Family:Whitney, Sanford Satterly (1844-1881)

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Sanford Satterly9 Whitney (James Hervey8, Moses7, Joseph6, Joseph5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of James Hervey8 and L. Marie (Southworth) Whitney, was born 10 Jun 1844, Big Grove Township, Kendall Co., IL, and died 27 Sep 1881, Big Grove Township, Kendall Co., IL, of consumption.

He married, 30 Jan 1872, Margaret Neff, daughter of Ebenezer and Margaret (-----) Neff. She was born 14 Oct 1840, Mission Point, IL. She is a member of the M. E. church.

Sanford Satterly Whitney, oldest son of James H. Whitney, was born on a farm in Big Grove township, Kendall County, Illinois, 10 Jun 1844. When he was about twelve years of age his father sold his farm in Kendall County and bought another in LaSalle County, near Sheridan. In 1867 he sold that farm and went to Bates County, MO, and bought land, and gave Sanford and brother, Frank, each 120 acres. James Whitney, the father, left the rest of his family in Sandwich, IL, till the spring of 1869, when they all moved to Missouri except the two oldest girls, who were married. The father and the boys started a nursery on his farm. Sandford's health failed, and the spring of 1871 he returned to Illinois and spent the summer and the next winter. 30 Jan of that winter, 1872, he was married. His health had improved so much that he thought he would try the west again. Accordingly they moved to Missouri in May of that year. He built a house and improved his farm and bought stock, and Was doing well, until in the summer of 1874 the grasshoppers raided that country and injured the crops. They returned to Illinois and spent the winter, going to Missouri again in the spring. The grasshoppers had deposited their eggs there, and in the spring they hatched out by millions, and destroyed everything except a little corn that was planted late. He sold his stock and everything except three horses and a few household goods and moved back to Illinois, and settled on his father's old farm in Kendall County, which he bought the next year, giving his farm in Missouri in part payment. He resided there until the spring of 1881 when his health again failed. He then sold the farm and moved to a farm adjoining, where he died 27 Sep 1881, of consumption. The widow remained on the farm till the following Spring (1882), when she went to Millington, where she has since resided. In December, 1891, she received the appointment of postmistress, and conducted the business with great ability. He died 27 Sep 1881; she resided Millington, IL.

Children of Sanford Satterly9 and Margaret (Neff) Whitney:

i. William Maynard10 Whitney, b. 22 May 1874.
ii. Ada Maroe Whitney, b. 7 May 1876.
iii. Jay Harvey Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1880.

Census

Sanford WHITNEY 35 Self M M W IL Farmer NY NY Margaret WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W IL Keeping House NY NY May M. WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W IL At Home IL NY Ada WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W IL At Home IL NY

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