Family:Whitney, Daniel Greene (1808-1870)

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Daniel Greene Whitney (James, Thomas), son of James and Ruth (Greene) Whitney, was born 6 Oct 1808, Washington Co., OH, and died 7 Jan 1870, San Francisco, CA, aged 61.[1]

He married, 15 Aug 1838, New Haven, CT, Mary Ann Pomeroy (Munson) Cutler,[2] daughter of Aeneas and Mary (Shepherd) Munson. She was born 28 Mar 1803, CT, and died 7 Jul 1844. She had married firstly, 29 May 1821, George Younglove Cutler, of Watertown, CT, who d. 3 Sep 1834, aged 37 years.

He resided in Quincy, IL, and was a dealer in dry-goods. Afterward he removed to California; was an officer in the California Steamboat Co.

Children of Daniel Greene and Mary Ann Pomeroy (Munson)(Cutler) Whitney:

i. Aeneas Monson Whitney, b. ca. 1839, IL; he and his younger brother, after the death of their mother, were brought to their grandparents in New Haven, where they were under the particular charge of their uncle Charles; Aeneas M. d. from the effect of a fall from a high tree 6 Oct 1854, aged 15,--"a remarkably quick-witted and intelligent youth." Dr. Aeneas bequeathed to Georgianna Cutler and Aeneas M. Whitney $2000 in a note against D. G. W.; and also 1/3 the Teas place at Nauvoo, and also the house and the several blocks of land which I purchased of Mrs. Cutler at Nauvoo."
ii. (child) Whitney, d. young.
iii. William Munson Whitney, b. 8 Jul 1843, IL; d. 1 Sep 1884, Sacramento, CA, from rheumatism of the heart, aged about 40; he received by his grandfather's will 20 shares in the Mechanics Bank; served in the War as a member of Co. H, 27th Conn. Vols.,--enlisted a private 4 Sept. 1862, captured 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA, paroled 14 May 1863, mustered out 27 July 1863; became freight agent on a steamer running between San Francisco and Sacramento.
iv. (child) Whitney, d. young.


647 680 Daniel G. Whitney 40 M W 60000 OH James Whitney Jr. 37 M W Cpt of boat OH

  • 1850, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, p. 270/539:

1863 2728 Enos Munson 86 M - None $20000 Conn. Rebecca " 70 F - " Charles Monson 50 M - None Conn. James " 35 M - " " Julia " 25 F - " Enos M Whittlesey 11 M - Ill. Wm Whittlesey 8 M - "

These Whittleseys must be actually Whitneys, Daniel and Anna's children living with their grandparents.

433 383 D. G. Whitney 51 M - Clerk Ohio Henry J. Hall 45 " - Pilot Conn. F. Fisher 36 " - Laborer N.Y.

2335 3694 Chas. Monson 59 M - Manuf. $100000 $2000 Conn. Wm. Whitney 17 M - Illinois Attended school Rosa Gallagher 30 F - Servant Ireland

William is living with his uncle Charles Munson.

44 63 Trope, Peter 39 M W Hat dealer $4000 France Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 64 Whitney, Wm. M. 27 M W Clerk Boak Co. $200 Illi. Male citizen over 21 65 ... 66 ... 67 ... 68 ... 69 ... 70 ...

William M. WHITNEY 30 Self M S W IL Clerk IL IL Nicholas LARTIG 36 Oth M M W GER Pilot GER GER S. E. MYRICK 40 Oth M M W MA Pilot MA NH G. H. WELLINGTON 42 Oth M S W ENG Engineer ENG ENG Samuel ALLEN 37 Oth M S W NY Engineer NY IRE A. B. LITTLEFIELD 29 Oth M S W VT Fireman ENG USA V. STEIBOLD 37 Oth M S W BAVARIA Fireman BAVARIA BAVARIA M. HYDE 31 Oth M S W LA Fireman LA FRAN Charles LOPPIN 26 Oth M S W SWED Fireman SWED SWED Michael CASEY 41 Oth M M W IRE Mate IRE IRE Frank TERRY 33 Oth M S W IRE Watchman IRE WALES Con DESMOND 29 Oth M S W IRE Deckhand IRE IRE Franz LOUIS 28 Oth M S W FRAN Deckhand FRAN FRAN Joseph SILVA 31 Oth M S W PORTUGAL Deckhand PORTUGAL PORTUGAL John HANKS 22 Oth M S W CA Deckhand NY CA William DRISCOLL 37 Oth M W W IRE Deckhand IRE IRE John MILLER 27 Oth M M W MA Deckhand MA MA Patrick FENNESSEY 41 Oth M W W IRE Deckhand IRE IRE Manuel FERNANDEZ 33 Oth M M W PORTUGAL Deckhand PORTUGAL PORTUGAL Martin QUADRAS 30 Oth M S W PORTUGAL Deckhand PORTUGAL PORTUGAL (Continued)

He was actually 37, not 30.


  • Myron A. Munson, The Munson record: a genealogical and biographical account of Captain Thomas Munson (a pioneer of Hartford and New Haven) and his descendants (New Haven, Conn.: Printed for the Munson Association, 1895), p. 810-811.

1.^  1870 Mortality Schedule

2.^  "Daniel Green [WHITNEY], of Quincy, Ill., m. Mary Ann CUTLER, of New Haven, 15 Aug 1838, by Rev. Harry CROSWELL of Trinity Ch.," according to the [[Archive:Connecticut, Vital Records, Barbour Index, D|Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records], New Haven, 4:184.

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