Family:Whitney, Stephen (1778-1854)

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Stephen6 Whitney (Samuel5, John4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Samuel5 and Mary (St. John) Whitney, was born 14 Aug 1778, NY, and died 13 Oct 1854, Henderson, NY, aged 76 years 2 months.

He married, 3 Mar 1806, Paris, NY, Sally Finney, daughter of Sylvester and Rebecca (Rice) Finney. She was born 1 Jun 1780, CT, and died 26 Sep 1852, Henderson, NY, ages 72 years.

Phoenix says the following:

. . . a farmer . . . . They settled, soon after marriage, in Henderson . . . . They were buried in the Carpenter Cemetery, in Henderson, about a mile north of their dwelling-house.

Children of Stephen6 and Sally (Finney) Whitney:

i. Sabra7 Whitney, b. 13 Aug 1807, Henderson, NY; m. Lyman Tuttle.
ii. Emeline Whitney, b. 26 Apr 1809, Henderson, NY; d. 22 Feb 1815, Henderson, NY; buried in the Carpenter Cemetery, Henderson, NY.
iii. William Whitney, b. 21 Mar 1811, Henderson, NY; d. 27 Aug 1812, Henderson, NY; buried in the Carpenter Cemetery, Henderson, NY.
iv. Nancy Maria Whitney, b. 26 Mar 1812, Henderson, NY; d. 13 Jun 1875, Henderson Harbor, NY; m. 24 Feb 1860, Camden, NY, Capt. John Silliman Warner, by Rev. Mr. Rowley, Presbyterian. He was a master-mariner, who was born in Schaghticoke, N. Y., 1 Aug. 1804, son of William Wilson and Mary (Parish) Warner. From 1817 to 1862, he was engaged in navigating Ontario, and the other great lakes; was master of a vessel from 1825; and of steamers after 1843. He was the first commander of the Vandalia, built at Oswego, N. Y., said to be the first vessel, built for business, with a screw-propeller. They resided, in 1874, at Henderson Harbor, where she died, without children, 13 June 1875. She was buried in Henderson.
v. Marcus Whitney, b. 2 Apr 1814, Henderson, NY; a farmer; resided in 1874 with his brother George, in Henderson, NY; d. Aug 1879, Henderson, NY, unmarried, aged 65 years of a skull fracture.[1]
vi. George Gale Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1817, Henderson, NY; m. Sally McNitt (Hawkins) Becker.
vii. Harriet Ann Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1820, Henderson, NY; m. Daniel Moore Snow.
viii. Helen Mar Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1823, Henderson, NY; lived at Henderson Harbor, with her sister, Mrs. Nancy Maria (Whitney) Warner, in 1874, unmarried.

Census

29 31 Stephen Whitney 71 M - Farmer $4380 [N.Y.] Sally " 70 F - Conn. Nancy " 37 F - [N.Y.] Marcus " 35 M - " [N.Y.] Deaf & Dumb Helen " 27 F - [N.Y.]

171 Frame $600 189 Whitney, Nancy 43 F - - Jeff. - - 43 - - - - - - - - Whitney, Marcus 41 M - Brot Jeff. - - 41 Farmer 1 - - - - - Dumb Whitney, Helen 32 F - Sist Jeff. - - 32 - - - - - - - -

750 763 Mark Whitney 45 M - Farm laborer " Deaf & Dumb Miss Helen " 37 F - House Keeper "

197 206 Warner, John S. 65 M W Hotel Keeper $5000 $500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Nancy M. 58 F W Keeping house New York Whitney, Helen M. 46 F W House Work $400 New York Whipple, Alonzo 15 M W Bar Tender New York

These were his daughters Nancy Maria and Helen Mar.

130 139 Whitney, George G. 52 M W Farmer $1400 $3000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Sally 50 F W Keeping house New York -----, Mark 55 M W Farm Laborer New York Male citizen over 21, deaf & dumb -----, Cassius M. 23 M W Farm Laborer New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Frank 22 M W Cheese Maker New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Ella 20 F W At home New York Whitney, Wortley 19 M W Farm Laborer New York Attended school -----, Lucy 17 F W At home New York Attended school -----, Fred 15 M W Farm Laborer New York Attended school -----, Gilbert 13 M W Farm Laborer New York Attended school -----, Minnie 8 F W At school New York Attended school -----, Nettie 6 F W At school New York Attended school -----, Harley 3 M W At home New York

These were his sons George and Marcus.

Notes

Helen Mar was a heroic character from the historical novel The Scottish Chiefs, by Jane Porter (1810).

References

1.^  1880 Mortality Schedule.


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