Family:Whitney, George (1828-a1880)

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George8 Whitney (Joseph7, Benjamin6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Joseph7 and Betsey (Hutchinson) Whitney, born 12 Apr 1828, Parma, Cuyahoga Co., OH, died 16 Mar 1894.

He married, 1854, Margaret McMannes.

George Whitney was born in the town of Parma, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, April 12, 1828. He was the son of Joseph Whitney, and was reared on a farm, obtaining a common school education. Upon attaining his majority he commenced life for himself. In 1837 the family came to Michigan and settled in Jackson County, where the elder Whitney purchased a farm. Here he resided six years; then came to Carlton, where he resided until his death, which occurred in 1875. Mr. Whitney’s first venture in business was in manufacturing shingles; he then went into a saw-mill, in which vocation he became an expert; for eleven years he was in the employ of Ryerson & Hills, proprietors of the Bay Mill, at Muskegon; he worked for this firm eleven years without the loss of a day. In 1876 he came to Hastings, and purchased the farm on which he now resides, a view of which we present on another page. In 1854 he was married to Miss Margaret McMannes, of Grand Rapids; they have an interesting family of eight children.[1]

Children of George8 and Margaret (McMannes) Whitney:

i. Betsey9 Whitney, b. ca. 1856, MI.
ii. John B. Whitney, b. ca. 1864, MI.
iii. William E. Whitney, b. ca. 1868, MI.
iv. Edwin J. Whitney, b. ca. 1870, MI.
v. George W. Whitney, b. ca. 1872, MI.
vi. Joseph Whitney, b. ca. 1874, MI.
vii. Grace Whitney, b. ca. 1877, MI.
viii. Maud Whitney, b. ca. 1880, MI.


182 177 Whitney, George 42 M W Lumberman $1000 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Margaret 34 F W Keep House Michigan -----, Betsey E. 15 F W " Attended school -----, John 6 M W " Attended school -----, Alen E. 2 M W " -----, Edwin J. 8/12 M W " Born in Oct Wickhen, John 24 M W Laborer " Male citizen over 21

George WHITNEY 52 Self M M W OH Farmer NY NY Margaret WHITNEY 45 Wife F M W MI Keeping House IRE IRE Betsey WHITNEY 24 Dau F S W MI At Home OH MI John B. WHITNEY 16 Son M S W MI Works On Farm OH MI William E. WHITNEY 12 Son M S W MI At School OH MI Edwin J. WHITNEY 10 Son M S W MI At School OH MI George W. WHITNEY 8 Son M S W MI OH MI Joseph WHITNEY 6 Son M S W MI OH MI Grace E. WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W MI OH MI Maud WHITNEY 5M Dau F S W MI OH MI William GORHAM 22 Oth M W MI Farm Laborer ENG IRE


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1. ^  Biography of George Whitney, citing History of Allegan and Berry Counties, Michigan, With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches of Their Men and Pioneers, D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880, Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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