Family:Whitney, Ebenezer (1800-1883)

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Ebenezer7 Whitney, Jr. (Ebenezer6, Samuel5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Ebenezer6 and Mehitable (Robinson) Whitney, was born 18 May 1800, Litchfield, ME,[1] and died 30 Apr 1883, West Gardiner, ME, aged 83 years[2] (also recorded as dying 30 Apr 1883, Boston, MA, aged 83 years, of old age).[3]

Intentions of marriage were published on 26 Jan 1831, Pittson, ME, for him and Louisa Gowell.[4] He married, probably 1 Mar 1831, Bowdoin, ME, Louisa Gowell,[5] daughter of John and Asenath (Southard) Gowell. She was born 14 Feb 1802, Litchfield, ME, and died 21 Apr 1878, West Gardiner, ME, aged 76 years.[6]

They resided Pittston, Litchfield and West Gardiner, ME.

He served as a private in Company F, 5th Regiment of Maine Volunteers. He enlisted 18 Jun 1861, Portland, ME, and was honorably discharged on 3 Oct 1861.

Children of Ebenezer7 and Louisa (Gowell) Whitney:

i. John Gilman8 Whitney, b. 28 Dec 1831, Pittston, ME,[7] or Bowdoinham, ME;[8] not in family in 1850.
ii. Melvin B. Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1833, Bowdoinham, ME;[9] m.(1) Mary Wheeler; m.(2) Rozilla A. Stewart.
iii. Lovina E. Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1835, Bowdoinham, ME;[10] m. before 1858, ----- Newell.
iv. James H. Whitney, b. 10 Aug 1837, Bowdoinham, ME.[11] Private, Company C or E, 30th Massachusetts Infantry, Civil War. He died on board the transport steamer "Iberville", Mississippi River off Vicksburg, of typhoid fever, 27 June 1862, aged 25 years.[12] He was unmarried.
v. Ebenezer Whitney, b. -----; not found in census records.
vi. Sarah L. Whitney, b. 20 Jun 1845, Bowdoinham, ME;[13] m.(1) 20 Jun 1863, West Gardiner, ME, Joseph H. Brooks;[14] m.(2) 9 Feb 1872, Boston, MA, James T. Johnson, b ca. 1835, West Newbury, MA, son of Patrick and Abigail A. (-----) Johnson;[15] m.(3) 17 Jul 1886, Worcester, MA, John A. Oster, b. ca. 1837, Germany, son of Thobaldd and Barbara (-----) Oster;page 408 m.(4) 1 Sep 1889, Boston, MA, Jeremiah Hubbert.[16]
vii. Atha Whitney, b. 17 Jul 1846, Bowdoinham, ME;[17] not found in census records.
viii. Mary J. Whitney, b. 12 Dec 1848, Bowdoinham, ME;[18] d. 2 Dec 1893, Boston, MA, aged 33 years 11 months 28 days, of cancer of uterus, pyrsalpinx, peritonitis after abdomino vaginal hysterectomy;[19] m.(1) 9 Sep 1870, Boston, MA, Jasper H. C. Frost, b. ca. 1833, Wolfboro, ME, son of Joseph C. and Elizabeth J. (-----) Frost;[20] m.(2) Edward M. Smith.
ix. Athena Whitney, b. 23 Sep 1849, Bowdoinham, ME;[21] not found in census records.

Census

149 149 Ebenezer Whitney 50 M - Farmer $500 Maine Louisa G. " 48 F - " Melvin " 17 M - " " Lavina " 15 F - " James " 12 M - " Sarah L. " 5 F - " Mary L. " 1 F - " Martha Jackman 69 F - "

344 359 Ebenr. Whitney 60 M - Farmer $1500 $315 Me. Louisa Whitney 58 F - Me. Melvin B. " 27 M - farm hand " James H. " 22 M - " Sarah L. " 15 F - " Attended school Mary J. " 11 F - " Attended school Lavina E. Newell 24 F - " Albert M. " 2 M - "

222 225 Whitney, Ebben 70 M W Farmer $1500 $350 Maine " Louisa 68 F W Keeping House Maine " Melvin B. 33 M W Works on Farm Maine Merrell, Albert 12 M W Maine

Melvin B. WHITNEY 45 Self M W W MAINE Farmer ME. ME. Eben WHITNEY 80 Fath M W W MAINE Farmer ME. ME.

References

1.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], Jr., ch. Ebenezer and Mehitable, [born] May 18, 1800," according to Bowdoin Vital Records, volume 1, pages 227-229; also Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], [died] Apr. 30, 1883 ae 83. G.R.1," according to Mary P. Hill, ed., Vital Records of West Gardiner, to the Year 1892 (1939-41; reprint, Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1997).

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 348, page 119.

4.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney] and Louisa Gowell, int. Jan. 26, 1831," according to Webster, Henry Sewall, Vital Records of Pittston, Maine to the year 1892 (Gardiner, Maine: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1911), pp. 289-290.

5.^  "Ebenezer [Whitney], Jr. and Louisa Gowell, both of F., [married] -----," according to Cox, Rachel Townsend, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944), pp. 192-193.

6.^  "Louisa [Whitney], w. Eben[eze]r, [died] Apr. 21, 1878, ae 76," according to Mary P. Hill, ed., Vital Records of West Gardiner, to the Year 1892 (1939-41; reprint, Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1997).

7.^  "John Gilman [Whitney], s. Eben[ezer] and Louisa, [born] Dec. 28, 1831," according to Pittston, Maine, Vital Records, p. 139.

8.^  "John G. [Whitney], [son of Eben and Louisa,] born 28 December 1831," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

9.^  "Melvin B. [Whitney], [son of Eben and Louisa,] born 6 April 1833," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

10.^  "Lovina E. [Whitney], [daughter of Eben and Louisa,] born 8 August 1835," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

11.^  "James H. [Whitney], [son of Eben and Louisa,] born 10 August 1837," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

12.^  "James H. [Whitney], [died] June 27, 1862, ae 25, in New Orleans," according to Mary P. Hill, ed., Vital Records of West Gardiner, to the Year 1892 (1939-41; reprint, Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1997).

13.^  "Sarah L. [Whitney], [daughter of Eben and Louisa,] was born 20 June 1845," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

14.^  "Sarah L. [Whitney], and Joseph H. Brooks, [married] June 20, 1863," according to Mary P. Hill, ed., Vital Records of West Gardiner, to the Year 1892 (1939-41; reprint, Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1997).

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 246, page 23.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 372, page 408.

17.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 399, page 169.

18.^  "Atha [Whitney], [daughter of Eben and Louisa,] was born 17 July 1846," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

19.^  "Mary J. [Whitney], [daughter of Eben and Louisa,] was born 12 December 1848," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

20.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 438, page 487.

21.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 228, page 115.

22.^  "Athena [Whitney], [daughter of Eben and Louisa,] was born 23 September 1849," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.


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