Family:Whitney, Horace B. (c1817-a1880)

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Horace B. Whitney, parentage unknown, was born about 1817, VT, and died 4 Apr 1895, Mexico, NY. He was buried in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY.[1]

He married, before 1844, Electa Howard. She was born about 1822, Oneida Co., NY, and died 1905. Mexico, New York. She was buried in Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY.[2]

Children of Horace B. and Electa (Howard) Whitney:

i. Elvira J. Whitney, b. ca. 1844, (prob. Mexico) Oswego Co., NY; d. after 1880, then unmarried.
ii. Celestia E. Whitney, b. 16 May 1846, Mexico, NY; d. 30 Dec 1897, Pulaski, NY, aged 51 years; bur. Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY;[3] m. ca. 1871, Eugene H. Haskins, bur. Pulaski Village Cemetery, Pulaski, NY.[4]
iii. Rhoda Ann Whitney, b. ca. May 1850, (prob. Mexico) Oswego Co., NY.
iv. Frederick Newton Whitney, b. ca. 1853, (prob. Mexico) Oswego Co., NY; m. Ella A. Miller.
v. Eva Whitney, b. ca. 1856, (prob. Mexico) NY.
vi. Florence L. Whitney, b. ca. 1867, (prob. Mexico) NY.

Notes

They lived in Mexico, NY, amidst many other Whitney families, but no connection with them is apparent. It seems possible that he was the eldest child of Hezekiah and Miranda (Fuller) Whitney. If so, then the widow Horace's son Frederick married secondly Horace's younger brother.

Census

1834 1867 Horace B. Whitney 33 M - Shoe Maker $500 Vt. Electa 28 F - N.Y. Elvira 8 F - [N.Y.] Attended school Celestia E. 4 F - [N.Y.] Attended school Rhoda Ann 1/12 F - [N.Y.]

31 Frame $300 35 Horace B. Whitny 38 M - - Vermont 1 - 28 Shoemaker 1 - - - - 1 - Electa Whitny 33 F - Wife Oneida 1 - 25 - - - - - - - - Elvira Whitny 11 F - Chld Oswego - - 11 - - - - - - - - Celestia E. Whitny 9 F - Chld Oswego - - 9 - - - - - - - - Rhoda Whitny 5 F - Chld Oswego - - 5 - - - - - - - - Newton F. Whitny 2 M - Chld Oswego - - 2 - - - - - - - -

331 339 H. B. " 42 M - Shoe Maker $500 $400 do Electa " 37 F - do Alvira " 16 F - do Attended school Celesta " 14 F - do Attended school Rhoda " 10 F - do Attended school Fred " 7 M - do Attended school Eva " 4 F - do

  • 1870, Mexico, Oswego Co., NY, p. 21/641-22:

198 207 Griffin, Horace 53 M W Boot & Shoe Maker $1400 $600 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Electa 45 F W Keeping House New York -----, Elvira 26 F W At Home New York Griffith, Celesta 24 F W Teaching School New York -----, Rhoda 21 F W Teaching School New York -----, Fred 17 M W Clerk Dry Goods New York -----, Eva 13 F W At Home New York -----, Florence 3 F W At Home New York

In spite of being called "Griffin" or "Griffith", this is pretty clearly the Whitney family.

Horace B. WHITNEY 62 Self M M W VT Boot & Shoe Maker MA VT Electa WHITNEY 58 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Elvira J. WHITNEY 36 Dau F S W NY Tailoress VT NY Florence L. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W NY VT NY Frederick N. WHITNEY 27 Son M M W NY Merchant VT NY Ella A. WHITNEY 23 DauL F M W NY Keeping House GER NY Ward M. WHITNEY 2 GSon M S W NY NY NY

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #162668718, Frederick N. Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #162668720, Electia Howard Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #16417463, Celestia Whitney Haskins.

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #181474426, Eugene A. Haskins.


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