Family:Whitney, John (1846-?)
He married, 8 Feb 1875, Elgin, IL, Etta Shipman, daughter of Ensign and Maria (-----) Shipman. She was born Sep 1861, Kane Co., IL. She married, before 1900, ----- Boraland.
He is a dealer in live stock; resided Wasco, IL, and Hebron, NE.
Children of John8 and Etta (Shipman) Whitney:
i. Richard9 Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1876. ii. Max Whitney, b. 25 Nov 1878.
- 1880, John not found.
- 1880, Gilead, Thayer Co., NE:
Insign SHIPMAN 39 Self M M W OH Farmer CT MO Maria SHIPMAN 39 Wife F M W CAN Keeping House CAN CAN Lafayette SHIPMAN 20 Son M S W IL At Home OH CAN Etta SHIPMAN 18 Dau F W W IL At Home OH CAN George SHIPMAN 14 Son M S W IL At Home OH CAN Samy SHIPMAN 5 Son M S W IL At Home OH CAN Dickey WHITNEY 3 GSon M S W NE At Home OH CAN Max WHITNEY 1 GSon M S W NE At Home OH CAN
278 282 Shipman, I. Head W M May 1843 57 mar 40 Ohio Pennsylvania New York Boarding house keeper, Rents house " Maria Wife W F Jun 1843 56 mar 40 4ch 4liv Canada unknown Canada Immigrated 1850 Boraland, Etta Dau W F Sep 1861 38 wid 2ch 2liv Illinois Ohio Canada Whitney, Richard GSon W M Nov 1876 23 sgl Nebraska unknown Illinois Laborer in Smelter " Max GSon W M Nov 1878 21 sgl Nebraska unknown Illinois Laborer in Smelter Davidson, Sophia SiL W F Apr 1845 55 wid 2ch 2liv Canada unknown England R.R. Laborer Bass, George Brdr W M Jun 1846 54 sgl Canada Scotland Ireland Smelter Laborer Lamb, Sylvester Brdr W M May 1825 35 sgl Illinois Ohio Illinois Laborer at R.R. Burk, Alexander Brdr W M Oct 1873 26 sgl Iowa Pennsylvania New York Day Laborer at R.R.
If Etta Shipman in the 1880 Census record were the wife of John Whitney, why is she not listed with that surname? Also, she is really very young, at 13, to have married in 1875, although the marriage record does appear in Kane County. It seems possible that John died between 1878 and 1880.
- 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. 434.