Family:Whitney, John (1833-1905)

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John7 Whitney (Henry6, John5, Abraham4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Henry6 and Lucy (Grumman) Whitney, was born 10 Aug 1833, Shelby, OH, and died 1905, Lansing, MI.

He married, 16 Dec 1854, Richland Co., OH, widow Elizabeth (-----) Elderton, who had two children. She was born about 1831, OH, and died after 1880. She had married firstly, ----- Elderton, of whom nothing is known.

He was a dealer in real estate; lived at Jackson, MI, and Lansing, MI.

Children of John7 and Elizabeth (-----)(Elderton) Whitney, if any, unknown:

Children of ----- and Elizabeth (-----) Elderton:

i. Newton Elderton alias Newton Whitney, b. ca. 1851, OH; apparently d. 1917, Lansing, MI; m. 26 Jan 1874, Lansing, MI, Jennie Eastwood.
ii. (child) Elderton, b. say 1853, OH; not in family in 1860.

Census

1248 1193 John Whitney 40 M - Laborer Ohio Elizabeth 29 F - " Newton 9 M - " Attended school

Newton was Newton Elderton, son of Elizabeth by her first husband.

288 295 Whitney, John 36 M W Laborer $500 $150 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 36 F W Keeping house " Parents foreign born -----, Newton 19 M W Laborer " Dixon, Thomas 29 M W Laborer England Parents foreign born

Newton was Newton Elderton, son of Elizabeth by her first husband.

John WHITNEY 46 Self M M W OH Laborer CT CT Elizath WHITNEY 47 Wife F M W OH Keeping House BAVARIA BAVARIA Flora ELDERTON 5 GDau F S W MI OH MI

139 142 Whitney, John Head W M Aug 1833 66 mar Ohio Vermont Vermont Day laborer, Owns mortgaged house -----, Elizabeth Wife W F Feb 1833 66 mar 2ch 1liv Ohio Germany Germany Smith, Clarence Gson W M Sep 1895 4 sgl Michigan Michigan Michigan

How Clarence Smith could be a grandson of John Whitney or his wife is unknown.

References

  • Census records.

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