Family:Whitney, Benjamin Blethen (1823-1910)

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Benjamin Blethen9 Whitney (Thomas G.8, Ephraim7, Moses6, Ephraim5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Thomas G.8 and Thankful (Blethen) Whitney, was born 27 Apr 1823, Raymond, ME,[1] and died 23 Mar 1910, Falmouth, ME.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 5 Sep 1846, North Yarmouth, ME, for him and Persis H. Dolloff "of Gray",[3] probably daughter of Abner and Rebecca (Foster) Dolloff, which would make her a sister of Martha Dolloff who married his brother Ephraim. She was born 18 Jul 1829, ME, and died 25 Feb 1886.

Children of Benjamin Blethen9 and Persis H. (Dolloff) Whitney:

i. Rebecca Delana10 Whitney, b. 22 Feb 1848, Casco, ME; m.(1) William R. T. Welch; m.(2) Ozias Granville Blake, as his third wife.
ii. Abigail E. Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1849, Casco, ME; m. 8 Feb 1874, Gray, ME, Ozias Granville Blake, as his second wife.
iii. Thomas G. Whitney, b. 26 Jun 1851, ME; d. 20 Apr 1917, Gray, ME; m.(1) 30 May 1874, Emma Roybe (Blake) Campbell; m.(2) 25 Mar 1917, Rosezilla A. Brooks.
iv. Enos H. Whitney, b. ca. 1853, ME; d. aft. 1900.
v. Georgiana M. Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1855, Casco, ME; d. 4 Dec 1902; m. 1 Jan 1881, George W. Fields.
vi. Abner D. Whitney, b. ca. 1859, ME.
vii. Lucy J. Whitney, b. ca. 1862, ME.
viii. Abner D. Whitney, b. ca. 1867, ME.
ix. Thankful B. Whitney, b. ca. 1869, ME; d. 1933; m. 16 Aug 1890, Gray, ME, James E. Smith.

Census

39 40 Benjamin B. Whitney 27 M - None Maine Persis D. Do 21 F - Do Rebecca D. Do 2 F - Do Abigail E. Do 9/12 F - Maine

183 185 Benjamin B. Whitney 37 M - Farmer $250 -- Maine Persis " 31 F - " Rebecca " 12 F - " Attended school Alice E. " 10 F - " Attended school Thomas G. " 8 M - " Attended school Enos H. " 7 M - " Attended school George M. " 5 M - " Attended school Abner D. " 1 M - "

174 181 Whitney, Thomas 74 M W Farmer $800 $100 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Benjamin 47 M W Farmer $200 $200 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Persis 40 F W Keeping house Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Enos 17 M W Maine -----, Georganna 15 F W Maine -----, Lucy J. 8 F W Maine Attended school -----, Abner 3 M W Maine -----, Thankful 1 F W Maine

Benjamin B. WHITNEY 37 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Persis H. WHITNEY 30 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Thankful B. WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W ME At School ME ME Thomas G. WHITNEY 84 Oth M S W ME ME ME Eddie F. BLAKE 8 Oth M S W ME At School ME ME

The age 30 for Persis must be an error for 50.

George W. CHUTE 75 Self M S W ME Farmer ME ME Thomas G. WHITNEY 28 Oth M M W ME Laborer ME ME Emma K. WHITNEY 32 Oth F M W ME Keeps House ME ME Wilbert T. WHITNEY 2 Oth M S W ME ME ME Charles H. SMALL 15 Oth M W ME Laborer ME ME

44 44 Field, George W. Head W M Nov 1858 41 mar 19 Maine Maine Maine Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Georgia M. Wife W F Mar 1855 45 mar 19 2ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Cassie P. Dau W F Oct 1890 9 sgl Maine Maine Maine Whitney, Benjamin B. FiL W M Apr 1823 77 wid Maine Maine Maine

300 309 Whitney, Thomas G. Head W M Jun 1851 48 mar 26 Maine Maine Maine Farmer, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Emma R. Wife W F Jun 1847 52 mar 26 4ch 3liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Ethel M. Dau W F Jul 1889 10 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school -----, Earl L. Son W M Apr 1891 9 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school

16 16 True, Elbridge Head W M Apr 1859 41 mar 17 Maine Maine Maine Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Sarah M. Wife W F Jan 1859 41 mar 17 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Mabel R. Dau W F Jan 1885 15 sgl Maine Maine Maine -----, Lewis P. Son W M May 1891 9 sgl Maine Maine Maine Whitney, Enos H. Srvt W M Apr 1853 47 sgl Maine Maine Maine Day laborer Sprine, Augusta B. Srvt W F Feb 1872 28 sgl Maine Maine Maine Housekeeper

199 299 Saylor, John M. Head W M May 1825 75 mar 35 Maine Maine Maine Lodging h. keeper, House -----, Mary A. Wife W F Oct 1848 51 mar 35 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine Bosworth, Lillian Ldgr W F Jan 1876 24 sgl Massachusetts Maine Maine Compositor Whitney, Wilbert Ldgr W M Oct 1877 22 sgl Maine Maine Maine Barber Shaw, Lewis C. Ldgr W M Jul 1859 40 sgl Maine Maine Maine Merch. produce Hall, Freeman J. Ldgr W M May 1876 24 sgl Maine Maine Maine Carpenter

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], s. Thomas and Thankful, b. 27 Apr. 1823," according to Raymond, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  The USGenWeb Project, Maine, Cumberland County, Casco, Casco deaths, 1907-1925.

3.^  "Benjamin B. [Whitney], and Persis Dollof of Gray, int. 5 Sept. 1846," according to Sherman, Ruth Wilder, comp., Vital records of North Yarmouth, Maine to the year 1850 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1993).


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