Family:Whitney, Henry Martyn (1822-a1910)

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Henry Martyn7 Whitney (Samuel Starfield6, Thomas5, James4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Samuel Starfield6 and Lois (Stewart) Whitney, was born 7 Feb 1822, Darien, CT, and died after Jun 1877.

He married, 26 Feb 1851, Poundridge, NY, Eliza Jane Hobby, daughter of Philander and Betsey Ann (Weed) Hobby. She was born 17 Jun 1832, Stamford, CT, and died after Jun 1877.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a shoemaker . . . . They settled at Stamford, and were living there in June 1877. He has lived, for two years, in New York, and sometimes in New Canaan, Conn. He served in the war of 1861, having enlisted 18 Aug. 1862; and was discharged 28 Aug. 1863."

Children of Henry Martyn7 and Eliza Jane (Hobby) Whitney, all born Stamford, CT:

i. Charles William8 Whitney, b. 26 Nov 1851; m. Mary Lavinia Sherwood.
ii. Sarah Elizabeth Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1853; m. 23 Oct 1872, Poundridge, NY, Francis C. Buxton, son of Jonathan and Sarah E. (Lounsbury) Buxton. They were living at Stamford, CT, in Jun 1877.
iii. Albert Franklin Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1859; Lettie -----.
iv. Preston Eugene Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1865; m. Mamie/May Dunne.


He was named after Henry Martyn (1781-1812), an Anglican missionary to India and Persia, remembered for his courage, selflessness and his religious devotion.


253 281 Henry M. Whitney 39 M - Shoemaker $50 Connecticut Jane E. 28 F - Tailoress Do Charles W. 7 M - Do Attended school Sarah E. 5 F - Do Attended school Albert 1 M - Do

450 504 Whitney, Henry M. 47 M W Shoemaker Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Jane E. 37 F W Keeping House Connecticut -----, Charls W. 18 M W Connecticut -----, Sarah E. 16 F W Connecticut -----, Albert F. 11 M W Connecticut Attended school -----, Preston W. 5 M W Connecticut Attended school

Henry M. WHITNEY 57 Self M M W CT Shoemaker CT CT Eliza J. WHITNEY 47 Wife F M W CT Keeping House CT CT

147 148 Whitney, Henry M. Head W M Feb 1822 78 mar 49 Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Shoemaker, Owns free house -----, Jane E. Wife W F Feb 1832 68 mar 49 4ch 4liv Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut

  • 1910, Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT:

45 55 Whitney, Henry M. Head M W 88 m59 Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut None, Owns Mortgaged House -----, Eliza J. Wife F W 76 m59 4ch 3lv Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut None


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