Family:Whitney, William L. (c1814-b1880)

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Lucy Bryant Whitney Johnson and William Loren Whitney
Saratoga, Iowa 1870's (courtesy Sue Sonju)

William L. Whitney, parentage unknown, supposedly born circa 1814, "Rutland County", NY, died 12 Dec 1875, Saratoga, IA.

He married Lucy Bryant, daughter of David and Abigail (Hilliard) Bryant. She was born circa 1830, NY, and died 16 Sep 1915, Olympia, WA.

She married, secondly, G. C. Johnson. He was born circa 1818, England, and died after 1880.

Children of William and Lucy (Bryant) Whitney:

i. William Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1871, Saratoga, IA, d. 19 Feb 1949, Olympia, WA. He m. Lovina O. Hull. Was this perhaps Saratoga Township, Howard Co., IA?


There is no such county as "Rutland County" in New York. This may have been Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY, or perhaps Rutland Co., VT, which is adjacent to New York.

A family tree at gives his parents as Samuel and Lucy (Johnson) Whitney. This is supported by the 1850 census record below. If so, we are still at a dead end, because the identity of that Samuel Whitney is not known, either.


496 545 Samuel Whitney 71 M - Farmer $3300 Mass. William Whitney 36 M - Laborer N.Y. Hiram Whitney 26 M - Farmer N.Y. 546 Darius J. Peirce 44 M - Farmer Vt. Marilla Peirce 41 F - N.Y. Alma Peirce 15 F - N.Y. Attended school Darius Peirce 14 M - N.Y. Attended school Emily Peirce 12 F - N.Y. Attended school Philemon Peirce 10 M - N.Y. Attended school Lucinda Peirce 9 F - N.Y. Attended school Andrew Peirce 4 M - N.Y. Attended school

G. C. JOHNSON 62 Self M M W ENG Farmer ENG ENG Lucy JOHNSON 50 Wife F M W NY Keeping House VT RI William WHITNEY 9 SSon M S W IA At School NY NY


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