Family:Whitney, Henry (1824-1915)

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Henry Whitney (Jacob M., James), son of Jacob M. and Nellie (Freeman) Whitney, was born 24 Mar 1824, Shandaken, Ulster Co., NY, and died 28 May 1915, Middletown, Delaware Co., NY.

He married, 30 Dec 1852, Margaret Elizabeth Burhans, born 31 Mar 1831, Flatbush, Ulster Co., NY; died 27 Dec 1894, Delaware Co., NY.

Mr. and Mrs. Whitney are buried at New Kingston Valley Cemetery, Middletown, Delaware Co., NY. The birthdate for Henry on the gravestone is erroneous (1822), as is the death date for Margaret (1882).

Henry was the second oldest of thirteen children of Jacob and Nellie Whitney, and he lived the longest (91 years). Much of his life was spent in Delaware County, NY, where he and several of his brothers were engaged in farming and lumbering. By 1865 he owned a 200-acre farm near Union Grove, Delaware Co. After his wife died (1894), he went to live with his son Dewitt in Middletown, Delaware Co.

Children of Henry and Margaret (Burhans) Whitney:

i. Mary Alice Whitney, b. 1854, Andes, Delaware Co., NY; d. 5 Sep 1945.
ii. Emma C. Whitney, b. 1856, Union Grove, Delaware Co., NY; d. 1 Mar 1942, Shavertown, Delaware Co., NY.
iii. Dewitt Whitney, b. 1859, Andes, Delaware Co., NY; d. after 1930; m. Hortense -----.
iv. Gretchen Whitney, b. 1861, Olive, Ulster Co., NY. [But 1865 census says "Ketcham", a male.--RLW] Not in family in 1870, 1875, or 1880.
v. Helen Whitney, b. 1863, Andes, Delaware Co., NY.
vi. Ulissa Whitney, b. 1864, Andes, Delaware Co., NY.
vii. Lillian M. Whitney, b. 1867, Andes, Delaware Co., NY.
viii. Ernest Lee Whitney, b. Aug 1871, Andes, Delaware Co., NY; d. after 1900.
ix. Fanny Whitney, b. Dec 1873, Andes, Delaware Co., NY; m. Edward Landon; d. after 1940.

Census

2662 Calvin Madison 34 M - Farmer N.Y. Margaret " 26 F - " John " 1 M - " William Whitney 28 M - Farmer $2000 " Henry " 26 M - " $2000 " Eli " 22 M - Labourer " John " 16 M - " "

-- Frame $175 77 Henry Whitney 30 M - - Ulster 1 - - - 1 - - - - 1 - Margaret Whitney 27 F - Wife Dutchess 1 - - - - - - - - - - Allis Whitney 1 F - Chld Delaware - - - - - - - - - - -

919 890 Philip Burhance 58 M - Day Laborer $100 New York Illiterate Hellen " 47 F - " Illiterate Cornelia " 17 F - Domestic " Attended school Josephine " 16 F - do " Francis " 11 F - " Attended school George " 23 M - Day Laborer " Illiterate 891 Henry Whitney 35 M - Farmer $1500 $500 New York Margaret " 28 F - " Alice " 6 F - " Attended school Emma " 4 F - " Henry D. " 1 M - "

  • 1865 State Census, Andes E.D. 2, Delaware Co., NY, p. 5:[1]

30 Frame -- 30 Henry Whitney 40 M - - Ulster 6 1 1 - - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - Margaret Whitney 34 F - Wife Duchess 6 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Alice Whitney 11 F - Chld Delaware - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ema C. " 9 F - " " - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dewitt " 6 M - " " - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ketcham " 4 M - " Ulster - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ellen " 28m F - " Ulster - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ulissa " 1y2m F - " Delaware - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

207 216 Whitney, Henry 45 M W Farmer $2500 $500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Margaret E. 39 F W Keeping House New York -----, Mary A. 16 F W At Home New York -----, Emma C. 14 F W " New York Attended school -----, Dewit 11 M W " New York Attended school, cannot write -----, Helen 7 F W " New York -----, Lillian M. 3 F W " New York

182 Frame $300 181 Henry Whitney 57 M - ---- Ulster m Shingle Maker - 1 - - 1 - Margaret " 45 F - Wife Dutchess m Housekeeper Alice " 20 F - Dau Delaware s Domestic servant Emma " 18 F - " " - - Derick " 16 M - Son " - - Ellen " 12 F - Dau Ulster - - Lillian " 9 F - " Delaware - - Earnest Lee " 3 M - Son " - - Fannie " 1 F - Dau " - -

Henry WHITNEY 55 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Margaret WHITNEY 49 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Dewitt WHITNEY 21 Son M S W NY Laborer NY NY Lillie WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W NY At Home NY NY Earnest WHITNEY 9 Son M S W NY NY NY Fannie WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W NY NY NY

Henry Whitney M 67 - United States C. Laborer Margaret Whitney F 61 - " C. Dewitt Whitney M 32 - " C. Laborer Ernist Whitney M 21 - " C. " Fannie Whitney F 19 - " C.

260 293 Whitney, Dewitt Head W M Mar 1850 40 mar 4 New York New York New York Farmer, Rents farm -----, Hortence Wife W F Aug 1875 24 mar 4 0ch 0liv New York New York New York -----, Henry Fath W M Mar 1824 76 wid New York New York New York Shingle maker -----, Ernest Brth W M Aug 1871 28 sgl New York New York New York

255 287 Dickson, Elbridge Head W M May 1846 54 mar 16 New York New York Massachusetts Farm laborer, Rents house -----, Josephine Wife W F Mar 1858 42 mar 16 1ch 1liv New York New York New York -----, Evelyne Dau W F May 1888 12 sgl New York New York New York At school 288 Keeney, Emma F. Head W F Jan 1855 45 wid 3ch 3liv New York Connecticut Connecticut Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Wylly H. Son W M Jun 1889 10 sgl New York Connecticut New York At school -----, Gladis F. Dau W F Mar 1893 7 sgl New York New York New York -----, Howard M. Son W M May 1895 5 sgl New York New York New York Whitney, Fanny Srvt W F Dec 1873 26 sgl New York New York New York Servant Shiels, Delia Srvt W F Oct 1872 27 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Servant, Imm. 1897 Patterson, Maggie Srvt W F Dec 1866 33 sgl Norway Norway Norway Servant, Imm. 1897 Henry, Franks Srvt W M May 1872 28 sgl New York New York New York Farm laborer Edwards, Henry Brdr W M Jul 1882 17 sgl New York New York New York At school Dunn, Thomas Srvt W M Nov 1857 42 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Farm laborer, Imm. 1879 McGahie, Louis Brdr W M Sep 1882 17 sgl New York Scotland New York At school

  • 1910, Middletown, Delaware Co., NY, Henry - 86 - in household of son Dewitt Whitney

References

  • Copy of Medical Certificate of Death, reg. no. 23, Dr. John W. Treford, Margaretville, Delaware Co., NY.
  • Samuel Burhans, Jr., Burhans Genealogy: Descendants from the First Ancestor in America, Jacob Burhans, 1660, and His Son, Jan Burhans, 1663, to 1893. New York, 1894. Margaret and Henry mentioned p. 359.

1.[2] FamilySearch.org


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