Family:Whitney, George W. (1836-1905)

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George W. Whitney, parentage unknown, was born Sep 1836, or late 1838, NY, and died 14 Feb 1905, Seneca Co., OH, aged 66 years. He was buried in Bettsville Liberty Cemetery, Bettsville, OH.[1]

He married, 18 Jun 1863, Seneca Co., OH, Emma Rachel Moser,[2] daughter of Jacob and Rosanna Carns {Kerschner) Moser. She was born 7 Apr 1839, Bedford Co., PA, and died 17 Nov 1921, Toledo, OH. She was buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Tiffin, OH.[3]

George Whitney registered for the draft in Tiffin, OH, on 1 Jul 1863, aged 24, married.[4]

On 3 Sep 1898, from NY, Emma Whitney applied for a widow's pension for the service of George W. Whitney, Co. L, 137th New York Infantry.[5]

Emma's obituary appeared in the Tiffin Daily Tribune, Seneca, Ohio, dated 18 Nov 1921.

Children of George W. and Emma Rachel (Mosier) Whitney:

i. William H. Whitney, b. ca. 1864 or 1866, OH; d. aft. 1921, then of Los Angeles, CA.
ii. Albert J. Whitney, b. Aug 1864, OH; d. aft. 1920; m. 4 Jan 1896, Toledo, OH, Ella M. Blaine.
iii. John Howard Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1870, Melmore, OH;[6] d. 28 Oct 1951, Toledo, OH; m. ca. 1897, Gertrude Ceclia Barnholt.


284 274 Whitney, Geo. 30 M W Works in Saw Mill New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Emma 25 M W O. Penn. -----, William 6 M W O. Attended school -----, Albert 4 M W O. -----, Howard 2/12 M W O. Born in Mar

George W. WHITNEY 43 Self M M W NY Shoemaker NY NY Rachel E. WHITNEY 34 Wife F M W PA Keeping House PA PA William H. WHITNEY 14 Son M W OH Laborer NY PA Albert J. WHITNEY 11 Son M S W OH NY PA Howard WHITNEY 10 Son M S W OH NY PA

175 176 Whitney, George Head W M Sep 1836 63 mar 36 New York New York New York Shoe maker, Owns free house -----, Emma Wife W F Apr 1846 54 mar 36 3ch 3liv Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania

Whitney, John Howard Head W M -----, Emma R. Moth W F 65 wid

  • 1910, Pleasant, Seneca Co., OH: Widow Emma Whitney, 67, living in the family of son John Howard Whitney.
  • 1920, Toledo, Lucas Co., OH: Widow Emma Whitney, 80, living in the family of son Albert J. Whitney.
  • 1920, Catawba, Ottawa Co., OH: John H. Whitney and family.
  • 1930, Catawba, Ottawa Co., OH: John H. Whitney and family.


1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #90180296, George W. Whitney.

2.^  Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900, from

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #92172322, Emma R. Whitney.

4.^  U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, from

5.^  U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, from

6.^  Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003, at

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