Family:Whitney, William (1816-1888)

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William Whitney (Benjamin, Samuel Kellogg, Benjamin), son of Benjamin and Abigail (Fancher) Whitney, was born 25 Jan 1816, CT, and died 30 Apr 1888.

He married, say 1834, Hannah Metcalf St. John, daughter of James and Molly (Metcalf) St. John. She was born 16 May 1814, CT, and died 30 Apr 1888.

Children of William and Hannah Metcalf (St. John) Whitney:

i. Harriet A. Whitney, b. 5 Oct 1835, CT; m. 23 Nov 1856, Sharon, CT, Elmore C. St. John.[1]
ii. Ezekiel J. Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1837, CT; m. Amelia J. Beebe.
iii. Myron F. Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1840, CT; m.(1) Mary J. Lucas; m.(2) Mary J. Beebe.
iv. Birdseye A. Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1844, Ellsworth, CT; m. 23 Mar 1863, Sharon, CT, Joshua Bignall Chaffee, "both of Sharon".[2] She was known as Betsey. Children:
a. William Chaffee, b. ca. 1866, CT.

Census

771 811 William Whitney 34 M - Shoemaker $500 Conn. Hannah " 35 F - do Harriet " 14 F - Conn. Ezekiel " 12 M - do Myron " 10 M - do Birdseye A. " 6 M - do

819 820 Wm. Whitney 44 M - Farmer $5000 $2000 Conn. Hannah 46 F - Do Ezekiel S. 22 M - Do Do Myron F. 20 M - Do Do Attended school Betsey A. 16 F - Do Attended school

339 342 Whitney, William 55 M W Farmer $3500 $1000 Connecticut -----, Hannah 55 F W Keeping House Connecticut -----, Edwin S. 1 M W Connecticut King, Vincent 16 M W Farm Laborer Connecticut Birdsell, Washin M. 38 M W Carpenter $800 $200 New York Burns, Charles 21 M W Carpenter New York

Edwin was their grandson, son of son Myron F. Whitney.

William WHITNEY 64 Self M M W CT Farmer CT CT Hannah WHITNEY 66 Wife F M W CT Keeping House CT CT Betsey A. CHAFFEE 36 Dau F M W CT Keeping House CT CT William CHAFFEE 14 GSon M S W CT Helps On Farm CT CT

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Harriet A. [Whitney], ae 21, res. Sharon, m. Elmore C. ST. JOHN, farmer, ae 22, res. Sharon, 23 Nov 1856, by David NASH," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Sharon 1:67.

2.^  "Betsey A. [Whitney], housekeeper, ae 18, of Sharon, m. Joshua B. CHAFFEE, farmer, ae 28, of Sharon, 23 Mar 1863, by Rev. C. W. ROWLEY," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Sharon 1:78.


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