Family:Whitney, Alexander (1798-1859)

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Alexander8 Whitney (Benjamin7, Lemuel6, Joshua5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Benjamin7 and Betsey (Bragg) Whitney, was born 21 Jun 1798, Springfield, VT,[1] and died 30 Jane 1859, Essex, NY.

He married, 16 Jan 1823, Westport, NY, Sopronia Streeter. She was born 2 Oct 1803, and died 8 Apr 1871.

He was the eldest son of Benjamin and Betsey (Bragg) Whitney, was born in Springfield. He went to Essex, NY, in 1820, engaged in farming, married, and ever after resided there on the farm he purchased in 1820. He and his wife were members of the M. E. church. He was always a Democrat. He resided Essex, NY.

Children of Alexander8 and Sopronia (Streeter) Whitney:

i. Mary Ann9 Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1823, Essex, NY; m. 13 Feb 1850, George Franklin Stanton, b. 4 Mar 1823; resided Wadhams Mills, NY. Children:
a. Orlando Vanness Stanton, b. 31 Oct 1851.
b. Lucy Sophronia Stanton, b. 25 May 1853; m. 20 Mar 1877, Harvey Sherman.
c. Minnie Philena Stanton, b. 7 Oct 1855; m. Olmon Owen Clark.
d. John Alexander Stanton, b. 1 Jun 1860.
e. Mary Elizabeth Stanton, b. 25 Mar 1862; m. 14 Oct 1890, James Regan Glaze.
f. George Whitney Stanton, b. 19 Dec 1864.
ii. Orlando Barrett Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1826, Essex, NY; d. 21 Aug 1861. He was born in Essex, NY, and died of his wounds, a prisoner of war in Richmond, VA. He was orderly sergeant of Company K, 38th Regiment New York Volunteers.
iii. Benjamin Austin Whitney, b. 6 Sep 1828, Essex, NY; d. 11 May 1858.
iv. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1831, Essex, NY; m. 24 Oct 1854, Philetus A. Merriam; resided Santa Anna, CA.
v. Adaline Whitney, b. 28 Nov 1833, Essex, NY; m. after 1860, ----- Bragg, and d. 8 Nov 1868.
vi. Philena Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1838, Essex, NY; d. 18 Apr 1858.
vii. Susan A. Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1840, Essex, NY; m.(1) Chauncey A. Ballou; d. 21 Aug 1868; m.(2) 13 Apr 1876, Horace Smith; d. 19 Oct 1880, s.p.: resided Wadhams Mills, NY.

Census

1176 1218 Alexander Whitney 52 M - N.Y. Sophronia 44 F - [N.Y.] Mary Ann 10 F - [N.Y.] Attended school Orlando 23 M - [N.Y.] Austin 22 M - [N.Y.] Elizabeth 19 F - [N.Y.] Attended school Adeline 14 F - [N.Y.] Attended school Philinda 12 F - [N.Y.] Attended school George Stanton 27 M - Farmer [N.Y.] Alzina 26 F - [N.Y.] Married in year Franklin Sheldon 23 M - Laborer [N.Y.] Married in year

Mary Ann probably was the same as Susan A. in the above list of children.

199 Frame $500 199 Alexander Whitney 56 M - - State of Vt. 1 - 47 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Sophronia Whitney 51 F - Wife Essex Co. 1 - 27 - - - - - - - - Orlando Whitney 29 M - Chld " " - - 29 - 1- - - - - - Adeline Whitney 19 F - " " " - - 19 - - - - - - - - Elizabeth Morrison 22 F - " " " 1 - 22 - - - - - - - - Philena Whitney 15 F - " " " - - - - - - - - - - - Adeline Whitney 12 F - " " " - - - - - - - - - - - Philena Whitney 45 F - Sist " " - - 45 - - - - - - - -

582 555 Phineas Whitny 50 M - Farmer $10000 $1300 Vt. Orlando " 33 M - " N.Y. Sophrona " 57 F - " Adaline " 24 F - " Philena " 46 F - " [sic] Marsha Perry 16 F - " Daniel Finnet 16 M - Farm Laborer " Ezra Smith 22 M - " " Orren Bennet 45 M - " "

  • 1870, Westport, Essex Co., NY:

145 200 Merriam, P. D. 42 M - Farmer $8400 $1500 New York Male citizen over 21 " Elizabeth 38 F - Keeping House " Whitney, Sophronia 66 F - " " Reed, Mary 18 F - Domestic " Conway, John 22 M - " " Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 Calkins, Ambrose 22 M - " " Male citizen over 21

References

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.


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