Joannah Mc Lean

1816–Female
Benton, Benton, Yates, New York, United States

The Life of Joannah

When Joannah Mc Lean was born on 6 November 1816, in Benton, Benton, Yates, New York, United States, her father, George Edwin McLean, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Sebring, was 21. She married George Harmon Whitney on 7 January 1839, in Pulteney, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Waterford Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

George Harmon Whitney
1817–
Joannah Mc Lean
1816–
Marriage: 7 January 1839
Betsey Lincoln Whitney
1840–1859
Phebe Jane Whitney
1841–1862
Mary Ann Whitney Thompson
1843–1872
Charles Lewis Whitney
1846–1917
Eliza Lamphere Whitney
1847–1849
Sarah Adeline Whitney
1851–
William Lenox Whitney
1853–1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 January 1839
Pulteney, Steuben, New York, United States
children

(7)

    Betsey Lincoln Whitney

    Female1840–1859Female

    Phebe Jane Whitney

    Female1841–1862Female

    Mary Ann Whitney Thompson

    Female1843–1872Female

    Charles Lewis Whitney

    Male1846–1917Male

    Eliza Lamphere Whitney

    Male1847–1849Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1823

Age 7

"The Town of Benton was formed in 1803 from the Town of Jerusalem [in Ontario County] before the formation of Yates County. Originally called the ""Town of Vernon,"" the name was changed in 1808 to ""Snell"" to avoid confusion with another ""Vernon."" Finally, in 1810, the name was changed to ""Benton,"" after Levi Benton, thought to be the first settler in the town. In 1823, it became part of Yates County as it was formed,"
1863

Age 47

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish surnames formed with Gaelic mac ‘son of’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Joana Whitny in household of E H Whitny, "United States Census, 1860"

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