Family:Whitney, Orrell (1824-1864)

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Orrell8 Whitney (George Huyler7, Zadok6, Hezekiah5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of George Huyler7 and Anna (Vance) Whitney, was born 10 Mar 1824, Wolcott, VT, and died 26 May 1862, Alexandria, VA, of smallpox, where he was buried.

He married, 8 Feb 1846, Hardwick, VT, or 15 Feb 1846, Wolcott, VT, Mary Philura Merrill,[1] daughter of Moses and Lucy (Osgood) Merrill. She was born 14 Dec 1824, Cabot, VT, and died after 1873.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a farmer . . . . He enlisted in Aug. 1862, in the 3d Reg., Vt. Volunteers; and died at Alexandria, Va., 26 May 1864, of small-pox; and was buried at Alexandria. His home was at Wolcott, Vt. His widow was yet living at Cabot in 1873, with her two sons."

Children of Orrell8 and Mary Philura (Merrill) Whitney:

i. James Harvey9 Whitney, b. 19 Jan 1847, Wolcott, VT; m. Martha Matilda Perkins.
ii. Moses Merrill Whitney, b. 6 Oct 1849, Wolcott, VT; m. Elizabeth Coffin Damon.

Census

117 118 Orril Whitney 26 M - Farmer $1800 Vt. Philura " 26 F - " James H. " 3 M - " Mary " 1 F - " [sic: probably Merrill]

96 96 Orvill Whitney 36 M - Farmer $5000 $1000 Vermont Mary P. Whitney 36 F - do James H. Whitney 13 M - do Attended school Moses M. Whitney 11 M - do

167 184 Whitney, Jas. H. 22 M W Farmer $3000 $1000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Philura 46 F W Keeping House " 168 185 Whitney, Moses W. 21 M W Farmer $1600 $250 " Male citizen over 21

James H. WHITNEY 34 Self M M W VT Farmer VT VT Martha WHITNEY 34 Wife F M W VT Keeping House VT VT Gerstie M. WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W VT VT VT Virginia A. WHITNEY 1 Dau F S W VA VT VT Philura WHITNEY 54 Moth F W W VT NH VT Percilla MERRILL 50 Aunt F W VT Domestic Servant NH VT

References

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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