Family:Whitney, John Converse (1822-1880)

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John Converse7 Whitney (Sewell Pitt6, Barnabas5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Sewell Pitt6 and Annie (Tuttle) Whitney, was born 7 May 1822, Freeman, ME, and died 1880. He was buried in Mackford Union Cemetery, Mackford, WI.[1]

He married, 1 Oct 1844, Salem, ME, Lucy Collier Soule, daughter of Joshua and Hannah (Collier) Soule. She was allegedly born 19 May 1831, and died after 1880 (but said 18 Sep 1878). Her birth date is more probably 24 Apr 1824, probably in Salem, ME. According to her gravestone, she was born 8 Apr 1826, Salem, ME, died 18 Sep 1878, and was buried in Mackford Union Cemetery, Mackford, WI.[2]

He was a farmer; resided Salem, ME, in the 1850 census, and Mackford, Green Lake County, WI, in 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses.

From the Whitney Whistler, Vol 2, #3

John Converse Whitney, born in Freeman, Maine, May 7, 1822, married Lucy Soule in Salem, Maine; she was born May 19, 1831, and died Sept. 18, 1878. A farmer, he resided in Salem, Maine, and removed to Markesan, Green Lake, East Wisconsin. Children of John and Lucy:

Joshua S., born in 1844, resided Simpson, Minn.
Ralph W., born July 12, 1865, married Carrie B. Richards.

Concerning the place where they resided in Wisconsin, Markesan is a city in the township of Mackford, Green Lake Co., WI. It is there that this family is found in the 1880 census. And, lo and behold, Lucy is still with them in that census. Her demise in 1878, reported above, was premature! The census has Lucy, 54 years old, born in Maine, living in the household with her husband John, her 83 year-old father, Joshua Soule, and their 15 year old son, Ralph. The source of error in her date of death remains unknown. In 1880, their son Joshua resided in his own household in Mackford. He probably resided in Simpson, WI, prior to 1880.

Children of John Converse7 and Lucy (Soule) Whitney:

i. John L.8 Whitney, b. -----; resided Simpson, MN. (Note: This person cannot be found living in this family in any census.)
ii. Joshua Soule Whitney, b. 24 Dec 1844, Bangor, ME; d. 12 Jan 1922; bur. Mulkey Cemetery, Eugene, OR; m.(1) 21 Feb 1876, Phebe J. Harris, b. 1 Feb 1839, d. 13 Jul 1879; resided in Simpson, MN; both bur. Mackford Union Cemetery, Mackford, WI. Child:
a. Harleth Harris9 Whitney, b. 29 May 1877, Mackford, WI; d. 13 Feb 1961, Eugene, OR; m. 10 Jun 1904, Stewartville, MN, Ida Caroline Anderson.

He m.(2) Mary Haden, b. 1856, d. 1949, bur. Chase Cemetery, Mapleton, MN. Child:

a. Lucy Karen9 Whitney, b. 1887, WI; d. 1982; bur. Chase Cemetery, Mapleton, MN; m. Harold Whitney Healy, son of Oscar W. and Minnetta Anne8 (Whitney) Healy, and grandson of Constant Hopkins7 and Elizabeth (Potter) Whitney, and so her second cousin.
iii. Ralph Waldo Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1865, Mackford, WI; m. Carrie B. Richards.


Lucy Collier Soule was a descendant of the following Mayflower passengers: George Soule (three ways), Henry Sampson, Myles Standish, John Alden, Isaac Allerton, Francis Cooke, Stephen Hopkins, and Richard Warren.


426 443 Joshua Soule 52 M - Farmer Mass. Hannah Soule 52 F - Me. 444 John C. Whitney 28 M - Farmer $2000 Me. Lucy C. Whitney 24 F - " Joshua S. Whitney 5 M - " Attended school William S. Soule 34 M - Blacksmith " John W. Soule 16 M - Farmer " Attended school

1455 1299 John C. Whitney 38 M - farmer $6000 $1000 Maine Lucy C. " 34 F - " Joshua " 15 M - farmer " Attended school

122 116 Whiting, John C. 48 M W Farmer $16000 $12900 Maine Mail citizen over 21 -----, Lucy C. 44 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Ralph 5 W M Attending school Wisconsin Attended school Ruske, Chas. 17 W M Farm Laborer $100 Hesse D. Parents foreign born, Attended school

J. C. WHITNEY 58 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Lucy WHITNEY 54 Wife F M W ME Farmer MA ME Joshua SAULE 83 FatL M W W MA Farmer MA ME Ralph WHITNEY 15 Son M S W WI Farmer ME ME Julius BUCKHOLTZ 20 Oth M S W WI Farmer PRUSSIA PRUSSIA


1.^  Find A Grave memorial #64812518, John Converse Whitney.

2.^  Find A Grave memorial #64812517, Lucy Collier Soule Whitney.

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