Family:Whitney, James Dwight (1821-a1880)

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James Dwight8 Whitney (Robert7, Abel6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Robert7 and Margaret Ashley (Dwight) Whitney, was born 19 Aug 1821, Westfield, MA,[1] and was baptized 28 Oct 1821, Westfield, MA,[2] and died after 1880.

He married, 6 Jan 1846, Sophia Abigail Steele. She was born 23 Nov 1824, NY, and died after 1880.

He was cashier of a bank at Norwalk, OH, 1844-49; engaged in forwarding and wholesale trade at Sandusky, 1850-70, and from 1865-71 he was national bank examiner for Ohio and West Virginia; resided at Oberlin, OH, and is examiner for the insurance department of Ohio.

Children of James Dwight8 and Sophia Abigail (Steele) Whitney:

i. James Dwight9 Whitney, b. 26 Mar 1847, OH; d. same day.
ii. Mary Dwight Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1848, Norwalk, OH; m. 10 Nov 1869, Julius L. Henderson, b. 1 Oct 1844.
Ch.: DeWitt C., b. 9 Jul 1871; d. 7 Aug 1871; resided Youngstown, OH. He is in the Atlanta & Great West R. R. office.
iii. George Dwight Whitney, b. 10 Oct 1850, Norwalk, OH; poss. m. 12 Oct 1879, Johnson Co., KS, Ella E. Montford.
iv. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 17 Oct 1853, Sandusky, OH; m. Frank M. Hosier
v. Robert Sanford Whitney, b. 9 May 1860, Sandusky, OH.
vi. James Steele Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1864, Sandusky, OH; d. Apr 1891, Denver, CO.


Boarding House 751 760 Eunice P. Patterson 51 F - Mass. ... James D. Whitney 30 M - Forwarding Merchant Mass. Sophia " 27 F - New York Mary D. " 1 F - Ohio ...

912 869 Jas. D. Whitney 38 M - Whole Sale Grocer $3300 Mass. Sophia 35 F - N.Y. Mary 11 " - O. Attended school George 9 M - " Attended school Elizabeth 6 F - " Attended school Robert 1/12 M - " Cornelia Stale 32 F - N.Y.

Hotel 383 391 Hainey, James 45 M W Hotel Keeper $5000 Ohio Male citizen over 21 ... Whitney, James 47 M W Travelling Agt. Mass. Male citizen over 21 Sophia 45 F W N.Y. George 19 M W Student Ohio Attended school Eliza 16 F W " " Attended school Robert 10 M W " Attended school James 6 M W " Attended school ...

Jas. T. WHITNEY 58 Self M M W MA Examiner Of Banks And Insurance Company MA MA Sophia S. WHITNEY 55 Wife F M W NY At Home VT MA Julius L. HENDERSON 35 SonL M M W OH Agent N.Y.P.O. Railroad OH VT Mary D. HENDERSON 31 Dau F M W OH Keeping House MA NY Marg't. DIGNAN 21 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE

George D. WHITNEY 30 Self M W W OH Druggist (OH) (OH) Ella E WHITNEY 30 Wife F M W PA Music Teacher PA PA Minnie POTTS 14 Cous F S W OH Servant --- ---

Frank M. HOSIER 31 Self M M W OH Mayor OH OH Elizabeth HOSIER 27 Wife F M W OH Keeping House MA MA Louise D. HOSIER 1 Dau F S W OH OH OH Mary W. HOSIER 4M Dau F S W OH OH OH Mary SMITH 27 Oth F S W OH Servant OH OH Robt S. WHITNEY 20 BroL M S W OH College MA MA Janus WHITNEY 16 BroL M S W OH College MA MA


1.^  Holbrook, Jay Mack, Massachusetts Vital Records, Westfield, Holbrook Research Institute, Oxford, MA, 1987.

2.^  "James Dwight [Whitney], s. Robert, bap. 28 Oct 1821," according to Westfield Vital Records.

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