Family:Whitney, Ezra Slack (1808-1886)
He married, 4 Jun 1833, Albany, NY, Lydia Ann Dutcher. She was born 12 Mar 1812 and died 7 Apr 1888.
Ezra Slack was born in the city of Boston, MA, 15 Sep 1808; was in business in Albany, NY, where he married Lydia Anna Dutcher, of that place, 4 Jun 1833. After residing there a number of years he moved to Brooklyn, NY, and did business in New York City; was also at Washington, DC, postoffice department, under Lincoln's administration, where he lived five years, then with his family moved back to Brooklyn. He was a Democrat and a Baptist for over forty years. He was converted under the ministry of Rev. B. O. Welch, at the Pear St. Baptist church, Albany, NY, of which church he was clerk until he moved to Brooklyn. He moved to Philadelphia, PA, 16 Apr 1885, and died in that city 2 Jan 1886. He showed himself the same earnest working Christian, doing whatever he could for the good of the church and the glory of God. He was peculiarly apt in Biblical quotations, having a retentive memory, coupled with thorough knowledge of the Bible. He was the first recording secretary of the Bible Union, and his interest was deep and sincere in all movements to advance the Bible cause. He was a severe sufferer during closing sickness, but was patient to the end. When the end came it was all peace. He fell asleep in the arms of the Saviour, whom he had loved for many years. He was the father of nine children, six boys and three girls. He lived to celebrate his golden wedding, 4 Jun 1883, at Hackensack, NJ. He died Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 Jan 1886; resided Brooklyn, NY, and Bayou Grape, LA.
Children of Ezra Slack8 and Lydia Ann (Dutcher) Whitney:
i. Robert Fuller Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1834, Albany Co., NY; d. Albany, 7 Aug 1835. ii. Anna Sarah Whitney, b. 6 Jul 1836, Albany Co., NY; m. 28 Aug 1853, John W. Watkins; b. 21 Aug 1829, and d. 12 Jul 1882, Baltimore. Children: a. Ettie Louis Watkins, b. 27 Jul 1854; d. 23 Aug 1856. b. Charles Whitney Watkins, b. 14 May 1856; d. 21 Feb 1875. c. Edward Rosseau Watkins, b. 12 Nov 1857; P.O. address Fort Washington, PA. d. William Woodward Watkins, b. 21 May 1860; d. 18 Dec 1862. e. Blanche Watkins, b. 8 May 1863; address 7 W. 65th St., New York, NY. iii. Henry Edward Whitney, b. 29 Dec 1838, Albany Co., NY; m. Helen C. Lester. iv. Frederick Augustus Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1841, Albany Co., NY; m. E. Louise Hunt. v. Lydia Dutcher Whitney, b. 13 Feb 1844, Kings Co., NY; m. 29 Aug 1867, Dr. Rollin B. Gray, b. 4 Jun 1840; resided 108 W. 103d St., New York City. Rollin B. Gray, doctor in medicine, was born in Randolph, PA. He passed his childhood in Buffalo and Elmira, NY, his father practicing at those places. He was Educated at Alfred university and by a private tutor. He was a law and medical student at the outbreak of the civil war in 1861, residing in St. Louis. Served in the capacity of lieutenant in a Missouri (Union) regiment during three months' service; was at battles at Camp Jackson and Fulton, and at the expiration of three months' service went to Europe, whence he returned in Aug 1862, and was appointed lieutenant 18th Infantry, Missouri Volunteers, and served as such during balance of war. Was graduated in medicine from Saint Louis Medical College and licensed by law of state of New York, by examination, and finally granted diploma of Doctor of Medicine by New York Homeopathic Medical College. Was formerly President of the Long Island Medical Society, and now member New York County Medical Society, etc.; practices in New York City. Children: a. Anita Gray, b. 29 Apr 1868, Brooklyn, NY; m. 27 Mar 1893, George H. Linsz, of Philadelphia, PA. b. Marion Gray, b. 26 Oct 1869, Brooklyn, NY. c. Lillian Gray, b. 5 Jan 1871, Brooklyn, NY; d. 12 Apr 1876, Brooklyn, NY. d. Elizabeth Gray, b. 12 Jun 1872, Brooklyn, NY; d. 9 Mar 1872, Brooklyn, NY. vi. William Ezra Whitney, b. 18 May 1846, Brooklyn, NY; unmarried. vii. Samuel Colgate Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1848, Kings Co., NY; d. 23 Jul 1867, Brooklyn, NY. viii. Charles Clarence Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1851; d. 1 Apr 1854. ix. Carrie Louise Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1854, Kings Co., NY; m. 24 Mar 1880, John B. Fitch. He was b. 25 Jul 1841; is a salesman for the Standard Oil Company; resided Cleveland, OH. Children: a. Blanche Fitch, b. 9 Apr 1881. b. Salem Dutcher Fitch, b. 26 Aug 1882. c. William Whitney Fitch, b. 25 Jul 1885. d. Frederick Augustus Fitch, b. 9 Jan 1889. e. John B. Fitch, Jr., b. 10 Dec 1891.
- 1840, Albany Ward 1, Albany Co., NY: Ezra S. Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 60-69, 2 females 20-29, 1 female 15-19, and 1 female 0-4.
- 1850, Brooklyn Ward 11, Kings Co., NY:
483 910 Ezra L. Whitney 42 M - Accountant Mass. Lydia A. " 36 F - N.Y. Anna " 14 F - " Attended school Edward H. " 11 M - " Attended school Fredk. " 9 M - " Attended school Lydia " 6 F - " Attended school Wm. Whitney 4 M - N.Y. Samuel " 2 M - " Henrietta Bacher 15 F - " Attended school Bridget Tackmy 11 F - Ireland Catharine " 20 F - "
42 Framed $5000 47 E. S. Whitney 45 M - - Mass. 1 - 2w Merchant 1 - - - - - - Lydia A. Whitney 40 F - Wife Albany 1 - 1m - - - - - - - - Anna L. Watkins 18 F - Dau Do 1 - 1m - - - - - - - - Henry E. Whitney 16 M - Son Do - - 1m None - - - - - - - Frederick A. Whitney 13 M - Do Do - - 1m - - - - - - - - Lilly D. Whitney 11 F - Dau Kings Co. - - 1m - - - - - - - - William E. Whitney 9 M - Son Do - - 1m - - - - - - - - Samuel C. Whitney 6 M - Do Do - - 1m - - - - - - - - Carrie L. Whitney 1 F - Dau Do - - 1m - - - - - - - - John W. Watkins 25 M - SiL D.C. 1 - 1m Merchant 1 - - - - - - Ellie L. Watkins 10m F - GDau Kings Co. - - 1m - - - - - - - - William B. Rathbone 20 M - Brdr New York - - 1m Accountant - - - - - - - Thomas W. G. Frye 22 M - Do Mass. 1 - 1m Merchant 1 - - - - - - Morgan Donevon 26 F - Srvt Ireland - - 1m - - - 1 - - - - Bridget Kelly 20 F - Do Do - - 1m - - - 1 - - - - Margaret Delahanty 25 F - Do Do - - 1m - - - 1 - 1 - - Phebe Kelly 18 F - Do Do - - 1m - - - 1 - - - - Michael Hicks 36 F - Do Do - - 15 - - - - - - - -
542 1072 Ezra S. Whitney 51 M - Accountant $2500 Mass. Lidia 47 F - N.Y. Henry E. 21 M - Clerk do Fredrick A. 17 M - do do Lillie D. 16 F - do Wm. E. 14 M - do Attended school Saml. 10 M - do Attended school Carrie L. 6 F - do Henry Page 20 M - Clerk N.Y. Eliza Brady 25 F - Servant Ire. Illiterate
529 547 Whitney, E. S. 60 M W Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, L. A. 54 F W N.Y. Watkins, Anne S. 32 F W Washington, D.C. -----, John W. 40 M W Weigher " D.C. Male citizen over 21 Whitney, W. E. 24 M W N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Carrie S. 16 F W N.Y. Watkins, Blanch 7 F W N.Y. Attended school
John B. FITCH 38 Self M M W N.Y. Civil Engineer N.J. N.Y. Carrie W. FITCH 26 Wife F M W N.Y. Keeping House MA. N.Y. Thomas J. FITCH 12 Son M S W N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. Stanley FITCH 10 Son M S W N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. Ezra S. WHITNEY 71 GFat M M W MA. Retired MA. MA. Ella WHITNEY 67 GMot F M W N.Y. Boarding N.Y. N.Y. William E. WHITNEY 34 Bro M S W N.Y. Boarding N.Y. N.Y.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), pp. 551-553.