Family:Whitney, Aaron (1798-1877)

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Aaron6 Whitney (Benjamin5, Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Benjamin5 and Sarah (Bassett) Whitney, was born 14 Sep 1798, Granville, Washington Co., NY, died 23 Sep 1877, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY.

He married, 23 Jun 1818, Electa Leach, daughter of James Zebulon and Phebe (Hoyt) Leach. She was born 1 Nov 1798, Rutland, Rutland Co., VT, died 15 Aug 1874, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY.

"Aaron Whitney removed to Chautauqua county, and settled on lot 59, which he bought in Oct., 1818, where he still resides. His sons are: Isaac, who resides in French Creek ; Samuel, removed to the West; James, unmarried, at home; Hiram, in town—wife deceased ; Aaron, at the West; Benjamin in town; Zebulon, in Penn. Mr. Whitney's daughters are : Phebe, wife of Lorenzo Flowers, and resides in Mina ; Electa, wife of Morgan Tanner, of Wattsburg, Pa.; Miranda, wife of Jared Chittenden, removed to Illinois, and died there; and a daughter who died young."[1]

They resided Findley's Lake, NY.

Children of Aaron6 and Electa (Leach) Whitney:

i. Isaac7 Whitney, b. 30 Dec 1819, West Mina, Chautauqua Co. NY; m. Betsey Elizabeth Nason.
ii. James Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1820, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY; unmarried.
iii. Phebe Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1821, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY, d. 30 Dec 1896, m. 2 Dec 1852, Lorenzo Flower or Flowers, b. ca. 1817, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY, resided Mina, NY.
iv. Samuel Whitney, b. 3 Feb 1823, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY; m. Lucretia "Lucy" Lewis.
v. Electa Whitney, b. 7 Sep 1824, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY, d. 5 Sep 1903, Wattsburg, Erie Co., PA, m. 7 Sep 1844, Morgan B. Tanner, b. 4 Aug 1824, Washington Co., NY, resided Mina, NY, and Venango, Erie Co., PA.
vi. Miranda Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1826, d. 24 Sep 1881, IL, m. 4 Apr 1849, Jared Chittenden, b. ca. 1822, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY, resided Mina, NY.
vii. Aaron Whitney, b. 30 Apr 1828, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY; unmarried in 1880.
viii. Hiram Whitney, b. 4 Apr 1830, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY; m. Emily Jackson.
ix. Benjamin Whitney, b. Dec 1831, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY; m. Mary E. Coe.
x. Zebulon Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1834, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY; m. Mary A. Mcdowell.
xi. Sally Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1836, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY, d. 10 Jul 1846, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY. According to Pierce, she d. 10 Jun 1840.
xii. Polly Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1839, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY, m. 4 Oct 1887, Rev. Thomas Elger, b. ca. 1835, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY. According to Pierce, she was "unmarried; resided Findley's Lake, NY."

Census

19 19 Aaron Witney 52 M - Farmer $4000 N.Y. Electa 52 F - Vt. Phebe 29 F - N.Y. Aaron 22 M - Farmer " Attended school Benjamin 19 M - Farmer " Attended school Zebulon 16 M - Farmer " Attended school Polly 9 F - " Attended school

41 Frame $700 41 Aaron Whitney 56 M - - Washington 1 - 38 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Electa Whitney 56 F - Wife Vt. 1 - 38 - - - - - - - - Benjiman Whitney 23 M - Son Chautauqua 1 - 23 Farmer 1 - - - - - - Mary Whitney 18 F - Dau Chautauqua 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - James Whitney 35 M - Son Chautauqua - - 35 Farmer 1 - - - - - - Zebulon Whitney 21 M - Son Chautauqua - - 21 Farming 1 - - - - - - Polly Whitney 15 F - Dau Chautauqua - - 15 - - - - - - - - L. C. Whitney 1m F - Dau Chautauqua - - 1m - - - - - - - -

12 Aaron Whitney 62 M - Farmer $5000 $2200 N.Y. Electa do 62 F - Vermont James do 40 M - Farmer $150 N.Y. Polly do 20 F - Housework " Hiram do 30 M - Farmer $400 "

131 131 Whitney, Aaron 71 M W Farmer $11000 $4000 New York Male citizen over 21 -------, Electa 71 F W Keeping house Vermont Cannot write -------, James 50 M W At Home New York Male citizen over 21 -------, Polly 30 F W At Home New York Lewis, George 32 M W Farmer Laborer $1200 New York Male citizen over 21

Notes

According to a post by Barbara Black, Aaron Whitney had a first wife named Sarah Bennett of Mina, NY. However, this is unsubstantiated and if daughter Electa was named after her mother, and was b. 1824, she had to have been one of the first children born in this family, and thus Electa would have to have been the first wife.

For descendants of Electa, see Morgan TANNER wife Electa WHITNEY.

References

1. ^  HISTORY OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY.


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