William E Whelan1

#23263, (circa 1802 - April 1851)
Father*____ Whelan2 (s 1775 - )
Mother*____ _____2 (s 1775 - )


Georgeann Cany b. c 1810, d. b 1850
Children 1.Mary Eugenia Whelan5 (1833 - )
 2.Henry Courtlandt Whelan5 (c 1835 - 1864)
Birth*circa 1802He was born circa 1802 at PennsylvaniaG.1 
Marriage*circa 1831He married Georgeann Cany, daughter of Charles Cany and Mary C _____, circa 1831.2 
16 October 1836He left a will on 16 October 1836 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.3 
1840He and Georgeann Cany appeared on the census of 1840 at Dock Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.4 
4 September 1850He appeared on the census of 4 September 1850 at Dock Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1 
Death*April 1851He died in April 1851.3 
Probate*25 April 1851His estate was probated on 25 April 1851 at Pennsylvania.3 


  1. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. William E (48), b. A, merchant.
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [S1666] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, index and images, online Ancestry.com, Philadelphia, Will File 113, Book 26, p. 347, estate of William E Whelan. Will dated Philadelphia, 16 Oct 1836. William E Whelan, merchant of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "anxious for the welfare of my dear children," requests brother John G Whelan and friend John Hazeltine to act as executors; names minor children Mary Eugenia Whelan and Henry Courtland [sic] Whelan, benefits to be evenly divided; property to be invested and each to receive support for living and education; then, at age twenty-one, Mary Eugenia to receive the interest on one half of the property, and Henry, at the same age, also to receive one half interest; Henry, at age twenty four, to receive the principal of his proportion of the property. In the event of the death of either Mary Eugenia (before age twenty one) or Henry (before the age of twenty four), the survivor to recive the deceased's share; in the event of the death of both before these ages, the interest is to be divided between the children of brother George L Eyre and the children of brother John G Whelan.
    Administration to John G Whelan, 25 Apr 1851; attestation to authenticity of signature by Frederick H French and Joseph E Smaltz, 25 Apr 1851.
  4. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. William (40-49); F (20-29) [Georgeann]; m (<5) [Henry Courtlandt]; f (5-9) [Mary Eugenia]. [Indexed in FamilySearch.org as South Mulberry Ward but sheet is originally marked Dock Ward]
  5. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.