Family:Whitney, Henry B. (1838-a1880)

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Henry B.8 Whitney (Lucius7, Cornelius6, Cornelius5, Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Lucius7 and Clarissa (Ingersoll) Whitney. was born 2 May 1838, Sand Bank, NY, and died after 1880.

He married, 28 Apr 1861, Martha H. Smith, daughter of Jacob and ----- (-----) Smith. She was born 22 Sep 1840, and died after 1880.

"When he was about four years old his father moved to Chaumont, Jefferson County, NY; from there he moved to LaForgeville, Jefferson County, NY; from there to Redfield, Oswego County; then to Sandy Creek, Oswego County, NY; there Henry began to learn the carriage maker's trade. In 1857 he moved to Pulaski, NY, and has resided there ever since. 6 Aug 1862, he enlisted in Compnay B, 110 New York Volunteer Infantry, Colonel Littlejohn in command; reached Baltimore, MD. Company B was detailed to guard the railroad; joined the regiment and embarked on the U. S. transport "Ericsson;" 4 Nov 1862; landed at Ship's Island 16 Dec 1862; left there Dec. 25; landed at Carrolton, LA; went in camp 2 Jan 1863; went to Baton Rouge in March; was in action when Farragut run the Port Hudson batteries; then down the river to Algiers; by railroad to Berwick Bay; 13 and 14 Apr was in the battle of Bisland; at Opelusas, LA, the company was detached with three other companies; on their return to Berwick were attacked by Gen. Dick Taylor's army and quite a number killed and wounded. We were hurried to Port Hudson by railroad and steamboat, landing at Springfield, 29 May. The next day they were in our position about the center of the line; was put in the charge on 14 Jun. 20 Jun we crossed the river and joined the regiment guarding that side of the river, until Port Hudson surrendered, 9 Jul; went in the hospital Aug. 22; joined the company again 17 Nov at New Iberia, LA; 4 Jan marched to Franklin. He was detailed in the Div. Q. M. office; went to duty again 19 Feb; regiment arrived at Fort Jefferson, FL, 28 Feb; remained there until Aug., when he embarked for home, leaving a good many of our comrades, who died from the fevers of that climate. Since his arrival at home he has worked at his trade in this village;" resided Pulaski, NY.

Children of Henry B.8 and Martha H. (Smith) Whitney:

i. Charles H.9 Whitney, b. 8 Feb 1862; d. 30 Apr 1863.
ii. Fred G. Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1868; resided Pulaski, NY.
iii. Earnest A. Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1872.

Census

256 262 Whitney, Henry B. 32 M W Carriage Maker $1500 $200 New York Male citizen over 21 " Martha 29 M W Keeping House New York " Fred G. 2 M W At Home New York Smith, Jacob 58 M W Stone Mason New York Male citizen over 21 " Jacob 16 M W Mason Tender New York

Henry B. WHITNEY 42 Self M M W NY Wagonmaker NY NY Martha H. WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NH Fred G. WHITNEY 12 Son M S W NY At Home NY NY Earnest A. WHITNEY 7 Son M S W NY At Home NY NY

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