Laura Whitney

Female13 November 1798–11 October 1880

Brief Life History of Laura

When Laura Whitney was born on 13 November 1798, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Enos Whitney, was 37 and her mother, Eunice Avery, was 38. She married Leonard Tiffany on 22 February 1819, in Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Susquehanna Depot, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 October 1880, in Gibson, Gibson Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Gibson, Gibson Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Tiffany
Laura Whitney
Marriage: 22 February 1819
Laura Ann Tiffany
Son Tiffany
Eunice Avery Tiffany
William Franklin Tiffany
Catharine Maria Tiffany
George Leonard Tiffany
Charles Gardener Tiffany

Sources (4)

  • Laura A. Tiffany in household of George L. Tiffany, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura Whitney Tiffany, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Laura Tiffany in household of G L Tiffany, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1819Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1802 · Brass is Discovered

    Age 4

    "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."

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 22

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Whitney 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’. The name may also derive from Whitney (now Whitney Wood) in Stevenage (Hertfordshire), probably named from Old English hwītan ‘white’ + (ge)hæge ‘enclosure’.

    History: John Whitney came from London, England, to Watertown, MA, in 1635, and had numerous prominent descendents.

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

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