Family:Whitney, Moses (1810-1883)

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Moses7 Whitney (Samuel6, Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Sarah (Young) Whitney, was born 4 Mar 1810, Whitney, NB, and died 19 Mar 1883, Weston, ME, at age 73.

He married, 2 Aug 1833, North Esk, NB, Charlotte Cromwell, daughter of Asa C. and Charlotte (Tozer) Cromwell. She was born about 1818, NB, and died 1900, Milladore, WI. She is buried in Union Cemetery, Milladore, WI.

Moses Whitney lived at Weston, ME.

"Moses WHITNEY paid taxes until the early 1840s on the farm property transferred to him in 1829 by his father Samuel. Then about 1843, he moved his family to Maine, first to the Linneus area (where the births of several children were entered in Linneus town records) and before 1870, to the Bancroft Plantation, in the remote southern part of Aroostook County.

Moses was a farmer and lumberman and one active in community affairs in both New Brunswick and Maine. He occupied numerous parish offices in North Esk between 1832 and 1843. In Maine he was a justice of the peace and town clerk of Weston between 1873 and 1883.

Moses and his wife Charlotte CROMWELL, who were married in a Presbyterian ceremony in North Esk, on 2 Aug 1833, where both enumerated in the census of 1870 for Weston, but he was a widower by 1880 [sic: Both he and his wife appear in the 1880 census there, and both are reported "married", not "widowed".--RLW]. Five of the eldest children were born in New Brunswick."[1]

Children of Moses7 and Charlotte (Cromwell) Whitney:

i. James8 Whitney, b. 21 Aug 1834, NB; m.(1) Julia M. Kelly; m.(2) Louise Pratt.
ii. Sarah Ann Whitney, b. 8 Mar 1836, NB; d. after 1852; m. Edward Swett?.
iii. Charlotte Jane Whitney, b. 21 Jul 1837, NB; d. after 1878; m. Lewis Price.
iv. William Parker Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1841, NB; d. 1853.
v. Edwin A. Whitney, b. 28 Jul 1842, NB; m. Louisa Gellerson.
vi. Samuel A. Whitney, b. 2 Feb 1844, Weston, ME; m. Nancy Small.
vii. Lucinda Whitney, b. ca. 1846, Weston, ME; d. after 1870; m. Judson Price.
viii. George H. Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1850, Weston, ME;[2] m. Hannah Tozier.
ix. Henry L. Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1852, Weston, ME; m. Aletha L. Staples.
x. Emmer Whitney, b. 20 May 1857, Weston, ME.

Census

This family would be recorded in Canadian censuses, not yet examined, with the following exceptions:

179 191 Moses Whitney 40 M - Farmer N.B. Charlotte Whitney 32 F - " James Whitney 15 M - " Attended school Sarah A. " 14 F - " Attended school Charlotte J. Whitney 13 F - N.B. Attended school William P. " 9 M - " Attended school Edmund A. " 7 " - " Attended school Samuel A. " 6 " - " Attended school Lucinda A. " 4 F - Me. George W. " 4/12 M - Me.

58 59 Moses Whitney 50 M - Farmer $1000 $400 New Brunswick Charlotte " 42 F - Do William P. " 20 M - Do Edwin A. " 17 M - Do Samuel A. " 16 M - Do Attended school Lucy " 14 F - Me. Attended school George W. " 10 M - " Attended school Lewis H. " 9 M - " Attended school Erma E. " 3 F - "

65 65 Whitney, Moses 60 M W Farmer $1000 $600 New Brunswick Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 -----, Charlotte 52 F " House Keeper " " Parents foreign born -----, Lucy P. 24 F " At Home Maine Parents foreign born -----, George H. 20 M " " " " Parents foreign born -----, Eunice E. 13 F " " " " Parents foreign born

George WHITNEY 30 Self M M W ME Farmer NB NB Hannah WHITNEY 32 Wife F M W NB Keeping House NB NB William WHITNEY 6 Son M S W ME Me NB --- Leroy WHITNEY 4 Son M S W ME ME NB Elsen WHITNEY 1 Son M S W ME ME NB Moses WHITNEY 70 Fath M M W NB Laborer --- ---

Nancy WHITNEY 33 Self F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Myra WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W ME At School ME ME George WHITNEY 7 Son M S W ME ME ME Mosman WHITNEY 3 Son M S W ME ME ME Sherman WHITNEY 22 Neph M S W ME Farmer ME ME Edwin WHITNEY 18 Neph M S W ME Laborer ME ME Charlotta WHITNEY 65 MotL F M W ME --- ---

Nancy was the wife of son Samuel.

<107 122 Swett, James Edward Head W M May 1835 65 mar 42 Maine Maine Maine Ship carpenter, Owns free house -----, Sarah A. Wife W F Mar 1838 62 mar 42 0ch 0liv Maine Massachusetts Maine Immig. 1850 Whitney, Emma E. SiL W F May 1857 43 sgl Maine Massachusetts Maine Dress maker/p>

References

  • Census records.

1.^  A public tree at Ancestry.com.

2.^  "George H. [Whitney], s/o Moses & Charlotte A., b. 20 Jan 1850, Haynesville," according to Weston, Maine, Vital Records.


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