Family:Whitney, Festus (1851-1934)

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Festus8 Whitney (Samuel B.7, Loammi6, John5, Samuel4, Joshua3, David2, Samuel1), son of Samuel B.7 and Rebecca (Gibson) Whitney, was born 3 Dec 1851, KY, and died 10 Jul 1934, Barren County, KY.

He married Donie Button. She was born 14 Oct 1854, KY, and died 12 Jan 1940, KY.

Children of Festus8 and Donie (Button) Whitney:

i. Volda9 Whitney, b. ca. 1875, KY.
ii. Maggie Louise Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1877, KY; d. 12 Jul 1930, Logan Co., KY.
iii. Dovie Whitney, b. ca. 1881, KY.
iv. Robert Whitney, b. ca. 1883, KY.
v. Rosa Whitney, b. ca. 1885, KY. Was she perhaps the Rose Bell Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1884, d. 7 Nov 1928? This person m. Henry Beal Jones and lived most of her adult life in Laura Furnace, Golden Pond, Trigg Co., KY. She moved to Gibson County, TN, before her death and she is buried in White Rose Cemetery, Medina, Gibson Co., KY. See this post.
vi. Lillie Whitney, b. ca. 1888, KY.
vii. Garland T. Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1890, KY; d. 13 Jun 1965, Barren Co., KY.


  • 1860, District 2, Barren Co., KY.
  • 1870, Tracy, Barren Co., KY.
  • 1880, Tracy, Barren Co., KY.
  • [[Archive:1900 Census Extracts, Kentucky|1900, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY]
  • 1920, Tracy, Barren Co., KY.
  • 1930, Tracy, Barren Co., KY.


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