Family:Whitney, Samuel (1839-1910)

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Samuel8 Whitney (George7, Henry6, John5, Abraham4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of George7 and Catharine (Saltzgaber) Whitney, was born 12 Apr 1839, Shelby, OH, and died 28 Mar 1910, Shelby, OH, aged 70 years.[1] He was buried in Shelby-Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, OH.[2]

He married, 7 Nov 1861, Mansfield, OH, Martha Briggs, daughter of Jesse and Ruth (Bartram) Briggs. She was born 28 Dec 1842, Donington, Lincolnshire, England. She died 27 Feb 1901, Shelby, OH. She was buried in Shelby-Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, OH.[3]

He was an ornamental plasterer. They were living at 3 Mill Street, Shelby, OH, in 1873. He served in the war of 1861, in Company D, 15th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Children of Samuel8 and Martha (Briggs) Whitney:

i. Minnie Emeline9 Whitney, b. 15 Mar 1868, Sandusky, OH; d. 30 Sep 1869, Shelby, OH; bur. Shelby-Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, OH.
ii. Bertha May Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1871, Mansfield, OH; d. 9 Aug 1871, Columbus Grove, OH; bur. Columbus Grove Cemetery, Columbus Grove, OH.
iii. (?adopted?) Betsy Whitney, b. May 1870, OH.
iv. (adopted) Hellena Dell Whitney, b. 25 Jan 1871, Meadville, PA.


248 250 Whitney, Samuel 31 M W Plasterer $130 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 27 F W Keeping house England Parents foreign born -----, Betsy 2/12 F W Ohio Mother foreign born, Born in May 251 Smith, John 23 M W Plasterer Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Catharine 20 F W Keeping house Pa. -----, Philena 1 F W Ohio

Saml. WHITNEY 41 Self M M W OH Plasterer PA PA Martha WHITNEY 37 Wife F M W ENG Keeping House ENG ENG Lena Dell WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W PA OH ENG

118 125 Whitney, Saml. Head W M Apr 1839 61 mar 39 Ohio Connecticut Pennsylvania Retired carpenter, Owns free house -----, Martha Wife W F Dec 1843 56 mar 39 2ch 0liv England England England Immig. 1849 -----, Hellena D. ADau W F Jan 1871 29 sgl Pennsylvania Unknown Unknown School teacher


  • Census records.

1.^  Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, at

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #85277941, Samuel Whitney.

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #85277992, Martha Whitney.

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