Family:Whitney, George M. (1840-1917)

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George8 M. Whitney (Darius7 F., Abraham6, Richard5, Israel4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Darius7 F. and Loanna (Cook) Whitney, was born 10 Apr 1840, Steuben Co., NY, and died 19 Jan 1917, Grand Rapids, MI.[1][2]

He (as "George M. Whiting") married 24 Dec 1867, St. Johns, MI, Charlotte Wilber, both of Victor, MI,[3] daughter of Samuel and Margareta (Putman) Wilber.[4] She was born about 1850, Tekonsha, Calhoun Co., MI, and died before 1900, possibly Ovid, MI.

George enlisted Co. I, 16th Michigan Infantry Regiment on 28 Feb 1862. Mustered out on 17 Nov 1865.

On 5 Mar 1897, from Michigan, he applied for a pension for service in Co. I, 16th Michigan Infantry, and Co. E, 22nd Volunteer Reserve Corps, Application #1,186,888, Certificate #1,031,871.[5]

Children of George8 M. and Charlotte (Wilber) Whitney:

i. Bertha9 M. Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1868, Victor, MI.


324 331 Whitney, George 28 M W Farmer $900 $175 New York Male citizen over 21 Charlotte 20 F W Keeping House Michigan Bertha M. 1 F W Michigan

George WHITNEY 37 Self M M W NY Selling Cheomos PA PA Charlotte WHITNEY 34 Wife F M W MI Tayloress NY NY Bertha WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W MI At School NY MI

84 87 Whitney, George M. Private I 16 MI Inf 28 Feb 1862 17 Nov 1865 3y 8m 19d Laingsburg, MI

Whitney, George M. Head W M wid

  • 1910, Sciota, Shiawassee, MI: Ges W Whitney, widowed.


  • Census records.

1.^  The Library of Michigan; Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920; Rolls: 1-302; Archive Barcode/Item Number: 30000008534178; Roll Number: 241; Certificate Number: 15.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial # 16882115, George M Whitney

3.^  Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, at

4.^  Linda's Family 2012, at; also Randall Family Tree, at

5.^  U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, at

Copyright © 2014, Brad Rockwood Whitney and the Whitney Research Group.