Family:Whitney, William Alfred (1834-1899)

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William Alfred7 Whitney (John6, Samuel5, John4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of John6 and Polly6 (Whitney) Whitney, was born 16 Feb 1834, Henderson, NY, and died 16 February 1899 at the Headquarters Michigan Soldiers Home in Grand Rapids, MI.

He married 9 Apr 1864, Cleveland, OH, Anna Amanda Fellows, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Santee) Fellows. She was born 31 Dec 1840, Galion, OH, and died after October 1899.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a farmer . . . . They lived at Grand Ledge, MI, June 1877. He was a soldier in the war of 1861, serving for two years in the 24th Reg., N. Y. S. Volunteers."

William was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a private in Co. K, 24th Regiment, NY Infantry. He received a pension from the U.S. government.

Children of William Alfred7 and Anna Amanda (Fellows) Whitney:

i. Grant Charles Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1869, Chicago, IL.
ii. Lee John Whitney, b. 8 Feb 1871, Lansing Twp., MI; m. 4 Jul 1892, Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, Anna H. Dibble.
iii. Guy William Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1873, Lansing City, MI.
iv. Santee Fellows Whitney, b. 18 May 1876, Ellisburgh, NY or Belleville, Jefferson Co., NY; m. 4 Aug 1898, Grand Ledge, MI, Luella Bly.

Census

209 Log $30 223 John Whitney 74 M - - Montgomery 1 - 12 None - - - - - - - Polly Whitney 64 F - Wife Mass. 1 - 25 - - - - - - - - Albert S. Whitney 32 M - Son Jeff. - - 12 Farmer 1 - - - - - - John A. Whitney 28 M - Son " - - 12 Farmer 1 - - - - - - C. P. Whitney 34 M - Son " - - 12 - - - - - - - - Wm. A. Whitney 21 M - Son " - - 12 Farming 1 - - - - - -

215 217 Gillette, Albert 32 M W Farmer $12500 $2500 Michigan Male citizen over 21 -----, Almira 31 F W Keeping House " -----, Carrie 5 F W " -----, George 3 M W " -----, Minnie 1 F W " Whitney, William A. 36 M W Farm laborer New York Male citizen over 21 Whiting, Charles 21 M W Farm Laborer " Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary A. 30 F W Keeping House Ohio -----, U. S. Grant 1 M W Illinois

Charles was his cousin, son of Jonathan Hart Jerome Whitney. Apparently "Mary A." was Amanda Ann, based on her age and birth state.

William WHITNEY 46 Self M M W NY Laborer CT CT Anna WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W OH Keeping House CT CT Grant WHITNEY 11 Son M S W IL School NY OH Lee WHITNEY 9 Son M S W MI School NY OH Guy WHITNEY 7 Son M S W MI School NY OH Santee WHITNEY 4 Son M S W MI School NY OH

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