Family:Whitney, Rufus (1793-1858)

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Rufus6 Whitney (Rufus5, [prob.] Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Rufus5 and Sarah (Graves) Whitney, was born 3 Nov 1793, Granville, NY, and died 5 May 1858, Hermitage, Wyoming Co., NY.

He married firstly, about 1817, Laura Hatch, daughter of Henry and Rhoda (-----) Hatch. She was born about 1796, NY, and died before 1847.

He married secondly, about 1846, Emeline Zerviah Clark, daughter of William and Grace (-----) Clark. She was born about 1819, NY, and died 22 Aug 1877.

Some of this family are buried in Vernon Cemetery, Half Day, IL.

Children of Rufus6 and Laura (Hatch) Whitney:

i. Laura Hatch7 Whitney, b. 24 May 1819, Granville, NY; d. 18 Dec 1864, Half Day, IL; m. 12 Nov 1845, Lake Co., IL, Doctor Elihu Josiah Burritt, b. 6 Jul 1820, Johnstown, NY, d. 22 Feb 1883, Half Day, IL, as his first wife.
ii. Henry Clay Whitney, b. ca. 1820; d. ca. 1820.
iii. Sarah Graves Whitney, b. 10 Oct 1822, NY; d. 12 Dec 1901, Scio, Allegany Co., NY; m. 10 Oct 1845, Isaac Gillett.
iv. William Henry Whitney, b. ca. 1824; d. ca. 1824.
v. William Wallace Whitney, b. ca. 1826, d. ca. 1826.
vi. Leonora Conger Whitney, b. ca. 1828; m. Barrington, IL, Frank Cady.
vii. Augustus Cravath Whitney, b. ca. 1830; d. ca. 1847.
viii. Benjamin Franklin Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1835, Wyoming Co., NY; m. Amanda Malvina Holmes.
ix. Alice Monroe Whitney, b. ca. 1838/1840; m. before 1862, John J. Swazey, res. Chicago, IL.

Children of Rufus6 and Emeline Zerviah (Clark) Whitney:

x. Ellen Mercy7 Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1848, Hermitage, NY; d. 17 Feb 1921, NY; m. 29 Aug 1866, Lake Co., IL, Doctor Elihu Josiah Burritt, b. 6 Jul 1820, Johnstown, NY, d. 22 Feb 1883, Half Day, IL, as his second wife.
xi. Mary McCullough Whitney, b. 7/9 Oct 1850, NY; d. 2 Aug 1885; m. Martin Freer.
xii. Alden Rufus Whitney, b. 8 Dec 1857, Hermitage, NY; m. Emeline McNette.

Census

323 323 Calvin Ely 53 M - Farmer $410 Conn. Abigal " 52 F - N.Y. Abigal " 21 " - " Jabez " 21 " - " Vivala " 16 M - " Attended school Colman " 13 F - " Attended school Demila " 9 " - " Attended school Rufus Whiting 54 M - Physician " Emeline " 31 F - " Ellen " 2 " - " Mary " 1/12 " - "

308 308 Isaac Gillett 28 M - Farmer $1000 N.Y. Sarah " 27 F - " Laura " 3 " - " Mary " 2 " - " Franklin Whitney 15 M - " " Attended school

163 152 Emaline Z. Whitney 40 F - Tailoress $100 Mass. Ellen M. Do 11 F - New York Attended school Mary M. Do 9 F - " Attended school Rufus A. Do 3 M - " Roxy Beeman 43 F - Servant " Illiterate Eugene Do 4 M - "

178 174 Freer, Martin 36 M W Farm laborer $200 $100 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 19 F W Keeping house " -----, Henry 18 M W Farm laborer " -----, Melissa 14 F W At home " -----, Emily 6 F W " School " Attended school -----, Charles 1 M W " 175 Whitney, Emeline 50 F W Keeping house $400 -- Mass. -----, Alden 13 M W Farm laborer "

References

  • Census records.

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