Family:Whitney, Calvin Harlow (1814-1892)

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Calvin Harlow7 Whitney (John6, Amos5, Amos4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of John6 and Betsey (Fairbanks) Whitney, was born 22 Nov 1814, Newburgh, ME, and died 15 Nov 1892.

He "of Newburgh" married 6 Jun 1850, Monson, ME, Rebecca C. Stewart of St. Albans, ME.[1] She was born about 1830, ME, and died after 1880.

Calvin resided in Newburgh, ME. He was at first a merchant, and then a farmer.

He was proably the C. H. Whitney, Justice of the Peace, Penobscot, 15 Sep 1844.[2]

Children of Calvin Harlow7 and Rebecca C. (Steward) Whitney:

i. Charles Albert8 Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1851, Newburgh, ME; m. Martha Merrill.
ii. Olive E. Whitney, b. ca. 1853, Newburgh, ME; "of Newburgh" m. 14 Feb 1874, Penobscot Co., ME, Arthur Merrill, "of Williamsburgh",[3] b. East Corinth, ME. Children:
a. Kate W. Merrill, b. 31 Dec 1874, Brownville, ME, m. Edgar G. Verrill.[4]
iii. John R. Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1856, Newburgh, ME; d. 4 Aug 1919, Hampden, ME; m. Emma F. Spicer, 15 FEB 1901 in Rutland, VT. She was b. 11 Aug 1866 in Michigan, the
daughter of John and Annet (Allen) Spicer. She d. 29 Jan 1908 in Hampden, ME. Both are buried in the Hill Cemetery, Newburgh Center, ME.
iv. Jennie L. Whitney, b. ca. 1859, prob. Newburgh, ME; d. after 1880.
v. Sarah Rebecca Whitney, b. ca. 1865, Newburgh, ME; d. 1942; m. 3 Oct 1895 in Hampden, ME, Ernest Franklin Reed, the son of Charles F. and Carrie (Goss) Reed. He was b. 10 Sep 1873 in Levant, ME and d. in 1949. Both are buried in the South Levant Cemetery, Levant, ME.
vi. Calvin Lincoln Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1867, Newburgh, ME; lived in Alameda Co., CA from 1900-1902. Nothing more known.


603 604 Calvin H. Whitney 35 M - Machinist $800 [Me.] Rebecca C. Whitney 20 F - [Me.]

478 469 Calvin H. Whitney 45 M - Farmer $2000 $1370 Maine Rebecca C. " 30 F - " Charles A. " 9 M - " Attended school Olive E. " 7 F - " Attended school John R. Whitney 4 M - Maine Jenny L. " 1 F - " Abram Jerow 20 M - Farm Laborer New Brunswick

165 172 Whitney, C. H. 55 M W Farmer $4500 $2710 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Rebecca C. 40 F W Keeping House " -----, Chs. A. 19 M W Farm laborer " Attended school -----, Olive E. 17 F W At Home " Attended school -----, John B. 14 M W " " " Attended school -----, Jennie L. 11 F W At School " Attended school -----, S. Rebecca 5 F W " " " Attended school -----, C. Lincoln 3 M W " Fields, G. H. 40 M W Farm laborer " Male citizen over 21

Calvin WHITNEY 65 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Rebecca C. WHITNEY 50 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME John N. WHITNEY 23 Son M S W ME At Home & Farmer ME ME Jennie WHITNEY 20 Dau F S W ME Teacher & Housework ME ME L. Rebecca WHITNEY 15 Dau F S W ME At Home ME ME Calvin L. WHITNEY 13 Son M S W ME At Home ME ME


  • Ruth Gray, Penobscot Co., Maine, Marriage Returns
  • Thelma Eye Brooks, ed., Funeral Records of the Harvey Funeral Home, Carmel, ME (D.A.R. Library, Washington, DC)

1.^  Archive:Vital Records, Maine, Penobscot County Marriage Returns

2.^  Archive:Etna, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Arthur Merrill of Williamsburgh and Olive E. Whitney of Newburgh, 14 February 1874," according to Ruth Gray, ed., Penobscot County, Maine Marriage Records prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1994).

4.^  "Mrs. Kate W. Verrill, b. 31 Dec 1874, Brownville, ME, d. 24 Feb 1920, Hermon Pond, ME, res. Hermon Pond, ME, White married female, age 45 years, 1 month, 24 days, housewife, Wife of Edgar G. Verrill, daughter of Arthur Merrill (b. East Corinth, Maine) and Olive Whitney (b. Newburg, ME), of Cardiac dilatation (chronic Bright’s Disease of 15 years), bur. Hermon Pond Cemetery, Lot #24, second division, 1 March 1920," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., Vital Records of Carmel, Maine Prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1994).

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