec 1857 42 mar 15 Connecticut Connecticut New York Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Sarah E. Wife W F Jul 1861 38 mar 15 0ch 0liv Delaware Delaware Delaware

References

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #163544597, Leander Whitney.

2.^  Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records and Cornwall, Connecticut, Vital Records.

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #105702963, Samantha Bishop Whitney.

4.^  Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records and Cornwall, Connecticut, Vital Records.

5.^  FindAGrave Memorial #163544645, Ethan A. Whitney.

6.^  FindAGrave Memorial #163544744, Mary A. Whitney.

7.^  FindAGrave Memorial #8970521, Erlis F. Whitney.


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