Family:Whitney, William Augustus (1820-a1880)

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William Augustus7 Whitney (James6, Benjamin5, Daniel4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of James6 and Mary (Frisbie) Whitney, was born 21 Apr 1820, Shelby, NY, and died after 1880.

He married, 14 Sep 1847, Adrian, MI, Ellen Maria Bixby, daughter of David and Laura (Foster) Bixby. She was born 6 Apr 1825, Albion, NY, and died after 1880.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a publisher . . . . They settled in Adrian, where her parents resided at the time of her marriage, and were living there in June 1877. He has published The Press, a daily and weekly newspaper, since 17 May 1873; was registrar of deeds in Lenawee Co., Mich., for four years from 1 Jan. 1863, and recorder of the city of Adrian, for two years from Ap. 1859; and filled the office of postmaster at Adrian from 17 May 1869 to 17 May 1873."

Children of William Augustus7 and Ellen Maria (Bixby) Whitney:

i. Dwight Avery8 Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1848, Adrian, MI; m. Marian Celia Lawrence.
ii. Fanny Lee Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1859, Adrian, MI; and was living there, with her parents, in Dec 1874.

Census

1005 1014 William Whitney 30 M - Merchant $800 N.Y. Ellen " 25 F - " Dwight " 2 M - Mich. Caroline Beegle 14 F - Maryland Attended school

869 877 Wm. A. Whitney 40 M - City Recorder $2000 $200 N.Y. Ellen M. " 35 F - " Dwight A. " 12 M - Mich. Attended school Fanny Lee " 1 F - " Octave Bruso 22 M - Paper Seller Canada Henry Worth 21 M - Clerk Mich. Geo. S. Reed 24 M - " Ct. Charles Dapho 25 M - " Canada Amanda Raymond 33 F - Teacher N.Y. Mary Laselle 14 F - Servant Germany Katee Hagh 28 F - " "

3 3 Whitney, Wm. A. 50 M W Post Master $3000 $7000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Ellen 45 F W Keepg. house New York -----, Dwight 22 M W P.O. Clerk Mich. Married in Jan, Male citizen over 21 -----, Marion 22 F W At home New York Married in Jan -----, Fannie 35 F W Attendg. School Mich. Attended school Robinson, Caroline 35 F B Domestic Servt. No. Carolina Illliterate

Wm. A. WHITNEY 60 Self M M W NY Publisher NY CT Ellen M. WHITNEY 55 Wife F M W NY Keeping House MA MA Addie ROPER 16 Oth F S MU MI Servant OH IN

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