Family:Whitney, Constant Hopkins (1824-1906)

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Constant Hopkins7 Whitney (Sewell Pitt6, Barnabas5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Sewell Pitt6 and Annie (Tuttle) Whitney, was born 17 Apr 1824, Freeman, ME, and died 20 Jan 1906, Blue Earth Co., MN.

Marriage intentions were published 25 Jul 1846, Freeman, ME, for him and his first wife Olive H. Vaughan. He married firstly, 9 Aug 1846, Strong, ME, Olive H. Vaughan.[1] They were subsequently divorced in 1849.

He married secondly, 17 Apr 1854, Lowell, MA, Elizabeth Potter, daughter of Stinson and Freelove (-----) Potter.[2] She was born 30 Nov 1830, Bangor, ME, and died 3 Jul 1908, probably MN. Both are buried in the Chase Cemetery, Mapleton, MN.

Constant was a Civil War veteran, and received a pension from the U.S. government.

He was also a farmer; resided Mapleton, MN.

In the census of 1850, Constant is probably found twice: once in his family's home in Freeman, ME, and again in the home of John and Rosalind Wilson in Phippsburg, Lincoln Co., ME. He is found in the censuses of 1860, 1880, and 1900 in Mapleton, MN.

Children of Constant Hopkins and Elizabeth (Potter) Whitney:

i. Sewell H. Whitney, b. May 1858, MN.
ii. Minnetta A. Whitney, b. Jun 1861, MN, m. ca. 1883, Orson W. Healy, b. May 1859, MN.

Census

145 154 Sewall Whitney 52 M - Farmer $500 Me. Anna Whitney 50 F - " James Whitney 24 M - Farmer " Constant H. Whitney 20 M - Farmer " Sophila A. Whitney 15 F - " Attended school Wesley Whitney 11 M - " Attended school

38 45 Stephen Crosby 48 M - Millman $500 Maine Martha " 44 F - " Chas. " 24 M - " " Wm. " 19 M - " " American " 17 M - " " Lydia " 14 F - " Moses " 12 M - " George " 7 M - " Algernon S. " 4 M - " 46 John Wilson 25 M - " Rosalind " 19 F - " Constant Whitney 26 M - " 47 Abel Blaisdell 33 M - Blacksmith " Sarah " 25 F - " Andrew " 6 M - " Attended school Mary " 5 F - " Attended school Emma " 4 F - " Attended school Abel A. " 2 M - " Sarah E. " 1 F - "

1068 1005 Constant Whitney 36 M - Farmer $200 Maine Elizebeth do 31 F - do Lewell do 2 M - Minnesota

55 55 Whitney, C. W. 46 M W Farmer $3170 $55 Maine Male citizen over 21 " Elizabeth 40 F W Housekeeper Maine " S. H. 12 M W At Home Minnesota " A. M. 9 F W At School Minnesota Attended school

Constant H. WHITNEY 56 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Elizabeth WHITNEY 50 Wife F M W ME Keeps House ME ME Sewell H. WHITNEY 22 Son M S W ME On Farm ME ME Minnetta A. WHITNEY 19 Dau F S W ME S.Teacher ME ME Willie H. POPE 12 Son M S W ME At School ENG ---

References

  • D.A.R Maine G.R.C. 1951, S2, V21.1; Marriage Intentions from Freeman, ME Records, 1811 to 1870
  • From Maine legislative Indexes, 1846-1850; Year: 1849; Link 12721; Type: PS Ch 151; Access #245-151; An Act to dissolve the bonds of matrimony between Olive H. Whitney and Constant H. Whitney.

1.^  "Constant H. Whitney, and Olive H. Vaughan, [married] 9 Aug 1846," according to Strong, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 79, page 99.


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