Family:Whitney, Allen Rogers (1831-1913)

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Allen Rogers8 Whitney (Isaac Davis7, Daniel6, David5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Isaac Davis7 and Melinda (Harding) Whitney, was born 26 Jan 1831, Newburgh, ME, and died 14 Oct 1913, Chicago, IL.

He married, 15 Feb 1857, Waterloo, IA, Mary Louise Isabelle Jenkins. She was born 17 Jul 1831, NY, and died 21 Nov 1897, Cedar Falls, IA.

Children of Allen Rogers8 and Mary Louise Isabelle (Jenkins) Whitney:

i. Flora M.9 Whitney, b. ca. 1853, IA.
ii. Dudley Whitney, b. ca. 1859, IA.
iii. John Whitney, b. ca. 1861, IA.
iv. Jessie J. Whitney, b. ca. 1862, IA; m. 7 Sep 1879, Black Hawk Co., IA, James W. Parker.
v. Jennie G. Whitney, b. ca. 1862, IA; m. 13 Jan 1886, Black Hawk Co., IA, Herbert S. Hersey.
vi. Esther Julia Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1867, Waterloo, IA; d. 20 Aug 1958; m. 1902, Chicago, IL, Orange Judd Laylander.


Although Flora was born before Allen's marriage to Mary, she is listed in the census with the family in both 1850 and 1860. She may have been by an earlier wife, of whom nothing is known.


123 110 Allen R. Whitney 30 M - Grain dealer $300 Maine Mary Whitney 29 F - $200 New York Dudley Whitney 2 M - Iowa John Whitney 7/12 M - do Flora M. Whitney 8 F - Illinois John Dignan 17 M - do Attended school

101 100 Whitney, Allen R. 39 M W Farmer $1500 $1332 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary L. 38 F W Keeping house New York -----, Flora M. 17 F W At home Iowa Attended school -----, Dudley 11 M W Works on farm Iowa Attended school -----, John 9 M W Iowa Attended school -----, Jennie 8 F W Iowa Attended school -----, Jessie 8 F W Iowa Attended school -----, Esther 2 F W Iowa

Allen WHITNEY 49 Self M M W ME Cattle Dealer ME ME Mary WHITNEY 48 Wife F M W NY Keeps House NY NY Ester WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W IA At School NY NY

428 430 Jesmon, Edward Head W M Nov 1845 54 mar 33 New York Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Owns & operates omnibus line, Owns free house -----, Mary Wife W F Sep 1847 52 mar 33 6ch 3liv Germany Germany Germany Immig. 1852 -----, Mable Dau W F Jan 1874 26 sgl Iowa New York Germany -----, Grace M. Dau W F May 1880 20 sgl Iowa New York Germany At school Whitney, Allen R. Brdr W M Jan 1832 68 wid Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Stock dealer -----, Esther J. Brdr W F Feb 1866 34 sgl Maine Massachusetts New York Teacher music McCracken, Agnes Brdr W F Apr 1880 20 sgl Iowa Ireland Ireland Teacher

  • 1900, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA; with dau. Esther
  • 1910, Chicago, Cook Co., IL; with dau. Esther & family

Census Note: 1870 census says all children b. IA and Allen b. ME. 1900 census says Esther was b. ME and Allen b. MA. 1910 census says Esther b. IA and Allen b. ME.


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