Family:Whitney, Thomas (1764-1819)

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Thomas Whitney, parentage unknown, was born 18 Apr 1764,[1] supposedly in Ireland,[2] and died 2 Aug 1819[3] or 6 Aug 1819,[4] Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.[5] He was buried Old Episcopal Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.[6]

He married, Aug 1789, Bourbon Co., KY, Mary Rich.[7] She was born say 1765, and died after 1830.

Fayette County, Kentucky Thomas Whitney, early cabinet maker, native of Ireland, advertised a house for sale in 1795. He continued in the cabinet- making business through 1806, when his shop was on Main Street. Book 49, P 345.[8]

From the State Archives, Page 52, among expenditures 1792-1798, was one for Thomas Whitney, 1794, as one of the veneremen.[9]

On 20 Dec 1799, a record concerning "Paving the street in Lexington" mentions John Poftlethwait(?), Thomas Whitney, Adam Rankin, and Andrew Briggs.[10]

In 1806, "Thomas Whitney, Cabinet-Maker" was listed on Main Street in Lexington, KY.[11]

In 1818, "Thomas Whitney, Cabinet-Maker" was listed on Main Street in Lexington, KY.[12]

On 11 Aug 1819, the following appeared in the Kentucky Reporter "Died on 6th - Thomas Whitney an old and worthy citizen."

An undated grave marker for Emily Whitney sits next to that for Thomas Whitney. It is unknown if this was his wife or a daughter.

Thomas Whitney of Ireland, who came to America, married in Va., and resided there and in Kentucky, until his death, August 2, 1819.

"Died on 6th - Thomas Whitney an old and worthy citizen." - Lexington Public Library's Local History Index, referencing Kentucky Reporter. p. 3 col. 4, 11 Aug 1819.

"Died on 7th - Mrs. Mary Whitney at advanced age at home of her son, Dr. W. W. Whitney." - Lexington Public Library's Local History Index, referencing Observer and Reporter. p. 3 col. 7, 11 Nov 1848

Children of Thomas1 and Mary (-----) Whitney (partially based upon a census reconstruction):

i. (son)2 Whitney, b. 1784-1794. Was he perhaps Robert Whitney of Bullitt Co., KY, m. Mary -----?
ii. (son) Whitney, b. 1784-1794
iii. William W. Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1800, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY; m.(1) Emily Satterwhite; m.(2) Sarah Ann -----.
iv. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1800-1810.

Notes

Could William Whitney (1790-1837) of Lexington, KY & Thibedeaux, LA have been related to this family?

Census

813 834 E. O. Bullock 22 F - 15,000 KY Waller C. Bullock 7 M - KY Dabney O. Bullock 5 M - KY Sam R. Bullock 1 M - KY Sarah Ann Whitney 52 F - 15,000 KY William Whitney 15 M - KY Boswell Hulet 25 M - Overseer KY John Garay 21 M - Laborer Ireland Martha B. Barry 30 F - Dist of Columbia Lucy C. Barry 15 F - Dist of Columbia

References

1. ^  Tombstone of Thomas Whitney, Old Episcopal Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.

2. ^  Whitney Whistler.

3. ^  Tombstone.

4. ^  Obituary Notice for Thomas Whitney, Kentucky Reporter. p. 3 col. 4, as found on the Lexington Public Library Local History Index.

5. ^  Supposition. Because he was buried in Lexington, he is presumed to have died there as well.

6. ^  Tombstone.

7. ^  "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5ZH-TQ8 : accessed 25 Nov 2013), Thomas Whitney and Mary Rich, 1789. It is believed that the Mary Whitney enumerated in 1820 in Lexington was his widow, and if William Whitney, b. ca. 1790 was their son, they would have been married about this time.

8. ^  Whitney Whistler.

9. ^  ibid.

10. ^  "KY-F: LEGIS: 1799 Acts of Assembly, Lexington", from "The Kains" bkain@fullnet.com (Bettie), 20 Jul 1997, as found at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/legis/legis.txt.

11. ^  Lexington (Fayette County KY) Directory, Taken for Charless' Almanack, For 1806.

12. ^  1818 Lexington Directory, spreadsheet by Richard E. Stevens.

13. ^  Obituary Notice for Thomas Whitney, Kentucky Reporter. p. 3 col. 4, as found on the Lexington Public Library Local History Index.


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