Family:Whitney, Stephen Thomas (1821-1897)

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Stephen Thomas8 Whitney (Freeman7, Enoch6, Moses5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Freeman7 and Mary S. (Gray) Whitney, was born 15 May 1821, Harrison, ME, and died 15 Dec 1897, Harrison, ME.

He married, int. 12 Apr 1845, cert. 28 Apr 1845, 4 May 1845, Harrison, ME, Catherine Brown.[1] She was born 28 Aug 1820 or Aug 1822, Waterford, ME, and died 30 Dec 1905, aged 76 years 7 months 6 days.[2]

He is a farmer and veterinary surgeon; resided Harrison, ME.

Children of Stephen Thomas8 and Catherine (Brown) Whitney:

i. Mary9 Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1846; d. 4 May 1846, Harrison, ME.
ii. Irene L. Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1847; d. 23 Jun 1865, Harrison, ME.
iii. Ann Eliza Whitney, b. 11 Jul 1849; int. 13 May 1880, cert. 18 May 1880, m. 25 May 1880, George E. Tarbox, of Harrison.[3] George E. Tarbox was engaged a number of years in the business of manufacturing clothing for Boston contracts. He has been an active farmer, and has served the town on board of selectmen and as a member of school committee. He represented his district (Harrison and Otisfield) in the Legislature of 1907. He has been station agent for the Bridgton & Saco Valley R. R. at Harrison Village and is now employed in an extensive lumber business in Cornish, for the Maine Central R.R. Co. Children:
a. Chester D. Tarbox, b. -----; proprietor of a flourishing livery business in Harrison Village.
iv. Frances D. Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1851; d. Newport, RI; m. Apr 1872, Daniel Woodsum,[4] b. 12 Mar 1847, Harrison, ME, son of John and Chloe (Howard) Woodsum. He was a skilled machinist at engineer, and in company with his brother, Frank M., invented a superior type of turbine water wheel in their early life. They worked at Harrison a few years in a machine shop, and subsequently went to New Hampshire, and built several steamboats to run on Lake Sunapee, owning the line for transportation of passengers and freight and for excursion use on that fine like which is surrounded by several fashionable summer resorts. Children:
a. Silas Melvin Woodsum, b. -----; he was a brilliant scholar; graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1889; studied law in New York. He was obliged to go to Denver, Colo., on account of ill health, but finished his law studies there and was admitted to the Bar. He died in Denver in 1900. He married Miss Estelle Hubbard of New York, a fine singer in New York and Philadelphia churches.
b. Edgar Woodsum, b. 13 Feb 1877; lives with his mother in Newport, RI, unmarried.
v. Charles Sumner Whitney, b. 6 May 1853; m. Anna Decker Ridlon.
vi. William Henry Whitney, b. 12 May 1855; m. Laura Ella9 Whitney.
vii. Stephen Horace Whitney, b. 24 Aug 1857; m. Harriet "Hattie" Waldron Rodick.
viii. Fred Augustus Whitney, b. 20 Nov 1859; m. Mabel Wheeler of Berlin, NH, b. 7 May 1862, d. 19 June 1935.
ix. Kate Elizabeth Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1861; d. 28 Sep 1922; "Lizzie K." m. int. 14 Sep 1882, Andrew J. Ricker, of East Baldwin, Portland. or Hiram, ME.[5]


647 657 Stephen Whitney 36 M - Farmer $500 Maine Catherine Whitney 33 F - do Irene Whitney 3 F - do Ann E. Whitney 1 F - do

330 330 Stephen T. Whitney 39 M - Farmer $1500 $50 Harrison Me. Catharine " 30 F - Wife Waterford " Irene J. " 12 F - Harrison " Attended school Ann E. " 10 F - " " Attended school Frances D. " 9 F - " " Attended school Charles S. " 7 M - " " Attended school William H. " 5 M - " " Attended school Stephen H. " 2 M - " " Fred A. " 6/12 M - " "

116 117 Whitney, Stephen T. 49 M W Farmer $2000 $500 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Catharine 49 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Frances D. 19 F W Maine -----, Wm. Henry 15 M W At Home Maine Attends school -----, Stephen H. 11 M W Attends school Maine Attends school -----, Fred A. 10 M W Attends school Maine Attends school -----, Kate E. 8 F W Attends school Maine Attends school

Stephen WHITNEY 59 Self M M W ME Farmer ME MA Catherine WHITNEY 59 Wife F M W ME Housekeeping MA ME Horace WHITNEY 23 Son M S W ME Works On Farm ME ME Fred A. WHITNEY 20 Son M S W ME Works At Home ME ME Kate E. WHITNEY 18 Dau F S W ME ME ME

190 192 Tarbox, George E. Head W M Mar 1859 43 mar 20 Maine Maine Maine Station agent, Owns free farm -----, Annie E. Wife W F May 1855 45 mar 20 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Chester D. Son W M Jan 1881 19 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school Whitney, Catherine MiL W F Aug 1822 78 wid 9ch 7liv Maine Maine Maine Whitney, Bessie Niec W F Mar 1880 20 sgl Maine Maine Maine School teacher


1.^  "Mar. 4, 1845, Stephen T. WHITNEY & Catharine BROWN, b. of Harrison; by Francis BLAKE, J.P., Harrison (B:311)," 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. 300.

2.^  Harrison, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  Harrison, Maine, Vital Records.

4.^  Harrison, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  Harrison, Maine, Vital Records.

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