First Generation

1. Eben1 Whitney was born in Connecticut October 1837.

He married Sarah A unknown 1867. Sarah was born Illinois February 1838. In the 1900 census Hillsborough, Somerset, New Jersey page 248B, Eban (age 62) is recorded withhis wife Sarah (age 62) and daughter Bessie W (age 25). They have been married for 36 years and have had 1 child. Ebam os a farmer born in Connecticut.

Eben Whitney and Sarah A unknown had the following child:

child 2 i. Bessie Winifredt2 Whitney(5648) was born New York January 1875. Bessie died March 1, 1943 Flemington, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 68 years of age. She married Franklin Owen Godown in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, 1910. Franklin was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ July 16, 1870. Frank (age 1) is listed in the 1870 census with his family. Franklin(5649) was the son of Jacob C Godown and Caroline Louisa Chapman.

Franklin died March 1, 1943 Flemington, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 72 years of age. Frank took his own life shortly after taking his wife's. In a Flemington news article dated Tuesday March 2, 1953, states that the bodies had been dead since friday. Saturdays mail remained unopened. He was an antigue repairman and a cabnet maker and she was a private music instructor. She had formal music training from New York College of Music and gave piano lessons out of her home in Flemington.

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