Family:Whitney, Rufus (1793-1863)

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Rufus7 Whitney (John6, Ephraim5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of John6 and Hannah (Bigelow) Whitney, was born 18 or 28 Aug 1793, Dover, VT,[1] and died 9 May 1863.

He married, 25 Dec 1826, Brandon, NY, Lois Miller. She was born 19 Mar 1790, and died 9 Mar 1865.

He was a farmer. He resided Bangor and Brandon, NY.

Children of Rufus7 and Lois (Miller) Whitney:

i. Hortentia8 Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1827; m. 19 Apr 1861, Samuel Wright, b. 28 Feb 1822; resided East Dickinson, NY, is a farmer. Children:
a. Mary Lois Wright, b. 20 Dec 1864, d. 10 Jan 1889, m. Mar 1883, George Doolittle.
b. Ema Louise Wright, b. 13 Dec 1866, m. 2 Jul 1885, Wells S. Bentley, resided West Bangor, NY.
ii. Mary Frances Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1830; m. 1 Jan 1852, James Spooner; resided W. Bangor, NY, b. 9 Sep 1819; d. 28 Jul 1892; was a farmer. Children:
a. Fred Whitney Spooner, b. 11 Mar 1855; d. 7 Dec 1872.
b. George Miller Spooner, b. 13 Dec 1859; d. 24 May 1873.
c. Betsey Frances Spooner, b. 8 Jan 1865; m. 2 May 1894, Charles S. Barnum; resided Danbury, CT.
d. Rufus Spooner, b. 18 Jan 1869; d. 19 Jan 1873.

Census

2421 2453 Rufus Whitney 58 M - Farmer $1000 Vt. Lois " 60 F - " Mary " 20 F - N.Y.

422 404 Rufus Whitney 67 M - Farmer $2500 $8000 Vermont Lowis Whitney 70 F - " " Hortensia " 30 F - " N.Y. Hiram Wright 21 M - Farm Laborer $200 N.Y.

References

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


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