Family:Whitney, Benjamin F. (1815-1892)

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Benjamin F.7 Whitney (Moses6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Joseph6 and Phebe (Schoonover) Whitney, was born 19 Sep 1815, IN, and died 26 Aug 1892. He was buried in Park Cemetery, Fairmount, IN.[1]

He married, 6 Jan 1838, Rebecca Jane Jones. She was born about 1817, PA, and died 11 Apr 1900. She was buried in Park Cemetery, Fairmount, IN.[2]

Obituary from the Elwood Daily Record, Elwood, Madison Co., IN, 12 Apr 1900, page 1: ":AN AGED LADY PASSED AWAY ":MRS. REBECCA WHITNEY DIED LAST EVENING. ":WAS EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS OLD ":AND THE MOTHER OF BEN D. WHITNEY ":FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE HOUSE SATURDAY. ":Another aged pioneer, probably one of the oldest inhabitants of Elwood, passed away last evening. Mrs. Rebacca Whitney, aged 85 passed to her reward at the home of her son, Ben D. Whitney with whom she has made her home since the death of her husband a few years ago. ":Mrs. Whitney had a large number of friends in this city who will sincerely regret to learn of her demise. Owing to her advanced age she had been in failing health for some time and infirmities attendant upon on age are given as the cause of her death. ":Funeral services will be held at the family residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, but pending the arrival of relatives from the southeastern part of the state all the details have not been arranged. The remains will be taken to Fairmount on a special car over the interurban leaving here at 1:20 Saturday afternoon, and laid to rest beside those of he husband in the cemetery there."

Children of Benjamin F.7 and Rebecca Jane (Jones) Whitney:

i. George G.8 Whitney, b. 8 Feb 1839, PA/IN; m. Eliza Ann Cottrell.
ii. Ann Maria Whitney, b. 28 Sep 1842, IN; d. 31 Mar 1868; "Annie M." bur. Highland Cemetery, Highland, IN,[3] and Cedar Grove Cemetery, Cedar Grove, IN.[4]
iii. Benjamin D. Whitney, b. ca. May 1850, IN; m. Rosa A. Knott.


242 242 Benj. Whitney 33 M - Farmer $4000 Ia. Rebecca " 32 F - " George " 10 M - Pa. Ann " 7 F - Ia. Benjamin " 1/12 M - " Mary " 22 F - "

72 72 Benjamin Whitney 44 M - Farmer $6400 $450 Indiana Rebecca 44 F - Pennsylvania Ann Maria 17 F - Indiana Attended school Benjamin D. 11 M - " Attended school Elizabeth Miller 19 F - House work " 73 73 George Whitney 21 M - Farmer $450 " Married in year Eliza Ann 20 F - " Married in year

274 266 Whitney, George G. 30 M W Farmer $600 Ind. Male citizen over 21 -----, Eliza 30 F W Keeping house " -----, May 9 F W " Attended school -----, Roland 4 M W " ------, Augusta 2 F W " Cottrell, Caroline 40 F W Domestic Servt. " 275 267 Whitney, Benjamin 54 M W Farmer $6000 $1675 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Rebecca 55 F W Keeping house Penn. -----, Benjamin D. 20 M W Ind.

Benjamin WHITNEY 64 Self M M W IN Farmer ME NY Rebca WHITNEY 63 Wife F M W PA Keeping House DE PA


  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #129790338, Benjamin F. Whitney.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #124384201, Rebecca Jane Jones Whitney.

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #47626938, Annie M. Whitney.

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #47164359, Annie M. Whitney.

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