Family:Whitney, Joshua (1803-1863)

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Joshua Whitney ([prob.] Hezekiah), probably son of Hezekiah and Susanna (White) Whitney, was born 1803, VT, died 1863, Mexico, NY, and was buried Wellwood Cemetery, Mexico, NY.

He married firstly, Feb 1831, Ermina7 Whitney, daughter of Eliphalet6 and Lucy (Ellsworth) Whitney. She died 19 Mar 1851, Mexico, NY, and was buried Wellwood Cemetery, Mexico, NY.

He married secondly, 11 Jan 1853, Laura Lucinda Shumway, daughter of Amasa and Hannah (Chandler) Shumway. She was born 6 May 1818, Whitingham, VT, died 19 Feb 1861, Mexico, NY, aged 42 years, and was buried Wellwood Cemetery, Mexico, NY. She was granddaughter of Moses and Anna6 (Whitney) Chandler, and great-granddaughter of Joseph5 and Hannah (Chandler) Whitney.

Children of Joshua and Ermina7 (Whitney) Whitney:

i. Adelbert Whitney, b. ca. 1847, NY; d. after 1860.
ii. Morris P. Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1851, NY; d. 5 Jan 1864, Mexico, NY, aged 12 years 10 months 26 days; bur. Wellwood Cemetery, Mexico, NY.

Children of Joshua and Laura Lucinda (Shumway) Whitney, if any, unknown. There were none living in the family in 1860.


Identification of his parents rests on the facts that the families were both buried in Wellwood Cemetery, and there was a son of this age in the parents' family.


1818 1851 Joshua Whitney 47 M - $1000 Vt. Ermina Whitney 41 F - N.Y. Adelbert 3 M - [N.Y.]

229 234 Joshua Whitney 54 M - Farmer $1500 $150 Vermont Lucinda 40 F - " Adelbert 13 M - New York Attended school Morris P. 9 M - " Attended school Hannah Shumway 65 F - New York

  • 1870, son Adelbert not found.
  • 1880, son Adelbert not found.

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