Family:Whitney, Lewis (1789-1873)

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Lewis6 Whitney (Josiah5, Jeremiah4, Nathan3, John2, Henry1), son of Josiah5 and Esther (Weeks) Whitney, was born 27 Feb 1789, Yorktown, NY, and died 17 Sep 1873, Burford, Brant Co., ON, aged 74. He was buried in the Baptist Cemetery, Scotland, ON.

He married 1816, Grimsby, ON, Sarah Kitchen, daughter of William and Alice Maria (Been) Kitchen. She was born 24 Mar 1795, Grimsby, ON, or NY, and died 31 Mar 1882, Oakland, Brant Co., ON.

Phoenix says the following:

"Lewis Whitney, b. in Yorktown, N. Y., 27 Feb. 1789; lived with his father's cousin, Seth Whitney, in Yorktown, from 1801 till 1805, when he went to Dutchess Co., N. Y., to learn the carpenter and joiner trade; removed to Canada in 1815, and settled in Grimsby, "where he is remembered for his general uprightness of character and punctual attendance to business;" married at Grimsby, in 1816, Sarah Kitchen, of that place, who was born there, 24 March 1795, dau. of William and Alice Maria (Been) Kitchen; moved, in 1837, to Scotland, C. W., where he dwelt the rest of his life, and followed the business of cabinet-making. He died in Scotland, 17 Sept. 1873, in his 85th year, and was buried in the Baptist Cemetery in that village.
An obituary notice of him says: 'Mr. Whitney was of a highly moral turn of mind, and his life has been very exemplary. He had a highly social temperament, and his extensive reading, close observation, and accurate memory, rendered his company very desirable. Politically, he was a reformer, and in the great questions affecting the progress of this young country, he took a deep interest, and bore an active part. In the year 1845, he made a public profession of religion, and was baptized by the Revd. Mr. Porter, into the fellowship of the Scotland R. B. Church, of which he continued an honoured and useful member. His piety was deep and earnest, showing itself in his every-day life, as well as in his words. His last illness was short, but very severe. It was borne with great patience and resignation. His funeral was largely attended by all classes of the community. The Revd. Mr. Hay, of the Congregational Church, opened the service; the sermon was preached by his pastor, the Revd. Mr. Griffin; and his remains were deposited in the grave, in sure and certain hope of a blissful resurrection.'"

Children of Lewis6 and Sarah (Kitchen) Whitney:

i. Maria Louisa7 Whitney, b. 11 Jun 1817, Grimsby, ON; m. George Washington Bungay.
ii. Martha Eliza Whitney, b. 13 Jan 1819, Grimsby, ON; m. Nelson Arnold Tiffany.
iii. Ellen Stewart Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1820, Grimsby, ON; m. Paul Moore.
iv. William Alexander Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1822, Grimsby, ON; m. Emily Malcolm.
v. Sarah Esther Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1825, Grimsby, ON; m. John Paul Smith.
vi. Bartley Stewart Whitney, b. 8 Mar 1827, Grimsby, ON; m. Dinah Switzer.
vii. Lewis Whitney, b. 26 Jul 1829, Grimsby, ON; d. 17 Aug 1830, Grimsby, ON.
viii. Edmund Whitney, b. 27 May 1831, Grimsby, ON; m. Frances Ann Mortimer.
ix. Charles Whitney, b. 1 Aug 1833, Grimsby, ON; d. 17 Aug 1834, Grimsby, ON.
x. Emma Whitney, b. 12 Sep 1835, Grimsby, ON; d. 17 Mar 1847, Scotland, ON; bur. Scotland, ON.
xi. Charles Whitney, b. 10 Sep 1838, Scotland, ON; m. Elizabeth Malcolm.


  • 1851, Townsend, Norfolk Co., Canada West (ON), Canada:

Lewis Whitney, 61, U.S. Sarah Whitney, 56, Canada Charles Whitney, 13, Canada

  • 1851, Townsend, Norfolk Co., Canada West (ON), Canada:

Lewis Whitney, --, --

  • 1861, Burford, Brant Co., ON, Canada:

Lewis Whitney, 71, U.S., Married, Baptist Sarah Whitney, 66, C.W., Married, Baptist Wm. Whitney, 7, C.W., Single, Baptist Charles Whitney, 22, C.W., Single, Baptist

  • 1871, Burford a, South Brant 15, ON, Canada:

116 118 Lewis Whitney, 82, U.S., married, English, Baptist Sarah Whitney, 76, U.S., married, English, Baptist

  • 1881, Brantford (City), Brant South Co., ON, Canada: Sarah Whitney, 86, ON, Widowed, Dutch, Baptist, in household of Paul Pallmore.


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