Family:Whitney, Nathaniel Bradish (1838-1899)

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Nathaniel Bradish9 Whitney (Aaron Stearns8, William Henry7, Aaron6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Aaron Stearns8 and Hannah (Bradish) Whitney, was born 13 Mar 1838, Champion, NY, and died 23 May 1899, Santa Ana, CA. He was buried in Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, CA.[1]

He married, 1 Mar 1860, Rhuby H. Houghton, of Denmark, NY, daughter of Roland and Judith (Hulbert) Houghton. She was born 14 Feb 1835, NY, and died 21 Nov 1920. She was buried in Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, CA.[2]

He was a carriage maker.

Nathaniel Bradish Whitney was the oldest son of Aaron Stearns Whitney and Hannah Bradish, and was born on his father's farm in the town of Champion, Jefferson County, NY, 13 Mar 1838. In 1846 his family removed to the town of Denmark, Lewis County, NY, and settled on a large farm near the village of Copenhagen. He attended the public school, afterward a select school in Copenhagen, and completed his education at the Norwich academy, at Norwich, CT. He married in 1860, Rhuby Houghton, of the town of Denmark, Lewis County, NY. From 1862 to 1872 he was engaged quite extensively in the cheese making industry, owning and operating several large factories. In 1873 he engaged in the manufacture of carriages at Deer River, Lewis County, NY, in which business he continued until 1889, when, on account of failing health, he removed to Santa Ana, Orange County, CA, where he is engaged in the same business at this writing (1894); resided Tustin, CA.

Children of Nathaniel Bradish9 and Rhuby H. (Houghton) Whitney:

i. Oscar S.10 Whitney, b. 23 May 1861; d. 20 Dec 1863.
ii. Oscar Nathaniel Whitney, b. 25 Jan 1866; m. 14 Jul 1894, Sterling, MA, Lilian May Walton/Walden,[3] b. 10 Aug 1866 or 1862, Holyoke, MA, d. 4 Feb 1930, bur. Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, NY, dau. of William C. and Cordelia (Reed) Walden;[4] resided Geneva, NY. He was b. near village of Copenhagen, town of Denmark, county of Lewis, state of New York, 25 Jan 1866. Moved with parents to village of Deer River, Lewis County, NY, in 1872, where he attended common school until age of fourteen. Worked for short time as clerk in American Express office at Lowville, NY, then telegraph operator for two years in office of Utica & Black River R. R., at Watertown, NY, then for short time clerk in American Express office at Potsdam, NY. 21 Apr 1884, moved to Rochester, NY, and until 1 Jan 1887, filled various positions for American Express County. On last named date was appointed agent for American Express County, at Geneva, NY, serving then in that capacity until 15 Jun 1891, when he resigned to accept a position with the People's Building Loan & Saving Association, of Geneva, NY, of which he was one of the incorporators, and of which he is at the present writing a director.
iii. William S. Whitney, b. 10 Aug 1867; m. Alice M. Wiggins.
iv. Florence Justine Whitney, b. 31 Oct 1868; resided Bakersfield, CA. For her biography, see History of Orange County, California. She was buried in Santa Ana Cemetery, Santa Ana, CA.[5]
v. Addie E. Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1871; resided Tustin, NY; m. George A. Morris; resided Bakersfield, CA.

Census

24 24 Asahel Bronson 48 M - Farmer $5000 N.Y. Achcah Bronson 46 F - " Frances A. Bronson 22 F - " Adelbert Bronson 11 M - " Attended school Adella Bronson 11 F - " Attended school Ellen Augusta Bronson 8 F - " Attended school Wm. Whitney 46 M - Laborer " Nathaniel Whitney 15 M - Do " Attended school

87 Frame $1200 109 Mary Preston 54 F - - Pensselaer - 1 29 - - - - - - 1 - Mary Preston 23 F - Chld Oneida - 1 23 - - - - - - - - Gertrude Lorckrow 79 F - Moth Albany - 1 14 - - - - - - - - Roxana Preston 28 F - Brdr Oneida 1 - 5 - - - - - - - - James Stafford 16 M - Brdr New York - - 3 Clerk - - - - - - - Nathaniel Whitney 20 M - Brdr Jefferson - - 5m Printer - - - - - - - George William 17 M - Brdr Mass. - - 7 Telegraph Operator - - - - - - - Christian Saiter 19 M - Brdr Germany - - 2 - - - 1 - - - - Charles Bianes 22 M - Brdr Oneida - - 2 Carpenter 1 - - - - - - Winfield Bentley 27 M - Brdr - - - 2m Harness Maker 1 - - - - - -

626 623 Aaron S. Whitney 57 M - Farmer $7000 $4494 Vermont Hannah " 57 F - Housewife " Nathaniel B. " 22 M - Farmer $2320 -- New York Married in year Ruby H. " 25 F - Housewife " Married in year Henry " 19 M - Farmer $1680 -- " James " 17 M - " " Dwight " 16 M - " " Attended school Lydia Houghton 17 F - Domestic "

43 43 Whitney, Nathaniel 33 M W Cheese Manufacturer $4000 $420 N.Y. Illiterate, Male citizen over 21 " Rhuby 33 F W Keeping house N.Y. Illiterate " Oscar N. 4 M W N.Y. " Willie Sterns 2 M W N.Y. " Florence J. 1 F W N.Y. Barnum, Elipalet 51 M W Cheese Maker N.Y. Illiterate, Male citizen over 21 " Harriet 50 F W Do Do N.Y. Illiterate Page, Nellie 16 F W Do Do N.Y. Illiterate

Nathaneil WHITNEY 42 Self M M W NY Wheelwright VT VT Rhuby WHITNEY 43 Wife F M W NY Keeping House VT NY Oscar WHITNEY 14 Son M S W NY Clerking NY NY William WHITNEY 13 Son M S W NY At School NY NY Jesteen WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W NY At School NY NY Addie WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W NY At School NY NY Stearns WHITNEY 77 Fath M W VT MA VT Hannah WHITNEY 78 Moth F M W VT MA MA

References

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #20883399, Nathaniel B. Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #20883402, Rhuby H. Whitney.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 444, page 481.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #20883412, Lillian W. Whitney.

5.^  Find A Grave memorial #104903441, F. Justine Whitney.


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