User talk:Colin whitney
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Welcome to the Whitney Research Group website! I found your family on the 1920 census residing in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. I then checked on the 1891 U.K. Census and found one possible individual (this needs to be verified of course):
1891 U.K. Census, Darnhall, Cheshire, p. 12 58 Hebden Green George Whitney Head M 50 Farmer Chester Over Martha " Wife M 50 Farmer wife " " John " Son S 24 Labourer " " William " Son S 16 " " " Martha " Dau S 11 Scholar " Darnhall Elizabeth " Dau S 9 " " "
Since your family comes from England, and you know the specific area (Cheshire), we would LOVE to have you participate in our DNA study. Your participation would help us to understand what one of the Whitney profiles from this region is, and if it matched one of the three large immigrant group's DNA profiles, we would then be able to concentrate our research for one of the 3 large Whitney immigrants to Cheshire. Hundreds of individuals could potentially be thanking you for helping to identify their origins! If you have any questions at all about this (cost, procedure, privacy, etc.), please don't hesitate to ask me.
Thank you so much for joining us here!
Here's the email reply I sent to you back in 2006 on the Whitney-l mailing list:
I was able to find quite a bit of information on your line!! It appears your line came to America about 1891 directly from Runcorn, Cheshire, England. The earliest location I have been able to trace your family is to John Whitney, born about 1814 in Hartford, Cheshire, England.
Your line is: Donald-3, John-2, James-1, John-A Whitney
1920 U.S. Census, E.D. 42, Ward 2, Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, p. 16 77 Rollstone Street 3 Whitney, John Head M W 51 M 1892 Na Un England England England Roll Coverer, Worsted Mill -- Mary E Wife F W 36 M Massachusetts Nova Scotia Nova Scotia None -- Mildred Dau F W 15 S Massachusetts England Massachusetts Stretcher, Factory -- Donald Son M W 9 S Massachusetts England Massachusetts None 1910 U.S. Census, E.D. 1735, Ward 3, Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA, p. 33 21 West Street 73 144 Whitney John Head M W 41 M3 6 Eng Eng Eng 1891 Na Machinist, Mill -- Mary E Wife F W 27 M1 6 4 2 Massachusetts Eng Eng None -- Mildred Dau F W 5 S Massachusetts Eng Massachusetts None -- Donald Son M W 2M S Massachusetts Eng Massachusetts None -- James Father M W 69 W Eng Eng Eng 1895 Al None 1900 U.S. Census, E.D. 807, Ward 6, Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA, p. 22 27 Lilley Avenue 294 431 Whitney, John Head W M Apr 1868 32 M 1 England England England 1892 8 Al Weaver -- Hermenda Wife W F Jan 1876 24 M 1 0 0 Canada Canada Canada 1888 12 Sales Lady -- James Father W M Mar 1841 59 W England England England 1895 5 Al -- Florence Sister W F Oct 1882 17 S England England England 1895 5 Plush Weaver 1891 U.K. Census, District 6, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, p. 127 #43 - 42 Ellesmere St James Whitney Head M 50 Saddler General Where Born: Cheshire Northwich Ann " Wife M 48 Where Born: Cheshire Winsford William " Son S 17 Chemical Laborer Where Born: Cheshire Runcorn Florence " Dau S 9 Scholar Where Born: Cheshire Runcorn William Saunders Lodger S 45 Ship Canal Laborer Where Born: 1881 U.K. Census, District 6, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, p. 30 #157 - 42 Ellermere Street James Whitney Head Mar[ried] 40 Harness Maker Where Born: Cheshire Northwich Ann " Wife Mar[ried] 38 Where Born: Cheshire Winsford John " Son 12 Office boy Where Born: Cheshire Runcorn William " Son 7 Scholar Where Born: Cheshire Runcorn Samuel Green Boarder Unm[arried] 25 Cooper Where Born: Gloucester Kingswood 1871 U.K. Census, District 6, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, p. 105 #14 - 2 Frederick St. James Whitney Head Mar[ried] 30 Saddler Where Born: Leftwich, Cheshire Ann Whitney Wife Mar[ried] 28 Where Born: Winiford, Cheshire John Whitney Son 2 Where Born: Runcorn, Cheshire Mary E. Barnett Serv Unm[arried] 20 Domestic Servant Where Born: Runcorn, Cheshire Martha A. Whitney Dau 5 Scholar Where Born: Runcorn, Cheshire 1861 U.K. Census, District 6, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, p. 120 #279 - Trinity Street James Whitney Lodger Un[Married] 20 Saddler Where Born: Lefthwich, Cheshire 1851 U.K. Census, District 9a, Castle Northwich, Cheshire, England, p. 475 #90 - Holloway Head John Whitney Head Mar 37 Laborer Navigation Where Born: Cheshire, Hartford Hannah " Wife Mar 36 Where Born: Cheshire, Hartford James " Son 10 Scholar Where Born: Cheshire, Leftwish Mary " Dau 8 Scholar Where Born: " " William " Son 5 Scholar Where Born: " " Abel " Son 2 At Home Where Born: Cheshire, Castle Northwich