Family:Whitney, Walter (c1780-1858)

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WalterA Whitney (TheophilusB), son of TheophilusB and Rebecca (-----) Whitney, was born circa 1779 or circa 1781, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales (note: This location is perhaps incorrect), and died July 1858, Hay, Breconshire, Wales.

He married Sarah Rosser, born circa 1781, Breconshire, Wales.

Children of WalterA and Sarah (Rosser) Whitney (order uncertain):

i. Walter Whitney, b. ca. 1803, m. Leah Edmunds.
ii. Mary1 Whitney, in 1829 emigrated to Huntingdon Co., PA where she m. William Hicks. She was older than John. They had a son who was a captain in the civil war and had his ear shot off.
iii. William1 Whitney, b. ca. 1811; m. Martha Davies.
iv. John1 Whitney, b. 29 Jan 1815, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales; m.(1) Catherine Elias; m.(2) Emaline Chilcott.
v. Sarah1 Whitney, b. 9 June 1805, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales; d. 13 Jul 1845, Milesburg, PA; m. 27 Dec 1823, Llanelly, Loughor estuary, Carmarthenshire, North Wales, Israel Reynolds; in 1829 emigrated to Huntingdon Co., PA.
vi. Rebecca1 Whitney, m. ----- Lewis, in 1829 emigrated to Huntingdon Co., PA.
vii. Leah1 Whitney, b. ca. 1824, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales, m. Samuel Morgan. He was b. ca. 1815, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales. In 1851 they resided Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales. She emigrated to America in 1851. In 1870, they resided Carbon, Huntingdon Co., PA. They supposedly had children Mary, Richard, John, and Walter. Walter died at sea. Saml, Leah, Margt, Richd, John, and Watkin Morgan emigrated to America on the ship Wyoming, departing from Liverpool, England, and arriving in Philadelphia on 21 Jun 1852. They had four boxes of clothing and bedding. With them was the family of Leah's nephew Walter Whitney.[1] Children:
a. Mary Morgan, b. ca. 1841, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales.
b. Richard Morgan, b. ca. 1844, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales.
c. John Morgan, b. ca. 1847, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales.
d. Walter Morgan, b. ca. 1850, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales.
e. Benjamin Morgan, b. ca. 1854, PA.
f. Henry Morgan, b. ca. 1856, PA.
g. Sarah Morgan, b. ca. 1857, PA.
h. Samuel Morgan, b. ca. 1862, PA.
viii. Ann1 Whitney, m. Stephen Jones. They, with two children, went to America at a later date.


  • 1841, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales: Walter Whitney
  • 1851, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales: Walter Whitney (with Samuel Morgan family)
  • 1851, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales: Samuel Morgan (this was his daughter Leah)


1. ^ Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.

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