Family:Whitney, Elias James (1827-a1880)

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Elias James7 Whitney (Isaac Lounsbury6, Elias5, Jeremiah4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Isaac Lounsbury6 and Mary Ann (Stackhouse) Whitney, was born 20 Feb 1827, 31 Allen Street, New York, NY, and died after 1880.

He married, 12 Nov 1847, Brooklyn, NY, Mary Helen Van Voast, daughter of Giles and Angelica (-----) Van Voast. She was born 25 Dec 1825, Albany, NY, and died after 1880.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . an artist, designing and engraving on wood . . . . They settled at Brooklyn; and were living there, at 87 St. James' Place, in Aug. 1874."

Children of Elias James7 and Mary Helen (Van Voast) Whitney:

i. Francis Elias8 Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1848, 28 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn, NY; d. 3 Sep 1868, Minneapolis, MN, of consumption; bur. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.
ii. Albert Jocelyn Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1856, Brooklyn, NY; m. 16 Jan 1884, Warren, MA, Minnie E. Strickland, b. ca. 1860, Springfield, MA, dau. of Erasmus F. and Arvilla E. (-----) Strickland.[1]
iii. Ida Helen Whitney, b. 13 Jan 1863, 218 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn, NY.
iv. Lilly W. Whitney (adopted), b. 31 May 1850; d. 13 Dec 1862; bur. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

Census

937 1698 Liles Van Vost 22 M - Mason N.Y. Mary A. " 22 F - " 1699 Elias Whitney 24 M - Wood Engraver " Mary H. " 26 F - " Elias " 2 M - N.Y. 1700 C. Panghayne 49 M - N.J. Louisa " 36 F - N.Y. Sarah E. " 15 F - " Attended school William " 12 M - " Attended school Mary L. " 10 F - " Attended school Anna " 8 F - " Attended school Richd. " 7 F - " Attended school Cornelius " 2/12 M - "

[76] Framed $3000 122 Elias J. Whitney 29 M - - New York 1 - 10 Engraver 1 - - - - - - Mary H. Whitney 30 F - Wife do 1 - 10 - - - - - - - - Elias F. Whitney 6 M - Son Kings Co. - - 6 - - - - - - - - Rosana Sulivan 19 F - Srvt Ireland - - 4 - - - 1 - 1 - -

68 76 P. E. J. Whitney 32 M - Artist $1000 N. York Mary " 33 F - " Elias " 12 M - " Attended school Abbot " 4 M - " Libby " 11 F - " Attended school Ann Walsh 22 F - Servant Ireland Illiterate

112 112 Whitney, Elias I. 43 M W Artist $30000 -- N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, May H. 44 F W Keeping House N.Y. -----, Albert I. 14 M W N.Y. -----, Ida H. 7 F W N.Y. Timpson, Ernest 20 M W Domestic Germany Baden Parents foreign born, Illiterate

E. J. WHITNEY 53 Self M M W NY Artist NY NY Mary H. WHITNEY 55 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Albert J. WHITNEY 24 Son M S W NY Ingraver (Word) NY NY Ida H. WHITNEY 17 Dau F S W LI At School NY NY Elizabeth TURNER 23 Othe F M B NY Servant GA NY

  • 1900, Elias and Mary not found. Albert not found.

References

1.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 354, page 356.


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