Family:Whitney, Thomas O. (1845-1903)

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Thomas O.8 Whitney (John7, Nathan6, David5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of John7 and Sarah (Hensel) Whitney, was born Dec 1845, Perry, OH, and died 23 Mar 1903, Fly, OH.

He married firstly, 8 Nov 1864, Washington Co., OH, Rebecca Maxon, daughter of Rufus Putnam and Augustina (Fuller) Maxon. She was born about 1843, OH.

He married secondly, 5 Nov 1872, Washington Co., OH, Melissa (Chamberlain) Efaw, daughter of Moffett Morford and Sophronia (Dye) Chamberlain. She was born 22 Dec 1844, Lawrence, OH, and died 11 Apr 1885, Lawrence, OH. She had married firstly, 1861, Alpheus Efaw.

He married thirdly, 1 Jan 1887, Washington Co., OH, Margaret Ellen Martin, daughter of Henry and Lydia Ann (Dickerson) Martin. She was born 3 May 1859, Monroe Co., OH, and died 1936.

Thomas and Margaret are buried in the Rake Cemetery, Washington Co., OH.

Children of Thomas O.8 and Rebecca (Maxon) Whitney:

Children of Thomas O.8 and Melissa (Chamberlain)(Efaw) Whitney:

i. Flora Aldena9 Whitney, b. ca. 1875, OH; m. 17 Dec 1889, Pleasants, WV, James Martin.
ii. Simeon Herbert Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1877, OH; m. Helen Z. Hague.
iii. Sophronia Augusta Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1880, Washington Co., OH; d. 2 Jul 1950; m. Frederick S. King.


Rebecca Maxon was a descendant of Mayflower passenger James Chilton, as follows:

  1. James Chilton, m. ----- -----
  2. Isabella Chilton, m. Roger Chandler
  3. Sarah Chandler, m. Solomon Leonard
  4. Solomon Leonard, m. Mary -----
  5. Martha Leonard, m. Nathan Perkins
  6. Timothy Perkins, m. Zipporah Washburn
  7. Zipporah Perkins, m. Solomon Fuller
  8. Russell Fuller, m. Abigail Guilford
  9. Augustina Fuller, m. Rufus Putnam Maxon
  10. Rebecca Maxon, m. Thomas O. Whitney

She was also a descendant of Mayflower passenger Francis Cook:

  1. Francis Cook, m. Hester Mahieu
  2. Jane Cook, m. Experience Mitchell
  3. Elizabeth Mitchell, m. John Washburn
  4. John Washburn, m. Rebecca Lapham
  5. William Washburn, m. Experience Mann
  6. Zipporah Washburn, m. Timothy Perkins [see above]

She was also a descendant of John1 Whitney as follows:

  1. John1 Whitney, m.(1) Elinor -----
  2. Thomas2 Whitney, m. Mary Kedall
  3. Eleazer3 Whitney, m. Dorothy Ross
  4. Thomas4 Whitney, m. Hannah Smith
  5. Susanna5 Whitney, m. John Guilford
  6. Samuel Guilford, m. Elizabeth Cranson
  7. Abigail Guilford, m. Russell Fuller [see above]


Thomas O. WHITNEY 34 Self M M W OH Blacksmith --- --- Melissa WHITNEY 34 Wife F M W OH Keeping House OH OH Flora A. WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W OH OH OH Simeon H. WHITNEY 2 Son M S W OH OH OH Hershell EFAW 14 SSon M S W OH At Home OH OH Frank EFAW 11 SSon M S W OH At Home OH OH Effie DAVIS 21 Oth F S W OH House Keeper OH OH

Whitney, Thomas Head W M mar -----, Ellen M.. Wife W F mar

  • 1900, Marietta Ward 2, Washington Co., OH: Simeon Whitney.


  • Census records.

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