Family:Whitney, Mordecai (1829-1904)
Mordecai8 Whitney (Thomas7, Phinehas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Thomas7 and Hannah (Preston) Whitney, was born 21 Dec 1829, Waterford, Washington County, Ohio, and died 19 Apr 1904, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, aged 74. He is buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Delaware County, Indiana.
He married, 1 Aug 1861, Delaware County, Indiana, Eliza Ann Orr, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hopping) Orr. She was born 24 Nov 1842, and died 20 May 1923, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. She is buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Delaware County, Indiana.
Mordecai served in Company K, 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War, with his brothers David and Franklin. He was injured in the war and discharged in 1862.
Children of Mordecai8 and Eliza Ann (Orr) Whitney, all born Muncie, Indiana:
i. Harrison9 Whitney, b. 18 Sep 1863; m. Minnie Bell Renner. ii. Grant Whitney, b. 26 May 1865; m. Aetna F. Miller. iii. Sherman E. Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1867; m. Anna Bell Carmichael. iv. Sheridan Whitney, b. 4 Sep 1869; m. Minnie Carolyn Waldo. v. Mary Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1873; m. Theodore Stewart. vi. Elwood "Edward" Whitney, b. 21 Aug 1883; m.(1) Kathryn Bohlender; m.(2) Cleda C. Strong.
145 145 Whitney, Mordecai 40 M W Farmer $5650 $2293 Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, Eliza A. 27 F W Keeping House Indiana -----, Harrison 7 M W Indiana Attended school -----, Grant 5 M W Indiana -----, Sherman 3 M W Indiana -----, Sheridan 9/12 M W Indiana Born in Aug
Mordecai WHITNEY 51 Self M M W OH Farmer --- --- Eliza A. WHITNEY 37 Wife F M W IN Keeping House IRE OH Harrison WHITNEY 16 Son M S W IN Works On Farm OH IN Grant WHITNEY 15 Son M S W IN Works On Farm OH IN Sherman WHITNEY 12 Son M S W IN Works On Farm OH IN Sheridan WHITNEY 10 Son M S W IN OH IN Mary WHITNEY 7 Dau F S W IN OH IN
687 742 Whitney, Mort Head W N Dec 1829 70 mar 39 Ohio Conn. Conn. Owns free house -----, Elizzie A. Wife W F Nov 1842 57 mar 39 19ch 4liv Indiana Ireland Ohio -----, Elwood Son W M Aug 1883 16 sgl Indiana Ohio Indiana Day labor
Almost all information from the research of Lynne Alber, on these web pages:
- "Online Family Tree, by Ancestry.com", family group sheet of Thomas and Hannah (Preston) Whitney.
- "Online Family Tree, by Ancestry.com", family group sheet of Mordecai and Eliza Ann (Orr) Whitney.