Monday, April 13, 2015

Eleanor Whitehead (1825 - 1880)

Eleanor Whitehead, my third-great-grandmother, was born about 1825 in Redding, Connecticut to Beach and Sally (Jennings) Whitehead.  She married John Partrick in Redding on July 3, 1843.  John and Eleanor were living in Redding in 1850 according to the 1850 US census but had moved to Wilton by the time John died in 1860.

When her husband died Eleanor was left with seven children, four girls and three boys, who ranged in age from two to sixteen.  In 1870, Eleanor was living in Danbury, Connecticut with two of her children, Lucinda (Fanny) and Charles.  Fanny was working at a hat factory.  Eleanor's son William was working as a farm hand in Redding and her daughter Georgianna was working as a domestic in Redding.  I haven't located her other three children, Mary, James and Sarah, in the census after 1860.

Eleanor Whitehead Partrick died in January, 1880 of consumption in Redding, Connecticut.  I continue to look for where she and her husband are buried.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

John Partrick (1822 - 1860)

John Partrick, my great-great-great-grandfather was born about 1822 in Wilton, Connecticut to Silas and Clarissa (Bates) Partrick. He was married to Eleanor Whitehead on July 3, 1843 in Redding, Connecticut by James Batterson, Deacon, Methodist Episcopal Church.

John is listed as a shoemaker in the 1850 US census, living in Redding with his wife, Elanor (sic), and his children, Jane E., William, and James A.   When he died in Wilton, Connecticut in 1860 at the age of 38 he left Eleanor with seven children, ages 2 through 16.  Their daughter, Georgianna is my great-great-grandmother.

Children of John Partrick and Eleanor Whitehead:


  • Mary (Jane) Partrick, b. ca 1843 Connecticut
  • William K. Partrick, b. February 1847, Connecticut
  • James Alonzo Partrick, b. ca 1849, Connecticut
  • Lucinda (Fanny) Partrick, b. ca 1851
  • Charles Partrick, b. ca 1854, Connecticut
  • Georgianna (Anna) Partrick, b. February 1857, Wilton, Connecticut; m. (1) Edwin Lafayette Beers, m. (2) 1890, Horace O. Banks; d. 1927
  • Sarah P. Partrick, b. ca 1858, Connecticut