Family:Whitney, Ransom (1786-1871)

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Ransom6 Whitney (Jonathan5, Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Jonathan5 and Olive (Cady) Whitney, was born about 11 Mar 1786, CT, and died 29 Apr 1871, Harlem, OH, aged 85 years 1 month 18 days. He was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, OH.[1]

He married, Oct 1818, Luzerne Co., PA, Mary "Polly" Edwards, daughter of Eli and Mary (?Wilsey) Edwards. She was born 10 June 1799, NY, and died 11 Feb 1881, Delaware County, OH, aged 80 years 8 months 1 day. She was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, OH.[2]

He had been a soldier in the War of 1812, and as his widow she was granted a pension on his service.

Children of Ransom6 and Mary (Edwards) Whitney:

i. Mary7 Whitney, b. 1820; d. 1827.
ii. Ransom Whitney, b. 1821; d. 1831.
iii. Elisha Whitney, b. 1827, OH; m. Elizabeth "Betsey" Page.
iv. Nancy Whitney, b. 9 Oct 1829, OH; d. 27 Dec 1912, Delaware Co., OH; m. 12 Jul 1849, Delaware Co., OH, Hammond Barcus, who d. in the Civil War.
v. Eli Whitney, b. 1832, OH; m. Martha Smith.
vi. Sarah Whitney, b. 1834, OH; d. 13 May 1870; m. David Walker.
vii. David B. Whitney, b. 1836, OH; m. Mary Van Meter.
viii. Peter Whitney, b. 1838, OH; m. 22 Oct 1863, Emma Oldham. Not found in census records after 1860.

Census

723 723 Ransom Whitney 63 M - Farmer $1500 Ct. Mary " 50 F - Vt. Illiterate Elisha " 23 M - Farmer O. Eli " 18 M - " O. Attended school Sally " 16 F - O. Attended school David " 14 M - O. Attended school Peter " 11 M - O. Betsey " 21 F - O.

12 12 Ransom Whitney 74 M - Farmer $3600 $300 Conn. Mary 59 F - " N.Y. Peter 21 M - " $200 O. David " 24 " - " $140 " Married in year

34 34 Whitney, Ransam 84 M W Farmer Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 68 F W Keeping house $3250 $369 New York Illiterate 35 Whitney, David 34 M W Farmer $1000 $529 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 26 F W Keeping house Ohio -----, Elnora 9 F W At home Ohio Attended school -----, Tamma 6 F W At home Ohio Attended school -----, Josie 4 F W At home Ohio -----, Bertha 2 F W At home Ohio

David B. WHITNEY 44 Self M M W OH Farmer CT NY Mary J. WHITNEY 27 Wife F M W OH Keeping House PA OH Elnora WHITNEY 19 Dau F S W OH Works Out OH OH Sarah E. WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W OH Works Out OH OH Flora WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W OH At Home OH OH John WHITNEY 8 Son M S W OH At Home OH OH Billy WHITNEY 5 Son M S W OH At Home OH OH Mary WHITNEY 78 Moth F W W NY At Home --- ---

  • 1880, son Peter not found.

References

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #44026391, Ranson Whitney.

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #44026437, Mary Whitney.


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