Family:Whitney, Sylvester (1785-1855)

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Sylvester6 Whitney (Matthias5, Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Matthias5 and Dorcas (Vaughan) Whitney, was born 15 Aug 1785, Hancock, MA,[1] and died 25 Feb 1855, Oakfield, NY.

He married, Granville, NY, Laura Yale, daughter of Joel and Rachel (Moss) Yale. She was born 3 Aug 1791, Wallingford, CT, and died 26 Feb 1865, Batavia, NY. He resided Riga, Batavia, and Oakfield, NY.

Children of Sylvester6 and Laura (Yale) Whitney:

i. Mary7 Whitney, b. 13 Aug 1811; m. Joseph Woodhull, of Antwerp Van Buren Co., MI
ii. Sylvester Whitney, b. 13 Feb 1813, Fort Ann, NY; d. 10 Dec 1896, Akron, NY; m. bef. 1850, Sarah -----, b. ca. 1822, d. after 1880; resided Akron, NY.
iii. Almira Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1815; m. William Woolcott; resided Oakfield, NY; a son, William L. Walcott, resided Oakfield.
iv. Celestia Whitney, b. 8 Jun 1817; m. Martin Starkweather.
v. Laura Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1819; m. 22 Oct 1840, John Martin; resided Akron, NY. He was b. 5 Feb 1810, Johnstown, NY; d. 24 Dec 1824, was a farmer. Children:
a. George E. Martin, b. 25 Jul 1841, Oakfield, NY.
b. John S. Martin, b. 9 Apr 1844, Oakfield, NY.
c. Hiram N. Martin, b. 17 Jun 1854.
d. Edwin E. Martin, b. 11 Jun 1860, Newstead, NY; d. 8 Aug 1860.
e. Minnie C. Martin, b. 12 Sep 1862, Newstead, NY; address, Akron, Erie County, OH.
vi. Matilda Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1822; m. Samuel Knickerbocker.
vii. Nelson Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1826; m. Ellen F. Miller.
viii. Silas Whitney, b. 2 Apr 1828; m. Mary J. Bogart.

Census

124 137 Sylvester Whitney 64 M - Farmer $5000 Mass. Nelson " 24 M - Farm Laborer N.Y. Laura " 59 F - Ct. Sarah " 28 F - Ohio Sylvester " Jr. 37 M - Farmer $2500 N.Y. Carmi Wilbur 58 M - Farm Laborer Mass. Walter G. " 11 M - N.Y. Attended school

182 187 Sylvester Whitney 47 M - Farmer $5750 $500 New York Sarah Whitney 38 F - Housekeeper Ohio Nelson Whitney 34 M - Farmer New York Carmi Wilber 73 M - Farmer Massachusetts Maria Grover 22 F - Help New York

445 422 Whitney, Sylvester 57 M W Farmer $5000 $1800 New York Male citizen over 21 " Sarah 48 F W Keeping House " " Nelson 44 M W Farmer " Male citizen over 21 " Ellen F. 30 F W Keeping House "

Sylvester WHITNEY 67 Self M M W NY Farming MA CT Sarah WHITNEY 58 Wife F M W OH Keeping House MA NY

References

1.^  "Sylvester [Whitney], s. of Mathias and Dorcas, b. 14 Aug 1785," according to Holbrook, Jay Mack, Massachusetts Vital Records, Hancock (Holbrook Research Institute, Oxford, MA, 1987).


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