Family:Whitney, Samuel (1781-1840)

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Capt. Samuel7 Whitney (Samuel6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Mary (Whitney) Whitney, was born 14 Jul 1781, Gilsum, NH and died 11 Oct 1840, Chesterfield, NY.

He married firstly, 26 Nov 1801, Gilsum, NH, Hope Blish, both of Gilsum, NH,[1] daughter of David and Lucy (Wilcox) Blish. She was born 30 Jul 1784, Glastonbury, CT and died on 21 Jul 1822, Chesterfield/Keeseville, NY. She is buried in Port Douglass Cemetery.[2]

He married secondly, 1822, Elsey Evarts, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Hall) Evarts. She was born 8 Oct 1795, Guilford, CT, and died 28 Aug 1876, Chesterfield/Keeseville, NY. Samuel and Elsey share a headstone in a burial plot in Port Douglass Cemetery which is 3.4 miles from Keeseville, NY. (Chesterfield and Keeseville are 5 miles apart, Keeseville to Port Douglass is 4 miles).[3]

Capt. Samuel Whitney was born in Gilsum. Soon after his marriage he moved to Chesterfield, NY, where he was one of the earliest settlers. He was captain of the local militia, and in the was of 1812 participated in the battle of Plattsburg. He was a farmer, and at one time engaged in lumbering. Was a deacon and one of the original members and organizers of the Presbyterian church in Keeseville, NY.

Elsey Evarts went to Keeseville, NY, from New England at an early day, and joined the Congregational church before there was any church edifice. She was untiring in her efforts to help build the church and sustain it in its work. Her husband died in 1840, and upon her devolved the arduous work of rearing the large family of children. She performed her work nobly and well. He resided Chesterfield, NY.

Children of Samuel7 and Hope (Blish) Whitney, all born Chesterfield, NY:

i. Norman8 Whitney, b. 16 May 1802; m. Mary Wilcox Forsyth.
ii. David Blish Whitney, b. 3 Jan 1804, Chesterfield/Keeseville, NY; m. Mariah N. Wright.
iii. Dimas Elmira Whitney, b. 11 Jun 1807; d. 3 Jul 1833; m. Hiram Perry; resided Fort Covington, NY. Children:
a. Samuel Perry, b. -----.
iv. Samuel Whitney, b. 25 Jan 1811; d. after 1880, Keeseville, NY; idiotic; unmarried.
v. Daniel Milo Whitney, b. 28 Jul 1815; m. Emily Reynolds.
vi. Harriett Zephia Whitney, b. Sept 29, 1819; d. 1 Dec 1854; m.(1) Henry D. Andrews; m.(2) ca. 1853, Keeseville, NY, Heber Safford Hurlbut, b. ca. 1819, Sheldon, VT, son of Elijah and Deborah (Safford) Hurlbut. Children:
a. Myra Ellen Andrews, b. 3 Oct 1850; m. John Ogleby Day; resided Milwaukee, WI. He was b. 22 Oct 1849.
1. Daniel R. Day, b. 27 Feb 1878.
2. Charlotte E. Day, b. 22 Jan 1884.
3. Elsey Whitney Day, b. 25 July 1885.
vii. John Clark Whitney, b. 19 May 1821; m. Harriett Y. Dickinson.

Children of Samuel7 and Elsey (Evarts) Whitney, all born Chesterfield, NY:

viii. Luther Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1825; m.(1) Jane E. Bigelow; m.(2) Mary Emily Watson.
ix. Lyman Beecher Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1828; m. Roxanna K. Hurlbut.
x. Clarence Joshua Whitney, b. 1 Nov 1834; m. Sarah E. Colvin.

Census

3682 2491 Luther Whitney 25 M - Farmer $4000 [N.Y.] Jane 23 F - [N.Y.] Martha 3 F - [N.Y.] Albert 0 M - [N.Y.] Elsie 54 F - Ct. Samuel 39 M - N.Y. Joshua 15 M - [N.Y.] Attended school Peter Lobais 21 M - Lab. Ca. Helen Spear 18 F - N.Y. Lyman Whitney 22 M - Farmer [N.Y.]

305 Wood $400 365 Luther Whitney 30 M - - Essex 1 - 30 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Jane Whitney 28 F - Wife Essex 1 - 28 - - - - - - - - Martha Whitney 8 F - Chld Essex - - 8 - - - - - - - - Edna Whitney 2 F - Chld Essex - - 2 - - - - - - - - Elsie Whitney 59 F - Moth Conn. - 1 45 - - - - - - - - Samuel Whitney 44 M - Brot Essex - - 44 Farm 1 - - - - - Idiotic Sophia Labar 16 F - Srvt Canada - - 6 - - - 1 - - - - John Labar 20 M - Srvt Essex - - 20 Farm - - - - - - - Antrovin Bogeth 18 M - Srvt Canada - - 2 - - - 1 - - - - Samuel Devine 58 M - Brdr Conn. _ _ 30 Farm 1 - - - - - -

375 358 L. B. Whitney 31 M - Farmer $200 New York R. K. " 32 F - Vermont H. L. " 7 M - New York Attended school A. A. " 4 M - " " Elsie " 64 F - $3200 $100 Conn. Samuel " 49 M - Laborer New York Chas. F. Herbert 19 M - " " Mary Philio 16 F - Servant Lower Canada

329 333 Whitney, Luther 44 M W Dock Builder $25000 $19000 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Jane 42 F W Keeping house N.Y. -----, Jenny 4 F W N.Y. -----, Nellie 13 F W Attending School N.Y. Attended school -----, Ellsie 74 F W At home Conn. Adgate, George 24 M W Merchant N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 23 F W At home N.Y. -----, Frederick 2 M W N.Y. -----, George 4/12 M W N.Y. Born in Apr Haley, Hannah 15 F W Domestic Servt. Ireland Parents foreign born Calahan, Michael 14 M W " N.Y. Parents foreign born

267 273 Whitney, Samuel 59 M W Farmer N.Y. Male citizen over 21 Bigelow, Julia 25 F W House Keeper N.Y. -----, Wesley 28 M W Farmer N.Y. Male citizen over 21

Wes BIGELOW 39 Self M M W NY Farmer NY VT Martha BIGELOW 28 Wife F M W NY Keeping House VT VT Gertrude BIGELOW 8 Dau F S W NY NY NY Ralph BIGELOW 6 Son M S W NY NY NY Lyddia BIGELOW 4 Dau F S W NY NY NY Carrie BIGELOW 1 Dau F S W NY NY NY Kate BIGELOW 24 Sis F S W NY Servant NY NY John TAYLOR 19 Neph M S W NY Farm Laborer NY NY Saml WHITNY 68 Othe M S W NY Boarding UNKNOWN NY

References

1.^  "Samuel Whitney (b. 1781, Chesterfield, NH) & Hope Blish, m. 26 Nov 1801, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.
2.^  "Hope Blish" Burial - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167290644.
3.^  "Samuel Whitney & Elsey Evarts Whitney" Burial - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167290759.


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