Family:Whitney, Henry Payson (1820-1896)

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Henry Payson8 Whitney (John7, John6, Elijah5, Daniel4, John3, John2, John1), son of John7 and Abigail (Foster) Whitney,[1] was born 5 Sep 1820, Warwick, MA,[2] and died 10 Oct 1896, Maple Grove, Hennepin Co., MN.[3]

He married 20 Jan 1850, Alexander, Washington Co., ME,[4] Margaret Hall Bohanon, daughter of Ananiah Bohanon, Jr. She was born 21 May 1824, Alexander, ME, and died 25 Oct 1915 Maple Grove, MN

They lived Alexander, ME; Princeton, ME; Boston, MA; Vassalboro, ME; Brooklyn Twp, MN; and Maple Grove, MN. He preferred to be called H. P., and signed all documents in that manner. He was a Justice of the Peace in Alexander, ME, 6 May 1853.[5] He was the Assessor of Alexander, ME 1860, and the Moderator of the 1860 town meeting. He was a teacher, book agent, farmer. April 1871, H. P. left his family in Vassalboro, ME, and removed to Brooklyn Twp, MN. where he established a farm and built a home prior to sending for them in 1873. He was the town clerk for Brooklyn, MN, and various town documents, deeds, and legal papers bear his signature.

In 1866 he was a salesman living at 76 Fayette St., Boston, MA.

Children of Henry Payson8 and Margaret Hall (Bohanon) Whitney:

i. Henry Mason9 Whitney, b. 20 Nov 1850, Alexander, ME; d. 19 Nov 1869. He ran away from home, where he died is unknown.
ii. Anna Fredricka Whitney, b. 25 Sep 1852, Alexander, ME; d. 12 Sep 1863, Alexander, ME.
iii. Abigail Elizabeth Whitney, b. 9 Apr 1854, Alexander, ME; d. 12 Sep 1863, Alexander, ME.
iv. Amelia Eliza Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1856, Alexander, ME; d. Sep 1863, Alexander, ME.
v. Sarah Agnes Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1858, Alexander, ME; d. 13 Jun 1940, Minneapolis, MN; m. 1876, George W. Savage. He was b. 1844, Lewanee, MI; d. 1909 Osseo, MN.
vi. Mary Almira Whitney, b. 24 May 1860, Alexander, ME; d. 28 Sep 1941, Maple Grove, MN; m. 26 Oct 1887, Maple Grove, MN, Gideon Morris Henry. He was b. 1858, Orange Twp, OH; d. 1935, Maple Grove, MN.
vii. Margaret Angelia Whitney, b. 9 Oct 1863, Alexander, ME; d. 26 Mar 1890, Maple Grove, MN; m. 6 Oct 1888, Minneapolis, MN, Richard Thompson. He was b. 1860, MN; d. 1958, Robbinsdale, MN.
viii. Julia Ardelle Whitney, b. 15 Sep 1866, Boston, MA;[6] d. 28 Apr 1942, Maple Grove, MN; m. 28 Feb 1889, Maple Grove, MN, Rudolph Jacob Setzler. He was b. 1864, Maple Grove, MN; d. 1946, Maple Grove, MN.

Census

69 70 Henry P. Whitney 29 M - Teacher $400 Me. Margaret " 25 F - "

136 134 Henry P. Whitney 39 M - Farmer $1000 $500 Mass. Margaret H. " 35 F - Maine Henry M. " 9 M - Do Attended School Annie F. " 7 F - Do Attended School Abagail E. " 6 F - Do Attended School Amelia E. " 4 F - Do Attended School Agnes S. " 2 F - Do Mary D. " 1/12 F - Do

2768 4413 H. P. Whitney 44 M - Mass. M Dry Goods gent. - - 1 1 - Margaret H. Whitney 41 F - Me. " - - - - - Harry W. Whitney 14 M - " S - - - - - Sarah A. Whitney 7 F - " " - - - - - Mary A. Whitney 6 " - " " - - - - - Angie W. Whitney 2 " - " " - - - - - 4414 Eunice Tirrell 49 " - Mass. W Nurse - - - - - Adeline H. " 24 " - " S Tailoress - - - - - Fletcher R. " 17 M - " " Salesman - - - - - Marietta M. " 13 F - " " - - - - - Emma R. " 10 " - " " - - - - - Ada F. " 5 " - " " - - - - -

26 30 Whitney, Henry P. 49 M W Book Agent $400 Mass. Male citizen over 21 " Margaret 46 F " Keeping House Maine " Sarah A. 12 " " " Attended school " Mary A. 10 " " " Attended school " Margaret 7 " " " Attended school " Julia A. 3 " " Mass.

Henry P. WHITNEY 59 Self M M W MA Farmer MA NH Margarett H. WHITNEY 56 Wife F M W ME Keeping House N. BRUN N. BRUN Mary A. WHITNEY 20 Dau F S W ME At Home MA ME Angie M. WHITNEY 17 Dau F S W ME MA ME Julia A. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W MA MA ME Joseph M. WHITNEY 52 Bro M S W MA Farmer MA NH

References

1.^  Vital Records of Alexander, Washington County, Maine; Family Bible of John and Abigail (Foster) Whitney; The Descendants of John Whitney,who Came from London, England to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635 by F.C. Pierce

2.^  Vital Records of Alexander, Washington County, Maine; Family Bible of John and Abigail (Foster) Whitney; The Descendants of John Whitney,who Came from London, England to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635 by F.C. Pierce

3.^  Gravemarker in Cemetery.

4.^  Obituary of H. P. Whitney.

5.^  "H. P. [Whitney], Justice of the Peace at Alexander, Maine, May 6, 1853," according to Howland, Sharon D., Vital Records of Calais to the Year 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1999, 2000, 2001), p. 409.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 188, page 64.

  • Alexander, Maine Family Records, Ellen and Harold Fenlason

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