Family:Whitney, Ephraim (1799-1879)

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Capt. Ephraim7 Whitney (Samuel6, Abner5, John4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1) son of Samuel6 and Hannah (Thompson) Whitney, was born 22 Sep 1799, Falmouth, ME, and died 6 Apr 1879, Santa Cruz, CA.

He "Ens." married, 28 May 1826, Corinth, ME, Nancy Fisher Skinner "both of Corinth",[1] daughter of Elijah and Sarah (Fisher) Skinner. She was born 25 May 1806, Corinth, ME,[2] and died 10 Mar 1886, CA.

About the year 1822 he bought land in East Corinth, ME, where he lived until the fall of 1875, when he moved to Santa Cruz, CA, where he died. He was a farmer; he resided Corinth, ME, and Santa Cruz, CA.

Children of Ephraim7 and Nancy Fisher (Skinner) Whitney:

i. Charles G.8 Whitney, b. 15 Apr 1829, Corinth, ME;[3] d. 9 Jun 1858. He is buried in the Corinthian Cemetery in Corinth, ME.
ii. Sarah Maria Whitney, b. 28 Jun 1831, Corinth, ME;[4] m. 20 Nov 1859, John N. F. Marsh; resided Santa Cruz, CA.
iii. Elijah Skinner Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1834, Corinth, ME; m. 8 Dec 1858, East Corinth, ME, Allaseba T. French;[5] b. 18 Dec 1834, s. p. He is a merchant, and resided Los Gatos, CA. He was born in Corinth, ME; commenced a mercantile business in Corinth, ME, in the fall of 1860, and continued in said business until the fall of 1875, when he moved to Santa Cruz, CA, where he lived ten years, after which he moved to Los Gatos, CA, where he engaged in mercantile, real estate, and railway business. In the year of 1887 he was made excursion agent of the Union Pacific Railway. He has made forty-five trips across the continent from one ocean to the other, besides other partial trips. Is now passenger agent of the Northern Pacific Railway at Los Gatos, CA.
iv. Daniel Elmon Whitney, b. 13 Nov 1833; d. 3 May 1835. He is buried in the Corinthian Cemetery in Corinth, ME.
v. Alvin W. Whitney, b. 27 May 1838; m. Louise Mcdonald.
vi. Mary Jane Whitney, b. 13 May 1840; m. 12 May 1875, George P. Lake; resided Santa Cruz, CA.
vii. Nancy Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1843; d. 3 Jun 1843. She is buried in the Corinthian Cemetery in Corinth, ME.
viii. Eudora Melissa Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1847; "of Corinth" m. 19 Mar 1874, Bangor, ME, Henry W. Silsby "of Aurora";[6] resided San Francisco, CA, 621 1/2 Post street.

Census

245 260 Ephraim Whitney 50 M - Farmer $1200 Maine Nancy " 44 F - " Sarah M. " 18 F - " Attended school Elijah S. " 16 M - " Alvin W. " 12 M - " Attended school Mary Jane " 10 F - " Attended school Eudora E. " 2 F - "

45 48 Ephraim Whitney 60 M - Farmer $1500 $400 Maine Nancy F. " 54 F - " Mary J. " 19 F - C. S. Teacher " Attended school Eudora " 12 F - " Attended school Henry C. Lyford 16 M - Farmer " Attended school 46 49 Daniel Messer 53 M - Farmer $2000 $400 N.H. Sarah T. " 51 F - " Sarah E. " 23 F - C. S. Teacher Maine Attended school Jay R. " 21 M - Farmer " Attended school Hannah B. " 18 F - Domestic " Attended school Henrietta D. " 14 F - " Attended school 50 Elijah S. Whitney 26 M - Farmer & Cooper $200 $550 " Allaceba T. " 25 F - "

214 214 Whitney, Ephraim 60 M W Farmer $2000 $670 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Nancy 64 F W Keeping House Maine Whitney, Eudora 22 F W Teacher of Common Schools Maine

318 318 Whitney, Elijah S. 36 M W Farmer $2000 $790 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Allaseba T. 36 F W Keeping House Maine

E. S. WHITNEY 46 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME A. F. WHITNEY 45 Wife F M W ME Keeping House NH NH

References

1.((note|1}} "Ens. Ephraim Whitney married Miss Nancy F. Skinner, both of Corinth, registered intentions 5 May 1826, and they were certified 23 May 1826. They were married by Stepehen Dexter 28 May 1826," according to Corinth, Maine, Vital Records.

2.((note|2}} "Nancy Fisher Skinner was born in Corinth 25 May 1806, the daughter of Elijah and Hannah Skinner," according to Corinth, Maine, Vital Records.

3.((note|3}} "Charles G. Whitney, child of Ephraim and Nancy, b. 16 April 1829," according to Corinth, Maine, Vital Records.

4.((note|4}} "Sally Maria Whitney, child of Ephraim and Nancy, b. 28 June 1831," according to Corinth, Maine, Vital Records.

5.((note|5}} "Elijah S. Whitney registered intention to marry Allaseba French, certified 2 December 1858," and "Elijah S. Whitney married Allaseba French 8 December 1858, by William Bray," according to Corinth, Maine, Vital Records.

6.((note|6}} "Henry W. Silsby of Aurora and Eudora M. Whitney of Corinth, 19 March 1874 in Bangor," according to Ruth Gray, ed., Penobscot County, Maine Marriage Records prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1994). Also, "Henry W. Silsby of Aurora, and Eudora M. Whitney of Corinth were married 19 March 1874 in Bangor," according to Corinth, Maine, Vital Records.

7. Cemetery Records, Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth, ME (Please insert link)


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