Family:Whitney, Esau (1796-1869)

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Esau7 Whitney (Ezra6, Ezra5, John4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Ezra6 and Sally (Hooker) Whitney, was born 21 Aug 1796 in Rockingham Township, Windham Co, VT, and died Aug 1869, Princeton, MN.

He married, sometime perhaps before 1822, Esther -----. She was born about 1796, VT, died 20 Aug 1850, Burns, NY, aged 53 years 8 months 23 days. She was buried in the Canaseraga Cemetery, Burns, NY.

He moved with his parents and siblings from the family home in Vermont to Allegany County, NY, in 1817.

In 1830, Esau Whitney and his family were enumerated in Burns Township, Allegany Co, NY. The family consisted of 1 male 30-40 [Esau], 1 male 0-5 [Esau Jr], 1 female 30-40 [Esther], 2 females 5-10 [Unknown, Vienna], and 3 females 0-5 [Mary, Martha, Esther].

In 1840, Esau Whitney and his family were enumerated in Burns Township, Allegany Co, NY. The family consisted of 1 male 40-50 [Esau], 1 male 10-15 [Esau Jr], 1 male 5-10 [Benjamin], 3 females 15-20 [unknown, Vienna, Mary], 1 female 10-15 [Martha], 2 females 5-10 [Esther, unknown], and 1 female 0-5 [Melinda]. Four people were engaged in agriculture.

In 1850, Esau Whitney and his family were enumerated in Burns Township, Allegany Co, NY. He owned $6630 and was listed as a millwright.

In 1860, Esau Whitney was enumerated in Burns Township, Allegany Co, NT, with George McCarl.

Children of Esau7 and Esther (-----) Whitney:

i. Laurenza8 Whitney, b. ca. 1821, NY; d. after 1860; m. before 1842, George McCarl.
ii. Vienna Whitney, b. ca. 1824, NY; m. 1850-1855, Cyrus Jennings.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. ca. 1826, NY.
iv. Martha Whitney, b. ca. 1828, NY.
v. Esau Whitney, b. 9 Aug 1829, NY; d. 20 Apr 1865, Princeton, MN; m. 28 May 1852, Grand Rapids, MI, Rachel Ellis, b. 18 Apr 1835, Dundee, NY, d. 25 Mar 1908, Princeton, MN.
vi. Esther Whitney, b. ca. 1830, NY; living 1860, then unmarried.
vii. (child) Whitney, b. between 1830 and 1835, NY.
viii. Benjamin F. Whitney, b. ca. 1836, NY; m. before 1860, Ellen M. -----.
ix. Melinda Whitney, b. ca. 1839, NY; d. 17 Feb 1878, Princeton, MN; m. 19 Nov 1857, Gilbert L. Sanford.
x. Elvira Whitney, b. ca. 1843 (said 24 Dec 1832), Burns, NY; d. 31 Jan 1906, Princeton, MN; m.(1) 11 Jul 1852, Burns, NY, Dewitt Clinton Slater; m.(2) Caleb J. Pinkham.

Census

896 986 Esaw Whitney 53 M - Millwright $6630 Vt. Esther Whitney 53 F - " Vienna Whitney 26 F - N.Y. Mary Whitney 24 F - " Martha Whitney 22 F - " Esaw Whitney Jr. 20 M - Farmer " Esther Whitney 20 F - " Attended school Benjamin F. Whitney 14 M - " Attended school Melinda Whitney 11 F - " Attended school Elvira Whitney 17 F - " Attended school

269 Frame $750 292 Cyrus Jennings 42 M - - Mass. 1 - 7 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Vienna Jennings 32 F - Wife Allegany 1 - 3m - - - - - - - - Charles Jennings 15 M - Chld " - - 7 - - - - - - - - Clark Jennings 12 M - " " - - 7 - - - - - - - - Maryett Jennings 10 F - " " - - 7 - - - - - - - - Henry Jennings 8 M - " " - - 7 - - - - - - - - Esau Whitney 58 M - FiL Vermont - - 1m " 1 - - - - 1 -

181 Frame $900 188 Esau Whitney 58 M - - Vt. - 1 37 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Martha " 29 F - Dau Allegany - - 27 - - - - - - - - Esther " 26 F - " " - - 25 - - - - - - - - Esau P. " 25 M - Son " - - 25 " 1 - - - - - - Benjamin " 19 M - " " - - 19 " - - - - - - - Melinda " 16 F - Dau " - - 16 - - - - - - - -

49 49 George McCarl 42 M - Farmer $1000 $150 Do Laurenza 39 F - $50 Do Lester 18 M - Miller Do Attended school Norman 16 M - Farmer Do Attended school Mary 14 F - Do Attended school Olive 12 F - Do Attended school Oliva 12 M - Do Attended school Esther 8 F - Do Attended school Esau Whitney 63 M - Farmer $1900 $3000 New Hampshire

30 30 Chris Boylan 51 M - Farmer $12000 $2000 New York Polly 48 F - Vermont Judson A. 22 M - Do New York Attended school Vienna F. S. 26 F - Do Attended school Amariah H. 14 M - Do Attended school Algernon 3 M - Do Jacob J. Lansing 37 M - House Carpenter $250 Do E. C. Strickland 52 M - Farmer Massachusetts Lorenzo Jacobs 21 M - Stage Driver New York Esther Whitney 30 F - Do

143 119 Gilbert L. Sanford 26 M - Farmer $1000 $150 N.Y. Malinda Sanford 20 F - House Keeper N.Y. Esau Whitney 62 M - Farm Laborer $1000 -- Vt.

This is an apparent duplicate enumeration.

  • 1870 Mortality Schedule, Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., MN: Esau Whitney, male, white, widowed, aged 73, born in Vermont, died in Aug [1869], millwright, cause of death not given. He had been living with family 23 [see next entry].
  • 1870, Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., MN, p. 3:

22 23 Sanford, G. L. 37 M W Farmer $1500 $600 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, M. 31 F W Keeping House " -----, L. B. 9 F W Minnesota Attended school Chute, M. J. 18 F W Teacher New York

This is daughter Melinda and family.

References

  • Census records.

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