Family:Whitney, Volney Beckner (1811-1864)
Volney Beckner7 Whitney (John6, Benjamin5, Daniel4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of John6, was born 16 Jul 1811, Romulus, NY, and died 18 Sep 1864, Adams, MI, where he was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
He married, 2 Jan 1848, Adams, MI, Fanny Melissa Austin, daughter of George Washington and Zaidee (Munger) Austin. She was born 4 Apr 1825, Locke, NY, and died after Jan 1875. She married secondly, before 1880, John Lee, of Wheatland, MI.
Phoenix says the following:
- ". . . a farmer; . . . . They settled in Adrian, Mich.; and, in June 1864, moved to Adams, where he died 18 Sept. 1864, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. She was still living there in Jan. 1875."
Children of Volney Beckner7 and Fanny Melissa (Austin) Whitney:
i. Mary Eveline8 Whitney, b. 25 Jan 1849, Adrian, MI; d. 27 Sep 1864, Adams, MI, where she was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. ii. Emma Augusta Whitney, b. 15 Oct 1850, Adrian, MI; m. 22 Dec 1870, Adams, MI, Lemuel Wheaton, son of William and Harriet Newell (Beach) Wheaton, of Adams; b. 3 May 1845, Lodi, MI; a carpenter and farmer. They settled, 8 Nov 1871, at Chester, MI, and were living there in June 1875. iii. Ellen Whitney, b. 9 Nov 1852, Adrian, MI; died 2 Dec 1852, Adrian, MI, where she was buried in Adrian Centre Cemetery. iv. John Mason Whitney, b. 11 Nov 1853, Adrian, MI; died 27 Nov 1853, Adrian, MI, where he was buried in Adrian Centre Cemetery. v. Ida Adelia Whitney, b. 7 May 1855, Adrian, MI; was living with her mother, at Osseo, MI, in Jan 1875. vi. Jane Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1857, Adrian, MI; d. 9 Nov 1857, Adrian, MI, where he was buried in Adrian Centre Cemetery. vii. Edward Everett Whitney, b. 5 Sep 1859, Adrian, MI; drowned 13 Aug 1874, Adams, MI, where he was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. viii. Esther Amelia Whitney, b. 26 Jul 1861, Adrian, MI; was living with her mother, at Osseo, MI, in Jan 1875. ix. Charles Whitney, b. 12 Nov 1863, Adrian, MI; was living with his mother, at Osseo, MI, in Jan 1875, the only male descendant of his grandfather, bearing the name of Whitney.
946 954 Volney B. Whitney 39 M - Farmer $1600 N.Y. Fanny " 25 F - " Mary " 1 F - Mich.
143 143 Volney B. Whitney 29 M - Farmer $3200 $435 N.Y. Fanny M. " 35 F - " Mary " 12 F - Mich. Attended school Emma " 9 F - " Attended school Ida " 5 F - " Attended school Edward " 1 M - " 144 144 Daniel Whitney 52 M - Farmer $3200 $640 N.Y. Louisa L. " 45 F - " Alice Glover 9 F - Mich. David A. Turrill 28 M - Farm laborer $250 Pa. Mary " 28 F - N.J. Milton " 2 F - Mich. Elizabeth Burgess 67 F - $2500 $300 N.J. James Smith 29 M - Farm laborer N.Y.
378 378 Whitney, Phila A. 45 F W Keeping House $3200 $175 New York " Emma 19 F W Teacher Michigan " Ida 15 F W At Home Michigan Attended school " Edward 10 M W At Home Michigan Attended school " Esther 9 F W At School Michigan Attended school " Charlie 6 M W At School Michigan Attended school
John LEE 71 Self M M W CT Retired Farmer CT CT Fanny LEE 55 Wife F M W NY Keeping House CT VT Esther WHITNEY 18 SDau F S W MI At Home NY NY Charles WHITNEY 16 SSon M S W MI At School NY NY
- 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. 496 and p. 1173-1174.
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