Family:Whitney, George Freeman (1826-a1900)

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George Freeman8 Whitney (Freeman7, Enoch6, Moses5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Freeman7 and Mary S. (Gray) Whitney, was born 12 Jan 1826 in Harrison, ME, and died after 1900.

He married, 16 Nov 1848, Mary A. Bailey, of Harrison, ME,[1] daughter of James P. and Caroline (Hilton) Bailey. She was born 17 Oct 1822, Westbrook, ME, and died 7 Mar 1895, aged 72 years 4 months 18 days, of gastritus inanition (chronic).[2]

He resides on the farm first settled by his great-grandfather, Moses; resided Harrison, ME in the censuses of 1850 through 1900. He was a mill worker in a wire factory.

He has been a farmer in Harrison for many years. In his earlier life, he worked at wire making business in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut, about 25 years.

Children of George Freeman8 and Mary A. (Bailey) Whitney:

i. George Freeman9 Whitney, b. 24 Sep 1850; m. Frederica Boody.
ii. Frank H. Whitney, b. 30 May 1852, Hallowell, ME;[3] m. Almeda F. Cutter.
iii. Mary Ella Whitney, b. 15 Aug 1855; "Ella M." m.(1) 27 Sep 1873, Worcester, MA, Charles E. Roberts of Westbrook, ME, b. ca. 1848, ME, son of Charles and Eleanor J. (-----) Roberts;[4] resided Harrison, ME. Children:
a. George V. Roberts, b. 24 Sep 1874.
b. Edna Warren Roberts, b. 23 Feb 1878; m. 16 Apr 1903, George L. Fickett of Portland, city electrician of the city.

Children:

1. John Roberts Fickett, b. 4 Jul 1906.
c. Ralph Waldo Roberts, b. 3 Nov 1882; is employed by the N.E. Telephone Co.
d. Joseph Edward Roberts, b. 9 Jun 1884 (twin); d. 18 Oct 1885.
e. Ruth Ekdeb Roberts, b. 28 Jul 1885; m. 26 Sep 1907, Alfred Day Venus, of New York.
f. Leonia Earl Roberts, b. 10 Oct 1891.

Census

573 583 George F. Whitney 24 M - Farmer Maine Mary A. Whitney 17 F - do William W. Williamson 12 M - do

419 422 Freeman Whitney 59 M - Farmer $1200 $300 Standish " Mary " 61 F - Wife Beverly Mass. Mary E. " 24 F - Milliner Harrison Me. 423 Geo. F. Whitney 33 M - Works in Wire Mill $400 $100 " " Mary A. " 37 F - Wife Westbrook " Geo. F. " 9 M - Harrison " Attended school Frank H. " 8 M - " " Attended school Mary A. " 5 F - " " Attended school Ebenezer Gray 49 M - Farm Laborer $30 Bridgton "

247 298 Whitney, Geo. F. 43 M W Work Wire Factory $500 Me. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary A. 47 F W Keeps house " -----, Geo. F. Jr. 19 M W Work Wire Factory Me. Attended school -----, Frank H. 18 M W " " " " Attended school -----, Ella M. 15 F W " Attended school 299 Cutter, A. W. 45 M W Farmer Me. Male citizen over 21 -----, Almeda 16 F W Keeps house " -----, Harlan 9 M W " Attended school Leighton, Patience 44 F W House keeper "

George F. WHITNEY 54 Self M M W ME Farmer ME MA Mary A. WHITNEY 58 Wife F M W ME House Keeping ME ME George F. WHITNEY JR. 29 Son M W W ME Works In Wire Factory ME ME Frederica M. WHITNEY 3 GDau F S W ME ME ME

51 52 Whitney, George F. Head W M Jun 1826 74 wid Maine Maine Massachusetts Farmer, Owns mortgaged farm -----, George F. Son W M Sep 1850 49 mar 20 Maine Maine Maine Farmer -----, Edith S. DiL W F May 1858 42 mar 20 0ch 0liv Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

References

1.^  Harrison, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  Harrison, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Frank H. [Whitney], [born] May 30, 1853," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 255, page 367.


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