Family:Whitney, William (1798-1872)

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William6 Whitney (Joseph5, Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Joseph5 and Anna (Ames) Whitney, was born 7 Dec 1798, Granville, NY, and died 1 Sep 1872, Walworth, NY.

He married, 22 Aug 1822, Granville, NY, Deborah M. Duel, daughter of Ezra Duel of Granville, NY. She was born 12 Dec 1801, and died 25 Dec 1869, Walworth, NY, aged 68 years of consumption.[1]

William Whitney, third son of Joseph Whitney, born in Granville, NY, 7 Dec 1798; reared a farmer. Married Deborah M. Duel, daughter of Ezra Duel, of the same place, and granddaughter of Archibald Stark; brother of John Stark; moved to Ontario, NY, in 1827, at a time when that region was little better than a wilderness; purchased a farm from Richard Sutfin, with only sufficient of the heavy timber cleared away to make a beginning for a home, and at a time when 'ague and chill fever' prevailed so generally that there were not well people enough in all that country to care for the sick. There he lived and reared his family; but, after his children had gone out from the parental roof, seeking homes of their own, he sold his farm and moved to Lincoln, in the adjoining town of Walworth, where his wife died 25 Dec 1869, and he Sep 1, 1872. In politics he was a Whig till the organization of the Republican party, which he naturally affiliated with; in religion, a Baptist. He resided Ontario and Walworth, NY.

Children of William6 and Deborah M. (Duel) Whitney:

i. Milo J.7 Whitney, b. 4 May 1823; m.(1) Mary Ann Frost; m.(2) Elizabeth B. (-----) Quimby.
ii. Vernelea Whitney, b. 2 Jul 1825; d. 3 Dec 1850; m. 9 Jul 1848, Sumner Fitts; left one son Edgar, who has since died. Apparently the same as Cornelia and Luman Fitts from the 1850 census below.
iii. Maria D. Whitney, b. 8 Jul 1830; m. 2 Sep 1851, Nelson A. Fitts; resided Rochester, NY.
iv. Loron M. Whitney, b. 22 Aug 1833; m. Frances Elvira Rogers.
v. Lewis Whitney, b. 23 Mar 1836; d. 22 Oct 1858.
vi. Mary A. Whitney, b. 13 Apr 1839; m. and d. She may be the Mary who m. William Wylie, and appears in the 1860 census record below.
vii. Lucy Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1841; d. 12 Mar 1844
viii. Frances F. Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1847; d. 7 Mar 1857.
ix. William Morgan Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1828; m.(1) Sarah L. Clark; m.(2) Lois Spencer Colton Morgan.

Census

  • 1830, Ontario, Wayne Co., NY: William Whitney, 1 male 70-79, 1 male 30-39, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 60-69, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 0-4.
  • 1840, Ontario, Wayne Co., NY: William Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 0-4; 1 female 50-59, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 5-9, 1 female 0-4; 1 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1850, Ontario, Wayne Co., NY:

138 138 William Whitney 50 M - Farmer $3000 N.Y. Deborah " 47 F - " William " 21 M - Student " Attended school Mariah " 20 F - " Loron " 17 M - Farmer " Attended school Luois " 13 " - " Attended school Mary " 10 F - " Attended school Francis " 3 " - " Luman Fitts 29 M - Carpenter " Cornelia " 24 F - "

417 409 William Whitney 61 M - Farmer $2500 $690 do Debora " 58 F - do Milo " 34 M - Farm Laborer do Mary A. " 27 F - do Delia " 8 F - do Attended school Isadore " 7 F - do Attended school

6 6 Whitney, William 71 M W Retired farmer $2800 $1000 New York Male citizen over 21 Wylie, William 33 M W Mail Carrier $800 $600 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 30 F W Keeping House New York -----, Mina 10 F W At home New York Attended school -----, Letha 4 F W New York -----, Hamilton 1 M W New York Whitney, Isadore 18 F W Domestic Servant New York

References

1.^  1870 Mortality Schedule.


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