Family:Whitney, James (1823-1899)

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James8 Whitney (Benjamin7, Aaron6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Benjamin7 and Mary (Stark) Whitney, was born 19 Jan 1823, Big Flats, NY, and died 21 Jan 1899, Big Flats, NY. He is buried in Whitney Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.[1]

He married firstly, 14 Feb 1844, Dix, NY, Jerusha W. Grover, daughter of Mason and Sarah (Wiley) Grover. She was born 16 Feb 1823, New Brunswick, and died after 1880.

He married secondly, 25 Jun 1896, Horseheads, NY, Sarah McDonald, daughter of John and Euphemia (Hicks) McDonald. She was born 22 Jul 1844, Caledon, ON, and died 12 Jan 1912, Big Flats, NY. She is buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.[2]

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a dairy-farmer and stock-breeder . . . . They settled, 1 Apr 1844, at Big Flats, and were still living there, on the same farm, in Jul 1874. He enlisted, 15 Dec 1861, in the 5th Regiment, New York State Volunteer Heavy Artillery; served for eleven months as private, and for one month as second-lieutenant; was then appointed first-lieutenant, and acted as such till mustered out, 26 Feb 1865. He was again mustered into service, 27 Feb 1865, as first-lieutenant in the same regiment, and served till 5 June 1865, when he resigned."

First Lieutenant, Co. C, 5th New York Heavy Artillery, per his gravestone inscription.

Children of James8 and Jerusha W. (Grover) Whitney, all born Big Flats, NY:

i. Mary9 Whitney, b. 18 Mar 1846; m. 9 Apr 1862, Big Flats, NY, Robert Gardner, son of Elisha and Elsie (Smith) Gardner. They lived at Big Flats till their first two children were born, after which they moved to Horseheads, NY, where they were still living in 1874.
ii. Oscar Benjamin Whitney, b. 12 May 1850; m. Elizabeth Knapp.
iii. Robina Whitney, b. 2 Sep 1852; was living at Big Flats, NY, in 1874, with her parents.

Census

1966 1978 James Whitney 27 M - Farmer $2500 N.Y. Jerusha " 27 F - Maine Mary " 4 F - N.Y. Attended school Oscar " 3/12 M - " Mary E. Grover 11 F - " Attended school

327 328 James Whitney 37 M - Farmer $4000 $1200 N.Y. Jerusha Whitney 37 F - Maine Mary Whitney 14 F - N.Y. Attended school Oscar Whitney 10 M - N.Y. Attended school Robina Whitney 7 F - N.Y. Attended school

140 141 Whitney, James 47 M W Farmer $10500 $3653 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Jerushia 47 F W Keeps house New Brunswick -----, Robina 17 F W New York Mother foreign born, Attended school Miller, Thomas 15 M W New York Attended school Park, George 25 M W Farm Laborer New York Male citizen over 21

James WHITNEY 58 Self M M W NY Farmer NY NY Ferusha WHITNEY 58 Wife F M W NY Keeping House PA PA Lucy A. HOLCOMB 15 Othe F S W NY Servant ME ME

References

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #38473785, James Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #52477591, Sarah McDonald Whitney.


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