Family:Whitney, Aaron Stearns (1803-1880)
Aaron Stearns8 Whitney (William Henry7, Aaron6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of William Henry7 and Clarissa (Wolcott) Whitney, was born 29 Jul 1803, Washington Co., VT, and died 14 Aug 1880, Denmark, NY.
He married, 8 Sep 1831, Hannah Bradish, of Weathersfield, VT. She was born 14 Aug 1802, Weathersfield, VT, and died 23 Apr 1884.
He was born in Washington county, VT, to which county his father had emigrated from Westborough, MA, a few years previous. He was the oldest of eight children. In 1817 he removed with his father to Jefferson county, NY, and settled on a farm in the town of Champion. In 1830 he bought a farm of one hundred acres, partly wild land, and commenced clearing it to make a home for himself. 8 Sep 1831, he married Hannah Bradish, of Weathersfield, VT, and they continued to reside on the farm intil 1846, when he exchanged it for a larger one in the town of Denmark, Lewis County, NY, where he lived with his oldest son (Nathaniel B.) until his death, which occurred 4 Aug 1880. He led a very active life. Besides managing his large farm, he was an extensive stock dealer, buying many thousands of cattle in western New York, Ohio and Canada, and driving them to the eastern markets in New York and Albany. In this business he amassed a considerable fortune. He was strictly honest, and a man of much influence in the community in which he lived, where he was highly respected. He resided Champion, NY.
Children of Aaron Stearns8 and Hannah (Bradish) Whitney:
i. Cornelia9 Whitney, b. ca. 1832, NY. ii. Nathaniel Bradish Whitney, b. 13 Mar 1838; m. Rhuby H. Houghton. iii. Henry Stearns Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1840; m. Hannah Maria Lawrence. iv. James E. Whitney, b. 13 May 1842; m. Marrian A. Lewis. v. Josiah Dwight Whitney, b. 5 May 1844; m. Nancy Maria Ryel.
- 1840, Champion, Jefferson Co., NY: Aaron S. Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 2 males 0-4, 1 female 30-39, and 1 female 5-9; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1850, Denmark, Lewis Co., NY:
1569 1604 Aaron S. Whitney 47 M - Farmer $4500 Vermont Hannah do 48 F - N. York Cornelia do 18 F - do Nathaniel do 12 M - do Attended school Henry do 10 M - do Attended school James do 8 M - do Attended school Josiah do 6 M - do Attended school Christopher Buchannan 18 M - Laborer Ireland
213 Framed $400 220 Aaron S. Whitney 51 M - - Vermont 1 - 8 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Hannah Whitney 53 F - Wife Vermont - - 8 - - - - - - - - Nathaniel B. Whitney 17 M - Chld Jefferson - - 8 - - - - - - - - Henry S. Whitney 14 M - " " - - 8 - - - - - - - - James S. Whitney 13 M - " " - - 8 - - - - - - - - Josiah D. Whitney 11 M - " " - - 8 - - - - - - - - Cornelia Tripp 23 F - AChd " - - 8 - - - - - - - -
626 623 Aaron S. Whitney 57 M - Farmer $7000 $4494 Vermont Hannah " 57 F - Housewife " Nathaniel B. " 22 M - Farmer $2320 -- New York Married in year Ruby H. " 25 F - Housewife " Married in year Henry " 19 M - Farmer $1680 -- " James " 17 M - " " Dwight " 16 M - " " Attended school Lydia Houghton 17 F - Domestic "
98 100 Whitney, Henry 29 M W Farmer $13000 $2979 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Hannah 30 F W Keeping house N.Y. -----, Nora 3 F W At home N.Y. -----, Aaron S. 66 M W Retired Farmer $5000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Hannah 67 F W At home Vermont -----, Dewitt 25 M W Farming N.Y. Male citizen over 21 Ryel, Celinda 23 F W Dom. Servt. N.Y.
Nathaneil WHITNEY 42 Self M M W NY Wheelwright VT VT Rhuby WHITNEY 43 Wife F M W NY Keeping House VT NY Oscar WHITNEY 14 Son M S W NY Clerking NY NY William WHITNEY 13 Son M S W NY At School NY NY Jesteen WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W NY At School NY NY Addie WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W NY At School NY NY Stearns WHITNEY 77 Fath M W VT MA VT Hannah WHITNEY 78 Moth F M W VT MA MA
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 494.