Family:Whitney, Eben B. (1835-1902)

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Eben B. Whitney, illegitimate son of ----- and Mary P. (-----) Whitney, was born 25 Feb 1835, Bowdoin, ME,[1] and died 17 Nov 1902, Omaha, NE. He was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, NE.[2]

He married firstly, 26 Apr 1860, Wayne, ME (also recorded in Lisbon, ME), Helen M. Hill.[3] She was born about 1842, South Exeter, NH, or ME, and died in 1866.

He married secondly, 14 May 1867, Lisbon, ME, Adelia Anna Eaton,[4] daughter of Samuel Warren and Mary (Hanson) Eaton. She was born 7 Jul 1848, Wilton, ME, and died 9 Dec 1931, Omaha, NE. She was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, NE.[5]

He served in Co. B, 15th Maine Infantry, in the Civil War.

For an exposition of his known facts, see an article by Kenneth L. Whitney.

Children of Eben B. and Helen M. (Hill) Whitney:

i. Elwood Clarrender Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1862, Blue Hill, ME; m. Ella May Ricker.
ii. Sallie Hill Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1865, Blue Hill, ME.
iii. (daughter) Whitney, b. Jun 1866, Bowdoinham, ME; d. Jun 1866, Deer Isle, ME.
iv. Nellie May Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1867, Blue Hill, ME; d. 11 Jul 1870, ME.

Children of Eben B. and Adelia Anna (Eaton) Whitney:

ii. Hattie Mae Whitney, b. Sep 1866, ME; d. 15 Dec 1947, Omaha, NE; bur. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, NE;[6] m. 29 Nov 1894, Omaha, NE, Arthur A. Heath.
iii. Etta Lauretta Whitney, b. May 1871, ME.
iv. Walter W. Whitney, b. Jul 1873, ME; m. Emma Christine Marshall.
v. Daniel Orlando Whitney, b. Aug 1875, ME; m. Lotta Shelley.
vi. David Harold Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1881, ME; d. 23 Nov 1957; bur. Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, CA;[7] m. Bertha C. Vogt.
vii. Pearly Charles Whitney, b. Oct 1886, ME; d. 1947; m. Ella Mae Schofield.
viii. Theodora Estelle (Dora) Whitney, b. 29 Jan 1890, ME.


  • 1850, Bowdoin, Lincoln Co., ME, p. 338R/676:

258 258 William Kielley M - 68 Farmer $500 Maine Mary " F = 61 Maine Alexander " M - 23 Labourer Maine Albion " M - 20 Labourer Maine John " M - 18 Labourer Maine Joseph " M - 14 Maine Eben Brimijoin M - 15 Labourer Maine

479 522 William W. Bryant 46 M - Farmer $1200 $500 Maine Illiterate Clorinda " 39 F - do Charles " 8 M - do 523 Eben B. Whitney 25 M - Farmer do Married in year Helen N. " 18 F - do Married in year Joseph " 15 M - Farm Laborer do Attended school

257 282 Whitney, E. B. 34 M W Carpenter in Mill $100 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Adelia 21 F W Keeping House " -----, Hattie 3 F W " -----, Infant 1/12 F W " Born in May 283 Eaton, J. W. 58 M W Farmer $1000 -- " Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 61 F W Keeping House "

Mary EATON 70 Self F W W ME Keeping House ME ME Eben WHITNEY 42 SonL M M W ME House Carpenter ME ME Adelia WHITNEY 32 Dau F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Hattie M. WHITNEY 14 GDau F S W ME At School ME ME Lauretta WHITNEY 9 GDau F S W ME At School ME ME Walter W. WHITNEY 6 GSon M S W ME At School ME ME Daniel WHITNEY 4 GSon M S W ME ME ME Elwood WHITNEY 19 GSon M S W ME At Home ME ME

116 180 Whitney Eben E. Head W M Feb 1835 65 mar 33 Maine Iowa Maine Carpenter R.R., Owns free house -----, Adelia A. Wife W F Jul 1849 56 mar 33 7ch 6liv Maine Maine Maine -----, David H. Son W M Aug 1881 18 sgl Nebraska Maine Maine Packing house clk. -----, Charles Perley Son W M Oct 1884 15 sgl Nebraska Maine Maine At school -----, Dora E. Dau W F Jan 1890 10 sgl Nebraska Maine Maine At school


  • Census records.

1.^  Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, from

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #18639610, Pvt. Eben Brimijoin Whitney.

3.^  "Eben B. [Whitney] of Lisbon and Hellen M. Dill of South Exeter, [married] May 6, 1860," according to Lisbon, Maine, Vital Records, p. 310.

4.^  "Eben B. [Whitney] and Zadelia A. [Adelia A. in Int.] Eaton, both of Lisbon, [married] May 14, 1867," according to Lisbon, Maine, Vital Records, p. 317.

5.^  Find A Grave Memorial #73059891, Adelia Anna Eaton Whitney.

6.^  Find A Grave Memorial #172094413, Hattie Whitney Heath.

7.^  Find A Grave Memorial #58763964, Sgt. David Harold Whitney.

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