Family:Whitney, Henry (1824-1915)

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Henry Whitney (Jacob M., James), son of Jacob M. and Nellie (Freeman) Whitney, was born 24 Mar 1824, Shandaken, Ulster Co., NY, and died 28 May 1915, Middletown, Delaware Co., NY.

He married, 30 Dec 1852, Margaret Elizabeth Burhans, born 31 Mar 1831, Flatbush, Ulster Co., NY; died 27 Dec 1894, Delaware Co., NY.

Mr. and Mrs. Whitney are buried at New Kingston Valley Cemetery, Middletown, Delaware Co., NY. The birthdate for Henry on the gravestone is erroneous (1822), as is the death date for Margaret (1882).

Henry was the second oldest of thirteen children of Jacob and Nellie Whitney, and he lived the longest (91 years). Much of his life was spent in Delaware County, NY, where he and several of his brothers were engaged in farming and lumbering. By 1865 he owned a 200-acre farm near Union Grove, Delaware Co. After his wife died (1894), he went to live with his son Dewitt in Middletown, Delaware Co.

Children of Henry and Margaret (Burhans) Whitney:

i. Mary Alice Whitney, b. 1854, Andes, Delaware Co., NY; d. 5 Sep 1945.
ii. Emma C. Whitney, b. 1856, Union Grove, Delaware Co., NY; d. 1 Mar 1942, Shavertown, Delaware Co., NY.
iii. Dewitt Whitney, b. 1859, Andes, Delaware Co., NY; d. after 1930.
iv. Gretchen Whitney, b. 1861, Olive, Ulster Co., NY. [But 1865 census says "Ketcham", a male.--RLW] Not in family in 1870 or 1880.
v. Helen Whitney, b. 1863, Andes, Delaware Co., NY.
vi. Ulissa Whitney, b. 1864, Andes, Delaware Co., NY.
vii. Lillian M. Whitney, b. 1867, Andes, Delaware Co., NY.
viii. Ernest Whitney, b. Aug 1871, Andes, Delaware Co., NY; d. after 1900.
ix. Fanny Whitney, b. Dec 1873, Andes, Delaware Co., NY; m. Edward Landon; d. after 1940.

Census

2662 Calvin Madison 34 M - Farmer N.Y. Margaret " 26 F - " John " 1 M - " William Whitney 28 M - Farmer $2000 " Henry " 26 M - " $2000 " Eli " 22 M - Labourer " John " 16 M - " "

-- Frame $175 77 Henry Whitney 30 M - - Ulster 1 - - - 1 - - - - 1 - Margaret Whitney 27 F - Wife Dutchess 1 - - - - - - - - - - Allis Whitney 1 F - Chld Delaware - - - - - - - - - - -

919 890 Philip Burhance 58 M - Day Laborer $100 New York Illiterate Hellen " 47 F - " Illiterate Cornelia " 17 F - Domestic " Attended school Josephine " 16 F - do " Francis " 11 F - " Attended school George " 23 M - Day Laborer " Illiterate 891 Henry Whitney 35 M - Farmer $1500 $500 New York Margaret " 28 F - " Alice " 6 F - " Attended school Emma " 4 F - " Henry D. " 1 M - "

  • 1865 State Census, Andes E.D. 2, Delaware Co., NY, p. 5:[1]

30 Frame -- 30 Henry Whitney 40 M - - Ulster 6 1 1 - - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - Margaret Whitney 34 F - Wife Duchess 6 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Alice Whitney 11 F - Chld Delaware - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ema C. " 9 F - " " - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dewitt " 6 M - " " - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ketcham " 4 M - " Ulster - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ellen " 28m F - " Ulster - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ulissa " 1y2m F - " Delaware - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

207 216 Whitney, Henry 45 M W Farmer $2500 $500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Margaret E. 39 F W Keeping House New York -----, Mary A. 16 F W At Home New York -----, Emma C. 14 F W " New York Attended school -----, Dewit 11 M W " New York Attended school, cannot write -----, Helen 7 F W " New York -----, Lillian M. 3 F W " New York

Henry WHITNEY 55 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Margaret WHITNEY 49 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Dewitt WHITNEY 21 Son M S W NY Laborer NY NY Lillie WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W NY At Home NY NY Earnest WHITNEY 9 Son M S W NY NY NY Fannie WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W NY NY NY

Whitney, Dewitt Head W M -----, Henry Fath W M

  • 1910, Middletown, Delaware Co., NY, Henry - 86 - in household of son Dewitt Whitney


References

  • Copy of Medical Certificate of Death, reg. no. 23, Dr. John W. Treford, Margaretville, Delaware Co., NY.
  • Samuel Burhans, Jr., Burhans Genealogy: Descendants from the First Ancestor in America, Jacob Burhans, 1660, and His Son, Jan Burhans, 1663, to 1893. New York, 1894. Margaret and Henry mentioned p. 359.

1.[2] FamilySearch.org


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