Family:Whitney, Thomas (1824-1852)

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Thomas7 Whitney (Thomas6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Thomas6 and Betsey (Wallis) Whitney, was born 20 Feb 1824, and died 8 Jan 1852. He was buried in West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, VT.[1]

He married, before 1850, Susan Miranda Drake, daughter of Stephen and Eunice (Mosher) Drake. She was born 12 Nov 1827, Pomfret, VT, and died 1909. She was buried in West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, VT. She married secondly, 27 Jul 1853, Craftsbury, VT, Henry Hoyt Colburn, both of Wolcott,[2] son of David and Rebecca (Rust) Colburn. He was born 2 Nov 1826, Hartford, VT, and died Apr 1865. He was buried in West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, VT.

Children of Thomas7 and Susan Miranda (Drake) Whitney:

i. Ellen A.8 Whitney, b. 27 Apr 1851, Wolcott, VT (but see notes below); listed with surname Colburn in 1860 census, but surname Whitney in 1870 and 1880.
ii. Edgar Francis Bennet Whitney, b. ca. 1854, Wolcott, VT; listed as Edgar A. Colburn in 1860 census. Not found in 1870 or 1880 censuses.


According to Pierce, a son, Willis, resided North Tunbridge. This seems to be a confusion with Willis, son of Thomas's brother John.

There was an Ellen Elizabeth Whitney, b. 27 Apr 1851, Wolcott, VT, daughter of Don Alonzo and Adaline (Bailey) Whitney, according to the L.D.S. International Genealogical Index. This may be a big coincidence, or not. Probably this is an error in the IGI.


144 145 Thomas Whitney 26 M - Farmer $700 Vt. Susan M. " 22 F - "

  • 1860, Thomas not found.
  • 1860, Wolcott, Lamoille Co., VT, p. 16:

144 144 Henry Colburn 32 M - Farmer $1500 $540 Vermont Susan M. Colburn 32 F - do Ellen A. Colburn 9 F - do Attended school Edgar A. Colburn 6 M - do Attended school Eunice Drake 76 F - do

Ellen and Edgar should have the surname Whitney, not Colburn.

272 279 Coleburn, Susan 40 F W Keeping House $700 $500 Vermont -----, Ida 10 F W Attending School " Attended school -----, Addie 8 F W " Attended school Whitney, Ellen 18 F W School Teacher "

Mariah STODDARD 45 Self F M W NY Boarding House NY NY Jane SMITH 55 Sis F S W NY NY NY Hattie L. STODDARD 18 Dau F S W NY At School MA NY Carrie W. STODDARD 16 Son M S W NY At School MA NY Ellen A. WHITNEY 28 Othe F S W VT Teacher In School VT VT George WARRING 35 Othe M S W NY Driver Express Wagon NY NY

  • 1880, Stowe, Lamoille Co., VT, p. 21/481A:
234  236 Colburn, Susan M.      52 Self F W W  VT  Keeping House       VT  VT


  • Census records.

1.^  BillionGraves Index, at

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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