Family:Whitney, Leonard (1829-1886)

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Leonard7 Whitney (Stephen Merit6, Josiah5, Henry4, Josiah3, John2, Henry1), son of Stephen Merit6, was born 17 Jun 1829, Brooklyn, NY, was baptized 1 Oct 1830, Episcopal Church, Derby, CT, and died 23 Jul 1886, Washington, DC.

He married, 23 Oct 1863, Columbus, OH, Mary Eliza Doherty, daughter of Col. William and Eliza (McLene) Doherty. She was born 27 May 1833, Columbus, OH, and died 14 Feb 1883, Washington, DC.

Phoenix says the following:

". . . grad. at Kenyon College in 1849 . . . . They settled at Washington, D.C.; where he was, in 1872, cashier of the Western Union Telegraph Co., and, in 1874, local superintendent of the same company. He served as captain and assistant-quartermaster of U. S. Volunteers, in the war of 1861."

Children of Leonard7 and Mary Eliza (Doherty) Whitney:

i. James Doherty8 Whitney, b. 8 Sep 1869, Washington, DC; d. 27 Jul 1870, Washington, DC.
ii. Leonard Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1871, Washington, DC; d. 23 Jun 1871, Washington, DC.


409 410 Whitney, Leonard 41 M W Cashier W.U.Tel.Co. $11500 $1000 New York Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Mary 36 F W Keeping House Ohio Whitney, James D. 9/12 M W Dist. Columbia Born Sep

Leonard WHITNEY 50 Self M M W NY Telegraph Business CONN CONN Mary D. WHITNEY 45 Wife F M W OHIO Keeping House SC OHIO Elizabeth PARKER 40 Oth F M B VA Servant VA VA William PARKER 50 Oth M M B VA Servant VA VA Scott PARKER 12 Oth M S B DC Servant VA VA


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