Family:Whitney, Walter (1803-1852)

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Walter6 Whitney (Josiah5, Eliasaph4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Josiah5 and Mary (Smith) Whitney, was born 25 May 1803, Darien, CT,[1] and died 19 Sep 1852, Darien, CT, of dysentery. He was buried in Darien, CT.

He married, 11 Feb 1827, Norwalk, CT, Caroline Matilda Disbrow,[2] daughter of John and Priscilla (Mallory) Disbrow. She was born Westport, CT, and died 9 Feb 1875, Darien, CT.

Phoenix says the following:

"Walter Whitney, b. in Darien, Conn., 25 May 1803; married, 11 Feb. 1827, at Norwalk, Conn., Caroline Matilda Disbrow, who was born at Westport, Conn., dau. of John and Priscilla (Mallory) Disbrow. They settled in Darien, where she died 9 Feb. 1875. He died in the same place, 19 Sept. 1852, of dysentery, and was buried there. 'He was an honored and influential member of the Congregational Church in Darien; one of its deacons, and a great helper both in its financial and spiritual prosperity; a man of exemplary and devoted piety, and the fragrance of his good name yet lingers among the people.'"

Children of Walter6 and Caroline Matilda (Disbrow) Whitney:

i. Emily Augusta7 Whitney, b. 6 Dec 1827, Norwalk, CT; d. 8 Oct 1852, Darien, CT, of fever; unmarried.
ii. Francis Newton Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1830, Darien, CT; "Frank" d. 9 Feb 1877, at the Consumptives' Home, Boston, MA, aged 46 years, of phthisis;[3] resided 711 Third Street, Philadelphia, PA, in Feb 1874; unmarried.
iii. Julia Ann Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1835, Darien, CT; m. John Orlando Miner.
iv. Caroline Amelia Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1836, Darien, CT; m. Benjamin Warren Card.
v. Orlando Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1840, Darien, CT; bapt. 5 Mar 1841, Darien, CT; m. Mary Stickney Couch.
vi. John Howard Whitney, b. 21 Feb 1843, Darien, CT; bapt. 23 Jul 1843, Darien, CT; a farmer till 4 Oct 1869, afterward a teacher; was living at Darien, CT, 1880; unmarried.

Census

234 269 Walter Whitney 47 M - Hatter Ct. Caroline " 45 F - " Emily " 22 " - " Julia " 15 " - " Attended school Caroline " 13 " - " Attended school Orlando " 10 M - " Attended school John " 7 " - " Attended school Sarah Disbrow 75 F - "

1611 1968 Caroline Whitney 50 F - $2500 $200 Conn. John Minor 23 M - Laborer N.Y. Married in year Julia " 21 F - Conn. Married in year John Whitney 17 M - Farm Hand " Orlando " 18 M - School Teacher " Sophia Crissey 65 F - " Amelia Whitney 22 F - "

165 163 Whitney, Caroline 64 F W Keeping house $3000 $1000 Connecticut -----, Orlando 29 M W No occupation Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, John 27 M W Farmer $1500 $1000 Connecticut Male citizen over 21 Betts, Mary D. 3 F W At home New York 164 Miner, John O. 40 M W Pilot Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Julia A. 35 F W School Teacher $500 Connecticut -----, Walter 9 M W At School Connecticut Attended school

John H. WHITNEY 37 Self M S W CT Farmer CT CT Orlando F. WHITNEY 39 Broth M W W CT Farmer CT CT

References

1.^  "Walter [Whitney], s. [Josiah & Mary], b. 25 May 1803," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Stamford 2:99.

2.^  "Walter [Whitney], m. Caroline DISBROW, b. of Norwalk, 11 Feb 1827, by Sylvester EATON, Norwalk 1:10," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Norwalk 1:10.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 294, page 27. Parents erroneously given and "William & Sarah".


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