Family:Whitney, Jeremiah Smith (1849-1908)

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Jeremiah Smith Whitney (Hiram, Eli, James), son of Hiram and Anna (Fredenburgh) Whitney, was born 27 Dec 1849, Shandaken, NY, and died 4 Mar 1908, Shandaken, NY. He is buried in Shandaken Rural Cemetery, Shandaken, NY.[1]

He married firstly, 1872, Shandaken, NY, Frances C. Thompkins, daughter of Stephen and Ann (Myers) Thompkins. She was born 16 Aug 1849, and died 14 Apr 1874, aged 24 years 8 months. She is buried in Methodist Cemetery, Shandaken, NY.[2]

He married secondly, 1877, Shandaken, NY, Ursula Misner, daughter of George S. and Mary F. (Bodle) Misner. She was born 18 Jan 1857, Smithville, NY, and died 24 May 1888, Shandaken, NY. She is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Pine Hill, NY.[3]

He married thirdly, 22 Oct 1891, Shandaken, NY, Abigail Van Etten, daughter of Rufus and Caroline (Hunt) Van Etten. She was born 1862, Kingston, NY, and died 22 Jun 1923, Shandaken, NY. She is buried in Shandaken Rural Cemetery, Shandaken, NY.[4]

He conducted the Whitney House, hotel in Shandaken, for many years. A Democrat in politics.

Children of Jeremiah Smith and Frances C. (Thompkins) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Child of Jeremiah Smith and Ursula (Misner) Whitney:

i. Hiram Francis Whitney, b. 6 May 1888, Shandaken, NY; d. 19 May 1961, Kingston, NY; m. 14 Nov 1913, Ina Belle Coons, dau. of William D. and Ella Desire (Mattoon) Coons, b. 24 Jul 1888, Shandaken, NY, d. bef. 1988.

Children of Jeremiah Smith and Abigail (Van Etten) Whitney:

ii. Rufus Van Etten Whitney, b. 12 Dec 1893, Shandaken, NY; m. 22 Feb 1918, Kingston, NY, Catherine Reed, dau. of George Erwin and Margaret (Telford) Reed, b. 31 Aug 1893, Glens Falls, NY. He was in the employ of the Kingston Gas and Electric Co. Served in the World War in the battles of St. Mihiel and Meuse offensive. No children.
iii. Myra Caroline Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1897, Shandaken, NY; m. Kingston, NY, Clarence John Grimm.
iv. Ella Adelaide Whitney, b. 14 May 1906, Shandaken, NY; m. 26 Sep 1925, Kingston, NY, Albert Alexander Johnson.


Jonnah S. WHITNEY 30 Self M M W NEW YORK Works In Chair Factory --- --- Ersula WHITNEY 27 Wife F M W NEW YORK Keeping House --- --- Adelen VIDDER 50 Othe F W W NEW YORK Dress Maker --- ---

Whitney, Jerry S. Head W M Dec 1849 50 mar -----, Abbie Wife W F Jun 1862 38 mar -----, Hiram Son W M May 1888 11 sgl -----, Rufus Son W M Dec 1893 6 sgl -----, Myra Dau W F Apr 1897 3 sgl


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #104257467, Jeremiah Smith "Jerry" Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #50297283, Francis C. Thompkins Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #101952231, Ursula Misner Whitney.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #104257494, Abigail Van Etten Whitney.

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