Family:Whitney, Jesse (1808-1853)

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Jesse6 Whitney (Isaac5, Jason4, Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Isaac5 and Susanna (Turnback)(Hall) Whitney, was born 3 May 1808, Middlesex, NY, and died 11 Nov 1853, Macomb, MI.

He married, 20 Sep 1836, Macomb Co., MI, Eliza C. Shepherd. She was born 18 Aug 1817, and died 14 Apr 1897, Macomb, MI.

Both are buried in the Macomb Center Cemetery, Macomb, MI.[1][2]

He was a farmer. He resided Macomb, MI.

"Jesse Whitney, grandfather of him whose name initiates this article, reclaimed from the sylvan wilds of Macomb county a productive farm, and he became one of the influential citizens of his community."

Children of Jesse6 and Eliza C. (Shepherd) Whitney:

i. Horace Isaac7 Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1836; m.(1) Minnie Preston; m.(2) Mary Elizabeth Jackson.
ii. James Voak Whitney, b. 4 Jan 1839; m. Mary E. Taylor.
iii. Lewis Dodge Whitney, b. 1845; d. unmarried Jan 1865, in Libby prison; was in the 8th Michigan Cavalry; alternatively, d. 12 Nov 1864.
iv. Hannah H. O. Whitney, b. 14 Nov 1847; m. 11 or 23 May 1867, Macomb Co., MI, Luther S. Parker.

Census

474 479 Jesse Whitney 43 M - Farmer $600 N.Y. Eliza " 33 F - " Horace " 14 M - Mich. James " 11 M - " Attended school Lewis " 6 M - " Hannah " 3 F - " Priscilla Shepherd 18 F - N.Y.

103 90 Alvah Myers 52 M - Farmer $2000 $400 New York Eliza " 43 F - Domestic " Lewis Whitney 15 M - Michigan Attended school Ephraim M. " 14 M - " Attended school Hannah Myers 12 F - Michigan Attended school Ellen " 12 F - " Attended school Jesse " 2 M - "

Apparently Eliza remarried to Alvah Myers, Lewis was her child by her first marriage, Ephraim and Hannah and Ellen were his by a first marriage, and Jesse was their son together.

407 375 Washington Preston 45 M - Farmer $3500 $748 N. York Sally " 42 F - " Mariah E. " 17 F - Domestic Mich. Attended school Flora A. " 10 F - " Attended school Frederick " 2 M - " Phebe Tupper 68 F - Domestic R. Ileand Horrace S. Whitney 23 M - Farm Labourer Mich.

  • 1860, son James and daughter Hannah not found.

References

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #16295663, Jesse Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #16295673, Eliza C. Whitney.


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