Family:Whitney, George B. (1818-1889)

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George B. Whitney, parentage unknown, was born 16 Jul 1818, NY or VT, and died 3 Oct 1889, Ithaca, MI.

He married firstly, 1840, Batavia, NY, Eliza Ann Strickland, daughter of Edwin D. and Jane (Benson) Strickland. She was born 11 Mar 1822, NY, and died 18 Jun 1861, Corunna, MI.

He married secondly, Frances A. Kitchen. She was born 30 Sep 1838, MI, and died 7 Aug 1887, Ithaca, MI.

Children of George B. and Eliza Ann (Strickland) Whitney:

i. Melancthon E. Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1842 [but 1841 from FindaGrave], West Bloomfield, NY; d. 22 Jan 1912, Clare, MI, aged 70 years;[1] bur. Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare, MI;[2] m. 15 Dec 1868, Fenton, MI, Mary A. Britton,[3] b. 20 May 1844, NY, d. 1 May 1928, Grand Rapids, MI, dau. of Thomas and Martha (Martin) Britton, bur. Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare, MI.[4] They had no children. He served as a Private, Co. F, 8th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He applied for a pension on 23 Dec 1889, Invalid Application No. 745,399, Certificate No. 509,482.[5] On 5 Feb 1912, his widow applied for a pension.[6]
ii. Edwin Whitney, b. 12 Jan 1844, West Bloomfield, NY; d. 19 Jan 1918, Clare, MI; bur. Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare, MI;[7] unmarried. Co. F, 8th Michigan Volunteer Infantry.
iii. George Francis Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1847, Fremont (Isabella Co.), MI; m. Eliza Pierce.
iv. Sarah Jane Whitney, b. 12 Jun 1849, Fremont (Newaygo Co.), MI; d. 28 Mar 1935, North Star, MI; m. 30 Dec 1868, Byron, MI, Colwell Boyd.
v. Fannie Whitney, b. 7 Jun 1851; d. 4 Apr 1852.
vi. (child) Whitney, b. ca. 1852-1855, Byron, MI; d. Byron, MI.
vii. Portia Minerva Whitney, b. 31 Jul 1856, Byron, MI; d. 10 Nov 1945, Ithaca, MI; m. 31 Aug 1876, St. Johns, MI, Henry Byron Wells.
viii. Ellen Whitney, b. 10 Aug 1858, Byron, MI; d. 15 Dec 1864.
ix. Harry Lorenza Whitney, b. 30 May 1861, Byron, MI; d. 30 Sep 1861, Byron, MI.

Children of George B. and Frances A. (Kitchen) Whitney:

x. Elizabeth E. Whitney, b. 13 Apr 1862, Byron, MI; d. 5 Jan 1897, Coe, MI; m. 27 Aug 1883, Ithaca, MI, Wesley W. Riches/Ritchie.
xi. Amy Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1864, MI; d. 14 Apr 1888, Ithaca, MI.
xii. (son) Whitney, b. -----.

Notes

His mother's maiden name was supposedly White. He may have been a brother of William E. Whitney (c1827-a1861), of Burns, Shiawassee Co., MI.

Census

87 87 George B. Whitney 32 M - Blacksmith $1000 Vermont Eliza Whitney 27 F - N.Y. Melanthon E. Whitney 8 M - N.Y. Attended school Edwin Whitney 6 M - N.Y. Attended school George F. Whitney 3 M - Mich. Sarah Whitney 1 F - Mich. Joseph Lemon 21 M - Blacksmith N.Y. Attended school

2126 1931 George B. Whitney 47 M - Blacksmith $700 $1000 N.Y. Eliza " 37 F - " Malantha " 18 " - " Attended school Edwin " 16 M - " Attended school Francis " 14 " - Mich. Attended school Sarah " 11 F - " Attended school Portia " 4 " - " Ellen " 2 F - "

195 197 Whitney, George 52 M W Blacksmith New York Male citizen over 21 Frances 32 F W Keeping House Michigan Portia 13 F W Attending School " Attended school Mary 8 F W " " " Attended school Amy 5 F W "

George WHITNEY 62 Self M M W NY Blacksmith CONN MASS Frances WHITNEY 41 Wife F M W MICHIGAN Keeping House VERMONT VERMONT Elizabeth E. WHITNEY 18 Dau F S W MICHIGAN Attending School NY MICHIGAN Amy WHITNEY 15 Dau F S W MICHIGAN Attending School NY MICHIGAN

Melancthon WHITNEY 35 Self M M W MI Blacksmith VT NY Mary WHITNEY 32 Wife F M W MI Keeping House ENG ENG

400 430 Milanthon E. Whitney Private Grant Twp., MI Piles & Rheumatism

74 82 Whitney, Melathon Head W M Apr 1843 57 mar 32 New York Vermont New York Merchant notions, Owns free house -----, Mary A. Wife W F May 1845 55 mar 32 0ch 0liv New York England England

244 257 Whitney, Melanthon Head W M Apr 1843 57 mar 34 New York Vermont New York

References

1.^  Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995, at FamilySearch.org.

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #79814764, Melancthon E. Whitney.

3.^  Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, at FamilySearch.org.

4.^  FindAGrave Memorial #79814741, Mary A. Whitney.

5.^  United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

6.^  United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917 United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, at FamilySearch.org.

7.^  FindAGrave Memorial #79814661, Edwin Whitney.


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