Family:Whitney, Benjamin Franklin (1815-a1880)
Dr. Benjamin Franklin7 Whitney (Thomas6, Peter5, Josiah4, Josiah3, [prob.] Benjamin2, John1), son of Thomas6 and Mary Taina (Jennings) Whitney, was born 27 Feb 1815, Randolph, VT, and died after 1880.
He married, 15 Apr 1840, Coshocton, OH, Sarah K. Renfrew. She was born 20 May 1819, and died after 1880.
He was born in Randolph, Orange County, VT; was educated at the common schools and at academy at Woodstock. He began the study of medicine in West Hartford, VT, and attended a full course of lectures and part of another at the Hanover Dartmouth college in New Hampshire, one of the oldest medical institutions in the United States. On account of ill health he was obliged to relinquish the studies. He emigrated to Ohio the last day of Sep 1835, and taught school, also continuing his medical studies, and began practice. Later he formed a partnership with Dr. Wright at Danville, and still later with Dr. Fuller at Loudonville, where he practiced until Jun 1840, when he removed to Ashland. There he was engaged in the drug business besides practicing medicine. In the spring of 1853 he graduated and took his degree in medicine. Moving to Mansfield Oct 1861, he has resided and practiced there ever since. He is held in high esteem by all who know him; resided Mansfield, OH.
Children of Benjamin Franklin7 and Sarah (Renfrew) Whitney:
i. Frances M.8 Whitney, b. 20 Jun 1841; m. 31 Oct 1865, Lyman A. Strong; res. Mansfield, OH. ii. Mary Ellen Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1843; m. 25 Dec 1860, John M. Pierce; res. Kenton, OH. Children: a. John B. Pierce, b. Jun 1862; d. -----. b. Frank McK. Pierce, b. Jan 1864. c. Daisy R. Pierce, b. May 1866. d. Frances W. Pierce, b. Aug 1868. e. Hugh E. Pierce, b. Dec 1870. iii. Irene Emily Whitney, b. 29 Nov 1844; d. 19 Jun 1857. iv. Sarah Delia Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1847; m. 13 Jan 1868, Andrus J. Gilbert. Children: a. Edward J. Gilbert, b. Apr 1868. b. Nellie W. Gilbert, b. May 1871; d. -----. c. Frances M. Gilbert, b. Apr 1876. d. Raymond A. Gilbert, b. Jul 1882; d. -----. e. Rexford W. Gilbert, b. Jan 1888. v. Ida Renfrew Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1853; m. 6 May 1874, Emmet G. Campbell; res. Mansfield, OH. Children: a. Perie A. Campbell, b. Mar 1875. b. Jessamine Campbell, b. Sep 1876. c. Faye W. Campbell, b. Nov 1877. d. William B. Campbell, b. Sep 1879. vi. Hattie Belle Whitney, b. 26 Dec 1857; m. 20 Sep 1882, Walter B. Kimball; res. Columbus, OH.
- 1840, Loudenville, Richland Co., OH: B. F. Whitney, 1 male 70-79, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 60-69, and 2 females 20-29; 1 engaged in learned professions or engineers. The older couple are probably his parents.
- 1850, Montgomery, Ashland Co., OH:
29 31 Doc. B. F. Whitney 35 M - Physician $1225 Vt. Sarah Whitney 30 F - Oh. Francis E. Whitney 10 F - " Attended school Mary E. Whitney 7 F - " Attended school Irene E. Whitney 5 F - " Attended school Delia S. Whitney 3 F - " John Ingram 27 M - Physician Scotland Rufus Ranfurr 18 M - Student Oh. Attended school
661 661 B. F. Whitney 45 M - Physician Vt. Sarah 41 F - O. Fanny M. 19 F - " Ellen 17 F - " Adelia 13 F - " Ida 6 F - " Harriet B. 2 F - " Frederick 30 M - Servant " B. F. Hargrave 28 M - Retired Merchant $500 -- "
161 162 Whitney, Benjamin 55 M W Ala Doctor $200 Vt. Male citizen over 21 " Sarah K. 51 F " Keeping House $4000 -- Ohio " Ida R. 17 " " At Home " Attended school " Hattie B. 12 " " " " Attended school
Benjamin WHITNEY 65 Self M M W VT Physician VT VT Sarah WHITNEY 60 Wife F M W OH Keeps House IRE IRE Harriet WHITNEY 21 Dau F S W OH Home VT OH
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 370-371.