Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1831-1897)

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Benjamin7 Whitney (Aaron6, Benjamin5, Joshua4, Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), son of Aaron6 and Electa (Leach) Whitney, was born Dec 1831, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY, and died 12 Jan 1897, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY. He was buried in Mina Cemetery, Mina, NY.[1]

He married, 8 Dec 1859 (or 8 Dec 1854), Mary E. Coe, daughter of Philonzo and Diana Mary Ann (Bidwell) Coe. She was born 1835, Mina, Chautauqua Co., NY, and died 27 Apr 1923, Erie Co., PA. She was buried in Mina Cemetery, Mina, NY.[2]

He resided Mina, New York.

"Attempted Suicide, No Date given. On Monday, Ben WHITNEY, a much respected citizen of Findley’s Lake, went to his barn, climbed up on the hay, rolled himself into a blanket, took 27 Morphine pills and laid down to die. He was soon missed and his wife found him and roused him in time to save him. He told her what he had done, and said he just wanted to put himself out of the way. He has been asleep since, and may yet, “Climb the golden stair.” He has for years suffered with a sick headache and had been regularly taking 2 of those little pills to relieve his pain. An Old Scrapbook clipping"
1898 The Funeral for Benjamin WHITNEY was held from the church at Mina on Sunday, it was largely attended; A Mina Scrapbook".
WHITNEY, Benjamin Spouse of Mary E. Born 1831 Died 1898 - Son of Aaron & Electa Leach Whitney
WHITNEY, Mary E. Coe Spouse of Benjamin Born 1835 Died 1925
WHITNEY, Norman F. Born 1912 Died 1967
WHITNEY, A. L. Born 1854 Died 5-13-1887 - Son of Isaac & Betsy Elizabeth Nason
Mina Corners Cemetery;
- MINA CORNERS CEMETERY, OBITUARIES, MINA, NY.

Children of Benjamin7 and Mary E. (Coe) Whitney:

i. Edith Ersula8 Whitney, b. 28 May 1855, Mina, NY; m. 3 Jul 1872, Titusville, PA, DeWitt Clinton Coney.
ii. Eva Whitney, b. 1866, Canada; d. 1882; bur. Mina Cemetery, Mina, NY.[3].
iii. (adopted) Clinton Clayton (Clark) Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1872, Greenfield, PA; m. Emma A. Raymond.

Census

19 19 Aaron Witney 52 M - Farmer $4000 N.Y. Electa 52 F - Vt. Phebe 29 F - N.Y. Aaron 22 M - Farmer " Attended school Benjamin 19 M - Farmer " Attended school Zebulon 16 M - Farmer " Attended school Polly 9 F - " Attended school

41 Frame $700 41 Aaron Whitney 56 M - - Washington 1 - 38 Farmer 1 - - - - 1 - Electa Whitney 56 F - Wife Vt. 1 - 38 - - - - - - - - Benjiman Whitney 23 M - Son Chautauqua 1 - 23 Farmer 1 - - - - - - Mary Whitney 18 F - Dau Chautauqua 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - James Whitney 35 M - Son Chautauqua - - 35 Farmer 1 - - - - - - Zebulon Whitney 21 M - Son Chautauqua - - 21 Farming 1 - - - - - - Polly Whitney 15 F - Dau Chautauqua - - 15 - - - - - - - - L. C. Whitney 1m F - Dau Chautauqua - - 1m - - - - - - - -

14 -- Benjamin Whitney 25 M - Farmer $700 $800 N.Y. Mary Do 24 F - Do Edith Do 5 F - Child Do James Maddocks 70 M - Nursery man $2300 $500 Maine Rebecca Do 61 F - N.Y. Wm. Brown 66 M - Boarder Mass.

225 Framed $350 227 Benjamin Whitney 33 M - ---- Chaut. - 1 1 - - Farmer 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - Mary Whitney 29 F - Wife Chaut. 1 1 1 - - Edith Whitney 10 F - Dau Chaut. - - - - 1 William Brown 70 M - GFth Mass. - 3 - 1 - Farmer 1 - - - - - - - - - -

13 12 Whitney, Benjamin 37 M W Drayman $5000 $1000 N.Y. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 34 F W Keeping House N.Y. -----, Edith 15 F W At Home N.Y. Attended school -----, Eva 2 F W At Home Canada Cole, Ruth 27 F W Domestic Help N.Y. [and nine "Oil Miners"]

112 Frame $300 112 Benjamin Whitney 44 M - ---- Chaut. m Farmer - 1 - - 1 - Mary Whitney 40 F - Wife " m House Keeper Clarissa L. Whitney 1 M - Son Pa. - - Almira Russell 17 F - Srvt Chaut. s House Work

NOTE: "Clarissa L." would be the adopted son Clinton Clayton (Clark) Whitney. --RLW

Ben WHITNEY 48 Self M M W NY Farmer VT VT Marry WHITNEY 44 Wife F M W NY Keeping House CT NY Semanthy SAXTON 12 Othe F S W NY Servant NY VT Clint CLARK 8 Othe M S W PA At School PA NY

Benjamin Whitney M 61 - U.S. citizen Farmer Mary E. Whitney F 50 - U.S. citizen Clinton Whitney M 20 - U.S. citizen

133 136 Beach, Scott Head W M Apr 1874 26 sgl New York New York New York Farmer, Rents farm Whitney, Mary Aunt W F Mar 1836 64 wid 2ch 2liv New York New York New York Servant

  • 1910, Conewango, Cattaraugus Co., NY: widow Mary Whitney.
  • 1920, Greenfield, Erie Co., PA: Mary Whitney, 86, b. NY, living with son Clint L. Whitney, 47, b. NY.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Find A Grave Memorial #10398749, Benjamin Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #10398751, Mary E. Coe Whitney.


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