Family:Whitney, Nelson (1812-1887)

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Rev. Nelson7 Whitney (John6, Asa5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of John6 and Hannah (Rich) Whitney, was born 22 Jan 1811, Thorndike, ME, and died 1 Jul 1887, Indianola, IA.

He "of Poughkeepsie, N.Y." married, 17 May 1840, Lowell, MA, Dorothy Dwelley "of Lowell",[1] daughter of William and Susan (Richardson) Dwelley. She was born about 1816, ME, and died 20 Dec 1876, Eastport, ME.

He resided Newport and Stillwater, ME. He was a clergyman serving in Calais, ME, in 1856 and 1857; Unity, ME, in 1866-1868; and Sebec, ME, in 1871.

Children of Nelson7 and Dorothy (Dwelley) Whitney:

i. John Howard8 Whitney, b. 3 Jun 1842, Newport, ME; m. Mary E. (Babb) Tarleton.
ii. William Butler Whitney, b. 2 May 1857, Calais, ME; m. Samantha Belle Prime.

Census

19 20 Nelson Whitney 38 M - Farmer $2000 Maine Dorathy " 34 F - " John H. " 8 M - " Attended school

588 621 Nelson Whitney 48 M - Meth. Clergyman $125 Maine Doratha " 44 F - [Maine] John H. " 18 M - [Maine] William " 3 M - [Maine] 622 Joseph Bugbee 47 M - Teacher $200 " Susan " 45 F - [Maine] Deborah " 11 F - [Maine] Joseph " 9 M - [Maine] William " 3 M - [Maine] 623 Eben Vose 65 M - Teamster $200 Maine Mary " 64 F - [Maine]

  • 1870: not found.
  • 1880: not found.

References

1.^  "Nelson [Whitney], of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Dorothy Dwelly of L., [married] May 17, 1840," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930).

2.^  "Nelson [Whitney], clergyman, 1856-1857," according to Howland, Sharon D., Vital Records of Calais to the Year 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1999, 2000, 2001), p. 119.


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