Family:Whitney, Elnathan (1822-1899)

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Elnathan7 Whitney (Elnathan6, Elnathan5, Elnathan4, Eleazer3, Thomas2, John1), son of Elnathan6 and Lydia (Stickney) Whitney, was born 16 Apr 1822, Goffstown, NH, and died 11 Dec 1899, Goffstown, NH, aged 77 years 7 months 25 days, of valvular disease of the heart.[1]

He married, 20 Nov 1851, Sylena F. Henry. She was born 29 Oct 1827, and died after 1900.

Elnathan Whitney was born in Goffstown, on the farm. When young he went to school like other boys, and worked for and with his father on the farm. In 1849 he made one among the many who went to the Pacific coast, not by way of the Isthmus, or across the western plains, but around the southern cape, experiencing nearly all the various scenes attending a long voyage; spent some days in the city of Rio Janeiro, and fifteen days in a blow off the cape; also made a stop in Valparaiso, and after sailing in the "sweet Pacific breeze" he arrived in San Francisco, after a voyage of one hundred and ninety days. Was absent from home about 2 years, since then has remained in Goffstown; was married soon after he returned. The farm has been divided up somewhat since his grandfather's time; resided Goffstown Center, New Hampshire.

Children of Elnathan7 and Sylena F. (Henry) Whitney:

i. Mary Francena8 Whitney, b. 19 Dec 1855, Goffstown, NH;[2] m. 5 or 6 Feb 1884, Goffstown, NH, Fred K. Hazen;[3] resided Goffstown. He was b. 23 Jun 1861.
ii. George Earnest Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1861, Goffstown, NH;[4] m. Adonelle Eaton.


997 1060 Elnathan Whitney Jr. 38 M - Farmer $1290 N.H. Sirena F. " 32 F - " Mary F. " 4 F - " 1061 Elnathan Whitney 69 M - " $10000 $7280 " Lydia " 69 F - " Sarah E. " 33 F - "

76 76 Whitney, Elnathan 48 M W Farmer $3500 $100 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Silena F. 43 F W Keeping House N.H. -----, Mary F. 14 F W At home N.H. Attended school -----, Earnest 9 M W N.H. Attended school -----, Lydia 79 F W Without $1000 $2500 N.H.

Elnathan WHITNEY 58 Self M M W NH Farmer NH NH Sylena F. WHITNEY 52 Wife F M W NH Keeping House MA VT Mary F. WHITNEY 24 Dau F S W NH Teacher NH NH George E. WHITNEY 19 Son M S W NH At Home NH NH Lydia WHITNEY 89 Moth F W W NH At Home NH NH

107 112 Whitney, Ernest A. Head W M Jan 1861 39 mar 11 New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Adenelle Wife W F Jun 1863 36 mar 11 1ch 1liv New Hampshire Massachusetts New Hampshire -----, Mary S. Dau W F Jun 1891 8 sgl New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire -----, Sylena Moth W F Oct 1827 72 wid 2ch 2liv New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire


1.^  New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947, at

2.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

3.^  "Mary F. Whitney (b. 1856, Goffstown, d. of Elnathan Whitney) & Fred K. Hazen, m. 5 Feb 1884, Goffstown, Hillsborough Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

4.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

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