Family:Whitney, William T. (1820-1887)

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William T. Whitney (James), son of James and Hannah (Bruce) Whitney, was born 23 Jun 1820, NY, and died 18 Jan 1887, Chatham, IL.

He married, before 1843, Laura Eliza Williams, daughter of William A. and Laura (-----) Williams. She was born 7 Apr 1823, VT, and died 11 May 1900, Chatham, IL.

Children of William T. and Laura Eliza (Williams) Whitney:

i. Frances A. Whitney, b. ca. 1843, NY; m. 4 Mar 1861, Sangamon Co., IL, Sheridan S. Sabine.
ii. Hannah Elizabeth Whitney, b. ca. 1851, NY; m. 29 Sep 1870, Sangamon Co., IL, Benjamin F. Hutton, Jr.
iii. Henry Martyn Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1855, NY; d. 23 Feb 1913, Denver, CO; m. Mary Jane Smith.
iv. William H. Whitney, b. ca. 1859, IL.

Census

3027 3101 William Whitney 30 M - Carpt. [N.Y.] Eliza 37 F - [N.Y.] Thomas 7 F - [N.Y.] Attended school Sylvenus Minor 30 M - Farmer [N.Y.] Eliza 30 F - [N.Y.] Adaline 18 F - [N.Y.] Sylvenus 13 M - [N.Y.] Minos Blanchard 79 M - " N.H. Hannah 44 F - [N.H.]

"Thomas" here is an error for "Frances".

197 Wood $400 1 W. T. Whitney 34 M - - Essex 1 - 34 Mechanick 1 - - - - - - S. E. Whitney 31 F - Wife Vermont 1 - 13 - - - - - - - - F. A. Whitney 11 F - Dau Essex - - 11 - - - - - - - - H. E. Whitney 4 F - Dau do - - 4 - - - - - - - - H. M. Whitney 4m M - Son do - - 4m - - - - - - - - Mary Whitney 17 F - Sist do - - 1 - - - - - - - -

46 44 William T. Whitney 40 M - Carpenter 1400 500 New York Laura E. " 36 F - Vermont Frances A. " 17 " - New York Attended school Hannah E. " 9 " - " Henry M. " 5 M - " William H. " 1 " - Illinois S. S. Sabine 21 " - Carpenter 75 New York

189 179 Whitney, William T. 50 M W Carpenter $2500 $600 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Laura E. 47 F " K. House Vermont -----, Libbie 19 F " School Teacher New York -----, Henry M. 15 M " F. Laborer " Attended school -----, Wm. H. 11 M " Illinois Attended school

William F. WHITNEY 60 Self M M W NY Carpenter VT VT Laura E. WHITNEY 57 Wife F M W VT Housekeeper VT VT Willie H. WHITNEY 21 Son M S W IL Laborer NY VT Francis A. SOBINE 37 Dau F W W NY Post Mistress NY VT Ida E. SOBINE 12 Dau F S W IL At Home NY NY Fred W. SOBINE 6 Son M S W IL At Home NY NY Clarence S. SOBINE 4 Son M S W IL At Home NY NY Laura WILLIAMS 85 GMot F W W VT VT VT

References

  • Census records.

Death Notice: Daily Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, Tuesday August 2, 1887

CHATHAM' CHAT.
Funeral of Wm. F. Whitney- Personal and Other News Items.
Correspondence of the state Journal.
CHATHAM, Aug. 1, - William F. Whitney whose death in this place last Thursday has already been announced in THE JOURNAL, was born in Essex county, N.Y. June 20, 1820, and was in his 68th year at the time of his death. He was a resident of the county and township about 31 years, and of this village 21 years. He was the senior partner of the grocery firm of Whitney & Son. At various times, he occupied places of trust, such as justice of the peace, notary public, deputy postmaster, occupying the latter position at his death. His funeral took place at the M.E. church last Saturday at 9a.m. the Rev. W.N. Rutledge, his pastor, officiating. A large audience was present, consisting of mourning relatives, neighbors and friends. His body was laid to rest in the Chatham cemetery.

The following was further down, but on the same page as Williams death notice:

... Mr. Barney Whitney, wife and daughter, Mrs. E. Cantrall and Mrs. A Clark of Athens, attended Mr. Whitney's brother's funeral on Saturday last. - ........

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