Family:Whitney, William (1799-1869)

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William1 Whitney (Simon, Thomas, John), son of Simon and Hannah (Johnson) Whitney, was born 1799, was baptized 2 Jun 1799, Keyston, Huntingdonshire, and died 12 Mar 1869, New York, NY. He was buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Trinity Church, New York, NY.

He "of Great Gidding" married firstly, 14 Oct 1822, Keyston, Huntingdonshire, Hannah Plowright, of Keyston. She was born about 1790, and died 20 Aug 1846, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire.

He married secondly, 27 Oct 1847, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire, Elizabeth "Eliza" Whittle, daughter of John and Mary (Gilbert) Whittle. She was born 13 Apr 1818, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, was baptized 24 Oct 1824, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, and died 5 Apr 1889, Brooklyn, NY. She married secondly, 8 Jan 1876, New York, NY, Robert Law.

He immigrated in April 1855, settling in Northfield, Staten Island, NY. Elizabeth immigrated, arriving in New York 16 Feb 1856, age 35, on the William Tapscott, from Liverpool, England. With her were Elizabeth, 12, John, 10, Sarah, 7, and Emma, 2.

Children of William1 and Hannah (Plowright) Whitney:

i. Mary A. Whitney, bapt. 14 Nov 1824, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire; d. Mar 1888, Huntingdonshire/Northamptonshire; m. 24 Dec 1845, Denford, Northamptonshire, Walter Groom.
ii. Hannah Whitney, bapt. 31 Dec 1826, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire; m. 11 Nov 1849, Southwick, Northamptonshire, John Trim.
iii. William Whitney, bapt. 1 Nov 1829, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire; d. Jun 1831, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire.
iv. Elizabeth Whitney, bapt. 21 Jan 1832, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire; d. Oct 1873, Woodford, Northamptonshire; m. Mar 1856, Thrapston District, Northamptonshire, John Allen.

Children of William1 Whitney, maternity uncertain:

v. Elizabeth2 Whitney, bapt. 17 May 1840, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire; d. aft. 1870; apparently m. bef. 1867, Michael Cuyler/Kuyler/Koyler, and died after 1900.
vi. John Thomas Whitney, bapt. 28 Apr 1844, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire; m.(1) Sarah Jane Hancock; m.(2) Margaret Walsh.

Children of William1 and Elizabeth "Eliza" (Whittle) Whitney:

vii. Sarah Ann Maria2 Whitney, bapt. 19 Aug 1849, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire; d. 4 Apr 1868, New York City, NY; unmarried.
viii. Emma Susannah "Susan" Whitney, bapt. 16 Jul 1853, Bythorn, Huntingdonshire; d. 27 Aug 1906, Brooklyn, NY; m. 4 Apr 1874, New York, NY, Lewis Drinker Moore.
ix. Mary Jane Whitney, b. 1857, Northfield, NY; d. aft. 1895; m. 14 Mar 1886, Brooklyn, NY, William J. Murphy.
x. Catharine Amanda Whitney, b. Jul 1864, Port Richmond, NY; bapt. 14 Apr 1867, New York, NY; d. 8 Oct 1931, Brooklyn, NY; m.(1) 29 Jan 1880, Jersey City, NJ, John Benjamin Stoner; m.(2) 1 Aug 1901, Brooklyn, NY, John Syvert Knutsen.
x. (poss.) John Whitney, b. ca. 1867, NY; listed in 1870 first enumeration only.

Census

56 Frame $100 93 John P. Brown 60 M - - England 1 - 5 Restaurant - 1 - - - 1 - Dora Brown 39 F - Wife do 1 - 5 - - - - - - - - Mary Wendell 20 F - Chld New Orleans - - 5 - - - - - - - - Phoebe Wendell 17 F - do New York - - 5 - - - - - - - - Francis Wendell 11 M - do do - - 5 - - - - - - - - Charles Wendell 9 M - do do - - 5 - - - - - - - - Orvell D. Wendall 6 M - do do - - 5 - - - - - - - - Catherine Skelly 21 F - Srvt Ireland - - 1 - - - 1 - R - - Bridget Dunn 23 F - do Ireland - - 2m - - - 1 - R - - John Murphy 45 M - do Ireland - - 4 Gardener - - 1 - - - - Thomas Cushion 30 M - do England - - 3 Rackman - - 1 - - - - Thomas Handle 18 M - do Ireland - - 1 Laborer - - 1 - 1 - - John Quindle 23 M - do Germany - - 1m do - - 1 - - - - Wm. Whitney 65 M - do England - - 2m do - - 1 - 1 - -

  • 1860: not found.
  • 1865 State, Northfield, Richmond Co., NY:

146 Frame $800 167 W. Witney 68 M ---- England 7 1 1 - - Laborer -- - - 1 - - R - - - - - E. Witney 57 F Wife England - 2 1 - - -- -- - - 1 - - R - - - - - E. Witney 25 F Chld England - 1 1 - - -- -- - - 1 - - R - - - - - A. WItney 28 M Chld England - - - - 1 -- -- - - 1 - - R - - - - - J. Witney 27 M Chld England - - - - 1 -- -- - - 1 - - R - - - - - S. Witney 12 F Chld England - - - - 1 -- -- - - 1 - - - - - - - - S. Witney 17 F Chld -- - - - - 1 -- -- - - 1 - - - - - - - - M. Witney 8 F Chld -- - - - - 1 -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - C. Witney 7/12 F Chld -- - - - - 1 -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - M. Birtl 18 F Brdr -- - - - - 1 -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - 168 M. Williams 41 M ---- Ireland 1 1 1 - - Salesman -- - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - J. Williams 30 F Wife Ireland - 1 1 - - -- -- - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - M. Williams 9 M Chld -- - - - - 1 -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - 169 W. MacCan 38 M ---- -- 6 1 1 - - Waterman -- 1 - - - - - - - - - - J. MacCan 30 F Wife -- - 1 1 - - -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - W. MacCan 14 M Chld -- - - - - 1 -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - P. MacCan 9 F Chld -- - - - - 1 -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - J. MacCan 10/12 F Chld -- - - - - 1 -- -- - - - - - - - - - - -

47 251 Miller, Henry 28 M W Milk Dairy $300 Bremen Parents foreign born -----, Mary 24 F W Keeping house New York Parents foreign born -----, John 4 M W " Father foreign born 251 Whitney, Elizabeth 51 F W Keeping house $300 England Parents foreign born -----, Elizabeth 31 F W " Parents foreign born -----, Susan 17 F W " Parents foreign born -----, Mary J. 13 F W New York Parents foreign born, Attended school -----, Catherine 6 F W " Parents foreign born, Attended school -----, John 3 M W " Parents foreign born Moore, Louis 22 M W Carpenter New Jersey Male citizen over 21 252 Russell, Henry 31 M W Boat man $200 " York Male citizen over 21 ... 253 Zanoni, Giovanni 36 M W Organ man $200 Italy Parents foreign born ... 254 Lawrence, Antoine 52 M W Musician $100 New York Parents foreign born ... 255 Barcola, Jose 30 M W Organ man $100 Italy Parents foreign born ... 256 Bairona, Joseph 35 M W Musician Italy Parents foreign born ... 257 Joseppepo, Jean 36 M W Musician Italy Parents foreign born ...

Sullivan St. between Prince and Spring St. 67 -- Sylvern, Charles 35 M C Waiter West Indies ... Whitney, Elizabeth 51 F W Keeping House England " Elizabeth 31 F W " " Susan 18 F W " " Mary J. 13 F W N.Y. " Catherine 9 F W " ...

5 14 Hahn, Louis ... 15 Bugholz, Louis ... 16 Law, Robert W M 46 ---- mar Laborer in saw mill New York England England Illiterate -----, Eliza W F 51 Wife mar Keeping house England England England Illiterate Whitney, Mary J. W F 23 SDau sgl Works In Confectionary Fac. New York England England Attended school 17 Cuyler, Elizabeth W F 37 Widw wid Washing England England England Illiterate " , John W M 13 Son sgl Shoe blacking New York England England Illiterate " , Mary W M 7 Son sgl At school New York England England Attended school " , William W M 5 Son sgl New York England England 18 Chung, Wah ...

References

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