Family:Whitney, William Riley (c1820-1893)

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William Riley Whitney (Chauncey), son of Chauncey and Ann (Clueth/Cluett/Clintt) Whitney, was born circa 1820, NY, baptized 7 Dec 1820, Third Presbyterian Church, Albany, NY, and died 12 April 1893, Washington, DC, aged 73 years. He was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.[1] His stone bears a Masonic symbol.

He married, say 1841, Margaret J. Briare (Driarie per son's death record, or Williams per daughter's death record), daughter of Pierre and Hannah (-----) Briare. She was born about 1821, Albany, NY, and died 8 Feb 1890, Washington, DC, aged 68 years. She was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.[2]

One William Witney served in the Civil War, Degges' Co., 5th Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry, for 3 months, 1861. Whether it was the father or son is not known.

Children of William Riley and Margaret J. (Driarie) Whitney:

i. Benjamin B. Whitney, b. ca. 1843, Albany, NY; d. 22 May 1906, Washington, DC, aged 62 years; unmarried; bur. Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.[3]
ii. William C. Whitney, b. 19 Sep 1844, Albany, NY; d. 19 Jan 1922, Washington, DC, aged 77 years; unmarried; bur. Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.[4]
iii. Francois D. R. Whitney, b. ca. 1847, Albany, NY; d. 21 Aug 1871, aged 24 years; unmarried; bur. Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.[5]
iv. Stephen W. Whitney, b. ca. 1850, Albany, NY; d. 30 Jan 1918, Washington, DC, aged 66 years; unmarried; bur. Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.[6]
v. Hannah M. Whitney, b. 5 May 1855, Albany, NY; d. 19 Feb 1920, Washington, DC; m. 31 Oct 1900, Washington, DC, Henry Casey; bur. Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.[7]
vi. Pierre M. Whitney, b. ca. 1857, Albany, NY; d. 11 Sep 1884, aged 26 years; unmarried; bur. Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.[8]

Census

385 539 William Whitney 30 M - Tin Smith N.Y. Margaret " 29 F - " Benjamin " 8 M - " Attended school William " 6 " - " Attended school Francis " 3 " - " Stephen " 1 " - "

21 Whitney William R. 34 M - - Albany 1 - 34 - - - - - - - - [sic] Margaret 34 F - Wife " 1 - 34 Copper Smith 1 - - - - - - [sic] Benjamin B. 12 M - Chld " - - 12 - - - - - - - - William C. 10 M - " " - - 10 - - - - - - - - Francis D. 8 M - " " - - 8 - - - - - - - - Stephen W. 5 M - " " - - 5 - - - - - - - - Hannah 1 F - " " - - 1 - - - - - - - - 22 Alison Robert 37 M - - Albany 1 - 37 Hatter 1 - - - - - - Mary Ann 36 F - Wife Canada 1 - 34 - - - - - - - -

1290 1351 William R. Whitney 39 M - Plumber 500 New York Margaret " 38 F - " Benjamin " 17 M - App. Plumber " William " 15 M - " Attended school Francis D. " 13 M - " Attended school Steven W. " 10 M - " Attended school Hannah M. " 6 F - " Piere M. " 3 M - "

938 1179 Whitney, William R. 50 M W Plumber & Gas Fitter $1000 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Margaret 49 F W Keeping House $1500 " -----, Benj. B. 27 M W Clk. in Store " Male citizen over 21 -----, William C. 25 M W Clerk Ins. Office " Male citizen over 21 -----, Francis D. 23 M W Plumber & Gas Fitter " Male citizen over 21 -----, Stephen W. 20 M W Huckster " Whitney, Hannah 16 F W At Sch. New York Attended school -----, Peter M. 12 M W " " Attended school

Wm. R. WHITNEY 59 Self M M W NY Tin & Cooper Smith NY NY Margret WHITNEY 57 Wife F M W NY Keeping House FRANCE NY Benj. B. WHITNEY 38 Son M S W NY Plumber & Gas Fitter NY NY William C. WHITNEY 35 Son M S W NY At Home NY NY Stephen W. WHITNEY 28 Son M S W NY Clk. In Market NY NY Hannah M. WHITNEY 23 Dau F S W NY At Home NY NY Pierre M. WHITNEY 21 Son M S W NY Clk. In Market NY NY

  • 1890, not in the surviving part of the population schedules.

References

  • Census records

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #20256235, William R. Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #20256250, Margaret Whitney.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #20255949, Benjamin B. Whitney.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #20256007, William C. Whitney.

5.^  Find A Grave memorial #20234095, Francois D. Whitney.

6.^  Find A Grave memorial #20255978, Stephen W. Whitney.

7.^  Find A Grave memorial #20251696, Hannah M. Casey.

8.^  Find A Grave memorial #20234130, Pierre M. Whitney.


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