Family:Whitney, Joseph (1813-1895)

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Joseph7 Whitney (Levi6, Abel5, Naham4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Levi6 and Happy (Higgins) Whitney, was born 28 Dec 1813, Standish, ME,[1] was baptized 1 Sep 1815, Standish, ME,[2] and died 8 Dec 1895, prob. North Berwick, ME.

He married 9 Apr 1837, Fryeburg, ME, Harriet Charlotte Morse, daughter of Samuel and Harriet (-----) Morse. She was born about 1813, NH, or Roxbury, MA, and died 9 May 1892, Lowell, MA, aged 79 years 1 month, of septicaemia.[3]

Joseph and Harriet are buried in the Dolloff Road Cemetery, Standish, ME.

Rev. Joseph Whitney was a Free Will Baptist Minister.

Children of Joseph7 and Harriet Charlotte (Morse) Whitney:

i. Harriet Ann8 Whitney, b. Feb 1838, poss. Standish, ME; d. 16 Mar 1872, Standish, ME; "Miss" m. (int. 15 Jun 1859, Standish, ME[4]) 22 Jun 1859, "Mr."Lyman Shaw, "both of Standish";[5] buried in the Dolloff Road Cemetery, Standish, ME.
ii. Nathan F. Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1840, poss. Standish, ME; d. 9 Aug 1862, Cedar Mountain, VA; unmarried. He is buried in the Dolloff Road Cemetery in Standish, ME. He was a Civil War casualty. His parents received pensions from the U.S. government.[6]
iii. Lucetta M. Whitney, b. ca. 1844, poss. Standish, ME; d. after 1850.
iv. Addie F. Whitney, b. 1853, Windham, ME; m. 23 Dec 1873, Tuftonborough, NH, Samuel H. Gilman.[7] She does not appear in the family in 1860 or 1870, and is not found either year.


The date of their marriage is taken from the Civil War pension file of their son Nathan. The exact date of Nathan's birth is calculated from his grave marker record.


253 275 Joseph Whitney 36 M - Clergyman Maine Charlotte F. " 37 F - " Harriet Ann " 13 F - " Attended school Nathan F. " 10 M - " Attended school Lucetta M. " 6 F - " Attended school

184 192 Joseph Whitney Jr. 46 M - Old School F. B. $700 $200 Maine Married in year Harriet C. " 47 F - N.H. Nathan F. " 29 M - Teacher com. schools Maine Attended school James Fifield 11 M - N.H. Attended school

Nathan's age is wrong, and probably should be 19, not 29.

1105 1175 Whitney, Joseph 56 M W Baptist Clergyman $500 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Harriet 56 F W Keeping house Maine

332 337 York, Josiah H. Head W M Dec 1860 39 mar 9 Maine Maine Maine Farmer, Owns mortgaged farm -----, Carrie H. Wife W F May 1863 37 mar 9 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Matilda Moth W F Jan 1838 62 wid 2ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine Haley, Alice M. Niec W F Aug 1892 7 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school Whitney, Harriet C. Brdr W F Dec 1826 73 wid 3ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine


1.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 28 Dec 1813," according to Standish Vital Records, [2:no page #].

2.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Sep. 1, 1815, by Dr. Deane," according to Standish Vital Records.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 428, page 234.

4.^  "Harriet A. [Whitney], Miss, and Mr. Lyman Shaw, both of Standish, [intentions] filed 15 June 1859, Certified 20 June 1859," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  "Harriet A. [Whitney], and Lyman Shaw, both of Standish, m. 22 June 1859 by Rev. Potter," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "June 22, 1859, Lyman SHAW & Harriet A. WHITNEY, b. of Standish; by Rev. James S. POTTER, Standish (C:355)," according to Kelley, Judith Holbrook, ed. and transcr., Clayton Rand Adams, ed., Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 29 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 553.

6.^  Civil War Pension File of Nathan F. Whitney; Father's Application # 555.222, Certificate # 385.096; Mother's Application # 180.278, Certificate # 138.006; National Archives, Washington, DC.

Application filed by father, Joseph, from South Berwick, ME 0n 18 August 1892. He was age 78, a resident of North Berwick, ME. From those applications:
Nathan F. Whitney enlisted in Co. E, 10th Maine Regiment at Portland, ME (Cape Elizabeth) on 4 October 1861. He died at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862 from a gunshot wound. No widow or children.

7.^  "Addie F. Whitney (b. 1853, Windham, Cumberland Co., ME, d. of Joseph Whitney & Harriet) & Samuel H. Gilman, m. 23 Dec 1873, Tuftonborough, Carroll Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

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