Family:Whitney, Wade H. (c1827-a1880)

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Wade H. Whitney (Aaron, Joseph), son of Aaron and Rachel (Poindexter) Whitney, was born ca. 1827, or 15 Oct 1812, MO, and died 29 Nov 1903, Salem, NE. He was buried in Maple Cemeterry, Salem, NE.[1]

He married 25 Sep 1853, Holt Co., MO, Melissa Combs[2], daughter of John and Susan (Jones) Combs[3] and step-daughter of Wade's brother Thomas Whitney. She was born 1834, KY, and died after 1860.

He married secondly, 24 Mar 1863, Richardson Co., NE, Nancy Mariah Boyd,[4] daughter of William Asbury and Anna (Mullins) Boyd. She was born 15 Dec 1845, Rushville, IL, and died 2 Jun 1917. She was buried in Maple Cemeterry, Salem, NE.[5]

Children of Wade H. and Melissa (Combs) Whitney:

i. John Johnson Whitney, b. ca. 1855, MO; m. Mary E. Wheeler.
ii. James M. Whitney, b. Feb 1857, MO; m. Laura Lee Lord.
iii. William A. Whitney, b. ca. 1857, NE; d. 16 Sep 1929, NE; m. Eva Page.

Children of Wade H. and Nancy Mariah (Boyd) Whitney, if any, unknown.


Perhaps Wade H. Whitney is the son or close relative of Thomas Whitney of Holt County, MO. He may also be a close relative of Tolbert and Joseph Whitney of TN and MO, as there are family members named Wade.


495 484 Wade H. Whitney 33 M - Farmer $2200 $600 Mo. Melissa Do 26 F - Kentuck J. N. Do 5 M - Mo. James M. Do 4 M - " Wm. A. Do 3 M - Nebr.

9 9 Whitney, Wade 40 M W Farmer $6000 $1300 Missouri Male citizen over 21 -----, Nancy M. 22 F W Keeping house Illinois -----, John 15 M W At home Nebraska Attended school -----, James 14 M W At home Nebraska Attended school -----, William 12 M W At home Nebraska Attended school, Cannot write

Wade WHITNEY 58 Self M M W MO Farmer KY KY Melissa WHITNEY 31 Wife F M W IL Keeping House --- NC William WHITNEY 22 Son M S W NE Laborer MO KY Wade HAMPTON 12 Oth M S W NE Laborer IL IL

112 114 Whitney, W. Thos. Head W M Oct 1815 84 mar 35 Missouri Tennessee North Carolina Landlord, Owns free farm -----, Nancy M. Wife W F Dec 1845 54 mar 35 2ch 0liv Illinois Illinois North Carolina


1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #43188999, Wade H. Whitney.

2.^  A Rootsweb query.

3.^  Combs Family Association.

4.^  Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908, from

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #43188897, Nancy Mariah Boyd Whitney.

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