Joseph B. Whiteley, Benjamin Whiteley

In 1850 Erie County, New York, Thomas "Wightley" is 40, Ann 34, Joseph 11, Elizabeth 9, Mary 4, and Harriet 2.

In 1860 Cattaraugus County, New York, Thomas Whiteley is 45, Anne 44, with Joseph 21, Elizabeth 20, Mary 15, Hannah 11, Thomas 7, and Martha 5.

J.B. Whitely married Phebe Doane Dec 19, 1882 in Buena Vista County

Joseph Benjamin Whitely, 44, born in Yeaton, Yorkshire,  married Phoebe Ann Palmer Dec 19, 1882 in Buena Vista County, Iowa.  His parents were Thomas Whitely and Ann Robertson.  Phoebe was born about 1839 in Wolford Township, Fransland C., Canada to Henry Palmer and Catharine Howee.

In 1885 Buena Vista County, Iowa, Joseph Whitely is 45, Phabey A. 44, Emma 18, Jonathan 17, Thomassen 75, Ann 73, and Martha 28.

On the same page is Thomas Whitely 31, with Glycerine, 24.  They have Josephine 7, Frank 5, Thomas 4, and William 2.  Abilene Kansas cemetery records say Thomas was born 1853 in Salamanco, New York, son of Thomas Whiteley, So he's Joseph's brother.

1889 Fleming items "A donation party was held recently at Rev. Whiteley's and one at Rev. Maxon's."

1890 "MARRIED - At the residence of Mr. J.B. Whiteley, west of Sterling, July 22, 1890, Rev. P.L. Santon officiating, Mr. Wm. E. Stonebarger and Miss Annie J. Baldwin, both of Chenoa, Logan County.  The ADVOCATE joins with their hosts of friends in wishing them a safe and happy voyage throught life and may their only troubles be 'little ones' - say one a year."


In 1898 "Tim Kinney of Rock Springs, Wyo., has just leased land near Ben Whiteley's ranch and will build feeding pens to accommodate 15,000 head of sheep this winter.  Parties having alfalfa for sale are requested to see Mr. Whiteley at once as he is authorized to buy."

Joseph cash-claimed   a quarter in 28, 7N 48W in 1891. 

One tree said he was Joseph Benjamin Whitely, born May 1837 in Yorkshire to Thomas Whiteley, and Ann Whiteley., and that in 1885 Thomas and Ann were living in Buena Vista County, Iowa with son Joseph and Phebey.

1900 "The Schneider garden has supplied Sterling with vegetables for several years and J.B. Whiteley has opened up another one equally as good."

Joseph B. Whiteley proved up 160 acres in 34 and 35, 7N 53W in 1901.

John B. Whiteley cash-claimed a quarter in 1, 5N 50W in 1891 - that's in Washington County, but only a few miles from the Logan County claims.

October 1896 Be it known that I, BEN WHITELEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sterling, in the county of Logan and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hair-Pins and Button-Hooks; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in hair-pins, and it has for its objects, among others, to provide a simple and cheap construction of hair-pin, embodying likewise a button-hook or glove-buttoner. It is designed, primarily, for use just prior to election times as a holder, by means of which a photograph of a favorite candidate or the emblem of a political party can be displayed. The shank portion is formed of a single piece of wire bent into the required form, and is mounted for movement in guides on the back of the emblem or photograph, and is adapted for use either as a pin or a button-hook, means being provided for limiting the movement of the pin in both directions

From Fern Whiteley:

Robert b. 15 Dec. 1825, d. 2 Jan 1887, Stainland, Yorks. wife, Mary Ann Sykes,, d. 19 Oct 1878, Stainland, Yorks.

Children of Robert & Mary Ann:
1. John Gledhill, b. ca. 1848 d. 2 Jan. 1926 Stainland, Yorks. wife, Hannah (??) b. ca. 1950, d. 30 Nov. 1922, Stainland, Yorks. 8 children ( We have their names)

2. Rebecca Ann, b. 1850, Stainland, Yorks. d.Sept. 1935 Stainland. husband, Reuben Calvert Shaw, b. 1849. d. 1919, Stainland, Yorks. 3 Children Arthur Robert, Joshua Herbert, Edgar Ewart.

3. Benjamin b.15 Mar 1852 Stainland, Yorks. d. 15 Sep 1928, Sterling, Colorado, USA. wife, Rebecca Ann Akroyd, b.7 Apr 1852, Stainland, Yorks. d. 3 Jul 1933, Sterling, Colorado, USA. 7 children (youngest Joe was the father of my husband Ralph)

4. Albert, b. July 1869. Stainland, Yorks. d. Jan. 1949, Denver, Colorado, USA. wife, Mary M. Hoffman, b. Jul 1874, Virginia, USA. d. Aug. 1958. 2 sons. Robert Clayton and George Edgar.

Benjamin & Albert came to Colorado, USA ca. 1888.



They might be - or related to - the "Benjamin" Whitely in 1900 Sterling, a mason, married 27 years to Rebecca, both born March 1852 in England.  Thomas July 1874, Benjamin H. July 1881, Eleanor Oct 1885, and Joe V. Dec 1890 were all born England.

In 1900 Logan County, Joseph B. Whiteley, born May 1837 in England, has been married 15 years to Phoebe A. Oct 1837 Canada.  She's had five children, two living, and with them are David (Baldwin) Whiteley, adopted son born Jan 1880 in Illinois, and adopted daughter Lulu Sept 1888 Colorado.

(David E. Baldwin Sr. was born in Chenoa, IL. He grew up near Sterling, Colorado and he lived with a family called Whitely until adulthood. He was married as a young adult and they divorced, he had two daughters, Edith & Virginia, and a son, that died in infancy from this union. His first wife moved to California with the two daughters. He then married Laura Mae Hardman in April of 1925 in IL.)

Thomas A. Whiteley married Mabel Edna Woolman August 21, 1901, recorded in Logan County.
Thomas proved up a quarter in 6 and 7, 8N 51W in 1911. 

"Benjiman" Herbert Whiteley married Verale Maud Wilson Jun 17, 1906, recorded in Logan County.  Then May 21, 1910 Benjiman H. Whiteley married Verah M. Whiteley, also recorded in Logan County.

In 1910 Sterling Benjamin is a stone mason, Rebecca has no occupation, Benjamin H., divorced, is a house over, Eleanor  no occupation, Joe V. is a wagon driver, and grandson Herbert is nine months old.

Joe Victor Whiteley registered in Sterling, saying he was born Dec 13, 1890 in Sterling, so that conflicts with the 1900 census.

In 1920 Sterling Joe V. is married to Alice M. 26, with Ralph V. 3 and Edna May, 2.  In 1930 Joe and Alice ar in Butte County, California, with Ralph, Edna Mae, and William E. 8.

Eleanor Whiteley married James Rush July 24, 1910, recorded in Denver County.

Thomas Akroyd Whiteley born July 14, 1874 in Halifax, England, died Jun 14, 1916 in Sterling, and is buried there.

Benjamin Herbert Whiteley died Feb 24, 1921 in Denver, and is also buried in Sterling.

  Benjamin Whiteley died Sep 25, 1928, and Rebecca Ann (Akroyd) Whiteley in 1933 - both buried in Sterling Riverside.

Eleanor Frances Whiteley Whittlesey Born in England, came to the U.S. as a small child and was reared in Sterling Colorado. Mother of a son Robert and a daughter Eleanor. Worked for years at the State Capitol Building until her retirement. Interred with her husband Richard F Whittlesey in the Fairmount Mausoleum. Died Jun 10, 1975 in Benton County, Washington.

Joe Victor Whiteley, born Dec 13, 1890 in Colorado, died July 20, 1979 in Butte County, California.