William Whitney

1846– (Age NaN)
Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life of William

When William Whitney was born in 1846, in Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Jotham Whitney, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Lucy Smith, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Jotham Whitney
1797–1872
Sarah Lucy Smith
1807–1850
Levi Whitney
1837–1876
Frances Whitney
1840–
Leonard Jotham Whitney
1842–1921
Lucy Whitney
1843–1870
Alonzo C Whitney
1845–1862
William Whitney
1846–
Susan Smith Whitney
1848–1923

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 18

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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