Family:Whitney, Abel (1811-1884)

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Abel7 Whitney (Levi6, Abel5, Naham4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Levi6 and Happy (Higgins) Whitney, was born 22 Mar 1811, Standish, ME,[1] and died 1884, Naples, ME.

Marriage intentions were filed 28 Mar 1835 and published 12 Apr 1835, Standish, ME, for him and Sarah Cole.[2] He married firstly, 19 Apr 1835, Standish, ME, Sarah Cole.[3] She was born 1811, and died 1853.

Marriage intentions were filed 11 Dec 1863, Standish, ME, for him and his second wife, Mrs. Mary Ann (Floyd) Leavitt of Gorham.[4] She was born about 1826. She had married firstly, 25 Dec 1856, Aaron Leavitt.

He resided in Standish, ME in the census of 1850, and in Naples, ME in the censuses of 1860 through 1880. He was a cooper.

Children of Abel7 and Sarah (Cole) Whitney:

i. Emily Jane8 Whitney, b. 29 Jun 1835, Standish, ME;[5] "of Naples" m. 16 Feb 1869, Standish, ME, William L. Pinkham of Casco, ME.[6]
ii. Mary Ellen Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1838, Standish, ME;[7] m. 27 Apr 1865, Standish, ME, Dorville Libby.
iii. Charles Newell Whitney, b. 9 Aug 1841, Standish, ME;[8] d. after 1860.
iv. Henry Clinton Whitney, b. 25 Jan 1844, Standish, ME;[9] d. 13 Jun 1931, Melrose, MA; unmarried; resided 16 Chapman Pl., Boston, MA. Henry was a Civil War veteran.[10]
v. Clara O. Whitney, b. ca. 1846, prob. Standish, ME; d. after 1870.
vi. William G. Whitney, b. ca. 1848, prob. Standish, ME; d. after 1870; m.(1) 9 Oct 1876, Boston, MA, Cora P. Ashley, b. ca. 26 Nov 1854, Springfield, MA, d. 16 Sep 1881, Boston, MA, aged 25 years 9 months 20 days, of scrofula and abscesses,[11] dau. of Homer and Mary P. (-----) Ashley;[12] m.(2) 24 Dec 1882, Boston, MA, Linnie J. Butler, b. ca. 1860, Gardiner, ME, dau. of Andrew G. and Martha L. (-----) Butler.[13] He served in the 29th Maine Infantry, Civil War.[14]
vii. Hester Anne Whitney, b. ca. 1852, prob. Standish, ME; "Annie E." in 1870.

Children of Aaron and Mary Ann (Floyd) Leavitt:

viii. Emma C. Leavitt, b. 14 Oct 1857, Saco, ME.

Census

235 253 Levi Whitney 71 M - Farmer " Happy " 68 F - " Francis C. " 27 M - Cooper $500 " 254 Abel Whitney 39 M - " Sarah " 37 F - " Emily J. " 14 F - " Mary E. " 12 F - " Charles N. " 8 M - " Henry C. " 6 M - " Clara O. " 4 F - " Wm. G. " 2 M - "

438 446 Abel Whitney 49 M - Cooper $50 Maine Clara O. " 14 F - " Attended school William G. " 12 M - " Attended school Hester A. " 8 F - " Attended school

36 37 Whitney, Abel 59 M W Cooper $1000 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary A. 44 F " Keeping house Maine -----, Annie E. 18 F " House Keeping Maine -----, Emma C. 12 F " Maine Attended school

Abel WHITNEY 69 Self M M W ME Cooper ME ME Mary N. WHITNEY 60 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Charles N. WHITNEY 30 Son M S W ME Cooper ME ME Emma C. LEAVITT 19 SDau F S W ME Making Pantaloons ME ME

22 23 Lord, Willis E. Head W M Nov 1863 36 mar 11 Maine Maine Maine Foreman shoe factory, Owns free house -----, Annie A. Wife W F Mar 1865 35 mar 11 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine Forewoman shoe factory Whitney, Annie E. Hskp W F Apr 1852 48 sgl Maine Maine Maine Housekeeper

29 77 Higgins, James Head W M Aug 1859 40 mar 4 New Hampshire Ireland Ireland Teamster & lodging house, Rents house -----, Sadie M. Wife W F Sep 1858 41 mar 4 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Maine Whitney, Henry C. Ldgr W M Jan 1844 56 sgl Maine Maine Maine Painter & glazier Gallant, Augustus Ldgr W M Mar 1876 24 sgl Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Green, William H. Ldgr W M Aug 1854 45 sgl Massachusetts Ireland Ireland Floorwalker, Immig. 1892, Na. Kunz, John Ldgr W M Dec 1865 34 sgl Connecticut Germany Germany Hill, Susan Ldgr W F Oct 1844 55 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New Hampshire Sewing machine operator Brooks, Susan C. Ldgr W F Jul 1873 26 sgl Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Waitress, Immig. 1894 Reed, Catherine Ldgr W F unk 1864 35 sgl Ireland Ireland Ireland Laundress Bacon, John H. Ldgr W M Oct 1846 53 wid Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Laundryman Pushard, Alma Ldgr W F Apr 1862 38 mar 19 6ch 3liv Maine Maine Maine House

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 22 March 1811," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:321; 2:no page #].

2.^  "Abel [Whitney], and Sarah Cole, both of Standish, filed 28 March 1835, Certified 12 April 1835," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:455].

3.^  "Abel [Whitney], and Sarah Cole, both of Standish, m. 19 April 1835 by Phineas Ingalls, Esq.," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:509].

4.^  "Abel [Whitney], Mr., of Standish, and Mrs. Mary Ann Seavitt of Gorham, filed 11 Dec 1863, Certified 16 Dec 1863," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  "Emily Jane [Whitney], d. of Abel and Sarah, b. 29 June 1835," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

6.^  "Emily G. [Whitney], of Naples, and William S. Pinkham of Casco, m. 16 Feb 1859 by Rev. Joseph Whitney," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "Feb. 16, 1859, Wm. L. PINKHAM of Casco & Emily J. WHITNEY of Naples; by Joseph WHITNEY, minister, Standish (C:296)," according to Kelley, Judith Holbrook, ed. and transcr., Clayton Rand Adams, ed., Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 29 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 521.

7.^  "Mary Ellen [Whitney], d. of Abel and Sarah, b. 17 April 1838," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

8.^  "Charles Newell [Whitney], s. of Abel and Sarah, b. 9 Aug 1841," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

9.^  "_____ [Whitney], ch. of Abel and Sarah, b. 28 Jan 1844," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

10.^  From the Civil War pension file of Henry Clinton Whitney; Invalid Application #180.537, Certificate #1,134,299 (C2485269); National Archives, Washington, DC.

He enlisted at Portland, ME, 30 Sep 1861. Lived at Eades Falls, Naples, ME, where he was a farmer, before enlisting. He was discharged 8 May 1863 at Portland. After discharge he lived in Standish until 1873, and in Boston, MA, until 1893, in Dover, NH, until 1900, and in Revere, MA, until 1905, then in Boston. He was a house painter. He was 5 ft, 9 inches tall, 138 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair at time of application. Dark complexion.
Service Record: Co. E, 10th Maine Infantry. Enlisted 30 Apr 1861, and was discharged 8 May 1863. Co. K, 1st D.C. Cavalry, enlisted 9 Dec 1863. Transferred from DC Cavalry to 1st Maine Cavalry in Sep 1864, discharged 27 Aug 1864. He was a prisoner of war, taken at Sycamore Church 16 Sep 1864, and released 6 Jul 1865. He was never married. Died 13 Jun 1931, 472 Pleasant Street, Melrose, MA.

Also, "Henry C. [Whitney], District of Columbia Cavalry, [Civil War]," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 330, page 224.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 282, page 114.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 336, page 219.

14.^  "William G. [Whitney], 29th Inf. [Civil War].," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.


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