Family:Whitney, Wait (1800-1863)
He married, 11 Jul 1831, Rockingham Co., VA, Barbara Burkholder. She was born 15 Jul 1815, and died 16 Jul 1880.
Wait Whitney was born in the state of Vermont, in the year 1800. He went to old Virginia, and taught subscription school for fourteen years. He was well educated, was admitted to the bar, practiced but little on account of having prejudice against the business. Was married to Barbara Burkholder, in Rockingham County, VA. Removed to the state of Ohio soon after marriage, and settled on 160 acres of wild land, in Brown Township, Knox County. They were so poor their neighbors feared they would become a county charge, and deputized one of their number to warn them out of the settlement. He ran the man off the premises with a bean pole. He lived and died upon this place, and became well to do; was greatly respected and admired by all his neighbors. Was elected county commissioner one term. He was a life-long Democrat; was elected to the legislature as a war Democrat in 1861 or 1862. Wait Whitney was an honest, upright, honorable man, and was esteemed above all his neighbors. His memory is still cherished by all who knew him (for verification, see old settlers near his home in Knox County, OH). He was a large man, six feet and two inches high, and weighed 250 pounds. He raised a family of thirteen children. He resided Danville, OH.
Children of Wait7 and Barbara (Burkholder) Whitney:
i. David Hume8 Whitney, b. 7 Jun 1833; d. Troy, IL, s. p.; m. 7 Jun 1857, Madison Co., IL, Catharine Ensminger. She m.(2) 1 Aug 1866, Madison Co., IL, William H. Purviance. ii. Jacob Franklin Whitney, b. 4 Jan 1835; m. Rebecca Frisby. iii. Thomas Hart Benton Whitney, b. 1840, or ca. 1839, OH; m. Elizabeth Robinson. iv. John M. Whitney, b. ca. 1841, OH; d. after 1880, then unmarried; m. and resided Centerville, IA. v. Walter Scott Whitney, b. ca. 1841, OH; d. from disease contracted in Seige of Vicksburg, 11 Oct 1863. vi. Isaac N. Whitney, b. ca. 1843, OH; killed in union army at South Mountain, VA; was acting Lieutenant of Company I, 23d Ohio Volunteers. vii. Ann Elizabeth Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1845, OH; m. 24 Mar 1864, Capt. Benjamin F. Pealee, b. 22 Jul 1837; resided Salina, KS. Children: a. Verina Whitney Pealee, b. 15 Dec 1866; m. 11 Dec 1891, W. E. Price; resided Salina, KS. b. Dela Florence Pealee, b. 26 Aug 1868; d. 8 Apr 1873. viii. Albert Galiton Whitney, b. 3 May 1847, OH; m. Elnora Radenbaugh. ix. Frances Maria Whitney, b. ca. 1849, OH; m. ----- Thomas; resided Saint Joseph, MO. x. Lewis Cass Whitney, b. 20 Jun 1851, OH; m.(1) Mamie Ennis Best; m.(2) Edith Adelaide Isabella (Kaye) Summerfield. xi. Dan Eli Whitney, b. say 1853; d. infancy. xii. Wait Whitney, b. ca. 1856, OH; resided Walla Walla, WA. xiii. Miner H. Whitney, b. ca. 1858, OH; resided KS; d. after 1880, then unmarried.
- 1840, Brown, Knox Co., OH: Wait Whitny, 1 male 30-39, 2 males 5-9, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 0-4; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1850, Brown, Knox Co., OH:
2940 3006 Wait Whitney 49 M - Farmer $4000 Vt. Barbara " 35 F - Va. Hume " 17 M - Labourer Ohio Attended school Jacob " 15 M - do do Attended school Thomas " 11 M - do Attended school Walter S. " } 9 M - do Attended school John M. " } 9 M - do Attended school Isaac " 7 M - do Attended school Elizabeth " 5 F - do Attended school Albert G. " 3 M - do Frances " 1 F - do
96 96 Wait Whitney 59 M - Farmer $9500 $1910 Vermont Barbary 44 F - Virginia Thomas B. 21 M - Laborer Ohio John M. 19 " - " " Attended school Walter C. 19 " - " " Attended school Isaac M. 17 " - " " Attended school Ann E. 15 F - Domestic " Attended school Albert 13 M - " Attended school Frances 10 F - " Attended school Lewis C. 9 M - " Attended school Wait 4 " - " Miner 2 " - "
4 4 David Whitney 30 M - Farmer R. Ohio Catharine " 25 F - "
185 173 Whitney, Babery 54 F W Keeping House Virginia -----, John 28 M W Farmer $6000 $400 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Fanny 20 F W Ohio -----, Wait 12 M W Ohio Attended school -----, Minor 10 M W Ohio Attended school
Lewis C. WHITNEY 28 Self M M W OH Atty At Law VA VA Mary Eunis WHITNEY 20 Wife F M W KS Keeping House OH IA Cecil WHITNEY 1 Son M S W IA OH KS Inez BEST 6 SisL F S W KS OH IA Barbara WHITNEY 66 Moth F W W VA VT VA John M. WHITNEY 39 Bro M S W OH Feather Renevator VA VA Minor K. WHITNEY 23 Bro M S W OH Day Laborer VA VA
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 369.