Edmund WHITNEY 2
Spelling of surname changed from WITNEY to WHITNEY sometime after arrival in United States.
Noted events in his life were:
• Baptism, 30 August 1818, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England. 3
Edmund married Frances HOPE, daughter of William HOPE and Ann BAYLES, on 26 October 1840 in Bowdon, Cheshire, England.1 (Frances HOPE was born on 27 March 1822 in Stockport, England,5 died on 15 July 1877 in , Harrison Co., Iowa 4 6 and was buried in 1877 in Soldier Valley Cemetery, Jackson Twsp., Harrison Co., Iowa 7.)
Edmund and Frances were married in the parish church in the Parish of Bowdon in the County of Chester on October 26, 1840. His surname on the marriage certificate is shown as Witney, their age as "full age", his occupation as Labourer, their residence at time of marriage as Altrincham. His father is shown as Edmund Witney, occupation Labourer. Her father is shown as William Hope, occupation Labourer. They signed their names by making their mark, x.
1 Marriage Certificate - Edmund Witney (6012513, Repository: Altrincham, England). Certified copy of a register of Marriages in the Registration District of Altrincham dated October 30, 1996. Vol. 19, page 4, 4th quarter 1840
2 Federal Census - 1850, Bloomfield Township, Essex County, New Jersey, page 173. Occupation: Engineer.
3 Birth & Baptism Registers, Chinnor Baptisms (Witney) - Taken from a copy of a transcript of the original registers in the library of the Society of Genealogists, London, England.
4 Harrison County (Iowa) History 1891, Page 908. in biography for Isaac Whitney.
5 Ronald W. Whitney, Formula 8870 (Birth date extrapolated from date of death and age in years, months and days at death , , Repository: http://www.rootsweb.com/~hcpd/formula.htm). Warning, this calculation depends on the accuracy of the original method used to establish age at time of death.
6 Veterans Records - Oliver Whitney, Sworn Statement. Indicates that his mother died in 1877. Copies of documents from the National Archives.
7 Cemetery Inscriptions List, Volume I, Book VI, Page 63, Jackson & Little Sioux Township Cemeteries. Harrison County, Iowa Cemetery Records published by Harrison County Genealogical Society. "Sect. 2 row 16, NIGHTINGALE, Frances w/o TA d. July 15 1877 55y3m18d.