Family:Whitney, Obediah Higgins (1809-a1880)

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Obediah Higgins7 Whitney (Levi6, Abel5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Levi6 and Happy (Higgins) Whitney. He was born 19 Jan 1809, Standish, ME,[1] was baptized 17 Oct 1809, First Church, Standish, ME,[2] and died after 1880, Windham, ME. He was buried McIntosh Cemetery, Windham, ME.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 23 Jan 1836, Standish, ME, for him and Louisa Bangs.[4] He married firstly, 14 Feb 1836, Standish, ME, Louisa Bangs,[5] daughter of James and Mary (Lakeman) Bangs. She was born between Sep 1811/1812, Gorham, ME, and died 13 May 1852, Windham, ME.

He married secondly, 3 Sep 1853, Windham, ME, Louisa Ann Hawkes, "both of Windham",[6] daughter of Benjamin and Tamsin (Cobb) Hawkes. She was born about 1812, ME, and died between 1860 and 1870.

He married, third, 2 May 1875, Windham, ME, Rebecca Farington. She was born about 1812, ME, and died after 1880.

He was a farmer.

Children of Obediah Higgins7 and Louisa (Bangs) Whitney:

i. Benjamin8 Whitney, b. 8 Mar 1838, Standish, ME; m. Frances A. "Fannie" Elder.
ii. Isaac Rogers Whitney, b. 16 May 1841, Windham, ME; m. Elizabeth Libby Varney.
iii. James H. Whitney, b. ca. 1842; d. after 1860.
iv. Elizabeth F. Whitney, b. 30 Sep 1844, Gorham, ME; m.(1) 25 Dec 1862, Windham, ME, Levi Bailey; m.(2) 17 Dec 1895, NH, Charles B. Robbins.
v. Lemuel R. Whitney, b. ca. 1847, Windham, ME; m. Mary C. Dodwell.
vi. Edwin Nelson Whitney, b. ca. 1851, Windham, ME; d. 1 Feb 1933, Derry, NH; m.(1) 16 Jan 1888, Derry, NH, Mary A. Smith;[7] m.(2) 27 Dec 1916, Ware, MA, Ila G. Ramsdell.

Children of Obediah7 and Louisa (Hawkes) Whitney:

vii. Margaret A. Whitney, b. 27 Dec 1856, Windham, ME; d. 15 Apr 1896, Fitchburg, MA, aged 39 years 3 months 18 days, of consumption;[8] m. 31 Oct 1882, Gardner, MA, Ernest A. Young, b. ca. 1858, Royalston, MA, son of Charles H. and Lucy E. (Bennett) Young.[9]
viii. Louisa Whitney, b. ca. 1860, Windham, ME; d. 4 Oct 1899.

Notes

Louisa Bangs was a descendant of Mayflower passenger William Brewster in this line:

  1. William Brewster, m. Mary -----
  2. Patience Brewster, m. Thomas Prence
  3. Mercy Prence, m. John Freeman
  4. Thomas Freeman, m. Rebecca Sparrow
  5. Mercy Freeman, m. Paul Sears
  6. Anna Sears, m. Ebenezer Bangs
  7. Barnabas Bangs, m. Loruhama Elwell
  8. James Bangs, m. Deborah Cates
  9. James Bangs, m. Mary Lakeman
  10. Louisa Bangs, m. Obediah7 Whitney

Census

132 146 Obediah H. Whitney 41 M - Farmer $600 Maine Louisa " 38 F - " Benjamin F. " 12 M - " Attended school Isaac R. " 10 M - " Attended school James H. " 8 M - " Attended school Elizabeth " 5 F - " Attended school Lemuel B. " 3 M - "

148 153 Obediah H. Whitney 51 M - Cooper $1000 $300 Maine Louisa A. " 31 F - " Isaac R. " 20 M - Teach Com School " James H. " 17 M - " Attended school Lizzie F. " 15 F - " Attended school Lemuel R. " 13 M - " Attended school Edwin N. " 9 M - " Attended school Margaret A. " 3 F - " Louisa " 6/12 F - "

523 561 Whitney, Obediah 61 M W Work on Farm $900 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Live 15 M W Maine Attended school -----, Susan 10 F W Maine Attended school

52 62 Whitney, Eliza L. 56 F W Keeping House $2000 $400 New Hampshire -----, Martha A. 30 " " " " Melden, John 34 M " Machinist $5000 Maine Male citizen over 21 Whitney, James H. 27 " " Clerk in Store " Male citizen over 21 Nilsson, Lars 28 " " Potter Sweden Parents foreign born Dutton, Charles 21 " " Blacksmith Maine Male citizen over 21 Hoyt, Edward 18 " " Clerk in Store " Davis, Daniel 16 " " App. to Machinist "

282 343 Weller, Elizabeth 49 F W Keeping house $3000 $300 Mass. Partridge, Anna 83 F W No occupation $150 " Wilson, Isaac R. 25 M W Works in Chair Shop New York Male citizen over 21 Whitney, Lemuel 25 M W Works in Toy Shop Maine Male citizen over 21 ...

Obadiah H. WHITNEY 71 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Rebecca WHITNEY 68 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME

  • 1880, sons James, Lemuel, and Edwin, and daughters Margaret and Louisa not found.

References

1.^  "Obadiah [Whitney], s. of Levi and Happy, b. 10 Jan 1809," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:321; 2:no page #].

2.^  "Obadiah Higgins [Whitney], s. Levi and Happy Whitney, bapt. Oct. 17, 1809, by Dr. Deane," according to Standish Vital Records.

3.^  Submission by Sharon Barnett, 12 Jul 2006.

4.^  "Obadiah [Whitney], and Louisa Bangs, both of Standish, filed 23 Jan 1836, Certified Feb___ 1836," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:456].

5.^  "Obadiah [Whitney], and Louisa Bangs, both of Standish, m. 14 Feb 1836 by Lemuel Rich, J.P.," according to Standish Vital Records, [1:509].

6.^  "Sept. 3, 1853, Obadiah H. WHITNEY & Louisa A. HAWKES, b. of Windham; by Rev. Joseph WHITNEY, Windham (C:193)," 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. 458.

7.^  "Edwin N. Whitney (b. 1852, Windham, ME, s. of Obadiah H. Whitney & Louisa Whitney) & Mary A. Smith, m. 16 Jan 1888, Derry, Rockingham Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 465, page 607.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 336, page 293.


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