Family:Whitney, John (1787-1860)

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John6 Whitney (Darling5, Daniel4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of Darling5 and Sarah (Valentine) Whitney, was born 26 Mar 1787, Woodbury, NY, and died 6 Jan 1860, Woodbury, NY, aged 72 of typhoid fever[1].

He married, 28 Feb 1809, Huntington, NY, Clarissa Harriet Brush, daughter of Abel and Almeda (Conkling) Brush, "both of Cold Spring". She was born 8 Jul 1789, Huntington, NY, and died after 1860.

Phoenix says the following:

John Whitney, b. at East Woods, now Woodbury, L. I., 26 March 1787; a country merchant and farmer; married, 28 Feb. 1809, at West Hills, in Huntington, L. I., by Rev. William Schenck, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Huntington, to Clarissa Harriet Brush, dau. of Abel and Almeda (Conkling) Brush, of West Hills. The church-record of this marriage calls the parties "both of Cold Spring." They settled at East Woods, where he died 6 Jan. 1860, and was buried in Fountain Hill Cemetery.

Children of John6 and Clarissa Harriet (Brush) Whitney:

i. Darling Brush7 Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1810, Huntington, NY; m.(1) Harriet North Vail; m.(2) Letitia Jane Franklin.
ii. Sarah Esther Whitney, b. say 1815; m.(1) Jacob Carman Valentine; m.(2) John McDiarmid.
iii. Martha Antoinette Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1820, Huntington, NY; m. Zebulon Doty Whitman.
iv. Clarissa Harriet Whitney, b. 6 Sep 1824, Woodbury, NY; m. Richard Udall Carll.
v. John Jay Whitney, b. 23 Mar 1829, Woodbury, NY; m. Louisa Nicoll Floyd.
vi. Margaret Elizabeth Whitney, b. 9 Aug 1831, Woodbury, NY; m. Albertus N. Beach.

Census

130 132 John Whitney 60 M - Farmer $3000 [N.Y.] Elizabeth Whitney 58 F - [N.Y.] John J. Whitney 21 M - [N.Y.] Elizabeth Whitney 18 F - [N.Y.]

This record is problematical. The father's age is understated, and the mother's given name should be Clarissa, not Elizabeth.

1616 1616 Jno. J. Whitney 31 M - Merchant $2500 N.Y. Sarah " 30 F - do Charles F. " 1 M - do Melville Brown 11 M - do Clarissa Whitney 71 F - do

References

1.^  1860 Mortality Schedule.


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