Family:Whitney, Thomas Aaron (1805-a1874)

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Thomas Aaron7 Whitney (Silas6, Aaron5, Samuel4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of Silas6 and Nancy (Russell) Whitney, was born 20 Feb 1805, near Dykeman's, Southeast, NY, and died after 1874, but before 1880.

He married firstly, 28 Oct 1838, Carmel, NY, Naomi Jane Dykeman, daughter of Jesse and Phebe (Russell) Dykeman. She was born 19 Mar 1820, Patterson, NY, died 27 Mar 1870, Peekskill, NY, aged 50 years of consumption,[1] and is buried in Cortlandt Cemetery, about two miles north of Peekskill.

He married secondly, 5 Oct 1870, New York, NY, Susan Elizabeth (Newman) Dykeman, of Hoboken, NJ, daughter of Harvey and Elizabeth (Pardee)(Raymond) Newman. She was born 14 Sep 1827, Stanwich, in Greenwich, CT, and died 17 May 1901, Cottage Grove, GA. She had married firstly Albert Adolphus Dykeman.

Phoenix says the following:

He settled at Peekskill, N. Y., in 1826; has been teacher, trader, underwriter, and, for more than twenty years, a magistrate. . . . . They lived on the corner of James and Orchard Streets, Peekskill, in 1874.

Her obituary:

"Mrs. Susan E. Dykman-Whitney, a former resident of this village, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Beach, at Cottage Grove, Ga., on Saturday of last week, aged 75 years. Deceased was twice married, her first husband being Albert Dykman, of this . . ."

Children of Thomas Aaron7 and Naomi Jane (Dykeman) Whitney:

i. Mary Missouri8 Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1840, Peekskill, NY; d. 29 Jan 1862, Peekskill, NY; bur. Cortlandt Cemetery.
ii. Josephine Dykeman Whitney, b. 12 May 1842, Peekskill, NY; d. 22 Feb 1868, Peekskill, NY, s. p.; bur. Ref. Dutch Church-yard, three miles south of Peekskill, in the town of Cortlandt; m. 24 Sep 1867, Peekskill, NY, by Rev. Polhemus Van Wyck, Warren Reynolds, a farmer, b. Cortlandt, NY, son of Isaac and ----- (Post) Reynolds. He m.(2) her sister, Jane Adelaide Whitney.
iii. Adelaide Augusta Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1844, Peekskill, NY; d. 13 Sep 1845, Peekskill, NY; bur. Cortlandt Cemetery.
iv. Jane Adelaide Whitney, b. 21 Jan 1846, Peekskill, NY; m. 23 Nov 1870, Peekskill, NY, by Rev. Charles P. Page, Warren Reynolds, who m.(1) her sister Josephine. They lived at White Plains, NY, Nov 1873, without children.
v. Augusta Justina Whitney, b. 10 May 1849, Peekskill, NY; res. Peekskill, with her father, unmarried, Nov 1873; not with step-mother in 1880; m. Charles Edward Swift.
vi. Maria Louisa Whitney, b. 13 Aug 1854, 83 Eighth Ave., New York, NY; res. Peekskill, with her father, unmarried, Nov 1874; m. 1875, Watson Francis Sanford.
vii. Thomas Aaron Whitney (or Thomas Joseph Whitney), b. 9 Dec 1856, Peekskill, NY; m. Laura D. -----.
viii. Jessie Mary Whitney, b. 13 Jun 1860, Peekskill, NY; res. Peekskill, with her father, Nov 1873; not with step-mother in 1880; d. 8 May 1886, Peekskill, NY. Obituary: "WHITNEY. - On May 8th, at the residence of her brother, in Peekskill, Jessie M.. youngest daughter of the late Thomas A. Whitney, in the 26th year of her age. - CARMEL, N.Y., MAY 15, 1886, Putnam Co. Republican"


234 273 Thomas A. Whitney 42 M - Chandler $4000 N.Y. Naomi J. " 30 F - " Mary M. " 10 F - " Attended school Josepine D. " 8 F - " Attended school Jane A. " 4 F - " Augusta J. " 1 F - " Eleaner Hearse 14 F - "

1261 1817 Joseph Isaacs 40 M - Memb. Tailor $500 England Sarah Isaacs 24 F - " Isaac Isaacs 5/12 M - N.Y. Rebecca Harris 54 F - Eng. Kate Mee 18 F - Servant Ireland 1818 Thos. A. Whitney 56 M - Justice of the Peace $10000 $5000 N.Y. Naomia J. Whitney 40 F - $1000 -- " Mary M. Whitney 19 F - " Josie D. Whitney 17 F - " Attended school Adelia Whitney 13 F - " Attended school Justina A. Whitney 10 F - " Attended school Maria L. Whitney 5 F - " Attended school Thos. J. Whitney 3 M - " Hortense Whitney 1/12 M - "

1704 2058 Whitney, Thomas 65 M W Justice of peace $20000 $5000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Jane 24 F W Keeping house New York -----, Justina 21 F W New York -----, Maria 14 F W New York Attended school -----, Thomas 13 M W New York Attended school -----, Jessie 10 F W New York Attended school Francis, Mary 34 F W House Keeper Ireland Parents foreign born

van Ness VAN LOAN 47 Self M M W NY Carpenter NY NY Nora T. VAN LOAN 40 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Charles L. VAN LOAN 8 Son M S W NY NY NY Seth M. VAN LOAN 6 Son M S W NY NY NY Sara L. LEFFINGWELL 33 Othe F S W NY School Teacher NY NY Susan E. D. WHITNEY 49 Othe F W W CT NY NY Lizzie A. DYKEMAN 18 Othe F S W NJ NY CT

Watson F. SANFORD 33 Self M M W NY CT NY Marie L. SANFORD 24 Wife F M W NY Keeps House NY NY Frank SANFORD 3 Son M S W NY NY NY Jessie M. WHITNEY 19 SisL F S W NY At Home NY NY Lizzie M. GREEN 21 Othe F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE

360 366 Beach, Edward Head W M 39 mar New York New York New York Cotton -----, Elizabeth Wife W F 38 mar New York New York Connecticut -----, Eunice E. Dau W F 18 sgl New York New York New Jersey -----, Lindsley Son W M 19 sgl Massachusetts New York New Jersey Whitney, Susan E. MiL W F 73 wid Connecticut New York New York

Susan is living as mother-in-law with family of Edward and Elizabeth (Dykeman) Beach, her daughter by her first husband.


  • Census records.

1.^  1870 Mortality Schedule.

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