Family:Whitney, Luther Day (1810-1876)

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Dr. Luther Day7 Whitney (James6, Cornelius5, Matthias4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of James6 and Betsey (Law) Whitney, was born 13 Mar 1810, Granville, NY, and died 11 Dec/Sep 1876, Grand Blanc, MI.

He married firstly, 29 Jan 1835, Troy, MI, Aroline Perrin, daughter of Calvin and Nancy F. (Mallory) Perrin of Troy. She was born 30 Oct 1815, probably Penfield, NY, and died 14 Dec 1845.

He married secondly, 28 Mar 1847, Lakeville, MI, Elvira Day. She was born 2 Oct 1821, NY, and died 1905, MI.

He was a physician, and resided Jackson and Big Rapids, MI.

LUTHER D. WHITNEY, Representative from Lapeer county in 1857, was born at Granville, N. Y., March 13, 1810. He learned the trade of a mason and also preached occasionally. He came to Michigan in 1832, and was for fourteen years a Methodist minister. He then, from a bronchial affection, retired, studied medicine, and began practice at Commerce, Mich., in 1844. In 1849 removed to Hadley, Lapeer county, and continued practice, sometimes preaching. A Whig, then Free Soiler, then a Republican. In 1875 he moved to Grand Blanc, where he died September 11, 1876.[1]

Children of Luther Day7 and Aroline (Perrin) Whitney:

i. George Cophan8 Whitney, b. 29 Dec 1837, MI, and d. 1 Apr 1865.
ii. Eliza Aroline Whitney, b. 1 Sep 1841, Troy, MI; d. 1912; m.(1) William Arms; m.(2) M. A. Hance.
iii. Rebecca Brown Whitney, b. 11 Oct 1845, MI; d. 9 Jun 1911, Royal Oak, MI.

Children of Luther Day7 and Aroline (Perrin) Whitney:

iv. Julia D. Whitney, b. 25 Nov 1850, MI; d. 1883.

Notes

For a photograph, see Ancestry.com.

Census

779 785 Luther Whitney 40 M - Physician $300 N.Y. Alvira " 29 F - " George " 13 M - Mich. Attended school Eliza " 8 F - " Attended school Rebecca " 6 F - " Attended school

1663 1557 Luther D. Whitney 50 M - Physician $2200 $1000 N.Y. Elvira " 39 F - Do George C. " 22 M - Student Mich. Eliza " 18 F - Teacher Com. S. Do R. " 16 F - Do Do Julia " 9 F - Do Attended school

238 230 Whitney, Luther D. 60 M W Physician (Reg) $2600 $800 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Elvira 49 F W Keeping House " " -----, Julia D. 20 F W At Home Michigan Attended school Evarts, Burdette 10 M W At School Wisconsin Attended school

Elvira WHITNEY 59 Self F M W NY Keeping House NY NY Julia D. WHITNEY 29 Dau F S W MI At Home NY NY

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Stephen D. Bingham, Early history of Michigan, with biographies of state officers, members of Congress, judges and legislators (Lansing: Thorp & Godfrey, state printers, 1888), pp. 689-690.


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