Mailing List:2009-09-05 01, Re: David Whitney, by Larry Tracy

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From: "Larry" <tracy -at- xpressamerica.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] David Whitney Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 06:50:06 -0400 References: <013e01ca29d8$de65d1d0$6500a8c0@Whitneycomp> In-Reply-To: <013e01ca29d8$de65d1d0$6500a8c0@Whitneycomp> Hello Ken, If you have some time, perhaps even today, just call me on this David. I don't know as I have the answer, but there are some coincidences with one of the Whitney family that I'm studying....one that I have to return to at some point. 1-207-967-3833 Larry ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Whitney" <ken.whitney -at- comcast.net> To: "Whitney Research Group" <Whitney-L -at- rootsweb.com> Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2009 9:17 PM Subject: [WHITNEY] David Whitney > WRG: > > Below you will find my abstract of the Mexican War pension file of > David Whitney. He is another of my Unknown Soldiers, as I am unable to > connect him to the family. Any help would be appreciated. Enjoy! > >>From the Mexican War Pension File of David Whitney > > Hook's Company (Company E), 1st Illinois Volunteers > > Invalid's Application #21269, Certificate #17919 > > The National Archives Building, > > Washington, D.C. > > > > On 13 February 1889 from the City and County of San Francisco, California > David Whitney signed a Declaration of Survivor for Pension, Mexican War. > He resides at 435 Franklin Street in San Francisco. He had served as a > private in the company commanded by Captain George W. Hook in the 1st > Regiment of Illinois Volunteers commanded by Colonel E.W.B. Newby. He > enlisted at Otowa, Illinois in March 1848 for the duration of the war. He > was honorably discharged at Alton, Illinois in October 1848. After > enlistment he proceeded with a detachment of recruits across the plains to > Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he was assigned to Captain Hook's Company. He > served with it until after the close of the war, when they were mustered > out and disbanded. He is sixty-two years old, having been born at > Cincinnati, Ohio on 3 February 1827. The maiden name of his first wife was > Eliza A. Welsh, nee Gambee. They were married at Marysville, CA on 13 > March 1862, and she died 12 February 1880 at Downieville,! > CA. The name of his present wife is Mary E. Whitney. He had received a > Bounty Land Warrant #55176, which he located on the northwest quarter of > section 35, T. 20 N. of R 11 E in the district of lands subject to sale of > Dixon, Illinois. Since his discharge he has resided since 1850 in > California, principally in Sierra County. The last fourteen months he has > resided in San Francisco. The declaration is witnessed by John Kirkpatrick > and H. Warner. > > > > David received a pension of eight dollars per month commencing 3 February > 1889. The Survivors Brief says he enlisted in 11 March 1848 and was > discharged 14 October 1848. His Bounty Land Claim number is 55176.160.47. > On 20 March 1900 the Commissioner of Pensions was notified that David > Whitney was last paid at eight dollars per month to 4 November 1899, and > was dropped from the rolls due to his reported death on 1 January 1900. > > > > Addenda: > > > > The 1830 census of Cincinnati, Ohio reveals the large family of a William > Whitney. David could qualify as one of the children of this family. A > William Whitney family also resides there in Ward 6 in the census of 1840. > Nancy Whitney, age 60, born in New Hampshire resides in Ward 6 in > Cincinnati with two children in 1850. > > > > The 1860 Census of Township No. 9, Sierra Co., CA reveals one B.L. > Whitney, age 33, born in Ohio residing in the family of H.L. Whitney, age > 39, born in New York. > > > > The 1870 census of Downieville, Sierra Co., CA reveals: > > D.L. Whitney, male, 43, merchant, born in Ohio > > E.A. Whitney, female, 43, born in New York > > S.G. Whitney, male, 19, born in New York > > D.A. Whitney, female, 5, born in California > > > > The 1880 Census of Downieville, Sierra Co., CA reveals (difficult to > interpret): > > David L. Whitney, male, 53, saw mill worker, born in New York, parents > both born in New York. > > > > Ken Whitney > > Silver Spring, MD > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 8.5.409 / Virus Database: 270.13.71/2335 - Release Date: 08/30/09 06:36:00


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