Family:Whitney, Gorham (1806-1859)

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"Dea." Gorham7 Whitney (Reuben6, Abel5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Reuben6 and Mercy (Baker) Whitney, was born 19 Jun 1806, Litchfield, ME,[1] and "Dea." died 14 May 1859, Gardiner, ME, aged 53 years.[2]

He married 12 Apr 1829, Litchfield, ME, or 3 May 1829, Litchfield, ME, Olive Pain, "both of Litchfield",[3] daughter of William and Ruth (Curtis) Paine. She was born 15 Aug 1809, Litchfield, ME, and "Mrs." died 15 Apr 1890, aged 80 years 7 months, Green, MI.[4]

He was a cooper. They lived in Gardiner and Newcastle, ME.

Children of Gorham7 and Olive (Pain) Whitney:

i. Ruth A.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1830, ME; m.(int. 13 Mar 1858, Canaan, ME) Mr. Jonathan H. Chase.[5]
ii. Caroline P. Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1832, Gardiner, ME;[6] d. 16 or 17 Apr 1855, Gardiner, ME, aged 23 years.[7]
iii. Mercy S. Whitney, b. 25 Jan 1835, Gardiner, ME.[8] Apparently the same as "Jane M." from 1850 census. She m. William A. Sylvester, b. ca. 1831, ME. Children:
a. Ellen Sylvester, b. ca. 1858, ME.
iv. Hannah Frances Whitney, b. 20 Apr 1837, Gardiner, ME;[9] d. 24 Nov 1860, Gardiner, ME, aged 23 years.[10]
v. Gorham Mason Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1840, Gardiner, ME;[11] d. 1917, Bosque Co. TX; m. 18 Oct 1874, Canaan, ME, "Miss" Jennie M. Chase, both of Canaan.[12]
vi. Harriet O. Whitney, b. 16 Jun 1841, Gardiner, ME;[13] d. after 1860; m. 4 Nov 1867, Gardiner, ME, George L. Smith.[14]
vii. Chester Adams Whitney, b. 29 Jan 1844, Gardiner, ME;[15] d. 27 Sep 1864, Gardiner, ME.[16]
viii. Ellen Zylpha Whitney, b. ca. 1846, ME; "Miss" d. 16 Feb 1876, Gardiner, ME, aged 29 years.[17]

Census

282 306 Gorham Whitney 44 M - Cooper $2000 Maine Olive " 40 F - " Ruth A. " 20 F - " Caroline P. " 18 F - " Attended school Jane M. " 15 F - " Attended school Frances " 13 F - " Attended school Gorham M. " 10 M - " Attended school Harriet " 8 F - " Attended school Chester " 6 M - " Attended school Zylpha " 4 F - " Attended school

617 651 Olive Whitney 50 F - Milliner $500 Maine Jane Sylvester 25 F - " William Sylvester 29 M - Millman " Frances Whitney 23 F - " Harriet " 19 F - " Chester " 16 M - " Zilpha " 13 F - " Attended school Ellen Sylvester 2 F - "

394 479 Whitney, Olive 61 F W Milliner $1100 $600 Maine Sylvester, Wm. A. 39 M W W'ks in Saw Mill $500 Maine Male citizen over 21 ---------, Jane L. 35 F W Keeping House Maine ---------, Nelly 12 F W Maine Attended school ---------, Hattie 10 F W Maine Attended school ---------, Winnie 7 F W Maine Attended school ---------, Willie 3 M W Maine Whitney, Nellie 22 F W W'ks on Straw Maine

254 291 Thomas, Charles W M 23 mar Laborer Maine Me. Me. ------, Carrie W F 26 Wife mar Keeping house Maine Me. Me. ------, Lottie L. W F 1 Dau sgl Maine Me. Me. Crocket, Nora W F 19 Bdr sgl Works in shoe factory Maine Me. Me. Wait, Lillian W F 22 Bdr mar Works in shoe factory Maine Me. Me. Parcher, Harriet W F 55 Svt sgl Servant Maine Me. Mass. 292 Whitney, Olive W F 70 wid Keeping house Maine Me. Me. 293 Whitney, William W M 43 mar Laborer Maine Me. Me. -------, Aphia W F 45 Wife mar Keeping house Maine Me. Me. -------, Frank W M 19 Bdr sgl Works in shoe factory Maine Me. Me. Washburn, Hortense W F 14 Bdr sgl Works in shoe factory Maine Me. Me. Trol, Lillian W F 16 Bdr sgl Works in shoe factory Maine Ireland Ireland

  • 1880, sons Gorham and Chester not found.

References

1.^  "Gorham Whitney s. of Reuben Whitney and Mary, b. 19 Jun 1806," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Gorham [Whitney], Dea., May 14, 1859, a. 53," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

3.^  "Goram Whitney and Olive Pain, m. 12 Apr 1829," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "May 3, 1829, Goram Whitney & Olive Paine, both of Litchfield, by David Starret," according to Judith Holbrook Kelley and Clayton Rand Adams, comps. and eds., Marriage Returns of Lincoln County, Maine. Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 39 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, [2002]), p. 28.

4.^  "Olive [Whitney], Mrs., Apr. 15, 1890, a. 80y. 7m., in Green, Michigan," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

5.^  "CHASE, Jonathan H. & Miss Ruth A. Whitney, both of Canaan, intend marriage 13 March 1858," according to Nelson, Sally Furber, comp., Vital Records of Canaan, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2008).

6.^  "Caroline P. [Whitney], d. Gorham, Mar. 11, 1832," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

7.^  "Catherine P. [Whitney], d. Gorham and Olive, Apr. 16, 1855, a. 23. [Caroline, Apr. 17, G.R.3]," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

8.^  "Mercy S. [Whitney], d, Gorham, Jan. 25, 1835," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

9.^  "Hannah T. [Whitney], d. Gorham, Apr. 20, 1837," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

10.^  "Frances H. [Whitney], d. Gorham [and Olive, G.R.3], Nov. 24, 1860, a. 23," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

11.^  "Gorham M. [Whitney], s. Gorham, Feb. 6, 1840," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

12.^  "Whitney, Mason G. and Miss Jennie M. Chase, both of Canaan joined in m. at Canaan 18 October 1874 by Otis Williams, Min. of the Gospel," according to Nelson, Sally Furber, comp., Vital Records of Canaan, Maine (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 2008).

13.^  "Harriet O. [Whitney], d. Gorham, June 16, 1841," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

14.^  "Harriet A. [Whitney], and George L. Smith, [married] Nov. 4, 1867," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

14.^  "Chester A. [Whitney], s. Gorham, Jan. 29, 1844," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

16.^  "Chester Adams [Whitney], s. Gorham and Olive, Sept. 27, 1864. G.R.3," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

17.^  "Ellen Z. [Whitney], Miss, Feb. 16, 1876, a. 29.[Nellie Z., d. Gorham and Olive, G.R.3]," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).


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