Family:Whitney, Sylvester (c1846-a1891)

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Sylvester Whitney (John Franklin, James), was born about 1846, IL.

He married, 17 Sep 1863, Sangamon Co., IL, Mary J. Walker.

Sylvester is listed with his parents in both 1850 Brown County, IL, and 1860 Menard County, IL, Censuses.

The Homestead Land record that his brother Jacob N. Whitney filed under the Heirs of John F. Whitney has him listed as still being alive and being 45 years old on 19 Jun 1891.

Children of Sylvester and Mary J. (Walker) Whitney:

i. Leander Whitney, b. ca. 1864, IL.
ii. Laura Whitney, b. ca. 1866, IL.
iii. Charlotte Whitney, b. ca. 1868, IL.


7 7 Whitney, Sylvester 22 M W Farm Laborer $300 [Ohio] Illiterate, Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary J. 25 F W Keeps House " -----, Leander 6 M W " -----, Laura 4 F W " -----, Charlotte 2 F W " Lanham, Sarah 21 F W Domestic Svt. " Lanham, Olive 1 F W Illinois

  • 1880: not found.


  • Census and Land record

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