Family:Whitney, Lysander S. (1826-1906)

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Lysander S.9 Whitney (Benjamin8, John7, Abner6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Benjamin8 and Mehitabel (Whitcomb) Whitney, was born 31 Oct 1826, Fitchburg, MA,[1] and died 3 May 1906, Chester, VT, aged 79 years 6 months 3 days. He is buried in Pleasant View Cemtery, Ludlow, VT.

He married, 13 Mar 1853, Ludlow, VT, Lydia Ann Burnap, daughter of Edward and Anna (Daby) Burnap. She was born 9 May 1828, Ludlow, VT, or Warwick, MA, and died 22 Jan 1890, Chester, VT, aged 61 years 8 months 13 days, of influenza. She is buried in Pleasant View Cemtery, Ludlow, VT.

He served in Co. C, 16th Vermont Volunteers, in the Civil War.

Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, Vermont -- An American flag is chiseled on stone and it reads:

Lysander Whitney | Died | May 3, 1906 | AE. 79 yrs. 6 ms 3 ds | CO. C 16 VT VOLS | There the wicked cease from troubling and the | weary are at rest.

Lysander was a painter by profession.

In Fitchburg Old Town Records, Lysander was listed as a member of the Town Militia on May 1848 (age 22). He was a volunteer in the Green Mountain Boys during the Civil War and received $100 pension for his 9 months enlistment. His company fought in the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 2 & 3, 1863) as well as two other battles.

Children of Lysander S.9 and Lydia Ann (Burnap) Whitney:

i. Ervin Lysander10 Whitney, b. 18 Jun 1854, Ludlow, VT; m. Angie Sophia Bagg.
ii. Elwin B. Whitney, b. 14 Jul 1856, Ludlow, VT;[2] m. Ella M. Warner/Warren.
iii. Edwin or Edward H. Whitney, b. 21 Sep 1858, Ludlow, VT;[3] d. 4 May 1880, Ludlow, VT, aged 21 years 7 months 21 days of inflamation of the bowels.[4] He is buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT.
iv. Minnie Ann Mehitable Whitney, "Mina M." b. 30 Jan 1862, Ludlow or Chester, VT;[5] d. 4 Apr 1958, Athol, MA; m. 14 Oct 1884, Winchendon, MA [also recorded Warwick, MA], Florry Edgar Brown or Harry E. Brown, b. ca. 1856, Warwick, MA, son of Israel C. and Zorado (-----) Brown.[6] She is buried in Orange, MA.
v. Elmer Derby Whitney, b. 9 Jun 1864, Ludlow, VT;[7] m. Grace Idelle Harding.


49 52 William C. Elleck 39 M - Harness Maker $100 Boston, Mass. Mary E. Elleck 27 F - Cavandish, Vt. E. W. Delavan Elleck 6 M - Fitchburg, Mass. Eli A. Ellick 4 M - " " Lysander Whitney 24 M - " "

525 492 Leander Whitney 33 M - Pointer $200 N. H. Lyan " 29 F - Vt. Arvin " 6 M - " Attended school Elwin 4 M - " Edwin 2 M - "

This was Lysander, not Leander.

U.S. Census, Worcester County, Fitchburg, page 242: 1594 2064 Whitney, Lysander 43 M W Painter Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Lydia A. 42 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, Edward D. 12 M W At Home Vermont -----, Minnie A. 8 F W At School Vermont Attended school -----, Elmer 6 M W At School Vermont Attended school

1644 2118 Farnsworth, Thomas 46 M W Farmer Mass. Male citizen overr 21 -----, Loenza B. 43 F W Keeping House Mass. Whitney, Elwin 14 M W Farm Laborer Vermont

1846 2345 Houghton, Josiah 65 M W Gardner $3750 $615 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Catharine W. 62 F W Keeping House Mass. Whitney, Erving 15 M W Farm Laborer Vermont

Lysonder WHITNEY 53 Self M M W MA Farmer MA MA Lydia WHITNEY 52 Wife F M W VT Keeping House MA MA Elwin WHITNEY 23 Son M M W VT Farm Laborer MA VT Elmer WHITNEY 16 Son M S W VT At Home MA VT Ella WHITNEY 29 DauL F M W VT Servant MA VT

<301 313 Tufts, Clara Ellen Head W F Oct 1854 45 sgl Vermont Vermont Vermont Farmer, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Mary Ann Moth W F Jan 1818 82 wid 10ch 8liv Vermont New Hampshire Vermont Whitney, Lysander Srvt W M Oct 1826 73 wid Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Withnell, Mae R. Srvt W F Jul 1883 16 sgl Canada Vermont Canada Housework, Immig. 1889


  • Census records.

1.^  "Lysander [Whitney], s. of Benjamin and Methable, [born] Oct. 31, 1826," according to Fitchburg Vital Records, vol. III, pp. 343-344.

2.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

4.^  1880 Mortality Schedule.

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 352, page 394, and volume 354, page 372.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

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