Family:Whitney, Lucius (1836-a1880)

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Lucius8 Whitney (Isaac7, David6, Nathan5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Isaac7 and Susan (Barrett) Whitney, was born 24 Feb 1836, Big Grove, IL, and died after 1880.

He married, 28 Jan 1865, Harriett J. Loughead. She was born 20 Jul 1839, and died after 1880.

Lucius Whitney was brought up on a farm until he was 18 years of age; taught school a few terms and went to Kansas in 1857 and settled near the Missouri line till the breaking out of the war in 1861, filling the offices of town treasurer and county clerk, resigning the latter office to enlist in Company G, 7th Kansas Cavalry Volunteers (31 Aug 1861); was appointed commissary sergeant of the regiment and promoted to be 1st lieutenant and R.C.S. [?Regimental Command Staff?], Jul 1863, which position he held until mustered out, 29 Sep 1865, at the close of the war, having been appointed to several staff positions, serving under Brigadier-General Ed Hatch, Brigadier-General John McNeil and also as provost-marshal, district of western Missouri, at Warrensburg and Lexington, MO, being at the latter place when the last of the Confederates were sworn in in 1865; was also in command of Gratiot St. prison, in Saint Louis, MO. At the close of the war he settled at Morris, IL, at which place he was postmaster for nine years and six months. After his time expired at that place he opened the first postoffice at Billings, MT, and held the position nearly six years; was elected treasurer of the county (Yellowstone) and is now serving his second term in in that office and has just received the nomination of the Republican party for the third term with good prospects of election; resided Billings, MT.

Children of Lucius8 and Harriett J. (Loughead) Whitney:

i. Susan Hamline9 Whitney, b. 1 Jul 1866; m. 23 Nov 1886, John Brooke Herford; has two children, Helen Brooke and Whitney Brooke Herford.
ii. Gertrude Lawrence Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1867; m. 11 Nov 1889, Charles Wheeler Barney; has one child, Dorothy Wheeler Barney.
iii. Clara Louise Whitney, b. 30 Sep 1873; unmarried.

Census

450 450 A. Knight 24 M - Farmer $60 $300 Ms. Mary Knight 23 F - Ill. Emma 6/12 F - K.T. Lucien Whitney 24 M - Farmer $600 -- Ill. Jos. Banford 26 M - Laborer N.J. Geo. Vice 30 M - Farmer Ky.

3 3 Whitney, Lucius 34 M W Book keeping & Life Ins. Agt. $4500 $1200 Ills. Male citizen over 21 -----, Harriet J. 30 F W Keeping House Ohio -----, Susan H. 4 F W Ills. -----, Gertrude 2 F W "

Lucius WHITNEY 44 Self M M W IL Post Master MA MA Harriet J. WHITNEY 40 Wife F M W OH Keeping House PA CT Susan H. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W IL At School IL OH Gertrude WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W IL At School IL OH Clara WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W IL At School IL OH Elizabeth DAMME 25 Oth F S W OH Servant PRUSSIA PRUSSIA

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