Family:Whitney, Levi (1778-1855)

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Levi6 Whitney (Abel5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Abel5 and Thankful (Morton) Whitney, was born 15 May 1779, Gorham, ME,[1] and died 1855.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 28 Aug 1802, Standish, ME, for Levi Whitney and Happy Higgins.[3] They were married, 10 Nov 1802, Standish, ME,[4] or Sep 1801, Cape Cod, MA.[5] Happy Higgins, daughter of Obadiah and Sarah (Mayo) Higgins, was born 17 Apr 1781, Cape Cod, and died 1856.[6]

Levi Whitney was a Private in the War of 1812 and served under Capt. J Bailey's Company, Lt. Col. J. Burbank's Regiment. Served from 7 Sep to 20 Sep 1814. 1 day for additional travel. Service at Portland. Raised in Standish.[7]

Levi Whitney is on Standish Tax List for 1808.[8]

Children of Levi6 and Happy (Higgins) Whitney:

i. Phineas7 Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1803, Standish, ME;[9] bapt. 17 Oct 1809, Standish, ME;[10] m. Hannah B. Lowell.
ii. Lucetta Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1806, Standish, ME;[11] bapt. 17 Oct 1809, Standish, ME;[12] m. (int. 25 Dec 1831[13] and 10 Jan 1832, Standish, ME[14]) 31 Jan 1832, Standish, ME, Sargent Rich.[15] They were enumerated in 1850 in Standish. Children:
a. Mary A. Rich, b. ca. 1834.
b. Alanson M. Rich, b. ca. 1839.
c. Harriet E. Rich, b. ca. 1841.
d. Vienna L. Rich, b. ca. 1846.
iii. Obediah Higgins Whitney, b. 10 Jan 1809, Standish, ME;[16] bapt. 17 Oct 1809, Standish, ME;[17] m.(1) Louisa Bangs; m.(2) Louisa Ann Hawkes; m.(3) Rebecca -----.
iv. Abel Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1811, Standish;[18] m.(1) Sarah Cole; m.(2) Mrs. Mary Ann Seavitt
v. Joseph Whitney, b. 28 Dec 1813, Standish, ME;[19] bapt. 1 Sep 1815, Standish, ME;[20] m. Harriett Morse; resided Sanford, ME.[21]
vi. Levi Whitney, b. 31 May 1816, Standish, ME;[22] bapt. 1 Sep 1816, Standish, ME[23] and/or 23 Feb 1817;[24] m. bef. 1842, Bethiah H. F. -----.
vii. Flavilla Ann Whitney, b. 17 Apr 1819, Standish, ME;[25] bapt. 16 Aug 1819, Standish, ME;[26] m. James Field.
viii. Francis Covel Whitney, b. 16 Mar 1823, Standish, ME;[27] bapt. 11 Nov 1824, Standish, ME;[28] m. (int. 18 Oct 1851 and 1 Nov 1851, Standish, ME[29]), Rosanna Harmon. He resided with his parents in 1850.
ix. Isaac Rogers Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1825, Standish, ME;[30] bapt. 19 Jun 1825, Standish, ME;[31] d. 14 Oct 1831, Standish, ME.[32]

Note: There is also a recorded birth for a Joseph Whitney, born 31 May 1816.[33] It is not known if this was a mistake for Levi, a twin of Levi, or another situation.

Notes

Happy Higgins is a descendant of "Mayflower" pilgrim Stephen1 Hopkins in two lines:

  1. Stephen Hopkins, m.(1) Mary -----
  2. Giles Hopkins, m. Catherine Whelden
  3. Mary Hopkins, m. Samuel Smith
  4. John Smith, m. Bethiah Snow [see below]
  5. Mary Smith, m. Obadiah Chase
  6. Bethiah Chase, m. Solomon Higgins
  7. Obadiah Higgins, m. Sarah Mayo
  8. Happy Higgins, m. Levi Whitney


  1. Stephen Hopkins, m.(1) Mary -----
  2. Constance Hopkins, m. Nicholas Snow
  3. Stephen Snow, m. Susannah (Dean) Rogers
  4. Bethiah Snow, m. John Smith [see above]

Census Records

235 253 Levi Whitney 71 M - Farmer " Happy " 68 F - " Francis C. " 27 M - Cooper $500 " 254 Abel Whitney 39 M - " Sarah " 37 F - " Emily J. " 14 F - " Mary E. " 12 F - " Charles N. " 8 M - " Henry C. " 6 M - " Clara O. " 4 F - " Wm. G. " 2 M - "

References

1.^  "Levy [Whitney], s. Abel and Thankful, May 15, 1779," according to Gorham Vital Records.

2.^  "Levi [Whitney], and Happy Higgins, both of Standish, filed [marriage intentions] 28 Aug 1802," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:421].

3.^  "Levi [Whitney], and Happy Higgins, both of Standish, m. 10 Nov 1802," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:524] and "Levi, Standish, ME, and Happy Higgins, Standish, ME, Nov. 10, 1802, by Rev. Daniel Marrett," according to Standish Vital Records.

4.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 411.

5.^  ibid.

6.^  ibid.

7.^  War of 1812 Muster Rolls from the Records of the Volunteer Militia Called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress a Threatened Invasion during the War of 1812-14. Brig. Gen. Gardner W. Pearson, Adjutant General of Massachusetts, Wright and Potter Printing Co. State Printers, Boston, MA, 1913, pp.171, 174, 175.

8.^  Submission by Sharon Barnett, 12 Jul 2006.

9.^  "Phineas [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 27 July 1803," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:321; 2:no page #].

10.^  "Phineas [Whitney], s. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Oct. 17, 1809, by Dr. Deane," according to Standish Vital Records.

11.^  "Lucetty [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 1 June 1806," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:321; 2:no page #].

12.^  "Lucetta [Whitney], d. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Oct. 17, 1809, by Dr. Deane," according to Standish Vital Records.

13.^  "Lucetta [Whitney], and Sargent Rich both of Standish, filed 25 Dec 1831," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:449].

14.^  "Lucetta [Whitney], and Sargent Rich, both of Standish, published 10 Jan 1832," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:364].

15.^  "Lucetta [Whitney], and Sargent Rich, both of Standish, m. 31 Jan 1832 by Phineas Ingalls, Esq.," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:506].

16.^  "Obadiah [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 10 Jan 1809," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:321; 2:no page #].

17.^  "Obadiah Higgins [Whitney], s. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Oct. 17, 1809, by Dr. Deane," according to Standish Vital Records.

18.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 22 March 1811," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:321; 2:no page #].

19.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 28 Dec 1813," according to Standish Vital Records, [2:no page #].

20.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Sep. 1, 1815, by Dr. Deane," according to Standish Vital Records.

21.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 411.

22.^  "Levi [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 31 May 1816," according to Standish Vital Records, [2:no page #].

23.^  "Levi [Whitney], s. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Sep. 1, 1816, by Rev. J. Lancaster," according to Standish Vital Records.

24.^  "Levi [Whitney], bapt. Feb. 23, 1817, by Rev. Daniel Marrett," according to Standish Vital Records.

25.^  "Flavilla Ann [Whitney], d. of Levi and Happy, b. 17 Apr 1819," according to Standish Vital Records, [2:no page #].

26.^  "Flavilla Ann [Whitney], d. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Aug. 16, 1819, by Rev. Daniel Marrett," according to Standish Vital Records.

27.^  "Francis Covell [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 16 March 1823," according to Standish Vital Records, [2:no page #].

28.^  "Francis Covel [Whitney], s. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Nov. 11, 1824, by Rev. Daniel Marrett," according to Standish Vital Records.

29.^  "Francis C. [Whitney], of Standish, and Rosanna Harmon of Buxton, filed 18 Oct 1851, Certified 1 Nov 1851," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:374].

30.^  "Isaac Rogers [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 11 April 1825," according to Standish Vital Records, [2:no page #].

31.^  "Isaac Rogers [Whitney], s. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. June 19, 1825, by Rev. Daniel Marrett," according to Standish Vital Records.

32.^  "Isaac Rogers [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, d. 13 Oct 1831," according to Standish Vital Records, [2:no page #], "Isaac Rogers, son of Levi, d. 14 Oct 1831, age 6 yrs.," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:no page #], and "Isaac Rogers, d. 14 Oct 1831, age 6," according to Standish Vital Records.

33.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 31 May 1816," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:321].


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