Family:Whitney, Solomon Eli (1807-1859)

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Solomon Eli8 Whitney (Benjamin7, Silas6, David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Benjamin7 and Mary (-----) Whitney, was born 23 Nov 1807, Clarendon, VT, and died 13 Aug 1859, Sandy Hill, Warren County, New York.

He married 12 Nov 1833, Saratoga Co., NY, Susan Woodworth, daughter of Leonard and Sarah (Parks) Woodworth. She was born 27 Aug 1811, Whitehall, Washington Co., NY, and died 1880, Cohoes, Albany Co., NY.

Solomon was a lumberman.

Saratoga County Deeds, "Land and Property" records:

Grantee - Solomon E. Whitney, Grantor - Hiram Parks, Deed Book WW, page 255 Type deed-Lease, Year-1846.[1] This is a supposed timber lease for cutting timber. Hiram Parks lived very near to Solomon Whitney's family. This lease was first issued by Solomon Parks and wife Susanna. Solomon Parks died and left this property to his son. The lease was sold on 5 May 1846 for $325 and transferred to Hiram Kingon.

"QUEENSBURY, was organized in 1788. The soil in the E. part of the town is a strong and productive loam, in the W. it is sandy. Pop. 3,664. The village of Glenn's Falls, in this town, lies on the N. bank of the Hudson, 53 miles from Albany, 3 W. from Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls), and 17 from Saratoga. It received its name from a Mr. Glenn, the first settler, whose house is still standing about 20 rods from the falls."[2]

"QUEENSBURY was incorporated by patent as a township, May 20, 1762, and embraced 2,300 acres. It was reorganized as a town March 13, 1786. Luzerne was taken off in 1792, and a part of Caldwell in 1810. A strip of territory one mile wide was taken from Luzerne and added to this town in 1802. It lies between Lake George and the Hudson River, in the south-east corner of Warren Co. The west part is occupied by the Luzerne Mountains, and the extreme north part by French Mountain, a high, rocky bluff, which rises precipitously from the surface of Lake George to the height of 2,500 or 3,000 feet above tide. The central and south parts are rolling, gradually declining towards the south. The soil is a light sandy loam in the interior, and a deep tough clay upon the river. The fall upon the Hudson at Glens Falls is about fifty feet, and affords valuable mill privileges. Below the fall is a small island, through which is a cave extending from one channel to the other. The manufacture of lumber is extensively carried on. An immense number of logs is floated down from the pine forests above, to Glens Falls, Sandy Hill and Fort Edward."[3]

Children of Solomon Eli and Susan (Woodworth) Whitney:

i. Silas Porter Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1835, Sandy Hill, NY; d. 15 Oct 1912, Walton, WV; m. Mollie M. Thomas. For details on his family, see RoAne County, West Virginia Families, Part 1927.
ii. Sarah L. Whitney, b. 1836, Moreau, NY.
iii. Dotha S. Whitney, b. 1837, Saratoga Co., NY.
iv. Mary G. Whitney, b. 1839, Sandy Hill, NY; d. 1891, Cohoes, NY.
v. Harriet T. Whitney, b. 1840, Sandy Hill, NY; d. Oct 1910, NY; m. Edgar Stiles.
vi. Selden L. Whitney, b. 1843, Sandy Hill, NY; d. 14 Sep 1862, Antietam, MD.
vii. George Henry Whitney, b. 12 Jan 1845, Sandy Hill, NY; d. 9 Sep 1908, NY.
viii. Benjamin Eli Whitney, b. 1 Jan. 1848, Sandy Hill, NY; d. 6 Nov 1905, Twistabout Creek, Clay, WV.
ix. Warren J. Whitney, b. July 1849, Sandy Hill, NY.
x. Charles A. Whitney, b. 1852, Albany Co., NY; d. 1895, NY.

Census

84 95 Solomon E. Whitney 43 M - Lumber Clerk $0 Vermont Susan " 38 F - New York Silas P. Whitney 15 M - do Attended school Sarah L. " 14 F - do Attended school Dotha S. " 13 F - do Attended school Mary A. " 11 F - do Attended school Harriet L. " 9 F - do Attended school Selden L. " 7 M - do Attended school George H. " 5 M - do Attended school Benjamin E. " 2 M - do Warren J. " 1 M - do

173 Frame $800 315 Jas. Malony 34 M - - Ireland 1 - 2 Laborer - - 1 - 1 - - Libby Malony 30 F - Wife Ireland 1 - 2 None - - 1 - 1 - - M. A. Malony 2 F - Chld New York - - 2 - - - - - - - - Ann McCue 25 F - Brdr Ireland - - 2m - - - 1 - 1 - - 316 John Fodder 33 M - - Saratoga 1 - 2 Sawyer 1 - - - - - - W. Fodder 29 F - Wife Saratoga 1 - 2 None - - - - - - - Oscar Fodder 7 M - Chld Saratoga - - 2 - - - - - - - - E. Fodder 5 M - Chld Saratoga - - 2 - - - - - - - - John Fodder 2 M - Chld Saratoga - - 2 - - - - - - - - E. A. Fodder 18 F - Sist Saratoga - - 1m None - - - - - - - 317 Lydia Hinkley 40 F - - Columbia - 1 5 Weaver - - - - - - - Emma Hinkley 16 F - Dau Wisconsin - - 1 Weaver - - - - - - - 318 Richard Whittum 29 M - - England 1 - 7 Laborer - - 1 - R - - Mary Whittum 25 F - Wife Ireland 1 - 7 None - - 1 - R - - Thomas Whittum 4 M - Chld Albany - - 4 - - - - - - - - M. A. Whittum 2 F - Chld Albany - - 2 - - - - - - - - 319 M. Dwire 40 F - - Ireland - 1 1 Ray Picker - - 1 - 1 - - Bridget Dwire 18 F - Dau Ireland - - 1 Ray Picker - - 1 - - - - 320 L. E. Whitney 48 M - - Vermont 1 - 4 Peddler 1 - - - - - - Susan Whitney 43 F - Wife Saratoga 1 - 4 None - - - - - - - Dotha Whitney 18 F - Dau Saratoga - - 4 Drawing Frame - - - - - - - Mary Whitney 16 F - Dau Saratoga - - 4 Stocking Trim - - - - - - - Harrit Whitney 15 F - Dau Warren - - 4 Spinner - - - - - - - Selda Whitney 12 M - Son Saratoga - - 4 - - - - - - - - G. Whitney 11 M - Son Saratoga - - 4 - - - - - - - - B. Whitney 7 M - Son Saratoga - - 4 - - - - - - - - Warren Whitney 6 M - Son Saratoga - - 4 - - - - - - - - Chas. Whitney 3 M - Chld Albany - - 3 - - - - - - - -

55 61 Susan Whitney 44 F - Labourer $300 $100 N.Y. Selden L. " 18 M - " " Geo. " 14 M - " Attended school Benjamin " 12 M - " Attended school Warren J. " 10 M - " Attended school

283 320 Whitney, Benjamin 22 M W Carpenter New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Susan 58 F W Keeps house $1000 $500 New York -----, Warren 21 M W Carriage Painter New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Charles 18 M W New York Attended school Stowe, George 9 M W New York -----, Henrietta 6 F W New Jersey

160 203 Stiles, Edger 31 M W Carpenter New York Male citizen over 21 " Harriett 30 F W Keeping House " " Henry 11 M W At School " " Selvine 7 M W " " Whitney, George 24 M W Carpenter " Male citizen over 21

168 174 Fitzmyer, Daniel Head W M Jun 1843 56 mar 29 Germany Germany Germany Harness maker, Owns free house, Immig. 1852, Nat. -----, Margaret Wife W F Dec 1852 47 mar 29 3ch 2liv Missouri Germany Germany -----, Frederick J. Son W M Aug 1874 25 sgl Nevada Germany Missouri Harness maker -----, Charles L. Son W M May 1878 22 sgl Nevada Germany Missouri Student Cauefano, Peter Room W M Jun 1863 36 sgl Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Day laborer, Immig. 1880, Nat. Whitney, Warren Room W M Jun 1849 50 sgl New York Vermont New York Painter

References

1.[4] Index to Warren Co., NY, Deeds, page 2674. Film #555776, Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT.

2.[5] Warren County Profile and History (1841).

3.[6] Gazetteer and business directory of Saratoga County, N.Y.: and Queensbury, Warren County, New York (1871).


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