Family:Whitney, Henry Eli (c1836-a1880)

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Henry Eli8 Whitney (Eli7, James6, Samuel5, Samuel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Eli7 and Dorcas (Austin) Whitney, was born about 1836, NY, and died after 1880. He served for three years in the war of 1861; resided Elmira, NY.

He married, probably 1870-1872, Sarah (Van Guilder) Ingalls, daughter of Henry and Diana (-----) Van Guilder. She married firstly, ----- Ingalls, who died between 1866 and 1870, and of whom nothing further has been found.

Children of Henry Eli8 and Sarah (Van Guilder)(Ingalls) Whitney:

i. Henry H.9 Whitney, b. ca. 1872, NY.
ii. Louzia Whitney, b. Jun 1882, NY; 16 Mar 1926, Elmira, NY; m. Louis F. Ellington.

Child of ----- and Sarah (Van Guilder) Ingalls:

i. Luzerne Ingalls, b. ca. 1866, NY; he appears as Luzerne Whitney in 1880; nothing further known.


832 906 Eli Whitney 56 M - Painter Conn. Dorcas " 53 F - N.Y. Sarah " 30 F - " Theresa " 22 F - " Samuel " 20 M - Harness Maker " Philo " 18 M - Farmer " Attended school Henry " 14 M - " Attended school Louisa " 2 F - "

470 474 Eli Whitney 65 M - Shoemaker $800 $400 Conn. Dorcas Whitney 63 F - N.Y. Teresa Whitney 32 F - Tailoress $175 N.Y. Henry Whitney 23 M - Laborer N.Y. Alosia Whitney 11 F - N.Y. Attended school

Henry VANGUILDER 61 Self M W W NY Laborer NJ NJ Henry WHITNEY 44 SonL M M W NY Laborer NY NY Sarah WHITNEY 34 Dau F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Luzerne WHITNEY 14 GSon M S W NY NY NY Henry H. WHITNEY 8 GSon M S W NY NY NY James VANGUILDER 23 Son M S W NY Laborer NY NY Mills VANGUILDER 19 Son M S W NY Laborer NY NY

Luzerne was born an Ingals, son of Sarah and her first husband. Probably Henry H. was by her second husband.


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