Family:Whitney, Levi (1800-1881)

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Capt. Levi7 Whitney (Reuben6, Abel5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Reuben6 and Mercy (Baker) Whitney, was born 26 Nov 1800, Litchfield, ME,[1] and died 20 Feb 1881, Richmond, ME.

Marriage intentions were filed 25 May 1822, Standish, ME, for him and Hannah Whitney, "both of Standish".[2] He married firstly, say 1822, Litchfield, ME, Hannah Whitney. She was born in Standish, ME, according to son Isaac's and daughter Jane's death records. This makes it very likely that she was identical to Levi's first cousin Hannah7 Whitney, daughter of Nathaniel6 and Zilpah (Martin) Whitney, born 14 Oct 1796, Standish, ME. She died before 1836.

Marriage intentions were published 28 Oct 1836, Bowdoinham, ME, for him "Captain" "of Richmond" and "Miss" Mary Hutchins "of Bowdoinham".[3] He "of Richmond" married secondly, 8 or 23 Oct 1836, Bowdoinham, ME, Mary Hutchings "of Bowdoinham",[4] daughter of John and Nancy (Boynton) Hutchins.[5] She was born 25 Apr 1815, Olney, ME, and died 25 Sep 1903, Gloucester, MA, aged 88 years 6 months, of lobar pneumonia.[6]

He allegedly married thirdly, Henrietta Rogers, but this was undoubtedly his son Gorham, not he.

He was a cooper and a carpenter by trade. He resided Richmond, ME.

Mary resided 257 Washington St., Gloucester, MA, at death.

Children of Levi7 and Hannah (Whitney) Whitney:

i. Nancy Maria8 Whitney, b. 13 Feb 1823; d. after 1900, then unmarried.
ii. Otis Whitney, b. 22 Dec 1824; m.(1) Elizabeth C. Nickerson;m.(2) Emma Saunders.
iii. Isaac Smith Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1826; m. Mary E. Mitchell.
iv. Nathaniel Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1828; m. Jane M. Sweetser.
v. Jane Allen Whitney, b. 29 Aug 1831, Richmond, ME; d. 10 Feb 1884, Boston, MA, aged 51 years, of consumption;[7] m. 21 Jun 1854, Portland, ME, Benjamin F. "Frank" Thomas, both of Portland.

Children of Levi7 and Mary (Hutchings) Whitney:

vi. William Hutchings Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1836; m. Laura E. Small; resided Richmond, ME.
vii. Hannah Elizabeth Whitney, b. 25 Sep 1840; m. David L. Davis; resided 20 Exchange St., Gloucester, MA.
viii. Levi Lincoln Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1843; m. Ellen M. Moore.
ix. Gorham Horatio Babson Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1845; m. Henrietta Rogers.
x. Mary Frances Whitney, b. 5 May 1847; d. after 1900, then unmarried; resided Richmond, ME, and Gloucester, MA.
xi. Eliza Howes Whitney, b. 17 Jun 1849; d. 1851.
xii. John Horace Whitney, b. say 1851; d. in infancy.
xiii. Ira Scott Whitney, b. say 1853; d. in infancy.
xiv. Harriett Alma Whitney, b. ca. 1855, ME; d. in infancy.
xv. Winifred Louise Whitney, b. ca. 1858, ME; d. in infancy.

Census

151 151 Levi Whitney 49 M - Cooper $2000 Maine Mary " 35 F - " Nancy " 26 F - " Otis " 44 M - Cooper " Isaac " 23 M - " " Nathaniel " 21 M - Joiner " Jane A. " 18 F - " William " 11 M - " Hannah " 9 F - " Levi L. " 7 M - " Gorham " 5 M - " Mary F. " 3 F - " Eliza H. " 1 F - "

286 274 Levi Whitney 59 M - Cooper $1800 $500 Maine Mary " 45 F - " William H. " 22 M - 2d Off. of Ship " Hannah E. " 19 F - Milliner " Levi L. " 17 M - " Attended school Gorham H. B. " 15 M - Cooper - apprent. " Attended school Mary F. " 13 F - " Attended school Harriet A. " 5 F - " Attended school Winnifred " 2 F - " Rhoda Boyenton 60 F - "

41 46 Mary B. Darrah 30 F - Dress Maker $150 Maine Ella R. " 4 F - " Attended school 47 Benj. F. Thomas 26 M - House Carpenter $50 " Jane A. " 27 F - " Bertha A. " 5 F - " Caroline W. " 3 F - " Nancy M. Whitney 37 F - School Teacher "

211 226 Whitney, Levi 69 M W Cooper $1500 $500 Me. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 54 F W Keeping House Me. -----, Nancy M. 49 F W Me. -----, Fannie M. 21 F W Me. Bryton, Rhoda 72 F W Me.

Levi WHITNEY 79 Self M M W ME Grocer & Ins. Agent MA MA Mary WHITNEY 65 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME M. Fanny WHITNEY 33 Dau F S W ME Asst Keeping House ME ME

Nancy WHITNEY 57 Self F S W ME Keepinghouse ME ME Rachel HAYDEN 40 Oth F W W ME Tailoraess ME ME

173 178 Whitney, Nancy W. Head W F Feb 1823 77 sgl Maine Maine Maine N.G., Rents house 179 Maloon, Mary E. Head W F Aug 1843 56 sgl Maine Maine Maine None, Rents house

15 17 Somes, Cornelia Head W F Apr 1820 50 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Owns free house Whitney, Mary F. Srvt W F May 1847 53 sgl Maine Maine Maine Servant

References

1.^  "Levi Whitney, s. of Reuben Whitney and Mercy, b. 26 Nov 1803," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records. This 1803 is an apparent error for 1800.

2.^  "Levi [Whitney], and Hannah Whitney, both of Standish, [intentions] filed 25 May 1822," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Captain Levi Whitney of Richmond and Miss Mary Hutchins of Bowdoinham intend marriage, Bowdoinham, 28 October 1836," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

4.^  "Oct. 23, 1836, Levi Whitney of Richmond & Mary Hutchins of Bowdoinham, by Luther C. Stevens," according to Judith Holbrook Kelley and Clayton Rand Adams, comps. and eds., Marriage Returns of Lincoln County, Maine. Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 39 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, [2002]), p. 65.

5.^  Source of her parentage.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1903/24, page 82.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 357, page 37.


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