Family:Whitney, David (1812-1884)
He married 16 Aug 1840, Tunbridge, VT, Maria Smith. She was born 25 Nov 1819.
David Whitney was born in Tunbridge, VT, 1812. Removed with his family of wife and five children to Wisconsin in 1851 and settled near Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, on 165 acres of land. He was an industrious, economical farmer of the true New England type. Two children, Jennie and Etta, were added to the family on this Wisconsin homestead. From a small clearing of 15 acres and a log house improvement followed improvement until when the farm was sold in 1882 the passer-by witnessed a fine brick residence, large barns, a fine orchard, a cheese factory, and all modern improvements. Thus honest toil was amply rewarded. From the farm the family moved to Fort Atkinson, and after remaining one year removed to Whitewater to their present place of residence, on Peck St., where David Whitney died 23 Feb 1884. He was buried in Greenwood cemetery at Fort Atkinson, awaiting the resurrection of the just. He united with the church of the United Brethren in Christ (a body of Christians holding views in common with the Methodists) in 1862, and soon after every member of the family connected themselves with the church of their father. Two of them, Austin D. and D. J., entered the ministry of that church. He resided Chelsea, VT, and Whitewater, WI.
Children of David7 and Maria (Smith) Whitney:
i. M. Emeline8 Whitney, b. 14 Aug 1841; m. 25 Dec 1865, Charles Wright; resided Whitewater, WI. He was b. 16 Nov 1843; d. 12 Nov 1883; resided Whitewater, WI. Children: a. Edith Victoria Wright, b. 11 Aug 1869. ii. Mark Whitney, b. 13 Jul 1843; m. Maria Stannard. iii. Lewis Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1845; m. Sarah Jane Ludwig. iv. Austin D. Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1847; m. Mary Etta Lynch. v. Dennis John Whitney, b. 8 Dec 1849; m.(1) Nancy Almeda Mccune; m.(2) Idagene Lacy. vi. Jane Susan Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1855; unmarried; resided Whitewater, WI. vii. Flora Etta Whitney, b. 30 Mar 1858; unmarried; resided Whitewater, WI.
- 1840, Tunbridge, Orange Co., VT: David Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 5-9, and 2 females 0-4; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1850, Washington, Orange Co., VT:
108 108 David Whitney 38 M - Farmer Vt. Mariah W. " 31 F - " Emeline " 8 " - " Attended school Mark " 6 M - " Attended school Lewis " 4 " - " Attended school Austin " 3 " - " Attended school Denis " 1 " - " Frederick Burgman 15 " - " Attended school Alden Jones 14 " - $1400 " Attended school
1531 1371 David Whitney 48 M - Farmer $3000 $500 Vt. Maria 41 F - Do Emeline 19 F - Do Mark 17 M - Do Lewis 15 M - Do Austin 13 M - Do Attended school Dennis 11 M - Do Attended school Jane 5 F - Wis. Attended school Flora 2 F - Do
185 182 Whitney, David 58 M W Farmer $5100 $1125 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Maria 51 F W Keeps house Vermont -----, Austin 23 M W Preacher Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Jennie 15 F W Wisconsin Attended school -----, Etta 12 F W Wisconsin Attended school Wright, Emeline 28 F W Vermont -----, Victoria 10/12 F W Wisconsin Born in Aug Whitney, Dennis 21 M W Farmer Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Almeda 20 F W Keeps house Wisconsin
David WHITNEY 68 Self M M W VERMONT Farmer MASS. N.H. Maria WHITNEY 62 Wife F M W VERMONT House Keeper VT. VT. Lewis WHITNEY 34 Son M M W VERMONT Farmer VT. VT. Sarah WHITNEY 28 DauL F M W PENNSYLVANIA House Keeper GER. PENN. Jane G. WHITNEY 25 Dau F S W WISCONSIN House Keeper VT. VT. Ettie WHITNEY 22 Dau F S W WISCONSIN House Keeper VT. VT. Lusa M. WHITNEY 5 GDau F S W WISCONSIN At Home VT. PENN. Ethel C. WHITNEY 9M GDau F S W WISCONSIN At Home VT. TENN. Edward BOWER 19 Oth M S W WISCONSIN Laborer GER. GER.
- 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. 374.