Family:Whitney, David (1826-1915)

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David7 Whitney (Samuel6, Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Sarah (Young) Whitney, was born 1 Apr 1826, Whitney, NB, and died 2 May 1915, Whitney, NB, at age 89.

He married firstly, 17 Jul 1851, Whitney, NB, Magdaline Russell, daughter of John and Margaret (Hutchinson) Russell. She was born 25 May 1827, possibly Speeymouth, Morayshire, Scotland, and died 19 Apr 1915, Whitney, NB.

He married secondly, 1887, Elizabeth Sherrard.

David Whitney lived at Whitney, NB.

Children of David7 and Magdaline (Russell) Whitney, all born Whitney, NB:

i. Magdalene8 Whitney, b. 23 Apr 1852; d. 1886, Whitney, NB; m. 8 Jul 1875, Robert Mann; resided Whitney, NB.
ii. David Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1854; m.(1) Priscilla Mullin; m.(2) Elizabeth McLean.
iii. James Whitney, b. 21 Mar 1856; m. Margaret Ann Sutherland.
iv. Jane Annie Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1858; d. 5 Oct 1934, Whitney, NB; m. Alexander Sherrard.
v. Margaret Whitney, b. 1859; m. Alexander Hopkins.
vi. Moses Whitney, b. ca. 1863; d. Jul 1951; m. Susan Jane Sherrard; resided Newcastle, NB. He Operated the Royal Hotel, Newcastle, NB?.
vii. Allan Whitney, b. 19 Jul 1865; m. Clara May McAllister.
viii. Rebecca Whitney, b. ca. 1 Feb 1868; d. 3 Jul 1876, Whitney, NB.
ix. Susan Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1873; d. 14 Feb 1924 at age 50; resided Whitney, NB.

David7 and Elizabeth (Sherrard) Whitney had no children.


This family would be recorded in Canadian censuses, not yet examined, with the following exception:

  • 1881, Northesk, NB, p. 48:

David WHITNEY M M English 55 New Brunswick Farmer Presbyterian Maglin WHITNEY M F Scottish 54 Scotland Presbyterian David WHITNEY M M English 27 New Brunswick Labourer Presbyterian James WHITNEY M M English 25 New Brunswick Labourer Presbyterian Jane A. WHITNEY F English 23 New Brunswick Servant Presbyterian Margret WHITNEY F English 21 New Brunswick Presbyterian Moses WHITNEY M English 18 New Brunswick Presbyterian Allan WHITNEY M English 16 New Brunswick Presbyterian Susan WHITNEY F English 9 New Brunswick Presbyterian Peter SOCK M Indigenous 22 New Brunswick

NOTE: David, Jr., and James's wives were enumerated elsewhere with their fathers' families.


  • Census records.

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