Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1841-1921)
He married, 6 Dec 1863, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, Mary Minchin. She was born about 1847, Ireland, and died after 1880.
Ephraim was a Civil War veteran, and received a pension from the federal government.
He enlisted 1862 as a Private, Co. B, 6th Minnesota, and was discharged 1866 as a Private, Co. C. Brackett Bat., due to the end of the war. He was aged 49, born in Maine, living in Minneapolis, a lumberman, when he joined the G.A.R. in 1868; had enlisted 17 May 1863 as Private, Co. B, 6th Minn. Infantry, and was discharged 24 May 1866, as a Private in Co. C, Brackett's Bat. of Cav., having served 32-1/2 months, due to expriation of term. On 11 Aug 1896 and 8 June 1907, he applied for an invalid pension from Minnesota, Application #919,557, Certificate #1,037,979. He was aged 68, born in Maine, when he joined the G.A.R. in Dec 1908.
Children of Ephraim and Mary (Minchin) Whitney:
i. Irene J. Whitney, b. 1 May 1867, prob.Minneapolis, MN ii. James O. Whitney, b. 7 Aug 1869, prob. Minneapolis, MN iii. Thomas H. Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1872, prob. Minneapolis, MN iv. Laura M. Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1880, prob. Minneapolis, MN
- 1870: not found.
- 1880, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN:
Ephrim WHITNEY 35 Self M M W ME Cook ME NH Mary WHITNEY 33 Wife F M W IRE Keeping House IRE IRE Irene J. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W MN At School ME IRE James O. WHITNEY 11 Son M S W MN At School ME IRE Thomas WHITNEY 8 SSon M S W MN ME IRE
118 171 Epharham Whitney Private C Brackett MN Cav 12 Feb 1863 12 May 1865 2y 3m 720 Jackson N.E. [Minneapolis, MN]
- Census records.