Family:Whitney, Zenas (1814-1897)

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Zenas7 Whitney (Aaron Wilkes6, Ebenezer5, David4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Aaron Wilkes6 and Sarah (Bennett) Whitney, was born 27 Jul 1814, Wilton, CT, and died 13 May 1897, Easton, CT. He was buried in Union Cemetery, Easton, CT.[1]

He married, 6 Nov 1837, Southport or Fairfield, CT, Drusilla F. Perry "both of Fairfield",[2] daughter of Nathan and Sarah (-----) Perry, of Weston. She was born 23 Jul 1816, Weston, CT, and died 6 Jan 1892, Easton, CT. She was buried in Union Cemetery, Easton, CT.[3]

Phoenix says the following:

"... a pattern-maker .... He lived in Bridgeport, CT, in 1867, and, a few years later, in New Haven, CT. He is said to be a Baptist preacher."

Children of Zenas7 and Drusilla (Perry) Whitney, all born Fairfield, CT:

i. Cornelia Anne7 Whitney, b. 30 Mar 1839; m. 2 May 1865, Brooklyn, NY, Barnabas Bradford Baxter, of Hyannis, MA, who d. 7 Nov 1865.
ii. George Oliver Whitney, b. 26 Sep 1844; d. 18 Dec 1872, Tarrytown, NY; unmarried; graduated at Madison University, Hamilton, NY, in 1869; was ordained, and settled at Tarrytown, NY, as pastor of the Baptist Church.
iii. William Arthur Whitney, b. 13 Jan 1846; d. 5 Nov 1852, and was buried in the old Division Street Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT.

Census

350 440 Zenas Whitney 38 M - Pattern Maker Conn. Drusilla F. " 35 F - " Cornelia A. " 11 F - " Attended school George O. " 5 M - " Attended school William A. " 4 F - " Sarah E. Morehouse 15 F - " Attended school

1754 1989 Zenas Whitney 46 M - Pattern Maker $500 Conn. Trazilla " 44 F - " Caroline " 21 F - " George O. " 15 M - " Attended school

185 181 Whitney, Zenas 55 M W Pattern Maker $1500 $1000 Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Druzilla 53 F W Keeping House Conn. -----, Cornelia A. 30 F W At Home Conn. -----, George O. 25 M W Divinity Student Conn. Attended school, male citizen over 21 McClay, Henrietta 40 F W At Home Conn. McDermot, Margarette 19 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born

Zelos WHITNEY 65 Self M M W CT Pattern Maker CT CT Druzilla WHITNEY 63 Wife F M W CT Keep House CT CT Cornelia A. WHITNEY 21 Dau F W W CT At Home CT CT [sic: should be 41]

References

1.^  Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934, at Ancestry.com.

2.^  "Zenus [Whitney], m. Drusilla PERRY, b. of Fairfield, [prob. 1837] by [Enoch E. CHASE]," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Fairfield 1-M:65.

3.^  Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934, at Ancestry.com.


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