Family:Whitney, David (1803-1885)

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Dr. David7 Whitney (Jonathan6, David5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jonathan6 and Lucy (Washburn) Whitney, was born 29 Jan 1803, Conway, MA,[1] and died 7 Apr 1885, Washington, DC.

Marriage intentions were published 16 Oct 1824, Conway, MA, for him "of Conway" and Elizabeth S. Granger "of Hadley".[2] He married, 2 Dec 1824, North Hadley, MA, Elizabeth Smith Granger. She was born 6 Jan 1807, Sullivan, NY, and died 19 Apr 1884.

Dr. David Whitney was born in Conway, MA, Jan 29, 1803, was reared on a farm and married 2 Dec 1824. He studied medicine at Watertown college, Watertown, ME, taking the degree of M.D., 30 May 1832. Moved to western New York, then a very new country, living first at Hornellsville and afterward at Canisteo, Steuben County, when his practice extended several miles into what was then a wilderness, and where he became an invalid through life from exposure. School facilities being very slight there, he afterwards moved to Nunda, Allegheny County (now Livingston County), NY, where were excellent high schools - then called academies - in one of which he became lecturer on physiology and hygiene. In the spring of 1845 he moved to Madison, IN, going to Olean, NY in a sleigh, and on appearance of the spring rise, floating down Olean creek and the Allegheny river in a shanty built on a lumber raft - a most delightful trip as his son remembers it - though it would seem rather slow now. From Pittsburgh the journey was made by steamboat. During his residence in Madison, IN, his failing health being unequal to the demands of a general medical practice, he commenced the practice of dentistry, then in its infancy, which he continued during the rest of his active life. In the fall of 1856 he moved to Beardstown, IL, where he remained till the death of his wife in April, 1884, when he went to live with his son and died at his home, April 7, 1885. He died at District of Columbia, April 7, 1885; resided Conway and Shelburne, MA, Beardstown, IL, and Kansas City, MO.

Children of David7 and Elizabeth Smith (Granger) Whitney:

i. Cornelia Elizabeth8 Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1825, Shelburne, MA;[3] m. 21 Sep 1843, Sherlock A. Walsworth; resided Marshaltown, IA, 412 W. Boone St. He is a cabinet maker and furniture dealer, b. 12 Jan 1820. Children:
a. David Whitney Walsworth, b. 17 Jun 1844; d. 17 Mar 1846.
b. Arthur Avery Walsworth, b. 39 Aug 1845; address, Tempe, AZ.
ii. Ellen Bruce Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1827, Shelburne, MA;[4] unmarried resided Beardstown, IL.
iii. Elizabeth Smith Whitney, b. 29 Feb 1829, Shelburne, MA;[5] d. 22 Jul 1893, s.p.; m. Rev. Joseph S. Barwick. He is dead.
iv. Benjamin Rush Whitney, b. 27 Apr 1832, Shelburne, MA;[6] m. Mary Anne Conrad.
v. David Victory Whitney, b. 5 May 1838; m. Ellen Ralston.
vi. (child) Whitney, d. young.
vii. (child) Whitney, d. young.


237 245 David Whitney 47 M - Dentist Mass. Elizabeth " 45 F - " Benj. R. " 18 M - Student " Attended school David C. " 12 M - N.Y. Attended school

62 62 Joseph Barwick 35 M - Principal in the Academy Me. Elizabeth " 21 F - Mass. Ellen Whitney 23 F - " Joseph W. Barwic 6 M - Ia. Attended school Mary Clark 19 F - Germany Chas. Alexander 22 M - None Ia.

1502 1502 David Whitney 56 M - Dentist 2500 -- Mass. Elizabeth S. " 52 F - N.Y. Mary Gunther 13 " - Ills.

186 190 Whitney, David 67 M W Physician $1500 $150 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 63 F W Keeping house New York Parents foreign born Moran, Thomas 23 M W Day laborer France Parents foreign born Murphy, Michael 30 M W Day laborer Ireland Parents foreign born McLaughlin, Michael 18 M W Day laborer New York Parents foreign born Hart, Anthony 26 M W Day laborer England Parents foreign born Connell, Timothy 28 M W Day laborer Massachusetts Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 Briggs, George 30 M W Day laborer New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 28 F W Not have England Parents foreign born Cary, James 30 M W Day laborer Ireland Parents foreign born White, John 30 M W Brick Mason Ireland Parents foreign born Wys, Enock 45 M W Engineer R.R. Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Isabell 28 F W Not have Illinois

Daniel WHITTNEY 77 Self M M W MA Physician MA MA Elizabeth WHITTNEY 73 Wife F M W NY Keeps House MA MA Ellen WHITTNEY 38 Dau F W MA At Home MA NY


1.^  "David [Whitney], ch. Jonathan Jr. and Lucy, [born] Jan. 29, 1803," according to Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943).

2.^  "David [Whitney] of C. and Elisabeth S. Granger of Hadley, int. Oct. 16, 1824," according to Conway Vital Records.

3.^  "Cornelia [Whitney], d. David, [born] Nov. 6, 1825," according to Vital Records of Shelburne, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1931).

4.^  "Ellen Bruce [Whitney], d. David, [born] Mar. 11, 1827," according to Shelburne Vital Records.

5.^  "Elizabeth Smith [Whitney], d. David, [born] Feb. 19, 1829," according to Shelburne Vital Records.

6.^  "Benjamin Rush [Whitney], s. David, [born] April 27, 1832," according to Shelburne Vital Records.

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