Family:Whitney, Reuben (c1810-a1880)

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Reuben7 Whitney (Ebenezer6, Ephraim5, Zachariah4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Ebenezer6 and Sally (Pratt) Whitney, was born abut 1810, Susquehanna Co., PA, and died after 1880.

He married Elsie/Allie P. -----. She was born about 1813, NY, and died after 1880.

Children of Reuben7 and Elsie/Allie P. (-----) Whitney:

i. Emily8 Whitney, b. ca. 1836, PA.
ii. M. E. Whitney (daughter), b. ca. 1850, PA; possibly the Mary Jackson of the 1870 census record below (if so, she may have married Benjamin Jackson).
ii. B. S. Whitney (son), b. ca. 1853, PA; found only in the 1860 census.


The long gap in the births of the children would suggest that Elsie/Allie P. could be a second wife, or that the last two children were adopted.


1392 1392 Reuben Whitney 40 M - Farmer $1000 [Pa.] Elsi 37 F - [Pa.] Emily 14 F - [Pa.]

412 413 R. Whitney 52 M - Farmer $3700 $1200 Pa. A. P. " 47 F - N.Y. M. E. " 10 F - Pa. B. S. " 7 M - "

212 198 Whitney, Rebecca 61 " " Farmer $5000 $1200 " Male citizen over 21 Elsie 57 F " Keeping house N.Y. Jackson, Mary 20 " " Pa. Jackson, Benj. 17 M W Works on farm Pa. Oakley, Rosa 8 F " At school " Attended school

"Rebecca" must be "Reuben".

Reuben WHITNEY 70 Self M M W PA Farmer PA PA Allie P. WHITNEY 68 Wife F M W PA Keeping House PA PA Rosa WHITNEY 18 Dau F S W PA At Home PA PA

Rosa Oakley may have been adopted, and have taken the surname Whitney.


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