Archive:Civil War Pension File, Moses Bray Whitney
Civil War Pension File of Moses Bray Whitney
Widow: Emeline J. Whitney
Widow Applic. # 388816 Cert. # 275715
National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
Moses Bray Whitney was born about 1826 at Letter E Plantation in Somerset Co., Maine. He is mentioned in George Burbank Sedgeley's Micah Whitney genealogy.
Emeline J. Whitney applied for a widow's pension while living in Stephen, Marshall Co., Minnesota. Living with her was her daughter, Alice J. Whitney.
Moses Whitney enrolled in Co. B, 8th Minnesota Regiment at Lake City, Minnesota on 20 August 1862. He was mustered out on 11 July 1865 at Charlotte, North Carolina. He contracted small pox at Fort Ripley, Minnesota on 20 April 1864. He subsequently developed chronic diarrhea.
Moses' first wife died in September, 1854 in Caruduc (Caratunk?), Maine. His son by this first wife is Edgar F. Whitney., a resident of Warren, Marshall Co., MN. He was 38 years old in 1890.
Moses' brother was Ezra Whitney, a resident of Rockland, Knox Co., Maine.
Moses maried Emeline J. Converse 15 Setember 1856 in Reads Landing, Wabasha Co., Minnesota where they both resided.
Moses died of stomach and bowel disease at Stephen, MN 29 February 1880.