Family:Whitney, Amasa (1792-1863)

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Amasa6 Whitney (John5, John4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of John5 and Rebecca (Morehouse) Whitney, was born 3 Aug 1792, probably South Salem, NY, and died 27 Mar 1863, Oshkosh, WI.

He married firstly, about 1819, Pompey, NY, Sarah Chapin, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Osborn) Chapin. She died 26 Nov 1820, Manlius, NY.

He married secondly, about Nov 1826, Manlius, NY, Sally Keene. She died 26 Nov 1848, Philadelphia, NY.

He received an award of $78 for his service in the New York state militia during the War of 1812. At the time, he was residing in Oshkosh, WI.[1]

Phoenix says the following:

... a farmer .... She had kept house for her step-father, John Whitney, since the death of her mother in Dec. 1812. They settled in Manlius, N. Y., on his father's farm, where she died, 26 Nov. 1820, thirteen days after the birth of her only child.
They [he and his second wife] moved from Manlius to Henderson, N.Y.; thence to Antwerp, N. Y.; and from there to Philadelphia, N. Y., where she died, 26 Nov. 1848, and was buried in the Friends' Cemetery in Philadelphia, near the Ogdensburgh Railroad, sixteen miles from Watertown, N. Y. After her death, he moved to Oshkosh, Wis., where he died of apoplexy, 27 March 1863, at the house of his nephew, George Frederick Wright. He and his son, Sylvanus, were buried in the same grave, 29 March 1863. He served for one year in the war of 1812, and was in the battles of Queenstown and Lundy's Lane, but escaped capture, and crossed the river with a slight wound in the leg. He and his wife were, for many years, exemplary members of the Presbyterian Church. He was six feet and three inches in height.

Children of Amasa6 and Sarah (Chapin) Whitney:

   i. Sylvanus Chapel7 Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1820, Manlius, NY; m. Almira Sally White.

Children of Amasa6 and Sally (Keene) Whitney:

ii. Sally Ann7 Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1823, Manlius, NY; d. 28 Apr 1846, Philadelphia, NY, of consumption; unmarried; buried in the Friends' Cemetery, Philadelphia, NY.
iii. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1825, Henderson, NY; m. Reuben Hicks.
iv. Rhoda Eliza Whitney, b. 20 Jun 1827, Henderson, NY; m. George Washington Baker.
v. Nancy Rebecca Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1829, Henderson, NY; d. 30 Oct 1852, Philadelphia, NY, of consumption; unmarried; buried in the Friends' Cemetery, Philadelphia, NY.
vi. John Ingersol Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1833, Antwerp, NY; m. Lovina Crosby.
vii. Harriet Newell Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1835, Antwerp, NY; d. 20 Jun 1841, Antwerp, NY, of consumption; was buried there.
viii. Hiram Banister Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1838, Antwerp, NY; m. 11 Mar 1868, Big Rapids, MI, Emeline Frances Klipphart, dau. of Franklin and Nancy (Cain) Klipphart. He was a grocer, she a teacher. She was b. 12 Ap. 1846, Urbana, OH; d. 13 Feb. 1869, Big Rapids, of pulmonary consumption, without children, and was buried there. He d. 20 Aug 1875, at the house of his brother's widow, Mrs. Lovina (Crosby) Blanchard, Waterloo, WI, of consumption; and was buried there, in the cemetery near the Crosby school-house. He served for three years in the 18th Reg., Wis. Vols., in the war of 1861.
ix. Thomas Boyd Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1843, Antwerp, NY; d. 26 Nov 1851, Philadelphia, NY, of consumption, and was buried there, in the Friends' Cemetery.


1010 1031 Amasa Whitney 57 M - " Jno. Ingersol do 16 " - " Attended school Hiram B. do 12 " - " Attended school Thomas B. do 6 " - " Attended school Rebecca N. do 21 F - "

282 Frame $200 307 Wm. Randall 36 M - - Jeff. 1 - 36 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Eloy Randall 28 F - Wife Jeff. 1 - 28 None - - - - - - - Carrol Randall 3 M - Son Jeff. - - 3 None - - - - - - - Hiram Whitney 19 M - Labr Jeff. - - 19 Farmer - - - - - - -

  • 1860: not found.


1. ^  New York Adjutant General's Office, Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812. (Albany, NY: 1860)

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