Family:Whitney, George Henry (1830-1913)

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George Henry7 Whitney (William6, Jared5, John4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of William6 and Eveline (Cogswell) Whitney, was born 30 Jul 1830, Georgetown, DC, and died 6 June 1913, Plainfield, NJ.[1]

He married firstly, 17 Nov 1858, Theresa, NY, Caroline Amanda Shepard, daughter of Rev. Hiram and Amanda (Butterfield) Shepard. She was born 17 May 1834, Stockbridge, NY, and died 19 Dec 1865, Newton, NJ. She was buried in Fair Mount Cemetery, Newark, NJ.

He married secondly, 24 Dec 1867, Plainfield, NJ, Henrietta French of Plainfield, daughter of Dr. Phineas Mundy and Mary Emeline (Oswald) French. She was born 9 May 1848, and died after 1900.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . grad. at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1858, and received the degree of A.M., in course; spent one year as principal of the Academy at Macedon Centre, N.Y.; two years in Oneida, N.Y., ending in March 1861, as principal of Oneida Seminary; joined the Newark Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in Ap. 1861; was pastor at Somerville, N.J., from Ap. 1861 to Nov. 1861; at Elizabeth, N.J., to March 1863; at Newton, N.J., to March 1866; at Plainfield, N.J., to March 1868; at Trinity, Jersey City, N.J., to March 1870; was building the Conference Seminary at Hackettstown, N.J., and residing in Newark, N.J., till March 1871; and was pastor at Passaic, N.J., to Ap. 1874, during which he built St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church, a stone structure, costing $75,000. Since Ap. 1874, he has resided at Hackettstown, N.J., as president of the Newark Conference Centenary Collegiate Institute, to which he was elected in March 1870. Mount Union College, Ohio, gave him the degree of D.D., in 1873. During 1868-71, he wrote and published a Hand-Book of Bible Geography, a large duodecimo volume, which has been reprinted in London, and translated into German. He wrote a commentary on the Sunday School lessons for 1872-74; and in 1873, made a map of Egypt, Sinai and Palestine, six feet square, and embodying the most recent researches."

Child of George Henry7 and Caroline Amanda (Shepard) Whitney:

i. Irving Shepard8 Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1859, Oneida, NY; and was living with his father, at Hackettstown, NJ, in 1880.

Child of George Henry7 and Henrietta (French) Whitney:

ii. Mary Vincent8 Whitney, b. 3 Jul 1869, Jersey City, NJ; unmarried in 1900.
iii. Bertha Hurst Whitney, b. 14 Jan 1871, Newark, NJ; unmarried in 1900.
iv. George Harold Whitney, b. Oct 1882, NJ.


718 711 George H. Whitney 29 M - Principal in Academy D.C. Clarisa A. " 26 F - N.Y. Irving M. " 8/12 M - "

1870 U.S. Census, Newark Ward 4, Essex Co., NJ, p. 105/363: 537 787 Whitney, Geo. 39 M W Clergyman $300 D.C. Male citizen over 21 Henrietta 22 F W Home N.J. Irving S. 10 M W School N.Y. Attended school Mary V. 1 F W Home N.J. 788 Gould, R. 29 M W Machinist $500 N.J. Male citizen over 21 Kitty L. 26 F W Home N.Y. Stuart, Lawson 60 M W Hatter $200 " Male citizen over 21 " Cath. 56 F W Keeps House N.J. Bull, Janet 23 M W Commission Agt $400 " Married in May, Male citizen over 21 Ida 23 F W Home " Married in May Manahan, Bridget 24 F W Dom. Servt. Ireland Parents foreign born, Illiterate Burns, Mary 16 F W " " Parents foreign born, Illiterate 789 Learned, Wm. 39 M W Watchmaker $300 Mass. Male citizen over 21 Ellen 35 F W Home R.I. Clarance 7 M W " Mass.

George H. WHITNEY 49 Self M M W DC President Of C C Institute CT NJ Henrietta WHITNEY 31 Wife F M W NJ Boarding NJ NJ Irving S. WHITNEY 18 Son M S W NJ At School DC NJ Mary WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W NJ At School DC NJ Bertie WHITNEY 9 Dau F S W NJ At School DC NJ Albert O. HAMMOND 39 Oth M M W NY Teacher NH NY Mary HAMMOND 33 Oth F M W CT CT CT L. H. BATCHEDOR 34 Oth M M W VT Teacher VT NY Charlotte BLAKE 41 Oth F W W NY Matron CT CT Fred B. PRICE 23 Oth M W NJ Student ENG NJ Maria J. JEROBAMON 40 Oth F S W NY Laundress VA NJ Mattie R. DENOYELLES 15 Oth F S W NY Student NY NY Michael L. TATER 18 Oth M S W NY Student NY NY John D. M. BOYER 18 Oth M S W NJ Student NJ NJ Charles S. SMITH 16 Oth M S W NY Student NY NY George A. ECKMAN 20 Oth M S W PA Student PA PA John M. BURR 17 Oth M S W CT Student NY CT John W. FRASHER 24 Oth M S W NY Student NY IRE Grace WOODHOUSE 15 Oth F S W PA Student PA PA Odell S. SMITH 17 Oth M S W NY Student NY NY (Continued)

221 223 Whitney, Geo. H. Head W M Jul 1831 68 mar 31 Washington D.C. Connecticut New Jersey No, Owns mortagaged house -----, Henrietta Wife W F May 1850 50 mar 31 5ch 4liv New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey -----, Geo. Harold Son W M Oct 1882 17 sgl New Jersey Washington D.C. New Jersey -----, May B. Dau W F Jul 1871 28 sgl New Jersey Washington D.C. New Jersey -----, Bertha N. Dau W F Jan 1872 28 sgl New Jersey Washington D.C. New Jersey -----, Sarah A. Sis W F Dec 1821 78 sgl New Jersey Connecticut New York Hatch, Marie Srvt C F Dec 1886 24 --- Virginia Virginia Virginia Servant


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