Family:Whitney, Martin Van Buren (1834-1924)

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Martin Van Buren7 Whitney (Benjamin Morse6, Micah5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Benjamin Morse6 and Susan (Wells) Whitney, was born 21 Jun 1834, Phillips, ME,[1] and died 1924, probably Greene, ME.

He married firstly, 17 Feb 1861, Strong, ME, Nancy M. Pease,[2] daughter of Sewall F. and Nancy M. (-----) Pease [Hallowell Gazette]. She was born Oct 1845, Strong, ME, died 29 Jan 1865, probably Wilton, ME, and was buried in the Brown Neighborhood Cemetery, East Wilton, ME.

He married secondly, date unknown, Abbie Q. (Toothaker) Pratt, daughter of Edward and Eunice (Wilbur) Toothaker. She was born 9 Feb 1837, Rangeley, ME, and died 4 Feb 1889. She had married firstly, 2 Jun 1858, Dennis H. Pratt, who died 31 Aug 1863. They were divorced, and she married thirdly, 5 Mar 1884, Strong, ME, Ebenezer J. Gilkey.[3]

He married thirdly, Catherine (Pooler) Towle. She was born about 1831, Canada, died 1906, Greene, ME, and was buried in the Peare Cemetery, Greene, ME. She had married, before 1860, John T. Towle.

Fourthly, he probably cohabited with Elizabeth B. (Peare) Rowe, the daughter of James, Jr. and Lydia (Gray) Peare of Sanford and Greene, ME. Elizabeth was born 20 Dec 1828, Greene, ME, and died 24 Jan 1902, Greene, ME. She had married firstly, 21 Dec 1848, Abington, MA, David Rowe, son of Nathaniel and Judith Rowe. He was born about 1827, Strafford, NH, and died 5 Sep 1872. Both David and Elizabeth are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, ME.

Children of Martin Van Buren7 and Nancy M. (Pease) Whitney:

i. Theron C.8 Whitney, b. ca. Mar 1862 or Mar 1860, Phillips, ME; m. Leah Zepholer (Zilpha) Peare.

Children of Martin Van Buren7 and Abbie Q. (Toothaker)(Pratt) Whitney:

ii. Edward Howard8 Whitney, b. 1867, Phillips, ME; m. ca. 1899, Pearl Jenkins.

Martin Van Buren7 and Catherine (Pooler)(Towle) Whitney had no children.

Martin Van Buren7 and Elizabeth B. (Peare)(Rowe) Whitney had no children.


99 99 Royal T. Whitney 27 M - Cabinett worker $500 Maine Louisa Whitney 19 F - house wife do Martin V. Whitney 26 M - Farmer $200 do Inez S. Whitney 9/12 F - do

194 218 Towle, Catherine 38 F W Keeping house Canada East Parents foreign born -----, Ellen F. 8 F W Maine Mother foreign born Whitney, Martin 36 M W Work in Cotton Mill Maine Male citizen over 21 Pooler, Lizzie 20 F W Work in Cotton Mill Maine Parents foreign born

158 172 Whitney, Theron 8 M W Me. Mitchell, Thomas 41 M W Farmer $2500 $550 Me. Male citizen over 21 " Maria 27 F W Keeping house Me. " Hattie 9 F W Me. Attended school " Fannie 4 F W Me. Attended school " Charles 3 F W Me. " Harry 1 M W Me.

14 17 Whitney, Abbie Q. 33 F W Tailoress $750 Maine -----, Edward H. 2 M W Maine

James PEARE 87 Self M W W ME ME ME Elizabeth B. ROWE 51 Dau F W W ME Keeping House ME ME Martin V. WHITNEY 45 Oth M S W ME Laborer ME ME

Continued from JOHN D. MARTIN Marcia VEIRIA 20 Oth F S W PORT W. In Cotton Mill PORTUGAL PORTUGAL Edwin MORSE 33 Oth M M W CAN Carpenter HALIFAX HALIFAX John BEST 24 Oth M S W CAN Machinest HALIFAX HALIFAX Joseph SOUZA 40 Oth M S W PORTUGAL Laborer PORT PORT Robert DYER 26 Oth M S W ME Laborer ME ME Theron WHITNEY 18 Oth M S W ME Machinest ME ME Miles ROARKE 27 Oth M S W MA Suspender Webbing --- --- Wm. L. WOODS 25 Oth M S W ME Laborer ME ME Charles ULSHER 28 Oth M S W HALIFAX Laborer HALIFAX HALIFAX Cornelius MC KENNAN 24 Oth M S W SCOT Laborer SCOT SCOT Palmer BLAKE 21 Oth M S W MA Machinest MA MA James BREEN 28 Oth M S W CAN W. In Cotton Mill CAN CAN Walter EATON 26 Oth M S W MA Works On R. R. MA MA James DONOVAN 26 Oth M S W NY Laborer NY NY Wm. DELANY 48 Oth M M W IRE Machinest IRE IRE Charles MC GRATH 26 Oth M S W MA W. In Cotton Mill MA MA John MC DONALD 23 Oth M S W NY Laborer NY NY Mike HARRINGTON 23 Oth M S W MA Farmer --- --- William DAY 35 Oth M S W ME Cooper ME ME James P. CUSHMAN 27 Oth M S W VT Laborer --- --- (Continued)

Abbie WHITNEY 37 Self F W W ME Keeping House ME ME Edward T. WHITNEY 12 Son M S W ME Attending School ME ME

195 200 Harris, Andrew Head W M Jan 1815 85 wid Maine Mass. Mass. Farmer, Owns free farm Whitney, M. Labr W M Jun 1834 65 mar 11 Maine Maine Maine Farmer -----, Catherine ---- W F Oct 1830 69 mar 10 5ch 3liv Canada Fr. France Ireland Immig. unknown

16 17 Whitney, Edward H. Head W M Sep 1867 32 mar 1 Maine Maine Maine Druggist, Rents house -----, Pearl Wife W F Dec 1871 28 mar 1 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine

  • 1910 Greene, ME
  • 1920 Greene, ME, with son Theron and grandson Walter


1.^  "21 Jun 1834 Martin VanBuren, s. Benjamin Whitney and Susan [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Martin V. Whitney, and Nancy M. Pease, [married] 17 Feb 1861," according to Strong, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Abbie Q. Whitney, and Eben J. Gilkey, [married] 5 Mar 1884," according to Strong, Maine, Vital Records.

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