Gazlay Family History

FamilyGeorge Carpenter Whitney



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Record Created: 27 March 2016; Last Edited: 17 December 2016 
NameGeorge Carpenter Whitney
Born 15 September 1829 in Albany, Albany County, New York1, 2
Married 1 July 1859 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York to Caroline A. Forman1
Divorced 23 November 1872 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York from Caroline A. Forman3


George was a silversmith and dealer in pictures and frames in Brooklyn, New York.1


Spouse 1FamilyCaroline A. Forman (daughter of Benoni Bradner Forman and Margaret Gaisley)
Born ca. 1842 in Albany County, New York
Married 1 July 1859 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York to George Carpenter Whitney
Children of George Carpenter Whitney and Caroline A. Forman:
+1.FamilyWillard Forman Whitney
Born 12 December 1861 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Married ca. 1886 to Ida A. Phelps


  1. The Whitney Family of Connecticut, and its affiliations, Being and Attempt to Trace the Descendants, as well in the Female as in the Male Lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878, Volumes I and II. By Stephen Whitney Phoenix. New York: Privately Printed, 1878. Pages 427, 1072, entries for George Carpenter Whitney married to Carolyn Forman, and their son Willard.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, King County, Brooklyn, Page 110, family of Wenoni [sic] Forman (87, New York, silversmith); wife Margaret Forman (57, New York); Mary Forman (33, New York, tailoress); Caroline [sic, probably is actually Cornelia] Forman (22, New York, tailoress). Living next door is their married daughter Caroline and her family: George Whitney (32, New York, silversmith); Caroline Whitney (28, New York, tailoress); Willard Whitney (7, New York); Ida O Mearah (12, New York).
  3. Divorce, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, 5 July 1873, Carolyn A. Whitney agst. George C. Whitney - Decree of divorce granted November 23, 1872.