Family:Whitney, Francis R. (1845-1912)

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Francis R.8 Whitney (Sewall7, Jacob6, Ebenezer5, Amos4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Sewall7 and Elizabeth (Fly) Whitney, was born 11 Jan 1845, Buxton, ME, and died 13 Mar 1912, Georgetown, MA.

He married firstly, before 1869, Fannie Corrigan. She was born about 1853, New Brunswick, Canada

He "Francis R." married secondly, 20 Oct 1877, York Co., ME, Sarah R. Cole "both of Gorham".[1]

He also appears as "Frank B. Whitney". In 1873 he was a hostler living at 34 Ward St., Boston, MA.

Frank was a soldier during the Civil War. He was a Private in Co. I, 20th Maine Infantry. He applied for a pension for his service, but his claim was rejected.

Children of Francis R.8 and Fannie (Corrigan) Whitney:

i. Henry9 Whitney, b. 21 Dec 1869, Gorham, ME; d. aft. 1880.
ii. Fred Frost Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1872, Gorham, ME; d. 2 Nov 1919, Georgetown, MA.
iii. Joseph George Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1873, Boston, MA.[2]

Children of Francis R.8 and Sarah R. (Cole) Whitney, if any, unknown.


282 313 Whitney, Frank 25 M W Works on R. Road Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Fanny 19 F W Keeping house New Brunswick Parents foreign born -----, Henry 6/12 M W Maine Born in Sep Rogers, Eunice 23 F W Seamstress Maine

Frank WHITNEY 35 Self M M W ME Teamster ME ME Sarah WHITNEY 24 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Henry WHITNEY 10 Son M S W ME At School ME ME Fred WHITNEY 7 Son M S W ME ME ME

135 162 Perley, Elizabeth A. Head W F Sep 1819 80 wid 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Farmer, Owns free farm Whitney, Frank Srvt W M May 1843 57 wid Maine Maine Maine Farm laborer


  • Census records.

1.^  "20 October 1877, Francis R. Whitney and Sarah R. Cole, both of Gorham [married]," according to [[Archive:Vital Records, Maine, York County Marriage Returns|J. E. Frost & J. C. Anderson, eds., Marriage Returns of York County, Maine Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication #13 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1993).

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 252, page 45.

3. From the Civil War Pension File of Frank R. Whitney; Co. I, 20th Maine Infantry.

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