Family:Whitney, Luther (1782-1878)

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Luther7 Whitney (Nathan6, Jonathan5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Nathan6 and Olive (Whitney) Whitney, was born 20 Aug 1782, Conway, MA, and died 17 May 1878, Seneca Castle, NY.

He married firstly, Jan 1803, Hannah Witter. She died 25 Oct 1824.

He married secondly, 20 Sep 1827, Hannah L. Smalley. She was born 8 Aug 1794, and died 27 Feb 1875.

Mr. Luther Whitney was one of the early pioneers coming with his father to Seneca from Conway, MA, when but nine years of age. Through a long eventful life of over four score and ten years he saw the country changed from a wilderness to one of the finest agricultural regions in the state. He helped to clear a large tract of land, always living on the farm which he cleared. During the war of 1812 he was stationed for some time at Niagara. He resided Seneca Castle, NY.

Children of Luther7 and Hannah (Witter) Whitney:

i. Cyrus8 Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1804; d. 4 Sep 1806.
ii. Susan Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1806; d. 29 Jun 1806.
iii. George Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1808; m. Dolly Barden.
iv. Polly Whitney, b. 24 Apr 1810; d. 6 Apr 1830.
v. Nathan Whitney, b. 2 Jun 1812; m. Betsey E. Scotford.
vi. Luther Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1814; d. 15 May 1823.
vii. David Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1817; d. s.p. 26 Jan 1864, Hillsdale Co., MI; bur. Churches Corners Cemetery, Wheatland, MI;[1] m.(1) Sarah M. -----, b. ca. 1817, d. 1848. aged 31 years; bur. Churches Corners Cemetery, Wheatland, MI;[2] m.(2) Harriet -----, b. ca. 1821, d. 21 Jan 1864, Hillsdale Co., MI; bur. Churches Corners Cemetery, Wheatland, MI;[3]. Child: Jabez Whitney, b. ca. 1846, MI; d. 10 Sep 1850, Hillsdale Co., MI.
viii. Hannah Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1819; d. 21 Feb 1888; m. 1841, York, MI, Eber Bradley; resided York, MI. Children:
a. Julia Gilmore Bradley, b. -----; res. Lake Ridge, MI.
b. Luther E. Bradley, b. -----; res. Owosso, MI.
c. Emily Douglass Bradley, b. -----; res. Church's Corners, MI.
d. Alba O. Bradley, b. -----; res. York, MI.
ix. Dolly Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1821; m. 19 Aug 1844, David S. Crozier; resided Benton Center, NY. He was b. 28 Jul 1826; d. 14 Jul 1893 s.p.; was a farmer.
x. Matilda Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1823; d. 23 Feb 1825.
xi. Cornelia H. Whitney, b. 11 Dec 1829; m. 11 Dec 1845, Charles Parshall; resided SC. Children:
a. Frank L. Parshall, b. 18 Nov 1857; resided SC; unmarried.
xii. Tacey Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1832; unmarried; resided SC.
xiii. Harriett P. Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1834; d. 18 Mar 1889; m. 5 Mar 1862, Cyrus Bray. He was b. 10 Apr 1835. Is a farmer; resided Seneca Castle, NY. Mrs. Bray was refined and gifted, by her death the church and Sabbath-school lost a cheerful worker, faithful teacher and trusted friend. Children:
a. Fred C. Bray, b. 2 Aug 1865; d. 31 Oct 1889.
b. Charlotte C. Bray, b. 18 Dec 1866; unmarried; res. Seneca Castle, NY.
c. Luther Whitney Bray, b. 19 Dec 1873.

Census

58 62 Luther Whitney 68 M - Farmer $6300 Mass. Hannah L. do 55 F - N.J. Facy do 18 " - " Harret P. do 16 " - " Wenney Short 28 M - Germany

[121] Frame $600 121 Luther Whitney 72 M - - Mass. 1 - 62 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Hannah L. do 61 F - Wife N.J. 1 - 31 - - - - - - - - Tacy do 23 F - Chld Ontario - - 23 - - - - - - - - Hariet P. do 21 F - Chld do - - 21 - - - - - - - - Cornelia Parshal 25 F - Chld do - - 25 - - - - - - - - Ralph Willy 26 M - Labr Eng. - - 4 do - - 1 - - - - Charles Parshal 41 M - Brdr Orange - - 25 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 -

415 423 David Whitney 33 M - Farmer N.Y. Harriet " 30 F - " Jabez " 5 M - Mich. Attended school

1155 1159 Luther Whitney 76 M - Farmer $8350 $2000 Massachusetts Hannah Whitney 66 F - New Jersey Tacy " 25 F - New York Harriet P. " 23 F - "

713 728 David Whitney 40 M - Farmer $2400 $400 N.Y. Harriet 39 F - Do Betsy Davis 65 F - Conn. Cordelia 25 F - S. Teacher N.Y.

134 137 Whitney, Luther 87 M W Farmer $13000 $600 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Hannah 76 F W Keeping house New Jersey Bray, Cyrus 34 M W Farmer New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Harriet 36 F W Keeping house " -----, Freddie 5 M W " -----, Lottie 3 F W " Whitney, Lucy 38 F W At home "

"Lucy" is an apparent error for "Tacy".

  • 1880, daughter Tacy not found.

References

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #84110160, David Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #84110192, Sarah M. Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #84110234, Harriet Whitney.


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