Family:Whitney, Mary Jane (1847-1931)

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Mary Jane Whitney (John Franklin, James), daughter of John Franklin and Sarah (Nokes) Whitney, was born Jun 1847, IL, and died 29 Apr 1931, Wabedo, Cass Co., MN.

She married 1866, Springfield, IL, Samuel Morgan Beckman. He was born Jan 1844, Brown Co., IL, and died 1905, Jenkins, MN.

In 1860 Menard Co., IL, Mary J. Whitney is living with her mother and father.

Information from the 1875 Minnesota State Census -- John F. Whitney is living with his daughter and son in law in Maine Prairie, Stearns Co., MN:

Samuel M Beckman 30, male, white, born Ill, father Va, mother Pa
Mary J Beckman 24, female, white, born Ill , father Ill, mother Ill
Mary H Beckman 7, female, white, born Ill , father Ill, mother Ill
John F Beckman 4, male, white, born Ill , father Ill, mother Ill
Sarah E Beckman 2, female, white, born Ill , father Ill, mother Ill
John F Whitney 60, male, white, born Vt, father Vt, mother Vt

1880 Parker, Morrison Co., MN:

Samuel Beckman, white, male, 83, widowed, farmer, born Connecticut, father Conn, mother Conn
Samuel Jr., white, male, 46, son, married, farmer, born Illinois, father Conn, mother Conn
Mary, white, female,32, wife, married, Keeping House, born Illinois, father New York, mother New York
Mary, white, female, 12, daughter, single, laborer, born Illinois, father Illinois, mother Illinois
John F, white, male, 9, Son, born Illinois, father Illinois, mother Illinois
Sarah E, white, female, 7, Daughter, born Illinois, father Illinois, mother Illinois
Anna Belle, white, female, 4, Daughter, born Minnesota, father Illinois, mother Illinois

1885 Minnesota State Census, Mooresville, Crow Wing Co., MN:

J N Whitney 40, male, white, born New York
Sarah Whitney 22, female, white, born Conn
Annie Whitney 0, female, white, born Minn
Jno F Whitney 70, male, white, born Vermont

Note:there is a Coleman family in the household between the Whitney's and Beckman's

Samuel Beckman 40, male, white, born Ills
Mary Beckman 36, female, white, Ills
Mary Beckman 17, female, white, Ills
John F Beckman 14, male, white, Ills
Sarah E Beckman 12, female, white, Ills
Anna Beckman 6, female, white, Minn
Jacob Beckman 1, male, white, Minn
John Beckman 87, male, white, Virginia

1900 Census Township 137, Crow Wing Co., MN:

Samuel Beckman, head, white, male, Jan 1844, 56, married, how many years married 33, born Illinois, father born Virginia, mother Kentucky, farmer
Mary J., wife, white, female, Jun 1847, 52, married, how many years married 33, gave birth to how many children 8, still living 7, born Illinois, father Vermont, mother New York
Jacob N., son, white, male, Apr 1884, 16, single, born Minnesota, father Illinois, mother Illinois
Charles E, son, white, male, Jan 1889, 11, single, born Minnesota, father Illinois, mother Illinois
Lydia M., daughter, white female, Feb 1893, 7, single, born Minnesota, father Illinois, mother Illinois

In the 1905 Minnesota State Census, Jenkins, Crow Wing Co., MN:

J. N. Beckman, male, 21, white, born Minn , father Ill, mother Ill
M. J. Beckman, female, 56, white, born Ill, father Vermont , mother New York
S. M. Beckman, male, 61, white, born Ill, father Tenn , mother Kentucky
M. Beckman, female, 12, white, born Minn , father Ill , mother Ill

There is a Dudgeon family above the Beckman family and after Samuel died Mary married a William Dudgeon.

1910 Census Jenkins, Crow Wing Co., MN:

William C Dudgeon, head, male, white, 44, M1, married 1 year, born Indiana, father Indiana, mother Indiana, farmer
Mary J, wife, female, white, 56, M2, married 1yr, gave birth to 8 children, 6 living, born Illinois, father Vermont, mother New York
Jacob N, stepson, male, white, 26, single, born Minneosota, father Illinois, mother Illinois
Lydia M., stepdaughter, female, white, 17, single, born Minnesota, father Illinois, mother Illinois

1920 Census Wabedo, Cass Co., MN:

Jacob M Beckman, head, male, white, 35, married born Minnesota, father Illinois, mother Illinois
Florence M, wife, female, white, 19, married, born Minnesota, father United States, mother United States
Laura M, daughter, female, white, 1 6/12, single, born Minnesota, father Minnesota, mother Minnesota
William Dudgeon, head, male, white, 54, married, born Indiana, father Indiana, mother Indiana
Marie J, wife, female, white, 69, born Illinois, father Vermont, mother New York

1930 Census Wabedo, Cass Co., MN:

Jacob M Beckman, head, male, white, 45, married, age at 1st marriage 33, born Minnesota, father Illinois, mother Illinois, Farmer, Dairy farm
Florence M, wife, female, white, 29, married, age at 1st marriage 17, born Iowa, father United States, mother United States
Lora M, daughter, female, white, 11, single, born Minnesota, father Minnesota, mother Iowa
Ruby E, daughter, female, white, 9, single, born Minnesota, father Minnesota, mother Iowa
Jacob N Jr., son, male, white, 7, single, born Minnesota, father Minnesota, mother Iowa
Jaquline V., daughter, female, white, 3 2/12, single, born Minnesota, father Minnesota, mother Iowa
Florence M, daughter, 5/12, single, born Minnesota, father Minnesota, mother Iowa
John F Beckman, head, male, white, 58, married, age at 1st marriage 24, born Illinois, father Illinois, mother Illinois
Mary, wife, female, white, 61, married age at first marriage 23, born Illinois, father Germany, mother Germany
Samuel M, son, male, white, 20, single, born Minnesota, father Illinois, mother Minnesota
Mary J Dudgeon, mother, female, white, 82, Widowed, born Illinois, father Vermont, mother New York

Children of Mary Jane and Samuel Morgan (Beckman) Whitney:

i. John Franklin Beckman, b. 24 Jan 1870, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL.
ii. Elizabeth Sarah Beckman, b. 1873, IL, d. 1913, Jenkins, Crow Wing Co., MN.
iii. Mary Beckman, b. abt. 1868, IL.
iv. Anna Belle Beckman, b. abt. 1876, MN.
v. Jacob N Beckman, b. Apr 1884, MN.
vi. Charles Beckman, b. Jan 1889, MN.
vii. Lydia M Beckman, b. Feb 1893, MN.

References

  • Census
  • Online birth, marriage, and death indexes
  • Land file

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