Family:Whitney, Edward Livingston (1840-1886)

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Hon. Edward Livingston8 Whitney (Richard Harris7, Cyrus6, Isaiah5, Isaiah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Richard Harris7 and Nancy Flagg (Whitney) Whitney, was born 7 Sep 1840, Adrian, MI, and died 4 Jan 1886, St. Joseph, LA, of pneumonia.

He married, 2 May 1864, Natchez, MS, Eliza J. Curry, of Natchez, MS. She was born 26 Dec 1846.

Edward Livingston Whitney, born at Adrian, MI, 7 Sep 1840; in 1860 he went to Madison, WI, and organized what was known as the Madison Hardee Cadets, a military organization of great merit of which he was captain. In 1862 he enlisted in the 12th Wisconsin Regiment as a private, participated in the battle of Shiloh; went to Holly Springs and Vicksburg with Grant, and was appointed captain and commissary of the post at Natchez, MS, in 1863-64, and was an honored officer there under General Canby, commander at New Orleans, LA. He married Eliza J. Curry of Natchez, Mississippi, in 1863, to whom there were born 7 children. Edward L. Whitney in 1865 purchased of Judge Snyder of Saint Joseph, LA, a plantation of 1,000 acres, and removed his family on to this plantation, and was a successful planter, also taking a prominent place in the politics of the Tensas Parish, LA, having been elected to the position of sheriff, then to parish judge and for one term served as senator in the Louisiana legislature. He was a man of strong will and determination and large influence among men with whom he had to deal, and was regarded as a father by the 300 colored people who made their home upon his plantation. He left an estate valued at $75,000; resided Saint Joseph, Tensas Parish, LA.

Children of Edward Livingston8 and Eliza J. (Curry) Whitney:

i. Clara H.9 Whitney, b. 25 Mar 1865.
ii. Katie C. Whitney, b. 29 Dec 1866; m. 25 Jan 1888, B. F. Young; resided Saint Joseph, LA.
iii. Richard H. Whitney, b. 26 Nov 1870.
iv. India B. Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1875.
v. Edward L. Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1878.
vi. Annie L. Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1880.
vii. Eliza A. Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1885.

Census

472 551 Whitney, E. L. 29 M W Farmer $35000 $20000 Michigan Male citizen over 21 -----, E. J. 25 F W K. house Miss. -----, Clara H. 5 F W At home Miss. -----, Katie 3 F W At home Miss. Harris, L. 16 F B D. servant Miss. Illiterate

E. L. WHITNEY 40 Self M M W MICH Planter... MASS MASS E. J. WHITNEY 32 Wife F M W MISS Keeps House OHIO OHIO Clara WHITNEY 14 Dau F W MISS At School MICH MISS Katey WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W MISS At School MICH MISS R. H. WHITNEY 8 Dau F S W MISS At School MICH MISS J. B. WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W MISS MICH MISS E. L. WHITNEY 3 Son M S W MISS MICH MISS Anna L. WHITNEY 4M Dau F S W MISS MICH MISS Peter DELANEY 50 Oth M S W IRELAND Gardner IRELAND IRELAND Ellen YOUNG 16 Oth F MU MISS House Servt MISS MISS Monroe THOMS 15 Oth M B LA House Servt LA LA

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