Family:Whitney, Edson (1831-1863)

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Edson7 Whitney (Rufus6, Isaac5, [prob.] Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Rufus6 and Alvira (Lee) Whitney, was born 10 Apr 1831, Granville, NY, and died 23 Dec 1863, military hospital, Harpers Ferry, WV, of committant fever.[1]

He married, about 1856, Deantha R. Cook, daughter of Seth and Catherine (Richardson) Cook. She was born 6 Aug 1833, Granville, NY, and died 3 Feb 1886, Peru, VT. She married secondly, 18 Jan 1866, Weston, VT, Reuben Lampson, son of Eben H. Lampson.[2]

He enlisted 14 Aug 1862, Whitehall, NY, as a Musician in Co. C, 123rd New York Infantry Regiment, and was mustered in 4 Sep 1862. He was 31 years old, born in Granville, NY, blue eyes, brown hair, florid complexion, 5 feet 5 inches tall, a farmer. He was promoted to Full Private. He was mustered out by death on 23 Dec 1863, at Hospital, Harper's Ferry, VA (now WV).[3] She married secondly, 18 Jan 1866, Weston, VT, Reuben Lampson.

His widow Diantha applied for a pension, Application No. WC-22933, and one for her daughter Katie R., Application No. WC-96253.

Children of Edson7 and Deantha R. (Cook) Whitney:

i. Catharine R.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1858, Salem, NY, or 5 May 1857, Wells, VT; d. 6 Oct 1897, Manchester, VT; "Pratia M." m. 4 Feb 1874, Peru, VT, Rodney Wesley Lampson (her step-brother).[4]
ii. Rufus E. Whitney, b. ca. Jul 1859, NY; d. 22 Apr 1863.

Census

156 162 Edson Whitney 26 M - Farm Laborer $300 New York Deantha R. Whitney 25 F - " Catharine Whitney 3 F - " Rufus E. Whitney 10/12 M - "

2 2 Sampson, Reuben 55 M W Farmer $2800 $1450 Newhampshire Male citizen over 21 -----, Dianthie 38 F W Keeping House New York -----, Rodney 20 M W At Home Vermont Attended school -----, Amase 16 M W At Home Vermont Attended school -----, Gera 14 M W At Home Vermont Attended school -----, Lewis 12 M W At Home Vermont Attended school -----, Elmore 7 M W At Home Vermont Attended school -----, Carrie 3/12 F W At Home Vermont Born in Mar -----, Cora 3/12 F W At Home Vermont Born in Mar Whitney, Katie 13 F W Domestic New York Attended school

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Ancestry.com. New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 [database on-line. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.]

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

3.^  Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.]

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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