Family:Whitney, William Minott (1827-1888)

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William M. Whitney

William Minott7 Whitney (Daniel6, Josiah5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1), son of Daniel6 and Hannah (Shedd) Whitney, born 2 Jan 1827, Boston, MA.

He married, 16 Jun 1856, Amelia Cook. She was born 31 Jan 1831, New York City, NY.

For more than a quarter of a century W. M. Whitney has occupied a prominent position in the commercial circles of Albany, NY, and in the extent and character of the business of which he is the recognized head. He has done more towards attracting that large trade which is the pride of the city and the addition of much of its substantial prosperity. He was born in Boston, where he resided with his parents until they moved to New York City in 1828. At first he worked in a dry goods store then later in a wholesale house. He soon became recognized as an expert in buying dry goods, and from 1852-9 was chiefly buyer for large houses. In 1860 he went to Albany as manager for Ubsdell, Pierson & Company, and later became senior partner in the business in that city. His store is the most extensive of its kind between New York City and Chicago. He is honored and respected by all who know him. Resided Albany, NY, 156 Washington Ave.

Children of William Minott7 and Amelia (Cook) Whitney:

i. Lelia8 Whitney, b. 17 May 1857; m. 25 Nov 1879, William H. Stott. He d. 22 Aug 1888, Albany, NY.
Ch.: Leila Vanderbilt, b. 25 Nov 1880; Boy (not named), b. and d. 3 Jul 1882; Helen Monro, b. 18 Jun 1883; Jonathan Whitney, b. 5 May 1885; Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1887.
ii. William M. Whitney, Jr., b. 3 Dec 1858; d. 21 Dec 1858.
iii. William M. Whitney, Jr., b. 1 Aug 1861, Albany, NY; m. Jennie Douglass Stott.
iv. Virginia Belle Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1865; d. 8 Dec 1865.
v. Charles Lee Anthony Whitney, b. 19 Sep 1870.
vi. Mabel Whitney, b. 4 Dec 1874.


The following information was provided by Tracy McGregor (Whitney) Howe:

Charles Lee Anthony Whitney, born 19 Sep 1870 in Albany, ALBANY, New York 
Married: Grace Niles b: 3/7/1874 New York, NEW YORK, New York
  Children of Charles and Grace:
    1) Marjorie Whitney b:9/26/1894 in Albany, ALBANY, New York married Thomas Boyd Wheeler, Sr.( b:6/14/1892)  
       in Albany, New York
       Children of Thomas and Marjorie
         1) Thomas Boyd Wheeler, Jr. (1919-2006) married Barbara Burdick ( b:3/10/1920-)
              Children of Thomas and Barbara:
                1) Niles Whitney Wheeler married Marcia Lockwood Whitney
                   Niles' grandmother, Marjorie Whitney, and Marcia are 7th cousins 4 times removed
                2) Charles Whitney Wheeler


190 375 Gershon Nathan 39 M - Broker $500 N.Y. Rosalie " 35 F - do Francis " 6 F - do Clarence " 4 M - do Stella " 2 F - do Edgar " 5/12 M - do Mary Maloy 40 F - Ireland Ann Carboy 25 F - do Dan Whitney 75 M - Mason $1000 Mass. Hannah " 72 F - do Susana " 39 F - Teacher Common S. do Caroline J. " 15 F - N.Y. Attended school 376 Wm. M. Whitney 33 M - Merchant $1000 Mass. Amelia " 27 F - N.Y. Lela " 3 F - do Mary Maher 18 F - Domestic Ireland Mary A. Abbott 16 F - Domestic Ireland

Wm. M. WHITNEY 53 Self M M W MA Drygoods Merchant MA MA Emelia WHITNEY 47 Wife F M W NY Keeps House NY KY Wm. M. WHITNEY 18 Son M S W NY Clerk In Store MA NY Charles L. A. WHITNEY 9 Son M S W NY At School MA NY Mabel WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W NY At School MA NY Mary DOOLEY 30 Othe F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Mary SETZ 21 Othe F S W NY Servant GER GER Mary DEMPSEY 16 Othe F S W NY Servant IRE NY


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