Family:Whitney, Peter Berry (1804-a1875)
He married, 25 Dec 1825, Onondaga Hill, NY, Lenchy Helen Magdalen Wells, daughter of Caliph Haroun al Raschid and Polly (Van Buren) Wells. She was born 8 Mar 1811, Kinderhook, NY, and died 8 Jan 1854, Onondaga Hill, NY.
Phoenix says the following:
- "Peter Berry Whitney, b. at Beekman, N. Y., 2 Ap. 1804; a tailor; married, 25 Dec. 1825, at Onondaga Hill, N. Y., by Elder Gilbert, Baptist, to Lenchy Helen Magdalen Wells, dau. of Caliph Haroun al Raschid and Polly (Van Buren) Wells, of Onondaga Hill. She was born at Kinderhook, N. Y., 8 March 1811, and was just over fourteen years old at marriage. They settled at Onondaga Hill, where she died, 8 Jan. 1854. and was buried. He removed to Syracuse, N. Y., in the summer of 1855; and to Michigan in 1872, dwelling at St. John's and Big Rapids till 20 May 1875; and then returned to Syracuse, where he was living, at 23 West Railroad Street, in June 1875."
Children of Peter Berry6 and () Whitney:
i. Elias Isaac7 Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1828, Onondaga Hill, NY; m. Elizabeth Odekirk. ii. Martha Ann Whitney, b. 1830, Onondaga Hill, NY; m. John Henderson. iii. John Wiley Whitney, b. 1832, Onondaga Hill, NY; a blacksmith; resided Chicago, IL, in Jun 1875. iv. Helen Mar Whitney, b. 2 Feb 1835, Onondaga Hill, NY; m. Daniel Buck. v. Mary Whitney, b. about 1837, Onondaga Hill, NY; d. about Jun 1843, Onondaga Hill, NY, aged about 6 years, of scarlet fever. vi. Eliza Whitney, b. about 1841, Onondaga Hill, NY; d. about Jun 1843, Onondaga Hill, NY, aged 18 months, of scarlet fever, 5 days after her sister Mary. vii. Al Whitney, b. about 1844, Onondaga Hill, NY; d. Onondaga Hill, NY, aged 13 months. viii. Grace Whitney, b. about 1846, Onondaga Hill, NY; d. Onondaga Hill, NY, aged 18 months, of scarlet fever. ix. Winifred Frances Whitney, b. 10 May 1848, Onondaga Hill, NY; m. Charles Adrian Valk Boardman. x. Pierce King Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1853, Onondaga Hill, NY; a farmer; resided Berlin, MI, Jul 1875; unmarried.
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 327 and pp. 867-869.