Family:Whitney, John (1834-1921)
John9 Whitney (William Bartholomew8, William Bartholomew7, Samuel6, Joseph5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1), son of William Bartholomew8 and Charity (Weese) Whitney, was born 1 Mar 1834, Sophiasburg, ON, and died 3 Dec 1921, Highland Park, IL, aged 87 years. He was buried in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Chicago, IL.
He married, 6 Nov 1854, Hannah E. Spafford, daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Dewell) Spafford. She was born 20 Dec 1833, Demorestville, ON, and died 22 Jun 1911, Chicago, IL, aged 77 years. She was buried in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Chicago, IL.
He resided Petersboro, ON. In 1905 he and Hannah immigrated to the United States, settling in Highland Park, IL, and after Hannah's death, John lived with his daughter Margaret Swetman in Chicago, IL.
Children of John9 and Hannah E. (Spafford) Whitney:
i. William Albert10 Whitney, b. 20 Nov 1855, ON; unmarried; resided Grand Forks, ND. ii. Maggie Ludema Whitney, b. 3 Aug 1858, ON; m. bef. 1881, Alfred Swetman; resided Chicago Lawn, IL. iii. Herbert Henry Whitney, b. 31 Oct 1861, ON; m. Harriett Lucina Baker. iv. Helen Louise Whitney, b. 6 May 1863, ON; resided Peterboro, ON.
- 1861, Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward Co., ON.
- 1871, Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward Co., ON.
- 1881, Sophiasburg, Prince Edward Co., ON:
245 John WHITNEY M Male English 47 Ontario Farmer --- Hannah WHITNEY M Female Irish 48 Ontario --- William A. WHITNEY Male English 24 Ontario --- Herbert WHITNEY Male English 19 Ontario School --- Ellen WHITNEY Female English 18 Ontario ---
- 1910, Highland Park Ward 2, Lake Co., IL: John and Hanna.
- 1920, 63rd Place, Chicago Ward 29, Cook Co., IL: John was living with his daughter Margaret Swetman and her family.
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 592.
- Census records.