Family:Whitney, Lebbeus (c1800-a1880)

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Lebbeus Whitney, parentage unknown, was born circa 1800, NY, and died after 1860, perhaps Jackson Co., MI.

He married Laura -----. She was born circa 1802 or 1809, NY, and died after 1860, perhaps Jackson Co., MI.

Lebbeus Whitney, who was said to be of Jackson County also when he patented forty acres in section 14 of Roxand Township in 1843. He was still in Roxand on the enumeration of 1850 - at which time both he and his wife were cited as natives of New York. They had no children. In 1860, the census taker found them back in Jackson County, Rives Township.[1]

Children of Lebbeus and Laura (-----) Whitney:

i. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1825-30.
ii. Alzina Whitney, b. 1834 or 1840, NY, and died after 1860. Her name may have been Eliza. She m.(1) 24 Dec 1849, Eaton Co., MI, Hiram Thomas. He was b. ca. 1831, NY, and died between 1864 and 1870. She m.(2) 10 Jun 1871, Muskegon, MI, William H. Cady. Children:
a. Lebbeus Thomas, b. ca. 1852.
b. Jonathan Thomas, b. ca. 1854.
c. Mark Thomas, b. ca. 1858.

Census

1137 1154 Lebbeus Whitney 50 M - Farmer $100 N.Y. Laura " 41 F - Do 1155 Hiram Thomas 19 M - Farmer Do Married in year Alsina " 16 F - Do Married in year

810 812 Lebbius Whitney 60 M - Farmer $400 $50 N.Y. Laura " 58 F - " 811 813 Hiram Thomas 30 M - Farmer $400 $50 " Eliza " 20 F - " Lebbius " 8 M - Mich Jonathan " 6 M - " Mark " 2 M - "

49 45 Whitney, Libeus 70 M W Farmer $500 -- New York Male citizen over 21 Thomas, Algina 36 F W Housekeeper New York -----, Libeus C. 17 M W Michigan Attended school -----, Melvin J. 15 M w Michigan Attended school -----, Herbert A. 8 M W Michigan Attended school -----, Hiram D. 6 M W Michigan Attended school

William CADY 34 Self M M W NY Teamster NY NY Anzina CADY 48 Wife F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Lebbus WHITNEY 80 FatL M W W NY Retired VT VT Hiram THOMAS 17 SSon M S W MI Laborer NY NY

References

  • Census records

1. ^  Connie Lenzen, CG, Proving a Maternal Line: The Case of Frances B. Whitney, Originally published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 82, Number 1, March 1994, pp. 17–31.


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