Family:Whitney, Benjamin M. (1847-a1880)

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Benjamin M. Whitney (William Hildreth, Aaron, [poss.] Jonathan5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of William Hildreth and Mary V. (Morrill) Whitney, was born 6 Jan 1847, Sebec, ME,[1] and died after 1880.

He married Isabel R. Powers, daughter of Joseph W. and Caroline (-----) Powers. She was born about 1851, Brownville, ME, and died after 1880.

On 6 May 1876 was recorded Benjamin M. Whitney’s certified mark for sheep: swallow tail in the under part of the right ear.[2]

Children of Benjamin M. and Isabel R. (Powers) Whitney:

i. Frederick S. Whitney, b. Mar 1869, Brownsville, ME; m. 11 Jan 1897, Winthrop, ME, Helen M. Hysom, b. ca. 1867, Bristol, ME, dau. of Frank and Mary M. (Bryant) Hysom.
ii. Minnie Whitney, b. ca. 1874, prob. Brownsville, ME.
iii. Alice M. Whitney, b. ca. 1876, prob. Brownsville, ME.
iv. Charles Leroy Whitney, b. Jun 1879, Brownsville, ME; m. 7 Jan 1899, Brownville, ME, Fannie E. Donaldson, b. Nov 1879, Brownville, ME, dau. of Zach. and Georgia (Gould) Donaldson.[3]

Census

16 16 Powers, Johnathan 36 M W Farmer $1000 $150 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Josephine 19 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Moses W. 6/12 M W Maine Born in Jan -----, John L. 4 M W Maine -----, Caroline 62 F W Without occupation Maine -----, Joseph 61 M W Works on farm Maine Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Bell R. 19 F W Without occupation Maine -----, Fred S. 1 M W Maine

Benjamin M. WHITNEY 33 Self M M W ME Farm Work ME ME Isabel R. WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W ME Keeps House ME ME Frederic S. WHITNEY 10 Son M S W ME ME ME Minnie WHITNEY 6 Dau F S W ME ME ME Alice M. WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W ME ME ME Charles L. WHITNEY 1 Son M S W ME ME ME Caroline POWERS 73 Moth F W W ME ME ME

432 475 Sawyer, Avduda H. Head W M --- 1874 26 sgl Maine Maine Maine Duns. (Am. 46a), House Whitney, Fred S. Ldgr W M --- ---- -- --- -- -- --

3 3 Hysom, Mary A. Head W F Oct 1835 64 wid 4ch 3liv Maine Maine Maine N.G., Owns free house Whitney, Fred S. SiL W M Mar 1869 31 mar 3 Maine Maine Maine Teamster express Co. -----, Helen M. Dau W F Mar 1867 33 mar 3 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Marjory A. GDau W F Mar 1899 1 sgl Maine Maine Maine

263 279 Vaughan, Henry C. Head W M May 1837 63 mar 35 Maine Maine Maine Insurance agt., Owns free house -----, Harriet L. Wife W F Jan 1841 59 mar 35 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine Whitney, Alice M. Srvt W F Feb 1876 24 sgl Maine Maine Maine

14 15 Whitney, Lerioy Head W M Jun 1879 20 mar 1 Maine Maine Maine Day laborer, Rents house -----, Fannie E. Wife W F Nov 1879 20 mar 1 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Gorgie D. Moth W F Oct 1853 47 mar 22 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine 16 Williams, Margret Head W F Mar 1866 34 sgl Maine Maine Maine N.G., Owns free farm -----, Standly R. Neph W M Jun 1898 1 sgl Maine Maine Maine

"Gorgie" was Fannie's mother Georgia, not "Lerioy"'s, and should have been recorded with surname Donaldson.

References

1.^  "Benjamin M. Whitney [s. of William H. and Mary V.], b. 6 January 1847," according to Sebec, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "May 6, 1876. Benjamin M. Whitney’s certified mark for sheep: swallow tail in the under part of the right ear," according to Sebec, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, at FamilySearch.org.


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