Newel Kimball Whitney

5 February 1795–23 September 1850 (Age 55)
Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Newel Kimball

When Newel Kimball Whitney was born on 5 February 1795, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Whitney, was 20 and his mother, Susanna Kimball, was 25. He married Elizabeth Ann Smith about 1820, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848. He died on 23 September 1850, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Kimball-Whitney Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Newel Kimball Whitney
Elizabeth Ann Smith
Marriage: about 1820
Horace Kimball Whitney
Sarah Ann Whitney
Franklin Kimball Whitney
Moudalina Whitney
Mary Elizabeth Whitney
Orson Kimball Whitney
John Kimball Whitney
Joshua Kimball Whitney
Anna Maria Whitney
Don Carlos Whitney
Mary Jane Whitney
Elizabeth Ann Whitney
Newel Melchizedek Whitney
Jethro Houston Whitney

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1820Vermont, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 8
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 17
    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 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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    Story Highlight

    "Our Travels Beyond the Mississippi" By Helen Mar Kimball Whitney

    ___________________________________________ Appearing from 1 December 1883 to 15 November 1884, the articles in this chapter describe the difficult journey across Iowa to Winter Quarters. Helen Mar Wh …

    Sources (72)

    • Newell K Whitney in entry for Melvina Caroline Woods, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • N K Whitney, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
    • Newell K. Whitney, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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