Family:Whitney, Sylvanus (1817-1888)
Sylvanus7 Whitney (Henry Platt6, Sylvanus5, Eliasaph4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Henry Platt6 and Mary (Brundage) Whitney, was born 24 Mar 1817, Lancaster, near Carleton, NB, and died 13 Feb 1888, Jamestown, ND.
He married firstly, 3 Feb 1836, Hall's Harbor, NS, Elmira Parker, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Myers) Parker. She was born 27 Apr 1816, Passamaquoddy, NB, and died 11 Jul 1854, St. John, NB.
He married secondly, 22 Aug 1855, Alice Jane Bowles, daughter of William and Prudence (Rockwell) Bowles. She was born 8 Dec 1820, Centreville, NS, and died 1 Aug 1906.
Phoenix says the following:
- ". . . a merchant . . . . He dwelt at Hall's Harbor in Jan 1874, and had lived there continuously since 17 Oct 1834, except five months, Ap. to Aug. 1854, at St. John. "
Children of Sylvanus7 and Elmira (Parker) Whitney, all born Hall's Harbor, NS:
i. William Frederick8 Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1836; d. 9 Sep 1844, Hall's Harbor, NS; bur. Baptist Cemetery, Billtown, NS. ii. Sarah Ann Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1838; d. 1921; m. 24 Mar 1857, Hall's Harbor, NS, James Frederick Cox, son of Edward Manning and Mary (Pinneo) Cox, b. 1834, Canning, NS. They have lived at New York, NY, St. John, NB, and Cornwallis, NS; and were dwelling at Dublin, Ireland, in Feb 1874. iii. Mary Eliza Whitney, b. 18 May 1841; d. 9 Sep 1844, Hall's Harbor, NS; bur. Baptist Cemetery, Billtown, NS. iv. Sophronia Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1843; d. 20 May 1854, St. John, NB, where she was buried in the Eastern Cemetery. v. Augusta Ritchie Whitney, b. 11 Oct 1845; d. 20 Aug 1922, New York, NY; m.(1) John Cotton Mather; m.(2) 31 Aug 1888, NS, John R. Corris. vi. James Frederick Whitney, b. 11 Oct 1848; d. 14 Mar 1934, Vernon Mills or Halls Harbor, NS; m. 12 Feb 1876, Billtown, NS, Eunice Roxana Alley. Child: a. Angie8 Whitney, b. ca. 1877, Halls Harbor, NS; m. 22 Mar 1899, Brookline, NH, Delbert Porter. vii. George Washington Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1852; m.(1) Josephine Porter; m.(2) Elizabeth White.
Children of Sylvanus7 and Alice Jane (Bowles) Whitney, all born Hall's Harbor, NS:
viii. Elmira Jane Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1856; d. 7 Jan 1875, Sackville, NB. ix. Ella Maude Whitney, b. 18 May 1859; d. 13 Sep 1885, Jamestown, ND. x. Laura May Whitney, b. 11 Dec 1860; d. 7 Jun 1863, Hall's Harbor, NS; bur. Free Baptist Cemetery.
- 1861, Kings Co., NS, Canada
- 1871, Centreville, Kings Co., NS, Canada:
Silvanus Whitney 54 M mar N.B. English F. C. Baptist Alice Whitney 50 F mar N.S. English F. C. Baptist George W. Whitney 18 M --- N.S. English F. C. Baptist Maud E. Whitney 12 F --- N.S. English F. C. Baptist
Silvanus Whitney 64 M mar New Brunswick Farmer English F. W. Baptist Alice Whitney 60 F mar Nova Scotia English F. W. Baptist Maud Whitney 22 F --- Nova Scotia English F. W. Baptist
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 812 and p. 1678.