Family:Whitney, Theodore Edward Bliss (1843-a1880)
Theodore Edward Bliss7 Whitney (Barnard6, William Clark5, Henry4, Josiah3, John2, Henry1), son of Barnard6, was born 19 Oct 1843, Paterson, NJ, and died after Jul 1875.
He married, 23 Sep 1866, Susquehanna Depot, PA, Catharine Harney, daughter of Patrick and Anna (Lennor) Harney.
Phoenix says the following:
- ". . . a silk-worker . . . . They settled at Susquehanna Depot, and were living there in July 1875, when he was employed as a locomotive-engineer. He enlisted at New York City, 25 May 1861, in Co. I, 6th Reg., N. Y. S. Vol. Infantry ("Wilson Zouaves"); and was discharged at New York, 25 June 1863, with his regiment, having taken part in the battle of Santa Rosa Island, the bombardment of Forts McRae and Barancas, and engagements at Port Hudson, Irish Bend, Vermilion Bayou, and other places in the Red River expedition."
Children of Theodore Edward Bliss7 and Catharine (Harvey) Whitney, all born Susquehanna Depot, PA:
i. Sarah Elizabeth8 Whitney, b. 25 May 1869. ii. Charles Dennis Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1871. iii. John Samuel Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1874.
- 1860: not found.
- 1870, Susquehanna, Susquehanna Co., PA:
501 605 Whitney, Sherman 25 M W R.R. Fireman $100 New York Father of foreign birth, Male citizen over 21 -----, Cate 23 F W Keeping House Ireland Parents of foreign birth -----, Sarah 1 F W Penna. Mother of foreign birth Harvy, Ellen 20 F W Dress Maker Ireland Parents of foreign birth
This is pretty clearly the right family, although the father's given name is "Sherman", not "Theodore" or "Edward" or "Bliss". Furthermore, his father was not of foreign birth! Probably Ellen was Ellen Harney, sister of Catharine.
Theodore WHITNEY 38 Self M M W NJ Laborer NJ NJ Catharine WHITNEY 32 Wife F M W IRE Keeping House IRE IRE Sarah WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W PA At School NJ IRE Charles WHITNEY 8 Son M S W PA At School NJ IRE John WHITNEY 5 Son M S W PA At Home NJ IRE William WHITNEY 1 Son M S W PA At Home NJ IRE
- 1900: not found.
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 901 and p. 1797.
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