Family:Whitney, Benjamin Morse (1806-1890)
Benjamin Morse6 Whitney (Micah5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Micah5 and Hannah (Cobb) Whitney, was born 19 Mar 1806, Phillips, ME, and died 1 May 1890, Gardiner, ME, aged 84 years. (Note: Micah Whitney brought his family from Gray to Phillips, ME in 1811. G. B. Sedgeley claims to have found a record that Benjamin was born in Gray. He was definitely not born in Phillips.)
He married, 26 Sep 1830, Phillips, ME, Susan Wells, the dau. of Nathaniel and Susan (Harris) Wells of Ipswich, MA and Mt. Vernon, ME. She was born 1806, and died 1892, Gray, ME, aged 86 years.
Benjamin and Susan are buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Phillips, ME.
He resided Madrid and Gardiner, ME.
Children of Benjamin Morse6 and Susan (Wells) Whitney:
i. Phebe Coble7 Whitney, b. 24 Feb 1831, Phillips, ME; m. Apr 1866, Orrington G. Andrews, son of Ellis and Fanny (Hawkes) Andrews, b. 14 Feb 1840. Children: a. Harriet Gould Andrews, b. Oct 1868; never married. Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Gardiner, ME. b. Enola Annis Andrews, b. abt. 1870, Phillips, ME; m. George Hamilton Bibber. Resided Gloucester, MA & Gardiner, ME. They are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Gardiner, ME. ii. Royal Thaxter Whitney, b. 29 Jul 1832, Phillips, ME; m. Sarah Louise Lambert. iii. Martin VanBuren Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1834, Phillips, ME; m.(1) Nancy M. Pease; m.(2) Abbie Q. Toothaker; m.(3) Catherine (Pooler) Towle; prob. cohabited with (4) Elizabeth B. (Peare) Rowe iv. Melvina Susan Whitney, b. 28 May 1836, Rangeley, ME, or Phillips, ME; m. J. Richmond Adams. v. Joseph Clement Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1838 (twin), Rangeley, ME, or Phillips, ME; m. Zubietta Keen. vi. Mary Clementine Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1838 (twin), Rangeley, ME, or Phillips, ME; d. 1916; m. 28 Feb 1858, Phillips, ME, George H. Cushman, d. 1903; resided Phillips, ME. They are both buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Phillips, ME. Children: a. Aura Cushman, b. ca. 1862. vii. Benjamin Dexter Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1841, Rangeley, ME, or -- Dec 1841, Phillips, ME; m. Annis B. Ross. viii. Martha Van Buren Whitney, b. -----; resided Sabattus, ME. (Note: This entry by F.C. Pierce should be corrected to Martin Van Buren Whitney (above), who did reside in Greene (Sabattus), ME from at least 1880 to at least 1920.)
- 1830, Phillips, Somerset Co., ME: Benjamin Whitney, 1 male 20-29 and 1 female 20-29.
- 1840, Madrid, Franklin Co., ME: Benj M Whitney, 1 male 30-39, 2 males 5-9, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 5-9, and 2 females 0-4; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1850, Phillips, Franklin Co., ME:
278 290 Benjamin M. Whitney 44 M - Laborer " Susan Whitney 44 F - " Phebe C. " 19 F - " Attended school Thaxter L. " 15 M - Farmer " Attended school Martin P. " 15 M - " Attended school Susan M. " 14 F - " Attended school Clement } " 12 M - " Attended school Clementine} " 12 F - " Attended school Benja. D. " 8 M - " Attended school
33 33 Freeman Thomas 50 M - Farmer $1000 $750 Maine Rebecca Thomas 50 F - house wife do Oren W. Thomas 23 M - Farm servant $100 do James A. Thomas 21 M - Farm servant $100 do Nelson R. Thomas 19 M - Famr servant do Attended school George F. Thomas 14 M - do Attended school Nancy J. Thomas 12 F - do Attended school Alice Tracy 24 F - house servant Maine Phebe Whitney 28 F - Milliner do James Smith 28 M - Farmer Mai
98 98 R. M. Whitney 54 M - Joiner $500 $200 Maine Attended school Susan Whitney 56 F - Seamstress do Joseph C. Whitney 22 M - Student Medicine do Attended school Dexter B. Whitney 18 M - Apprentice fe[---]ship do Attended school
- 1870: not found.
- 1870, Phillips, Franklin Co., ME:
70 78 Adams, Richmond 36 M W Shoe & Boot Maker $500 $500 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Melvina 34 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Mabel V. 9 F W Maine Attended school -----, Blanch E. 6 F W Maine Attended school Andrews, Phebe 39 F W Dress Maker Maine -----, Hattie G. 2 F W Maine -----, Enolia G. 8/12 F W Maine Born in Sep 79 Whitney, Susen 67 F W Keeping house $300 Maine
Nat MOORE 49 Self M M W TX Farming KY MS Useba MOORE 46 Wife F M W IN Keeping House VA FL Sidney MOORE 11 Son M S W TX TX IN Marian MOORE 4 Dau F S W TX TX IN Caleb MOORE 2 Son M S W TX TX IN Ben WHITNEY 75 Oth M W W ME Physician ME ME Sam DUNCAN 57 Oth M S W TN Laborer TN TN Rufus BOHER 26 Oth M S W MS Laborer PA TN
Orington G. ANDREWS 40 Self M M W ME Works In Planning Mill ME ME Phoeby C. ANDREWS 43 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Harriet G. ANDREWS 12 Dau F S W ME At School ME ME Enola A. ANDREWS 10 Dau F S W ME At School ME ME Susan WHITNEY 74 MotL F M W ME MA MA
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 232.
- Sedgeley, George B., Micah Whitney, Revolutionary Soldier and His Twelve Children Settled Early in Philips, Maine; Jacob and Joseph Whitney Came to Phillips 1792; Salmon Whitney Appeared in Letter E Plantation 1810 (Farmington, Maine: The Knowlton & McLeary Co., Printers, 1943).
- Whitney, Kenneth L., The Ancestors and Descendants of Ebenezer Whitney and Dorcas Drury Parlin (Silver Spring, MD: The author, 2003).
- From the proceedings of the General Court Martial Of Benjamin M. Whitney, LL0164, National Archives, Washington D.C.
1.^ His parentage is proven by his birth record.
5.^ "Phebe C. [Whitney], w. Orrington G. Andrews, [born] [------], 1831," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).