Family:Whitney, James Evans (1836-a1882)
James Evans9 Whitney (George8, Joshua7, Joshua6, Thomas5, William4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of George8 and Sophia Silk (Evans) Whitney, was born 18 Jan 1836, Chenango Co., NY, and died after 1882.
He married, 11 Apr 1860, Alice M. Angell. She was born 8 Aug 1842, NY, and died after 1882.
He was born on a farm in Chenango County, NY, where he lived until he was sixteen years of age, when he went in his brother's jewelry store for two years, then went on the road as a commercial traveler. He went to Michigan in 1865 and engaged in the shoe business. He did not make a success of it, closed his store, went back to New York City and tried the jewelry business again, leaving his family there. They were burned out and lost nearly everything. He brought them to Binghamton and left New York. He stayed there two years then went back to Bay City. He is now agent for the Singer sewing machine; resided Bay City, MI.
Children of James Evans9 and Alice M. (Angell) Whitney:
i. John P.10 Whitney, b. ca. 1864, NY. ii. George E. Whitney, b. Mar 1870, MI. iii. Herbert A. Whitney, b. ca. 1874, MI. iv. Vincent J. Whitney, b. 1882.
1772 1824 James E. Whitney 24 M - Farmer New York Married in year Ellis " 18 F - Do Married in year George Angell 16 M - Farm Hand Do James Colvet 17 M B Servant Do
1298 1313 Whitney, James 33 M W Ret. Boot and Shoe Mcht. $2500 $2500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Alice 26 F W Keeping house New York -----, John 6 M W At School New York Attended school -----, George 3/12 M W Michigan Born in Mar Belmont, Emma 17 F W Domestic Servant Michigan
741 Wood $1000 278 Alice Whitney 31 F - ---- Broome w - Jno. P. Whitney 11 M - Son Broome s - Geo. E. Whitney 5 M - Son Michigan s - Herb A. Whitney 2 M - Son Michigan s - Many McNally 22 F - Srvt Artland [sic] s Domestic Serv. Bing.
James E. WHITNEY 44 Self M M W NY Manufactory-Table NY ENG Alice M. WHITNEY 36 Wife F M W NY Keep House NY NY John P. WHITNEY 16 Son M S W NY Lath Mill NY NY George E. WHITNEY 10 Son M S W MI At School NY NY Hubert A. WHITNEY 6 Son M S W MI At School NY NY Carry COOK 16 Oth F S W MI Servant POL POL
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 654.