Family:Whitney, John (1784-1871)

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John6 Whitney (John5, Joshua4, Joshua3, Benjamin2, John1) son of John5 and Molley (Carey) Whitney, was born before 3 Nov 1784, and died 20 Feb 1871, Lafayette Township, Coles County, IL. He is buried in Bethel Cemetery, Coles County, IL.

He married, about 1808, Polly Gibbs, daughter of Truman and Anna (Barnes) Gibbs. She was born 12 Apr 1788, Litchfield Farms, CT, and died 1852, Waukesha County, WI.

In 1837 he was living in Erie Co., PA, aged 53, and his mother Molly was living with him.[1]

Children of John6 and Polly (Gibbs) Whitney:

i. Asahel7 Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1809, Broome Co., NY; m. Harriet N. Hatch.
ii. Ira Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1810, Broome Co., NY; m. Lucy -----.
iii. Melinda Whitney, b. 3 Nov 1814, Broome Co., NY; d. 31 Jan 1908, Waukesha, WI; m. ca. 1836, Jarvis Christy, b. 22 Feb 1811, Dutchess Co., NY, d. before 1848, Rochester, NY. Child: Leander H. Christy; b. ca. 1838, NY; d. 22 Jun 1863, Helena, AR, of disease; Co. C, 28th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry.
iv. Truman Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1818, Lisle, Broome Co., NY, m. Florilla Holmes.
v. Elijah Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1820, Broome Co., NY.
vi. Adeline Whitney, b. ca. 1820, Broome Co., NY.
vii. Chauncey Whitney, b. 1824 or 1827, Broome Co., NY; m. Lydia A. Baker.
vi. John Whitney, b. Nov 1829, NY or PA; m. Olive T. Woodard.

Notes

It seems likely that the younger children were born in Chautauqua Co., NY, not Broome Co., per census records.

Census

282 293 John Whitney 67 M - Farmer Mass. Polly " 63 F - Conn. Leroy " 7 M - Laborer N.Y. Attended school Chauncey " 23 M - Shoemaker $600 " Azel " 40 M - Farmer " Harriet " 33 F - Vert. Elmira " 12 F - Ohio Attended school John " 11 M - " Attended school Albert " 8 M - " Attended school

2363 2363 Jas. McInroy 29 M - Farm tenant $260 Scotland Laura A. " 23 F - N.Y. Jas. W. " 5 M - Wis. John Whitney 76 M - Domestic Mass. Laura Holmes 68 F - " Conn.

Laura A. McInroy was John's granddaughter.

85 81 Whitney, Truman 54 M W Farmer $7500 $2000 New York -----, Florida 51 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Walter 18 M W Wisconsin -----, George 15 M W Wisconsin -----, John 86 M W Massachusetts Thompson Ester 21 F W Domestic Ohio

References

1.^  Holman, Winifred Lovering, "Whitney," typescript, Winifred Lovering Holman Papers, NEHGS Library, Boston, MA, call number Mss A H63.


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