Family:Whitney, Harriet Jane (1834-1898)

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Harriet Jane9Whitney (David Blish8, Samuel7, Samuel6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), daughter of David Blish8 and Mary N. (Wright) Whitney, was born 5 Feb 1834, WI, and died 27 Aug 1898, Gilroy, CA.

She married 21 Nov 1853, Calaveras Co., CA, Jacob A. Doan, son of Joseph and Eliza D. (Carpenter) Doan. He was born 15 Sep 1828, Wilmington, Clinton Co., OH, and died 21 Nov 1902, Gilroy, CA.

Jacob Doan, born in Clinton County, Ohio, September 17, 1828, receiving his early education in the schools of the Society of Friends and finishing his training at Springfield Academy, afterwards studying medicine under Dr. Davis. In 1850 he crossed the plains to California, arriving in Sacramento the day the State was admitted into the Union. After a short stay in that place, he proceeded to the mines in Calaveras County, and prosecuted his search for gold, at Memphis and Douglas Flat for five years. By this time, he had saved about five thousand dollars with which he came to Santa Clara county and invested in his present farm comprising two hundred and ninety-three acres, in April, 1856. He was elected Justice of the Peace for Gilroy township, in 1868, an office he held for four years. He married, November 21, 1854, Mrs. H. J. Whitney, a native of Wisconsin and has Francis I., Walter C., Clinton W., Agnes C., Jacob N., Hattie Grace and Helen Dot, all of whom first saw the light under the homestead roof that now shelter them.[1]

Children of Jacob A. and Harriet Jane9 (Whitney) Doan:

i. Francis Ida Doan, b. 24 Jul 1855, Gilroy, CA; d. 10 Mar 1935, Gilroy, CA.
ii. Walter C. Doan, b. 01 Jan 1857, Gilroy, CA; d. 6 Jan 1939, Gilroy, CA.
iii. Clinton Whitney Doan, b. 12 Mar 1859, Gilroy, CA; m. Mary Ann Murdock.
iv. Agnes C. Doan, b. 23 Dec 1860, Gilroy, CA; d. 15 Oct 1894, Gilroy, CA.
v. Jacob N. Doan, b. 26 Apr 1866, Gilroy, CA; d. 1926, Gilroy, CA; USANE.
vi. Hattie Grace Doan, b. 19 Apr 1869, Gilroy, CA; d. 7 Jul 1888, Gilroy, CA.
vii. Helen Dot Doan, b. 26 Mar 1875, Gilroy, CA; d. 12 Feb 1956, Gilroy, CA.


1141 1141 Maria Kline 46 F - $1500 New York Helen Whitney 18 F - Do Attended school Hariet " 16 F - Wisconsin Attended school Dwight " 14 M - Do Attended school Emeline " 12 F - Do Attended school Daniel Kline 10 M - Do Attended school Charles " 8 M - Do Attended school George " 4 M - Do Attended school Mary M. " 2 F - Do Attended school

23 19 Jacob Doan 31 M - Farmer $3000 $3000 Ohio Harriet " 25 F - Wis. Francis J. " 4 M - Cal. Walter C. " 3 M - " Clinton " 1 M - " Dwight S. Whitney 23 M - Carpenter $700 Wis. Isaac W. Whitney 29 M - Quartz Miner $700 N.Y. Danl. W. Kline 19 M - laborer Wis. Attended school


1.^  History of Santa Clara County, pub. by Alley, Bowen and Co 1881.

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