Family:Whitney, Merrick T. (1818-1887)

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Merrick T.9 Whitney (Torrey8, Moses7, Samuel6, Samuel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Torrey8 and Betsey (Lamb) Whitney, was born 20 Nov 1818, Jackson, PA, and died 24 Mar 1887, Thompson, PA.

He married, 26 Nov 1842, Fostina L. Wheaton. She was born 25 Aug 1818, PA, and died after 1880.

Merrick T. Whitney was born in Jackson, PA, and settled on the farm in 1842 where he ever after lived in Thompson. In 1862 he enlisted forty-six of his neighbors and friends and with them entered Company B, 17th Regiment Pennsylvania Calvary; at its organization he was chosen first lieutenant, but failing health compelled him to resign his commission in Jan 1863. That he was held in high regard by his townsmen is shown by his holding all but one of the offices in Thompson. In 1878 he was elected county commissioner on the Republican ticket and re-elected in 1881. He resided Thompson, PA.

Children of Merrick T.9 and Fostina L. (Wheaton) Whitney:

i. Lovell M.10 Whitney, b. 31 Mar 1844, PA; d. 20 Oct 1846
ii. Newell De Lancy Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1847, PA; enlisted in the war at 17 and served till 25 Jul 1865, when he was honorably discharged. Studied law with Judge Griswold of Binghamton, NY, and was admitted to the bar in 1870; was lieutenant of Battery A, 6th Div. N. G. S. New York, and lieut.-col. on Gov. Hoffman's staff; d. 25 Mar 1874, Thompson.
iii. Orville C. Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1849, PA; m. Mary S. Severy.
iv. Ann M. Whitney, b. 3 Oct 1851, PA; d. 1 Nov 1875; m. 26 Nov 1870, Edwin A. French; b. 1836.
v. Charles Freemont Whitney, b. 13 Jan 1858, PA; m. Rena A. Fletcher.

Census

12 12 Herrick Whitney 32 M - Farmer $1000 Pa. Fastina L. " 32 F - Do Delancy N. " 3 M - Do Orville " 1 M - Do

1587 1546 Torrey Whitney 66 M - Farmer $1000 $800 Vt. C. " 63 F - " R. V. " 29 M - Farmer $1000 $800 Pa. C. M. " 30 F - " Ella " 6 F - " Wm. " 4 M - " 1588 1547 M. J. " 42 M - Farmer $1600 $875 " F. L. " 42 F - " N. " 13 M - " Attended school O. " 10 M - " Attended school A. " 7 F - " Attended school C. " 2 M - "

113 110 Whitney, M. T. 52 M W Farmer $3000 $1500 Pa. Male citizen over 21 F. L. 52 F " Keeping house " O. C. 20 M " Works on farm " Ann M. 18 F " " C. F. 12 M " " Attended school Wheaton, Mary 75 F " "

3 3 Wheaton, Warren W. 48 M W Physician $12000 $16000 Pa. Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth P. 46 F W Keeping House Pa. Andrews, Charles 13 M W Attending School Pa. Attended school Jackson, Elbert 22 M W Teamster New York Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Newel 24 M W Lawyer Pa. Male citizen over 21 Shepherd, Stephen 19 M W Works in paper sac factory New York McNeal, Hannah 50 F W Seowing $3000 -- Pa. -----, Jennie 14 F W Attending School Michigan Attended school Myres, Lizzie 3 F W New York Hewson, Mary 21 F W Domestic Servant New York

Merrie T. WHITNEY 61 Self M M W PA Farmer VT VT Faustina L. WHITNEY 61 Wife F M W PA Keeping House VT VT

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