Family:Whitney, Remington Hobby (1801-1890)
Remington Hobby Whitney, probably son of Stephen6 and Ruth (Boody) Whitney, was born 26 Dec 1801, Portland, ME, and died 29 Jun 1890, Burr Oak, Saint Joseph Co., MI.
He married, firstly, about 1830, Eliza Weaver, daughter of Daniel Wing and Amy (Underhill) Weaver. She died 28 Apr 1834, probably near Avon, Livingston Co., NY. Eliza gave birth to their son Daniel Wing Whitney in 1834, and she died three days later. Eliza's mother, Amy Underhill, is the sister of Charity Underhill. Charity is the mother of Mary Carman, who married Remington's brother Crosby.
He married, secondly, circa 1835, Rhoda Content Chapman, daughter of Silas and Nancy (Eddy) Chapman. She was born 31 Mar 1817, Perry Township, Genesee Co., NY, and died 23 Mar 1901, Quincy, Branch Co., MI.
Remington purchased land in Burr Oak, Saint Joseph Co., MI, in 1837 and moved there.
Obituary of Remington Hobby Whitney from an unknown newspaper, presumably in Burr Oak, MI:
Died, June 29th, 1890, at his home in Burr Oak, Mr. R.H. Whitney, being confined to his bed nearly one week. A breaking up of conditions long maintained resulting in paralysis, attendant upon old age, was the occasion of his demise.
Deceased was born in Portland, Me., Dec. 26, 1801. Emigrated to western New York with his parents in 1812. When he arrived at the years of manhood he went to the Dominion of Canada, where he remained for a year or a little more. He then returned to the State of New York and was soon married to Eliza Weaver by whom three children were born, one of whom survives him.
Soon after the birth of the youngest child, his wife died. Two years later he married Rhoda Chapman, it then being 1835. In 1838 they moved to the young state of Michigan where they met with courage and fortitude the vicissitudes attendant upon a pioneer life. Carving out a house for themselves by clearing one of the best farms in St. Joseph County. Nine children were the fruits of the second marriage.
He was a successful farmer, but not being a good financier, he became involved and finally sold his farm and together with his second and youngest sons by his now widowed wife, went to the State of Iowa and bought a good farm, which they operated for several years. Not being altogether contented he sold out again and returned to his old town, Burr Oak, where he has resided in retirement most of the time until his recent decease. While he was a man of strong likes and dislikes, he was one of benevolence, sympathy and kindness. He was raised among the Quakers, therefore was inclined to the liberal in thought. His estimable wife and five children survive him.
Children of Remington Hobby and Eliza (Weaver) Whitney:
i. (child) Whitney, b. say 1831; apparently died young. ii. (child) Whitney, b. say 1832; apparently died young. iii. Daniel Wing Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1834, near Avon, Livingston Co., NY; m.(1) Sarah Ann Slocum; m.(2) Mary Ann Quinton.
Children of Remington Hobby and Rhoda Content (Chapman) Whitney:
iv. (child) Whitney, b. say 1836; apparently died young. v. (child) Whitney, b. say 1838; apparently died young. vi. (child) Whitney, b. say 1840; apparently died young. vii. Warren Whitney, b. Nov 1842, Burr Oak, MI; m.(1) Rachel A. Pepper; m.(2) Sarah Bryan. viii. Crosby C. Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1843, Burr Oak, MI; m. Rosalie Helen Negus. ix. Louisa Whitney, b. ca. 1845, Burr Oak, MI; d. after 1890. x. Julia Whitney, b. 8 Dec 1848, Burr Oak, MI; d. 25 Dec 1872, Felix, IA; m. 1 Nov 1871, Felix, IA, David Hauser, b. 1 Nov 1849, Owen Co., IN, d. 11 Jun 1939, Butler Co., IA. xi. Marjora Whitney, b. Feb 1851, Burr Oak, MI; d. after 1890. She was known as Marion A. xii. Edwin George Whitney, b. ca. 1853, Burr Oak, MI; m.(1) Sarah Mitchel; m.(2) Elizabeth -----.
He was placed as a son of Stephen and Ruth (Boody) Whitney by Mrs. Evelyn Katherine (Whitney) Healy, a descendant of Remington Hobby Whitney. Her research, which was published in the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, was conducted between 1940 and 1957.
- 1830, Sodus, Wayne Co., NY: Remmington Whitney, 1 male 20-29 and 1 female 15-19.
- 1840, Burr Oaks, St. Joseph Co., MI: Remmington Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 5-9, 1 female 20-29, 1 female under 5, 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1845, Burr Oak, St. Jospeh Co., MI: Whitney, Remington, 2 males 0-9, 1 male 45-74, 1 female 0-9, and 1 female 21-44.
- 1850, Burr Oak, St. Joseph Co., MI:
60 61 Remington Whitney 41 M - $2000 Maine Rhoda 33 F - New York Daniel 16 M - Mich. Attended school Warren 11 M - " Attended school Crosby 7 M - " Attended school Louisa 5 F - " Julia 1 F - " George Chapman 19 M - Farmer $2000 New York
1334 1330 Remmington Whitney 58 M - Farmer $8700 $1500 Me. Rhoda " 43 F - N.Y. Crosby " 16 M - Mich. Attended school Louisa " 14 F - " Attended school Julia " 11 F - " Attended school Marjora " 9 F - " Attended school Edwin " 6 M - " Attended school Edwin Green 19 M - F. Hand Ohio
66 66 Whitney, Remington 69 M W Farmer $4000 $700 Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Rhoda C. 53 F W House Keeping New York -----, Julia 22 F W None Michigan -----, Edwin 16 M W Farm laborer Michigan Doughty, Roscoe 6 M W Michigan
Remington WHITNEY 78 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Rhoda WHITNEY 63 Wife F M W NY Keeping House CT NY Edwin WHITNEY 27 Son M W W MI Laborer ME NY Augusta WHITNEY 6 GDau F S W NE MI IL Frances WHITNEY 4 GDau F S W NE MI IL Guy WHITNEY 2 GSon M S W IL MI IL
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