Family:Whitney, Christopher (1812-1898)

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Christopher7 Whitney (Peter6, Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Peter6 and Margaret (Haynes) Whitney, was born about 1812, ON, and died 31 Dec 1898, Scarborough Township, York Co., ON.

He married firstly, 24 Jun 1835, Elizabeth Heath.

He married secondly, 26 Feb 1843, York Township, York Co., ON, Mary Ann Sampson, daughter of James Sampson. She was born about 1823, England, and died 3 Aug 1916, Scarborough, ON.

Christopher7 and Elizabeth (Heath) Whitney had no children.

Children of Christopher7 and Mary Ann (Sampson) Whitney:

i. Margaret8 Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1844, York Mills, ON; d. 15 Mar 1927; m. 12 Oct 1876, York Co. ON, Robert Galbraith.
ii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 18 Jun 1846, York Mills, ON; d. 15 Mar 1934, Wellington, ON; m. 13 Nov 1872, York Co., ON, John Neron/Herron.
iii. Caroline Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1848, York Mills, ON; 25 May 1932, MacGregor, MB; m. 1 Mar 1870, York Co., ON, John Madill.
iv. Christopher Johnson Whitney, b. 7 Dec 1850, York Mills, ON; d. 7 Apr 1934, Scarborough Village, ON; unmarried.
v. James Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1853, York Mills, ON; m.(1) Charlotte Elizabeth Abrahams; m.(2) Jessie (Sangster) Smith.
vi. Richard Whitney, b. 4 Jan 1854, York Mills, ON. This is probably an error for Richard, son of Alexander B. and Jane (Mara) Whitney.
vii. Mary Anne Whitney, b. 13 Jun 1855, York Mills, ON; d. 27 Jun 1913; m. 8 Mar 1876, York Co., ON, John Bond.
viii. Jane Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1858, or 8 Jan 1860, York Mills, ON; d. 5 Aug 1888; m. 11 Jun 1879, Thorah Township, Ontario County, ON, John Wesley Phillips.
ix. Joseph Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1861, York Mills, ON; d. aft. 1911, then unmarried.


This family would be recorded in Canadian censuses, not yet examined, with the following exceptions:

  • 1861, York, York Co., ON.
  • 1871, Scott, Ontario North Co., ON, p. 28:
  • 1881, Scott, York North Co., ON, p. 28:

Christopher WHITNEY M M Scottish 70 O Church of England Marey WHITNEY M F English 50 England Church of England Johnston WHITNEY M Scottish 25 O Farmer Church of England Joseph WHITNEY M Scottish 18 O Farmer Church of England

  • 1891, Scott, York North Co., ON: Christopher, Mary, sons Johnson and Joseph, daughter Mary A. Bond, and three Bond grandchildren.
  • 1901, Scarborough, York Co., ON: Widow Mary and sons "Chris J." and Joseph.
  • 1911, York Centre, York Co., ON: Widow Mary and sons "John" and Joseph.


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