Family:Whitney, Ebenezer (1802-1869)

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Ebenezer7 Whitney (Moses6, Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Moses6 and Esther (Sherwood) Whitney, was born 15 Jul 1802, Miramichi, NB, and died 20 Jul 1869, Dayton, MN.

He married, before 1830, Mary Miney or Curtis, daughter of Joseph Miney and Mary Curtis. She was born 29 Jan 1808, Liverpool, England (apparently illegitimately), was baptized 13 Mar 1808, St. Nicholas, Liverpool, England, and died 1 or 2 Oct 1891, Waupaca, WI.

Children of Ebenezer7 and Mary (Miney or Curtis) Whitney:

i. Elisabeth Miney8 Whitney, b. 16 Feb 1830, Whitney, NB; d. Jun 1860, East Machias, ME;[1] however, she is also listed in the 1860 census. She attended school in Whitney from 1835-39.
ii. Lydia Smith Whitney, b. 20 Sep 1831, Whitney, NB; d. 29 Sep 1861, Lowell, MA, aged 30 years, of consumption.[2] By an unknown father, she had the following illegitimate child:
a. Byron K. Whitney, b. -- May 1856, Lowell, MA;[3] d. 1900-1910; m. ca. 1889, Emily D. -----, b. May 1858, OH, and died after 1910, when living in Oakland, CA.
iii. Stephen Sherwood Whitney, 9 Apr 1833, Whitney, NB; m. Minerva W. Gleason.
iv. Mary McMullen Whitney, b. 7 May 1835, Whitney, NB; d. May 1850, Calais, ME, aged 15 years, of typhus fever.[4]
v. Isabella F. Whitney, b. 7 Apr 1837, Whitney, NB; d. 23 Oct 1858.
vi. John L. Whitney, b. Aug 1839, Whitney, NB; d. after 1870, Waupaca, WI; carpenter.
vii. Sarah Esther Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1843, Hodgdon, ME; d. 1920; m. Alonzo Botsford.
viii. Oliver William Whitney, b. 8 Mar 1845, Hodgdon, ME; m. Mary E. Robinson.
ix. Jonathan Edwards Whitney, b. Dec 1846, Hodgdon, ME; m. Hanna Kelly.

Census

80 91 Ebenezer Whitney 47 M - S. Carpenter New Brunswick Mary 42 F - England Elisabeth 20 F - New Brunswick Lydia 18 F - " Stephen 17 M - Laborer " Isabella 13 F - " John 10 M - " Sarah 7 F - Maine Oliver 5 M - " John 3 M - "

The last "John" should be "Jonathan".

233 255 Ebenezer Whitney 57 M - Farmer New Brunswick Mary " 52 F - England Elisabeth " 26 F - New Brunswick John " 20 M - Farm Laborer " Sarah A. " 17 F - Maine Oliver W. " 15 M - " Jonathan E. " 13 M - Maine Attended school

2151 2986 David Pray 31 M - Job wagon $200 Canada Almira " 30 F - Wife " Eddie K. " 7 M - Mass. Attended school Walter " 5 " - " Attended school Lydia S. Whitney 28 F - Housekeeper New Bruns.

2342 3268 Thomas C. Reed 35 M - Laborer $80 Mass. Mary A. " 36 F - Wife " 3269 Harriet S. Coburn 54 " - Housekeeper $150 " Sarah J. " 15 " - " Attended school Byron Whitney 4 M - " Attended school George Smith 7 " - " Attended school Clara " 4 F - "

1036 1181 Harriet S. Coburn 58 F - Mass. W H. Keeper - - - - - Sarah J. " 20 F - do S Soloon Tender - - - - - 1182 Solon S. Roby 27 M - N.H. M Engineer R.R. - - 1 1 - Harriet A. " 24 F - Mass. M H. Keeper - - - - - Viola L. " 6 F - N.H. S - - - - - Byron Whitney 9 M - Mass. S - - - - -

243 245 Whitney, Mary 62 F W Keeping house $250 England Parents foreign born -----, Sarah E. 27 F W Works in Woolen Mills Maine Parents foreign born -----, Johnathan E. 22 M W Works in Woolen Mills Maine Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 -----, Byron 14 M W Works in Woolen Mills Massachusetts Parents foreign born, Attended school -----, Mary 53 F W Seastress New Brunswick Parents foreign born

Mary is Ebenezer's sister. Byron is a grandson.

John WHITNEY 33 Self M M W ME Carpenter N.BRUNS LIVERPOOL Hanah WHITNEY 36 Wife F M W ME House Keeper MA ME George WHITNEY 17 Son M S W ME Laborer ME ME Elva WHITNEY 12 Dau F S W WI ME ME Mary G. WHITNEY 8 Dau F S W WI ME ME Laura WHITNEY 4 Dau F S W WI ME ME Fred WHITNEY 1 Son M S W WI ME ME Maryett WHITNEY 72 Moth F W W ENGL ENGL ENGL

"John" should be "Jonathan".

B. K. WHITNEY 24 Self M S W MA Carpenter ME N.B.

72 Whitney, Byron K. Head W M 44 May 1856 wid Massachusetts Maine Maine Miner, Rents house

Whitney, Bryan K. Head W M mar -----, Emily D. Wife W F mar -----, Walter C. Son W M sgl

This is a duplicate enumeration.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  1860 Mortality Schedule.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 148, page 145.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 97, page 165.

4.^  Mary Whitney, d. Calais, Washington Co. , ME, aged 15, female, b. New Brunswick, d. May, of Typhus fever, ill 11 days, according to 1850 Mortality Schedules, Maine.


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