Henry Whitney

18 August 1791–25 March 1864 (Age 72)
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Whitney was born on 18 August 1791, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Whitney, was 27 and his mother, Ann Fox, was 27. He married Lucy Grumman on 14 March 1810, in Bedford, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sharon Township, Richland, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. He died on 25 March 1864, in Shelby, Sharon Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Shelby-Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Whitney
1791–1864
Lucy Grumman
1791–1840
Marriage: 14 March 1810
Henry Fitch Whitney
1810–1853
Charles E. Whitney
1812–1900
James Davis Whitney
1814–1886
George Whitney
1817–1878
William Whitney
1817–1895
Esther Mary Whitney
1819–1873
Hannah Whitney
1821–1893
Sarah Ann Whitney
1823–1874
Child Whitney
1824–1827
Jeremiah Whitney
1828–
John Whitney
1833–
Lucretia Whitney
1836–1911

Spouse and Children

    Male1791–1864Male

    Lucy Grumman

    Female1791–1840Female

MARRIAGE
14 March 1810
Bedford, Bedford, Westchester, New York, United States
children

(12)

    Male1810–1853Male

    Charles E. Whitney

    Male1812–1900Male

    James Davis Whitney

    Male1814–1886Male

    George Whitney

    Male1817–1878Male

    William Whitney

    Male1817–1895Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 11

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1812

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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Sources (3)

  • Henry Whitney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Whitney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Whitney, "United States Census, 1830"

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