Family:Whitney, Eleazer (1785-a1860)

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Eleazer7 Whitney, Jr. (Ebenezer6, Samuel5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Ebenezer6 and Mehitable (Robinson) Whitney, was born 28 Apr 1785, probably Bath, ME (but recorded in Litchfield[1] and Bowdoin), and died after 1860.

He married firstly, before 1810, Dolly Black. She was born say 1788, and died before 1841.

He married secondly, 30 May 1841, Belgrade, Kennebec Co., ME, Elizabeth Rowe, "both of Dearborn Plantation". She was born about 1788, ME, and died after 1850.

He "of Belgrade" married thirdly, 14 Mar 1853, Hallowell, ME, Abigail D. (Smith) Richards "of Hallowell".[2] She was born about 1809, ME, and died after 1860. She had married firstly, 21 Dec 1845, Kennebec Co., ME, Jacob Richards, son of Jacob and Sally (Smith) Richards, born 20 Jan 1822, Hallowell, ME, and died 27 Feb 1851.

His earmark is recorded in Smithfield, ME: "20 May 1828 Mark of Eleazor Whitney’s Sheep: a split in left ear & the tip cut off the left."[3]

Children of Eleazer7 and Dolly (Black) Whitney, recorded in Smithfield, ME:

i. Edward8 Whitney, b. 17 Mar 1810,[4] Dearborn, ME; m. Annie Knox.
ii. Oliver Whitney, b. 10 Sep 1813,[5] Dearborn, ME;[6] d. 23 --- 1836, Dearborn, ME; m. Julia Bisbee. No known children.
iii. Mary Whitney, b. 24 Dec 1814,[7] or 29 Dec 1814, Dearborn, ME;[8] d. 23 --- 1836, Dearborn, ME.
iv. Mehitable Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1817, Dearborn, ME; d. 23 Dec 1830[9] or 23 --- 1836, Dearborn, ME.
v. Priscilla Whitney, b. 5 Aug 1820, Dearborn, ME; "Presila" "of Clinton Gore" m. (int. 12 Apr 1838, Hartland, ME) 12 Apr 1838, Clinton, ME, Daniel Gordin Jr. of Pittsfield.[10]
vi. Sarah Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1824,[11] Dearborn, ME.
vii. Dorothy Whitney, b. 15 Nov 1826,[12] Dearborn, ME.
viii. Hannah Whitney, b. 26 May 1829,[13] Dearborn, ME.
ix. Mehitable Whitney, b. after 1830.[14]

Census

247 276 Ebeazer[?] Whitney 66 M - Farmer $100 Me. Elizabeth " 62 F - Me. Illiterate Robert Libbey 35 M - Sailor Me. Abigail W. " 28 F - Me.

222 242 Eleazer Whitney 75 M - Farm Laborer $250 $30 Maine Abagail " 51 F - Massachusetts

  • 1870: not found.

References

1.^  "Eleasor Whitney, s. of Ebenezer Whitney and Mehitl. b. 28 Apr 1785," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Eleazer [Whitney], 66, of Belgrade and Abigail Richards, ab[out] 50, [married] Mar. 14, 1853. [Mrs. P.R.1]," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).

3.^  "20 May 1828 Mark of Eleazor Whitney’s Sheep: a split in left ear & the tip cut off the left," according to Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine, Maine Genealogical Special Publication #62 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2009).

4.^  "Edward, b. 17 March 1810, son of Eleazor Whitney," according to Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine, Maine Genealogical Special Publication #62 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2009).

5.^  "Oliver, b. 10 September 1812, son of Eleazor Whitney," according to Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine, Maine Genealogical Special Publication #62 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2009).

6.^  "Oliver Whitney, s. of Eleazer Whitney and Dolly, b. 10 Sep 1813," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

7.^  "Mary, b. 24 December 1814, daughter of Eleazor Whitney," according to Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine, Maine Genealogical Special Publication #62 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2009).

8.^  "Mary Whitney, d. of Eleazer Whitney and Dolly, b. 29 Dec 1814," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

9.^  "Mehitable, b. 28 August 1817, d. 23 December, 1830, daughter of Eleazor Whitney," according to Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine, Maine Genealogical Special Publication #62 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2009).

10.^  "Presila [Whitney], of Clinton Gore, and Daniel Gordin, Jr., of Pittsfield, 12 Apr. 1838. [note by town clerk, "and are married without a certificate as I understand."]," according to Fisher, Carleton Edward, comp., Vital records of Clinton, Maine, to the year 1892: births, marriages, and deaths ([S.l.]: published under authority of the Maine Historical society, 1967), pp. 302-303.

11.^  "Priscilla, b. 7 July 1824, daughter of Eleazor Whitney," according to Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine, Maine Genealogical Special Publication #62 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2009). There is some confusion here between the name and date, the name Priscilla is probably an error for Sarah, who was born on that date, and the birth of Priscilla in 1820 is not in the transcription. Probably two children were conflated.

12.^  "Dorothy, b. 15 November 1826, daughter of Eleazor Whitney," according to Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine, Maine Genealogical Special Publication #62 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2009).

13.^  "Hannah, b. 26 May 1829, daughter of Eleazor Whitney," according to Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine, Maine Genealogical Special Publication #62 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2009).

14.^  "Mehitable, b. -----, daughter of Eleazor Whitney," according to Groves, Marlene A., comp., Vital records of Smithfield, Maine, Maine Genealogical Special Publication #62 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2009).


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