Family:Whitney, William Augustus (1820-a1880)
He married, 14 Sep 1847, Adrian, MI, Ellen Maria Bixby, daughter of David and Laura (Foster) Bixby. She was born 6 Apr 1825, Albion, NY, and died after 1880.
Phoenix says the following:
- ". . . a publisher . . . . They settled in Adrian, where her parents resided at the time of her marriage, and were living there in June 1877. He has published The Press, a daily and weekly newspaper, since 17 May 1873; was registrar of deeds in Lenawee Co., Mich., for four years from 1 Jan. 1863, and recorder of the city of Adrian, for two years from Ap. 1859; and filled the office of postmaster at Adrian from 17 May 1869 to 17 May 1873."
Children of William Augustus7 and Ellen Maria (Bixby) Whitney:
i. Dwight Avery8 Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1848, Adrian, MI; m. Marian Celia Lawrence. ii. Fanny Lee Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1859, Adrian, MI; and was living there, with her parents, in Dec 1874.
1005 1014 William Whitney 30 M - Merchant $800 N.Y. Ellen " 25 F - " Dwight " 2 M - Mich. Caroline Beegle 14 F - Maryland Attended school
869 877 Wm. A. Whitney 40 M - City Recorder $2000 $200 N.Y. Ellen M. " 35 F - " Dwight A. " 12 M - Mich. Attended school Fanny Lee " 1 F - " Octave Bruso 22 M - Paper Seller Canada Henry Worth 21 M - Clerk Mich. Geo. S. Reed 24 M - " Ct. Charles Dapho 25 M - " Canada Amanda Raymond 33 F - Teacher N.Y. Mary Laselle 14 F - Servant Germany Katee Hagh 28 F - " "
3 3 Whitney, Wm. A. 50 M W Post Master $3000 $7000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Ellen 45 F W Keepg. house New York -----, Dwight 22 M W P.O. Clerk Mich. Married in Jan, Male citizen over 21 -----, Marion 22 F W At home New York Married in Jan -----, Fannie 35 F W Attendg. School Mich. Attended school Robinson, Caroline 35 F B Domestic Servt. No. Carolina Illliterate
Wm. A. WHITNEY 60 Self M M W NY Publisher NY CT Ellen M. WHITNEY 55 Wife F M W NY Keeping House MA MA Addie ROPER 16 Oth F S MU MI Servant OH IN
- 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. 500 and p. 1181.