Family:Whitney, George Washington (1819-1851)

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George Washington Whitney, (William) son of William and Sarah (Compton)(Ellender) Whitney,[1], was born 18 Oct 1819, unknown,[2] and died 6 Nov 1851, Petit Caillou, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.[3] He was murdered just one year after the death of his brother-in-law, Tydens James Simpson.

He married, 17 Aug 1840, Huoma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, Celesie Artemise Duplantis,[4] daughter of Jean Baptiste Duplantis II and Marie Francoise Brunet. She was born 28 Nov 1823, Thibodaux, Lafourche Interior Parish, LA, and died unknown date.

He was baptized with the name "George Washington Alexis Whitney".

They lived along Bayou Petit Caillou in southern Terrebonne Parish, LA.

He was murdered in a long-standing feud between the Whitney Family and the Daspit Family. He was shot twice in the head outside the home of the Daspits, and no records have ever been found showing any justice activities by the Court system of the parish; which was not unusual considering the only judge in the parish was Pierre Daspit. His widow remarried Louis Eugene Vauclain on 04 Jun 1866 in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA.

"Whitney, George Washington m. Celesie Arthemise Duplantier. Children listed: George; William; Julia; Angelina. Inventory 12 March 1852 (Houma Ct. Hse. Succ. #259)" - South LA Records v. 3, p. 526.

Children of George Washington and Celeste Artemise (Duplantis) Whitney:

i. George Washington Whitney, b. 26 Jun 1842, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, LA; d. 13 Nov 1906, Terrebonne Parish, LA; m. 8 Feb 1864, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA, Odelia Melasie Chiasson.
ii. Julia Marie Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1844, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, LA; d. 27 Apr 1894, New Iberia, Iberia Parish, LA; m. 16 Feb 1884, New Iberia, Iberia Parish, LA, Ralph Walker, Jr.; not in family 1860.
iii. Williams Whitney, b. Jan 1846, Petit Caillou, Terrebonne Parish, LA; d. aft. 1860.
iv. Angelina Marie Whitney, b. 3 May 1850, Petit Caillou, Terrebonne Parish, LA; d. 13 Jun 1883, Terrebonne Parish, LA; m. 8 Feb 1869, St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA, Robert Francis Forest.
v. John Washington Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1852 (posthumously), Terrebonne Parish, LA; not in family 1860.
vi. Baker Whitney, b. ca. 1854 [sic], Terrebonne Parish, LA; d. aft. 1860.


287 287 Washington Whitney 35 M - Farmer 400 Louisiana Artemise Whitney 23 F - do George Whitney 9 M - do Julia Whitney 7 F - do William Whitney 4 M - do Angelina Whitney 5/12 F - do Louise Simpson 25 F - do Sarah Simpson 10 F - Louisiana Attended school Betty Simpson 8 F - do Attended school Washington Simpson 4 M - do Minerva Simpson 3 F - do John J. Simpson 5/12 M - do Charles White 30 M - Labourer Ohio Matt Simmons 35 M - Vitcher Ireland Sarah Whitney 58 F - Louisiana

138 138 Mrs. W. Whitney 30 F - $300 $400 La. George " 16 M - Day laborer Do William " 17 M - Do Angelina Whitney 9 F - La. Attended school Baker " 6 M - Do Attended school Ulyse Landry 30 M - Cooper La.

  • 1870: not found.


"My Dad who is 93 in Oct. submitted his DNA to a group that has a data pool. The results: we are related to the John & Elenor Whitney from Mass. It still leaves about 100 years to get to them ........ our broken link is Ky." - email excerpt from Alicia, July 2006.


1.^  South Louisiana Records, Volume 2 Page 401 and Volume 3 Number 3217, Father Donald Hebert, Hebert Publishing Company, Louisiana; Certified and Abstracted Birth-Baptismal Records of George Washington Whitney (confirmation saint's name 'Alexis'), 1819 and 1842, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, Historical Research Center, Thibodaux, Louisiana.

2.^  Source_of_birth.

3.^  Terrebonne Life Lines, Volume 4 Number 4 Page 69 (Winter 1985), Terrebonne Genealogical Society, Houma, Louisiana.

4.^  1850 Census of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, with Annotations, Family Number 287, compiled by Dorotha Horvath, Published by Terrebonne Genealogical Society, Houma, LA.

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