Family:Whitney, Merrill (1816-1888)

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Merrill7 Whitney (Edmund6, Isaac5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Edmund6 and Martha (Meserve) Whitney, was born 25 Feb 1816, Gorham, ME, and died 24 Jan 1888, Saco, ME.

He married, 16 Apr 1843, Lowell, MA, Zebia A. Kollock "both of Lowell",[1] daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Smith) Kollock. She was born about 1815, Westbrook or Otisfield, ME, and died 1 Aug 1845, Lowell, MA, aged 30 years, of puerperal fever.[2]

Children of Merrill7 and Zebia A. (Kollock) Whitney:

i. Alonzo A. Miner8 Whitney, b. 18 Jul 1845, Lowell, MA,[3] d. 13 Dec 1862, Fredericksburg, VA. He enlisted from Gorham in 1862, in 16th Maine Volunteers, and was killed at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 Dec 1862.

Census

402 422 Jonathan S. Files 39 M - Farmer $3000 Me. Louisa A. " 40 F - " Wesley " 12 M - " Abia A. " 6/12 F - " Alonzo M. Whitney 5 M - Me. Attended school

Son Alonzo was living with his aunt, Levisa A. (Whitney) Files.

267 365 Jere Ward 58 M - Hotel Proprietor $2500 $1000 Maine Lucy " 56 F - " Susan A. " 28 F - " Margaret B. " 26 F - " George E. " 20 M - Hotel Clerk " Attended school Anne " 17 F - " Attended school William Glaridge 65 M - Laborer " Merrill Whitney 45 M - " William H. Libby 22 M - Ostler " Estes Strout 16 M - " "

154 159 Johnathan S. Files 48 M - Farmer $4000 $600 Maine Louisa A. " 49 F - " John W. " 22 M - " " Aha Ann " 10 F - " Attended school Alonzo M. Whitney 14 M - Domestic Massachusetts 160 Sarah Files 56 F - $200 Maine Louisa " 52 F - $200 "

Son Alonzo was living with his aunt, Levisa A. (Whitney) Files.

476 529 Whitney, Robie 52 M W Farmer $6000 $1000 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary J. 46 F W Keeping house New Hampshire -----, Eugene S. 19 M W Farm laborer Maine -----, Adelaide 15 F W Maine Attended school -----, Frank L. 12 M W At school Maine -----, Katy C. 3 F W Maine -----, Merrill 54 M W Farm laborer Maine

Roby WHITNEY 62 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Mary J. WHITNEY 56 Wife F M W NH Keeping House NH NH Frank L. WHITNEY 22 Son M S W ME Works On Farm ME NH Kate C. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W ME At School ME NH Merrel WHITNEY 64 Bro M W W ME Works On Farm ME NH

References

1.^  "Merrill [Whitney], and Zebia A. Hollock, both of L., [married] Apr. 16, 1843," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 2, page 396.

2.^  "Zebiah [Whitney], m., housekeeper, b. Westbrook, Me., d. Eben[eze]r and Mary Kollock, puerperal, [died] Aug. 1, 1845, a. 30y.," according to Lowell Vital Records. Also, "Zebiah [Whitney], Mrs., w. Merrill and d. of Ebenezer Kollock, [died] -- --- 1845," according to Spurr, William Samuel, ed., Vital Records of Otisfield, Maine, to the Year 1892; Births, Marriages and Deaths ([Portland, Me.]: Maine Historical Society, 1948). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 21, page 35.

3.^  "Alonzo A. Miner [Whitney], s. Merrill, manufacturer, and Zabiah, [born] July, [1845 or 1846.]," according to Lowell Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 17, page 49.


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