Family:Whitney, James Jefferson (1834-1896)

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James Jefferson7 Whitney (John Merrick6, James Rex5, Caleb4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of John Merrick6 and Clarissa (Montgomery) Whitney, was born 11 Jan 1834, and died at 11pm 13 Sep 1896, Fayette, MS.

He married, 18 Feb 1858, Jefferson Co., MS, Josephine Darden. She was born 19 Oct 1830/8, and died 14 Aug 1914.

He resided Fayette, MS.

He was a Captain in Co. H of the 4th Mississippi Cavalry with General Wert Adams as Commander of the Brigade, and General N. B. Forest as Division Commander. He enlisted in Apr 1862 and served until the end of the war. His company surrendered at Gainsville, AL, under General Forest. He was a lawyer for 25 years and also served as a legislator.

Children of James Jefferson7 and Josephine (Darden) Whitney:

i. Stanhope8 Whitney, b. 14 Dec 1858; d. 4 Sep 1864.
ii. Eva Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1860; d. 4 Sep 1864.
iii. William Henry Whitney, b. 31 Dec 1862; m. Naomi B. Campbell.
iv. Marion Darden Whitney, b. 24 Dec 1864; d. 16 Dec 1875.
v. Annie Montgomery Whitney, b. 5 Jan 1867, d. 28 Dec 1913; m. John Scott McDonald.
vi. Charles Cunningham Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1869, d. New York City; m. Elsie Routh.
vii. Lena Landrum Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1871; d. 1 May 1897, unmarried.
viii. Della J. J. Whitney, b. 3 Nov 1873, d. 18 May 1952; m. Rev. Albert Thomas Felix.
ix. Eula Lea Whitney, b. 13 Aug 1876; d. 8 Jan 1959; m. Rev. William Washington Phares.


398 379 Jefferson Whitney 26 M - Planter $15000 $47000 Mississippi Josaphine Whitney 21 F - Do Stanhope Whitney 1 M - Do W. S. Applewhite 36 M - Farmer Virginia

212 211 Whitny, Jeff 36 M W Farmer $6000 $2000 Miss. Male citizen over 21 -----, Josephine 32 F W Keep house " -----, William 8 M W " -----, Marrian 6 M W " -----, Annie 4 F W " -----, Chas. C. 1 M W "

J. J. WHITNEY 46 Self M M W MS Lawyer SC MS Josephine WHITNEY 42 Wife F M W MS Keeping House MS MS Willie H. WHITNEY 17 Son M W MS Farmer MS MS Annie M. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W MS At Home MS MS Chas. C. WHITNEY 11 Son M S W MS MS MS Lena WHITNEY 9 Dau F S W MS MS MS Della WHITNEY 7 Dau F S W MS MS MS Eula WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W MS MS MS


1. Obituary news clippings from Jaxon(?) Evening News and the Democrat.

2. Birth and death dates from tombstones in Fayette, Mississippi.

3. Additional information Compiled from family records, tombstones, and actual knowledge by Mary Campbell Bryan.

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