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Town of Litchfield, History of Litchfield and an Account of Its Centennial Celebrations, 1895 (Litchfield, ME: Kennebec Journal Print, 1897).

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[p. 39]

Children of Barnabas and Meliitable (Smith) Baker:

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Mercy, b. August 8, 1774, married Reuben Whitney, May 17, 1798.
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[p. 51]

Children of Heli and Martha (Dunlap) Bassett, born in Litchfield:

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Apphia G., b. October 29, 1832, married 1st, David Church; 2d, William Whitney. Died October 20, 1890, Gardiner.

[pp. 71-72]

Children of Hugh and Ada (Gatchell) Burke:

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James S., b. July 29, 1837, married Ada Whitney. Lives in Lewiston.
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[p. 77]

Children of William and Mary (Alexander) Chase:

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William E., b. February 5, 1839, married Sarah J. Whitney. Lives in Auburn, Me.
Nancy J., b. September 24, 1840, married Robert S. Whitney.
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Hannah Olivia, b. July 9, 1847, married Charles Whitney.

[p. 140]

Children of John and Asenath (Southard) Gowell:

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Louiza, b. February 14, 1802, married Ebenezer Whitney. Lived in West Gardiner.
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[p. 151]

Children of Luther and Eliza (Greeley) Hall:

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Elmira E., b. March 3, 1837, married Robert S. Whitney. She died September 29, 1863.
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[p. 242]

Children of Esdras and Thankful (Cook) Nickerson:

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Eliza, married Otis Whitney. Lived in Richmond.

[p. 246]

Children of Wm. and Ruth Paine:

Olive, b. August 15, 1809. Married Gorham Whitney.
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[p. 267]

Children of David and Adah (Witlierell) Potter:

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John C., b. September 15, 1823. Married Augusta Whitney. Lived in Cambridgeport, Mass. Died November 23. 1876.
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[p. 296]

Children of Hetherly Randall and Elmira (Sawyer) Robinson:

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Mary Elizabeth, b. January 18, 1847. Married O. W. Whitney. Lives in Santa Cruz, Cal.

[p. 311]

Children of Joseph and Martha (Robinson) Smith:

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Agna, b. April 13, 18n. Married William G. Whitney. Died in Lee, Me., April 19, 1893.
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[p. 319]

Children of John and Faith (Smith) Smith:

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Rosanna, b. December 12, 1800. Married Simeon Whitney. Lived in Moscow.
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[p. 320]

Children of Asaph and Rebecca (Davis) Smith:

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Lydia, b. July 22, 1808. Married Abel Whitney. Lived in Gardiner.
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[p. 351]

Children of Joel and Ruth (Dwinal) Thompson:

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Rachel W., b. March 21, 1835. Married Major Warren L. Whitney. Died in Bangor, April 21, 1880.

[p. 393]

WHITNEY.

Reuben Whitney, born in Standish, Me., 1764, was the son of Nathaniel Whitney, and a descendant of John Whitney, who came to Watertówn, Mass., in 1635, from England. Reuben was a millwright by trade. He married Mercy Baker, daughter of Barnabas and Mehitable (Smith) Baker, May 17, 1798, and lived near the Corner. He died February 13, 1836. His wife died in 1840.

Children of Reuben and Mercy (Baker) Whitney:

Simeon, b. May 6, 1799. Married Sally White and lived in Gardiner. Died February 27, 1859.
Levi, b. November 26, 1800. Married 1st, Mary Hutchinson; 2nd, Henrietta Rogers.
Otis, b. December 1, 1802. Died August 20, 1824.
Reuben, b. May 1, 1804. Married Mary White.

[p. 394]

Gorham, b. June 19, 1806. Married Olive Paine. Lived in Gardiner. Died May 14, 1859. Olive, his wife, died April 15, 1890.
Sally, b. July 10, 1809. Married Nathaniel Decker.
Abel, b. September 16, 1811. Married Lydia Smith. He died in Gardiner, July 8, 1892.
Rebecca, b. April 29, 1814. Married Thomas W. Andrews. Lived in Gardiner. Died in 1882.
Lucy, b. 1817. Married George Haskell. Lives in New Gloucester.

Reuben Whitney, Jr., lived at the Corner, near the Academy building. He died in 1842.

Children of Reuben and Mary (White) Whitney:

Tryphenia, b. 1831. Married Charles Bancroft. Died in Richmond in 1890.
Julia, b. 1833. Married Russell Phillips. Lived in Milford, Me.
Sarah, b. 1834. Married Zina Bowen. She died in Bowdoinham, in 1880.
William, b. December 5, 1835. Married Apphia (Bassett) Church. Lives in Gardiner.
Reuben, b. 1836. Married Lucy Butler. Died in 1874, in Bowdoinham.
Elisha W., b. May 4, 1838. Killed in the army.
Mary W., b. September 26, 1842. Married William Berry. Lives in Bowdoinham.

Ebenezer Whitney, born in Brunswick in 1762, was a descendant of John, who came to Watertown, Mass., from England in 1635, and was the son of Samuel Whitney, Jr., who was born September 15, 1731; captured by the Indians in Brunswick, Me., in 1754; taken by them and kept in captivity for seven years, when he was ransomed. There is a letter on file at the State House in Boston, from him, which he sent to the legislature, while he was in captivity asking to be ransomed. At the time he was captured, his father, Samuel, Senior, was killed and scalped by the Indians. Ebenezer Whitney came to Litchfield before 1800, and lived near Hatch's Corner. He afterwards moved to Bowdoin. Mr. Whitney was a Revolutionary soldier and died February 14, 1849.

Children of Ebenezer and Mehitable Whitney:

Eleazur, b. April 28, 1785. Married 1st, Dolly Black; 2nd, Abbie D. Smith.
Robert, b. August 30, 1789.
Samuel, b. September 12, 1793. Married Betsey Frost.

[p. 395]

Polly, b. November 17, 1795. Married Elijah Brown.
Ebenezer, b. May 18, 1800. Married Louiza Gowell. He died April 30, 1883, in West Gardiner. Louiza, his wife, died April 21, 1878.
Elizabeth, b. December 5, 1801. Married Samuel Hinkley. Lived in Lisbon, Me.
Rachel, b. January 23, 1804. Married Jonas Hunter.
David, b. February 2, 1807. Died February 8, 1817.
Thomas E., b. February 8, 1810. Married Hepzibah Brown.

Eleazur Whitney, son of Ebenezer, lived in Litchfield for several years and then in West Gardiner and Belgrade.

Children of Eleazur and Dolly (Black) Whitney:

Oliver, b. September 10, 1813. Married Julia Bisbee.
Mary, b. December 29, 1814.
Hannah.
Dolly.
Sarah.
NATHAN WHITNEY.

Nathan Whitney came from Lisbon in 1816, and bought a farm of Joel Thompson on Oak Hill. He lived in town several years and was a prominent man. He afterwards moved to Gardiner.

ABIEZER H. WHITNEY.

Abiezer H. Whitney came to Litchfield from Lisbon, Me., about 1815. He was a son of Nathan and a descendant of John Whitney. He was born March 29, 1794, and died July 17, 1865. He married, first, Betsey White, and second, Susan Yeaton.

Children of Abiezer H. and Betsey (White) Whitney:

David W., b. August 12, 1817. Married 1st, Olena E. Church; 2nd, Philena Church.
Sarah, b. January 3, 1819. Died October 3, 1891.
Albert, b. June 20, 1821. Died December 18, 1881.
Julia A., b. June 27, 1823. Died September. 1892.
Hannah, b. November 10, 1825.
Havliah, b. November 25, 1827.
Louiza C., b. October 22, 1829.
Edwin, b. May 15, 1833. Died June 17, 1837.
Martha W., b. February 29, 1836. Married 1st, Thomas Godfrey; 2nd, Dr. S. C. Bussell.
Frances, b. December 21, 1837.

By second wife, Susan Yeaton:

Charles Edwin, b. 1845. Died in New Orleans.

[pp. 512]

Committee on Band Table—-F. P. Thayer and wife, Mr. W. S. Purinton and wife, Mrs. I. W. Gilbert, H. Paine and wife,

[p. 513]

J. E. Jack and wife, Millarcl Rogers and wife, S. H. Ring and wife, C. A. Metcalf and wife, A. C. True and wife, Edgar S. Briery and wife, Geo. N. Fogg and wife, Ed. Whitney and wife.


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