Family:Whitney, Jacob (1821-1899)

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Jacob Whitney (Eli, James), son of Eli and Catherine (Longyear) Whitney, was born 5 Dec 1821, Shandaken, Ulster Co., NY, and died 12 Feb 1899, Shandaken, NY. (His gravestone has 1898.)

He married, 22 Aug 1846, Elizabeth Bradstreet, daughter of William and Bridget (Redmond) Bradstreet. She was born 25 Apr 1824, Ulster, Ulster Co., NY, or Delaware Co., NY, and died 20 Sep 1907.

Jacob was a farmer and an inn keeper, and was a member of the Methodist Church, Shandaken. He and his wife are buried in Shandaken Rural Cemetery. Two of their unmarried children's names--Elizabeth M. and Angeline D.--appear on the same gravestone with their parents.

Children of Jacob and Elizabeth (Bradstreet) Whitney, all born Shandaken, Ulster Co., NY:

i. William Henry Whitney, b. ca. 1848, Ulster Co., NY; m. Jennie Bryant.
ii. Mary Elizabeth Whitney [or Elizabeth Mary], b. 10 Nov 1851, Ulster Co., NY; d. 1 Jun 1931; unmarried.
iii. Eli Bradstreet Whitney, b. 1853, Ulster Co., NY; m. Millie S. Schermerhorn.
iv. Angeline Delia Whitney, b. 20 Dec 1855; d. 17 Aug 1934; unmarried.
v. Ella Catherine Whitney, b. 1863; d. 1920, Middletown, Delaware Co., NY; m. 23 May 1888, Allaben, Ulster Co., NY, Melvin J. Schermerhorn, son of Alexander and Mary Ann (Varney) Schermerhorn, b. 15 Oct 1860, Fort Edward, NY, d. 9 Sep 1932, Kingston, NY; tailor; one child, Edna W., d. 2 Apr 1889, Kingston, NY, one day old.

Census

95 100 Jacob Whitney 30 M - Farmer New York Elizabeth " 26 F - " William H. " 3 M - "

See duplicate enumeration following.

404 410 Jacob Whitney 28 M - Bark Pealer $300 New York Elizabeth " 24 F - " William H. " 3 M - "

See duplicate enumeration preceding.

68 Boards $800 68 Jacob Whitney 35 M - - Ulster 1 - 35 Hotel Keeper 1 - - - - 1 - Elizabeth Whitney 30 F - Wife Delaware 1 - 20 None - - - - - - - William Whitney 8 M - Chld Ulster - - 8 - - - - - - - - Mary E. Whitney 3 F - Chld Ulster - - 3 - - - - - - - - Eli Whitney 2 M - Chld Ulster - - 2 - - - - - - - -

Hotel 1469 1419 Jacob Whitney 40 M - Inn Keeper $1000 $700 New York Elizabeth " 35 F - " William H. " 13 M - " Attended school Mary E. " 8 F - " Attended school Elis. B. " 5 M - " Attended school Angeline D. " 4 F - " Attended school

"Eli B."--not "Elis. B."

146 148 Whitney, Jacob 48 M W Farming $8000 $1050 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 34 F W " -----, William H. 22 M W " Male citizen over 21 -----, Libbie 18 F W " -----, Eli V. 16 M W " -----, Agie 14 F W " -----, Ella 8 F W " Attended school

Jacob WHITNEY 60 Self M M W NEW YORK Farmer NY NY Betsey WHITNEY 56 Wife F M W NEW YORK Keeping House NH NY Angie WHITNEY 24 Dau F S W NEW YORK School Teacher NY NY Libbie WHITNEY 28 Dau F S W NEW YORK At Home NY NY Elis WHITNEY 26 Son M M W NEW YORK Farmer NY NY Millie WHITNEY 27 Dau F M W NEW YORK At Home NY NY Edith WHITNEY 4 GDau F S W NEW YORK NY NY

"Eli B."--not "Elis"; "Millie" is Eli's wife.

References

  • Town Clerk, Town of Shandaken, New York, Sept. 2, 1997, letter and photos to Sally Goodfellow.

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