Family:Widney, William (c1798-1865)

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William Widney, parentage unknown, was born about 1798, said 18 Apr 1798, Burnt Cabins, Fulton Co., PA, died 15 Sep 1865, Concord, PA, and buried Concord Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Concord, PA.

He married, 7 Nov 1826, Concord, PA, Martha Linn, daughter of John and Jane (Van Scyoc) Linn, and granddaughter of Hugh and Sarah1 (Widney) Linn. She was born 28 Nov 1805, Burnt Cabins, Fulton Co., PA, died 20 Jul 1888, Concord, PA, and buried Concord Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Concord, PA.

Children of William and Martha (Linn) Widney:

i. Jane Widney, b. ca. 1827, PA; d. 1896; m. before 1849, John Kelley.
ii. Margaret Widney, b. 3 Sep 1829, PA; d. 17 Jan 1918, Ada, OH; m. George W. Cohill.
iii. John Widney, b. 9 Nov 1831, PA; m. Susan Kauffman/Coffman.
iv. Lucinda Widney, b. 11 Jan 1834, PA; m. 1857, David Cisney.
v. Martha Widney, b. 26 Feb 1836, PA; d. 1921, Lyndon, KS; m. 12 Nov 1857, William Hauk Greene; resided Montrose, CO.
vi. Mary Ann Widney, b. 31 May 1838, PA; d. 23 Sep 1909; m. 1863, Samuel Book.
vii. Samuel Widney, b. 12 Dec 1840, PA; m.(1) Belle Lauthers; m.(2) Kate Yeater.
viii. Sarah Widney, b. 29 Dec 1842, PA; m. Rev. Levi G. Heck.
x. Elizabeth Widney, b. 23 May 1845, PA; not in family in 1850.
ix. William Widney, b. 23 Jul 1847, Franklin Co., PA; d. 1 Jun 1925, Lyndon, KS; m. 23 Aug 1867, Concord, PA, Isabella Ann Noss; resided Lyndon, KS.
x. Eleanor Widney, b. 17 Dec 1849, PA; m. 1872, John P. McMath.

Notes

He was almost certainly a close relative of Alexander Widney (b1784-1831), of Fannett Township, Franklin Co., PA. Similarly for James Widney (c1720-1770), whose children were of the same place. He could be a son of William Widney (b1755-a1800), of Fannet and Hamilton Townships, Franklin Co., PA.

It is stated in the Ancestry World Tree that he was a son of Charles1 and Mary Dolly (Henderson) Whitney, but he seems not to be in that family in the 1800 and 1810 censuses.

Census

214 214 William Widney 51 M - Farmer $2000 [Penna.] Martha Widney 45 F - [Penna.] Margaret " 20 F - [Penna.] John " 18 M - [Penna.] Lucinda " 16 F - [Penna.] Martha " 14 F - [Penna.] Mary A. " 12 F - [Penna.] Samuel " 10 M - [Penna.] Sarah " 8 F - [Penna.] William Widney 3 M - Penna. Ealenor " 1 F - [Penna.]

164 164 Wm. Widney 60 M - Farmer $5500 $755 Penna. Martha " 54 F - " Mary A. " 21 F - Housework " Samuel " 19 M - Farm Laborer " Attended school Sarah " 17 F - Housework " Attended school William " 14 M - Domestic " Attended school Eleanor " 10 F - " " Attended school

71 74 Widney, Saml. 25 M W Farmer $3000 $1000 Penna. Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha 65 F W Keeping house $1000 " Father foreign born -----, Eleanor 19 F W At home " Kelly, William 13 M W Works on farm " Attended school

Samuel WIDNY 37 Self M M W PA Farmer PA PA Belle WIDNY 30 Wife F M W PA Keeping House PA PA Martha WIDNY 75 Moth F W W PA IRE PA

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