Family:Whitney, Arthur J. (c1800-1858)

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Arthur Whitney's Locations

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Arthur J. Whitney, parentage unknown but probably son of Francis Whitney, was born circa 1800, NC, and died Aug 1858, Drew County, AR.

He married firstly, 2 Oct 1819, Franklin Co., MS, Anna Rowls/Rolls[1][2]

He married secondly, 20 Jul 1856, Drew Co., AR, Martha M. Hale[3]

Children of Arthur J. and Anna (Rowls/Rolls) Whitney (partially based upon a census reconstruction):

i. Arthur Whitney, b. ca. 1820; possibly the Arthur Whitney, b. ca. 1820, who posted $500 marriage bond 8 Oct 1844, to m. Elizabeth Holloway, Franklin Parish, LA.
ii. Elijah Whitney, b. ca. 1822, MS; m. 13 Jul 1856, Drew Co., AR, Nancy M. Caralton.[4]
iii. (poss.) Mary M. Whitney, b. 1820-1825; m. 3 Feb 1848, Drew Co. AR, James Pulliam[5]
iv. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1825-1830; possibly the Martha Whitney who m. 12 May 1841, Jacob Humphreys. Jacob Humphrey was Arthur Whitney's neighbor in 1840 Census Caldwell Parish, LA.
v. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1825-1830.
vi. Syntheliann Whitney, b. ca. 1830; d. 20 Nov 1868, m. 10 Dec 1848, Drew Co., AR, Daniel Dyson.[6]
vii. Stephen Whitney, b. ca. 1832, LA; d. 18 Oct 1894, m. 23 Dec 1855, Drew Co., AR, Mary Jane Duglas.[7]
viii. Eliza Whitney, b. ca. 1835, LA; m. 26 Nov 1854, Drew Co., AR, William R. Barry.[8]
ix. Silas R. Whitney, b. ca. 1837, LA; d. ca. 1897, TX, possibly Greenville, Hunt Co., TX; m. 5 Feb 1861 Drew Co., AR, Mary Ann Elizabeth Johnson.[9]
x. Jacob Whitney, b. ca. 1839, LA; d. after 1850; no further record found.
xi. Jane Adeline Whitney, b. ca. 1841, LA; m. 4 Mar 1860, Ashley Co., AR, John Sellers.[10]

Children of Arthur J. and Martha (Hale) Whitney:[11]

i. Ruth Whitney, b. Jun 1857 (twin), AR; m. 29 Jan 1874, Drew Co., AR, James Bryant.
ii. Francis Whitney, b. Jun 1857 (twin), AR.


197 197 Arthur J. Whitney 50 M Farmer 80 NC can't read/write Anna " 47 F Tenn can't read/write Elijah " 28 M " Mi can't read/write *** Actually MS, not MI. Stephen " 18 M " La attended school Eliza " 15 F " attended school Silas " 13 M " attended school Jacob " 11 M " attended school Adeline " 9 F " attended school

290 290 Martha M. Whitney 36 F - Farmer $800 $500 Ala. Illiterate John H. Hale 15 M - Miss. Routhy Whitney 3 F - Ark. Francis " 3 F - "

This is his widow Martha and their children.

695 695 E. Whitney 40 M - Farmer $800 $100 Miss. Illiterate Nonsey " 35 F - Alabama Illiterate Partheny " 13 " - Miss. Attended school Josiah " 3 M - Ark. Rody " 2 F - Do Palinik " 1/12 " - Do

This is his son Elijah.

James BRYANT 26 Self M M W AR Farmer --- --- Ruth BRYANT 23 Wife F M W AR VA AL Clementine BRYANT 4 Dau F S W AR AR AR John BRYANT 1 Son M S W AR AR AR Martha WHITNEY 57 Oth F W AL No Profession SC SC

Widow Martha is living with her daughter Ruth (Whitney) Bryant and family.

Steve WHITNY 48 Self M M W LA Farming --- --- Mary J. WHITNY 45 Wife F M W MS Keep House --- --- Laura WHITNY 20 Dau F S W LA LA MS Alzenia O. WHITNY 15 Dau F S W AR LA MS Rufus WHITNY 8 Son M S W AR LA MS Anna WHITNY 5 Dau F S W AR LA MS


1.^  Franklin Co., MS, Marriage Record Book A

2.^  Anna Rowls/Rolls is believed to be Amanda Rawls, b. 1803 TN, daughter of Luke and Sara (-----) Rawls, based on Rawls family research.

3.^  Drew County, AR, Marriage Book B, 1847-1861

4.^  Ibid.

5.^  Ibid.

6.^  Ibid.

7.^  Ibid.

8.^  Ibid.

9.^  Ibid.

10.^  Ashley Co., AR, Marriage Records, Volume AA-A, 1848-1883

11. ^  Drew Co., AR, Probate Court Proceedings of the Estate of Arter J. Whitney, Book B, page 356, Martha Whitney presents petition showing court she is the mother of Ruth and Francis Whitney, minor children of the late Arter J. Whitney dec'd, petition granted.

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