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WHITNEY, Mrs. -----, d. 5 Feb 1780, Ashburnham, MA, aged 70 to 80 years. What was her name, and who was her husband?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, A. W. In History of Windsor County [Vermont], Pt.2, p. 851, there is a biographical sketch about John D. POWERS. It contains a reference as follows:

"For the next twenty years he was an employee of the Daniels' Machine Company of Woodstock, and afterwards with A. W. Whitney & Co. for five years. He then again turned his attention to farming, which he followed until his retirement from active business in 1875."

Is anyone familiar with this company? I have not found any reference to it in this history with this exception. Who was the owner/owners, where was it located and what type of business? Thanks for any help you can give.

Colleen Knights

WHITNEY, Abigail, m. 26 Mar 1747, Lancaster, MA, Mr. Jonathan BAYLEY. Who were her parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Abigail, b. 7 Feb 1792, m. Andrew BRAYMER in Hebron New York. They Moved to Crawford Co., I think PA, and had nine children. Who were her parents and where was she born?


WHITNEY, Abraham, m. Apphia COOMBS had a son John, b. Lisbon, ME, 26 Feb 1800. Whom did he marry, and what were the names of their children, etc. Anything appreciated.

John L. Whitney

WHITNEY, Alice, m. bef. 1749, Killingly, CT, Matthew PRIEST. Who were her parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Amy, b. ca. 1752, supposedly daughter of Elisha WHITNEY, m. David RANDALL, b. 17 Jan 1749, Preston, CT, removed to Nova Scotia with his parents and their family.

Darcy Lovley

WHITNEY, Andrew Jackson, was captain of a Mississippi riverboat during the second half of the 1800's-early 1900's, as were Henry Brook WHITNEY, and Frank WHITNEY. Who were they?

Bob Lovgren

WHITNEY, Arminda, b. 16 Apr 1850, Lake County, IL. She married George Albert ALLEN b. 16 Feb 1849, also in Lake County, IL). They were married 17 Jan 1869 in Vernon Co., WI. Who were her parents?

Duke D. Allen

WHITNEY, Artemus N., b. 15 Mar 1815, South Royalston, MA; moved firstly to Yarmouth, Upper Canada (now Ontario - near St. Thomas) 1840, then to Michigan (first location uncertain - to Cedar Springs 1870). He married, 1844, Yarmouth, U.C., Caroline BRUSH, b. 1820/21, d. 1 Dec 1893. He d. 10 Nov 1892, Cedar Springs, MI. Children: one son Herschel H. WHITNEY, b. 1845-46, Yarmouth, Upper Canada. Who were his parents?

He may have been related to Stilman WHITNEY, son of Edward and Rhoda, b. 14 Mar 1815, Royalston (he appears in the census records online), who also moved to Yarmouth, U.C. in 1840 (is shown on land records - Artemus isn't), disposed of his land in 1844 and moved to Michigan. He died about 1870 in the Grand Rapids area as well I believe. Given the proximity of ages and travel locations, they surely were travelling together and it is quite possible that they were closely related.

David Carter-Whitney

WHITNEY, B., m. James COLLUM of Barraghmore, Drumlish, Co. Longford, Ireland. Their daughter, my grandmother, Moriah COLLUM was born in 1864 and died in 1936. She married Patrick McCABE, b. in 1853, from Corduff South, Cloone, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. Can anyone supply more data about her and her ancestry?

James McCabe

WHITNEY, Benjamin, m. ca. 1765, Jerusha BROCKWAY, and lived in Keene, NH. They had Parnal, b. 13 Jan 1766, m. Thaddeus BRADLEY; Abigail, b. 13 Jan 1768; Anna, b. ca. 1770, m. Jonathan GOULD; Benjamin, b. ca. 1772, rem. to Genesee Co., NY; Alden; Leland; Adolphus, b. 11 Aug 1786; and probably others. He died 20 Nov 1822 at Westminster, Windham Co., Vermont and is buried in the Old Cemetery at Westminster. Wanted, any further information about them and their children.

Walt Newcomb,
Colleen Knights

WHITNEY, Bourne King, my great-grandfather, left the area outside the former city of Newcastle, in the Miramichi area of New Brunswick, when young, moved to Moncton and eventually to Canso, NS, where he married Elizabeth TAYLOR. He was a builder and I do not know if there were others in his family but my own grandfather saw to that with 11 children, 9 sons one of whom was my father.

Sharon Godin

WHITNEY, Charles, b. ca. 1823, MA, d. 1902, Langford, Erie Co., NY, lived in Jackson, OH, prior to 1856. He m. Marrian SCHNEIDER (1833-1903). He probably served in the Civil War. Who were his parents?

Debbie J. Stelmach

WHITNEY, Charles E., m. Lydia -----. She was born 26 Mar 1826 in Nottingham, NH. She married second, Lowell EASTMAN on 24 June 1852. Can anyone identify him?

Jan Whitaker

WHITNEY, Charles Eli, b. March 20, 1856, d. July 1, 1898. This about all we know except that he probably lived in or near Portland as he is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. His wife was Emma F. THOMPSON b. January 14, 1856; d. September 17, 1930. Any help will be appreciated.

Howard L. Carr III

WHITNEY, Charles Henry, appears in the 1850 Census at Ipswich, MA. I am seeking information on him, particularly, did he serve in the Civil War?

John T. Casey

WHITNEY, Chloe, b. 12 Dec 1795, d. in Albany, Gentry Co., MO, m. 30 Nov 1815, South Canaan, CT, Stephen Porter YALE (b. 22 Apr 1781, d. 1856, Albany, Gentry Co., MO. Occupation Farmer. Residence S. Canaan, CT; 1827, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY; Gallatin, MO). They had the following children: Stephen Porter, Henry Davis, Miles Harvey, George Eugene, Frances Eliza, Elihu Bailey, Caroline Elnora, Norman Truesdale, Harriet Mariah, and Martha Jane. Who were her parents?

Diane Wills

WHITNEY, Clarissa, m. Solomon BAKER Jr., son of Solomon and Sarah (WHITNEY) BAKER, b. 1792. She was executor of Solomon Jr.'s will in 1845. Some state census records indicate she was b. ca 1784 Rennsalaer Co., NY (1855 Solon, Cortland Co., NY); other census records indicate b. 1790 NY. I have no further info on Clarissa. Who were her parents, and when and where was she born? Was she related to her mother-in-law Sarah?

Melinda Cornwell

WHITNEY, Claude Bell10 (John Lincoln9, Lafayette8, Thomas7, Phinehas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), born 16 Oct 1889, probably in Delaware Co., IN. Family lore has it that he died in 1906 while a student in San Francisco, leading to the assumption that he died during THE earthquake and fire. Does anyone have any info and/or sources?

Sandy (Whitney) Fahrnbruch

WHITNEY, Clotilde, b. ca. 1800, m. Charles FISHER, resided in Boston. Who were her parents?

Caleb Pitkin

WHITNEY, Daniel James, b. ca. 1834, NY, m. Dilly Jane (Jennie) FLINT. Their first child was my grandfather Harvey James WHITNEY, b. 4 June 1856. Other children were Delmar L. WHITNEY, b. 1859; Benjamin WHITNEY, b. 1861; Ida M. WHITNEY, b. 1863, and Marquis D. WHITNEY, b. 1868. Daniel and Dilly Jane must have left New York state soon after their marriage as I picked up the whole family in the 1870 census for Anderson County, KS, and it showed Harvey b. IA, Delmar b. IL, Benjamin and Ida b. WI, and Marquis b. KS. This same census entry showed Daniel James to be 32 years old, with a notation behind his name "Insane." Another reference I have is that Daniel died somewhere in the East, and his widow and the first four children came to Kansas to live with her sister and Marquis was born here after her arrival. I don't know which story is the real fact, but thought that his wife Dilly Jane, my grandmother, might have shown him in the 1870 census because he may have still been living somewhere in a sanitarium. If that were the case, probably he either died or was institutionalized in Wisconsin, as that was where the last child was born before they came to Kansas. I have handled with the Wisconsin Vital Statistics but they advise their records back there are sparse and they didn't have anything. On the possibility that Daniel might have been in the Civil War and became insane there, I handled with the National Archives in Washington, and they send me a complete pension file on a Daniel J. Whitney who was born in New York in 1833, was in the War, but the wife and childrens names were all different, so the name was just a coincidence. I am seeking the names of his parents and his birth, marriage, and death dates and places.

Ray Whitney

WHITNEY, Daniel R., b. ca. 1822 in OH or NY, d. ca. 1912, m. 1847, Jackson, MI, Isaphena DOW. He was supposedly a son of ----- and ----- (BENNET) WHITNEY, was a professor who went to MI to establish schools. The 1847 marriage was witnessed by an Israel WHITNEY, b. ca. 1819 in OH, who may be a brother. Who were his parents, and where was he born? They were in Iowa in 1870.

Barbara Crowder Black

WHITNEY, Diadamia, b. 1807, NY or Ogle Co., IL, d. 1889, MO, m. James A. THOMAS, b. 1802. I have located her in MO Census, but not before. Their only known child is Mary A. THOMAS, b. 1843 in Lorain Co. Ohio. Mary m. Lt. James Jefferson HOOKER in Ogle Co., IL, and lived and d. in MO. He survived Andersonville Prison, and came back to Caldwell Co., MO, where he, his wife, Mary, and his mother-in-law, Diadamia, are all buried.

Beverly Helton

WHITNEY, Ebenezer, b. ca. 1747, m. 3 Jun 1767, Woburn, MA, Anna SIMONDS. Who were his parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Ebenezer, m. 17 Jan 1769, Sheffield, NB, Huldah MOOERS, b. 24 Jun 1751, Rowley, MA, dau. of Peter and Mary (HOWES) MOOERS. It has been published that he was a son of Deacon Samuel and Lydia (SPOONER) WHITNEY from Maine, however nobody has been able to find documents to prove this. Ebenezer may have been a part of the migration from Massachusetts or Maine to Maugerville, N.B. in the early 1760's. Where and when was he born, and who were his parents?

John Hrusovszky,
Mary Ellen Jones,
Allan and Caroline McGillivray,
Craig R. Whitney

WHITNEY, Eleanor, m. ca. 1870, Albert CHENEY, in either Michigan? or New York? They settled in Barry Co., MI, by 1875. I haven't been able to locate her in any of the Whitney genealogies. Help!  :-)

James Winslow

WHITNEY, Eli, m. Sarah LOCKE. I am looking for descendants.

Jerry Harrison

WHITNEY, Eli, appears in the 1830 Census of Ohio, Seneca Co., Thompson Twp., p. 141. Does anyone have information on him?

Laurie A. Skillern

WHITNEY, Elijah, probably had daughter Mary WHITNEY, b. 9 Aug 1798, VA, m. 7 Aug 1816, Christian Co., KY, Francis Bird BOUNDS. Does anyone have any information on this Whitney line?

William E. Everheart

WHITNEY, Eliza, m. 22 Oct 1827, Willoughby, Allen Co., KY, Samuel ANDERSON. Could this be Elizabeth, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (GIBSON) WHITNEY?


WHITNEY, Elizabeth, m. 27 Nov 1734, Boston, MA, Matthew BLAIR. Who were her parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Mrs. Elizabeth, m. 20 Jan 1748, Sutton, MA, Capt. Timothy CARTER. Was she a widow, and if so, of whom? If not, who were her parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Enoch, about whom I know little, is where I seem to be stuck. He had a son George who was born (I believe) in Sisterville, WV, but then grew up in Monroe or Belmont Co., OH. George had several brothers. George married Julia Racheal GATCHELL, and had: Dorothy Florence (my grandmother), b. Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH, Juanita, Ida, Bessie, Naomi, and Mary. I am desperately searching for WHITNEYs from Monroe, Belmont, and Columbiana Counties, OH. If any of this information rings a bell, Please let me know. I am up against a brick wall and very frustrated.


WHITNEY, Eveline, b. 1805, Franklin Co., VT, m. Nathaniel BLAISDELL (b. 19 June 1805, Franklin Co., VT, d. 1844 Edinburg, Johnson Co., IN). Their daughter, Mary was born before 1828 and died in 1914. Who were Eveline's parents?

Joyce Kitson

WHITNEY, Ezra, "of Ontario Co.", d. 1848, MI, m. Fall of 1822, Livingston Co., NY, Julia PELTON, b. 10 Jan 1804, Lyme, NH, d. 1852, Kalamzoo, MI. They lived in Springwater, NY, where both parents of Julia, John and Martha (PELTON) PELTON (second cousins) died in 1845 and 1846. In 1847 the entire family moved to Jackson County, Michigan, where Ezra died in 1848. They then moved to Allegan County, and then to Kalamazoo, where Julia died in 1852. She, but not he, is found in the 1850 Census of Cascade, MI. They had 10 children, six of whom survived childhood:

  1. Martha, b. abt. 1835, NY; m. Elijah SKUTT; d. aft. 1906.
  2. John, b. ca. 1836, NY; m. Jennet -----; d. ca. 1860 in IA.
  3. Willard, b. July 2, 1840, Springwater, NY; m. Feb 2, 1870, Helen LEE; Co. E, 1st Michigan Infantry, 1861-64; died after 1906, resided Branch County, MI.
  4. Juliett, b. ca. 1842, NY; m. ----- MOREY; d. aft. 1906, res. MI.
  5. Leonard Ezra, b. 7 Feb 1843, NY; m. May 24, 1863, Sarah J. BEARSS; d. 1909, Freeport, Barry County, MI; 2nd Co. Sharpshooters, 27 Mich. Inf. 1864-65.
  6. Nancy J., b. Jan, 1847; m. 29 Oct. 1865, Jacob E. HOGELAND; d. Aug. 4. 1931, Grand Traverse, MI.

Wanted, any additional data, especially parents of Ezra.

Joyce Kitson and A. Whitney Brown

WHITNEY, Francis. Can anyone help me with a Francis WHITNEY found on the Early Kentucky Land Records dated 1773-1780? He received a land grant dated December 27, 1774 for 220 acres on Mill Creek.


WHITNEY, Frank, was captain of a Mississippi riverboat during the second half of the 1800's-early 1900's, as were Andrew Jackson WHITNEY, and Henry Brook WHITNEY. Who were they?

Bob Lovgren

WHITNEY, Frank. I am looking for the family of my grandfather Young's Great Uncle Frank WHITNEY. We have some photos of the family and know that he moved to Iowa then to CA. See my page for additional information.

David C. Young

WHITNEY, George, b. perhaps in Canada, say 1823. His family was listed in the 1860 census for Stephenson Co., IL. It listed his wife Marie (ROWE) WHITNEY, children, Martha, Henry, Susan and Crosby. Crosby and Henry show up in the 1870 census for Marshall Co., IA. Crosby then moved to Seward Co., NE until 1885 when he moved to Republic Co., KS, he stayed there until 1905 when he moved to Laton, CA until he died. His son Herman stayed in Republic Co., KS, then came his son Earl, his son Gerald and then me David WHITNEY. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

David Whitney

WHITNEY, Gertrude, m. before 1899, Charles Lewis BARNARD. They had at least two children, Doris and Donald. Who were her parents, and when and where was she born?

Charlie Dennett

WHITNEY, Gratia, m. Edward Cutter LOCKE. I am looking for descendants.

Jerry Harrison

WHITNEY, Harold, res. Darien, CT, about 1950, had three daughters and son Robert Seaman WHITNEY. Robert moved to FL about 1957 from Darien. Does anyone know anything about this family?

Mark Whitney

WHITNEY, Harriet, m. 1842, Cincinnati, Peter CARNES. The marriage is included in Hamilton Co. Marriages. She apparently is the Harriet Carnes listed in the 1860 census as Peter's wife. I am looking for her parents, children, and siblings.

Jennifer Clark

WHITNEY, Harry D., of ME, probably Washington Co., possibly Calais, m. Emaline BARBER, and had daughter Harriet Emaline WHITNEY, b. 12 Feb 1829, d. 25 Mar 1917, who m. 1854, Calais, Benjamin Franklin REED. Family lore has it that Harriet was a niece of Eli WHITNEY. I am looking for any information about this family.

Ken Nelson

WHITNEY, Henry Brook, was captain of a Mississippi riverboat during the second half of the 1800's-early 1900's, as were Andrew Jackson WHITNEY, and Frank WHITNEY. Who were they?

Bob Lovgren

WHITNEY, Hepsebeth, m. 17 Oct 1747, Stow, MA, Abraham RUG of Harvard. Who were her parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Herbert Thomas, m. Sarah BERISFORD. They are my paternal great grandparents. Their son -- my grandfather -- James Cedric (or Cyril or Thomas, depending on whom I ask) WHITNEY was born in Macclesfield, Chester County in 1898. Herbert was a silk weaver. I believe they emigrated to the United States around 1906, settling in or around Patterson, New Jersey. I also believe my grandfather had a number of siblings, but he became estranged from them as a young man -- reasons unknown. I think that a number of them are in New England. I live in Watertown, MA, where there are many WHITNEYs -- have no idea if any are relations! Searching for any information on this family.

Carol Whitney

WHITNEY, Isaac Dwight had a son Levi Ralph born 1902, possibly in Canada, who m. Julia -----. Anyone with any information on these people, please contact me.


WHITNEY, James, m. Elizabeth -----, and had son James, b. 4 Apr 1693, Malden, MA. Who were his parents? What was her maiden name?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, James Clarence, b. about 1850, Gardner, ME, , was raised a WHITNEY. He was supposed to have been raised by a maiden aunt after his parents died together in some kind of accident. His real surname was supposed to be FERRIDA, not sure of spelling. Have ran into brick walls every where I go. He lived in Cambridge and Boston, MA, raised a family of 7 children and died in MA in the early 1900's. Any information would be appreciated.

Dick Whitney

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: James Clarence Ferriter, son of James and Nancy (Sweeney) Ferriter, was born 3 Jan 1850, Boston, MA. His mother died in 1853 of consumption. His father survived until 1902. He was adopted, probably by Esther B. and Eunice Whitney, single ladies, and appears with them and their mother, with surname Whitney, in the 1860 census in Gardiner, ME.

WHITNEY, Jason, b. in PA(?), m. ca. 1827-1828, VA or AL, Adaline/Adeline/Adelia REVERE, daughter of John W. REVERE. Who were his parents? What was her ancestry?

Lisa Willard

WHITNEY, Jasper, appears in the 1830 Census of Ohio, Seneca Co., Thompson Twp., p. 140. Does anyone have information on him?

Laurie A. Skillern

WHITNEY, Jeremiah, is found in Bedford Co., VA, land records 14 Feb 1761. Could he be another son of Samuel and Agnes (BYNUM) WHITNEY? Could he be a brother to Samuel and son of Joshua and Mary (-----) WHITNEY? Or is he of another branch all together?


WHITNEY, Joel, b. probably about 1740-1755 in or around Littleton, NH, was father of Joel, who was father of Abigail, who m. John MAYNARD. Joel was in the militia during the Revolutionary War, for at least a two week period. He marched with others to meet the British at Fort Ticonderoga, but when I don't know, but family tradition says that when they got there, the British were gone, so they marched home again. If there is any information out there on this man, I would appreciate a response.

Michael Maynard

WHITNEY, John, m. 21 Oct 1748, Boston, MA, Mary BLAIR. Who were his parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, John, m. Lydia -----, and had daughter Mary b. 3 Sep 1735, and son John b. 24 Apr 1737, both at Lexington, MA. Who were his parents? What was her maiden name?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, John, and his sons Eliakim and Peter were from the USA, according to Ontario Archives land petition records, and were living in the Lunenberg District, (Matilda ?County), likely in Johnstown, prior to 1791. In 1791 when the Province of Upper Canada was formed, John and Eliakim petitioned for land. Johnstown, located about 2 miles east of present day Prescott, was formed in 1789/90. By 1793 there was a lumbermill established. It seems Prescott came into being with the construction of Fort Wellington in 1812. A petition from Peter in 1819 states that he had been living in the province (Upper Canada) for 28 years, ie., since 1791. Does anyone have further information as to when this family came to Canada and in particular where in the USA did they come from? I am aware of the Whitney Phoenix entry # 394 about a John WHITNEY, born 1748 a son of Eliakim, tradition had it that John had a wife and three sons and had settled in Prescott Upper Canada in 1800, where he was engaged in lumbering. It is reasonable that the research for the Phoenix record, done a few years prior to 1878, would indicate Prescott and not Johnstown, as by the late 1800's Johnstown was likely a minor suburb of Prescott. Any comments (I am really looking for evidence) on where the John WHITNEY and his famly living in Johnstown (Prescott) in 1791, came from and the likelihood that he was the John mentioned in the WHITNEY Phoenix entry #394 would be much appreciated.

Stu Whitney

WHITNEY, John, according to the 1850 St. Johns County Fla Census , said he was born in Maine and was 50 years old. He married Mahala CLARK at Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine in June, 1845 and arrived in Savannah, Ga, late November or early December 1845 while enroute to Florida. They first settled at Picolata (St. Johns County) and later moved south east near the coast to farm. Mahala's mother was Lucinda CLARK who married David ORR of Orr's Island in 1843. The had at least one son named Harmon. John's occupation in 1850 was carpenter and in 1860 he listed as a farmer. Seek ancestors, siblings, and first marriage of John WHITNEY. Any information or clues to his relatives will be deeply appreciated.

John L. Whitney

WHITNEY, John Brundage, son of Henry Platt WHITNEY and Mary BRUNDAGE, born in Alexandria, VA, 22 Feb. 1827. Does anyone know if he and Mary Ann BAILEY have any descendants? He was the editor and proprietor of The Railway Chronicle in Charlestown, MA in 1874. Any information on John and Mary would be appreciated.

Bill Whitney

WHITNEY, John Dudley, said to have been born in 1803 in Watertown, MA, m. 9 Mar 1826, Cambridge, MA, Elizabeth DOUGHTY, and died in 1881. They had at least one son, Henry Martin WHITNEY, b. 9 Jun 1854, Acton, MA. Who were his parents?

Charlie Dennett

WHITNEY, John G., m. 21 Dec 1828, Jackson, Allen Co., KY, Cynthia HOLDER. Who was he?


WHITNEY, John James, b. ca. 1876, New York. Who were his parents?

K. Counter

WHITNEY, Joseph, m. 29 Feb 1747/8, Boston, MA, Abigail McCULLER. Who were his parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Joseph, m. about 1795-1815, Sarah Margaret FERGUSON. Does anyone have any knowledge of them in any state?

Jerry & Helen McClure

WHITNEY, Joseph, b. ca. 1856, MI, m. Florence ODGERS, probably in Wisconsin where my grandfather, Fred Reed WHITNEY, was born in Wrightsville. There was only one other child, Elizabeth ("Bessie"). The family was involved in logging and moved from Wisconsin to Priest River, Idaho, in about 1904, then to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1905. My 85-year-old father says that Joseph would never tell anyone much about his background. When asked, all he would say was, "I'm a blue-bellied Yankee." Does anyone know his birth date and place, and his parentage?

Jarvis Whitney

The 1880 Census of Mentor, Clark Co., WI, shows:

Joseph WHITNEY Self M M W 26 MI Head Sawyer --- ---
Racena WHITNEY Wife M F W 16 WI Keeps House ENGL ENGL

They were married 5 May 1880 in Alma, WI, (she was "Arenia ODGES") according to the LDS Ancestral File.

WHITNEY, Joseph S., b. about 1788, NY, d. 10 May 1868, Owego, NY. He m. Cynthia E. HILLS in Homer, Cortland Co., NY, 1814/5. Their son, my great-grandfather David Hills WHITNEY, b. 21 May 1816 Homer, NY, m. Ruth Marie TRUESDELL. My grandmother Clarissa McClara WHITNEY, b. 15 Aug 1845, Owego, NY, m. David Morrison RICE on 14 Feb 1864.

Treva B. Johnson

WHITNEY, Joshua, m. Ruth WILLIAMS, and had sons Elhabad and Joshua b. 5 Jul 1746, Douglas, MA. Who were his parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Joshua B. had a registered "ear mark" for his cattle in Granville, NY in 1793 (per Washington Co. genweb project). Can anyone provide info on decendants/ancestry of this Joshua B. Whitney?

Colleen Knights

WHITNEY, Lanora J. (also known as Nora), probably b. 18 Apr 1877, d. 17 Jul 1904, m. about 1894, C. H. ROBINSON probably either in Chicago or Bloomington, IL and lived in Bloomington IL. We believe she had a sister Ida STEVENS - but do not know whether STEVENS was her maiden or married name. Lanora was probably the daughter of Byron L. WHITNEY, b. 5 Jul 1848. She was my grandmother. Any information wanted. Will share.

John E Fischer

WHITNEY, Lemuel Lech, would like to correspond with any relatives.

Janet Duffield

WHITNEY, Lewis J., b. 1867, NY, d. 14 Sep 1912, NY, age 45 years, m. 3 May 1888, NY, Florence A. CHASE. There children were all born in NY, as follows: Jefferson L., b. 14 Sep 1889; Deforest B., b. 17 Aug 1891; James Leon, b. 4 Jun 1893; William C., b. 21 Aug 1895; Oliver W., b.8 Oct 1897; Grace Mae, b. 11 May 1899. Who were the parents, birth date, and birth place of Lewis J.?

Sheila Stratton-Peel

WHITNEY, Lois Ann, b. 1831-1833, NY, parentage unknown (but her father was born in MA, her mother in VT), was my great-grandmother. She married Charles A. DARLING, b. 1822, NY. They came to MI (first census that I know for sure) 1850. Had 5 children: Elzora, Herbert, Elmer, Edgar and Alma. If anyone can help me, it sure would be appreciated. I am throughly stuck.


WHITNEY, Lovet P., b. ca. 1808, SC, d. 1886, Iron Co., MO, m. Butler Co., KY, 1828, Marion HUDGENS/HUGGINS/etc.. He lived in Muhlenburg Co., KY, then Warrick Co., IN, then Pike Co., IN, and finally Iron Co., MO. Who were his parents? His mother's name was Sarah. This was found on a marriage permission in Butler Co., KY, for Lovet P. and for his brother Simon WHITNEY, to Patsy ARANDELL in 1825. Sarah later married a Joseph HARDGROVE. I have spouses (and some children) for all of Lovet's children with the exception of Elizabeth J. and Lydia Emaline. A friend found church records in Spurgeon, IN, which indicated Lydia ran off with a married man.

Penelope Woodford

WHITNEY, Lucinda, of Bradford Co, PA, m.(1) John GAMBLE, Jr., who was b. 12 Sep 1777, Ireland. They lived in Bradford Co., PA, but moved first to Green Co., OH, and then to Jefferson Co., MO, he d. in 1828 and is buried in Bradford Co., PA. John and Lucinda are believed to have the following children Julian or Justus, Elizabeth, Joseph Reid, Archibald Miner, John Kennedy. Then she m.(2) Michael McKEE, Jr. in Jefferson Co., MO. Children with Michael McKee, Sr., were Olive, and Seth Whitney. Lucinda Whitney was born in Connecticut in about 1796. She was the daughter of Jonathan and Olive (Cady)Whitney. Lucinda Whitney Gamble McKee died in Jefferson Co., MO February, 1846. We now have proof of her parentage verified by her fathers will. We know that Lucinda aka Lucina is the mother of the two McKee children but cannot verify if she is the mother of the Gamble children. It is is widely held in the Gamble family that Mary "Polly" Reid Gamble, first wife of John Gamble, Jr. is the mother of these children. I would appreciate any info.

Linda Goodell

WHITNEY, Lucy, b. ca 1790, m. ca 1810 to John CHAMBERLAIN. She is tentatively associated with the towns of Buxton or Standish, ME, and he with the towns of Saco and Brownfield, ME. He died Feb. 2, 1859, and Lucy June 18, 1871. Seeking parents/info. All help or hints as to where to look will be greatly appreciated. I have only a long-dead relative's hand-written, undocumented note to go by.

Donna Whitehead

WHITNEY, Lydia, m. 17 Aug 1744, Concord, MA, Samuel KINNEY. Who were her parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Lydia7, b. 27 Jul 1792, Harvard, MA, daughter of Enoch6 and Hannah (DAVIS) WHITNEY [David5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1], m. 22 Oct 1810, Harvard, MA, Samuel FARNSWORTH, b. 1788, Harvard, MA, d. 1846, Harvard, MA, son of Ebenezer and Martha (HALE) FARNSWORTH. Who were their children?

Ozzi Purdy

WHITNEY, Martha or Mary, m. W. CAMPBELL, and had daughter Charlotte, b. 1843, OH. When and where was she born, and who were her parents? Where in Ohio did they live?


WHITNEY, Mary, from New York, m. Jonathan NICHOLS, bef. 1822, and had a daughter Eleanor NICHOLS born on Oct.24, 1822, Collins, Erie Co., NY, who married, 25 Dec 1843, Squire COGSWELL of Monroe (near White Plains), NY, in 1842.

Pamela Wojahn

WHITNEY, Mary Fidelia, b.5 Jan 1862, in Darien, CT, d. 3 Apr 1936, in Adams, MA. She was married to my great-grandfather, Paul STRANGE, in Marysville, KS. Any help would be appreciated.


WHITNEY, Mary Whiting, m. William Stearns LOCKE. I am looking for descendants.

Jerry Harrison

WHITNEY, Mason6 (1765-after 1833), m. Dolly RAWSON. I would like information on descendants. What I know is:

Mason6 WHITNEY (1765-after 1833), m. Dolly RAWSON.

Erastus7 WHITNEY (1797-1854), m. Betsey CHADWICK.
William Marcellus8 WHITNEY (1827-1905), m. Ida DROUGHT.
Grace Nadine9 WHITNEY (1887- ), m. ----- ROGERS.
Beatrice Nadine ROGERS (1909- ).
Betsey or Bessie9 WHITNEY (1889- ).
Hazel Dell9 WHITNEY (1892- ).
Seymour Murray8 WHITNEY, m. Sarah Jane BARRY. I know lots about their descendants.
Marion Helen8 WHITNEY (1831-1881), m. 1857, Ambrose TAGGART.
Estelle TAGGART.
Harriet Maria8 WHITNEY, m. William Seymour BURHANS. They had lots of descendants named WAGONER, ROWELL, HARRIS, and BURHANS.
Anne Eliza8 WHITNEY, m. Martin Ellis ALDRICH. They had lots of descendants named ALDRICH, NELSON, SMART, WHITTAKER, ALT, COOLIDGE, and BRANDT.
George Erastus8 WHITNEY, m. Gertrude CAPEN and lived in Augusta, Georgia.
Harriet7 WHITNEY, m. ----- KNAPP.
Maria7 WHITNEY, m. Isaac WELLS.
Chauncey7 WHITNEY.
unknown7 WHITNEY.
Barry Whitney

WHITNEY, Minerva (-----), b. ca. 1810, SC. On the 1850 Walker Co., AL, census is found:

305/75 Thomas L. REED 36 M Farmer TN

Minerva 40 F SC
Margarett 6 F AL
Reuben C 5 M AL
Mary A R 2 F AL
Jim Polk 11/12 M AL
Marien WHITNEY 21 M AL
Syanah A. WHITNEY 17 F AL
Elizabeth WHITNEY 15 F AL
Elhannan WHITNEY (my line) 12 M AL
Marional WHITNEY 11M Farmer AL

I have found other records stating these WHITNEY's were born in OHIO. Family history goes that they were kin to Eli WHITNEY, but of course that may be folklore. Is the Minerva REED listed their mother that has remarried and had a new family? I have never been able to find out any info on this WHITNEY line. Please help.


WHITNEY, Nancy, married my 4th ggrandfather Elijah JACKSON July 30, 1828, in Burke County, NC. I believe that Nancy may have been the dau. of Ransom WHITNEY, however I have not been able to connect her yet. I have the copy of her marriage bond from Burke Co., NC. Elijah and Nancy had a son in Burke Co., in 1830, James Henry JACKSON who served in the CW. They also had a son in KY, John A. JACKSON, b. abt. 1842. This is all I have on them at this time. I lost them on census about the same time I lost Ransom in 1840.

Karen K. Jackson - Hazley

WHITNEY, Nathan, Jr., appears in the 1830 Census of Ohio, Seneca Co., Thompson Twp., p. 140. Does anyone have information on him?

Laurie A. Skillern

WHITNEY, Rev. Nathan, had daughter Rose/Rosetta, b. 1859, d. 1922, PA. I need all data on him and his spouse, name unknown, including their ancestry.


WHITNEY, Omer Lloyd, b. 26 Jul 1902, d. 2 May 1952. He is buried in Miltonvale, KS. He married Ina KAISER. There were 11 children born. 6 daughters and 1 son are still living, I have been told. John Paul, b. 6 April 1937 and Norman Floyd, b. 8 June 1939, also died 2 May 1952, supposably in a plane crash, I have not been able to find anything on this though. There was also a Lloyd Whitney, Jr., b. 28 May 1925, d. June 1979 in Miltonvale, KS. Lloyd had two children, that I have found: Keith and a daughter. Any help would be appreciated. Omer's parents were Lee E. & Mable G. ? Whitney. Omer had a sister named Inda Gladys, b. abt. 1904, two brothers, Lee Ray, b. abt. 1907, and Kenneth E., b. abt. 1910. Mable was born in Iowa, but Lee, Omer, Inda, Lee Ray, & Kenneth were born in KS. They lived in Republic Co., KS in 1910 per the KS 1910 census.


WHITNEY, Peter, Sr., d. 1837, Ft. Ann, Washington Co., NY, where he is buried. He m.(1) Betsy -----, who is also buried in Ft. Ann. He m.(2) Mary/Polly -----, who is buried in East Troy, Walworth Co., WI. There were six children, the oldest being Throop Barney WHITNEY, and the youngest Peter WHITNEY, Jr.. What were the maiden names of the wives, and who were the parents of Peter?

Mary Hoeve

WHITNEY, Rhoda, baptised April 30, 1769, S. Salem Presbyterian Church, Westchester Co., NY, dau. of John and Rebecca (MOREHOUSE) WHITNEY was married to Sylvanus KEELER or Nehemiah HUBBELL. Phoenix claims she was married to Sylvanus KEELER and the Hubbell Genealogy, Additions and Revisions (1995), claims she was married to Nehemiah HUBBELL. I can find no proof of either.

Nehemiah HUBBELL was baptised in the same church in 1760. He was living in Ft. Ann, Washington Co. , NY with wife and 2 sons under 16 and two dau. under 16 in the 1790 census. One son John named a child Whitney, b. 1820 and he had a son Ezra Whitney HUBBELL, b. 1841. I am a descendent of Nehemiah HUBBELL and would like proof one way or another who married Rhoda WHITNEY.

I tried to get a will for her father John WHITNEY who died in Henderson, NY in 1831 at age 85. The wills began in 1833 according to the will indexes at the Watertown Public Library and he died in 1831. I also wrote the DAR and no help there either.

If anyone can help me I would be more than grateful. This has been bothering me for years.

Fran Rusch

WHITNEY, Royal J., b. ca. 1800, from Ossining, NY, possibly brother of Russel WHITNEY. Probably they were originally from MA or VT. I am also interested in any other occurrences of this name.

Sherrill Madden

WHITNEY, Russell, b. 1801, m. Billicent (HURLEY?) and settled in Madrid, NY. Children: Royal Edwin, b. 1828, Horace Edwin, b. 1827, Samuel N., b. 1833, and Catherine Hurley, b. 1840, all in St. Lawrence County (Madrid, Morley, Canton, Lisbon), NY. Russell ~I believe~ was born in VT and Billicent in MA. Russell was a farmer. Upon adulthood Royal Edwin and parents moved to Lockport, Niagara County, NY where he was a Justice of the Peace and war veteran. I believe that ROYAL is a family surname and hope someone else has his branch of the family tree.

Sherrill Madden

WHITNEY, Ruth Ann, b. 1858, PA, d. 1902, m. William WATSON, b. 1853, d. about 1906. In the 1900 Census, they lived in Hopewell Borough, Bedford Co., PA. Seeking info. on where in Wales Ruth Ann WHITNEY came from, father and mother (both born in Wales), and any other family history.

Ronald Weaver

WHITNEY, Samuel, b. ca. 1747, d. 12 Apr 1842, Lancaster, MA, aged 95 years. Who were his parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Samuel, son of Jeremiah and Mary (GIBSON) WHITNEY, died 8 Mar 1859 in Barren Co., Kentucky. At the time of death he was a widower. Any information on wife and/or children?


WHITNEY, Sarah, m. 19 Dec 1741, Harvard, MA, John PRIEST. Who were her parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Sarah, m. 16 Jan 1782 Hancock, Berkshire Co., MA, to Solomon BAKER, b. 1752 Canterbury, CT, a Rev. War vet. Solomon and Sarah moved to Granville, Washington Co., NY before 1790. They had 7 children, which only 6 are known to me. They are: Psyche (1785-1786); Solomon, Jr. (1792-1845); Stephen (1789-1843); Isaac W. (1792-1852) a twin to Solomon Jr.; Ira (1794-1875); and William Edwin who d. 1828. Sarah either died before 1831 or she was divorced from Solomon before 1831, as he remarried in 1831 Hartford, CT to a Nancy Thorn. I have no further information on Sarah. Who were her parents, and when and where was she born?

Melinda Cornwell

WHITNEY, Silas, b. possibly Drew Co., AR, fought in the Civil War, and m. Mary Ann Elizabeth Casan Olvazina JOHNSON. He d. Jan 1897 in Greenville, Hunt Co., TX. They had Caledonia, b. 1875, AR, and James Eliphalet "Fay", b. 1880, TX. Where and when was he born, and who were his parents?


WHITNEY, Solomon, d. 18 Nov 1750, in Hospital, after escaping from the Indians. Who were his parents?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, Susan, m. 23 Jul 1829, Allen Co., KY, Thomas HARSTON . Could this be Susannah, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary (GIBSON) WHITNEY?


WHITNEY, Walter, b. say 1850-1860, of Blaina, Monmouthshire, Wales. He had a larger family of 12 or 13, mostly girls, including Edward Abia WHITNEY, born about 1910, my grandfather. He was a miner and married twice. My mother was from his first wife. Gilbert WHITNEY, from the second family, did some research for an Australian(?) WHITNEY who wanted it for a book (which he is now apparently seeking to update). I've spoken to Gilbert a couple of times in the past but I'm not really up to date with him. I don't know how far back he was able to go. Wanted, any further information on this family.

Malcolm Bebb

WHITNEY, Willard, appears in the 1830 Census of Ohio, Seneca Co., Thompson Twp., p. 141. Does anyone have information on him?

Laurie A. Skillern

WHITNEY, William, m. Sarah -----, and had the following children:

i. John bp. 15 May 1743, Lancaster, MA, no further record.
ii. Esther, b. ca. 1743, d. 27 Dec 1831, Sterling, MA, aged 88 years; m. 10 Sep 1781, Princeton, MA, William THOMAS.
iii. Mary, b. say 1748, d. said 1801 (source unknown), m. 25 Apr 1771, Lancaster, Joseph WHITAKER.
iv. Sarah, b. said 1751, d. said 1791 (source unknown), m. 8 Oct 1772, Lancaster, Samuel MASON.

Who were William's parents? What was Sarah's maiden name?

Robert L. Ward

WHITNEY, William, of London, England came over as a British soldier (Rev. War) to Canada. He would have been born around 1760, lived to be 110 years old and had a daughter, Mary Anne. They settled at the mouth of the Humber River on Mimico Point outside of Toronto. His daughter married my ggrandfather Henry Jackson who took discharge in Canada and ran the Olde Peacock Inne on Dundas Street in Toronto. Any connection most welcome.

Dean Jackson

WHITNEY, William, born ca. 1793, or thereabouts, m. Sarah (COMPTON) ELLENDER (born circa 1792-1795), the daughter of Joseph COMPTON and Anna VENDOOSEN/VANDEUSEN of New York, and widow of Joseph ELLENDER of Ohio. They were in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, and eventually moved to Thibodeaux, Lafayette Parish, LA. They had children George Washington b. 8 Oct 1819, William, and Louise. Want any information on him or his parents.

Patty Whitney Gravois

WHITNEY, William, appears in the 1830 Census of Ohio, Seneca Co., Thompson Twp., p. 141. Does anyone have information on him?

Laurie A. Skillern

WHITNEY, William, b. in the late 1800s in Buffalo or DePew, NY, m. Sophie -----. They had a daughter Martha WHITNEY, b. say 1910, Buffalo or DePew, NY, d. 1960s, Detroit, MI, m. Herbert OSMAN (d. 1980s, Detroit, MI). William and Sophie also had a son, Gus WHITNEY, m. Elenor CONLY.

Karen Nugier

WHITNEY, William, d. 1972 at age 72-76(?). He married Helene YENNY or YENNEY and had 3 daughters, Jean, Sally and Carol. Any information on their family line would be most appreciated.

Diane Draper

WHITNEY, William H., b. ca. 1844, Watertown, MA, m. Mary A. GIDDINGS, and had son Henry Burley WHITNEY, b. 5 Jan 1875, Providence, RI. Who were his parents?

Ann Mathewson

WHITNEY, William Marcellus7 (Erastus6, Mason5, Micah4, James3, Jonathan</2>, John1), b. March 18, 1827, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY, d. July 25, 1905, m. Ida DROUGHT. They had the forllowing children: Grace Nadine, b. May 3, 1887, m. ----- ROGERS, April 22, 1908 (and had Beatrice Nadine ROGERS, b. June 14, 1909); Betsey, b. May 27, 1889; and Hazel Dell, b. March 23, 1892. Does anyone know of any descendants of these folks?

Barry Whitney

WHITNEY, Zachariah, b. May 17, 1851 at Pentwynmawr Clydach Iron Works, Llanelly, Crickhowell Parish, co. Brecon, Wales, son of Zachariah Walter WHITNEY, who emigrated to the United States in 1853, settling in Danville, PA, later in Six Mile Run, PA. The father married Caroline CROSS. The son m. Loretta HORTON, date and place unknown. First child on record: Ebbeline, b. 14 Oct 1877. Wanted: any further data on this family.

Barbara Lautherboren


WHITNEY, Arthur E., b. Weston, MA, m. Annie C. SMITH, b. Fitchburg, MA, were my great-grandparents. Their son John Smith WHITNEY is my grandfather, he was born 24 May 1889 in Fitchburg, Mass. However his birth certificate reads--No Name Male WHITNEY. Their daughter Grace Myrtle WHITNEY was born 24 Apr 1893. Any information would be appreciated.

Beverly Hanner

ANSWER: "I have found proof that Arthur Eugene WHITNEY is in fact my Great Grandfather. I am sending you a copy of his birth certificate if for any reason you may need to see it." [It states Arthur Eugene WHITNEY was son of Adam and Mary Ann (-----) WHITNEY, which suffices to identify him as Arthur Eugene9 WHITNEY (Adam8, Jonathan7, Jonathan6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1).--RLW] Bev Hanner

WHITNEY, Benjamin, b. 17 Sep 1796, possibly in Westminster, MA, d. 19 Jan 1873, Fitchburg, MA, m. 6 May 1824, Ashby, MA, Mehitable WHITCOMB, daughter of Jonah and Mehitable (DABY) WHITCOMB, b. 23 Oct 1797, Ashby, MA, d. 27 Mar 1881. Six children: Lusana, Lysander, Mary Ann, John, Alonzo, and Sidney, all born in Fitchburg, MA. His father may have been one John WHITNEY, possibly of Westminster. Searching for parents and siblings of Benjamin.

Jeanne (Whitney) Muse

ANSWER: Harry Whitney supplied the following: I had in my hands the original documents confirming that Abner Whitney & Elizabeth (GLAZIER) WHITNEY, m. May 14, 1770 (1st), d. Jan 16, 1794, m. Levina (GLAZIER) WARD, April 22, 1779 (2nd), Elizabeth's sister, d. Jul 23, 1838. Children:

i. Oliver, b. Dec 8, 1770 d. June 24, 1794, unm.
ii. JOHN, b. July 28, 1772; m. Susannah Smith
iii. Levi, b. Jan 1, 1777; m. Rebecca Warren
iv. Jonas W., b. April 22, 1780
v. Joseph G., b. June 22, 1783
vi. Elizabeth, b. Aug 2, 1785
vii. Dolly, b. Oct 26 1791
viii. Abel, b. May 14, 1793 d. April 28, 1852 unm.

John Whitney, b. Jul 28, 1772, m. Susannah (Smith) Whitney, February 4, 1796. Children:- "{| | align=right | i. | Benjamin, b. Sept 17, 1796 |} and you have the correct information on Benjamin of his family hence: This should put your pieces together here. The Information above was obtained from the Archives of the Town of Westminster, MA, County of Northern Worcester, Records of Marriages, Births and Deaths, 1738 - 1845.

WHITNEY, Charles, b. ca. Feb 1732, m. 14 Jul 1753, Acton, MA, Rebeckah WOOD. Who were his parents?

Robert L. Ward

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following:

WHITNEY, Charles, was son of Deacon Joshua4 and Zerviah (-----) WHITNEY [Richard3, Richard2, John1]. This is established by Middlesex County land records, 72:21 and 73:446.

WHITNEY, Cyrus P., was the original surveyor of the Adirondack State Park, and lived in the mid-1800's. Among his relatives or descedants are a Charles WHITNEY who apparently died in World War I, and Walter WHITNEY of Malone, NY, my grandfather, who m. Matty IRISH. My father Robert W. WHITNEY, also of Malone, NY, was born in 1927. Looking for more information about these people.

Evan T. Whitney

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Cyrus P. WHITNEY is undoubtedly the one listed as #4580 in Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, p. 499.

He was b. 12 Feb 1843, Dickenson, NY, son of Peter7 and Laura (FARR) WHITNEY [Israel6, Jonas5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]. He m. 3 Sep 1865, Cynthia L. DAVENPORT, b. 9 May 1838. In 1895 they resided in Malone, NY. Their children are given as:

i. Eva Maria, b. 15 Nov 1866.
ii. Charles Leonard, b. 5 May 1868.
iii. Carl Cushing, b. 24 Feb 1873; d. 10 May 1876.
iv. Floy Fisk, b. 20 Jul 1877.

On p. 625, Charles Leonard9 WHITNEY is treated. He m. 14 Feb 1893, Mattie E. IRISH. They had a son Gifford Irish WHITNEY, b. 24 Mar 1894.

WHITNEY, Daniel, m. 3 Jan 1782, Douglas, MA, Eunice MARSH, he being called "of Chesterfield." The History of Chesterfield [Cheshire Co., NH], by Oran E. Randall, (1882) mentions Daniel and Eunice Whitney as having four children, Adolphus, b. Dec. 13, 1782, d. 1785; George, b. Jan 11, 1785; Vashni, b. June 3, 1788; and Calvin, b. Aug 23, 1790. It says the name is not found after 1794. Who were his parents, and when and where was he born?

Robert L. Ward

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Daniel WHITNEY is #1314 in Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, p. 106. This identification is based on the fact that his father's family lived in Douglas, MA.

WHITNEY, Edward, b. ca. 1828, m. Adeline BALCH or BOCHE, and resided in Hartland, VT. They had son William Melville WHITNEY, b. 1858, Sandgate or Sunderland, VT, resided in Granville, NY. Who were his parents?

Diana Frazer and Colleen Knights

ANSWER: Colleen Knights supplied the following: Edward WHITNEY was a son of Adolphus and Martha (POWERS) WHITNEY, and grandson of Benjamin and Jerusha (BROCKWAY) WHITNEY (see above!).

WHITNEY, Emory, m. Lydia LOCKE. I am looking for descendants.

Jerry Harrison

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Emory WHITNEY is #2487 in Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, p. 325. His son is continued on pages 513-514, and a grandson on page 628.

WHITNEY, Ezra Slack. I am trying to locate information on him and his ancestry. He was b. 1808, married to Lydia DUTCHER. They were parents of Henry Edward WHITNEY d. 1896, married to Helen Camden LESTER. They were parents of Louise Hunt (b. Brooklyn, NY), Richard, Josephine, Helen, and Harold WHITNEY.

Laurie McL.

ANSWER: Jon Aston supplied the following: Ezra Slack WHITNEY is #5458 in Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, pp. 551-552.

WHITNEY, George, b. ca. 1796, d. ca. 1888, m. Sarah WOODS, b. ca. 1796, d. ca. 1888. They lived in New York state, and her father was a Union general. Their children were: Al, Minnie, Sybll, Reance, Tillard, twin boys Hiriam and and Miriam, and Reuben Henry, b. abt. 1852, d. 1936. Checked Pierce and also the database with no luck (unless I missed something).

Ron and Roxie Whitney

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: The 1880 Census of Center Township, Monona Co., IA, shows:

George WHITNEY Self M M W 63 CT Farmer CT CT
Sarah WHITNEY Wife M F W 56 NY Keeping House VT NY
George T. WHITNEY Son S M W 27 MI NY CT
Rubin H. WHITNEY Son S M W 25 MI NY CT
Sible A. WHITNEY Dau S F W 18 MI NY CT
Charley CRISLY Son S M W 17 IA IA IA

Thus George was born about 1817 in Connecticut. There was a George W.7 WHITNEY, son of Shubael6 and Sally (MITCHELL) WHITNEY [Asa5, Joshua4, William3, Joshua2, John1], born 23 Mar 1816, Groton, CT, who may be this man. Where they lived in New York is a question.

WHITNEY, George Harlow8, b. 11 Mar 1805, son of Benjamin7 and Sibyl (BLAKE) WHITNEY (Eli6, Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1). Does anyone have information on his children?

Colleen Knights

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: According to the LDS International Genealogical Index, George Harlow Whitney died 13 Oct 1884, and married Eveline TYLER (b. 1817, d. 16 Dec 1884). He appears in the 1880 Census in Milford, Hillsborough Co., NH:

George H. WHITNEY Self M M W 75 MA Wood Turner MA MA
Eveline T. WHITNEY Wife M F W 63 NH Keeping House MA NH

There is record of one child:

i. Henrietta E. F. WHITNEY, b. 12 Jun 1845, Grafton, MA, d. 17 Jun 1855.

WHITNEY, Guilford, m. Anna LOCKE. I am looking for descendants.

Jerry Harrison

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Guilford WHITNEY is #1844 in Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, pages 256-257. His sons are continued on page 441.

WHITNEY, Irem, m. Marilla S. -----, and had daughter Melendy WHITNEY, who married 3 Oct 1857, Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., WI, Thomas G. FENTON. They are on the 1860 census with a son Irem born about 1858, in Brillion, Calumet Co., WI. Melendy died 14 Nov. 1870, where I don't know. After she died Thomas remarried a Mary Ann DOBSON. I found this out from Thomas's Civil War records when his second wife applied for pension, 4 July 1893, after Thomas died in Portland, OR, 21 May 1886. This is all I know of her. I know my FENTON lived in St. Lawrence Co., NY, before coming to WI. They lived in the town of Canton in the 1840's. Did Thomas and her go back out there? Did she die there? Her mother says she was with her daughter at the time of death. What ever happened to their son? I have not found him any more than on the one census.

Linda Sue Cox Wildes

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: According to the LDS International Genealogical Index, Hiram WHITNEY, b. ca. 1809, d. ca. 1869, Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY, married on 9 Feb 1831, Madrid, Marilla MILLER, b. 29 Sep 1811, Washington, MA, d. Oct 1896, daughter of Deodatus and Eunice (CRANE) MILLER. The 1880 Census of Lisbon, St. Lawrence Co., NY, shows:

Hiram WHITNEY Self M M W 71 NY Farmer VT VT
Marilla WHITNEY Wife M F W 68 MA Keeping House MA MA
Laura MCKEE Dau W F W 46 NY Tayloress NY MA

Thus the above report of his death about 1869 was premature. Also the LDS Pedigree Resource File lists the following children for them:

i. Laura WHITNEY, b. 9 Feb 1834, d. 9 Apr 1899, Morley, NY; m. Joseph McKEE.
ii. Malinda WHITNEY, b. 27 Sep 1835; m. 1860, Thomas FENTON.
iii. Mary Jane WHITNEY, b. 2 Jul 1837, d. 1902; m. 1858, William


iv. Drayton WHITNEY, b. 27 Sep 1839.
v. Isaac H. WHITNEY, b. 3 Jun 1844; m. 23 Nov 1863, Emma HANNA.
vi. Alvina WHITNEY, b. 27 May 1845, d. 1848.

The LDS International Genealogical Index shows Drayton M. WHITNEY, m. 3 Mar 1863, Brantwood, Price Co., WI, Charlotte CLEVELAND, who is likely the son mentioned above.

Thomas and Melinda (WHITNEY) FENTON are assigned the following three children in the LDS Pedigree Resource File: Worthington, Fayette, and Eva. I found him with his second wife in the 1880 Census of Klickitat Co., Washington:

Thomas FENTON Self M M W 50 NY Farmer MA CAN
Mary A. FENTON Wife M F W 37 CAN Keeping House --- ---
Fayette FENTON Son M W 17 WI At Home NY CAN

In the next household was the son:

Hiram W. FENTON Self S M W 21 WI Farmer NY CAN

My guess is that Hiram W. FENTON and Worthington FENTON were one and the same.

WHITNEY, J. A., of Leominster, MA. I am searching for information regarding a baby carriage I used to play with at my grandparents house. I have the carriage and wish to restore it and would like to find an original picture of it. The tag on the bottom says "J. A. WHITNEY, Leominster, Mass."


ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: The name of the company who manufactured baby carriages in Leominster, MA, was the F. A. Whitney Co. (not J. A.). It was formed by Francis Austin Whitney and Francis Wolfe Whitney, a pair of cousins. There is a discussion of the company, and pictures of some of its carriages online, as well as two pictures of their plant, dated 1888 and 1923.

WHITNEY, Jabez, b. ca. 1769, m. Elizabeth -----, b. ca. 1762, resided in Orange, MA, 1790-1800s. Who were his parents?

Fern Whiteley

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Jabez WHITNEY was baptized 20 Dec 1767, Roxbury, MA, son of Jacob and Rachel (WHITING) WHITNEY.

WHITNEY, Jabez, b. 22 Mar 1780, ME, d. 1839, m. Abigail Milk WHEELER, d. 1839, Adams Co., IL. They resided in North Yarmouth, ME. Children: Joseph I., Lydia, Thankful, Lucinda, Mary, Ann, John, Ebsey, and Miranda.

Karen Trovat

ANSWER: Mike Poston supplied the following: Jabez WHITNEY was son of Phineas5 and Anna (MORTON) WHITNEY [Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1]. A discussion of the problem and solution are available on-line.

WHITNEY, Joseph, son of Lemuel and Thankful (GRIFFITH) WHITNEY, b. 1786, VT, d. 1855, Clinton Co., NY, m. Orinda STAFFORD. The only child I know about is Lemuel Griffith WHITNEY, b. 1812, Vermont, d. 1859, Clinton Co., NY, m. Catherine CONROW. I am looking for information on other children of Joseph.

Virginia Smith

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Joseph WHITNEY is #1889 in Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, p. 262.

WHITNEY, Lucy, "of Canaan", m. 16 Jun 1755, Bolton, CT, Jonathan DARTE "of Bolton" (b. 10 Jan 1732/3). I have no birthdate for her or death dates for either of them. Their children were: Timothy, b. 1756, m. Margaret TAYLOR, 1776; Jonathan, b. 1758, m. Susannah SMITH, 1783; Lucy, b. 1760; Asahel, b. 1762; Levi, b. 1764, m. Eliz. UTLEY, 1790; Abiel, b. 1766, m. Hoppe FOX, 1795; Aaron, b. 1768, m. Sarah BISSELL; Daniel, b. 1769; Amos, bapt. 1771; Mabel, bapt. 1773; Joshua, bapt. 1777. I am trying to determine the identity of the parents/siblings of Lucy (WHITNEY) DARTE. If anyone has connections here, please let me know.

Marti Dart

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: I think your Lucy WHITNEY must be the same as Lucy5 WHITNEY, dau. of Joshua4 and Anne/Anna (BLODGETT) WHITNEY [William3, Joshua2, John1], b. 28 Apr 1739, recorded in Preston, CT (Vital Records 2:31) and also in Tolland, CT (Vital Records 1:134).

WHITNEY, Lydia, b. 6 Sep 1793, d. after 1880 [U.S. Census], m. James LOCKE, b. 18 May 1790, Thetford, VT. Lydia and James moved to Wellsboro, Tioga, PA. James had been a silversmith in VT and became a gunsmith in Wellsboro. They had Lydia, James Kimball, Harriet, Daniel, Samuel, Perrin, Merrill, Susan M., Mary E., Charles, Nancy and Agnes. Did any of the children survive to adulthood, marry and have children? Who were her parents? When did she die?

Jerry Harrison

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Lydia7 WHITNEY was born in Gilsum, NH, daughter of Samuel6 and Mary6 (WHITNEY) WHITNEY [Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]. She died 25 Jan 1887, Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA. Of the children, Lydia Whitney LOCKE married Phineas VAN HORN, Harriet LOCKE married Sylvester KELLEY, and Daniel LOCKE married Clarissa WRIGHT. At least Merrill and Mary E. LOCKE lived to adulthood, too.

WHITNEY, Mantle or Manville, b. ca. 1863, PA or NY, d. 1941, Port Angeles, WA, m. ca. 1887, in PA, Mary FULLER. They had: Bert (moved to Iosco Co., MI), Irwin (b. 1888, PA, moved to Wayne Co., MI), Lewis (b. 1892, NY), Norman (b. 1896, NY, moved to TX), and Robert (b. 1901, NY, moved to Wayne Co., MI). In 1920, the sons were in MI. Looking for his parents.


ANSWER: Becky Myers supplied the following: I have now obtained a death certificate for Bernice WHITNEY. It shows his father as John WHITNEY of New York, and his mother, Emma PAIN of Pennsylvania. Bernice was born in Buffalo, NY Aug 18, 1866 and died in Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co, WA on Jan 13, 1936. Bernice was married to Lillian Matilda CRANDALL who was born about 1865 in Cherry Creek, NY and died Sept 11, 1914 in Castle Rock, WA. Bernice also had a sister and a brother listed as living in his obituary. His sister was May WHITNEY SNOW and his brother, C. M. WHITNEY of Port Angeles, WA. A cousin said he went by the name of "Mentle". I do not know if there were other siblings.

Ken Whitney supplied the following: John A. WHITNEY was a Civil War verteran. His pension application and that of his widow reveal that he was born 3 Feb 1840 in Howard, Steuben Co., NY, and married firstly in Nov 1861 Emeline "PAGE".

The 1850 Census of Independence, Allegany Co., NY, shows John WHITNEY, age 8, in the family of his apparent parents, William WHITNEY, age 38, b. NY, and Clarinda, age 36, b. NY, along with several siblings. Ken Whitney reports her maiden name as Clarinda DOLLY, but the LDS Ancestral File calls her Clarinda DAWLEY, daughter of Christopher and Lavina (-----) DAWLEY.

WHITNEY, Margaret, probably b. ca. 1800, m. ca. 1825, Ebenezer BEAL of Bowdoinham, ME. He had married firstly, Mary BAKER. Since Ebenezer didn't seem to travel much, she should have been from the Bowdoinham/Bath area. My hypothesis is that Ebenezer and Margaret had children, including one Martin E. BEAL, my gggfather. My problem is that from the available census records, there is nothing connecting the two families. Another BEAL researcher is descended from Ebenezer's first wife, Mary BAKER. They believe also that Ebenezer married Margaret, but they do not know about children of that marriage. I hope to find eventually either a will or land record connecting either Ebenezer or Margaret to Martin E.

There are several WHITNEY families in the Lincoln and Penobscot county censuses in this period. If you don't know Margaret, I would appreciate it if anyone can say that Margaret was not part of any of those families, and why. I have searched all the WHITNEY data bases and found a few unexplained female children that I cannot eliminate. If anyone has information about the following families please contact me:

Ebenezer WHITNEY and Mehitable, Bowdoin, had: Eleazur, 1785; Robert, 1789; Samuel, 1793; Polly, 1795; Ebenezer, Jr., 1800; Elizabeth, 1801; Rachel, 1804; David, 1807; Thomas, 1810. Benjamin WHITNEY and Mary of Bowdoin, had: Ralph, 1797; Abigail, 1800; Samuel, 1801; Peggy, 1804; Mary, 1805; Diana, 1807; Stover, 1809. Joseph WHITNEY and Betty (PHINNEY) of Gorham had: Peggy, 1796. Some of this information came from: Bowdoin Maine Vital Records to 1892, pub. Maine Historical Society (1944); and Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, p. 62. Can anyone help determine what happened to the daughters listed?

I am looking for proof of the above and any information that is available on Margaret's ancestry.

Martin Roberts

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: It seems extremely likely that Margaret (WHITNEY) BEAL was identical to Peggy6 WHITNEY, born 9 Feb 1804, Bowdoin, ME, daughter of Benjamin5 and Mary (VARNUM) WHITNEY [Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1], on geographical grounds alone. Unfortunately, the vital records of Bowdoin and Bowdoinham show the children of Ebenezer and Margaret (WHITNEY) BEAL to have been:

i. Dianna BEAL, b. 11 Sep 1825, Bowdoinham, ME
ii. Mary Jane BEAL, b. 10 Jun 1832, Bowdoinham, ME
iii. Almira BEAL, b. 25 Oct 1833, Bowdoinham, ME
iv. Robert BEAL, b. 16 Dec 1835, Bowdoinham, ME
v. Eben BEAL, b. 15 Aug 1837, Bowdoinham, ME
vi. Susan Jane BEAL, b. 11 May 1841, Bowdoinham, ME
vii. Elisa Jane G. BEAL, b. 9 Mar 1843, Bowdoinham, ME

Unless Martin E. BEAL was the same as Eben BEAL above, or unless his birth was not recorded with those of the other children, he must belong to a different family.

WHITNEY, Mrs. Mary, m. 30 Jan 1741, Dedham, MA, Samuel MILLER. Was she a widow, and if so, of whom? If not, who were her parents?

Robert L. Ward

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: The vital records of Dedham, MA, calls her Mary WHITTING, not WHITNEY.

WHITNEY, Mary, m. 25 Apr 1771, Lancaster, Worcester, MA, Joseph WHITAKER. He was born 1 Jan 1746 in Lancaster, the son of Joseph WHITAKER and Hannah GUILE. They had a son Whitney WHITAKER, b. 15 Oct 1780, Sterling, MA. He married Eunice RICHARDSON, 27 Mar 1807 and died in Newfane, VT, 19 Apr 1848. Who were her parents?


ANSWER: Margaret Swanson supplied the following: 29 April 1771 Joseph WHITAKER and Mary WHITNEY were "both of Lancaster" when married in Lancaster by Rev. John MELLEN. Intentions recorded 17 Jan. 1771. Lancaster VR Book First Marriage p. 134; Intentions p. 45. 24 Sept. 1782 William WHITNEY deeded 60 acres of land in southerly part of Sterling and 11 acres in Sterling on Holden town line to Joseph WHITAKER. Consideration £400. Worcester Deeds Vol. 87:113, FHL microfilm 843,364. 3 Oct. 1787 William WHITNEY deeded 2 acres of land lying in Holden bounded easterly and northerly on land of Joseph WHITAKER and southerly upon the river. Grantee Joseph WHITAKER. Consideration £1 10s. Recorded 12 March 1788. Worcester Deeds Vol. 103:448. FHL microfilm 0843,371.

15 Aug. 1792 William WHITNEY deeded 35 acres in easterly part of Holden easterly bound of parcel on land of Joseph WHITAKER. Land was deeded for "love and good will to my son Joseph WHITAKER". Worcester Deeds Vol. 115:527. FHL microfilm 844,340

1811 Joseph WHITAKER died in West Boyleston. Historical Memorandum and Genealogical Register of the Town of West Boylston, Massachusetts From its Early Settlement to 1858 Benjamin F. Keyes. Worcester: Spy Printing House 1861 FHL 974.43/W4 D2k page 38 [hereafter Keyes]

9 June 1812 Distribution of the estate of Joseph WHITAKER. Widow Mary and children. Worcester Mass. Probate 1811 Case 65231. FHL microfilm 856, 326

Keyes states p. 38 that William WHITNEY was "one of the early settlers of this town [West Boylston] and resided on premises situated in the northwest part of the town." . . . [However West Boylston was not established until 1808 so I have a feeling that he may have died before the town was actually founded-mps]

For William WHITNEY, see above.

WHITNEY, Mellon, b. 1867, somewhere near Skowhegan, ME, was perhaps son of Josiah WHITNEY. I would like information on their wives. I wonder if they somehow go back to the Joel WHITNEY of Durham and later Phillips, ME.

Nancy Porter

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: According to the Augusta, ME, vital records, Mellen Augustus WHITNEY was born 30 Sep 1862, Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME, son of Josiah F. and Mary (MOORE) WHITNEY. According to the LDS International Genealogical Index, he married Eva Belle JUDKINS on 10 Aug 1892, probably in Solon, Somerset Co., ME, and died 15 Jan 1934 in Springfield, MA. She was born 5 Nov 1868, Athens, Somerset Co., ME, and died 30 Sep 1954, Springfield, MA.

Again according to the LDS International Genealogical Index, Josiah Francis WHITNEY married Mary MOORE on 14 May 1850, in Long Pond, Somerset Co., ME. According to the LDS Pedigree Resource File, she was daughter of John B. and Sally (HOLDEN) MOORE, and he was son of Cyrus WHITNEY. Augusta vital records give Josiah F. WHITNEY's birth date as 23 Mar 1825, but no names of parents, and this was probably recorded when he was an adult, along with the births of his children. His family appears in the 1880 Census of Solon, Somerset Co., ME, and his age is given as 55, born in ME, parents born in ME.

This Cyrus WHITNEY seems certain to be Cyrus6 WHITNEY [Henry5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1], whose wife was Sophia STEARNS.

WHITNEY, Moses, b. England, d. ME, m. Charlotte CROMWELL. Children were James, William, Edward, Samuel, George, Henry L. (b. 6 Apr 1852, Aroostook Co., ME), Annie, Jane, Lucy, and Emma. Wanted: all data on and and parentage of Moses.

John Hrusovszky

ANSWER: Craig Whitney supplied the following: I show a Henry B. as 1 of 10 children of Moses and Charlotte (CROMWELL) WHITNEY. I am descended from this line and have much information. I show their 10 children as James, Sarah Ann, Charlotte Jane, William Parker, Edmund, Samuel, Lucinda, George H., Henry B., and Emma. Moses was b. in Whitney, NB March 4, 1810 to Samuel WHITNEY and Sarah YOUNG. Samuel was b. in Sheffield, NB September 18, 1784 to Ebenezer WHITNEY and Huldah MOOERS. Ebenezer was a pioneer settler of the Mirimichi River region of NB. We don't know where he came from - most indicators point to New England.

WHITNEY, Moses, may have been father of three WHITNEY brothers who married three DOW sisters near Houlton, ME, between 1865 and 1867. Two of the sons were John and Daniel. All three couples made it to Wisconsin where John and his brother settled. Daniel moved on to Missouri. John's son Henry would have been my grandfather. I am seeking to flush out this information and to link to earlier ancestors in Maine. Any help would be appreciated.

Allen Whitney

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Descendants of Ebenezer and Huldah (MOOERS) WHITNEY have sent us information which seems to identify this family. Moses WHITNEY, son of Moses and Esther (SHERWOOD) WHITNEY and grandson of Ebenezer and Huldah (MOOERS) WHITNEY, was born Jan 1812 in Derby, Northumberland Co., NB. He married in 1838, in Hodgdon, ME, Hannah E. OUTHOUSE. In 1870 they lived in Waupaca, WI. Their children were Daniel (m. Julia DOW), John T. (m. Lydia DOW), Phoebe A. (m. Andrew DOW), Permelia (m. Thomas W. NEWMAN), and Edward B. WHITNEY, all born in Maine. The ancestry of Ebenezer WHITNEY is a long-standing problem which is still unsolved.

WHITNEY, Moses W., m. Bernice LOCKE. I am looking for descendants.

Jerry Harrison

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: See #1842 in Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, page 256, and their sons continued on pages 437-440, and their grandsons on pages 597-601.

WHITNEY, Nathan, m. Tabitha LAWRENCE, and another Nathan WHITNEY m. 22 Jan 1752, Stow, MA, Tabitha BENNETT, and still another Nathan WHITNEY m. Sep 1752, Tabitha MERRIAM. One of them lived in Conway, MA. Does anyone have information on any of these families? Which one had a son Ira, b. ca. 1761?

Li Ann Lee

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: "Worcester County, Massachusetts Warnings 1737-1788, p. 8, Bolton: 1765, Aug. 20, WHITNEY, Nathan, w. Tabitha, ch. Asa and Ira, from Stow, April 1." The children of Nathan and Tabitha (BENNETT) WHITNEY are recorded in Conway and Harvard, and the deaths of Nathan and Tabitha in Conway.

WHITNEY, Nathan, b. ca. 1813, ME, moved to Illinois as a young man. Census records list him as a painter but don't know if it's an artist or house painter ... I expect the latter. If you're familiar with any early WHITNEYs from Maine please give me some ideas to proceed.

Lee Dixon

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: This was Nathan6 WHITNEY, born 25 Jul 1812, Phillips, ME, son of Joseph5 and Rebecca (STINCHFIELD) WHITNEY [Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1]. He married on 27 Apr 1837, in Hamilton Co., OH, Mary Jane MOORE, and died 6 Nov 1892, Olney, Richland Co., IL. She was born 22 Dec 1820, Madisonville, Hamilton Co., OH, and died 17 May 1864 in Olney.

WHITNEY, Nathl., m. 18 Apr 1711, Wrentham, MA, Margaret MAN. Who were his parents?

Robert L. Ward

ANSWER: Jeanne Muse supplied the following: "There is a Nathaniel WHITING Jr. shown in the NEHG Register Vol 63 Jan 1909 p93 'They resided in Medway. Three children. (See Whiting Genealogy)'. His parents are listed as Nathaniel WHITING and Margaret MANN."

WHITNEY, Neil Lamont, b. ca. 1815, possibly in Canada, d. in Saginaw, MI. He m. 9 Aug 1833, Markham, York Co., ON, Canada, Mary KILE, b. ca. 1818. At some point they moved to 40-Mile-Creek, Canada (now Grimsby, Ontario, Canada) where their children were born (listed below). While the children were young, the WHITNEY's moved to Port Huron, Michigan, and later to Saginaw, Michigan. Children: Alfrida, b. ca. 1843, Elizabeth, b. ca. 1846, Samuel C., b. ca. 1848, Fares Lamont, b. 23 Oct 1850, John G., b. ca. 1854, Mary I., b. ca. 1856, Neal C., b. ca. 1859. Who were his parents; was he REALLY born in Canada? and etc. Also, would appreciate hearing from anyone who might be connected to this line in any way. I have additional information that I'm willing to share.

Ty Alexander

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: He was son of Peter6 and Mary (LAMONT) WHITNEY [John5, Eliakim4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1]. According to the 1880 Census of Washington, Sanilac Co., MI, he and parents were all born in NY. Since he was then 67 years old, he was born about 1813.

WHITNEY, Newman Abijah John, b. 9 Feb 1875, Kandiyohi County, MN, was my maternal grandfather. He married Eleanor Nell DAUGHERTY who was born 15 Mar 1875 also in Kandiyohi. Any info would be appreciated.

Richard W. McEachin

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Newman WHITNEY appears as a child of 5, born in Minnesota, in the 1880 Census of Green Lake, Kandiyohi Co., MN, as a son in the family of Luther WHITNEY, age 34, born in Canada, parents born in Canada, and wife Alice (-----), age 29, born in Maine, parents born in Maine. According to the LDS International Genealogical Index, his parents were Luther A. and Flora Alice (NOYES) WHITNEY. According to the LDS Pedigree Resource File, Luther WHITNEY was born in Dec 1846 in Canada, and Flora Alice was daughter of Newman and Rebecca (-----) NOYES, born Apr 1851 in Maine. The ancestry of Luther A. WHITNEY is not known to me.

WHITNEY, Orson, b. perhaps 1860s, presumably Greenfield Township, Erie County, PA, d. unknown, m. Elsie GRAHAM. Known child: Arthur WHITNEY, b. Feb 1892, Greenfield Township, Erie County, PA d. May 1964. World Family Tree Volume 3, Tree #2472, listed Orson WHITNEY's father as Aaron Parker WHITNEY, b. Oct. 2, 1815, Pepperell, MA, and his mother as Phyrilla DURKEE, b. Mar. 3, 1820. I would appreciate any information on the above.

Rebecca L. Taccone

ANSWER: Fred F. Whitney, Whitney Genealogy: The Descendants of John Whitney who came from Whitney-on-the-Wye, England, to Pepperell, Mass., to Tunbridge, Vermont. Twelve Generations, 1553-1977 (Rutland, VT: The author, 1977), page 15, shows:

ORSON8 WHITNEY (Aaron P.7, Aaron6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), b. Jan. 4, 1843, No. Tunbridge; d. July 24, 1915; m. (1st) Nov. 8, 1869, Corinth, Emily M. Hanson, b. Feb. 22, 1843, d. Jan. 14, 1875; m. (2nd) Feb. 1, 1876 at So. Royalton, Laura F. Jones, b. May 13, 1851, d. Sept. 11, 1929. Child:
i. Warren S.9, b. Feb. 19, 1877; d. Sept. 19, 1906.

Thus that Orson WHITNEY is a different person, and is eliminated.

Orson and Elsie WHITNEY appear in the 1880 Census, Greenfield Twp., Erie Co., PA. He is age 34, she 29, both born in PA, no parent birthplaces listed. With them is son Walter, age 9, born in PA, parents born in PA. It seems possible that he was the same Orson WHITNEY, born 1846, son of Amasa and Isabella (COURTRIGHT) WHITNEY, born in Bingham Twp., Potter Co., PA, and possibly grandson of Ephraim WHITNEY of Sherburne, Chenango Co., NY.

WHITNEY, Peter5, b. 21 April 1738, Willington, CT, m. 21 Apr 1763, Marcy CASE (b. 15 Aug 1745, Tolland, CT), had a descendant, probably a great-granddaughter, ----- WHITNEY, who was b. 15 Jan 1874 [sic: probably should be 1814 --RLW], and m. Calvin EATON (b. 1809 in Hanover, N.H.). They had a son Horace EATON, b. 1832. in Royalton, VT, d. 1913, m. 1859, Rebecca Phillips BAXTER. Can anyone supply the intervening generations?

Annabel Bixby

ANSWER: Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, p. 206, supplied the intervening generations: Peter6, and Amanda Melvina7, who m. Calvin EATON. Horace was apparently a brother of Amanda Melvina, whose name was changed to EATON at some point.

WHITNEY, Peter, was an officer in the Pioneer Town Site Company, Dawes Co., NE, about 1887. Can anyone say where and when he was born and who his parents were?

Robert L. Ward

ANSWER: Mary Hoeve supplied the following: I have quite a bit of information on him and his brother, Throop. Peter WHITNEY was b. in Ft. Ann, NY, 1832; d. in Omaha, NE; bur. in East Troy, WI. His wife and three of his children who died in infancy also bur. there. Survived by a son and daughter. I have a picture of him circa 1893. His parents were Peter Whitney and second wife, Mary. Peter, Sr., d. 1837, Ft. Ann; bur. in Ft. Ann next to first wife, Betsy. Mary (aka Polly) bur. in East Troy. I have no information on their parents. Your Peter was a land agent for the Chicago Northwestern RR and the town of Whitney, NE is named after him.

WHITNEY, Robert Lawrence, born May 30, 1947, in Georgia we think, is my husband's father. He served in the Navy for a time. He had one family prior to my husband, with two children named Robin (F) and Robert (M). He never married my husband's mom. My husband hasn't seen his dad since he was around 14 y/o. My husbands name is Tracey WHITNEY, b. April 30, 1967. We are also looking for any information on this family line since we know so little about it.

ANSWER: Thanks to John L. Whitney for helping out my husband find his dad..... they had a great reunion over the phone and are planning to get together sometime soon. We can't believe how lucky we were to find Robert so fast, after a week of searching the internet and emailing all the possible Whitney's we could find we finally succeeded.  :-) Thanks again so much, Jennifer Whitney

Jennifer Whitney

Sarah A. WHITNEY married to Thomas A. FENTON on 28 Jan 1848 in Mukwonago, Waukesha Co., WI. She was born 17 Sept. 1828 in Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY, she died 28 Feb. 1892 in Lanark, Portage Co., WI. I don't know her parents. Sarah and Thomas had children Emma, Charles, and Andrew FENTON.

Linda Sue Cox Wildes

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: The 1880 Census of Lanark, Portage Co., WI, shows:

Thomas A. FENTON Self M M W 55 NY Farmer MA MA
Sarah A. FENTON Wife M F W 52 NY Keeps House NY NY
Andy D. FENTON Son S M W 15 WI Laborer NY NY
George E. FENTON Other S M W 52 NY NY NY

Hartwell, John F., The Hartwell Genealogy, Michigan, 1956, shows among the children of William and Sarah (HARTWELL) WHITNEY of Madrid, NY, "Sarah A. WHITNEY, b. 17 Sept. 1829; m. Alton FENTON; went to Manitowoc, Wisconsin."

WHITNEY, Stephen, m. Persis LOCKE. I am looking for descendants.

Jerry Harrison

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: Stephen WHITNEY is #1047 in Frederick Clifton Pierce, Descendants of John Whitney, paged 184-185.

WHITNEY, Willard, born circa 1836, married Clara -----, b. ca. 1839, lived in Corinth, Penobscot Co., ME, in 1870, where they are found in the census with children Ella, b. ca. 1865, and Leland W., b. ca. 1869. Who were his parents, and who was Clara?

Mike Poston

ANSWER: Willard H. WHITNEY and Clara LAWRENCE were married 24 May 1863, Corinna, Penobscot Co., ME, according to the vital records of that town. They appear in the 1880 Census of Kenduskeag, Penobscot Co., ME. Willard H. WHITNEY was aged 43, born in ME, parents both born in ME; Clara WHITNEY was aged 42, born in ME, parents both born in ME; and three children Ellerett (15), Leland W. (11), and Sarah (1).

According to the LDS International Genealogical Index, Willard H.8 WHITNEY was born 14 Jun 1835, East Corinth, Penobscot Co., ME, son of Sewell and Lucy (CRAIG) WHITNEY [Jonathan, (?)Jonathan5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1], and died 1 Dec 1905.

WHITNEY, William K. or T., b. 25 May 1850, m. Ella J. WHITNEY, b. 18 Oct 1851, d. 3 Jun 1923. They had 5 children, namely: Maude, Clayton George, Mary, Earnest, and Mildred. Anybody got a clue about where this guy William comes from? My cousin says he is no relation, but I don't know if I buy that!

Arvey Whitney

ANSWER: Robert L. Ward supplied the following: The 1880 Census of Camden, Lorain Co., OH, shows:

William K. WHITNEY Self M M W 30 OHIO Farmer NY NY
Ella J. WHITNEY Wife M F W 28 OHIO Keeping House NY ...
Calvin WHITNEY Father W M W 65 NY Farm Laborer --- ---

The LDS International Genealogical Index says her maiden name was WHITING, not WHITNEY. His father Calvin WHITNEY is son of John R. and Catherine (SCHOONOVER) WHITNEY. That makes his ancestry William K.9 WHITNEY [Calvin8, John R.7, William6, Thomas5, William4, William3, Joshua2, John1].

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