Family:Whitney, Selah (1828-1863)

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Selah Whitney (Leland, Benjamin), son of Leland and Viletta (Pierce) Whitney, was born 18 Aug 1828, Westminster, VT, and died 18 Jun 1863, Putney, VT, aged 34 years 10 months.[1]

He married, 16 Jun 1851, Putney, VT, Lucy Sophronia Allen,[2] daughter of Benjamin and Esther (Wilson) Allen. She was born 3 Aug 1823, MA, and died 24 Apr 1909, Keene, NH.

Children of Selah and Lucy Sophronia (Allen) Whitney:

i. Milton Allen Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1852, Putney, VT; m. Ella Achsah Chase.
ii. Milo Edwin Whitney, b. 29 Dec 1853, Putney, VT;[3] m.(1) Lura Rebecca Hunt; m.(2) Myra Jane Reynolds.
iii. Ellen Maria Whitney, b. ca. 1856, Putney, VT; "Esther" in 1860 census; m. 29 May 1876, Brattleboro, VT, Frank Timothy Horton, son of Timothy K. and Caroline (Greenleaf) Horton.[4]
iv. Marietta Sophia Whitney, b. 30 Jul 1859, or "Menella Sophia", b. 30 Jul 1858, Putney, VT;[5] m. 19 Jun 1878, Brattleboro, VT, Edward Vinal Atwood, son of Warner C. and Roxana (Thayer) Atwood.[6]
v. Selah Leland Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1861, Putney, VT;[7] d. 18 Jan 1890, Putney, VT'; "Leland S." m. 5 Jun 1889, Boston, MA, Abbie E. Wells, b. ca. 1860, Wardsboro, VT, dau. of Jessie and Sara (-----) Wells.[8]
vi. Kittie A. Whitney, b. -----, Westminster, VT; m. 19 Sep 1899, Putney, VT, Bertie A. Smith.[9]

Census

245 251 Benja. Allen 76 M - Farmer $2000 Mass. Esther " 69 F - do Selah Whitney 22 M - do do Esther Allen 30 F - do Lucy " 28 F - do

452 452 Selah Whitney 31 M - Farmer $3500 $1200 Vt. Lucy " 37 F - Mass. Milton " 8 M - Vt. Attended school Milo " 6 M - " Attended school Esther " 4 F - " Marietta " 1 F - " Benjamin Allen 85 M - Mass. Lorinda Bragg 21 F - Vt. Densmore Blood 20 M - Laborer " Louisa Allen 13 F - " Attended school

  • 1870, widow Lucy not found.
  • 1880, widow Lucy not found.

References

1.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.

2.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.

3.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

5.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

6.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

7.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records. Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 399, page 104.

9.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.


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