Family:Whitney, Luther (1824-1896)

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Luther7 Whitney (Peter6, Daniel5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Peter6 and Eunice6 (Whitney) Whitney, was born 21 Jun 1824, Gorham, ME, and died 20 Jan 1896, Limington, ME.

He married firstly, 1848, Phebe Horton, daughter of Charles and Esther (Cobb) Horton. She was born 8 May 1824, Gorham, ME, and apparently died before 1850, possibly in childbirth.

Marriage intentions were published 9 Sep 1854, Limington, ME, for him "Mr. Isaac" "of Standish" and "Miss" Louise Sawyer "of Limington".[1] Marriage intentions were published 15 April 1856 [sic], Standish, ME, for him "of Standish" and Louisa Sawyer "of Limington".[2] He "of Standish" married secondly, 10 or 16 Sep 1854, Standish, ME, Louisa Sawyer "of Limington",[3] daughter of John and Sally (Fogg) Sawyer. She was born 1825, Limington, ME, and died 1880, Limington, ME.

Children of Luther7 and Phebe (Horton) Whitney:

i. Peter Herbert8 Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1848, ME; d. 27 Feb 1898, Standish, ME; "Herbert P., of Gorham" m. (int. 8 Nov 1878, Standish, ME[4]) 19 Nov 1878, Standish, ME, Nellie A. Freeman of Standish.[5]

Children of Luther7 and Louisa (Sawyer) Whitney:

ii. Ella Louise8 Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1854, Limington, ME; d. 21 Jun 1945, Limington, ME; m.(1) before 1876, George Dresser; divorced; m.(2) 23 Oct 1880, Willard Plummer Boothby.
iii. Caroline Whitney, b. 21 Jun 1857, Limington, ME; d. 19 May 1903, Limington, ME; m. 18 Jan 1881, Henry Melville Sawyer.
iv. Eunice Whitney, b. ca. 1859, Limington, ME; not in family in 1860.
v. Charles Whitney, b. ca. 1864, Limington, ME; not in family in 1870.

Census

8 9 Samuel Moody 35 M - Lumberman $1000 Maine Abigail S. " 29 F - " Ellen M. " 8 F - " Attended school Charles H. " 4 M - " Attended school Luther Whitney 25 M - Lumberman $1000 "

Son Luther is living with his sister Abigail (Whitney) Moody.

323 342 Eli Whitney 24 M - Farmer $1600 Maine Eunice " 60 F - " Hannah " 28 F - " Peter H. " 2 M - " Charles Gilkey 16 M - Labourer " Tabitha Whitney 54 F - "

Tabitha is Eunice's sister. Peter Herbert Whitney is a son of Luther by his first wife Phebe.

286 322 Luther Whitney 35 M - Farmer $1400 $178 Maine Louisa " 35 F - Do Peter H. " 13 M - Do Attended school Ella L. " 5 F - Do Attended school Caroline " 2 F - Do

66 67 Whitney, Luther 46 M W Work in Saw Mill $1300 $400 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Ella L. 14 F W " Attended school -----, Cara 11 F W " Attended school

  • 1880: not found.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "Isaac [Whitney], Mr., of Standish, and Miss Louise Sawyer, of Limington, int. 9 Sep 1854," according to Ancient Landmarks Society of Parsonsfield, Vital records of Limington, Maine (including proprietors records of the Ossipee Towns) ([Parsonsfield, Me.]: [Ancient Landmarks Society], [1991]). "Isaac" is an apparent error for "Luther".

2.^  "Luther [Whitney], of Standish, and Miss Louisa Sawyer of Limington, [intentions] certified 15 April 1856," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Luther [Whitney], of Standish, and Louisa Sawyer of Limington, m. 10 Sept 1859 by J.B. Hadley," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "Sept. 10, 1854, Luther WHITNEY of Standish & Louisa SAWYER of Limington; by Rev. J. B. HADLEY, Standish (C:198)," according to Kelley, Judith Holbrook, ed. and transcr., Clayton Rand Adams, ed., Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 29 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 461.


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