Family:Whitney, Richard (c1823-a1871)

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Richard Whitney (Samuel), son of Samuel and Margaret (-----) Whitney, was born about 1823, Canada (probably St. Thomas, QC), and died after 1871.

He married 30 Jun 1847, Home Township, Algoma Co., ON, Cornelia Stafford,[1] daughter of Amos William and Mary Margaret (Nelles) Stafford. She was born 1827, Brampton, ON, and died 1871, Chinguacousy, ON.

In 1867 he was listed as a Justice of the Peace in Collingwood, OH.[2]

Children of Richard and Cornelia (Stafford) Whitney:

i. Samuel Whitney, b. 14 Dec 1847, ON; d. 9 Jul 1848, ON; bur. Churchville, Peel Co., ON.[3]
ii. Amos Stafford Whitney, b. Apr 1849; d. aft. 1905; m. bef. 1886, Catherine Rebecca "Cassey" Boren.
iii. Augusta Whitney, b. ca. 1853; d. ...; m. ....
iv. Lavinia Whitney, b. 25 Jan 1856, Collingwood, ON; d. 11 Oct 1940, Detroit, MI; m. 18 Mar 1876. Esquesing, Halton Co., ON, William James Barton.
v. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 28 Nov 1858, OH; d. 16 Jun 1932, York, ON; m. William Brinkert.
vi. Thomas Whitney, b. 1860, ON; d. aft. 1861.
vii. Royal Patrick Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1863, Collingwood, ON; d. 19 Nov 1936, York, ON; m. Margaret Ann Moriarty.
viii. Mary Loraine Whitney, b. 23 May 1865, Buffalo, NY; d. 1938; m. ca. 1892, John D. Kennedy.
ix. Margaret Whitney, b. 1869, ON; d. aft. 1871.
x. William Richard Whitney, b. Jul 1870, ON; d. 1923, Niagara Falls, NY; m. ca. 1891, Laura A. Pixley.
xi. Richard H. Whitney, b. 14 Aug 1870, Buffalo, NY; d. 21 Sep 1936, Detroit, MI; m. ca. 1891, Clara T. Pixley.


  • 1851, Chinguacousy, Peel Co., ON, b. 217.

Richard Whitney M 29 mar Canada Cornelia Whitney F 25 mar Canada Amos Whitney M 3 Canada Margaret Whitney F 1 Canada

  • 1861, Collingwood, Simcoe Co., ON, p. 1:

Richard Whitney M 37 mar U.C. W.M. Cornelia Whitney F 33 mar U.C. W.M. Amos Whitney M 11 U.C. W.M. Margaret Whitney F 9 U.C. W.M. Lorina Whitney F 7 U.C. W.M. Elizabeth Whitney F 5 U.C. W.M. William Whitney M 3 U.C. W.M. Thos. Whitney M 1 U.C. W.M.

  • 1871, Woolwich, Waterloo North, ON, p. 5:

20 20 Cornealius Whitney F 40 wid ON Irish Amos Whitney M 21 ON Margret Whitney F 18 ON Lavina Whitney F 16 ON Elizabeth Whitney F 15 ON William Whitney M 13 ON Rogel Whitney M 9 ON Manuel Whitney F 7 ON Richard Whitney M 5 ON

380 408 Whitney, William Head W M Jul 1860 39 mar 9 Canada Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Shipping room, Rents house, Imm. 1896, Nat. -----, Laura A. Wife W F Aug 1871 28 mar 9 2ch 2liv New York New York Canada CE -----, Ellwood R. Son W M Sep 1892 7 sgl New York Canada Eng. New York At school -----, Royal S. Brth W M Mar 1863 37 mar Canada Pennsylvania Pennsylvania At school -----, Royal A. Son W M Jul 1894 5 sgl New York Canada Eng. New York Stationary engineer, Imm. 1882, Nat.

527 574 Whitney, Richard Head W M Aug 1864 35 mar 7 Canada New York Canada Painter and co, Owns house, Imm. 1877, Nat. -----, Clara T. Wife W F Jul 1876 23 mar 7 1ch 1liv New York New York Canada -----, Hazel A. Dau W F Dec 1893 6 sgl New York Canada New York At school Brady, Amorro E. Cous W M May 1848 52 wid Canada Canada Canada Painter, Imm. 1888


1.^  Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858, from

2.^  Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906, from

3.^  Find A Grave Memorial #138113738, Samuel Whitney.

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