Family:Whitney, William (1823-1900)

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William8 Whitney (John7, Phinehas6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of John7 and Sarah (Chapman) Whitney, was born 13 May 1823, Waterford, OH, and died 1900, Clover Township, Henry County, IL.

He married, 15 Feb 1844, Morgan County, OH, Jane Cheffey. She was born 18 Jun 1821, Virginia, and died 28 Aug 1885, Clover Township, Henry County, IL.

Both are buried in the Clover Chapel Cemetery, Clover Township, Henry County, IL.

From the History of Henry County, Illinois (1910), p. 205:

"Wm. Whitney, b. May 13, 1823, Washington Co, Ohio, to John and Sarah, natives of Massachusetts. (John died in 1849). Wm. married Jane Cheffy, of VA. They purchased land and lived in DeKalb County, Winnebago County, and Clover Twp., Henry County, IL. Wm. was a member of the Christian church, Masonic Order, served one term as school director, one term as Path Master. Wm. and Jane had 6 children: George W. (married Harriet Osburn), Sarah (m. James Woodworth), and Charles E.(m. Lura Mosher) and other children deceased."

Children of William8 and Jane (Cheffey) Whitney:

i. William H. Whitney, b. OH, Ohio; apparently the "Henry H." in 1850 census; no further record, but died before 1910.
ii. Hannah Whitney, b. 1841, OH; not in family in 1850; no further record, but died before 1910.
iii. Kate I. Whitney, b. 1846, OH; not in family in 1850; no further record, but died before 1910.
iv. John P. Whitney, b. 1847, OH; not in family in 1850; no further record, but died before 1910.
v. George W. Whitney, b. 1849, OH; m. Harriet R. Osborne.
vi. Sarah Whitney, b. 1852, OH; m. 27 Jun 1872, Page County, Iowa, James Woodworth. The 1880 Census of Iowa, Page County, Lincoln, p. 476D, shows:

James WOODWORTH Self M Male W 35 IA Farmer MA NY Sarah A. WOODWORTH Wife M Female W 28 OH Keeping House OH OH James H. WOODWORTH Son S Male W 6 IA IA OH Laura B. WOODWORTH Dau S Female W 3 IA IA OH Sarah R. WOODWORTH Dau S Female W 1 IA IA OH Thankfull WOODWORTH Mother W Female W 74 NY Boarding NY NY Frank E. WOODWORTH Nephew S Male W 19 IA Laborer OH IN

vii. Charles E. Whitney, b. Aug 1863, IL; m. Lura Mosher.

Census

1084 1094 William Whitney 27 M - Farmer $400 Ohio Jane " 29 F - Va. George W. " 1 M - Ohio Henry H. " 12 M - "

208 226 Whitney, Wm. 47 M W Farmer $7500 $1500 O. Male citizen over 21 -----, Jane 48 F W Keeps house Va. Illiterate -----, Geo. 21 M W Farm laborer $200 O. Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Sarah 18 F W No occupation O. -----, Chas. E. 6 M W "

William WHITNEY 57 Self M M W OH Farmer OH OH Jane WHITNEY 59 Wife F M W OH Keeping House OH OH

References

Almost all information from the research of Lynne Alber, on these web pages:

  1. "Online Family Tree, by Ancestry.com", family group sheet of Phinehas and Elizabeth (Rand) Whitney.
  2. "Online Family Tree, by Ancestry.com", family group sheet of John and Sarah (Chapman) Whitney.

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