Family:Whitney, Jasper (1803-1888)
He married, 13 Feb 1826, ON, Elizabeth Gunwer. She was born 1809, Berne, Switzerland, and died 18 Oct 1886, Wood County, OH. Her name was recorded as Elizabeth Demshroder in the Bible record.
Jasper Whitney was a native of New York state, and at one time resided in Thompson, OH, where he was one of the early settlers. He was at one time taken suddenly ill and after a short illness died. The neighbors rendered all possible assistance and the doctor informed the family that he was dead. A coffin was made and brought to the house and preparations made for the burial. Mrs. Whitney could not persuade herself that her husband was dead and the funeral was postponed. A consultation of physicians was held and no trace of life could be discovered. The doctors, neighbors, and all tried to prevail on her to have the funeral but she was unmoved and insisted that her husband was not dead. Her neighbors thought she was insane, but she cared little for their opinions. She kept her sleepless nights by the side of her husband applying restoratives and on the forenoon of the ninth day discovered signs of consciousness and in short time succeeded in bringing him to life. He soon recovered good health. He heard, while lying in a trance everything that was said near him, and when he recovered sufficiently said many ugly things of those who wished to bury him alive. Mrs. Whitney's father died several years after and the coffin was used for his interment. He died 15 Oct 1888; resided Gibsonburg, OH.
Children of Jasper7 and Elizabeth (Gunwer) Whitney:
i. Edwin G.8 Whitney, b. 26 Mar 1827; m. Margaret Garns. ii. Emeline Whitney or Amelia Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1834; m. 15 Feb 1853, Sandusky Co., OH, Franklin B. Spooner. They resided Liberty, Wood Co., OH. He d.s.p. 19 Feb 1893; was a farmer. iii. Erastus F. Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1836; m. Lucinda Hamburger. iv. Ezra A. Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1840; m. Mary E. Decker. v. Ami W. Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1842; m. Julia Damschroder. vi. Mary A. Whitney, b. ca. 1845; m. 23 Jan 1868, Sandusky Co., OH, Obed C. Russell; s.p.; resided Helena, MT, 1418 Phoenix Ave. vii. Ellen Whitney, b. ca. 1848, OH; m. 2 Apr 1868, Sandusky Co., OH, William P. Klotz; resided Bowling Green, OH. viii. Anna Elizabeth Whitney, b. 24 Jan 1856; m.(1) 18 Jan 1877, Sandusky Co., OH, Henry King; resided Sandusky, OH; m.(2) Fort Benton, MT, Carroll W. Thrailkill, b. 25 Dec 1846; resided Fort Benton, MT. Children: a. Harrie Whitford King, b. 8 Jun 1877. b. Geyette King, b. 24 May 1879; resided Sandusky, OH. c. Whitney J. Thrailkill, b. 17 Dec 1886. d. Estella Thrailkill, b. 17 Nov 1888.
- 1830, Thompson, Seneca Co., OH: Jasper Whitney, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 0-4.
- 1840, Thompson, Seneca Co., OH: Whitney, Joseph, 1 male 80-89, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 40-49, 1 female 30-39, and 1 female 5-9; 2 engaged in agriculture. "Joseph" is apparently an error for "Jasper".
- 1850, Thompson, Seneca Co., OH:
594 607 Jasper Whitney 46 M - Farmer $4000 N.Y. Elizabeth " 40 F - Switzerland Edwin " 23 M - Laborer Ohio Amelia " 16 F - " Attended school Erastus " 13 M - " Attended school Ezra " 9 M - " Attended school Ammi " 7 M - " Attended school Mary " 5 F - " Attended school Ellen " 2 F - "
1602 1519 Casper Whitney 54 M - Farmer N.Y. Elizabeth 59 F - Switz. Erastas 22 M - Farm hand Ohio Ezra 20 M - " " Ermi 18 M - " " James Cooley 14 M - " " Mary 13 F - " Ellen 10 F - " Elisabeth 4 F - " Elizabeth Rudi 72 F - Switz.
"Casper" is an error for "Jasper".
65 63 Whitney, Jasper 66 M W Farmer $3500 $1500 New York Male citizen over 21 " Elizabeth 61 F " Keeping house " " Anna 14 " " At home Ohio Attended school " John 7 M " " Dennis, Hiram 17 " " Works by month " Attended school
Elizabeth was born in Switzerland, not New York. John was probably a grandson.
Jasper WHITNEY 76 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Elisabeth WHITNEY 70 Wife F M W SWIT Keeping House SWIT SWIT Anna KING 25 Dau F D W OH House Keeper NY PA Henry KING 3 GSon M S W OH At Home OH OH Gertie KING 1 GDau F S W OH At Home OH OH
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 416-417.