Family:Whitney, Edwin Leggett (1803-1841)
Edwin Leggett7 Whitney (Asa6, Ebenezer5, David4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Asa6 and Catherine (Leggett) Whitney, was born 15 Jul 1803, Norwalk, CT, died 27 Apr 1841, Philadelphia, PA, and was buried there.
He married firstly, 22 Feb 1825, New York, NY, Joanna Eliza Bicknell, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (-----) Bicknell. She was born 20 Oct 1809, Portsmouth, England, and died 6 May 1836, Phildelphia, PA. When quite young, came to New York with her parents.
He married secondly, 26 Mar 1837, Philadelphia, PA, Ann Rebecca Bevan. She was born about 1800, Philadelphia, PA, and died after 1880.
Phoenix says the following:
- . . . a whip-maker, and in the closing years of his life, a grocer; . . . . He settled in New York, residing there till about 1835, and then removed to 29 Strawberry Street, Philadelphia, Penn., . . . .
Children of Edwin Leggett7 and Joanna Eliza (Bicknell) Whitney:
i. John Ebenezer8 Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1826, New York, NY; m. Mary Elizabeth Scribner. ii. Alexander Whitney, b. 2 Nov 1828, New York, NY; lived at Salisbury, PA, 1841; and a few months later, went to Philadelphia, since which his brother, John Ebenezer Whitney, had, up to Feb 1869, no certain knowledge of his residence. iii. Margaret Elizabeth Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1830, New York, NY; d. 19 Aug 1872, New York, NY; m. 6 Sep 1851, New York, NY, Robert Hinvest, a mason, son of Joseph Hinvest; b. 6 Jul 1823, St. Mary's parish, Southampton, England; they settled in New York City; and in 1868, lived at the corner of Third Avenue and Sixty-ninth Street. iv. William Asa Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1832, New York, NY; d. 8 Mar 1832, New York, NY. v. Catharine Whitney, b. Apr 1834, New York, NY; d. Apr 1834, New York, NY, aged 0 days. vi. Joanna Eliza Whitney, b. 1 May 1836, Philadelphia, PA; d. 26 Jul 1837, Philadelphia, PA.
Children of Edwin Leggett7 and Ann Rebecca (Bevan) Whitney:
vii. George Edwin8 Whitney, b. 9 Nov 1839, Philadelphia, PA; resided Philadelphia, PA, 1868.
- 1840, Chestnut Ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA: Edward L. Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 30-39, and 1 female 5-9; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Chestnut Ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA:
116 146 Rebecca Whitney 35 F - Penn. George " 10 M - " Attended school Edward Whelan 20 M - Porter Ireland ...
1626 1816 Ann R. Whitney 60 F - $300 Penna. Edw. 21 M - Painter Phila. Jas. Laird 26 M - Laborer Ireland Thos. Kane 24 M - Tobacconist $100 Penna. Geo. W. Reads 28 M - Painter $300 " Jos. Delaney 27 M - Carpenter $200 " Jac. Weikel 20 M - Painter $50 " Solomon Jacoby 45 M - Cooper $100 " Jas. Davis 20 M - Carpenter $50 England Jas. Willsborough 21 M - Driver " Betsey Stewart 70 F - N. Jersey
101 106 Spackman, Geo. 39 M W Agt. $15000 $500 Penna. Male citizen over 21 Hulda 38 F W Keepp house " Whitney, Ann 70 F W At Home "
George SPACKMAN 50 Self M M W PA Livery Stable PA PA Hulda SPACKMAN 48 Wife F M W PA Keeping House PA PA Anna WHITNEY 80 MotL F W W NJ NJ NJ Netta HAINES 14 Niec F S W PA At School PA PA Mary RINEHEART 23 Oth F S W PA Servant IRE SCOT
This record is problematical. How can Anna Whitney have been born in NJ, and be the mother-in-law of George Spackman, if his wife Hulda's mother was born in PA? Notice that in 1870, Ann was said to be born in PA. Hulda could be Anna's daughter by a previously unknown first marriage. Her maiden name is not known.
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), pp. 382-383 and pp. 998-999.