Family:Whitney, Willard Washington (1810-1838)

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Willard Washington6 Whitney (Joshua5, Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Joshua5 and Phebe (Parker) Whitney, was born 10 Mar 1810, Granville, NY, and died 22 Feb 1838, Avon, MI.

He married 6 Oct 1831, Troy, MI, Laura Wheeler Pearsall. She was born 15 Jan 1812, Cayuga Co., NY. She married secondly, 3 Apr 1842, Henry H. Philbrick.

She resided in Detroit, MI, and Los Gatos, CA.

He was born in New York state, moved to Avon, Oakland County, MI; owned and conducted a large farm, and died when only 28 years of age. He resided Avon, MI.

He was on the 1832 and 1835 petition lists for Oakland Co., MI Territory.

Children of Willard Washington6 and Laura Wheeler (Pearsall) Whitney:

i. Clark J.7 Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1832; m. Eleanor M. Van Deventer.
ii. Marlin Enos Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1835; m. Caroline Ursula Hill Seymour.
iii. Willard W. Whitney, Jr., b. 10 Sep 1838; m. Elizabeth P. Fairbank.


  • 1830: not found.
  • 1840: not found.
  • 1850, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI:

1573 1573 Henry Philbrick 36 M - Teacher N. Hampshire Laura do 38 F - N. York Harriett do 8 F - Michigan Attended school Arabella do 6 F - do Attended school Frank do 4 M - do


  • Census records.

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