Family:Whitney, Horace Clement (1806-a1885)

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Horace Clement7 Whitney (Ira6, Hezekiah5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Ira6 and Judith (Flood) Whitney, was born 8 Apr 1806, Hyde Park, VT, and died after 1885.

He married firstly, 30 Mar 1836, Dunstable, NH, Persis Reynolds/Runnels,[1][2] daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Smith) Runnells. She was born 19 or 29 Aug 1798, Hollis, NH, and died 2 Jul 1842, Hollis, NH. She was buried in Church Yard Cemetery, Hollis, NH.

He married secondly, Louisa Story, of St. Alban's, VT, daughter of Asel and Chloe (Dickenson) Story. She was born 19 Mar 1814, Fairfield, VT, and died Jan 1895.

He married thirdly, 22 or 23 Mar 1850, Franklin, VT, Philura (Austin) Rice, of Franklin, VT [marriage record gives "Rouce" and "Rouse"],[3] daughter of Timothy and Abigail (Crandall) Austin. She was born about 1809, Westford, VT, and died after 1895. Who her Rice husband had been is unknown, but they had a son Clark Rice, b. ca. 1834, VT.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a farmer; married Persis Reynolds, of Hollis, N.H., who committed suicide, by poison, at the house of her brother, in Hollis. He married (2nd), Louisa Story, of St. Alban's, Vt.; and settled in Sheldon, Vt., where she left him. He married (3rd), 22 March 1850, at Franklin, Vt., Philura Austin, born at Westford, Vt., dau. of Timothy and Abigail (Crandall) Austin, of Highgate, Vt. They lived at Farnam, Canada East, in 1851, and at Neenah, Wisconsin, in 1874."

Children of Horace Clement7 and Persis (Reynolds) Whitney:

i. Emily8 Whitney, b. ca. 1834, VT; d. after 1880; m. ca. 1855, Clark Rice, b. ca. 1833, VT, d. after 1880.
ii. Dorman Whitney, b. ca. 1836, VT; living 1860, Clayton, Winnebago Co., WI.

Children of Horace Clement7 and Louisa (Story) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Child of Horace Clement7 and Philura (Austin) Whitney:

iii. Laura Lucinda8 Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1851, Farnam, QC; m. 2 Jan 1873, Appleton, WI, Samuel Augustus McEvers. Resided Neenah, WI, in Jan 1874.


801 708 Clark Rice 27 M - Farmer $150 Vermont Emma " 26 F - " Willard " 3 M - Wisconsin Philo " 1 M - " 709 Horace Whitney 53 M - Sawyer $100 Vermont Philura " 51 F - " Dorman " 24 M - Laborer " Laura " 8 F - Canada E. Attended school Seymour Prindle 38 M - Farmer $3000 $100 Vermont

88 91 Whitney, Horace 65 M W Farm laborer Vermont Male citizen over 21 " Philura 61 F W Keeps house Vermont " Laura 19 F W Domestic Servant Canada Attended school

Clark RICE 46 Self M M W VT Farmer VT VT Emily RICE 45 Wife F M W VT Keeping House VT VT Willard RICE 23 Son M S W WI Farmer VT VT Harland RICE 18 Son M S W WI VT VT Minnie RICE 14 Dau F S W WI At Home VT VT Clark RICE 9 Son M S W WI VT VT Amos SPERRY 25 Oth M S W WI Works At Farming OH OH Philena WHITNEY 71 Moth F M W CT Vt CT --- Horace WHITNEY 74 FatL M M W VT MA MA

  • 1885 State Census, Clearwater, Wright Co., MN, p. 12/93:

90 Horace C. Whitney 79 M W VT Huldura Whitney 76 F W VT


1.^  "Horace [Whitney], and Persis Runnels, both of Hollis, [married] Mar. 30, 1836," according to Vital Records of Dunstable, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1913).

2.^  "Horace Whitney & Persis Runnels, m. 30 Mar 1836, Dunstable, Hillsborough Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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