Family:Whitney, Edwin Ruthven (1838-1915)

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Edwin Ruthven8 Whitney (Allen7, John6, Samuel5, John4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Allen7 and Aramantha McDorman (Wright) Whitney, was born 20 Apr 1838, Ellisburgh, NY and died 15 Nov 1915, Portland, OR. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge, MI.

He married firstly, 14 Aug 1862, Oneida, MI, Nancy Hortensia Mann, daughter of Elias and Electa (Beebe) Mann, of Amherst, OH. She was born 6 May 1841, Amherst, OH, and died 13 Mar 1915, Grand Ledge, MI.

He married secondly, 17 Apr 1915, "Mrs." Jennie (-----) Smith.

He was a farmer. They settled at Oneida, and were living there in 1874. He enlisted at Oneida, 25 Nov 1862, as a corporal, in Co. G, 27th Reg., Mich. Vol. Infantry; served till 28 Apr 1864, when, being unfit for duty in the field, he was transferred to Co. K, 22d Reg., Vet. Reserve Corps, at Washington, DC; and was discharged at Cincinnati, OH, 9 Aug 1865.

Children of Edwin Ruthven8 and Nancy Hortensia (Mann) Whitney:

i. Allen Albion9 Whitney, b. 23 Jun 1863, Grand Ledge, MI; 1885, Grand Ledge, MI; "Frank" in 1870.


Edwin Ruthven was a character from the romantic novel The Scottish Chiefs (1809), by Jane Porter.


199 199 Whitney, Mollie 70 F W Keeping House $2000 $800 New York -----, Edward 28 M W Farmer New York Male citizen over 21 -----, William 23 M W Carpenter New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Nancy 26 F W Keeping House New York -----, Frank 8 M W Michigan Zufelt, Armantha 20 F W Domestic Servant New York -----, Fred 14 M W Laborer Michigan -----, Gertrude 12 F W Att School Michigan Attended school -----, Willie 7 M W Michigan Attended school

"Mollie" above must be his mother Sarah. "Edward" must be Edwin. Nancy is Edwin's wife. Frank is their son. Aramantha is a sister.

Edwin WHITNEY 49 Self M M W MI Teaming NY CAN Nancy WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W OH Keeping House MA CT Albion WHITNEY 17 Son M S W MI At School MI OH

Whitney, XXXXX Head W M 62 mar -----, XXXXX Wife W F 59 mar

  • 1910 Census, Grand Ledge Ward 2, Eaton Co., MI: 72, wife 69.


  • Census records.

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