Family:Whitney, John (c1814-a1850)

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John Whitney, ([probably] Wade H., Joseph), probably son of Wade H. and Susan (Norton) Whitney but known to be a grandson of Joseph Whitney, was born circa 1814, TN, and died after 1850.

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."[1]

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.


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

1. ^  Marsha Hoffman Rising, Genealogical gems from early Missouri deeds, 1815-1850: family and locality..., p. 193.

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