Family:Whitney, Samuel (1837-1890)

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Samuel9 Whitney ([prob.] Asa8, Jonathan7, Jonathan6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1), probably son of Asa8 and Rhoda (Blaisdell) Whitney, was born 25 Jan 1837, ME, and died 7 Feb 1890, Auburn, ME. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn, ME.[1]

He married, 9 Apr 1863, Mount Vernon, ME, Minerva Sylvester Gallison,[2] daughter of John Sylvanus and Sarah Wilder (Sprague) Gallison. She was born 11 Oct 1840, ME, and died 20 Nov 1889, Auburn, ME, aged 49 years 1 month 9 days. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn, ME.[3]

Samuel Whitney was probably the son of Asa and Rhoda (Blaisdell) Whitney of Jay and Mount Vernon, Maine. For some reason Samuel as a 13 year old boy was living with the Townsend family in Wilton, Maine, in 1850. By 1860 Samuel had moved to Aroostook County where Minerva Gallison was also living. He married her in 1863 and shortly thereafter joined the First Maine Cavalry Regiment. After the war they settled in Auburn. They had at least two children: Frank L., b. abt 1868, and Mabel S., b. abt 1866. Frank married one Grace Sturtevant and at least for a while they lived in San Diego, California. They had at least one daughter Alvina [or Alverna] Whitney. b. abt 1900 in Maine. of whom there is no further record after the 1910 census.

Children of Samuel9 and Minerva Sylvester (Gallison) Whitney:

i. Mabel Sarah10 Whitney, b. ca. 1866, ME; m. 3 May 1890, Auburn, ME, Clenton A. Sampson.[4]
ii. Frank L. Whitney, b. Apr 1868, ME; m. 1 May 1894, Auburn, ME, Grace E. Sturtevant.[5]


640 640 Samuel Whitney 24 M - Farmer Maine Charles S. Hilton 21 M - Labourer Do Abigail Curtis 18 F - Domestic Do William Gilchrist 25 M - Labourer Do

148 212 Whitney, Samuel 33 M W Soap Manufacturer Me. Male citizen over 21 " Minerva 29 F W Keeping house Me. " Sarah 4 F W Me. " Frank 2 M W Me.

Samuel WHITNEY 43 Self M M W ME ME ME Minerva WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Mabel S. WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W ME At School ME ME Frank S. WHITNEY 12 Son M S W ME ME ME

90 93 Whitney, Frank Head W M Apr 1868 32 mar 6 Maine Maine Maine Carpenter, Owns free house -----, Grace E. Wife W F Oct 1875 24 mar 6 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine Stetson, Annie M. Srvt W F Jun 1878 21 div 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine Housekeeper


  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #43124613, Samuel Whitney.

2.^  Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, at

3.^  FindAGrave Memorial #43124614, Malinda S. Gallison Whitney.

4.^  Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, at

5.^  Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, at

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