Family:Whitney, Elisha (1797-1847)

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Elisha7 Whitney (Elisha6, Joshua5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Elisha6 and Esther (Clark) Whitney, was born 25 Jul 1797, Stockbridge, MA, and died 10 Jan 1847, Wysox, PA. He was buried in the Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, PA.

He married, 1818, Sally Brown, daughter of Humphrey and Hannah (Dodge) Brown, was born about 1802, and died after 1870.

"Dr. Elisha, b. July 25, 1797, a graduate of Hamilton medical college, practiced at Wyalusing; it is said his library was the largest in the county; he married Sally, daughter of Humphrey and Hannah (Dodge) Brown; died January 10, 1847. Their children and marriages: Ellen to Daniel Coolbaugh, Wysox; James Monroe to Mrs. Edith Fawkes Woodfield of Stroud, Eng.; Darwin to Laura Bixby of Winnebago, Ill.; Sallie to Lyman Morgan, Wysox; Elisha to Cornelia Rugg, Sylvania; Esther to Harrison Lamb, Wyalusing; Mary Elizabeth to Jesse Allen, Wysox; Ebenezer to Adaline Blasdell, Montrose; Joseph Marie to Priscilla Anne Straw of Winnebago, Ill."[1]
"Elisha Whitney, born July 26, 1798, graduate of Hamilton college, N. Y., practiced medicine in Wyalusing, married Sally Brown in 1818, had 7 children. He is now deceased."[2]

Children of Elisha7 and Sally (Brown) Whitney:

i. Ellen Theresa8 Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1820; d. 19 Mar 1901; m. Daniel Coolbaugh, of Wysox, PA.
ii. James Monroe Whitney, b. 31 Mar 1822; m. Edith (Fawkes) Woodfield.
iii. Erasmus Darwin Whitney, b. 4 May 1824, Wyalusing, PA; m. Laura Bixby.
iv. Elisha Whitney, b. ca. 1826; m. Cornelia Rugg.
v. Sallie Whitney, b. ca. 1828; m. Lyman Morgan, of Wysox, PA.
vi. Esther Whitney, b. ca. 1830; m. Harrison Lamb, of Wyalusing, PA.
vii. Mary Elizabeth Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1833; d. 19 Oct 1889; m. Jesse Allen, of Wysox, PA.
viii. Ebenezer Whitney, b. ca. 1836; m. Adaline Blasdell.
ix. Joseph Marie Whitney, b. ca. 1844; m. Priscilla Anne Straw or Strow.


101 102 Sally Whitney 50 F - $800 Pa. Elisha 24 M - Farmer " Sally 22 F - " Esther 20 F - [Pa.] Attended school Ebenezer 14 M - [Pa.] Attended school Joseph 7 M - [Pa.] Attended school

660 650 Sally Whitny 56 F - Pa. Jas. " 38 M - Farmer $1000 $365 " Adoth " 41 F - England Wynona " 4 F - Pa. Luther " 1 M - "

29 30 Lamb, Harrison 50 M W Farmer $9000 $890 Pennsylvania Male citizen over 21 -----, Ester 48 F W Keeping House Pennsylvania -----, Lourie 12 F W Attending School Pennsylvania -----, Louisa 10 F W Attending School Pennsylvania -----, Andrew 8 M W Pennsylvania Attended school -----, Lizzie 7 F W Attending School Pennsylvania -----, Mary 5 F W Attending School Pennsylvania -----, Bucher 3 M W Pennsylvania -----, Myrtie 2 F W Pennsylvania Whitney, Sallie 68 F W Pennsylvania

  • 1880, Sally not found.


1.^  Heverly, Clement F., Pioneer & Patriot Families of Bradford County PA 1800-1825, vol. II, pages 211-212 (extracted from Tri-Counties Genealogy & History, by Joyce M. Tice).

2.^  Rev. David Craft, History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominient Men and Pioneers (Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1878).

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