Family:Whitney, Peter Berry (1804-a1875)

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Peter Berry6 Whitney (Elias5, Jeremiah4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Elias5 and Judith (Wood) Whitney, was born 2 Apr 1804, Beekman, NY, and died after Jun 1875.

He married, 25 Dec 1825, Onondaga Hill, NY, Lenchy Helen Magdalen Wells, daughter of Caliph Haroun al Raschid and Polly (Van Buren) Wells. She was born 8 Mar 1811, Kinderhook, NY, and died 8 Jan 1854, Onondaga Hill, NY.

Phoenix says the following:

"Peter Berry Whitney, b. at Beekman, N.Y., 2 Ap. 1804; a tailor; married, 25 Dec. 1825, at Onondaga Hill, N.Y., by Elder Gilbert, Baptist, to Lenchy Helen Magdalen Wells, dau. of Caliph Haroun al Raschid and Polly (Van Buren) Wells, of Onondaga Hill. She was born at Kinderhook, N.Y., 8 March 1811, and was just over fourteen years old at marriage. They settled at Onondaga Hill, where she died, 8 Jan. 1854. and was buried. He removed to Syracuse, N.Y., in the summer of 1855; and to Michigan in 1872, dwelling at St. John's and Big Rapids till 20 May 1875; and then returned to Syracuse, where he was living, at 23 West Railroad Street, in June 1875."

Children of Peter Berry6 and Lenchy Helen Magdalen (Wells) Whitney:

i. Elias Isaac7 Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1828, Onondaga Hill, NY; m. Elizabeth Odekirk.
ii. Martha Ann Whitney, b. 1830, Onondaga Hill, NY; m. John Henderson.
iii. John Wiley Whitney, b. 1832, Onondaga Hill, NY; a blacksmith; resided Chicago, IL, in Jun 1875; m.(1) bef. 1860, Kate -----; m.(2) bef. 1878, Maggie -----.
iv. Helen Mar Whitney, b. 2 Feb 1835, Onondaga Hill, NY; m. Daniel Buck.
v. Mary Whitney, b. about 1837, Onondaga Hill, NY; d. about Jun 1843, Onondaga Hill, NY, aged about 6 years, of scarlet fever.
vi. Eliza Whitney, b. about 1841, Onondaga Hill, NY; d. about Jun 1843, Onondaga Hill, NY, aged 18 months, of scarlet fever, 5 days after her sister Mary.
vii. Al Whitney, b. about 1844, Onondaga Hill, NY; d. Onondaga Hill, NY, aged 13 months.
viii. Grace Whitney, b. about 1846, Onondaga Hill, NY; d. Onondaga Hill, NY, aged 18 months, of scarlet fever.
ix. Winifred Frances Whitney, b. 10 May 1848, Onondaga Hill, NY; m. Charles Adrian Valk Boardman.
x. Pierce King Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1853, Onondaga Hill, NY; d. 7 Jan 1923, Evart, Osceola Co., MI; bur. Forest Hill Cemetery, Evart, MI; a farmer; resided Berlin, MI, Jul 1875, unmarried; m. 20 Jan 1886, Reed City, MI, Lena R. Williams.

Notes

Helen Mar was a heroic character from the historical novel The Scottish Chiefs, by Jane Porter (1810).

Census

1407 1454 Peter B. Whitney 52 M - Tailor N. York Leusley " 39 F - Conn. Martha A. " 19 F - New York Helen " 14 F - " Attended school Winfred " 3 M - "

8 Wood $700 10 Jerry Henderson 22 M - - Onondaga Co. 1 - 9 Mason 1 - - - - - - Martha Henderson 21 F - Wife " 1 - 2 - - - - - - - - Peter B. Whitney 65 M - FiL Dutchess - 1 6m Tailor 1 - - - - - - Winford Francis Whitney 8 F - Sist Onondaga Co. - - 1 - - - - - - - - George Keeter 21 M - - Onondaga Co. - - 1 - - - - - - - - John Henderson 27 M - Brot Do - - 9 Carpenter 1 - - - -

316 359 William Downs 56 M - Hotel Keeper $300 New York Orpha " 49 F - Do Peter B. Whitney 59 M - Bar Tender Do ...

32 33 Daniel Buck 31 M - Keeper of Hotel $100 New York Helen Buck 23 F - Do Edward Buck 4 M - Do Charles Buck 1 M - Do Peirce Whitney 8 M - Do Attended school Winfred Whitney 14 F - Do Attended school

614 631 Eaton, Nathaniel P. 64 M W Farmer & Landlord $36000 $4000 New York Male citizen over 21 Catherine 50 F W Landlady " " Waity 31 F W " " Frank H. 15 M W Works on farm " " Attended school Florence 9 F W " " Attended school Whitney, Perer B. 70 M W Bar tender " " Male citizen over 21

  • 1880, Peter not found.

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