Family:Whitney, Reuben (1789-a1870)

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Reuben7 Whitney (Thomas6, David5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Thomas6 and Anna (Stubbs) Whitney, was born 5 Dec 1789, Hampden, ME,[1] and died after 1870.

He married Elizabeth H. Doan. She was born about 1798, MA, and died after 1860.

Children of Reuben7 and Elizabeth H. (Doan) Whitney:[2]

i. Charles8 Whitney, b. 3 Aug 1819, ME; m. Sophia L. Miller.
ii. Thomas Whitney, b. say 1821, ME; d. after 1837; no further record found.
iii. Elisha D. Whitney, b. 1823, ME; m. Mary E. Sawyer.
iv. Susan Whitney, b. after 1823, say 1825, ME; d. after 1837; no further record found.
v. Ezekiel D. Whitney, b. Jan 1827, ME; m. Ann Marie Woodard.
vi. Washington Whitney, b. after 1828, say 1829, ME; d. after 1837; no further record found.
vii. Rachael Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1831, prob. Hampden, ME; d. 26 Dec 1891, Hampden, ME; buried Locust Grove Cemetery, Hampden, ME.
viii. Christianna Whitney, b. May 1833, prob. Hampden, ME; d. after 1920, then unmarried.
ix. Elmira Whitney, b. ca. 1836, ME, prob. Hampden, ME; d. after 1837; no further record found.
x. Eliza Whitney, b. ca. 1837, prob. Hampden, ME; no further record found.
xi. William W. Whitney, b. 30 May 1843, prob. Hampden, ME; m. Hellen Maria Kimball.

Census

392 401 Rueben Whitney 60 M - Farmer $400 Maine Eliza " 52 F - " Elisha " 25 M - Seaman $400 " Ezekiel " 22 M - Farmer " Rachael " 18 F - " Attended school Christianna " 16 F - " Attended school Elmira " 14 F - " Attended school William " 8 M - " Attended school

83 82 Reuben Whitney 69 M - Farmer $300 $100 Maine Eliza D. " 61 F - Massachusetts Rachel " 28 F - Maine Christine " 26 F - " William W. " 18 F - " [sic] 84 83 Ezekiel D. Whitney 32 M - Farmer $400 $100 Maine Ann N. " 28 F - " Flavilla R. " 9 F - " Elmira H. " 4 F - " Reuben H. " 3 M - " Weshenton " 9/12 M - " 86 84 Elisha Whitney 36 M - Farmer $1280 $250 Maine Mary E. " 28 F - " Carrie " 6 F - " George W. " 4 M - " Lizie " 3 F - "

83 90 Whitney, Ezekiel 42 M W Farmer $300 -- Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Anne Maria 38 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Reuben 76 M W Farm Laborer Maine -----, Flavilla 19 F W Domestic Serv't Maine -----, Elmira 14 F W At home Maine Attended school -----, Reuben H. 13 M W At home Maine Attended school, Cannot write -----, Martha 8 F W At home Maine Attended school -----, Arthur 2 M W At home Maine

501 805 Comstock, John 47 M W Works in Machine Shop Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Emma 46 F W Keeping House " -----, John E. 11 M W Attends School Maine Attended school 806 Cobin, Joel M. 41 M W Overseer in Cotton Mill Rhode Island Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah E. 37 F W Keeping House New Hampshire Goward, Chas. W. 17 M W Works in Cotton Mill Mass. 807 Bean, Rufus L. 35 M W Overseer in Cotton Mill New Hampshire Male citizen over 21 -----, Nannie A. 25 F W Keeping House Maryland Forrest, James P. 26 M W Works in Cotton Mill " Male citizen over 21 -----, Dora 20 F W Works in Cotton Mill Nova Scotia Parents foreign born Bean, Frank 16 M W Works in Cotton Mill Maine 808 Staples, Chas. F. 29 M W Works in Machine Shop " Male citizen over 21 -----, Leroy 18 M W Engravers Appr. " -----, Flora 14 F W Works in Cotton Mill Mass. Whitney, Christina 35 F W Domestic Servant Maine

Sarah A. STEVENS 49 Self F W W ME Keeping House ME ME Emma B. BURLEIGH 19 Oth F S W NH Keeping House NH ME Henry HERSEY 50 Oth M S W MA Retired Upholsterer --- MA Christine WHITNEY 46 Oth F S W ME Cook ME MA

32 70 Gerrish, George Head W M Dec 1829 70 wid Massachusetts New Hampshire New Hampshire Landlord, Owns free house Whitney, Christine Ldgr W F May 1833 67 sgl Maine Maine Maine Housekeeper Browall, Gustave Ldgr W M Apr 1863 37 sgl Sweden Sweden Sweden Cabinet Maker 33 71 Whitney, Justin Head W M Jul 1831 68 mar 23 Massachusetts New Hampshire New Hampshire Druggist, Owns mortgaged house -----, Emma J. Wife W F Dec 1847 52 mar 23 2ch 1liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts -----, Grace E. Dau W F Mar 1885 20 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Bookeeper shoe fact. Ayers, Jennie Ldgr W F Nov 1879 17 sgl Massachusetts New York New York Clerk machinest

  • 1910, daughter Christine not found.
  • 1920, Hampden, Penobscot Co., ME: Christina Whitney, 87, aunt, living with niece Elizabeth W. Nason,

References

1.^  "Ruben [Whitney], son of Thomas and Anna, born 5 December 1789," according to Hampden, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  The names of Reuben's children come from the Hampden, ME Special Census of 1837:
Reuben Whitney & wife:

Charles
Thomas
Elisha
Susan
Ezekiel
Washington
Rachel
Christiana
Elmira
Eliza

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