Family:Whitney, Edmund (1818-c1850)

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Edmund Witney's Locations

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Edmund1 Whitney (Edmund), son of Edmund and Mary (Seymour) Whitney, born 24 Jun 1818, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England, died circa 1850.

He married, 26 Oct 1840, Bowdon, Cheshire, England, Frances Hope, daughter of William and Ann (Bayles) Hope. She was born 9 Apr 1820, Wilmslow, Cheshire, and died 15 Jul 1877, Harrison, IA aged 55 years 3 months 18 days. She married secondly, Thomas A. Nightingale. He was born about 10 Aug 1815, and died 28 Aug 1879, Harrison Co., IA, aged 64 years 18 days. They were buried in Soldier Valley Cemetery, Pisgah, IA.[1]

Children of Edmund1 and Frances (Hope) Whitney:

i. Isaac Edmund2 Whitney, b. 7 May 1841, Altrincham, Cheshire, England, m. Jane L. Triplett.
ii. George H. Whitney, b. 1843, NY; d. aft. 1850.
iii. Alfred W. Whitney, b. 1845, NY; m. Mary A. Huss.
iv. Oliver Cromwell Hope William Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1848, Bloomfield Twp., Essex Co., NJ; m.(1) Elizabeth Ellen (Polen) Kinney; m.(2) Marion C. Cameron.
v. Sabina Whitney, b. Jun 1850, Bloomfield Twp., Essex Co., NJ, d. 1928-1930, Seattle, WA, m.(1) 7 Nov 1867, Harrison Co., IA, Harvey Driggs;[2] m.(2) 1 Feb 1876, Council Bluffs, IA, Frank Miller; m.(3) ----- Smith.
vi. Thomas Whitney; no record found.
vii. Edmund Whitney; no record found.


286 316 Edmund Whitney 32 M - Engineer England Parents of foreign birth Frances " 30 F - England Parents of foreign birth Isaac " 9 M - England Attended school George H. " 7 M - New York Attended school Alfred " 5 M - New York Attended school Oliver " 1 M - New Jersey Sabina " 2/12 F - New Jersey

  • 1860, Jackson, Harrison Co., IA:

299 263 Thomas Nightingale 50 M - Farmer $200 $200 England Fanny 46 F - " Alfred 16 M - " Oliver 12 M - " Salina 10 F - "

26 26 Whitney, Isaac 30 M W Day Laborer $100 England Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Jane 29 F W Keeping House England Parents foreign born -----, Oliver 22 M " Day Laborer New Jersey Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21


The following email was posted to the WRG mailing list 13 Sep 1996 by Jeanne Muse

Re: Welcome New Member!

Hello everyone! I'm back from a glorious week in Grand Cayman. Have weeded through all my e-mail messages & have a new member to add to our group! Please welcome Ron Whitney who has this to say about his ancestors. Anyone with information to assist Ron, get in touch! :-) Jeanne

I got your name from Mary Ann Lindsay as a possible contact for my family tree search. I don't know what the protocol is, so I will tell you what I know, or think I know about my ancestors.

Edgar (or Edwin) Whitney was born in England. Married Frances Hope who was from Stockport, England. They had four children. The oldest son Iscca (probably Isacc) was born in England. The others; Sabina, Alfred, & Oliver Cromwell Hope William Whitney were born in New Jersey. Edgar started for the west (leaving his family in New Jersey) to look for a new home; got as far as Louisiana, contracted Yellow Fever and died. His wife brought the family to live in Iowa at a later date.

Sabina married someone named Smith and died in Seattle, Washington abt 1928-1930.

Oliver Cromwell... was born August 31, 1848 in Bloomfield Twp., Essex Co., New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Ellen Polen. They had four children; Winnifred, Oliver F., Frances May Margette, & Edward Nelson.

He married a second wife Marion Cameron who was born about 1870. They had three children; Iva, Olive Marion, & Dewey.

From the first marriage, Edward died at age 6. Don't know about Winnifred. Frances married Fred Radtke and lived to 106 (most of this info is from her). Oliver F. is my grandfather, born in 1879 in Iowa and died in 1909 in Britton, South Dakota.

From the second marriage I only know that Iva married an R. D. Atherton and lived in Westminster, California.

Oliver Cromwell... died April 24, 1928 in Cody, Wyoming. Other than the above, I have a letter to him from a Bessie (Whitney) Bell dated March 27, 1928 from Mondamin, Iowa. It was signed "your niece".

This is all I know. If any of this information ties in with what you have, I would really appreciate hearing from you.

Ron and Roxie Whitney


1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #113426425, Frances Hope Nightingale, and FindAGrave Memorial #113426527, Thomas A. Nightingale.

2.^  Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, at

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