Family:Whitney, James Harvey (1795-1867)

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James Harvey7 Whitney (Jonas6, Timothy5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Jonas6 and Mary (Noble) Whitney, was born 23 Jul 1795, Otis, MA,[1] and died 11 Apr 1867, Homer, NY, aged 71 years. He was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, NY.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 20 Mar 1814, Otis, MA, for him and "Miss" Amanda Rogers, "both of Otis".[3] She was born about Apr 1797, and died 2 Aug 1814, Otis, MA, aged 17 years 3 months.[4]

He married secondly, 30 Nov 1815, Otis, MA, "Miss" Lydia Gates "of Otis".[5] She was born about 1799, CT, and died 7 Dec 1883, Homer NY, aged 84 years. She was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, NY.[6]

According to Pierce, he died without [surviving] issue, which is patently wrong.

He was listed on the U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, in Homer, NY, in May 1863. He was then living at 422 Pacific St., Homer, NY. His income exceeded $600 per year. Valuation $300.00; Rate of tax, 3%; Class A; Number in abstract as classified, 32; Ad valorum duty, $9.00; Total tax due, $9.00.

Child of James Harvey7 and Amanda (Rogers) Whitney:

i. (son)8 Whitney, b. 2 Aug 1814, Otis, MA; d. 2 Aug 1814, Otis, MA, aged 2 hours.[7]

Children of James Harvey7 and Lydia (Gates) Whitney:

i. James Harvey8 Whitney "Jr.", b. ca. 1823, NY; m.(1) Margaret Price; m.(2) Rapthelia Fuller.
ii. Elvira Whitney, b. ca. 1825, Augusta, NY; d. 22 Jun 1852, Homer, NY; m. 13 Mar 1843, Truxton, NY, Charles Tower, b. 18 Jan 1819, Waterville, NY, d. 17 Sep 1887, Homer, NY, son of Daniel and Thirza (Whitmarsh) Tower. He m.(2) 23 Jan 1854, Chenango Co., NY, Lucina Stone. He m.(3) 10 Nov 1870, Homer, NY, Sally M. Withey-Gates.
iii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1825-1830; known from the 1830 census; not with family in 1840.
iv. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1830-1835; known from the 1840 census; not with family in 1850.

Notes

He may have been named for English divine Rev. James Hervey.

Census

100 104 James H. Whitney 54 M - Farmer N.Y. Lydia " 48 F - Conn. James H. " Jr. 25 M - Farmer N.Y. Margaret " 22 F - N.Y. Byron " 2 M - N.Y. Richard " 4/12 M - N.Y. Washington James 30 M - Teacher N.Y. Martin Menter 19 M - Laborer N.Y. Esther Youngs 24 F - N.Y.

101 Framed $400 104 James A. Whitney 60 M - - Mass. 1 - 18 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Lydia Whitney 56 F - Wife Conn. 1 - 18 - - - - - - - - Sarah M. Leroy 13 M - Srvt Madison Co. - - 2 - - - - - - - -

670 781 James H. Whitney 65 M - $1000 Massachusetts Lydia " 61 F - Connecticut

57 61 Tower, Charles 51 M W Black Smith $8000 -- New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Fred 17 M W Clerk in Drug Store New York Whitney, Lydia 71 F W House Keeper Mass.

Charles TOWER 61 Self M M W NY Blacksmith NY NY Sally M. TOWER 62 Wife F M W NY House Keeping NY NY Lydia WHITNEY 81 Othe F W W CT At Home CT CT

References

1.^  "James Harvey [Whitney], s. Jonas and Mary, [born] Jul. 23, 1795 (James Hervey Whitney, C.R.2)," according to Vital Records of Otis, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1941).

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #94036746, James H. Whitney.

3.^  "James H. [Whitney] and Miss Amanda Rogers, both of O., int. Mar. 20, 1814," according to Otis Vital Records.

4.^  "Amanda [Whitney], w. James H., a. 17y. 3m., [died] Aug. 2, 1814. G.R.4.," according to Otis Vital Records.

5.^  "James Harvey [Whitney] and (int. Miss) Lydia Gates, of O., [married] Nov. 30, 1815 (in O., C.R.2)," according to Otis Vital Records.

6.^  Find A Grave memorial #94036863, Lydia G. Whitney.

7.^  "________ [Whitney], s. James H. and Amanda, [died] Aug. 2, 1814, a. 2h., G.R.4," according to Otis Vital Records.


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