Family:Whitney, Henry Baun (c1848-1900)

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Henry Baun Whitney (Benjamin F., Samuel), son of Benjamin F. and Maria Kemball (Edwards) Whitney, was born 7 May 1847, Henry Co., IL, and died 14 Jan 1900. "Survivors include his wife & one daughter." He was buried in Bird Cemetery, Weir, KS.[1]

He married, 31 Jul 1867, Black Hawk, IA, Mary Burbank, daughter of John Devine and Mary (Sanborn) Burbank. She was born Sep 1847, (prob. Deerfield, Dane Co.,) WI, and died after 1900.

In Jul 1864, Henry Whitney was listed in draft records as aged 17, born 4 May 1847, along with brother Lorenzo H., aged 19, born 8 Mar 1845, both farmers, both born in Illinois. Each was subject to draft on his 20th birthday.

Children of Henry and Mary (Burbank) Whitney:

i. (child) Whitney, b. say 1869; d. bef. 1870; deduced from 1900 census.
ii. (child) Whitney, b. say 1871; d. bef. 1880; deduced from 1900 census.
iii. John Whitney, b. ca. 1874, KS; d. betw. 1885 and 1900.
iv. (child) Whitney, b. say 1876; d. bef. 1880; deduced from 1900 census.
v. Blanch Whitney, b. Dec 1878, KS; d. aft. 1900.
vi. (child) Whitney, b. say 1881; d. bef. 1885; deduced from 1900 census.
vii. (child) Whitney, b. say 1883; d. bef. 1885; deduced from 1900 census.
viii. (child) Whitney, b. say 1886; d. bef. 1900; deduced from 1900 census.


38 37 Whitney, Henry 23 M W Farmer $1500 $500 Illinois Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 16 F W Housekeeping Wisconsin

Henry WHITNEY 32 Self M M W IL Blacksmith OH OH Mary WHITNEY 30 Wife F M W WI Keeps House VT VT John WHITNEY 6 Son M S W KS IL WI Blanch WHITNEY 1 Dau F S W KS IL WI

  • 1885 State, Cherokee, Cherokee Co., KS, p. 38:

205 205 Bon Whitney 36 M W mar Farmer Mary Whitney 34 F W mar Blanche Whitney 6 F W sgl John Whitney 11 M W sgl

15 15 Whitney, Mary Head W F Sep 1847 53 wid 8ch 1liv Wisconsin Vermont Vermont Owns mortgaged house -----, Blanch Dau W F Dec 1878 21 sgl Kansas Illinois Wisconsin Music teacher Ricks, Edward Brdr W M Dec 1879 20 sgl Illinois Illinois Illinois Telegraph Opr.

  • 1910, widow Mary and daughter Blanch not found.


  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #51940145, Baun Whitney.

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