Family:Whitney, George Huyler (1796-1874)

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George Huyler7 Whitney (Zadok6, Hezekiah5, Hezekiah4, Joseph3, John2, Henry1), son of Zadok6 and Polly (Golden) Whitney, was born 15 Jul 1796, Wolcott, VT, and died 3 Dec 1874, Wolcott, VT.

He married, 10 Sep 1819, Wolcott, VT, Anna Vance, daughter of John and Anna (-----) Vance, by Jeremiah Whitney, Esq. She was born 15 Apr 1794, Wolcott, VT, and died 28 Nov 1870, Wolcott, VT

Phoenix says the following:

"George Huyler Whitney, b. in Wolcott, Vt., 15 July 1796, or possibly 1797; a farmer; married, 10 Sept. 1819, at Wolcott, by Jeremiah Whitney, Esq., to Anna Vance, born 15 Ap. 1794, dau of John Vance, of Wolcott, a Revolutionary soldier, and Anna, his wife. They settled at Wolcott, where he was first constable and collector of twelve years from 1833, representative in 1837, select-man for 8 years, and one of the overseers of the town for six years. They died in Wolcott (she, 28 Nov. 1870; he, 2 Dec. 1874), and were buried there."

Children of George Huyler7 and Anna (Vance) Whitney:

i. James Harvey8 Whitney, b. 20 Jun 1820, Wolcott, VT; a physician; graduated at Woodstock, Vt, in 1843; began practice at Wolcott, 1 Ap. 1843; d. 16 Jan 1844, Wolcott, VT; unmarried.
ii. Orrell Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1824, Wolcott, VT; m. Mary Philura Merrill.
iii. Mary Ann Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1831, Wolcott, VT; m. 17 Mar 1863, Cambridge or Wolcott, VT, Baxter Burnell, son of Chester A. and Amanda (-----) Burnell;[1] a tinsmith; b. 15 Mar 1841, Highgate, VT, son of Chester Austin and Amanda (Skeels) Burnell. They were living, without children, on the homestead at Wolcott, with her father, in 1873; and at West Randolph, VT, in Jan 1875.


George Huyler Whitney and his family should appear in the 1820 census of Wolcott, Orleans Co., VT, but doesn't. The name "Fyler Whitney" does occur then and there, and nowhere else in our records. Of course Huyler rhymes with Fyler. Furthermore, the shape of the family in the census (1 male 18-25, 1 male 0-9, and 1 female 26-44; 1 engaged in agriculture) perfectly matches George's. I propose that that census record pertains to George, and that there is no such person as Fyler Whitney.


38 38 George H. Whitney 54 M - Farmer $500 Vt. Anna " 53 F - N.H. Mary A. " 21 F - Vt.

29 29 George H. Whitney 63 M - Farmer $900 $1275 Vermont Anna Whitney 65 F - N. Hampshire Mary A. Whitney 30 F - Vermont

38 38 Burnell, Baxter 29 M W Farmer $1000 $300 Vermont -----, Mary A. 38 F W Keeping House " Whitney, George H. 74 M W Farm Laborer " -----, Anna 76 F W Boarding New Hampshire


1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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