Family:Whitney, Eli (1847-1924)

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Eli9 Whitney, Jr. (Eli8, Eli7, Eli6, Nathaniel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Eli8 and Sarah Perkins (Dallibar) Whitney, was born 22 Jan 1847, New Haven, CT, was baptized 13 Jun 1847, New Haven, CT,[1] and died 23 Jun 1924, New Haven, CT.

He married, 22 Oct 1873, New Haven, CT, Sarah Sheffield Farnum, daughter of Henry and Ann Ann Sophia (Whitman) Farnham. She was born 27 Sep 1850, Scipio, NY.

He was born in New Haven, CT, where he has always resided; was educated at the public schools there and later was graduated in the class of 1869 at Yale College. He has held various local offices and at present (1894), is a member of the Board of Education. Is also president of the New Haven Water Company; resided New Haven, CT.

He was admitted to the church, 25 Apr 1858, on profession.[2]

Children of Eli9 and Sarah Sheffield (Farnum) Whitney:

i. Anne Farnum10 Whitney, b. 20 Sep 1874, New Haven, CT; bapt. ; she was admitted to the chunch 6 May 1888, on profession, New Haven, CT.[3]
ii. Henrietta Edwards Whitney, b. 27 Feb 1876; bapt. 3 Nov 1876, New Haven, CT;[4] admitted to the church 6 May 1888, New Haven, CT.[5]
iii. Sarah Tracy Whitney, b. 18 Sep 1877; bapt. 1 Nov 1878, New Haven, CT;[6] admitted to the church 7 Jan 1894, New Haven, CT;[7] m. 26 Apr 1900, New Haven, CT, Dr. Leonard C. Sanford.[8]
iv. Elizabeth Fay Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1879; bapt. 20 May 1879, New Haven, CT;[9] admitted to the church 7 Jan 1894, New Haven, CT.[10]
v. Louise Huntington Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1881; bapt. 4 May 1884, New Haven, CT;[11]; m. 9 Jul 1908, New Haven, CT, Gourdin Young Gaillard.[12]
vi. Susan Brewster Whitney, b. 16 Mar 1885; admitted to the church 9 Apr (Note says "should be May 7") 1899, New Haven, CT.[13]
vii. Frances Pierrepont Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1891; admitted to the church 5 May 1907, New Haven, CT.[14]

Census

Eli WHITNEY 33 Self M M W CT Fire Arms Manuf. CT CT Sarah WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W CT Keeping House CT CT Annie WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W CT CT CT Henrietta WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W CT CT CT Sarah WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W CT CT CT Louisa WHITNEY 11M Dau F S W CT CT CT Hannah TILLEY 53 Oth F W W ENG Servant ENG ENG Eliza HAGAN 22 Oth F S W ENG Servant ENG ENG Mary FARLEY 24 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Bridget LEARY 30 Oth F S W IRE Cook IRE IRE Dennis O'CONNOR 29 Oth M S W IRE Coachman IRE IRE

74 79 Southwick, Elbrige Head W M May 1842 58 mar 35 New York New York New York Com. traveler, Owns mortgaged house -----, Mary Wife W F Jan 1840 60 mar 35 3ch 2liv Massachusetts Vermont Massachusetts -----, Robert Son W M Jul 1869 30 sgl Massachusetts New York Massachusetts Book keeper -----, Russel B. Son W M Oct 1875 24 sgl Massachusetts New York Massachusetts Real estate agent Campbell, Laura Aunt W F Dec 1819 80 wid Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Erwin, Blanche Brdr W F Feb 1878 22 sgl New York Vermont New York At school Murphy, Julia Srvt W F Apr 1875 25 sgl Massachusetts Ireland Ireland Housework Mahar, Statia Srvt W F Dec 1875 24 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Cook, Immig. 1895 Brigham, Katharine Brdr W F Apr 1876 24 sgl Wisconsin Massachusetts Maine At school Stout, Helen Brdr W F Mar 1877 23 sgl New York New York New York At school Groesbeck, Bertha Brdr W F Sep 1878 21 sgl New York New York New York At school Lynch, Frances Brdr W F Aug 1878 21 sgl Ohio Ohio Ohio At school Gray, Julia M. Brdr W F Sep 1878 21 sgl Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota At school Whitney, Elizabeth Brdr W F Apr 1879 21 sgl Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut At school Coolidge, Helen Brdr W F Oct 1877 22 sgl Illinois Illinois Michigan At school Barse, Stella Brdr W F Oct 1876 23 sgl Missouri Missouri Wisconsin At school Wade, Mary Brdr W F Apr 1882 18 sgl Connecticut Massachusetts Rhode Island At school Porter, Mildred Brdr W F Oct 1879 20 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New York At school

Elizabeth is Eli's daughter, attending school in Northampton.

  • 1910, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT: Eli Whitney
  • 1920, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT: Eli Whitney
  • 1930: not found.

References

1.^  "Eli [Whitney], s. Eli, bp. 13 Jun 1847," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:60.

2.^  "Eli [Whitney], adm. ch. 25 Apr 1858, on profession," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:115, 492.

3.^  "Anne F. [Whitney], adm. ch. 6 May 1888, on profession," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:394.

4.^  "Henrietta Edwards [Whitney], d. Eli, Jr., & Sarah S. (FARNAM), bp. 3 Nov 1876," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:290.

5.^  "Henrietta E. [Whitney], adm. ch. 6 May 1888 on profession," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:394.

6.^  "Sarah Tracey [Whitney], infant dau. of Eli, Jr., & Sarah S. (FARNAM), bp. 1 Nov 1878," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:307.

7.^  "Sarah Tracy & Elizabeth Fay [Whitney], adm. ch. 7 Jan 1894, on profession," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:427-428.

8.^  "Sarah Tracy [Whitney], m. Dr. Leonard C. SANFORD, 26 Apr 1900 at Center Church, by Drs. SMYTH & TWICHELL," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 6:27.

9.^  "Elizabeth Fay [Whitney], d. Eli, Jr. & Sarah S. (FARNAM), bp. 20 May 1879," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:321.

10.^  "Elizabeth Fay [Whitney], & Sarah Tracy WHITNEY, adm. ch. 7 Jan 1894 on profession," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:427-8.

11.^  "Louise Huntington [Whitney], d. Eli, Jr., & Sarah S. (FARNAM), bp. 4 May 1884, at church," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 5:363.

12.^  "Louise Huntington [Whitney], m. Gourdin Young GAILLARD, 9 Jul 1908, by Rev. Stuart MEANS," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 6:100.

13.^  "Susan Brewster [Whitney], adm. ch. 9 Apr (Note says "should be May 7") 1899 on profession," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 6:20.

14.^  "Frances Pierpont [Whitney], d. Eli, adm. ch. 5 May 1907, on profession," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, New Haven First Congregational Church 6:83.


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