Family:Whitney, John (1803-1860)

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John Whitney, parentage unknown, was born 1803, NY, and died 6 Mar 1860, IA (but appears in 1860 census), buried Monona, IA.

He married, 1 Oct 1838, St. Catharines, ON, Larissa Sutherland, daughter of Reuben and Sarah (Jones) Sutherland. She was born circa 1810, VT, and died Jun 1872, Clayton Co., IA.

Children of John and Larissa (Sutherland) Whitney (order uncertain):

i. Amarilla H. Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1839, St. Catharines, ON, Canada; d. 29 Aug 1897, Haywarden, IA; m. 1858, Clayton Co., IA, William Neill.
ii. Reuben Whitney, b. 7 Aug 1842, St. Catharines, ON, Canada; m. Mary McAndrew.
iii. Levi Walt Whitney, b. 8 Jul 1845, St. Catharines, ON, Canada; m. Louise Larissa Stewart.
iv. John Sutherland Whitney, b. 8 May 1847, St. Catharines, ON, Canada; m. Estella Maud Baker.
v. Larissa Whitney, b. 12 Dec 1852, Monona, IA; d. 24 Nov 1914, Ainsworth, NE; m. 13 May 1874, Monona, IA, Peter D. McAndrew.
vi. Homer Whitney, b. ca. 1854, Monona, IA; not in family in 1860 or 1870.


1491 1513 John Whitney 57 M - Farmer $3000 $600 New York Louissa " 50 F - Vt. Reuben " 18 M - Farmer Canada Levi " 15 M - Do Laborer Do Attended school John " 12 M - Do Attended school Louissa " 8 F - Iowa Harriet Stancliff 15 F - New York

240 236 Whitney, John 23 M W Farmer $5560 $1600 Canada Male citizen over 21 -----, Larissa 60 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Larissa 17 F W School Teacher Iowa Thompson, Mathew 18 M W Farm Laborer "

Wm NEILL 52 Self M M W IRE Farmer IRE IRE Amarilla NEILL 40 Wife F M W CAN Keeping House NY NY Henrietta NEILL 21 Dau F S W IA IRE CAN Mariana NEILL 20 Dau F S W IA IRE CAN John NEILL 15 Son M S W IA IRE CAN John WHITNEY 15 Neph M S W IA Student CAN SCOT Jane ROLLINSON 29 Oth F S W ENG Seamstress ENG ENG Katy MCNALLY 18 Oth F S W IA Servant IRE IRE

This is daughter Amarilla and grandson John, son of Reuben.


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