Family:Whitney, Calvin C. (c1813-a1880)

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Calvin C.6 Whitney (Nathan5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Nathan5 and Sarah (Godfrey) Whitney, was born about 1812-1814, probably Lisbon Falls, ME, and died after 1880.

He married firstly, before 1839, Belsirah G. -----. She was born about 1810, ME, and died 26 May 1861, Skowhegan, ME, aged 51 years.[1]

He married secondly, 26 Oct 1868, Skowhegan, ME, Harriet Maria Butler.[2] She was born about 1830, ME, and died after 1880. She may have been the Harriet M. Kelly who married, 20 Oct 1860, Winthrop, ME, Charles E. Butler.[3]

On 19 Jul 1843, Calvin C. Whitney was admitted on trial at the Maine Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a preacher stationed at Parkman, Augusta District, ME. He on trial 14 Aug 1844.[4]

It's interesting to see his occupation change. In 1840, he was in agriculture; 1850, clergyman; 1860, apothecary; 1870, insurance agent; and 1880, publisher.

Children of Calvin C.6 and Belsirah G. (-----) Whitney:

i. Olive Hattie7 Whitney, b. ca. 1839, Portland, ME; m. 2 Mar 1867, Boston, MA, Franklin D. Drake, b. ca. 1831, Sangersville, ME, son of Eingman and Louise (-----) Drake.[5]
ii. Charles M. Whitney, b. ca. 1843, ME.
iii. Susan B. Whitney, b. ca. 1846, ME; probably the same as "Mary J." in 1860 census.

Children of Calvin C.6 and Harriet Maria (?Kelly?)(Butler) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Census

186 205 Calvin E. Whitney 38 M - Meth. Clergyman $500 Maine Belsira G. " 41 F - " Olive H. " 11 F - Maine Attended school Charles M. " 7 M - " Attended school Susan B. " 4 F - " Charles Edwin " 20 M - Clerk " Samuel W. Steward 26 M - Scythe Maker $500 "

Charles Edwin Whitney is unidentified.

698 750 Calvin C. Whitney 48 M - Apothecary $1000 $600 Maine Belsirah " 52 F - do Hattie O. " 21 F - do Attended school Charles M. " 17 M - do Attended school Mary J. " 14 F - do Attended school

124 348 Whitney, Calvin C. 57 M W Insurance Agent Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Harriett 40 F W Keeping House Do 349 Robins, Esther 53 F W Keeping House Do ... 350 Ames, Louisa W. 32 F W Dress Maker N. Hampshire ... 351 Gerlach, Frederick 48 M W Tailor Prussia Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 ...

Calvin C. WHITNEY 66 Self M M W ME Publisher ME ME Harriet M. WHITNEY 49 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Mattie ROGERS 39 Oth F S W ME Teacher ME ME Hobert PEABODY 50 Oth M M W VT Book Pub VT VT Mary E. PEABODY 48 Oth F M W VT At Home VT VT Mary BURNS 22 Oth F S W IRE Servant IRE IRE Kate VAN WHY 19 Oth F S W PA At Home PA PA

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Ellsworth Herald, 7 Jun 1861. "Skowhegan, 26th inst., Mrs. Belsirah G., wife of Rev. C. C. WHITNEY, age 51 years." "Inst." must be an error for "ult.", placing the death on the 26th of May, not June.

2.^  Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907, at FamilySearch.org.

3.^  Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907, at FamilySearch.org.

4.^  Minutes of the Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Volume 3, p. 373, 376, 502.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 201, page 30.


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