Family:Whitney, Moranda Hanford (1830-1909)

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Moranda Hanford7 Whitney (Samuel Starfield6, Thomas5, James4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Samuel Starfield6 and Lois (Stewart) Whitney, was born 2 Jun 1830, New Canaan, CT, and died 1909. He was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, CT.[1]

He married, 20 Mar 1852, Poundridge, NY, Jane Elizabeth Bell, daughter of Harmon and Mary Amelia (Scofield) Bell. She was born 13 Jun 1834, New Canaan, CT, and died 15 Feb 1870, in Ponus Street, New Canaan, CT [but she appears in the 1870 census, and the year 1871 appears on her tombstone. Probably the correct date is 15 Feb 1871.--RLW]. She was buried in Lakeveiw Cemetery, New Canaan, CT.[2]

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a plasterer . . . . They settled at New Canaan, . . . . He was living there in Feb. 1876. He enlisted for three years, at Darien, Conn., 9 Aug. 1862, in Co. B, 17th Reg., Conn. Vol. Infantry; took part in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburgh, and Braddock's Farms, in the last of which he was taken prisoner. He was sent to the well-known prison at Andersonville, where he endured his share of the suffering that befell its unfortunate inmates."

Wounded 2 Jul 1863, Gettysburg, PA. Captured 5 Feb 1865, Dunn's Lake, FL. Released 21 Apr 1865. Discharged 14 Jun 1865.

Children of Moranda Hanford7 and Jane Elizabeth (Bell) Whitney, all born New Canaan, CT:

i. Wallace Moholon8 Whitney, b. 13 Feb 1853; m. Martha E. Northrop.
ii. Fanny Bell Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1855; d. 1945; unmarried; she was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, CT.[3]
iii. Willis Hurshall Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1858; m. Delia L. Northrop.
iv. Nellie Amelia Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1867; prob. m. 9 May 1893, Danbury, CT, Edward S. Plumb.
v. Alice Stanton Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1870; "of New Canaan" m. 25 Jun 1890, New Canaan, CT, William Potter, Jr., "of New York, NY".[4]


1444 1756 Maranda H. Whitney 29 F - Shoe Maker [sic] $75 Conn. Jane E. " 26 F - " Wallace " 7 M - " Attended school Fanny B. " 5 F - " Attended school Willis " 3 M - " Chas. A. " 26 M - "

17 19 Whitney, Maranda 40 M W Shoemaker Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Jane 36 F W Keeping house Connecticut -----, Wallace 17 M W Farm Laborer Connecticut Whitney, Fanny 14 F W At School Connecticut Attended school -----, Willis 13 M W At School Connecticut Attended school -----, Nellie 4 F W At Home Connecticut -----, Alice 7/12 F W At Home Connecticut Born in Oct 20 Seely, Ann 57 F W Keeping house $400 -- Connecticut

Maranda WHITNEY 49 Self F W W CT Work For Shoe Manuf. NY CT Fanny B. WHITNEY 25 Dau F S W CT Keeping House CT CT Nellie E. WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W CT Work In Shirt Manuf. CT CT Alice S. WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W CT At School CT CT

2 2 Whitney, Moranda H. Head W M May 1831 69 wid Connecticut New York Connecticut Shoemaker, Rents house -----, Fannie Bell Dau W F Aug 1854 45 sgl Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut


1.^  Find A Grave memorial #76284988, Moranda H. Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #76284988, Jane E. Bell.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #76284988, Fanny B. Whitney.

4.^  "Alice S. [Whitney], ae 20, of New Canaan, m. William POTTER, Jr., ae 37, of New York, NY, 25 Jun 1890, at the parsonage by Rev. Frederick E. Hopkins. Witnesses, William PATERSON, Fannie WHITNEY (Fee $5.00). New Canaan Church 2:181," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Canaan Church 2:181.

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