Family:Whitney, Edwin Herbert (1806-1891)
He married firstly, 29 May 1850, Jane Horton. She was born 20 Jan 1826, Onondaga Co., NY, and died Feb 1858.
He married secondly, 18 May 1859, Eliza J. Kyle. She was born 15 Oct 1818, and died 5 Feb 1890.
He was the eldest son of Dr. Jonathan Whitney, of Cayuga. Possessed of a most genial temperament, which attached to him all who were brought within his influence, active in business, and with a capacity to take a prominent place in any of the growing cities of New York, he was nevertheless content to pass a long life of humble usefulness in the village of his birth, enjoying the independence of such position and happy in the opportunities which it afforded. Through most of his mature life he was a justice of the peace of his town, the counselor and advisor of the community in matter of business, and the kind friend to whom all looked for sympathy and assistance in time of affliction or pecuniary disaster. In his temperance, cheerfulness, industry and benevolence he blessed his own life and the lives of all about him. Few men in Cayuga County were so well known as he. A Rochester paper in a lengthy obituary says: "It is doubtful if there survives him any one born within the country who has attained a more advanced age and certainly no one more respected through a long life in the community in which he lived." He resided Rochester, NY.
Children of Edwin Herbert7 and Jane (Horton) Whitney:
i. Mary H.8 Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1851, Cayuga Co., NY; d. 19 Jan 1870, Aurelius, NY, aged 18 years of hypertrophy of heart. ii. Clara L. Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1854, Cayuga Co., NY; m. 2 May 1878, James R. Mercereau; resided 18 Boardman Ave., Rochester, NY. Children: a. Eliza May Mercereau, b. 20 Sep 1881; d. 30 Sep 1881. b. Edwin H. Mercereau, b. 4 Jan 1883; d. 21 Jun 1884. c. Ruth Clara Mercereau, b. 20 Feb 1892. iii. Lilly Pomroy Whitney, b. 5 Nov 1857; d. 15 Sep 1858.
1611 1896 Jonathan Whitney 92 M - None $1000 Mass. Edwin " 44 M - " N.Y. Married in year Jane " 24 F - " Married in year Harriet " 31 F - " Bridget Creyle 25 F - Ireland
46 Frame $2000 46 Edwin H. Whitney 48 M - - Cayuga 1 - 48 Justice 1 - - - - 1 - Jane Whitney 28 F - Wife Onondaga 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Mary Whitney 4 F - Chld Cayuga - - 4 - - - - - - - - Clarissa Whitney 2m F - Chld Cayuga - - 2m - - - - - - - - Harret A. Whitney 35 F - Sist do - - 35 - - - - - - - - Betsey Whaley 22 F - Dmst Ire. - - 1 - - - - - - - - Jotham Shank 28 M - Brdr Cayuga - - 28 Merchant 1 - - - - - -
767 783 Edwin H. Whitney 53 M - Justice Peace $6100 $4000 New York Eliza J. " 41 F - $1000 Ireland Mary H. " 9 F - Do Attended school [sic] Clara L. " 6 F - Do Attended school [sic] Ann Finigan 23 F - Servant Do Illiterate
339 343 Whitney, Edwin H. 63 M W Justice of Peace Ireland Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 -----, Eliza J. 51 F W Keeping house Ireland Parents foreign born -----, Clara 15 F W New York Parents foreign born Mackey, Mary A. 20 F W New York Parents foreign born
Edwin WHITNEY 73 Self M M W NY Justice Of The Peace NY NY Eliza WHITNEY 62 Wife F M W IRE Keeping House IRE IRE
- 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. 314.
- Census records.