Family:Whitney, James (1844-a1900)

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James2 Whitney (Patrick1), son of Patrick1 and Johana (-----) Whitney, was born Jun 1844, MD, and died before 14 Aug 1917, perhaps Washington Co., MD.

He married, circa 1888, Margaret V. (-----) Durboraw. She was born about 1830 or 1840 or Sep 1849, VA (according to various census records), and had previously been married to Isaac Durboraw.

Children of James and Margaret V. (-----) (Durboraw) Whitney:

i. Catherine J. Whitney, b. 1888, MD; m. James A. Reed; resided 808 W. Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD, in 1917 and 1920.



  • Census records
  • Obit: From the "Daily Mail" published on 14 Aug 1917: "James Whitney, former boatman on the old C. and O. Canal, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Reed, 808 W. Franklin St., from heart trouble, aged 74 years. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Reed, he is survivvied (Note: spelling as it appeared in the paper) by the following stepchildren: Mrs. E. O. Diffendaffer, this city; Mrs. Mary Scanland, Baltimore; Charles W. Durborow, this city, and William Durborrow, Sharpsburg. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. G.B. Townsend. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery."

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