Family:Whitney, Horace Isaac (1836-1882)

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Horace Isaac7 Whitney (Jesse6, Isaac5, Jason4, Mark3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jesse6 and Eliza C. (Shepherd) Whitney, was born 10 Jul 1836, Macomb, MI, and died 12 Dec 1882, Washington, MI. He was buried in Prestonville Cemetery, Macomb, MI.[1]

He married firstly, 1860, Disco, MI, Marion Minerva Preston. She was born 1 Aug 1842, and died 29 Nov 1862. She was buried in Prestonville Cemetery, Macomb, MI.[2]

He married secondly, 8 Mar 1864, Macomb Co., MI, Mary Elizabeth Jackson.

He served in the late war in a Michigan regiment; is a farmer. He resided Washington, MI.

"Horace Isaac Whitney served with marked valor as a soldier of the Union in the Civil war, as a member of what was known as the "Bloody Thirtieth," and two of his sons sacrificed their lives in defense of the Union, as did also three uncles of the wife of the subject of this sketch. Mr. Whitney was reared to maturity in Macomb county, became a civil engineer but during the latter years of his life he was a prosperous farmer, having resumed his allegiance to the great basic industry under the influence of which he had been reared. He was an uncompromising advocate of the principles of the Republican party and was a man of positive convictions and mature judgment. He continued his residence in Macomb county until his death and his widow still resides at Washington, that county. Of the children of Horace I. and Mary E. (Jackson) Whitney the eldest is George L., to whom this sketch is dedicated; William Henry, who was a farmer in Washington township, Macomb county, died in 1910; Jesse Luther is a merchant in the village of Washington, Macomb county; John Jackson, the next in order of nativity, holds a position, under the civil service regulations, at Mount Clemens, this state; Helen is the wife of Julius Knapp and they reside at Washington, Macomb county; James Thomas is identified with the automobile business in the city of Detroit; and Horace Frank is a farmer of Shelby township, Macomb county. These brief data show that the family still has many representatives in the county in which it was founded so long ago. By the father's first marriage there were two children, Herbert A., Mrs. Minnie Payne, of North Branch, Lapeer county. The mother of these two children was Marion Preston, of Shelby township."[3]

Children of Horace Isaac7 and Marion M. (Preston) Whitney:

i. Herbert Albert8 Whitney, b. 27 or 28 Oct 1860; d. 16 Sep 1901; bur. Prestonville Cemetery, Macomb, MI;[4] unmarried; resided Disco, MI; is an electro plater.
ii. Minnie Eliza Whitney, b. 14 Nov 1862; m. 25 Dec 1883, Burton Russell Payne, of North Branch, Lapeer Co., MI.

Children of Horace Isaac7 and Mary Elizabeth (Jackson) Whitney:

iii. George L. Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1865; m. Lizzie Curry.
iv. William Henry Whitney, b. 8 Jan 1868; m. Lucy E. Mason.
v. Marion Helen Whitney, b. 11 Sep 1869; m. Feb 1890, Julius Knapp; resided Washington, MI.
Ch.: Blanche E., b. 30 Aug 1892.
vi. Jessie Luther Whitney, b. 21 Dec 1871; bur. Prestonville Cemetery, Macomb, MI;[5] merchant; resided Washington, MI.
vii. John Jackson Whitney, b. 23 Dec 1873, Thornapple, MI; d. 14 Nov 1952, Clinton, MI; bur. Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton, MI;[6] resided Bad Axe and Mt. Clemens, MI; m. 16 Oct 1902, Macomb, Oakland Co., MI, Maude M. Preston.
viii. James Thomas Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1875; resided Washington, MI; identified with the automobile business in the city of Detroit.
ix. Horace Frank Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1879; resided Washington, MI; farmer of Shelby township, Macomb county.


209 203 Whitney, H. I. 34 M W Farmer $2500 $1000 Michigan Male citizen over 21 Do Elizebeth 32 F W Keeps house Ohio " George 5 M W Michigan " William H. 2 M W Do " Helen 1 F W " " Herbert 9 M W Michigan

Horace R. WHITNEY 43 Self M M W MI Laborer NY NY Elizabeth WHITNEY 42 Wife F M W OH Keeping House ENG ENG William H. WHITNEY 12 Son M S W MI At Home MI OH Hellen M. WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W MI At Home MI OH Jessee WHITNEY 8 Son M S W MI MI OH John WHITNEY 7 Son M S W MI MI OH James T. WHITNEY 5 Son M S W MI MI OH Horace T. WHITNEY 1 Son M S W MI MI OH

Erwin WILCOX 23 Self M M W MI Farmer NY CAN Mettie WILCOX 21 Wife F M W MI Keeping H NY NY Jennie PRESTON 16 SisL F S W MI NY NY Herbert A. WHITNEY 19 Oth M S W MI Farm Laborer MI MI

George W. PRESTON 65 Self M M W NY Farmer CT CT Sarah PRESTON 62 Wife F M W NY Keeping House CT RI Fredrick PRESTON 22 Son M M W MI Farmer NY MI Fanny PRESTON 19 DauL F M W MI MI MI Phebe TAPPER 88 MotL F W W RI RI RI George WHITNEY 15 Oth M S W MI Farm Laborer MI MI

  • 1880, daughter Minnie not found.


1.^  Find A Grave memorial #16229992, Horace Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #16229998, Marion M. Preston Whitney.

3.^  Charles Moore, History of Michigan (New York, NY: The Lewis Publishing co., 1915), Volume II, pp. 836-838.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #16230004, Herbert A. Whitney.

5.^  Find A Grave memorial #125304586, Jesse L. Whitney.

6.^  Find A Grave memorial #119516011, John Jackson Whitney.

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