Family:Whitney, Silas Stacy (1805-1873)

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Silas Stacy7 Whitney (Hananiah6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Hananiah6 and Azubah (Keyes) Whitney, was born 27 Jun 1805, Winchendon, MA,[1] and died 5 Aug 1873, Chicago, IL.

He married, 18 Jun 1829, Chichester, NH, Mary Bryant Cate. She was born 9 Feb 1811, and died 13 Jun 1892.

He was born in Winchendon, MA, on a farm and on leaving home worked in a mill carding wool. Later he was engaged in the general menchandising business at Centre Harbor, NH. About 1852 he removed to Pittsfield, NH, in same trade. In 1855 or early in 1856 he sold out and went to Dubuque, IA, for a short time, thence to Chicago and engaged in the produce and grain commission business, which he continued up to a short time before his death. The family went to Chicago in Nov 1856, from New Hampshire. He resided Chicago, IL.

Children of Silas Stacy7 and Mary Bryant (Cate) Whitney:

i. James Drake Cate8 Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1838, NH, Center Harbor, NH;[2] m. Alice J. Jennings.
ii. Charles W. Whitney, b. 13 May 1843, Center Harbor, NH;[3] d. 4 Aug 1863.
iii. William W. Whitney, b. 18 Mar 1845, NH, Center Harbor, NH;[4] m. ----- -----.
iv. Franklin Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1850, NH, Center Harbor, NH;[5] m. Jennie M. Stevenson.
v. Mary Ella Whitney, b. 3 Feb 1853; d. 26 Aug 1859.
vi. John Whitney, b. ca. 1854, NH.


74 82 Silas S. Whitney 45 M - Trader $2500 Mass. Mary B. " 39 F - N.H. James " 12 M - " Attended school Charles " 7 M - " Attended school William " 5 M - " Attended school Franklin " 2/12 M - " Hannah Cate 61 F - "

413 595 S. S. Whiting 58 M - Clerk Massachusetts Mary 48 F - New Hampshire Charles 17 M - Do William 15 M - Do Fraenklin 10 M - Do John 6 M - Do

211 265 Withney, Sol. S. 65 M W Commission Mch. $1700 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 " Mary B. 30 F W Keeping house New Hampshire " Frank 21 M W Clerk Regst. Office " Male citizen over 21 Kate, H. D. 81 F W At Home $300 "

Franklin WHITNEY 30 Self M M W NH Clerk In Store NH NH Jennie WHITNEY 25 Wife F M W IL Keeping House NH NH Franklin WHITNEY 6 Son M S W IL At Home NH IL Laura E. WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W IL At Home NH IL R. J. STEPHENSON 50 MotL F S W PA At Home PA PA Mary B. WHITNEY 68 MotL F S W NH At Home NH NH


1.^  "Silas Stacy [Whitney], s. Hananiah and Azubah, [born] June 27, 1805," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1909).

2.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

3.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

4.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

5.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

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