Family:Whitney, Eli (1829-1895)

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Eli Whitney (Jacob M., James), son of Jacob M. and Nellie (Freeman) Whitney was born 19 Oct 1829, Shandaken, Ulster Co., NY, and died 19 May 1895. He was buried in Shandaken Rural Cemetery, Shandaken, Ulster Co., NY. Gravestone has "Ely" Whitney.

He married, before 1854, Freelove Barnhart. She was born Sep 1833, and died 4 Apr 1902, Andes, Delaware Co., NY.

Eli Whitney served during the Civil War as a Private in Company E, 144th Regiment, New York Infantry. Date of enlistment 22 Feb 1864, date of discharge 25 June 1865, at Hilton Head, SC. According to U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles (Ancestry.com, 2009), he enlisted in Company K on 29 Sep 1864. It was not unusual to begin service in one company and be transferred later to another company.

Following Eli's death in May 1895, his widow, Freelove Whitney, filed for a pension 22 July 1895, appl. no. 618,113, certificate no. 417,113.

Children of Eli and Freelove (Barnhart) Whitney:

i. Lyman R. Whitney, b. 1854, Delaware Co., NY; d. 10 May 1858; bur. Old Shavertown Cemetery, Delaware Co., NY.
ii. Rensselaer Whitney, b. 1860, NY; m. Lorinda A. Franks; d. 1926; bur. Shandaken Rural Cemetery, Shandaken, Ulster Co., NY.
iii. Charles H. Whitney, b. Nov 1863, NY; d. after 1915.
iv. Aaron S. Whitney, b. Apr 1868, NY; m. (1) unknown; m. (2) 23 Dec 1922, Perle A. Schermerhorn; d. after 1925.

Census

2662 Calvin Madison 34 M - Farmer N.Y. Margaret " 26 F - " John " 1 M - " William Whitney 28 M - Farmer $2000 " Henry " 26 M - " $2000 " Eli " 22 M - Labourer " John " 16 M - " "

-- Frame $75 76 Eli Whitney 26 M - - Ulster 1 - - None 1 - - - - - - Freelove Whitney 22 F - Wife Delaware 1 - - - - - - - - - - Lymon Whitney 1 M - Chld Delaware - - - - - - - - - - -

467 470 Eli Whitney 30 M - Farmer $500 -- [N.Y.] Freelove 26 F - [N.Y.] Rensalear 1 M - [N.Y.]

241 249 Whitney, Eli 39 M W Farm Laborer $300 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Freelane 36 F W Keeping House New York -----, Ranslor 10 M W At Home New York Attended school -----, Charles 7 M W " New York Attended school -----, Aaron 2 M W " New York

Eli WHITNEY 50 Self M M W NY Laborer NY NY Freelove WHITNEY 47 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Ransalaer WHITNEY 20 Son M S W NY Laborer NY NY Charles H. WHITNEY 17 Son M S W NY Laborer NY NY Aaron S. WHITNEY 12 Son M S W NY At School NY NY

15 15 Whitney, Eli Private E 144 NY Inf 27 Feb 1864 25 Jun 1865 Union Grove, NY

  • NY State Census, 1892, Andes, Delaware Co.: Eli 62 laborer, Freelove 58, Aaron 23 laborer.

References

  • "United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War," index and images, FamilySearch.org/pal:MM9.1.1/K838-3MR.

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