Family:Whitney, Cooley (1799-1834)

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Cooley8 Whitney (Luther7, Nathaniel6, Samuel5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Luther7 and Jerusha (Burnham) Whitney, was born 18 Dec 1799, Marlboro, VT,[1] and died before 1834, Huntsville, AL.[2]

He married, 13 Oct 1827, Morgan County, AL, Anne Martin.[3]

Cooley Whitney was first documented in Huntsville, AL, in 1822.[4] Mr. Richard Kirkland, owner of Kirkland's Dry Goods, in Huntsville, AL, graciously allowed in a deposition for Judge Green P. Rice that Cooley Whitney was "an exceptionally fine looking young man, well spoken and mannered".[5]

"....Dillon Blevins shot and killed Cooley Whitney at the gambling-table in Bell Tavern, Huntsville [Alabama] in the fall of 1832." [6]

Cooley8 and Anne (Martin) Whitney had no documented children.



1. ^  Birth Registration, Vermont Vital Records to 1870, General Index, LDS Film #0027729.

2. ^  Morgan County Alabama Archives; Probate File of Cooley Whitney. Summons 13 April 1834 by the Morgan Co. Clerk of Court for "5 commissioners connected neither with Ann Whitney or the representatives of Cooley Whitney, deceased."

3. ^  Marriages of Morgan County Alabama 1818-1896, page 287. Cooley Whitney to Ann Martin 13 Oct. 1827 by D. Ballew (A-123).

4. ^  Morgan County Alabama Archives; Probate File of Cooley Whitney. Deposition, 1835, Richard Kirkland.

5. Ibid.

6. ^  Ellis, Edward S., The Life of Colonel David Crockett: BliblioBazaar, LLC, 2009, Page 204.

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