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Rev William E. Whitney
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Birth: 1812
Penfield
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1883
Leslie
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

Died at 71 years. (info from Free Baptist Cyclopedia, pub. 1889).
His parents are possibly Samuel and Hannah (Carpenter) Whitney, both bn NY. (needs research to prove).
He married Mary Scott, bn NY, sometime before 1834.
He began his christian life in 1832, moved to Canada in 1834, commenced to preach in 1844, and was ordained a Free Will Baptist minister in 1846. He moved to Michigan in 1849, and worked with various churches there.

The 1850 Mich. Census gives their oldest daughter, Lucy, 16, bn NY; William, 14,bn Canada; Martha, 12, Canada; Ferdinand, 10 Canada, and Hanna, 3, bn Canada.

By 1860 Mich. Census, they added J.,10, dau, bn MI; *A(dele),6 bn MI, and G.A.(Georgianna) 3, bn MI.
*A. is Diantha Adele;

In 1880 census, Wm is 68, Mary 64, and a Grandson, Ortis Rundell, age 11.

Wm. E. served as a soldier in the Civil War in the
Mich. 12th Infantry, Co G, in the early part of the war, and re-enlisted in 1864. He lost a limb, but on his return resumed the work of the ministry and was a faithful servant of God.
(Censuses, Family Trees, and also Michigan roll of Civil War soldiers which lists him as bur. in this cemetery.)
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary E Scott Whitney (1815 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  Lucy Ann Whitney Knight (1833 - 1913)*
  William Whitney (1836 - 1920)*
  Diantha Adele Whitney Wisner (1854 - 1947)*
  Sarah Georgiana Whitney Hunter (1856 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Leslie
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary Lou Stefanko
Originally Created by: wvy
Record added: Nov 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61905730
Rev William E. Whitney
Added by: Tim Howery
 
Rev William E. Whitney
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Added by: D.J. Kopp
 
 
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Found my Great Grandfather and a Free Will Baptist Minister to boot! His daughter Diantha a Christian Science Practitioner. Mom told me her Grandmother was a Whitney and her oral history was correct.
- Mary Lou Stefanko
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014

- Randy Gladstone
 Added: Nov. 28, 2010
Union veteran.
- wvy
 Added: Nov. 20, 2010
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