Family:Whitney, David (1802-1881)

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David7 Whitney (Amos6, Jonathan5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Amos6 and Abigail (Springer) Whitney, was born 2 May 1802, Bath, ME. He died 15 Aug 1881, Sabula, Jackson Co., IA. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Sabula, IA.

Marriage intentions were published, 26 Feb 1826, Knox, ME, for him and his first wife Mercy Reed "both of Knox",[1] born 17 Oct 1800, Mount Desert Island, ME, dau. of James and Martha (Patty) (Milliken) Reed. She d. 11 Aug 1857, Lincoln, ME, buried West Broadway Cemetery, Lincoln, ME.

Marriage intentions were published 26 Jul 1859, Lincoln, ME, for him and Mary Lowell.[2]

He married, secondly, after 1857, Mary E. (Neal) Dolley, widow of Henry Dolley. She died 1890, and she and Henry Dolley are buried in the West Broadway Cemetery, Lincoln, ME.

He was a farmer.

Children of David7 and Mercy (Reed) Whitney:

i. Almira K.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1828, prob. Waldo, ME;, m. before 1850, David Cathcart, b. ca. 1816, Ireland. They resided Lincoln, ME.
ii. Sylvina Whitney, b. 1828, prob. Waldo, ME; m.(1) (int. 22 Apr 1852, Lincoln, ME) Charles B. Dow of China, ME.[3] She m.(2) bef. 1870, Erastus Adams, b. ca. 1807, MA. She d. 5 Dec 1879, Lincoln, ME, and is buried in the West Broadway Cemetery, Lincoln, ME.
iii. Isaac Reed Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1830, Waldo, ME; m. Matilda Ann Frazier; resided Bangor, ME.
iv. Simeon Whitney, b. Aug 1832, prob. Waldo, ME; res. Indiantown, St. John, NB. In 1900, he res. in Greenbush, Penobscot Co., ME with two sons: David, b. Feb 1876, and James F.S., b. Aug 1879, both b. St. John, N.B., Canada.
v. Hannah Whitney, b. ca. 1837, poss. Waldo, ME; m. 12 Apr 1853, Lincoln, ME, John Clay.[4]
vi. Caroline C. Whitney, b. 25 Dec 1839, Canada; d. 11 Nov 1917, Sabula, IA; m.(1) 24 Nov 1860, Lincoln, ME, James Cathcart, "both of Lincoln".[5] He d. 29 Sep 1862, Washington, D.C. He was a Civil War casualty, and his widow received a pension from the U.S. government. Subsequent to the death of her husband, "Carrie" cohabited with Gustavus L. Mills, who also received a Civil War pension.[6] Gustavus is the son of George and Elizabeth E. Mills, and the brother of Evelyn Mills, who married Carrie's brother, David Cathcart Whitney. Both Carrie (Whitney) Cathcart and Gustavus L. Mills are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Sabula, IA.
vii. David Cathcart Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1842, Lincoln, ME, m. 1866, Evaline L. Mills; resided Sabula, IA, d. 8 Dec 1934.
viii. Margaret Whitney, b. ca. 1845, prob. Lincoln, ME; d. after 1850; not found in 1860 census of Maine.

Census

126 133 David Whitney 47 M - Farmer $600 Me. Mercy " 49 F - " Almira Cathcart 24 F - " David " 26 M - Labourer Maryland Sylvina Whitney 22 F - Me. Isaac " 20 M - " Simon " 18 M - " Hannah " 13 F - " Attended school Caroline " 10 F - " Attended school David " 8 M - " Attended school Margaret " 5 F - " Attended school Susan M. Cathcart 3/12 F - "

235 234 David Whitney 58 M - Farmer $600 $282 Me. Mary " 50 F - " David " 18 M - " " Attended school Charles " 7 M - " Attended school

247 245 David Cathcart 46 M - Farmer $700 $225 Ireland Almira " 38 F - Me. Mary " 15 F - Canada Attended school Mirah " 10 F - Me. Attended school David " 8 M - " Attended school Almira " 7 F - " Attended school Caroline " 6 F - " Attended school Jane " 4 F - " Attended school Aba " 2 F - " Attended school James " 1 M - Me. James Cathcart 25 M - Day labour Canada East Caroline Whitney 19 F - Domestic " Edmond Raney 21 M - " " Joseph Wilson 19 M - " Me.

These are his daughters Almira (Whitney) Cathcart and Caroline Whitney.

232 251 Whitney, David 67 M W Farmer $1000 $600 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 59 F W Keeping house Maine Dolley, Charles 17 M W Works on Farm Maine Attended school

David WHITNEY 77 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Mary WHITNEY 69 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Charles DOLLY 27 SSon M S W ME ME ME

16 Simeon WITNEY M Male --- 47 USA Labourer Methodist Ida Ella WITNEY M Female Irish 35 Nova Scotia Methodist Nettie WITNEY Female Irish 13 New Brunswick Methodist Hannah WITNEY Female Irish 10 New Brunswick Methodist Fanny WITNEY Female Irish 7 New Brunswick Methodist David WITNEY Male Irish 6 New Brunswick Methodist Frederic WITNEY Male Irish 3 New Brunswick Methodist Jayson WITNEY Male Irish 1/12 Mar New Brunswick Methodist

234 234 Whitney, Simeon Head W M Aug 1832 67 wid Maine Maine Maine Common laborer, House Whitney, David Son W M Feb 1876 24 sgl St. John N.B. Maine Maine Common laborer Whitney, James F. S. Son W M Aug 1879 20 sgl St. John N.B. Maine Maine Common laborer

References

1.^  "David [Whitney] to Mercey Reed, both of Knox, [intentions] 24 Feb. 1826," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., Vital records of Knox, Maine prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1996).

2.^  "David [Whitney], and Mary Lowell, int. July 26, 1859," according to Lincoln, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Sylvinia C. [Whitney], and Charles B. Dow, int. April 22, 1852," according to Lincoln, Maine, Vital Records.

4.^  "Hannah [Whitney], and John Clay, [married] April 12, 1853," according to Lincoln, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  "Caroline C. [Whitney], and James Cartheart, [married] Nov. 24, 1860," according to Lincoln, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "James Cathcart and Miss Caroline C. Whitney, both of Lincoln, 21 November 1860," according to Ruth Gray, ed., Penobscot County, Maine Marriage Records prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1994).

6.^  Civil War Pension File, Gustavus L. Mills.


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