Family:Whitney, Elisha Gerry (1828-a1880)

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Elisha Gerry8 Whitney (Sealand7, Israel6, Jonas5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Sealand7 and Sybil (Landon) Whitney, was born 19 May 1828, North Hero, VT.

He married firstly, 26 Dec 1854, Pittsford, VT, Eliza A. Hitchcock. She was born 11 Nov 1834, and died 17 Jul 1868.

He married secondly, 1 Dec 1870, Mary (Clark) McMann. She was born 15 Apr 1822, and died 4 Nov 1891.

He married thirdly, 30 Jul 1892, Mary Elizabeth Morgan, born 13 Jun 1851.

He was born in North Hero in the west shore of the island which forms this town. He grew up on the shore of the lake and on the farm, a student and lover of home and nature; was trained to work, to respect the Sabbath, to keep good company, to be honest and truthful, to use no bad language, rum or tobacco. Attended district school, and when seventeen years of age went to Bakersfield academy; taught district school several winters; in 1848 went to West Poultney, VT, and secured a position as Assistant Pupil, and remained as regular teacher in Troy conference academy some time after graduation; formed the acquaintance of Miss Eliza A. Hitchcock, of Pittsford, VT, also a graduate of the same institution and married her. In Sep 1855, began teaching a private school in the city of Albany, NY, remained there about four years, and the moved to Malone, NY; taught several years in Franklin County and finally settled on a farm near Malone, where he now resides, following the profession which gives competence, ease, freedom., health, rest and satisfaction. He has the good will of his neighbors, the love of his family and the respect of the community in which he lives; resided Malone, NY.

Children of Elisha Gerry8 and Eliza A. (Hitchcock) Whitney:

i. Charles Gerry9 Whitney, b. 28 Jul 1861; m. Grace H. Barnard.
ii. James Adams Whitney, b. 8 Jul 1863; resided Malone. He was born in Malone, NY, 8 Jul 1863; was only five years of age when he lost his best friend in the death of his mother. Kind friends have done what they could to repair the loss he thus sustained, and he has become a strong, able-bodied man, of good habits and sound principles. While not disliking agricultural pursuits, he had a strong desire for mechanical engineering, and left the farm for a time to become a locomotive engineer on the O. & L. C. division of the Central Vermont railroad; has since left the railroad and returned to farming. "May he never have cause to regret it."
iii. Franklin Leonard Whitney, b. May 1868; d. 14 Jul 1869.

Census

473 477 Frederick H. Petit 43 M - School Commissioner & Mt. $2300 $500 Canada Mahala 54 F - ' Vt. Frederick 16 M - Scholar N.Y. Attended school 478 Elisher G. Whitney 32 M - Teacher $3500 $300 Vt. Elisa A. 25 F - " "

502 506 Whitney, Elisha 42 M W Farmer $4000 $1070 Vermont Male citizen over 21 McCain, Mary 47 F W Keeps house Ireland Parents foreign born, Illiterate -----, Charles 9 M W New York Attended school -----, James 7 M W New York Attended school Labuff, Joseph 14 M W Farm Laborer Canada Attended school

Charles and James were Whitneys, not McCains.

141 154 Whilney, E. G. W M 52 mar Farmer Vt. Vt. Vt. Illiterate -----, Mary W F 50 Wife mar Keep House Ireland Ireland Ireland Illiterate -----, James W M 16 Son sgl Farmer N.Y. Vt. Ireland Illiterate -----, Louesa W F 9 Dau sgl At School N.Y. Vt. Ireland Illiterate, Attended school Monigan, Mary W F 16 Srvt sgl Servant N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. Illiterate

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