Family:Whitney, William Benonia (c1813-1858)

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William Benonia Whitney (John), son of John and Rebecca (Blodgett) Whitney, was born about 1813, Elba, NY, and died 7 Jan 1858, Adrian, MI, aged 44 years. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, MI.[1]

He married Abigail Merrick, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Harriman) Merrick. She was born 25 May 1813, Salisbury, MA, and died 6 Oct 1901, San Francisco, CA.

Children of William Benonia and Abigail (Merrick) Whitney:

i. William Merrick Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1842, Alden, NY; d. aft. 1900, then unmarried.
ii. Helen Georgianna Whitney, b. 7 Oct 1846, Adrian, MI; d. 5 Nov 1898, San Jose, CA; m. 9 Sep 1868, Adrian, MI, David Grant Lapham, b. Sep 1843, Queensbury, NY, d. 21 Jun 1905, Alameda, CA, son of John Vail and Maria (Haviland) Lapham.
iii. Edgar Byron Whitney, b. 2 Apr 1850, Adrian, MI; m. Lucretia J. -----.

Census

1808 1808 William B. Whitney 37 M - Telegraph Agent $1000 N.Y. Abigail " 36 F - " William M. " 8 M - " Attended school Ellen G. " 3 F - Mass. Attended school Edgar B. " 2 M - "

47 46 Whitney, Abigail 56 F W Keeps House $200 N.H. Lapham, Nellie 25 F W Music Teacher Mich. Whitney, Edgar B. 20 M W Clerk in Store "

"Grant" Lapham was living in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI, with his parents.

  • 1880: not found.
  • 1880, Virginia City, Storey Co., NV: Nellie Lapham, 31, b. MI, parents b. NY & NH, Music teacher.

"Grant" Lapham was living in Alameda, Alameda Co., CA, with his parents.

308 308 Laurence, Charlott Head W F May 1835 65 wid 25 3ch 3liv Canada Eng. England England Owns free house, Immig. 1856 -----, Caron Dau W F Apr 1858 42 wid 10 0ch 0liv Canada Eng. England England Day laborer, Immig. 1856 Whitney, Mrs. A. N. Room W F May 1813 87 wid 40 5ch 2liv New Hampshire New Hampshire Vermont -----, William M. Room W M Jan 1842 58 sgl New York New York New Hampshire Photographer

References

  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #102544002, William B. Whitney.


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