Family:Whitney, Dunham H. (1839-1903)

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Dunham H.7 Whitney (Stover6, Benjamin5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Stover6 and Susan (Trufant) Whitney, was born 25 Feb 1839, Bowdoin[1] or Brunswick, ME,[2] and died 21 Jul 1903, Brunswick, ME, aged 64 years 4 months, married, truckman.[3] He was buried in Varney Cemetery, Brunswick, ME.[4]

Marriage intentions were published 22 or 27 Feb 1859, Topsham, ME, for him "of Topsham" and Margaret Nickerson "of Brunswick".[5] Marriage intentions were published 27 Feb 1860, Brunswick, ME, for him "of Topsham" and Margaret E. Nickerson "of Brunswick",[6][7] daughter of Moses Merrill and Clarissa D. (Colby) Nickerson. They were divorced in Oct 1869, Cumberland Co., ME.[8] She was born 10 Feb 1841, Topsham, ME. See Notes below.

Marriage intentions were published 8 May 1871, Bowdoin, ME, for him and Margaret D. Coombs.[9] He married secondly, 8 May 1871, Gardiner, ME, Margaret D. Coombs.[10]) They were divorced in Oct 1877, Cumberland Co., ME.[11]

He married thirdly, 4 Mar 1878, Brunswick, ME, Margaret E. Whitney.[12] She was born Feb 1841, ME, and died after 1903. See Notes below.

Dunham Whitney of Brunswick, ME, aged 22, married, mustered in 24 Jun 1861, Co. D, 5th Maine Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted from Private to Corporal, 28 Oct 1863.[13] He also served as a Private in Co. B, 8th U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry.

In 1876, Dunham Whitney, hostler, resided on Cedar St., Bath, ME, according to the city directory. In 1880, Dunham Whitney, teamster, resided on Kim St. near Main, Bath, ME, according to the city directory. In 1887, Dunham Whitney, teamster, resided on McLellan St., Bath, ME, according to the city directory.[14]

On 7 Jul 1885, Dunham Whitney applied for a disability pension based on his service in Co. D, 5th Maine Infantry, and Co. B, 8th U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry. The application number is 544,384, and the certificate number is 343,631.[15]

On 15 Jul 1903, Margaret E. Whitney applied from Maine for a widow's pension based on the service of Dunham Whitney in Co. D, 5th Maine Infantry, and Co. B, 8th U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry. The application number is 788,077, and the certificate number is 566,829.[16]

Child of Dunham H.7 and Margaret Ellen (Nickerson) Whitney:

i. Francena E.8 Whitney, b. 12 Sep 1859, ME; d. 1 Apr 1952; m.(1) 2 Oct 1875, Brunswick, ME, Ward Beecher Moody; m.(2) 25 Nov 1885, Brunswick, ME, James A. Merrill.

Notes

His given name is sometimes recorded as Denham.

It seems likely that his third wife was identical to his first.

Census

123 140 Moses M. Nickerson 42 M - Teamster $800 $200 Maine Clara " 43 F - " Maria " 16 F - " Attended school George " 13 M - " Attended school Rozilla " 10 F - " Attended school Amos " 8 M - " Attended school Edward Nickerson 6 M - Maine Attended school Auga " 3 F - " Jane " 1 F - " George " 1/12 M - " Dunham Whitney 21 M - Seaman " Married in year Ellen M. " 19 F - " Married in year Francis E. " 9/12 F - " 141 John F. Hutchins 39 M - Shoe Maker Mass. Susan " 44 F - Maine Elizabeth " 16 F - " Attended school Amanda J. " 13 F - " Attended school Lucy A. " 12 F - " Attended school William H. " 9 M - " Attended school

Dunham WHITNEY 40 Self M M W ME Teamster ME ME Margaret WHITNEY 39 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME

143 165 Whitney, Dunham Head W M Feb 1839 61 mar 41 Maine Maine Maine Manager of poor farm, Rents farm -----, Margaret Wife W F Feb 1841 59 mar 41 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine Royal, William Inmt W M un. 1853 47 sgl Maine Maine Maine Pollard, Clara Inmt W F Jun 1858 41 sgl Maine Maine Maine -----, Arthur Inmt W M un. 1875 25 sgl Maine Maine Maine Adams, Robert T. Inmt W M Feb 1812 88 sgl Maine Maine Maine Forten, Georgie Inmt W M un. 1888 12 sgl Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Canada Fr. At school, Immig. un. Dennis, David Inmt W M un. 1844 56 sgl Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Canada Fr. Immig. un. Smith, Fred Inmt W M Apr 1869 31 sgl Maine Maine Maine

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Denham H. [Whitney], s. Stover and Susan, [born] Feb. 25, 1839, in B.," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944). Also, "Denham H. [Whitney], ch. Stover and Susan, [born] Feb. 25, 1839, in Bowdoin," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

2.^  "Dunham Whitney, son of Stover and Susan (Trafaut) Whitney, b. 25 Feb 1839," according to Brunswick, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, at Ancestry.com.

4.^  Find A Grave memorial #51746965, Dunham Whitney.

5.^  "Denham [Whitney], of T., and Margaret Nickerson, of Brunswick, int. Feb. 22, 1859. [cert. issued Feb. 27.] [Durham Whitney, N.P.6.]," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

6.^  "Feb. 27, 1859, Dunham WHITNEY, of Topsham, & Margaret NICKERSON, of Brunswick; by Rev. Benj. JACQUES, Brunswick (C:395)," 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. 577.

7.^  "Dunham Whitney, and Margarett Nickerson, m. 27 Feb 1860," according to Brunswick, Maine, Vital Records.

8.^  Maine, Divorce Records, 1798-1891, at Ancestry.com.

9.^  "Dunham [Whitney], and Margarete D. Coombs, int. May 8, 1871," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

10.^  "Dunham [Whitney] and Margaret D. Coombs, int. May 8, 1871," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944).

11.^  Maine, Divorce Records, 1798-1891, at Ancestry.com.

12.^  "Dunham Whitney, and Margaret Whitney, m. 4 Mar 1878," according to Brunswick, Maine, Vital Records.

13.^  U.S., Adjutant General Military Records, 1631-1976, at Ancestry.com.

14.^  U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, at Ancestry.com.

15.^  U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, at Ancestry.com.

16.^  U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, at Ancestry.com.


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