Family:Whitney, Aaron Warren (c1814-1877)

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Aaron Warren Whitney, parentage unknown (but see Notes below), was born about 1814, Schroon, NY, and died 15 May 1877, Southington, CT. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington, CT.[1]

He married firstly, 22 Oct 1837, Woodstock, VT,[2] Lucy Harriet Leonard, daughter of James and Mary (Briggs) Leonard. She was born about 1815, Woodstock, VT, and died 20 Jan 1848, Woodstock, VT.

He married secondly, 8 Feb 1849, Royalton, VT, Lucia A. Tucker of Royalton, VT. She was born about 1822, VT, and died 4 Jan 1891, Southington, CT, aged 66 years. She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington, CT.[3]

Mr. [Pardon Augustus] Whitney is a son of Aaron Warren and Harriet (Leonard) Whitney, the former a native of Schroon, N.Y., the latter of Woodstock, Vt. Grandfather Whitney served in the war of 1812. The father was reared in his birthplace, and in 1883 [sic: 1838?] went to Woodstock, where he learned the machinist's trade, and later worked as a journeyman for a couple of years. In 1840 he embarked in the manufacture of tinner's tools and machines, in which he continued at that place until 1869, and the following two years was engaged in the same business in Smnithville, N.J., selling out at the end of that time to the Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co. In 1871, he came to Southington, where for a time he was employed as inspector by that company, and then for several years was engaged in the grocery trade. He died in Southington, May 15, 1877, honored and respected by all who knew him. He was twice married, his first wife being Harret Leonard, daughter of Capt. James and Mary (Briggs) Leonard, of Woodstock, Vt., and by this union were born four children, our subject being the only son to reach years of maturity. The mother died Jan. 20, 1848, and for his second wife the father married Lucia Tucker, of Royalton, Vt., by whom he had one son, Foster A.

He was granted several patents for mechanical devices.

She is listed in the city directories for Southington, CT, in 1885[4] and 1889.[5]

Children of Aaron Warren and Harriet L. (Leonard) Whitney:

i. (child) Whitney; b. say 1839; d. in childhood.
ii. (child) Whitney; b. say 1841; d. in childhood.
iii. Pardon Augustus Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1844, VT; m. Julia Maria Douglass.
iv. (child) Whitney; b. say 1845; d. in childhood.

Children of Aaron Warren and Lucia A. (Tucker) Whitney:

v. Foster A. Whitney, b. Nov 1849, VT; d. 1904, Southington, CT; bur. Quinnipiac Cemetery, Southington, CT;[6] m. ca. 1896, Elmina A. (-----) Cross.


Since Aaron was born in Schroon, NY, and since he named a son Pardon, it seems likely that he was a brother of Pardon K. Whitney (1818-1900), who was also born in Schroon. That would make him a son of Aaron W. Whitney (s1788-a1830) and his wife Jemima (Knapp) Whitney, of Schroon.


316 316 Aaron W. Whitney 35 M - Machinist N.Y. Louisa A. " 28 F - Vt. Augustus P. " 7 M - " Attended school Foster A. " 6/12 M - " Mary E. Cobb 10 F - " Attended school Augustus J. Leonard 25 M - Blacksmith " Lucius Cowen 20 M - Machinist " Attended school

138 144 Aaron W. Whitney 45 M - Master Machinist $1000 $300 New York Lucia A. " 38 F - Wife Vermont Augustus P. " 17 M - Machinist " Attended school Foster A. " 10 M - " Attended school Abby E. Cushman 11 F - " Attended school

185 188 Whitney, Aaron W. 54 M W Machinist $6000 $500 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Lucia A. 48 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Parson A. 27 M W Machinist " -----, Foster A. 20 M W " " Cushman, Abbie 21 F W Domestic Servant "

Lucia A. WHITNEY 57 Self F W W VT Keeps Boarders VT VT Foster A. WHITNEY 30 Son M S W VT Machinist NY VT Linis B. NEAL 26 Oth M S W CT Bookkeeper CT CT Charity ATKINS 75 Oth F W W CT Keeps House CT CT Henry PINDAR 22 Oth M M W MA Cutler ENGLAND IRELAND Catharine PINDAR 22 Oth F M W GERMANY Keeps House GERMANY GERMANY Laura PINDAR 1 Oth F S W OH MA GERMANY Albert PINDAR 3M Oth M S W CT MA GERMANY James HILTON 22 Oth M M W ENGLAND Cutter ENGLAND ENGLAND Susan HILTON 22 Oth F M W MA ENGLAND IRELAND

25 31 Whitney, Foster A. Head W M Nov 1849 50 mar 4 Vermont Massachusetts Vermont Machinist, Rents house -----, Mina A. Wife W F Feb 1849 57 mar 4 4ch 2liv Connecticut New York Connecticut


  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #90442470, Aaron Whitney.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #55824879, Lucy A. Whitney.

4.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at

5.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at

6.^  Find A Grave memorial #43372209, Foster A. Whitney.

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