Family:Whitney, Luther (1795-1870)

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Luther6 Whitney (Daniel5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Daniel5 and Abigail (Stone) Whitney, was born 6 May 1795, Gorham, ME,[1] and died 18 Nov 1870, Belfast, ME, but "found drowned" 22 Nov 1870, Belfast, ME, aged 70 years.[2]

He "Mr." married firstly, 25 Apr 1819, Jackson, ME, "Miss" Catherine Jones "both of Thorndike".[3] She died 1826, Thorndike, ME.

Marriage intentions were published 7 Nov 1827, Troy, ME, for him "Mr." "of Thorndike" and "Miss" Lydia Packard "of Troy".[4] He married secondly, 16 Dec 1827, Troy, ME, Lydia Packard, daughter of Lebbeus and Betsey (Mitchell) Packard. She was born about 1806, Troy, ME, and died 17 May 1879, Thorndike, ME.

See Archive:War of 1812 Pension File, Luther Whitney for his military record.

Children of Luther6 and Catherine (Jones) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Children of Luther6 and Lydia (Packard) Whitney, probably incomplete:

i. Peter7 Whitney, b. ca. 1829, Thorndike, ME; m. Abigail B. Murch.
ii. Gorham Whitney, b. ca. 1832, Thorndike, ME; m. Annie Goodhue.
iii. Edward P. Whitney, b. ca. 22 Mar 1834, Thorndike, ME; m. Abby J. Leighton.
iv. Charles H. Whitney, b. ca. 1839, Thorndike, ME; m. 20 Dec 1862, Rutland, VT, Mary M. Ward, dau. of Chauncy and Aurelia (-----) Ward.[5]
v. Alice D. Whitney, b. 21 Mar 1843, Thorndike, ME; m. 31 Dec 1862, Daniel Gordon; res. Thorndike, ME.

Census

18 19 Luther Whitney 55 M - Farmer $1000 Maine Lydia " 44 F - " Gorham " 18 M - " " Attended school Edward P. " 16 M - " " Attended school Charles H. " 11 M - " Attended school Alvin D. " 7 M - " Attended school

164 169 Luther Whitney 64 M - " " Lydia " 52 F - " Alema D. " 17 F - " Attended school

75 82 Whitney, Peter 40 M W Farmer $1500 $700 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Abby 38 F W Keeping house " -----, Julia 14 F W " Attended school -----, Luther 74 M W No occupation " Male citizen over 21 -----, Lydia 64 F W " " "

  • 1870, son Alvin not found.
  • 1880, son Alvin not found.

References

1.^  "Luther [Whitney] ["Luthor" in original], s. Daniel and Abigail, [born] May 6, 1795," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

2.^  "Luther [Whitney], found drowned, Nov. 22, 1870, a. 70," according to Alfred Johnson, ed., Vital Records of Belfast, Maine, to the Year 1892 (Boston, MA: Maine Historical Society, 1917), vol. II, p. 663.

3.^  "Luther [Whitney], Mr., and Miss Catharine Jones, b. of Thorndike, m. 25 Apr 1819, by Bordman Jackson, J.P.," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M.,Vital Records of Jackson, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1989).

4.^  "Luther [Whitney], Mr., of Thorndike, and Miss Lydia Packard, of Troy, int. 20 Oct 1827, cert. 7 Nov 1827," according to Hillman, Ralph E., ed. Vital Records of Troy, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1995).

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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