Family:Whitney, Henry James (c1831-1889)

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Henry James7 Whitney (James M.6, Jacob5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of James M.6 and Reliance (?Hinckley?) Whitney, was born about 1831, ME, and died 1 Jun 1889, Necedah, Juneau Co., WI

He married firstly, before 1854, Jane -----. She was born about 1837, Ireland, and died 12 Oct 1867, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co., WI.

They resided Appleton, WI.

He marred secondly, 21 Oct 1869, Fort Atkinson, WI, Elizabeth "Betsey" (Steele) Allen, daughter of John and Betsey (-----) Steele. She was the widow of Charles B. Allen, who died in the army in the Civil War. She was born 26 Jan 1836, Londonderry, Ireland, and died 15 Dec 1893, Necedah, WI. She is buried in the North Necedah Cemetery.

They resided in Fort Atkinson and Necedah, WI. James was a carpenter, and served in the Civil War in Co. G, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He received a pension for his service and disability.

Children of James7 and Jane (-----) Whitney:

i. Mary R.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1854, WI; m. 16 July 1881, Jefferson Co., WI, Squire Hoyle.
ii. Charles H. Whitney, b. Dec. 1856, WI; d. after 1930; unmarried.
iii. (poss) Walter J. Whitney. b. 1859, WI; d. Sep 1859, Appleton, WI, aged 5 months of consumption.[1]

Children of James7 and Betsey (Steele) Whitney:

iv. William A. Whitney, b. Dec. 1870, Fort Atkinson, WI; d. 6 Dec 1931, Pueblo, CO; m. 1899, probably Chicago, IL, Winifred -----. They had no children and both are buried in Pueblo, CO.
v. Iola M. Whitney, b. 26 Jan 1874, Fort Atkinson, WI; d. 29 Jun 1940, Chicago, IL; m. Edward Skrine.


Boarding House 169 196 Samuel Scribner 44 M - Laborer Maine ... Amanda M. Saltmarsh 26 F - Maine Abby Saltmarsh 8 F - New Hampshire Attended school ... Isaac Whitney 24 M - Laborer Maine James Whitney 19 M - " " ...

189 181 James Whitney 28 M - Carpenter $200 $100 Maine Jane Whitney 23 F - Housewife Ireland Mary R. Whitney 6 F - Wisconsin Attended school Chas. H. Whitney 3 M - do

131 132 Whitney, Henry J. 36 M W House Carpenter $500 $300 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Betsey 33 F W Keeping house Ireland Parents foreign born -----, John F. 8 M W Going to school Wis. Mother foreign born, Attended school -----, Charles F. 7 M W Going to school Wis. Mother foreign born, Attended school

26 29 Rice, Asa P. 37 M W Farmer $1200 $150 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 27 F W Keeping house " -----, Neticious 3/12 F W Wisconsin Born in Mar Whitney, Charles 13 M W Domestic Servant "

James WHITNEY 48 Self M M W ME Carpenter ME ME Betsy WHITNEY 43 Wife F M W IRE Keeping House IRE IRE Willie A. WHITNEY 9 Son M S W WI At Home ME IRE Iola M. WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W WI At Home ME IRE


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1.^  1860 Mortality Schedule.

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