Family:Whitney, George (1808-a1880)
He married, 20 Mar 1834, Dolly Barden, daughter of George and Dolly (-----) Barden. She was born 10 Dec 1808, Benton, NY, and died 20 Mar 1893.
She was the oldest daughter of George and Dolly Barden, and was born in Benton, Yates County, NY. In the eighteenth year of her age she united with the Baptist church at Benton. For sixty-five years she was a faithful and true Christian; never for a moment did her faith and trust in her Savior waver. In the spring of 1834 she was united in marriage to George Whitney, of Seneca, Ontario County, New York, and in May of that year went to Michigan and with her husband settled in the township of York, Washtenaw County. In 1841 the family moved to Wheatland, Hillsdale County, where she has since lived. She was a devoted wife and mother, a true and faithful friend, a woman of noble Christian character, denying herself that she might help others. She met the sorrows and trials of life, of which she had an uncommon share, with rare courage and fortitude, bravely doing her duty to the end. None knew her worth so well as those who loved her best.
He resided York, Wheatland, and Hudson, MI.
Children of George8 and Dolly (Barden) Whitney:
i. Jane Elizabeth9 Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1835; unmarried. ii. George Barden Whitney, b. 9 Dec 1837; unmarried. iii. Emily Mary Whitney, b. 8 Oct 1839; unmarried. iv. Martin Whitney, b. 18 Apr 1841, York, MI; d. 12 Mar 1893. He was born in the township of York, Washtenaw County, MI, and moved with his parents to their home in Wheatland when only three weeks of age, where his entire life since that time has been passed. His health had been poor the early part of winter, but he had improved somewhat, when he rode to Pittsford one intensely cold day. He took a severe cold, from the effects of which he never recovered, failing gradually, and passed quietly away Sunday morning, 12 Mar. He bore his sufferings, which at times were great, uncomplainingly and with wonderful fortitude. He knew he was going to die, and was very composed and resigned.
- 1840, York, Washtenaw Co., MI: Geo. Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 20-29, and 2 females 0-4; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1850, Wheatland, Hillsdale Co., MI:
81 83 George Whitney 42 M - Farmer $2000 N.Y. Dolly Whitney 14 F - Mich. Attended school George B. Whitney 12 M - Mich. Attended school Mary E. Whitney 10 F - Mich. Attended school Martin Whitney 9 M - Mich. Attended school
1166 66 George Whitney 52 M - Farmer $6000 $1099 New York Dolly " 51 F - do Elizabeth J. " 23 F - Mich. George B. " 21 M - Farm Laborer do Attended school Mary E. " 20 F - School Teacher do Attended school Martin " 18 M - Farm Laborer do Attended school
250 251 Whitney, George 62 M W Farmer $10000 $2500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Dolly 61 F W Keepng house New York -----, Jane 33 F W At home Michigan -----, George 32 M W Works on farm $4000 -- " Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 30 F W At home " -----, Martain 29 M W Works on farm " Male citizen over 21
316 323 Whitney, George W M 72 Self mar Retired Farmer New York Mass. Mass. -----, Dolly B. W F 71 Wife mar Keeping House New York Penn. Penn. -----, Jane W F 44 Dau sgl Insane Michigan N.Y. N.Y. Insane -----, Barden W M 42 Son sgl Farmer Michigan N.Y. N.Y. -----, Emily W F 40 Dau sgl Music Teacher Michigan N.Y. N.Y. -----, Martin W M 38 Son sgl Michigan N.Y. N.Y. Idiotic, Disabled
- 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. 582-583.