Family:Whitney, Truman Orson (1813-1876)
Truman Orson7 Whitney (Erastus6, Samuel5, John4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Erastus6 and Hannah (Jerome) Whitney, was born 11 Mar 1813, Henderson, NY, and died 3 Mar 1876, Henderson, NY, where he was buried.
He married, 12 Mar 1840, near Woodville, Ellisburgh, NY, Martha Wood, daughter of James and Barbara (Ireland) Wood. She was born 6 Aug 1815, Ellisburgh, NY, and died 8 Feb 1898, Woodville, NY.
Phoenix says the following:
- ". . . a farmer . . . . They settled in Henderson, and were still living in the south part of the town in 1874, on a fine farm of nearly four hundred acres. He was supervisor of Henderson in 1863, and deputy-assessor of internal revenue, for the 20th District in the State of New York, from 1863 till 1869."
Children of Truman Orson7 and Martha (Wood) Whitney, all born Henderson, NY:
i. Elvira Janet8 Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1841; m. 16 Jun 1869, Henderson, NY, Albert Ransom Benedict, son of Ransom and Clarinda Caroline (Willis) Benedict; b. 28 Jan 1844, Sangerfield, NY; farmer. They were living near Waterville post-office, in Sangerfield, in 1874. ii. Myron Jerome Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1843; m. Florence J. White. iii. Byron Murray Whitney, b. 23 Oct 1849; d. 27 Aug 1867, Henderson, NY, and was buried there in Evergreen Cemetery. iv. Truman Jay Whitney, b. 18 Jan 1856; m.(1) Anna -----; m.(2) Mina A. Howard.
- 1840, Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY: Truman Whitney, 1 male 20-29 and 1 female 20-29; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1850, Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY:
32 34 Truman O. Whitney 37 M - Farmer $3000 [N.Y.] Martha " 36 F - [N.Y.] Nelson Bates Jr. 12 M - [N.Y.] Attended school Alvira J. Whitney 8 F - [N.Y.] Attended school Wyman J. " 7 M - [N.Y.] Attended school Murray B. " 8/12 M - [N.Y.]
170 Stone $800 188 Whitney, Truman O. 42 M - - Jeff. 1 - 42 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Whitney, Martha F. 39 F - Wife Jeff. 1 - 15 - - - - - - - - Whitney, Alvira 13 F - Chld Jeff. - - 13 - - - - - - - - Whitney, Myron G. 11 M - Chld Jeff. - - 11 - - - - - - - - Whitney, Byron 5 M - Chld Jeff. - - 5 - - - - - - - - Bates, Nelson 15 M - Labr Jeff. - - 6 Farmer - - - - - - -
748 761 Trueman O. Whitney 47 M - Farmer $12800 $1500 N.Y. Pattie M. " 44 F - House Keeper " Alvira " 18 F - " Work " Attended school Myron B. " 17 M - Farm " Attended school Byron S. " 10 M - " Attended school Jay R. " 4 F - " Adda H. " 11 F - " Attended school Betsy Whitney 70 F - Domestic N.H.
132 141 Whitney, Treman O. 57 M W Farmer $16500 $5000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 55 F W Keeping house New York -----, Myron 27 M W Farm Laborer $1200 -- New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Jay 14 M W Farm Laborer New York Attended school Mathews, Emily 20 F W Domestic Servant New York Mathews, Austin 21 M W Farm Laborer New York ?Male citizen over 21? Wager, Charles 19 M W Farm Laborer Canada
Myron J. WHITNEY 37 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Florence WHITNEY 27 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Edward O. WHITNEY 7 Son M S W NY NY NY Myron L. WHITNEY 4 Son M S W NY NY NY Ethel WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W NY NY NY Jay WHITNEY 24 Bro M M W NY Farm Laborer NY NY Anna WHITNEY 21 SisL F M W NY NY NY Blanche WHITNEY 11M Niec F S W NY NY NY Martha WHITNEY 64 Moth F W W NY NY NY Carrie PLACE 15 Othe F S W NY Domestic Servant NY NY Nathan PRESLEY 26 Othe M S W NY Farm Laborer NY NY William FOWLER 21 Othe M S W ONT CAN Farm Laborer NY NY
- 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. 469 and p. 1122.