Family:Whitney, Lemuel (1817-a1870)
He married firstly, 5 Jul 1845, Belvidere, IL, Fanny M. Gould. She was born 22 Jul 1822, NY, and died 15 Jun 1866, Washington, IA.
He married secondly, 8 Oct 1867, Julia Mariah (Goddard) Gould, daughter of Caleb and Annis (-----) Goddard. She was born 7 Aug 1835, VT, and died 12 Apr 1900 (but appears in 1900 census), Evansville, WI. She was buried 26 Apr 1904, Evansville, WI.
He was born in New Hampshire where he remained on the farm until his majority, when he moved to Illinois. He married while residing in Belvidere. After a happy married life of twenty-one years she passed away at Washington, IA, and was buried at Spencer's Grove, in that state. He was one of the pioneer preachers in Illinois, and after many years of toil and hard labor in the itinerancy his health failed and he was obliged to resign his position as traveling preacher, but still continued to preach occasionally as his health would admit. He now holds a superannuated relation in the Free Methodist conference of Wisconsin, waiting his call to join the conference above where there is no more sickness, pain or death. Resided Belvidere, IL, and Marshall, WI.
Children of Lemuel7 and Fanny M. (Gould) Whitney:
i. Oscar L.8 Whitney, b. 29 Mar 1847; m. Ann M. Riley. ii. Alma Isabella Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1848; m. John Braggins; resided Beaumont, CA. He was b. 19 Sep 1844, England; s. p. iii. John W. Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1851; m. Julia D. Graham. iv. Eugene M. Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1853, Morris, IL. He was born in Belvidere, was educated at the public schools, and when eighteen years of age was united with the Wesleyan Methodist church. He began teaching in 1875, and has been engaged in that profession ever since; is at present teaching in Morris, Grundy County, IL. v. Artemas Lemuel Whitney, b. 7 Dec 1855; res., unm., Topeka, KS. vi. Olive Emma Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1860; resided Brookville, KS.
Children of Lemuel7 and Julia Mariah (Goddard)(Gould) Whitney:
vii. Adelbert Goddard Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1868; resided Marshall, WI.
- 1850: not found.
- 1860, Spring, Boone Co., IL:
312 308 Levy Whitney 42 M - Farmer 2500 300 N.H. Frances M. 38 F - N.Y. Osker L. 13 M - Ill. Attended school Ama Jane 11 F - " Attended school John W. 9 M - " Attended school Milo M. 5 M - " Attended school Artemas L. 3 M - " Olive 2/12 F - "
166 181 Whitney, Lemuel 53 M W Methodist Clergyman $900 $600 N. Hamp. -----, Julia M. 34 F W Keeping House Ver. -----, Olive 10 F W Attending school Ill. -----, Delbert 1 M W Do
26 26 Sobolaski, Julia 40 F W Keeping House $500 N.Y. -----, Pauline 18 F W Teacher Wis. Father foreign born -----, Adda 17 F W At Home " Father foreign born -----, Elizabeth 15 F W " Ills. Father foreign born, Attended school -----, James 10 M W " Father foreign born, Attended school Whitney, Oscar 23 M W Farmer $500 " Male citizen over 21 -----, John 18 M W Farm Help "
- 1880: not found.
- 1900, Medina, Dane Co., WI:
Whitney, Adelbert Head W M 34 mar XX Illinois -----, Martha Wife W F 30 mar XX Xch Xliv Canada -----, Lillian R. Dau W F 1 sgl Wisconsin -----, Lemuel Fath W M 84 mar XX Vermont -----, Julia Moth W F 65 mar XX Xch Xliv Vermont
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 377-378.