Family:Whitney, John Jackson (1840-1899)

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John Jackson8 Whitney (Sampson7, Nathan6, David5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Sampson7 and Jane (Long) Whitney, was born 19 Jan 1840, OH or VA, and died 15 Dec 1899, New Philadelphia, OH. He is buried in East Avenue Cemetery, New Philadelphia, OH.[1]

He married, 24 Apr 1873, West Wheeling, Belmont Co., OH, Amanda J. Chalfont, daughter of Francis M. and Josephine Chalfont. She was born about 1856, VA, and died 15 Mar 1911, Cleveland, OH.

Served in Civil War, Private, Company M, 5th Ohio Cavalry.

John J. Whitney enlisted as a private in Co. A, 1st California Cavalry, on 8 Feb 1865. He was mustered out on 22 May 1866. He and Amanda received pensions from the U.S. government.

Children of John Jackson8 and Amanda J. (Chalfont) Whitney:

i. Francis Marion9 Whitney, b. 15 Mar 1877, Zanesville, OH; m. Flora E. Scheck
ii. Eva Whitney, b. 27 Aug 1879, Zanesville, OH.
iii. John J. Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1881 or 29 Dec 1882, Zanesville, OH; d. 28 Feb 1903, Bridgeport, OH.
iv. George Alexander Whitney, b. 5 May 1891, New Philadelphia, OH; m. Marie Lorraine Stewart, 2 Oct 1929 in Hancock Co., WVA.


157 157 Whiting, Jane 56 F W Keeping house $175 Ohio -----, John J. 29 M W Paper maker Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Carly Victoria 8 F W Ohio Attended school

John J. WHITNEY 36 Self M M W VA Paper Maker VA VA Amanda J. WHITNEY 24 Wife F M W VA Keeping House VA VA Francis WHITNEY 3 Son M S W OH VA VA Eva WHITNEY 9M Dau F S W OH VA VA Louisa PHEIFER 15 Oth F W OH Servant GER GER

858 938 Whitney, John J. Private A 1 CA Cav 8 Feb 1862 22 May 1864 1y 3m 14d Blakes Mills, OH

Whitny, Amanda Head W F Apr 1853 47 wid Ohio -----, Francis M. Son W M Mar 1877 23 sgl Ohio -----, Eva Dau W F Aug 1879 20 sgl Ohio -----, John Son W M Nov 1880 19 sgl Ohio -----, George Son W M May 1891 9 sgl Ohio


  • Census records.
  • Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007;
  • California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959;
  • Oregon Death Index, 1898-2008;
  • Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962;
  • U.S., WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  • U.S., WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942;
  • West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971;

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #81925304, J. J. Whitney.

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