Family:Whitney, Sylvester (c1817-1905)

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Sylvester8 Whitney (Levi7, Levi6, Jonas5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Levi7 and Polly (Fish) Whitney, was born about 1817, VT, and died 28 May 1905, Woodstock, VT.

He married, 6 May 1843, Woodstock, VT, Betsey Rood.[1] She was born about 1794, NY or VT, and died between 1870 and 1880. She may be the Betty Rood, born 14 Oct 1793, Hartland, VT, daughter of Humphrey and Betty (Kiblinger) Rood.

He lived in Woodstock, VT.

He was not mentioned in father's probate in 1849.

Children of Sylvester8 and Betsey (Rood) Whitney, if any, unknown. Probably she was beyond menopause at the time of her marriage.


132 146 Sylvester Whitney 35 M - Farmer $1500 Vt. Betsy " 55 F - N.Y. Bennett Pratt 26 M - Farmer Vt.

801 814 Sylvester Whitney 43 M - Farmer $1100 $600 Vermont Betsey " 66 F - Wife New York Amos " 33 M - Farm Laborer Vermont Fatina Perry 45 F - Servant "

Amos is his younger brother.

233 233 Whitman, Sylvester 53 M W Farmer $3500 $2000 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Betsy 76 F W Keeps House Vermont Bryant, Nancy 68 F W Keeps House Vermont 234 Sherwin, Leonard 50 M W Farmer $400 Vermont Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth E. 22 F W House Keeper Vermont -----, Elwin P. 19 M W Works on Farm Vermont Attended school -----, Nina A. 16 F W Vermont Attended school -----, Frank N. 12 M W Works on Farm Vermont

This must be Sylvester and wife.

Edwin WHITNEY 49 Self M M W VT Farmer VT VT Marcia A. WHITNEY 47 Wife F M W VT Keeping House VT VT Sylvester WHITNEY 63 Bro M W W VT Farmer VT VT Lucy HEADLE 77 MotL F W W VT VT VT Forrest TAYLOR 18 SSon M S W VT VT VT Amos WHITNEY 53 Bro M S W VT VT VT

Sylvester is living with brothers Edwin and Amos.

170 170 Whitney, Sylvester Head W M Feb 1817 83 wid Vermont Massachusetts Vermont Owns free house -----, Marcia A. SiL W F Jan 1833 67 wid 4ch 4liv Vermont Vermont Vermont Taylor, Fred G. Neph W M May 1865 35 sgl Vermont Vermont Vermont Loom fiter woolen mill


  • Census records.

1.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

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