Family:Whitney, Charles Napoleon (1865-1940)

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Charles Napoleon8 Whitney (Jason W.7, Jason6, Isaac5, Jason4, Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jason W. and Sarah (Morton) Whitney, was born 25 Mar 1865, TX, and died 21 Oct 1940, Paris, TX.[1]

He married Mary Elizabeth Reese, 1889, AR. She was born May 1866, AR.

It was after his mother died that Charles Napoleon Whitney, the youngest son of Jason and Sarah, traveled to Arkansas to visit his Mother's sister, Mary Ellen Morton Sutton Reese. It was while there he and her daughter, Mary Elizabeth, were married, in 1889. This closely related family of Whitney and Morton lived at Center Point, AR, for 20 years. It was there their children, Ellen, Mittie, Houston, Henry, Reese, Albert, and Robert, were born. In 1908 Charley Whitney, with his three oldest children, Ellen, Mittie, and Houston, left Arkansas to return to Lamar Co., where he had lived his first 18 or 19 years. He packed a wagon with household belongings; a few chickens; tied the cow to the wagon, and the four of them started out for Texas. They would walk during the day, rotating turns as driver. As they followed the established route to Texas, would camp by the trail at night. With the camp fire burning, people from the area would come to hear the news of Arkansas, and hear the singing of the 2 girls. His wife, Mary Elizabeth, with her mother and small children, journeyed by train to Deport. In Texas, 2 more children, Knox and Gladys were born.

Children of Charles Napoleon8 and Mary Elizabeth (Reese) Whitney:

i. Sarah Ellen9 Whitney, b. 22 Jul 1890, AR, probably Howard County.
ii. (child) Whitney, b. perhaps about 1891, AR, probably Howard County; died before 1900, probably Howard County, AR.
iii. Mittie E. Whitney, b. Mar 1893, AR, probably Howard County.
iv. Charles Houston Whitney, b. 14 Dec 1895, AR, probably Howard County; d. 2 Aug 1967, Titus County, TX.
v. Martin Reese Whitney, b. May 16, 1896, Nashville, AR, probably Howard County; d. 4 Apr 1979, Potter County, TX.
vi. Henry Hobson Whitney, b. 28 Oct 1898, AR, probably Howard County; d. 1985, Lubbock, TX.
vii. Albert Jason Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1900, AR, probably Howard County.
viii. Robert Worlick Whitney, b. 17 May 1902, Howard County, AR.
ix. Hattie Jane Whitney, b. 15 Nay 1904, AR, probably Howard County.
x. Oliver Knox Whitney, b. about 1909, TX, probably Lamar County.
xi. Gladys L. Whitney, b. about 1912, TX, probably Lamar County.

Census Records

34 36 Whitney, Chas. Head W M Apr 1865 35 mar 10 Texas North Carolina Texas Farmer, Rents farm -----, Mary Wife F W May 1866 34 mar 10 7ch 6liv Arkansas Virginia Tennessee -----, Ellen Dau F W Jul 1889 10 sgl Arkansas Texas Arkansas At school -----, Mittie Dau F W Mar 1893 7 sgl Arkansas Texas Arkansas At school -----, Huston Son M W Dec 1894 5 sgl Arkansas Texas Arkansas -----, Russ Son M W May 1896 4 sgl Arkansas Texas Arkansas -----, Henry Son M W Oct 1898 1 sgl Arkansas Texas Arkansas -----, Albert Son M W Apr 1900 1m sgl Arkansas Texas Arkansas

  • 1910, Charles Whitney, Justice Precinct 7, Lamar Co., TX
  • 1920, Chas W. Whitney, Justice Precinct 4, Lamar Co., TX


1.[2] C. N. Whitney Death Certificate, at

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