Family:Whitney, George Henry (1845-1908)
George Henry9 Whitney (Solomon Eli8, Benjamin7, Silas6, David5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Solomon Eli8 and Susan (Woodworth) Whitney, was born 12 Jan 1845, Sandy Hill, NY, and died 9 Sep 1908, Sand Lake, NY. He was buried in Waterford Rural Cemetery, Waterford, NY.
He married, 28 Nov 1870, 1st Methodist Episcopal Church, Cohoes, NY, Jeanette Grace/Jean/Jane Gillies, daughter of Alexander and Jane (Lindsay) Gillies. She was born Mar 1851, Fife, Scotland, and died 5 May 1919, Cohoes, NY. She was buried in Waterford Rural Cemetery, Waterford, NY.
"George Whitney enlisted in the 30th Regiment New York State Vol. and had served in the First Brigade. His brother Selden L. Whitney was killed in the Battle of South Mountain on Sept. 14,1862 while in the 22 Regiment NYSV.
"George left Albany Depot, New York on his way as a raw recruit to join his brothers brigade on Oct.8, 1862. He enlisted for 3 years and was paid a bounty of $254. His height was 5 feet 5 inches, dark hair, dark complexion, and dark eyes. He enlisted at Watervliet, NY and was born in Saratoga Co. His occupation is shown as Carder. That is an operator of the Card in a textile mill. Him and his mother worked at the Harmony Mill at Cohoes, N.Y. before the war.
"George was assigned to Company D in the 30th Regiment until May 24, 1863. There were so few men left at that point the Regiment was ineffective. The remnants were passed to the 76th Regiment under Gen. Doubleday. On July 1, 1863 his Regiment fired the first shots of Gettysburg. He was listed as missing in action on July 1, 1863. On the muster roll for July and August 1863 he is shown as absent sick.
"Was he wounded? Was he sent to the hospitals in Philadelphia? He was "found" by the Provost Marshal Lt. Col. Frink and on Sept. 18 shipped back to his regiment as a "straggler". Why did the Army charge the Pvt. the sum of $2.76 on account of transportation from Philadelphia to join his regiment back in Washington if he was wounded?
"He was carried on the rolls until the next year and on July 1, 1864 by special order of Hdqts.General Warren-5th Corps. he was placed on duty as a nurse at City Point Hospital in Virginia. The last entry on the muster is stamped-"Transferred to the 147th New York".
"Addenda - Record of the hospital at City Point, Va. A report in the OR Vol.#36 p.272 describes the hospital as follows:
"Built June 15th, 1864-City Point Hospital > 10,000 patients > 200 acres > 1200 tents > Treated 65,540 sick and wounded > Surgeon, Ed. B. Dalton-Chief Medical Officer I also have received from the Park Historian at Petersburg National Battlefield a extensive writing on the history of the City Point Hospital. Great historic reference - never published."
Children of George Henry9 and Jeanette Grace/Jean/Jane (Gillies) Whitney:
i. Grace May10 Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1872, Cohoes, NY; d. 5 Jul 1927, Troy, NY; m. 31 Dec 1894, Cohoes, NY, Harry D. Barringer. ii. George Edward Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1876, Cohoes, NY; d. 13 May 1930, Big Flatts, NY; m. 30 Apr 1917, Auckland, NZ, Olive Wilson Linklater. iii. William Alexander Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1878, Cohoes, NY; d. 12 Mar 1965, Niskayuna, NY; m. 12 Nov 1902, Cohoes, NY, Jennie W. Elliot iv. Harriet M. Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1880, Cohoes, NY; d. 4 Oct 1952, Saratoga Co., NY; m. bef. 1910, William Wesley McCoubrey v. Robert Gillies Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1882, NY; d. 5 Apr 1952, Syracuse, NY; m. ca. 1915, Florence A. (Soulier) Harris. vi. (child) Whitney, b. bef. 1900; d. bef. 1900; deduced from 1900 census; possibly b. say 1874, and d. bef. 1880.
65 B[rick] $6000 74 Margaret Gourley 45 F - ---- Ireland 2 1 - 1 1 Music teacher - - 1 - - - - - - - - William I. Gourley 21 M - Son Albany - - - - 1 Student Charles Campbell 24 M - Neph " - - - - 1 Merchant 1 - - - - - - - - - - John D. Campbell 21 M - Neph " - - - - 1 Clerk 1 - - - - - - - - - - John D. C. Townsend 28 M - Brdr " - - - - 1 Druggist 1 - - - - - - - - - - Charles Landon 18 M - Brdr Saratoga - - - - 1 Clerk John Davis 26 M - Brdr Montgomery - - - - 1 " 1 - - - - - - - - - - George Whitney 21 M - Brdr " - - - - 1 " 1 - - - - - - - - - - John Thermer 25 M - Brdr Albany - - - - 1 Druggist 1 - - - - - - - - - - Mary Clarey 35 F - Srvt Ireland 2 1 - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - Ann O'Hare 50 F - Srvt " - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - Sarah Hiberd 38 F - Brdr Vermont - - - - 1 Malmira Leviston 50 F - Brdr N.Y. City - 1 - 1 1
160 203 Stiles, Edger 31 M W Carpenter New York Male citizen over 21 " Harriett 30 F W Keeping House " " Henry 11 M W At School " " Selvine 7 M W " " Whitney, George 24 M W Carpenter " Male citizen over 21
Family Number: 11 George Whitney 30 M - ---- Washington m Carpenter Washington 1 - - - - Jane Whitney 23 F - Wife Scotland m - Scotland Grace Whitney 3 F - Dau Albany - - Albany Kate Gillis 21 F - Brdr Scotland - Operator Scotland Clara Gillis 18 F - Brdr Saratoga - Operator Saratoga Co.
George WHITNEY 35 Self M M W NY Carpenter NY NY Jane WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W SCOT Keeping House SCOT SCOT Grace WHITNEY 7 Dau F S W NY NY SCOT George WHITNEY 4 Son M S W NY NY SCOT Wm. WHITNEY 2 Son M S W NY NY SCOT Mary WHITNEY 44 SisL F S W NY SCOT SCOT
91 120 Barringer, Harry D. Head W M Jun 1871 58 mar 5 New York New York New York Shirt ironer, Rents house -----, Grace M. Wife W F Jul 1872 21 mar 5 1ch 1liv New York New York Scotland -----, Florence J. Dau W F Oct 1895 4 sgl New York New York New York At school 121 Whitney, George C. Head W M Jan 1845 55 mar 30 New York Vermont New York Superintendent, Owns mortgaged house -----, Jeanette Wife W F Mar 1850 50 mar 30 6ch 5liv Scotland Scotland -----, George Son W M Feb 1876 24 sgl New York New York Scotland Lock-tender -----, William Son W M Jul 1878 21 sgl New York New York Scotland Book keeper -----, Harriet Dau W F Jul 1880 19 sgl New York New York Scotland School teacher -----, Robert Son W M Sep 1882 17 sgl New York New York Scotland Teamster biker
- 1905 State, Cohoes Ward 4, Albany Co., NY.
- Census records.