Family:Whitney, Roswell (c1791-1873)

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Roswell7 Whitney (Ebenezer6, Ephraim5, Zachariah4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1), son of Ebenezer6 and Elizabeth (Eaton) Whitney, was born about 1791, VT, and died 17 Feb 1873, Harford, PA.

He married Sarah Squires, daughter of Stephen and Margaret (Magee) Squires. She was born 25 Jun 1794, Nicholson, Luzerne (now Wyoming Co.), PA, and died 25 Jun 1877.

Both are buried in Wilmarth Burial Grounds, Kingsley, PA.

Roswell Whitney . . . lived for a time on that part of the land bought by his father which was afterward sold to Bristol Budd Sampson, and near where Mark Underwood now lives. He afterward removed to the Thos. Robinson place in Lathrop, and afterward went back to this Perkins place, and still later took up his residence in Harford. He married Sally Squier. Their children were Permelia (Mrs. Nelson Tiffany and afterward Mrs. Joseph Hawley), Harvey, George, Polly (Mrs. Gorton), and Martin. Mrs. Hawley remembers going to school from the Robinson place to Mack's Corners when only 4 years old, in 1820. She went with older children after reaching Ephraim Tewksbury's, thence by Ebenezer Jayne's, Mr. Merrill's and Deacon Jackson's.

Children of Roswell7 and Sarah (Squires) Whitney (possibly incomplete):

i. Permelia Emeline8 Whitney, b. ca. 1817, PA; d. 18 Mar 1897, Brooklyn, PA; m.(1) 15 Sep 1836, Brooklyn, PA, Nelson Tiffany; m.(2) Joseph W. Hawley.
ii. Harvey M. Whitney, b. ca. 1820, PA; m. Polly Felton.
iii. George S. Whitney, b. ca. 1822, PA; d. 2 Sep 1893, Brooklyn, PA, aged 71 years; m. Cornelia A. Russel, d. 1853, aged 29 years, Brooklyn, PA; m.(2) before 1860, Rhoda M. Tewksbury, d. 1903, aged 78.
iv. Polly Ann Whitney, b. ca. 1819-1824; m. 5 Nov 1845, PA, James Aldridge Gorton, of Canton, PA.
v. Martin Charles Whitney, b. Jun 1836, PA; d. 1911; m. 6 Dec 1858, Harford, PA, Mary Eliza Richardson.


62 66 Roswell Whitney 59 M - Farmer $2500 Vermont Sally " 56 F - Do Martin V. " 14 M - Penn. Attended school

587 575 Roswell Whitney 69 M - Farmer $1300 $3000 Vermont Sally " 66 F - " 576 Martin Whitney 24 M - Farmer $100 Penn. Hannah W. " 18 F - "

208 220 Whitney, Roswell 79 M W Farmer $2200 $100 Vermont -----, Sally 76 F W Keeping House "


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