Family:Whitney, Francis Covel (1823-1894)

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Francis Covel7 Whitney (Levi6, Abel5, Naham4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Levi6 and Happy (Higgins) Whitney, was born 16 Mar 1823, Standish, ME,[1] was baptized 11 Nov 1824, Standish, ME,[2] and died 25 May 1894, Standish, ME.

Marriage intentions were published 18 Oct 1851, Standish, ME, for him "of Standish" and Rosanna Harmon "of Buxton".[3] He married 2 Nov 1851, Gorham, ME, Rosannah K. Harmonof Buxton, ME. She was born Mar 1830, and died 8 Jun 1913, Standish, ME.

Francis was a cooper by trade, and was also a Civil War veteran whose widow received a pension from the U.S. government.

Children of Francis Covel7 and Rosannah K. (Harmon) Whitney:

i. Herbert Francis8 Whitney, b. Apr 1854, ME; m. Elizabeth E. "Liza, Lizzie" Hester.
ii. Edgar A. Whitney, b. Apr 1855, ME; m. Everline Higgins.
iii. Josephine F. Whitney, b. Aug 1857, ME; m. 8 Apr 1880, Standish, ME, William H. Boothby of Windham, ME, and they were divorced before 1900. They had one known daughter: Gertrude L. Boothby, b. Apr 1893.
iv. Hattie B. Whitney, b. ca. 1868, ME; d. after 1880, then unmarried.

Census

397 418 Levi Whitney 33 M - Cooper $300 Maine Methia " 32 F - N.H. Lauriette " 8 F - Maine Attended school Francis " 28 M - Cooper "

431 437 Francis C. Whitney 37 M - Cooper $300 Maine Rosanna K. " 31 F - " Francis " 7 M - " Attended school Edgar A. " 5 M - " Attended school Josephine F. " 3 F - "

405 425 Whitney, Francis 47 M W Works in Cooper's shop $500 $200 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Rose 41 F " Keeping house " -----, Herbert F. 17 M " Attends school " Attended school -----, Edgar A. 15 " " " " " Attended school -----, Josephine F. 13 F " " " " Attended school -----, Hattie B. 2 " " "

Francis C. WHITNEY 57 Self M M W ME Cooper ME ME Rosanna H. WHITNEY 51 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Hattie B. WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W ME At School ME ME

165 271 Boothby, Josie F. Head W F Aug 1857 42 div Maine Maine Maine Tailoress, Rents free farm -----, Gertrude L. Dau W F Apr 1903 8 sgl Maine Maine Maine Whitney, Rosanna Moth W F Mar 1830 70 wid Maine Maine Maine

Notes

Herbert's marriages are conflicting. Possibly he had only the one wife, Lizzie.

References

1.^  "Francis Covell [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 16 March 1823," according to Standish Vital Records, [2:no page #].

2.^  "Francis Covel [Whitney], s. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Nov. 11, 1824, by Rev. Daniel Marrett," according to Standish Vital Records.

3.^  "Francis C. [Whitney], of Standish, and Rosanna Harmon of Buxton, filed 18 Oct 1851, Certified 1 Nov 1851," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:374].


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