Family:Whitney, John (c1814-a1850)
He married, say 1830, Elinder -----. She was born circa 1810, TN, and died after 1850.
It seems possible that John Whitney died soon after 1850, that Elinder married secondly ----- Fuller, and that both of them died before 1860. That would explain the children having the surname Fuller in the 1860 census. Eden Fuller would then be a step-daughter of Elinder.
"P:252 5 October 1837, Joseph Whitney Senr., for love and affection for grandson John Whitney and grand daughter Elender, his wife, and the sum of $1, granted a negro boy named Charles about 16 years, posession to be taken at Joseph's death and a negro girl Sarah Ann to be taken at Joseph's death and the death of his wife."
Children of John and Elinder (-----) Whitney:
i. (daughter) Whitney, b. say 1833 (1830-1835). ii. Martha Whitney, b. ca. 1835, MO. iii. Susan Whitney, b. ca. 1837, MO. iv. (daughter) Whitney, b. say 1839 (1835-1840). v. Norman Whitney, b. 1842, MO. Norman is last seen listed as a Private in Company E,
19th Infantry Regiment, AR Civil War Troops. Company E – Organized October 30, 1861, in Sevier County
vi. Wade Hamp Whitney, b. ca. 1844, MO; m. Nannie Fletcher. vii. Marion Coleman Whitney, b. ca. 1844, MO. viii. Zachariah T. Whitney, b. ca. 1849, AR.
Was he perhaps a son of Family:Whitney, William O. (b1775-1826) and brother of William Whitney, his next door neighbor in the 1850, Washington, Independence County, Arkansas census? Note that he had a son Wade Hamp Whitney, and the early settlers of Bedford Co., TN included the Wade family.
- 1840, Polk Co., MO: John Whitney, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 15-20, 1 female 30-40, 1 female 5-9, 3 females under 5, 7 people total, 1 person in agriculture.
- 1850, Washington Twp, Independence Co., AR:
818 818 John Whitney 36 M - Farmer Tenn Illiterate Elinder Whitney 40 F - Tenn Illiterate Martha Whitney 15 F - Mo Susan Whitney 13 F - Mo Norman Whitney 8 M - Mo Wade Whitney 6 M - Mo Coleman Whitney 6 M - Mo Zacariah T. Whitney 1 M - Ark
- 1860 Rocky Comfort, Sevier Co., AR, p. 154/157:
1152 1128 Eden Fuller 20 F - Arkansas Thomas " 10/12 M - " Morman " 18 M - Missouri --Norman Whitney Mede " 16 M - " --Wade Whitney (twin) Marion " 16 M - " --Marion Coleman Whitney (twin) Zackariah " 11 M - " --Zachariah Whitney
They are next door to the family of Nancy Whitney.
- 1870: not found.
- 1880: not found.
- Census records