Family:Whitney, William C. (c1839-1891)

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William C. Whitney, son of John and Mary (Thatcher) Whitney, was born about 1839, Stukeley, QC, and died 27 Apr 1891, Newport, VT.

He, of Troy, VT, married firstly, 26 Jun 1867, Glover, VT, Adelaide Miranda (Davis) Smith of Sutton, VT,[1] daughter of Jonathan and Almira (Stoddard) Davis. She was born 19 Feb 1844, Newark, VT, and died 19 Nov 1873, Yonkers, NY. She was buried in East Ridge Cemetery, Sutton, VT.[2] She had married firstly, 20 Mar 1860, Newark, VT, Nathan Smith.

He, of Newport, VT, married secondly, 28 Feb 1882, Emily T. Peck, daughter of Joel and Mary L. (Baldwin) Peck.[3] She was born Oct 1845, Barton, VT, and died 18 Jan 1911, Newport, VT.

He served as a Private, Co. I, 1st Vermont Cavalry, in the Civil War. On 17 feb 1888 he applied for a pension as an invalid, Application #640848, Certificate #432192. His widow applied for a pension, Application #527990, Certificate #428268.

Children of William C. and Adelaide M. (Smith) Whitney:

i. Belle A. Whitney, b. 17 Nov 1868, Troy, VT;[4] d. 23 Aug 1871, Sutton, VT, aged 2 years 9 months; bur. East Ridge Cemetery, Sutton, VT.[5]


206 217 Whitney, William 30 M W Keeps Livery Stable $3000 Canada Father foreign born, Male citizen over 21 -----, Adalaid 26 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Bele 1 F W At Home " Smith, Jenny 7 F W " " Attended school

Jenny Smith was Adelaide's daughter by her first husband.

329 398 Whitney, Emily T. Head W F Oct 1845 54 wid 0ch 0liv Vermont New Hampshire Vermont Owns mortgaged house


  • Census records.

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #43888986, Adelaide M. Whitney.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, at Also Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

5.^  Find A Grave memorial #43888987, Belle A. Whitney.

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