Family:Whitney, Morris Fought (1796-1872)

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Morris Fought6 Whitney (Abijah5, Daniel4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Abijah5 and Elizabeth (Ellsworth) Whitney, was born 26 Oct 1796, Warwick, NY, and died 25 Apr 1872, Waterloo, IA. He was buried in Waterloo, IA.

He married firstly, 1818, "at the head of Long Pond", Rockland Co., NY, Bridget Jennings, daughter of Redman and Mary Elizabeth (Benjamin) Jennings. She was born 1798, Rockland Co., NY, and died in 1822.

He married secondly, 1824, Sloatsburg, Ramapo, NY, Keziah Jennings, daughter of Redman and Mary Elizabeth (Benjamin) Jennings. She was born 1796, Rockland Co., NY, and died 17 Jul 1842, Rochester, NY. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY.

He married thirdly, 1852, Akron, OH, Annice Nichols of Akron. She died in 1853.

Phoenix says the following:

"Morris Fought Whitney, b. in Warwick, N. Y., 26 Oct. 1796; a woollen-manufacturer; married in 1818, at the head of Long Pond, in Rockland Co., N.Y., Bridget Jennings, who was born there in 1798, and died in 1822, dau. of Redman and Mary Elizabeth (Benjamin) Jennings. He married (2d), in 1824, at Sloatsburg, in Ramapo, N. Y., Keziah Jennings, who was born in 1796, a sister of his first wife. They moved from Orange Co., in 1830, to Rochester, N. Y.; where she died, 17 July 1842, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. He moved to Ohio in 1845, and married (3d), in 1852, at Akron, in that State, Annice Nichols, of Akron. They lived at Akron, Massilon, and Canton, Ohio. She died in 1853. He moved to Iowa in 1854, lived at Cherokee in 1871, died at Waterloo, 25 Ap. 1872, and was buried there."

Children of Morris Fought6 and Bridget (Jennings) Whitney:

i. Lanah7 Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1819, Warwick, NY; d. after Mar 1875; m. 24 Dec 1844, Rochester, NY, James Lockwood Chichester; res. Batavia and Buffalo, NY.
ii. Mary Whitney, b. -- --- 1821, Warwick, NY; d. 13 or 15 May 1831, Rochester, NY, and was buried there.
iii. Joel Whitney, b. -- --- 1822, Sloatsburgh, Ramapo, NY; d. -- --- 1822, Orange Co., NY.

Children of Morris Fought6 and Keziah (Jennings) Whitney:

iv. Ann7 Whitney, b. Jul 1825, Sloatsburgh, Ramapo, NY; d. after Mar 1875; m.(1) 24 Apr 1852, Akron, OH, William Simmons; m.(2) 1864, Cyrus Paige; res. Lafayette, IN.
v. Edwin Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1826, Sloatsburgh, Ramapo, NY; a printer, or bookbinder; went to California in 1849, and was last heard from, by his family, in 1854.
vi. Morris Whitney, b. 10 May 1828, Slate Hill, NY; d. 23 Oct 1856, Liverpool, England; a mariner; died in a hospital at Liverpool; unmarried. He worked for several years, as a book-binder, in the Bible House, New York, NY.
vii. Sarah Whitney, b. 11 May 1831, Rochester, NY; d. after Apr 1875; m. 11 May 1854, Buffalo, NY, William Thompson; res. Aurora (now Elma), NY.
viii. James M. Whitney, b. 28 Nov 1833, Rochester, NY; d. after 1910; m. 1863, Denver, CO, Margaret Pierce; res. Yankton, Dakota.

Children of Morris Fought6 and Annice (Nichols) Whitney:

ix. John7 Whitney, b. -- Jan 1853, Akron, OH; d. -- Aug 1853, Akron, OH.

Census

1164 1183 Morris F. Whitney 52 M - Clothier N.Y. Annis " 26 F - O. Sarah " 18 F - N.Y.

386 347 M. F. Whitney 63 M - Farmer $750 $100 New York

24 24 Whitney, Morris 73 M W Farmer $2500 -- New York Male citizen over 21 -----, James 36 M W Machinist $500 New York -----, Maggie 29 F W Keeping House Illinois -----, James M. 6 M W Montana -----, Edwin S. 5 M W Colorado -----, John D. 4 M W Iowa -----, Charles C. 2 M W Iowa

References

  • Census records.

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