Family:Whitney, Nehemiah (1795-1869)
Nehemiah6 Whitney (Walter5, Samuel4, Richard3, John2, Henry1), son of Walter5 and Anah (Wells) Whitney, was born 15 Jun 1795, Bethlehem, NY, and died 12 Sep 1869, Dayton, OH. He was buried in the cemetery of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Dayton, OH.
He married firstly, 20 Mar 1816, Meredith, NY, Phebe Stilson, daughter of Cyrenius and Sarah (Baldwin) Stilson. She was born 8 Jan 1796, Meredith, NY, and died 1 Jul 1852, Ogdensburgh, NY. She was buried in the "new cemetery", Ogdensburgh, NY.
He married secondly, 1853, widow ----- (-----) Fitts. They were separated after two or three years.
Phoenix says the following:
- "Nehemiah Whitney, b. in Bethlehem, N. Y., 15 June 1795; a marble-cutter; went in 1813, to Meredith, N. Y., where he married, 20 March 1816, Phebe Stilson, dau. of Cyrenius and Sarah (Baldwin) Stilson, of Meredith, where she was born 8 Jan. 1796. They dwelt in Meredith, till 1827; then moved to Stamford, N. Y.; and thence, in the Autumn of 1834, to Ogdensburgh, N. Y., where she died, 1 July 1852, and was buried "in the new cemetery." He married (2d), in 1853, a widow Fitts, from whom he separated after two or three years. In 1858, he moved to Buffalo, N. Y., where he dwelt till 1864. In 1865, he was living at LaSalle, N. Y., and was postmaster of that place. In March 1866, he dwelt with his son, Nathan Stilson Whitney, at Edwardsville, Ill.; and in Nov. 1866, went to Mich., and resided sometimes with his son, Walter Whitney, in Flint. But, finally, a feeling of dependence, which his children could not overcome, led him to apply for admission to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, at Dayton, Ohio, 3 Sept. 1869; and while temporarily stopping there, he died, 12 Sept. 1869, and was buried in the cemetery of the Home. He had suffered from paralysis for about eight years. He was, for eight months, a soldier in the war of 1812."
Children of Nehemiah6 and Phebe (Stilson) Whitney:
i. Harmon Wells7 Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1820, Meredith, NY; m. Mary Ann Roberts. ii. Clarissa Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1822, Meredith, NY; m. 22 May 1855, Flint, MI, George Washington Roberts, a tailor, who was b. 14 Feb 1819, Wolcott, NY, son of John and Sarah (Cushing) Roberts. They settled in Flint; and moved, in 1859, to Detroit, MI, where he enlisted, 14 Aug 1861, in Co. F, 5th Reg., Mich. Vol. Infantry. He was discharged at Yorktown, VA, in consequence of sickness, 28 Apr 1862. He enlisted, as first sergeant, in Co. F, 17th Reg.. Mich. Vol. Infantry, 27 Aug 1862; d. in hospital, Knoxville, TN, 25 Mar 1864; and was buried in the soldiers cemetery at Knoxville. He took part in the battles of South Mountain and Antietam, and in the siege of Knoxville. She moved to Lansing, MI, in 1866; and was living there, without children, in Sep 1874. iii. Walter Whitney, b. 28 Jan 1827, Meredith, NY; m. Catharine M. Wilson. iv. Newton Whitney, b. 15 Mar 1828, Stamford, NY; m. Jane Eliza McFarling. v. Angeline Whitney, b. 5 Sep 1830, Stamford, NY; d. 27 Feb 1846, Ogdensburgh, NY; bur. Ogdensburgh, NY. vi. Nathan Stilson Whitney, b. 13 Jan 1832, Stamford, NY; m. Mary Ann Chaffee. vii. Lyman Whitney, b. 16 Mar 1833, Stamford, NY; m. Julia Ann Alward. viii. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY. ix. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY. x. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY. xi. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY. xii. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY. xiii. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY. xiv. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY. xv. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY. xvi. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY. xvii. (child) Whitney, d. in infancy; bur. West Meredith, NY.
Nehemiah6 and ----- (-----)(Fitts) Whitney had no children.
- 1820, Meredith, Delaware Co., NY: Nehemiah Whitney, 1 male 18-25, 2 males 0-9, 1 female 16-25, and 1 female 0-9; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1830, Stamford, Delaware Co., NY: Nehemiah Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 10-14, 2 males 0-4, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 15-19, and 1 female 5-9.
- 1840, Odgensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY: N. Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 3 males 10-14, 2 males 5-9, 1 female 40-49, 1 female 15-19, and 1 female 5-9; 2 engaged in manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence Co., NY:
427 460 Nehemiah Whitney 55 M - Marble Engineer $2000 N.Y. Phebe " 54 F - " Clarissa " 28 " - " Walter " 24 " - " " " Nathan " 18 " - Student " Attended school Lyman " 17 " - " Attended school Frederic Cleveland 57 " - Dyer N. Hamp. Mary J. " 40 F - England Susan B. " 1 " - N.Y.
1059 1144 William N. Church 33 M - Tavern Keeper $1350 $275 New York Eliza M. " 27 F - " Calvin J. " 9 M - " Sarah J. " 7 F - " Nehemiah A. Whitney 65 M - Formerly Tavern Keeper $1540 " Anna " 55 F - "
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 252 and pp. 683-685.