Family:Whitney, Joseph (1802-1867)

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Joseph6 Whitney (Jared5, John4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of Jared5 and Sally (Rogers) Whitney, was born 19 Oct 1802, Branford, CT,[1] was baptized 6 Mar 1803, Branford, CT,[2] and died 18 Jul 1867, Washington, DC, in the 65th year of his age. He is buried in the Congressional burying-ground.

He married, Washington, DC, Margaret Ball, of Virginia. She died 18 Jul 1868, Washington, DC. She is buried in the Congressional burying-ground.

Phoenix says the following:

"Joseph Whitney, b. in Branford, Conn., 19 Oct. 1802; married in Washington, D. C., Margaret Ball, of Virginia; settled in Washington, where he kept a shoe-store on Pennsylvania Avenue, and died there, 18 July 1867, in the 65th year of his age. She died at Washington, 18 July 1868. They were buried in the Congressional burying-ground. An obituary notice of him shows that he was a member of Columbia Lodge, No. 10, I. O. O. F.; and that his house, at the time of his death, was "between 14th and 15th, and P and Q, Streets.""

Children of Joseph6 and Margaret (Ball) Whitney:

i. James Oscar7 Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1825, Washington, DC; m. Sallie Maria Moore.
ii. Sarah Ann Whitney, b. ca. 1834; d. 9 Oct 1854, of consumption; bur. in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.
iii. (child) Whitney, d. young.
iv. (child) Whitney, d. young.
v. (child) Whitney, d. young.
vi. (child) Whitney, d. young.
vii. (child) Whitney, d. young.
viii. (child) Whitney, d. young.
ix. (child) Whitney, d. young.


168 168 J. Whitney 48 M - Shoemaker 600 CT Marthey 49 F VA John 24 M - Carpenter 800 DC Susan 17 F " W. Phillips 25 M - Shoemaker NY H. Peal 17 F DC J. Harry 16 M - Shoemaker VA J. Joyce 16 M - " VA

This is a problematical listing. The father of this family is pretty clearly correct, but the wife should be Margaret, and the children should be James and Sarah. Nevertheless, the ages of all four are substantially correct.

1024 1055 Jos. Whitney 59 M - Shoemaker 150 Connecticut Margaret Whitney 60 F - Virginia Angeline Glover 20 F - Servant Virginia Thos. Robertson 50 M - Shoemaker Maryland Rebecca Robertson 49 F - Maryland James Mulroy 30 M - Tailor Ireland Mary Mulroy 27 F - Ireland Mary Mulroy 3 F - Washington D.C.


1.^  "Joseph [Whitney], [s. Jared & Sally], b. 19 Oct 1802," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Branford 3:389.

2.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Jared & Sarah, bp. 6 Mar 1803," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Branford First Church 2:30.

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