Family:Whitney, Mark William Henry (1831-a1880)
Mark William Henry7 Whitney (Barnard6, William Clark5, Henry4, Josiah3, John2, Henry1), son of Barnard6, was born 13 Jun 1831, at the corner of Cross and White Streets, Paterson, NJ, and died after 1880.
He married, 11 Nov 1855, Orange, NJ, Eleanor Antoinette Harrison, daughter of John and Margaret (Jacobus) Harrison. She was born 24 Sep 1837, Cedar Grove, NJ. She apparently had died before 1880, when her daughters were living with their grandparents and her husband was living alone. Since the family is not found in 1870, it is hard to say whether she died before 1870, too, but it certainly seems possible, given that there were no further children. On the other hand, her husband is reported as "married", not "widowed", in 1880.
Phoenix says the following:
- ". . . a carpenter . . . . They settled at Paterson, and were living there in May 1875. He served for about two years and two months, in Company E, 72d Regiment, New York State Volunteers (2d Excelsior Brigade); and was also in the 12th Regiment, New York Militia, in the war of 1861."
Children of Mark William Henry7 and Eleanor Antoinette (Harrison) Whitney, all born Orange, NJ:
i. Sarah Melissa8 Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1856; and was living there in 1880, unmarried. ii. John Walter Whitney, b. 19 Dec 1861; d. 2 Jul 1864, Orange, NJ, where he was buried in Rosedale Cemetery. iii. Jenny Clifton Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1863; and was living there in 1880.
143 169 William H. Whitney 28 M - Carpenter $700 New York Ellen A. 22 F - New Jersey Sarah M. 2 F - New Jersey
- 1870: not found.
- 1880, Orange, Essex Co., NJ:
William H. WHITNEY 50 Self M M W N. J. Carpenter CT. CT.
Margaret HARRISON 74 Self F W NJ Keeping House NJ NJ David R. FELTY 53 SonL M W PA Shoe Cutter PA PA Sarah M. FELTY 44 Wife F W NJ Keeping House NJ NJ Thomas HINDLE 44 SisL F W NJ Plumber ENG ENG Euphemia HINDLE 37 Wife F W NJ Keeping House NJ NJ Sarah WHITNEY 22 GDau F W NJ Keeping House NJ NJ Jennie C. WHITNEY 16 GDau F W NJ Keeping House NJ NJ Maggie A. HARRISON 10 GDau F S W NJ NJ NJ
These were their daughters.
- 1900: not found.
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 900 and pp. 1796-1797.