Family:Whitney, Luther (1791-1869)

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Luther7 Whitney (Samuel6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Mary (Whitney) Whitney, was born 15 Apr 1791, Gilsum, NH,[1] and died 30 Jul 1869, Lawrenceville, NY. He is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lawrenceville, NY.[2]

He married, 20 Sep 1814, Surry, NH, Betsey Dart,[3] daughter of Jesse and Jane (McCurdy) Dart. She was born 8 Jun 1790 in Gilsum, NH and died 13 Nov 1881, age 91 years, in Lawrenceville, NY. She was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lawrenceville, NY.[4]

Luther Whitney, in 1813, while residing in Gilsum, NH, had a tailoring establishment on the brook south of his father's house. It was burned by the fire in 1817; a new shop was erected on the spot occupied by the old one. Later he conducted a woolen factory which he erected, and which he afterward sold in 1829 to David Brigham. It was destroyed by fire in 1830. He was often chosen on important committees of the town, was selectman 1817-21-22-23-25-26, representative 1825 and 1827, justice of the peace from 1827 to 1832, was one of the organizers of the Congregational church in 1815. In 1830 he moved to New York state and died at Lawrenceville. He resided Lawrenceville, New York.

Children of Luther7 and Betsey (Dart) Whitney:

i. Luther8 Whitney, b. 26 Jul 1815, Gilsum, NH;[5] m. Rebecca J. Irwin.
ii. Edgar Whitney, b. 25 Jun 1818, Gilsum, NH;[6] m.(1) Maria R. Shepard; m.(2) Sarah Church Craig.
iii. Joshua Whitney, b. 25 Jan or 25 Jun 1820, Gilsum, NH;[7] d. unmarried, Mobile, AL; not found in 1850-1870 Censuses.
iv. Pascal Whitney, b. 4 Nov 1823, Gilsum, NH;[8] m.(1) Irena Shepard; m.(2) Amanda Rockwell.


650 664 Luther Whitney 59 M - Flowring Mill $6000 N.H. Betsy " 58 F - " Paschal " 26 M - Merchant " Pirney " 23 F - N.Y. Betsy L. " 9/12 F - "

8 8 Luther Whitney 69 M - N.H. Betsey Do 69 F - Farmer $800 $1000 N.Y.

  • (poss.) 1870, Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY]]:

283 287 Whitney, Betsey 54 F W Keeps house $2000 $500 Vermont Dawson, Henry 19 M W At home $500 Canada Parents foreign born Meeker, John 22 M W Carpenter & Joiner $500 Canada Parents foreign born

Betsey is not found otherwise, and was not living with any of her three sons. If this is the correct listing, her age is vastly understated.

Betsey WHITNEY 88 Self F W W VT Keeping House IRE IRE Fanny FOSTER 20 Othe F S W NY NY NY


1.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #62429844, Luther Whitney.

3.^  "Luthur Whitney & Betsey Dart, m. 20 Sep 1814, Surry, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #62418406, Betsey (Dart) Whitney.

5.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

6.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

7.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

8.^  New Hampshire, Vital Records, Birth Index.

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