Family:Whitney, Richard Ostrom (1811-a1900)

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Richard Ostrom7 Whitney (John6, Samuel5, John4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of John6 and Patty (Chase) Whitney, was born 15 May 1811, Henderson, NY, and died after 1900.

He married firstly, 17 Jul 1832, Ellisburgh, NY, Laura Reed, daughter of Knight Dexter and Polly (Nutting) Reed. She was born 20 Jun 1811, Henderson, NY, and died 14 Jul 1843, Ellisburgh, NY, where she was buried in the Reed Cemetery.

He married secondly, 3 Mar 1844, Henderson, NY, Elizabeth Hungerford, daughter of Seeley and Dorcas (Mallory) Hungerford. She was born 18 Oct 1812, Clinton, NY, and died after 1880.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a farmer . . . . They settled in the north-west part of Ellisburgh . . . . Their home is in the north-west part of the town, about a mile from Lake Ontario."

Children of Richard Ostrom7 and Laura (Reed) Whitney, all born Ellisburgh, NY:

i. Esther8 Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1833; d. 28 May 1841, Ellisburgh, NY, and was buried in the Reed Cemetery.
ii. Mary Louisa Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1835; m. 1854, Henderson, NY, Livingston Stevens, son of Charles and Abby (Edmonds) Stevens, b. Henderson, NY; a farmer. They lived in Ellisburgh, NY; then in Watertown, WI; and again in Ellisburgh, NY.
iii. Knight Dexter Whitney, b. 7 Sep 1837; unmarried; enlisted at Belleville, in Ellisburgh, 9 May 1861, in Co. K, 24th Reg., N. Y. S. Vol. Infantry; was shot through the right lung, 14 Sep 1862, in the battle of South Mountain, VA; died of the wound, 22 Oct 1862, at the Emory General Hospital, in Washington, DC; and was buried the next day, in the Soldiers' Cemetery in Washington.
iv. Clark Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1840; m. 1873, Maria Aldrich; a locomotive-engineer. They lived in Lansing, MI, in 1874, without children. He served in the Union army during the war of 1861, for three years (first in Co. K, 24th Reg., N. Y. S. Vol. Infantry), and was transferred to the 86th Reg., N. Y. S. Volunteers, before his discharge.

Children of Richard Ostrom7 and Elizabeth (Hungerford) Whitney, all born Ellisburgh, NY:

v. Charles Ostrom8 Whitney, b. 12 Jan 1845; d. 20 Feb 1845, Ellisburgh, NY, and was buried in the Reed Cemetery.
vi. Hannah Elizabeth Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1846; d. 13 Jun 1853, Ellisburgh, NY, and was buried in the Reed Cemetery.
vii. Dorcas Flavilla Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1848; and lived there, with her father, unmarried, in 1900.
viii. Ada Rosavilla Whitney, b. 5 Apr 1850; d. 29 May 1858, Ellisburgh, NY, and was buried in the Reed Cemetery.
ix. George Washington Adelbert Whitney, b. 14 May 1856; and lived there, with his parents, in 1880; d. after 1900; m. ca. 1886, Dora E. -----, b. Jan 1867, NY, and d. after 1900; 1 child, who d. before 1900.

Census

1914 1931 Richard O. Whitney 39 M - Farmer $1500 [N.Y.] Elizabeth " 36 F - [N.Y.] Hannah " 3 F - [N.Y.] Flavilla D. " 2 F - [N.Y.] Ada R. " 1/12 F - [N.Y.] Mary L. " 14 F - [N.Y.] Attended school Knight D. " 12 M - [N.Y.] Attended school Clark " 9 M - [N.Y.] Attended school

207 Frame $1900 221 Richard O. Whitney 44 M - - Jeff. 1 - 44 Farming 1 - - - - 1 - Elizabeth Whitney 41 F - Wife Oneida 1 - 11 - - - - - - - - N. D. Whitney 17 M - Son Jeff. - - 17 Farming - - - - - - - Clark Whitney 15 M - Son " - - 15 " - - - - - - - F. D. Whitney 7 M - Son " - - 7 - - - - - - - - A. R. Whitney 5 M - Son " - - 5 - - - - - - - -

1125 1125 R. Whitney 49 M - Farmer $1800 $850 " Elizabeth " 46 F - " Clark " 19 M - Laborer " Dorca " 12 F - " Attended school Adelbert " 4 M - "

168 184 Whitney, Richard 59 M W Farmer $2100 $400 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 57 F " Keeping House " -----, Flavilla 21 F " " -----, Adelbert 14 M " Attending School " Attended school

Richard O. WHITNEY 69 Self M M W NY Farmer Retired NY MA Elizabeth WHITNEY 67 Wife F M W NY NY NY Doreas F. WHITNEY 32 Dau F S W NY Keeping House NY NY George W. A. WHITNEY 24 Son M S W NY Farmer NY NY

578 536 Whitney, Richard O. Head W M May 1811 89 mar 64 New York New York New York Owns mortgaged house -----, Flavilla Dau W F Mar 1848 52 sgl New York New York New York

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