Family:Whitney, Hugh Henry (1823-1890)

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Hugh Henry8 Whitney (Jacob7, Richard6, Richard5, Israel4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Jacob7 and Polly (Watts) Whitney, was born 26 Oct 1825, Weston, VT, and died 8 Mar 1890, Tombstone, AZ.

Hugh married firstly, 3 Feb 1846, Lavina Moore. She was born circa 1824, PA, and died 6 Apr 1858, Waterford, PA. She is buried in Waterford Cemetery.

Hugh married secondly, before 1860, Elizabeth Himrod. She was born circa 1832, PA, and died 9 Jan 1873. She is buried in Waterford Cemetery.[1][2]

Hugh Henry Whitney's father, Jacob, died when Hugh was eight.[3] Hugh then lived and worked on his grandfather's farm. He arrived in Waterford, PA at about the age of twenty. H. H. Whitney became a grocer, merchant and entrepreneur. About 1876 he went west to enter the cattle raising business, first in Medicine Lodge, Kansas and later in Bisbee, Arizona, near Tombstone as one of the stockholders of the Erie Cattle Company.[4] His son Wallace and other members of his family followed him to Arizona. Upon his death in 1890, H. H. Whitney was brought back and laid to rest in the Waterford Cemetery.

Children of Hugh Henry8 and Lavina (Moore) Whitney:

i. Adelaide9 Whitney, b. ca. 1847, d. aft. 1870.
ii. James H. Whitney, b. ca. 1849, Waterford, PA; d. 19 Oct 1850, Waterford, PA; buried Waterford Cemetery.
iii. Wallace Watts Whitney, b. ca. 1850, Waterford, PA; m. Lizzie King.
iv. May Whitney, b. ca. 1853, Waterford, PA.

Children of Hugh Henry8 and Elizabeth (Himrod) Whitney:

v. Celia Lavina Whitney, d. bef. 1870.
vi. Mabel Whitney, b. 10 Nov 1867, Waterford, PA; d. 12 Apr 1893, Waterford, PA.
vii. Parks Himrod Whitney, b. 1870, Waterford, PA; d. 1902.


45 46 H. H. Whitney 27 M - Merchant $800 Vt. Lovina Whitney 26 F - Pa. Adelaide Whitney 3 F - " J. H. Whitney 1 M - " Elizabeth Moss 24 F - "

31 33 H. H. Whitney 37 M - Merchant $1000 $1000 Vt. Married in year Elisebeth 28 F - Penn. Married in year Ada 13 F - " Attended school Walace Whitney 10 M - Pa. Attended school May 7 F - " Attended school John M. More 24 M - Clerk "

4 4 Whitney, H. H. 48 M W Grocer $8800 $5000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 38 F W Keeping House Penna. -----, Adela 21 F W At Home Do Attended school -----, Wallace 17 M W At Home Do Attended school -----, Mabell 3 F W " " Do

Hugh H. WHITNEY 57 Self M S W VT Stock Raiser VT VT John WHITNEY 25 Neph M S W PA Stock Raiser VT NH David WEALLIAMSON 23 Oth M S W PA Herder IRE IRE David H. MILLER 20 Oth M S W CT Herder CT CT John CUDDY 32 Oth M S W IL Herder IL IL


1.^  Obituary. H.H. Whitney, Waterford Leader, Thursday, March 13, 1890

2.^  Headstone inscriptions, Waterford Cemetery

3.^  Probate record, Jacob Whitney, Weston, Windsor, VT 1833

4.^ ""We'll All Wear Silk Hats": The Erie and Chiricahua Cattle Companies and the Rise of Corporate Ranching in the Sulphur Spring Valley of Arizona 1883-1909 " Lynn R. Bailey, Westernlore Press, Tucson, AZ

5. Obituary. Miss Mable Whitney, Waterford Leader, Thursday, April 20, 1893.

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