Joannah Mc Lean

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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George Harmon Whitney
Joannah Mc Lean
Marriage: 7 January 1839
Betsey Lincoln Whitney
Phebe Jane Whitney
Mary Ann Whitney Thompson
Charles Lewis Whitney
Eliza Lamphere Whitney
Sarah Adeline Whitney
William Lenox Whitney

Spouse and Children

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


    Betsey Lincoln Whitney


    Phebe Jane Whitney


    Mary Ann Whitney Thompson


    Charles Lewis Whitney


    Eliza Lamphere Whitney


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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. 

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,"

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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