Family:Whitney, Zerah (1825-1894)

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Zerah8 Whitney (Ethiel7, James6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Ethiel7 and Elizabeth (Leonard) Whitney, was born 12 Mar 1825, Genoa, NY, and died 10 Sep 1894, Hersey, MI.

He married, 5 Feb 1851, Cannon, MI, Ellen Janet Moffatt, daughter of John and Sarah (Bovee) Moffitt. She was born 20 Feb 1830, Perth, NY, was baptized Oct 1830, United Presbyterian Church Of Broadalbin, Perth, NY, and died after 1880.

He resided Plainfield, MI.

Children of Zerah8 and Ellen Janet (Moffatt) Whitney:

i. Charles L.9 Whitney, b. Aug 1869, Grand Rapids, MI; d. 14 Aug 1928, Garland Co., AR; m.(1) 1892, Nellie Maude Clark; m.(2) 11 Jul 1904, Ludington, MI, Martha Lillian Denczyk.

Census

554 557 Tachase Edgerly 38 M - Hotel Keeper New Hamp. ... Zerah Whitney 23 M - Clerk New York ...

1534 1370 Zerah Whitney 34 M - Farmer $3000 $1000 New York Janette " 30 F - " Martha Hinman 15 F - Michigan Attended school

123 126 Whitney, Zerah 44 M W Farmer $4000 $700 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Ellen 39 F W Keeping house New York Father foreign born -----, Emma 11 F W At School Michigan Attended school -----, Charlie 9/12 M W Michigan Born in Aug -----, Ethel 74 M W Farmer Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 66 F W New York

"Emma" was probably Emma Jones, a niece of Ellen.

Zerah WHITNEY 53 Self M M W NY Dealer In Real Estate CT NY Ellen J. WHITNEY 49 Wife F M W NY Keep. House ENG NY Charlie WHITNEY 10 Son M S W MI At Home NY NY Emma JONES 21 Niec F S W MI Her Home NY NY

References

  • Census records.
  • Public member tree at Ancestry.com

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