Family:Whitney, Sylvanus Chapel (1820-1863)
He married 4 Jul 1849, Fort Brewerton, NY, Almira Sally White, daughter of Alfred and Sally (Linnen) White. She was born 5 Jul 1822, Sandy Creek, NY, and died 25 Apr 1901, Omro, WI. She married secondly, 1 Feb 1866, Oshkosh, WI, Truman H. Bullis as his second wife, born 30 Aug 1819, and died 18 Jun 1903, Waukau, WI.
Phoenix says the following:
- ". . . a photographer . . . . They dwelt at Sandy Creek till 1855; and then settled at Oshkosh, Wis. . . . . He enlisted at Oshkosh, under the first call for men, in a company called the "Scott Volunteers", which was full and organized 24 Ap. 1861, and made part of the 3d Reg., Wis. Vol. Infantry. In the battle of Corinth he suffered a sun-stroke; was taken to Mound City Hospital, where he was discharged, after five months; and reached home just seven weeks before his death. She . . . was living at Waukau, Wis., in Feb. 1876, having then been there ten years."
Children of Sylvanus Chapel7 and Almira Sally (White) Whitney:
i. Celia Ann8 Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1851, Sandy Creek, NY; d. after Feb 1876; m. 11 Dec 1867, Utica, WI, George Henry Thompson, son of Elihu and Sophia (Mosley) Thompson, of Aurora, WI; b. 26 Nov 1839, Waukesha, WI. They settled at Waukau, WI, and were living there in Feb 1876. He served for one year during the war of 1861, in Co. K, 5th Reg., Wis. Vol. Infantry; and took part in the battle of Hatcher's Run, and the first and second battles of Petersburgh.
190 190 Syvenus Whitney 39 M - Farmer N.Y. Almira 28 F - " Benjamin Cole 23 M - Farmer " Married in year
1148 1107 Sylvinus Whitney 40 M - Eating Saloon $1000 $100 New York Almira " 38 F - Do Celia " 9 F - Do Attended school Peter Black 30 M - Barber Virginia Frank Hammond 30 M - Connecticut John McCullock 27 M - Clerk Canada William Mack 40 M - New York Mary Redhead 17 F - Servant Do
- 1870, Rushford, Winnebago Co., WI, p. 10:
74 75 Bullis, Truman H. 50 M W Farmer $2000 $800 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Almira 47 F W Keeping House New York -----, Louis 23 M W Laborer New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Adelbert 20 M W Laborer New York -----, Harland 18 M W Laborer New York Attended school -----, Olin 16 M W Farmer New York Attended school
- 1880, Waukau, East half of Rushford, Winnebago Co., WI:
168 168 Bullis, Truman W M 61 --- mar Stage driver New York N.Y. N.Y. Almira W F 58 Wife mar Keeping house New York N.Y. N.Y. Bullis, Olin E. W M 26 --- mar Driving state New York N.Y. N.Y. Bertha W F 26 Wife mar Keeping house Baden Baden Baden
- 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), pp. 461-462 and p. 1113.