Family:Whitney, Peter (1821-1891)

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Peter7 Whitney (Samuel6, Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Sarah (Young) Whitney, was born 15 Jun 1821, Whitney, NB, and died 17 Jun 1891, Whitney, NB, age age 70.

He married, 24 Jul 1845, Whitney, NB, Jessie Sinclair, daughter of Andrew and Jane (-----) Sinclair. She was born 23 Jan 1823, Scotland, and died 26 Jun 1891, Whitney, NB, at age 68.

Both were buried in St. Phillip's United Church Cemetery, Whitney, NB

They lived at Whitney, NB.

Children of Peter7 and Jessie (Sinclair) Whitney:

i. Jane8 Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1848, Whitney, NB; m. Robert Menzies.
ii. Statira Whitney, b. 11 May 1850, Whitney, NB; d. 24 Dec 1936, Haldor, WI; m. 26 Jul 1871, Whitney, NB, Edward Rogers.
iii. Edward A. Whitney, b. 13 Mar 1852, Whitney, NB; m. Annie E. McKay.
iv. Robert Sinclair Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1854, Whitneyville, NB; m. Annie Eliza Clements.
v. Peter Henry Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1855, Whitney, NB; d. 11 Oct 1925, WI, at age 69; m. 3 Jul 1885, Stevens Point, WI, Clara Allen; resided Stevens Point, WI.
vi. Jessie Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1857, Whitney, NB; d. 22 Mar 1929, Tacoma, WA; m. William J. Allison.
vii. William Parker Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1859, Whitney, NB; d. 1 Jun 1861, Whitney, NB, at age 2.
viii. Ernest Moses Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1861, Whitney, NB; d. 15 Nov 1880, Oscoda, MI, at age 19. He was also known as Valentine. Ernest Moses Whitney lived at Oscoda, MI. He was killed by a falling tree in the woods at Oscoda, MI. He had moved there three month's before.
ix. Hiram Whitney, b. 19 May 1865, Whitney, NB; d. 3 Aug 1867, Whitney, NB, at age 2.
x. William Hiram Whitney, b. 16 Feb 1867, Whitney, NB; d. 1940; m. Annie Rose Dunnett.
xi. Frederick Home Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1869, Whitney, NB; d. 23 Sep 1951; m. 4 Apr 1892, Margaret Sherrard.


This family would be recorded in Canadian censuses, not yet examined, with the following exception:

  • 1861, North Esk, Northumberland Co., NB
  • 1881, Northesk, Northumberland Co., NB, p. 46:

Peter WHITNEY M M English 59 New Brunswick Farmer Presbyterian Jessy WHITNEY M F Scottish 58 Scotland Presbyterian Edward WHITNEY M English 29 New Brunswick Labourer Presbyterian Robert WHITNEY M English 27 New Brunswick Labourer Presbyterian Peter WHITNEY M English 25 New Brunswick Labourer Presbyterian William WHITNEY M English 14 New Brunswick Presbyterian Frederick WHITNEY M English 11 New Brunswick Presbyterian


  • Census records.

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