Family:Whitney, George W. (1839-1879)
George W. Whitney (George W.), son of George W. and Mary (Van Wie) Whitney), was born 1839, OH, and died 1879. He was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, NY.
He married Katherine Cunningham. She was born 1850, Ireland, and died 19 Jul 1905. She was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, NY..
He enlisted at Dunkirk, NY, 28 May 1861. as a Private in the 6th New York Light Artillery, but was transferred to Co. D, 72nd New York Infantry, and was discharged 20 Jun 1864.
On 20 Mar 1880, his widow Catharine applied for a pension based on his service. The application number is 261,859, and the certificate number is 258,326.
Kerwin's Fredonia Directory for 1893 shows:
- Whitney, Catherine, widow George, h Douglas
Children of George W. and Katherine (Cunningham) Whitney:
i. John H. Whitney, b. Jan 1868, OH; m. Sophia Maria Rosing. ii. William Scott Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1870, OH; d. 10 Apr 1920, Dunkirk, NY; m.(1) Mertie S. -----; m.(2) Ruth Emma Ludwig. iii. Marion Scott Whitney, b. 29 May 1873, Chautauqua Co., NY; m. Margaret -----. iv. George Washington Whitney, b. 30 Dec 1876, NY; m. Mary M. Lemphen or Lompenau.
331 Plank $25 341 George Whitney 37 M - ---- Not known m Laborer - 1 - - - 1 Kate Whitney 26 F - Wife Ireland m - - - - - - 1 John Whitney 7 M - Son Ohio s - William Whitney 5 M - Son Ohio s - Marion Whitney 2 M - Son Chautauqua s -
Katharine WHITNEY 40 Self F W W IRE Wash Woman IRE IRE John WHITNEY 12 Son M S W OH At Home NY IRE Willie WHITNEY 10 Son M S W OH At Home NY IRE Marion S. WHITNEY 7 Son M S W OH At Home NY IRE George WHITNEY 3 Son M S W OH At Home NY IRE
471 475 Kate, Widow of George W. Whitney Private D 72 NY Reg 28 May 1861 20 Jun 1864 3y 1m 22d Fredonia, NY
Kathrine Whitney F 42 - Ireland C. William Whitney M 23 - U.S. C. Barber Scott Whitney M 20 - U.S. C. Butcher George Whitney M 16 - U.S. C.
345 369 Whitney, John Head W M Jan 1868 32 mar 11 Ohio Ohio Ireland Dealer oil & gasoline, Rents house -----, Sophia Wife W F Dec 1866 33 mar 11 4ch 4liv Germany Germany Germany -----, Bessie Dau W F Jun 1888 11 sgl New York Ohio Germany At school -----, William Son W M Aug 1891 8 sgl New York Ohio Germany At school -----, Arthur Son W M Jul 1897 2 sgl New York Ohio Germany -----, Floyd Son W M Dec 1899 6m sgl New York Ohio Germany -----, Catharine Moth W F May 1848 52 wid 5ch 4liv Ireland Ireland Ireland Imm. 1865
- 1900, William, Marion Scott, and George Whitney not found.
- 1905 State, Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., NY, p. 17:
Whitney, George W. Head W M 28 U.S. Cit. Barber -----, May Wife W F 22 U.S. Cit. Housekeeper -----, Katherine Moth W F 69 Ireland Cit. At home, Imm. 1870
- 1905 State, Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY: Scott Whitney, 32; wife Margaret Whitney, 34; son Russel W. Whitney, 3; daughter Dorothy L. Whitney, 1.
- Census records.
1.^ Find A Grave Memorial #60290052, George Whitney.
2.^ Find A Grave Memorial #204790580, Katherine Whitney.
3.^ U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, from Ancestry.com.
4.^ U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, from Ancestry.com.
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