Family:Whitney, Oren Robbins (1819-1885)

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Oren Robbins Whitney (Phinehas, (poss.) John5, (poss.) Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Phinehas and Mary (Crommitt) Whitney, was born 24 Oct 1819, Phillips (or Avon), ME,[1] and died 28 Oct 1885, Presque Isle, ME. He was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle, ME.

He married, before 1840, Martha Ann Foster, daughter of David and Harmony (Packard) Foster. She was born about 7 Jun 1825, Winthrop, ME, and died 10 Jun 1891, Somerville, MA, aged 66 years 3 days, of heart disease.[2] She was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle, ME.

Children of Oren Robbins and Martha Ann (Foster) Whitney:

i. Sumner F. Whitney, b. ca. 1846, Portland Academy Grant (now Bridgewater), ME.
ii. Margaret L. Whitney, b. ca. 7 Nov 1847, Portland Academy Grant (now Bridgewater), ME; d. 28 Jan 1905, Peabody, MA, aged 57 years 2 months 21 days, of apoplexy; bur. Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody, MA;[3] m. 15 Nov 1899, Lynn, MA, John H. Torr, b. ca. 1863, Peabody, MA, son of James S. and Caroline F. (Dudley) Torr.[4] The marriage record says she was born Presque Isle, ME, daughter of Samuel H. and Martha A. (Foster) Whitney. Her death certificate says otherwise, and appears to be more accurate. At marriage, she was a nurse, he currier.
iii. George A. Whitney, b. ca. 1853, Bridgewater, ME; m. 14 Jan 1892, Peabody, MA, Lizzie L. Davis, b. ca. 1862, Peabody, MA, dau. of Daniel R. and Elizabeth A. (Newhall) Davis.[5]

Census

6 6 Oren R. Whitney 30 M - Farmer $500 Avon, Me. Martha A. Whitney 25 F - Winthrop, Me. Sumner F. Whitney 4 M - Portland A. Gt., Me. Margaret L. Whitney 2 F - " " " " Olive White 13 F - Province of N.B.

531 532 Orin Whitney 40 M - Farmer $1000 $250 Maine Martha " 35 F - " Sumner " 14 M - " Attended school Margaret " 11 F - " Attended school George " 7 M - " David Foster 65 M - Farmer " David Foster Jr. 39 M - Farmer "

79 79 Whitney, Orrin R. 50 M W Keeps Hotel $2000 $400 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Martha A. 45 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Sumner F. 24 M W At home Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Margaret L. 22 F W At home Maine -----, George A. 17 M W At home Maine Pomroy, Jane 28 F W Domestic servant Maine Parents foreign born Rackliff, Alonzo 18 M W Domestic servant Maine Male citizen over 21 Hussey, Batchelor 73 M W At home Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Harrison O. 52 M W Dry goods merchant $10000 $5000 Maine Male citizen over 21 Cramp, Charles 24 M W Laborer Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary L. 22 F W Domestic servant New Brunswick Parents foreign born

  • 1880: not found.

References

  • Census records.

1.^  "24 Oct 1819 Oren Robbins, s. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 419, page 334.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1905/75 (death), page 365.

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 488, pages 455 and 501.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 424, page 471.


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