David Whitney

26 October 1813–22 September 1845 (Age 31)
Yorktown, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of David

When David Whitney was born on 26 October 1813, in Yorktown, Westchester, New York, United States, his father, Amos Whitney, was 44 and his mother, Rosetta Lewis, was 34. He married Caroline Haight on 11 November 1841. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 22 September 1845, at the age of 31.

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David Whitney
Caroline Haight
Marriage: 11 November 1841
David Whitney
PHEBE Haight Whitney

Spouse and Children


    Caroline Haight


11 November 1841


    David Whitney


    PHEBE Haight Whitney


Parents and Siblings

    Amos Whitney





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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

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.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 12

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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