Family:Whitney, Elijah (1816-1902)

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Elijah7 Whitney (Dempsey6, Ebenezer5, Elnathan4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Dempsey6 and Sarah (Hoogen) Whitney, was born 7 Nov 1816, NC, and died 26 Sep 1902 in Garfield, Benton Co., AR.

He married firstly, 2 Sep 1840, Randolph Co., NC, Elizabeth Moon, daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Brady) Moon. She was born 9 Dec 1823 and died 3 Sep 1847, Randolph Co., NC.[1]

He married secondly, 19 Oct 1849, Randolph Co., NC, Ruth Ann Cox, b. Feb 1833.

Children of Elijah and Elizabeth (Moon) Whitney:

i. William Henry Harrison7 Whitney, b. ca. 1841, NC; m. Ruth Belles. William served in the Civil War.
ii. Joseph Whitney, b. ca. 1843, NC.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. ca. 1845, NC.

Children of Elijah and Ruth Ann (Cox) Whitney:

iv. Sarah7 Whitney, b. ca. 1851, NC.
v. Louisa Whitney, b. ca. 1853, NC.
vi. Reuben Haywood Whitney, b. 31 Oct 1854, Asheboro, NC; d. 13 Nov 1913, Ogden, UT; m. 31 Oct 1882, Lawrence, KS, Mary Jane Lewis.
vii. Margaret Whitney, b. ca. 1858, NC.
viii. Jesse Whitney, b. ca. 1860, NC.
ix. Irena Whitney, b. ca. 1862, NC.
x. Lucina Whitney, b. ca. 1865, NC.
xi. Lovina Whitney, b. ca. 1868, NC.
xii. John T. Whitney, b. Sep 1870, KS, d. 29 Apr 1935.


Elijah WHITNEY was born November 7, 1816, in Randolph Co., NC. In September, 1840, he married Elizabeth MOON and had three children: William H., Joseph J. and Mary Ann. Following Elizabeth's death, he married Ruth Ann McManus COX in Oct 1849, and had the following children: Charlotte J., Sarah E., Ruben H., Martha L., Margaret J., Jesse F., Irene I., Louzena P., Lovena A., and John T.

In 1869, the family moved to Douglas Co., KS, and in 1876 to Benton Co., AR, where they remained. We do not know Elijah's parents or ancestry and would appreciate any information. We will be glad to share information about Elijah's family and descendants.[2]


96 100 Elijah Whitney 23 M Farmer 500 N.C. Married in year Ruth Ann " 18 F " Married in year

1390 1390 Elijah Whitney 45 M - Mechanic N.C. Rutha 28 F - Domestic [N.C.] William H. H. 19 M - Laborer [N.C.] Joseph 17 M - " [N.C.] Attended school Mary 15 F - [N.C.] Attended school Sarah 9 F - [N.C.] Attended school Louisa 7 F - [N.C.] Attended school Mary J. Stinson 14 F - [N.C.] Attended school

1860 U.S. Census, North Carolina, Randolph Co., Eastern Division, Fousts Mills P.O., p. 183/641/320: 1405 1405 James Brady 44 M - Farmer $814 $1910 N.C. Anna " 42 F - Domestic [N.C.] Wesley " 20 M - Farmer [N.C.] Orlendo " 12 M - [N.C.] Attended school Rebecca " 10 F - [N.C.] Attended school Lydia " 7 F - [N.C.] Attended school Reuben Whitney 5 M - N.C. Margaret " 3 F - [N.C.]

102 104 Ogg, Thomas J. 28 M W Teaming $150 $600 Ohio Male citizen over 21 Barbara 28 F W Keeping house Ohio 105 Whitney, Elijah 54 M W Carpenter $500 North Carolina Ruth 39 F W Keeping house North Carolina Male citizen over 21 Mary 23 F W At Home North Carolina Cannot write Sarah 18 F W At Home North Carolina Reuben 15 M W At Home North Carolina Louisa 14 F W At Home North Carolina Margaret 12 F W North Carolina Jesse 10 M W North Carolina Irena 8 F W North Carolina Lucina 5 F W North Carolina Lovina 2 F W North Carolina

Elija WHITNEY 64 Self M M W NC Farmer NC NC Ruth A. WHITNEY 48 Wife F M W NC Keeping House NC NC Jessey F. WHITNEY 19 Son M S W NC Helps On Farm NC NC Lougenie WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W NC Helps At House Work NC NC Lovenie WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W NC Helps At House Work NC NC John WHITNEY 9 Son M S W KS At Home NC NC

215 217 Whitney, Jessee Head W M May 1861 39 mar 13 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Ada L. Wife W F Feb 1872 28 mar 13 5ch 4liv Texas Kentucky Kentucky -----, Edgar E. Son W M Sep 1888 11 sgl Arkansas North Carolina Texas -----, Scott F. Son W M Aug 1890 9 sgl Arkansas North Carolina Texas -----, Clarence L. Son W M Jun 1893 6 sgl Arkansas North Carolina Texas -----, Ross S. Son W M Aug 1898 1 sgl Arkansas North Carolina Texas -----, Elijah Fath W M Nov 1816 83 mar 51 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina -----, Ruth A Moth W F Feb 1833 67 mar 51 1ch 1liv North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina

139 140 Fergesson, William Head W M Jun 1857 42 wid Missouri Virginia Virginia Day laborer, Tent Whitney, Rhube Prtn W M Oct 1854 45 mar 18 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina Cook Walters, Henry Prtn W M Nov 1881 18 sgl Kentucky Connecticut Ohio Day Laborer Forsythe, William M. Prtn W M Aug 1878 21 sgl Missouri Missouri Kentucky Cigar maker Hicks, Thomas W. Prtn W M Mar 1873 27 sgl Louisiana England France Ranche laborer Johnson, Benjamin Prtn W M Feb 1874 26 sgl Wisconsin Norway Minnesota Day laborer Schindt, William Prtn W M Feb 1881 19 sgl Germany Germany Germany Day laborer, Immg. 1882, Al.

568 614 Whitney, Reuben H. Head W M Oct 1853 46 mar 19 N. Carolina Unknown Unknown Contractor R.R., Owns free house -----, Mary Wife W F Dec 1851 48 mar 19 6ch 3liv Indiana New York New York -----, Charles Son W M May 1887 13 sgl Kansas N. Carolina Indiana At school -----, Edith Dau W F Oct 1888 11 sgl Kansas N. Carolina Indiana At school -----, Harry Son W M Mar 1883 7 sgl Washington N. Carolina Indiana At school

169 169 Jessie F Whitney Head M W 47 M 22 NC NC NC Farmer Addie L Wife F W 37 M 22 TX KY KY Edward E Son M W 21 S AR NC TX Farmer Scott R Son M W 13 S AR NC TX Clarence L Son M W 17 S AR NC TX Ross S Son M W 11 S AR NC TX Jenette Dau F W 5 S AR NC TX Mamie Dau F W 3 S AR NC TX Albert Son M W 2 S AR NC TX Ruth Mother F W 77 W NC VA VA


1. ^  Lewis Brady (1750-1827) of Randolph Co., NC. I give you 3 generations.

2. ^  Post to Whitney Mailing List

3. ^  Headstone of Elijah Whitney.

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