Family:Whitney, Salmon (c1801-1858)

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Salmon Whitney, parentage unknown (but see Notes below), was born circa 1801, NY and died 29 Jan 1855, Inland, Cedar Co., IA.

He married Bathsheba [?West?]. She was born circa 1802, NY and died 21 Apr 1862, Inland, IA.

On 13 Apr 1838, "Salmon Whitney", "Bathsheba Whitney", and "Bathsheba West" were among the organizing members of the Congregational Church of Guilford.[1]

Children of Salmon and Bathsheba (?West?) Whitney:

i. Minerva Whitney, b. 2 Dec 1823, Staten Island, NY; d. 19 Mar 1873, Cedar Co., IA; m. 15 Jan 1845, Medina Co., OH, George R. Willey.
Willey, George R., farmer, Post Office Inland; born June 28, 1819, in Ashtabula County, Ohio; removed with his parents to Medina County, in 1833. At the age of 26 he married Minerva Whitney, oldest daughter of Solomon Whitney, of the same county; she was a devoted wife and loving mother, respected and beloved for her amiable and charitable disposition; came to this county in the Fall of 1850, where she cheerfully endured the hardships and privations of a pioneer life; she was born December 2, 1823, and died March 19, 1873, leaving husband, four sons and two daughters to mourn her loss. Harriet F., born February 24, 1846; Charles D., born July 5, 1847; Franklin E., born June 18, 1849; Edwin G., born December 7, 1853; Harmon G., born December 17, 1856; Jennie E., born August 24, 1863. Mr. Willey is a man of strong constitution and strict integrity, and by his close application to business, he has acquired a fair competency of this world's goods. A staunch Republican; an earnest worker in the Sabbath School and liberal supporter of the Gospel. He was married the second time to Alice Timberlake, October 22, 1874; she was born January 7, 1836, in Noble County, Ohio. To them was born one son--Freddie L., January 17, 1876, and who died February 3, 1876. Owns a farm of 356 acres.[2]
a. Freddie L. Willey, b. 17 Jan 1876; d. 3 Feb 1876.
ii. Heman W. Whitney, b. ca. 1827, NY; m.(1) Sophia Howe; m.(2) Sarah J. Sillet.
iii. Lucy Whitney, b. ca. 1833, NY; living 1850.
iv. Levi Franklin Whitney, b. 20 Aug 1835, Guilford, Medina Co., OH; m.(1) Susanna S. Burkett; m.(2) Caroline Rutherford; m.(3) Augusta Amilia Durand.
v. Ellen Whitney, b. ca. 1840, OH, probably Guilford, Medina Co.; living 1850.
vi. Josephine Whitney, b. ca. 1842, OH, probably Guilford, Medina Co.; living 1860.


Linda B. Hansen at her "Up A Tree" database on says that he was a son of Isaac5 and Phebe (Gould) Whitney of Granville, NY. This seems possible, but I have seen no evidence proving this identification. He was listed in Castile, Genesee Co., NY, in 1830, as were Isaac6 Whitney and Joseph Whitney. If the former was a brother, that would establish the above connection. Conceivable Joseph could be another brother, otherwise not listed among Isaac5's children.


627 635 Salmon Whitney 49 M - Farmer N.Y. Bathsheba 48 F - N.Y. Heman W. 23 M - Laborer N.Y. Lucy 17 F - N.Y. Attended school Franklin 14 M - O. Attended school Ellen 10 F - O. Attended school Josephine 8 F - O. Attended school

606 615 George R. Willey 41 M - Farmer $6000 $850 Ohio Minerva " 36 F - New York Harriet F. " 14 F - Ohio Attended school Charles D. " 12 M - " Attended school Franklin E. " 11 M - " Attended school Edwin E. " 8 M - Iowa Attended school Harrison G. " 3 M - " Bashaly Whitney 58 F - New York Josephine " 18 F - Ohio Franklin F. " 23 M - "


  • Census records

1. ^  History of Medina County and Ohio: containing a history of the state of Ohio, p. 480.

2. ^  History of Cedar County, Iowa, 1878.

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