Family:Whitney, Josiah (c1800-c1863)

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Josiah Whitney, parentage unknown, born circa 1800, NH or MA, and died about 1863, Clinton, IA.

He married, perhaps about 1822, Nancy Ann -----, born about 1802, NY, died about 1866, Clinton, IA.

Children of Josiah and Nancy Ann (-----) Whitney, perhaps incomplete:

i. (poss.) Corydon Whitney, b. 4 Jan 1820, VT or NY; m. Melissa R. Dibble.
ii. Calvin D. Whitney, b. ca. 1824, VT; m. Catharine A. Baldwin.
iii. Josiah Whitney, b. ca. 1825, VT; d. after 1850.
iv. Jabez H. Whitney, b. ca. 1827, VT; m. Rebecca J. Fetters.
v. Lyman L. Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1829, Shoreham, VT; m. Laura L. Parker.
vi. Edson Whitney, b. 30 May 1831, Shoreham, VT; m. Sarah Maria Smith.
vii. Sanford R. Whitney, b. ca. 1833, VT; m. Margaret Wilcher.
viii. Henry Whitney, b. ca. 1837, NY; d. after 1850.
ix. Nancy Ann Whitney, b. ca. 1840, NY; m. 24 Dec 1857, LeClaire, IA, James M. White.

Notes

In 1830, Josiah was listed with John Whitney in Shoreham, of a similar age, and possibly his brother. This may be a clue to his identification.

For more information on this family, see http://records.ancestry.com/Josiah_Whitney_records.ashx?pid=35915088

Census

  • 1830, Shoreham, Addison Co., VT: Josiah Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 2 males 20-29, 3 males 5-9, 2 males under 5, 1 female 30-39, 2 females 15-19, 1 female 10-14. His age seems to be overstated, unless he was one of the males 20-29
  • (prob.) 1840, Keene, Essex Co., NY: Josiah Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 2 males 15-19, 4 males 10-14, 2 males 5-9, 1 female 70-79, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 0-4; 2 in manufacture or trades
  • 1850, Morgan, Ashtabula Co., OH:

862 890 Josiah Whitney 50 M - Shoe maker N.H. Nancy A. " 48 F - N.Y. Calvin D. " 26 M - Painter Vt. Josiah Whitney Jr. 25 M - Medical student Vt. Jabez H. " 23 M - Painter Vt. Lyman " 20 M - None Vt. Sanford R. " 17 M - Laborer Vt. Henry " 13 M - N.Y. Attended school Nancy A. " 10 F - N.Y. Attended school

  • 1856 Iowa State Census, Le Claire, Scott Co., IA:

26 27 Whitney, Josiah 57 M Married 0 Mass. Farmer " Nancy 59 F Married 0 N.H. " Eason 25 M 0 Vermont " " Sanford R 23 M Married 0 " " " Margaret E 19 F Married 0 Illinois " Elmer 0 0 " " Nancy Ann 17 F 0 N.Y.

904 890 Josiah Whitney 63 M - Farmer Mass. Nancy A. " 61 F - Do Edson " 29 M - $325 Vermont

References

  • Census records

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