Family:Whitney, Alfred (1836-a1900)

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Alfred7 Whitney (Alfred6, John5, Abraham4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Alfred6 and Naomi Smith (Gray) Whitney, was born 31 Dec 1836, Crease Street, below Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, and died after 1900.

He married firstly, 4 Oct 1860, Holmesburgh, Philadelphia, PA, Achsah Deacon Dobbins, daughter of Daniel Brock and Mary Ann (Vansciver) Dobbins, of Holmesburgh. She was born 4 Oct 1839, at Budd Town, NJ, and died 16 Aug 1867, Delanco, NJ, and was buried in the cemetery of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Bridgeborough, NJ.

He married secondly, 27 Sep 1868, Camden, NJ, Amanda Pritchett, daughter of Lorenzo Dow and Anna (Phillips) Pritchett, of Smithville, NJ, formerly of Philadelphia. She was born 26 Jun 1838, Philadephia, PA, and died after 1880.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . a manufacturer of edge-tools . . . . They dwelt at Delanco till 1871; and then moved to Musconetcong, N.J., where they were living in June 1875. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 18 Aug. 1864; took part in the battles of Fort Fisher, N.C., 23 to 25 Dec. 1864, and its reduction and capture, 13 to 15 Jan. 1865; Fort Anderson, on Cape fear River, 17 to 19 Feb. 1865; Fort Strong, 20 Feb. 1865; capture of Wilmington, N.C., 22 Feb. 1865; was ordered to James River, in March 1865, and remained at Dutch Gap till the capture of Richmand gave him the opportunity of visiting that city, in Ap. 1865; after which, he was with the squadron cruising off Havana, Cuba, till ordered to Fortress Monroe, and thence to Boston, Mass., where he was discharged, 17 June 1865."

Children of Alfred7 and Achsah Deacon (Dobbins) Whitney, all born Delanco, NJ:

i. Mary Ann8 Whitney, b. 3 Nov 1861; living 1880.
ii. Georgiana Whitney, b. 21 Feb 1863; living 1880.
iii. Benjamin Naylor Whitney, b. 1 Nov 1864; d. 3 Nov 1864, Delanco, NJ, and was buried in the cemetery of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Bridgeborough, NJ.
iv. Naomi Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1866; living 1880.

Children of Alfred7 and Amanda (Pritchett) Whitney:

v. Lily May8 Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1873, Finesville, NJ; living 1880.
vi. Alfred Whitney, b. ca. 1877, NJ; living 1880.


517 484 Whitney, Alfred 33 M W Blacksmith $500 Pennsylvania Male citizen over 21 Amanda 20 F W Keeping House " Mary 8 F W New Jersey Georgianna 7 F W " Naomi 4 F W "

Samuel MOORE 56 Self M M W NJ Keep Store NJ NJ Emeline MOORE 45 Wife F M W PA Keep House PA PA Lorengo D. MOORE 20 Son M S W NJ No Occupation NJ PA Abraham L. MOORE 15 Son M S W NJ No Occupation NJ PA Andrew J. MOORE 15 Son M S W NJ No Occupation NJ PA Amanda WHITNEY 35 SisL F M W PA Keep House PA PA Lily M. WHITNEY 7 Niec F S W NJ NJ PA Alfred WHITNEY 3 Neph M S W NJ NJ PA

Since Amanda is listed as "married", not "widowed", Alfred was still apparently alive at that time, but not living with his wife and children. He has not been found in the 1880 Census. Emeline was Amanda's sister.

John B. STALEY 38 Self M M W PA Works In Machine Shop ENG PA Caroline STALEY 33 Wife F M W PA Keeping House CT NJ Eloise B. STALEY 7 Dau F S W NJ At School PA PA Virginia T. STALEY 5 Dau F S W NJ PA PA Mary WHITNEY 18 Niec F S W NJ Works In Shirt Factory PA NJ Georgianna WHITNEY 17 Niec F S W NJ Works In Shirt Factory PA NJ

These were his two oldest daughters, Mary and Georgianna. Caroline was Alfred's sister.

George WHITNEY 38 Self M M W PA CT NJ Louise WHITNEY 22 Wife F M W NJ Keeping House BADEN BADEN Louise WHITNEY 2 Dau F S W NJ PA NJ Florence WHITNEY 5M Dau F S W NJ PA NJ Naomi S. WHITNEY 76 Moth F W W NJ PA PA Naomi WHITNEY 14 Niec F S W NJ At School PA NJ

This was his daughter Naomi. George was Alfred's brother.

30 32 Ward, William J. Head W M Jul 1867 32 mar 9 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Patrolman, Rents house -----, Anna C. Wife W F Jun 1872 27 mar 9 2ch 1liv Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania -----, Louisa M. Dau W F Sep 1896 3 sgl Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Wass, Robert Brdr W M May 1875 25 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Laborer Wass, Arthur Brdr W M Jul 1880 19 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Engineer Gillespie, Alex Brdr W M Jan 1878 22 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Pin Setter Whitney, Alfred Brdr W M Mar 1838 64 wid Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania File Maker

Amanda and children Lily and Alfred not found in 1900 Census.


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