Family:Whitney, Zachariah (1851-a1900)
Zachariah3 Whitney (Walter2, Walter1, WalterA, TheophilusB), son of Walter and Caroline (Cross) Whitney, born 17 May 1851, Pentwynmawr Clydach Iron Works, near Llanelly, Breconshire. His birth was registered in the Crickhowell district. He died after 1900.
He married, circa 1876, Laurette / Loretta / Lewella Horton. She was born Dec 1856, PA. In 1900 she was listed as having had 8 children, 7 of whom were still living.
In 1880 he was listed as a miner.
Children of Zachariah3 and Laurette (Horton) Whitney:
i. Ruhama4 Whitney, b. ca. Sep 1875, PA. She m., ca. 1893, Henry Donaldson. He was b. Nov 1868.
- Ch: Burtha E. Donaldson, b. Feb 1894, PA; (child) Donaldson, b. ca. 1896, d. bef. 1900; Russel Donaldson, b. 1898, PA.
ii. Evaline Whitney, b. 14 Oct 1877, PA. iii. Walter Whitney, b. Mar 1880, PA, probably died before 1886. iv. Amanda Whitney, b. Jan 1882, PA. v. Ruth Elizabeth Whitney, b. 4 May 1884, m. Samuel A. Blair, son of Samuel A. and Margaret (O'Neal) Blair, b. 31 Jul 1882. The family lived for a while in Six Mile Run. After Samuel's death in Oct. of 1931, Ruth (usually known as Elizabeth) moved to Huntingdon Co. where most of the remaining family are today.
- Ch: Seibert Blair, b. 1900; Georgena Blair, b. Apr 1910; Margaret Blair, b. Sep 1912; Samuel Zachariah Blair, b. 5 May 1915, Garrett, PA; Clifford William Blair, b. 3 Oct 1921, Garrett, PA.
vi. Walter J. Whitney, b. Dec 1886. vii. Jane Whitney, b. Jan 1893, PA. viii. Thompson Zachriah Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1899.
The following query was posted by Barbara (Blair) Lautherboren Mon, 27 Oct 1997:
- WHITNEY/BLAIR I am interested in any and all information on ancestors, parents, siblings and decendents of these two families from relatives or anyone who had knowledge of them. WHITNEY, ZACHARIAH -b. 1851 in Wales, came to U.S. married LORETTA HORTON (date of birth and location ?). Date and location of marriage ?. First child on records- EBBELINE -b. Oct. 14, 1877. RUTH ELIZABETH -b. May 4, 1884. WALTER J. -b. Dec. 1886. THOMPSON Z. - b. July 16, 1899. RUEHAMA - b. ? BLAIR, SAMUEL A. -born May 11, 1857 ( location ? ) was married March 21, 1877 to MARGARET O'NEAL -born Feb. 9, 1861 (location?) They had Margaret Jane -b. April 28, 1878. Charles Albert -b. Feb. 23, 1880. Samuel A. -b. July 31, 1882. Walter P. -b. May 27, 1884. William E. -b. Oct. 8, 1886. Howard A. -b. Oct. 13, 1888. Verna G. -b. Nov. 5, 1890. And Paul Roy, who apparently died the day he was born - May 2, 1892. SAMUEL A. BLAIR (the son) married RUTH ELIZABETH WHITNEY, date and location ? They had: Seibert -b. 1900. Georgena -b. April, 1910. Margaret -b. Sept, 1912. Samuel Zachariah -b. May 5, 1915 in Garrett. Clifford William -b. Oct. 3, 1921 in Garrett. The family lived for a while in Six Mile Run. After Samuel's death in Oct. of 1931, Ruth (usually known as Elizabeth) moved to Huntingdon Co. where most of the remaining family are today.
Zacheria WHITNEY 29 Self M M W WALES Miner WALES WALES Laurette WHITNEY 23 Wife F M W PA Keeping House PA PA Ruhama WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W PA WALES PA Ebaline WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W PA WALES PA Walter WHITNEY 2M Son M S W PA WALES PA
- 1900, Broad Top, Bedford Co., PA: Henry & Ruhama Donaldson (this was his daughter)