Son of Ezra Whitney and Sally Hooker, of Vermont and Burns, Allegany, NY. Husband of Esther. They had a large family - some buried at Canaseraga Cemetery, Burns, Allegany, New York.
1870 mortality census for Princeton, Mille Lacs, MN, shows that Esau Whitney died in the previous year, in the month of August. He was listed as age 70 or 72, b. VT, and a Millwright, which was his occupation in Burns, NY.
A badly worn tombstone at Oak Knoll Cemetery, in Princeton, Mille Lacs, MN, appears to be his. The first name is mostly unreadable, but looks like somthing like "..e-an" Whitney, according to the photographer, Judy Howard. The death date appears to be "Aug. 1, 1869, 73 yrs." The tombstone is near Esau J. Whitney, [Jr.]
[After cleaning off the tombstone, Judy Howard's daughter, Wendy, is quite certain that the spelling of the first name looks like Evan - but could possibly be Esau. C.S.]
[CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS, WELCOME!]
Of Esau Sr's father, Ezra Whitney:
He died 8 May 1842 in Burns, Allegany Co, New York. In 1817, he moved with his large family from Vermont to Canaseraga, New York. This village was actually once called "Whitney's Valley" in his honor. He served in the Revolution.
[per Tim Doyle]
Ezra Whitney (1760 - 1842)
Esther Whitney (1796 - 1850)
Melind Whitney Sanford (____ - 1878)*
Esau J. Whitney (1829 - 1865)*
Elvira Whitney Pinkham (1832 - 1906)*
Benjamin F. Whitney (1835 - 1897)*
Horace Whitney (1788 - 1869)*
Erastus Whitney (1790 - 1862)*
Esau J. Whitney (1796 - 1869)
Jacob Whitney (1796 - ____)*
Sceve Whitney (1799 - 1831)*
Andrew Whitney (1804 - 1856)*
Note: NO BURIAL RECORD OR TOMBSTONE FOUND at Canaseraga Cemetery where his wife was buried. A BADLY WORN STONE AT OAK KNOLL CEMETERY IN PRINCETON, MILLE LACS, MN, APPEARS TO BE HIS, BURIED NEAR HIS SON, ESAU JR.
Oak Knoll Cemetery
Mille Lacs County
Created by: C Stanley
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75001782