Family:Whitney, Joseph Paul (1825-1893)

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Capt. Joseph Paul7 Whitney (William6, Elijah5, John4, William3, Joshua2, John1), son of William6 and Prudence (Brown) Whitney, was born 1 Mar 1825, Norwich, VT, and died 7 Aug 1893, Chicago, IL.

He married, 25 Aug 1854, New Orleans, LA, Troy Gertrude Hope. She was born 30 Aug 1838, Norfolk, VA.

Joseph Paul Whitney was born in Norwich, VT, in 1825. At the age of 19 he went to New Orleans, LA, where he resided until 1888, when he moved with his family to Chicago. During the Civil war he served in the Confederate army. Of late years, on account of partial paralysis, he was incapacitated for manual labor. He resided Chicago, IL, 541 Fay St., Lake View.

Children of Joseph Paul7 and Troy Gertrude (Hope) Whitney:

i. Joseph G.8 Whitney, b. Aug 1855, LA; d. Aug 1856, LA.
ii. John L. Whitney, b. Mar 1857, LA; d. Nov 1858, LA.
iii. Mary Frances Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1853, LA; m. ----- -----.
iv. Bridgette Whitney ("Benzette" in Pierce), b. 25 Apr 1858, LA.
v. Crescenta Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1862, LA.
vi. Troy Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1863, LA; m. 18 Sep 1889, Frank K. Bumstead; b. 12 Dec 1864; resided 419 Cleveland Ave., Chicago, IL.
Ch.: Whitney Vandewater, b. 19 Nov 1892; Iris, b. 30 Jul 1891; d. 24 Nov 1891.
vii. Clifford Whitney, b. ca. 1878, LA.


3513 5451 Joseph Whitney 34 M - Ten. Bt. Pilot $4000 $400 Massa. Troy " 25 F - Va. Mary " 6 " - N.O. Attended school Brigget " 2 " - "

967 1047 Whitney, James B. 45 M W Grocery (Ret.) $500 Vermont Parents foreign born -----, Troy H. 37 F W Keeping house Virginia -----, Mary F. 16 F W Louisiana -----, Bridget 12 F W Louisiana Attended school -----, Cresueta 8 F W Louisiana -----, Troy 4 F W Louisiana

"James B." should be "Joseph P." This may have resulted from using the abbreviation "Jos.", interpreted as "Jas."

W. P. WHITNEY 53 Self M M W VT River Pilot VT VT Troy WHITNEY 35 Wife F M W VA Keeps House VA VA Mary F. WHITNEY 21 Dau F S W LA None VT VA Crescento WHITNEY 18 Son F S W LA None VT VA Clifford WHITNEY 2 Son M S W LA VT VA

"W. P." should be "J. P."

  • 1880, daughter Bridget not found.


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