Family:Whitney, Asa Watrous (1810-1868)
He married, Pittsfield, OH, 19 Feb 1838, Mary Ann Wightman. She was born 23 Mar 1818, and died 26 Apr 1891, Bellevue, OH. She married secondly, 11 Sep 1877, Sandusky Co., OH, James W. White.
Col. Asa Watrous Whitney, son of Milton Whitney, was a colonel in the Ohio Militia, and was called upon to name the town of Pittsfield, Lorain County, OH, when it was organized as a town; was elected town clerk and held that office for seven years; was later elected justice of the peace and held that office for six years. He was a kind man to the poor and highly respected. He resided Pittsfield, OH.
Children of Asa Watrous7 and Mary Ann (Wightman) Whitney:
i. Milton W.8 Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1839; m. Susan L. Ware. ii. Lydia Whitney, b. 25 Aug 1841; m. 29 Nov 1866, Carlos A. West; resided Wellington, OH. He was b. 18 Oct 1843; d. 12 Mar 1880; was a farmer and a soldier in the late war.
- Ch.: Wealthy Eva, b. 31 Oct 1867; m. 25 Dec 1890, John H. Pember; Etta Messenger, b. 2 Dec 1869; Edna Lucie, b. 2 Apr 1872; Edith Mary, b. 11 Jul 1874; d. 21 Jun 1879. All born in Pittsfield, Lorain County. OH; P.O. address, Wellington, Lorain County, OH.
iii. Edward Whitney, b. 12 Sep 1844; m. Celia Adelaide Spicer. iv. Sylvanus Whitney, b. 22 Jun 1846; d. 3 Oct 1849. v. Asa W. Whitney, b. 16 Nov 1848; d. after 1880; unmarried; resided Bellevue, OH. vi. James Jay Whitney, b. 16 Aug 1858; m. Alice Amelia Stout. vii. Frederick C. Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1854; m. Emma J. Hollinsworth.
- 1840, Pittsfield, Lorain Co., OH: A. W. Whitney, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 0-4, and 1 female 20-29; 1 engaged in manufacture or trades.
- 1850, Pittsfield, Lorain Co., OH:
366 370 Asa Whitney 41 M - Farmer $2200 Mass. Mary 36 F - Ohio Milton 11 M - " Attended school Lydia 9 F - " Attended school Edmond 6 M - " Attended school Asa 2 M - "
298 306 Asa Whitney 50 M - B-smith Mass. Mary 42 F - O. Milton 20 M - Farmer " Attended school Lydia 18 F - " Attended school Edward 15 M - " Attended school Asa 11 M - " Attended school Frederick 6 M - " Attended school Jary 2 M - "
87 89 Whitney, Mary A. 52 F W Keeping House Ohio -----, Asa W. 21 M W Ohio Male citizen over 21 -----, James J. 11 M W Ohio
Mary A. WHITE 65 Self F W W OH Keeping House NY NY Asa W. WHITNEY 31 Son M S W OH Laborer MA OH Jay WHITNEY 21 Son M M W OH Laborer MA OH Alice A. WHITNEY 18 DauL F M W OH Keeping House OH OH
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 402.
1. L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, Batch # M514392.