Family:Whitney, William Henry (1779-1853)

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William Henry7 Whitney (Henry6, Benjamin5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), son of Henry6 and Hannah (Tombs) Whitney, was born 18 Jan 1779, Watertown, MA, died 8 Aug 1853, Aurora, Erie County, NY.

He "Henry" married, 22 or 23 Jun 1800, Dummerston, VT, Fanny Miller,[1] daughter of William and Hannah (Worden) Miller. She was born 31 Mar 1783, and died 24 Sep 1861, Aurora, NY. Her death is recorded on 21 Sep 1861, Adams, MA, aged 76, of consumption.[2]

They resided Dummerston, VT.

Children of William Henry7 and Fanny (Miller) Whitney:

i. Betsey8 Whitney, b. 6 Oct 1801, Dummerston, VT; m. 24 Jan 1821, Dummerston, VT, Noble Holton.[3]
ii. Fanny Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1803, Dummerston, VT; d. 8 Aug 1893, Brattleboro, VT; m. 15 Jun 1829, Dummerston, VT, Worden Babcock.[4]
iii. William Miller Whitney, b. 18 Oct 1804, Dummerston, VT; m. Delilah Williams.
iv. Lydia Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1807, Dummerston, VT; d. 18 Jul 1838, Hingham, MA; m. 23 Oct 1828, Dummerston, VT, Jeremiah "Jerry" Perry.[5] She was still living in 1855 in Aurora, NY, so the death record must be wrong. Perhaps it was the husband who died in 1838.
v. Mary Whitney, b. 15 Oct 1810, Dummerston, VT; d. 12 Jan 1898, Springville, NY; m.(1) 20 May 1835, East Ashford, NY, Charles M. Sherman; m.(2) William Rice.
vi. Hannah Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1812, Dummerston, VT; d. 21 Sep 1879; m. 4 Apr 1833, Putney, VT, Gardner Plympton.[6]
vii. Henry Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1814, Dummerston, VT; m. Lucy E. Sprague.
viii. Maria Whitney, b. 5 Jan 1817, Dummerston, VT; m.(1) 8 Jan 1839, Putney, VT, Marcus A. Howard;[7] m.(2) 7 Jun 1877, Elma, NY, Joshua D. Nichols.
ix. Charles Miller Whitney, b. Jul 1819, Dummerston, VT; m. Caroline Ranney.
x. Catherine Whitney, b. 14 Jan 1822, Dummerston, VT; m. 17 Apr 1850, Putney, VT, Samuel A. Leland.[8]
xi. Freedom Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1824, Dummerston, VT; d. 29 Oct 1895; m. 9 Sep 1846, Putney, VT, James F. Stoddard.[9]
xii. Lucy Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1826, Dummerston, VT; d. 1889; m. Alfred S. Bates.

Census

  • 1800: not found.
  • 1810: not found.
  • 1820, Dummerston, Windham Co., VT: Henry Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 10-15, 2 males under 10, 1 female 26-45, 3 females 16-25, 2 females 10-15, 3 females under 10,
  • 1830, Putney, Windham Co., VT: Henry Whitney, 1 male 50-59, 1 male 15-29, 1 male 10-14, 1 female 40-49, 1 female 10-14, 2 females 5-9, and 1 female 0-4. Putney and Dummerston are adjacent towns in Windham County, VT.
  • 1840: not found.
  • 1850, Aurora, Erie Co., NY:

1209 1226 Henry Whitney 71 M - Farmer Mass. Anna 76 F - Vt.

"Anna" may have been Fanny, his wife.

129 Frame $350 134 Lydia Perry 48 F - - Vermont - 1 12 - - - - - - 1 - Jeremiah J. Perry 19 M - Son Cataraugus - - 12 Farmer - - - - - - - Adin J. Perry 17 M - Son Cataraugus - - 12 Farmer - - - - - - - John M. Perry 10 M - Chld Erie Co. - - 10 - - - - - - - - Fanny Whitney 72 F - Moth Vermont - 1 7 - - - - - - - -

References

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 147, page 27.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

6.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.

7.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.

8.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.

9.^  Putney, Vermont, Vital Records.


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