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James WHITNEY
Hannah BRUCE
Husband:  James WHITNEY
Birth:  1790/1, MA
Death apparently:  1850-60, Brown Co., IL
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:
Wife:  Hannah BRUCE
Birth:  ca. 1794/5, Bolton, Worcester Co., MA
Death apparently:  1840-50, Jay, Essex Co., NY
Father:  Benjamin BRUCE
Mother:  Philadelphia WHEELER descendant of Resolved WHITE, Mayflower passenger
Children:
  1.  (Daughter A) WHITNEY, b. 1810-15
  2.  (Son A) WHITNEY, b. 1810-20

  3.  John Franklin WHITNEY, b. 1814/5, VT; m. Sarah NOKES (b. 1815/6, VT), d/o Jacob NOKES (1778-1844) & Mary FULLER (c1784-1857)
  4.  Jacob WHITNEY, b. 1818; not found in 1850
  5.  William T. WHITNEY, b. 23 Jun 1820, NY; 1850 census in Jay, Essex Co., NY

  6.  (Son B) WHITNEY, b. 1820-25
  7.  (Son C) WHITNEY, b. 1820-25
  8.  (Son D) WHITNEY, b. 1825-30
  9.  (Daughter B) WHITNEY, b. 1825-30
10.  (Daughter C) WHITNEY, b. 1830-35
11.  (Daughter D) WHITNEY, b. 1835-40
12.  (Daughter E) WHITNEY, b. 1835-40

Known to have had these children:  William, Barney, John Franklin, Sheldon, Joseph, Hannah (m. GRAHAM), and Abigail.

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
William T. WHITNEY
Birth: 23 Jun 1820, New York
Father: James WHITNEY; Mother: Hannah BRUCE
Source: patron submission

2.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, as expected.  (There is only one James WHITNEY in VT, and he is too old to be our subject.)

3.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 4 indexed and grouped as being in Keene, but actually in Jay; list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 NY Essex Co. Jay Roll M33_69 p. 426 Ln. 6 Whitney James 400010-10100-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
4 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = William (b. 1820)
= Jacob (b. 1818)
= John (b. 1814/5)
= Son A
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = James (b. 1790/1)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter A
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Hannah (b. ca. 1794/5)
1 person engaged in agriculture

4.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 20; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 NY Essex Co. Jay Roll 114 p. 298 Ln. 5 James Whitney 132 001 - 100 101
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Son D
3 males 5-9 1820-1825 = Son C
= Son B
= William (b. 1820)
2 males 10-14 1815-1820 = Jacob (b. 1818)
= John (b. 1814/5)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = James (b. 1790/1)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter B
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Daughter A 
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Hannah (b. ca. 1794/5) 
Listed seven lines above Jonah BRUCE (æ 70-80).

5.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15-16 of 26; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NY Essex Co. Jay Roll 282 pp. 55B-56A Ln. 24 James Whitney 001 220 100 - 211 010 100 0600000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Son D
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = Son C
= Son B
2 males 20-29 1810-1820 = William (b. 1820)
= Jacob (b. 1818)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = James (b. 1790/1)
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Daughter E
= Daughter D
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Daughter C
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter B
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Daughter A
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Hannah (b. ca. 1794/5) 
6 persons employed in agriculture
Listed one line above Franklin WHITNEY (æ 20-30), who is one line above Sarah (NOKES) WHITNEY's father, Jacob NOKES (æ 50-60).

6a.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 16):  T1S.R4W, Brown Co., IL, Roll M432_98, p. 159A, 977/982, enumerated 27 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
James Whitney 59 M   Farmer   Mass
Solomon  8 M       NY
Aaron Inman 13 M       Ohio
Hannah was to old to have been Solomon's mother, unless we're wrong about her age (in which case, she's too young to be the mother of the eldest children).  Listed next to our subject's son, John F. WHITNEY (æ 35, b. VT), his wife, Sarah [nee NOKES] (æ 34, b. VT), and their four children. 

6b.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William WHITNEY (æ 30, b. NY) and his family are living in Jay, Essex Co., NY (p. 213A), listed next to Nymphus BRUCE, who is William's first cousin (son of Hannah's brother, Jonah); William's is the only WHITNEY family in Jay.

7.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

8.  Messages posted to the Whitney Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

9.  Archives of the WHITNEY-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

11.  Email from Bertha Emmett, who supplied (among other things) this list of chldren:  William, Barney, John Franklin, Sheldon, Joseph, Hannah (m. GRAHAM), and Abigail.

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