Family:Whitney, Phineas (1834-1897)

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Phineas8 Whitney (Thomas7, Phinehas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Thomas7 and Hannah (Preston) Whitney, was born 6 Jun 1834, Delaware County, IN, and died 5 Sep 1897, Muncie, Delaware County, IN. He was buried in Rees Cemetery, Delaware Co., IN.[1]

He married, 29 Aug 1857, Henry County, IN, Sarah Amanda Murray, parentage unknown. She was born 5 Jun 1826, Henry Co., IN, and died 20 Nov 1904, Muncie, IN. She was buried in Rees Cemetery, Delaware Co., IN.[2]

Sarah was a teacher.


"Phineas Whitney was born in Delaware county,June 6th, 1834,and departed this life, Sept. 5, 1897 ,aged sixty-three years and three months. He was united in marriage to Sarah A. Murray, August 28th,1857. To this union there were born five sons and one daughter. Four sons are still living while the daughter and one son have preceded him to the spirit land. He settled in an early day on the present homestead and with the companion of his youth, cleared up and beautified the same. He was honest in all his transactions; and was kind and obliging to all with whom he came in contact. His illness was of long standing and lately he told his wife that he could not survive much longer."

Children of Phineas8 and Sarah Amanda (Murray) Whitney, all born Muncie, IN:

i. Leonidas A.9 Whitney, b. 5 May 1858, Delaware Co., IN; d. 18 Aug 1939, Elwood, IN; m. 16 Oct 1900, Springville, Lawrence Co., IN, Cora B. Simpson. No children.
ii. Caroline Whitney, b. Jan 1860, Delaware Co.; d. 1897, Delaware Co., IN; m. 29 Nov 1883, Delaware Co., IN, James Clark Hoover. Children:
a. Ethel Hoover.
b. Murray Charles Hoover.
c. Fred Hoover.
iii. Thomas Whitney, b. Delaware Co., 1861, IN; d. in infancy.
iv. Franklin W. Whitney, b. 26 Jan 1863, Liberty Twp., Delaware Co., IN; m. Emma Mary Shroyer.
v. David William Whitney, b. Aug 1864, Delaware Co., IN.
vi. Theodore Whitney, b. 12 May 1868, Delaware Co., IN; m. Mary Harkness.


487 487 F. Whitney 26 M - Farmer $1200 $100 Indiana Sarah A. " 30 F - Ohio Leonidas " 2 M - Indiana Caroline " 6/12 F - do

209 209 Whitney, Phineas 36 M W Farmer $7980 $1300 Indiana Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah A. 40 F W Keeping House Ohio -----, Leonidas 12 M W Indiana Attended school -----, Caroline 10 F W Indiana Attended school -----, Franklin 8 M W Indiana Attended school -----, William 5 M W Indiana -----, Theodore 2 M W Indiana

Phineas WHITNEY 46 Self M M W OH Farmer VT OH Sarah WHITNEY 50 Wife F M W IN Keeping PA PA Caroline WHITNEY 20 Dau F S W IN IN OH Franklin WHITNEY 16 Son M S W IN Works On Farm IN IN William WHITNEY 14 Son M S W IN Works On Farm IN IN Theodore WHITNEY 12 Son M S W VT Works On Farm IN IN Thomas WHITNEY 85 Fat M W W OH IN VT

41 44 Whitney, Sarrah A. Head W F Jun 1830 69 wid 6ch 4liv Ohio Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Land lord, Owns free house Hoover, Ethel GDau W F Nov 1885 14 sgl Indiana Indiana Indiana At school

50 50 Cramer, Erlba Head W F Dec 1859 40 sgl 1ch 1liv Indiana Indiana Indiana Washerwoman -----, Grant H. Son W M Oct 1888 11 sgl Indiana Unknown Indiana At school Whitney, Leonidas Brdr W M May 1861 39 sgl Indiana Indiana Indiana Carpenter

770 813 Ribble, George A. Head W M Nov 1855 44 mar 16 Indiana Indiana Indiana Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Ellen Wife W F Apr 1866 34 mar 16 2ch 2liv Indiana Indiana Indiana -----, Hazel M. Dau W F Apr 1885 15 sgl Indiana Indiana Indiana At school -----, Gordon A. Son W M May 1890 10 sgl Indiana Indiana Indiana At school Whitney, William Brdr W M Aug 1864 35 sgl Indiana Indiana Indiana Farm laborer


Almost all information from the research of Lynne Alber, on this web page:

  1. "Online Family Tree, by", family group sheet of Thomas and Hannah (Preston) Whitney.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #84520079, Phineas Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #84520276, Sarah Amanda Murray Whitney.

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