Family:Whitney, Laban (1815-1895)

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Laban7 Whitney (Laban6, Elias5, Elias4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Laban6 and Olive (Green) Whitney, was born 6 Jan 1815, Bellingham, MA,[1] and died 1 Sep 1895. He was buried in Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls, NY.[2]

He married firstly, 10 Apr 1841, Mary Sickles. She was born 20 Dec 1821, and died 13 Dec 1877. She was buried in Stuyvesant Falls Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls, NY.[3]

He married secondly, 31 Oct 1880, St. Lukes Millville, Valatie, NY, Elizabeth P. Wetherwax.[4]

He is a bootmaker; resided Stockport, NY, Bellingham, Milford, and Blackstone, MA.

He enlisted on 24 Apr 1838 at Albany, by Lt. Gatlin, in Co. H, 8th U.S. Infantry for three years, described as aged 23, born in MA, having blue eyes, 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, a shoemaker, from Worcester Co., MA. He was discharged 26 Apr 1841, for expiration of service. He served at Fort Brooke, East Florida (A Corporal).[5]

He was a soldier in the Indian Wars, Birdsville Co. 8, U.S. Infantry, for which service he applied for a pension on 16 Feb 1893, from New York. The application number was 4123, and the certificate number was 3145.[6]

Children of Laban7 and Mary (Sickles) Whitney:

i. Melissa8 Whitney, b. 15 Dec 1842, Queensman, NY; d. 30 Mar 1901, Medway, MA, aged 58 years 3 months 15 days, of progressive paralysis;[7] m. Silas A. Read; resided Caryville, MA.
ii. Lydia W. Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1844, NY; m. 10 Feb 1868, Richard Aspin; resided Stockport, NY.
iii. Lemuel W. Whitney, b. 19 Aug 1846, Bellingham, MA;[8] resided Chatham, NY.
iv. Fanny Darling Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1848, Milford, MA;[9] m. ca. 1868, George William Hoes; resided Valatie, NY.
v. Hannah E. Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1850, Milford, MA, or "Fanny D." b. 28 Feb 1850, Milford, MA;[10] m. Thomas Houston; resided Stockport, NY.
vi. Mary E. Whitney, b. 16 Feb 1852, Mendon, MA;[11] d. 31 Mar 1852, Mendon, MA. aged 1 month 15 days, of lung fever.[12]
vi. John Sickles Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1853, Mendon, MA;[13] m. Eliza Luffman.
vii. William H. Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1855 [per Pierce] or 8 Mar 1855, Blackstone, MA;[14] m. before 1880, Carrie A. Jeffers; resided Stuyvesant Falls, NY.
viii. Elsie Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1857, NY; m. ca. 1887, George E. Brierly; resided Cohoes, NY.
ix. Alice Whitney, b. ca. Dec 1859, NY; apparently died young.
x. Alice Whitney, b. 23 Aug 1864, NY; resided Chatham, NY.

Census

412 564 Laban Whitney 35 M - Boot Maker Mass. Mary " 28 F - N.Y. Melissa " 7 F - " Attended school Lydia W. " 5 F - " Attended school Samuel " 4 M - Mass. Fanny " 2 F - " Hannah " 6/12 F - " Hannah Sicklin 18 F - N.Y.

119 121 Laban Whitney 32 M W Boot maker Mass. Mary Whitney 34 F " N. York Alice Whitney 13 F " Mass. Lydia Whitney 11 F " do Samuel Whitney 9 M " do Fanny Whitney 7 F " do Hannah Whitney 6 F " do John Whitney 3 M " do William H. Whitney 7m M " do

192 410 George H. Read 27 M W Memental decorator $100 New York Sarah " 27 F " " John " 8 M " " Attended school George " 6 " " " Attended school Clara " 4 F " " William " 1 M " " 411 Aaron Sagaman 30 " " Jewellery Peddler $200 Germany Jeanette " 22 F " " Harris " 2 M " New York Harman " 4/12 M " " 412 Laban Whitney 45 " " Shoe Maker $100 Massachusetts Mary " 48 F " New York Melissa " 17 " " " Attended school Lydia " 16 " " " Attended school Lemuel " 13 M " Massachusetts Attended school Fanny " 12 F " " Attended school Hannah " 10 " " " Attended school John " 7 M " " Attended school William " 5 " " " Attended school Elsie " 3 F " New York Alice " 6/12 " " " 413 Moses Hoffman 30 M " Peddler $300 Germany Rebecca " 25 F " "

107 122 Whitney, L. 55 M W Shoemaker Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 Mary S. 49 F W Keeping house New York Illiterate John S. 17 M W Work in Cotton Mill Massachusetts William H. 15 M W " " " " " Elsy 12 F W " " " " New York Attended school Alice 7 F W " at Home " Attended school

Laban WHITNEY 65 Self M W W MA Cobbler MA MA John S. WHITNEY 27 Son M M W MA Works In Cotton Mill MA MA Eliza WHITNEY 25 DauL F M W NY Works In Cotton Mill NY NY

William WHITNEY 25 Self M M W NY Work In Cotton Mill NY NY Corrie WHITNEY 23 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY

Thomas HOUSTON 36 Self M M W NY Carder NY IRE Hannah HOUSTON 26 Wife F M W NY Keeping Huse NY NY Solman HOUSTON 7 Son M S W NY NY NY Thomas HOUSTON 1 Son M S W NY NY NY Mary HOUSTON 89 Moth F W W IRE At Home IRE IRE Alice WHITNEY 17 Othe F S W NY Works In Cotton Mill NY NY

References

1.^  "Laban [Whitney], s. Laban and Olive, [born] Jan. 6, 1815," according to Vital Records of Bellingham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

2.^  FindAGrave Memorial #137713882, Laban Whitney.

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #137713899, Mary Sickles Whitney.

4.^  New York, Marriages, 1686-1980, at FamilySearch.org.

5.^  U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, from Ancestry.com.

6.^  United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926, at FamilySearch.org.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 518, page 63.

8.^  "Lemuel [Whitney], s. of Laban and Mary, in Bellingham, [born] Aug. 19, 1846," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

9.^  "Fanny D. [Whitney], d. of Laban and Mary, [born] July 2, 1848," according to Milford Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 36, page 347.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 44, page 167.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 65, page 177.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 68, page 124.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 74, page 180.

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 92, page 147.


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