Family:Whitney, William Wood (c1809-a1880)

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William Wood8 Whitney (George7, Ephraim6, David5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of George7 and Miriam (Hunt) Whitney, was born about 1808, Enfield, MA, and died after 1880.

He married, before 1834, Elizabeth White of Rochester, NY. She was born about 1815, England, and died 1869, Mazomanie, WI.

He was a millwright.

From History of Dane County (Western Historical Company: Chicago, 1880), p. 1055 (Town of Mazomanie):

"WILLIAM W. WHITNEY, farmer and millwright, Mazomanie; was born in Enfield, Mass., in 1808; his parents removed to Delaware Co., N. Y., about 1811; he resided for many years in the State of New York; learned his trade, that of millwright, at Scottsville, that State, where he worked about thirteen years. He was married to Elizabeth White, of Rochester, where he resided about two years; came to Mazomanie in May 1845; lived in the town of Wheatland, Racine Co. one year, then bought a farm in Mukwonago, where he lived until 1866, when he came to Mazomanie; his wife died in 1869. He has five daughters--Miriam, now Mrs. O. B. Haselton; Martha E., wife of L. Andrews, merchant of Mukwonago, Wis.; Cora, resides at home; Florence, telegraph operator at Prairie Du Chien; and Ella, by profession a teacher."

Children of William Wood8 and Elizabeth (-----) Whitney:

i. Miriam E.9 Whitney, b. ca. Apr 1834, NY; unmarried in 1870; m. O. B. Haselton; widowed in 1900.
ii. Martha E. Whitney, b. ca. 1841, NY; m. L. Andrews, merchant, of Mukwonago, WI.
iii. Cora Whitney, b. ca. Aug 1848, WI; unmarried in 1900.
iv. Florence Whitney, b. ca. 1852, WI; unmarried in 1880.
v. Ella Whitney, b. ca. 1855, WI; unmarried in 1880.

Census

757 832 L. P. Harvey 30 M - Merchant $8000 Connecticut --- Cordelia A. " 25 F - New York --- Richard Eddy 30 M - Farmer Unknown --- Eliza Adams 19 F - Ohio --- W. W. Whitney 45 M - Mill Wright Vermont --- David Whitney 50 M - Do Vermont --- W. H. Whitney 25 M - Do New York --- Geo. Whitney 40 M - Do Vermont ---

285 290 Wm. W. Whitney 40 M - Millwright Connt. Elizabeth " 35 F - England M. E. " 9 F - N. Y. Attended school M. E. " 16 F - " Attended school Cora " 2 F - Wis. Francis Bigelow 10 M - Wis. Attended school

394 381 Wm. Whitney 50 M - Mill Wright $2200 $150 Massachusetts Elizabeth Whitney 42 F - England Miriam Whitney 25 F - Mew York Martha Whitney 18 F - do Attended school Cora Whitney 10 F - Wisconsin Attended school Florence Whitney 8 F - do Attended school Ella Whitney 5 F - do

91 91 Whitney, Wm. W. 61 M W Mill Wright $1000 $500 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Miriam 26 F W Keeping house New York -----, Cora 20 F W Wisconsin -----, Florence 18 F W do -----, Ella 15 F W do

241 252 Whitney, Wm. W. W M 71 wid Farmer New York Conn. Conn. -------, Cora W F 30 Dau sgl Keeping House Wiconsin New York England -------, Florence W F 26 Dau sgl At Home Wiconsin New York England -------, Ellen W F 24 Dau sgl Teaching School Wiconsin New York England

213 214 Hazeltine, Minnie Head W F Apr 1834 66 wid 0ch 0liv New York Connecticut England Whitney, Cora Sis W F Aug 1852 47 sgl Wisconsin Connecticut England

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