Bernice Lucy Whitney

13 June 1819–25 April 1895 (Age 75)
Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Bernice Lucy

When Bernice Lucy Whitney was born on 13 June 1819, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Russel Whitney, was 27 and her mother, Mary Polly Lamb, was 30. She married Ensign Egelston in 1842. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Honesdale, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 25 April 1895, in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Ensign Egelston
Bernice Lucy Whitney
Marriage: 1842
Mary Lamb Egleston
Clariana Elizabeth Eggleston
Charles E. Egelston
Corydon F Egelston
Russel Ensign Egleston
Ella Loueza Egleston
George Whitney Egelston

Spouse and Children



    Mary Lamb Egleston


    Clariana Elizabeth Eggleston


    Charles E. Egelston


    Corydon F Egelston


    Russel Ensign Egleston


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Russel Whitney





+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 15

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 27

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

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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  • Lucy R Egelston in household of Ensign Egelston, "United States Census, 1850"

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