Family:Whitney, Otis Crocker (1814-1892)

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Otis Crocker Whitney, (Ephraim), son of Ephraim and Polly (Crocker) Whitney, was born 27 Apr 1814, Machias, Washington Co., ME, and died 19 Sep 1892, MT.

He "of Machias" married firstly, 23 Dec 1833, Washington Co., ME, Mary Brown "of Machiasport".[1] She was born about 1817, ME, and died between 1851 and 1860.

He married secondly, before 1866, Ellen E. Hill. She was born about 1837, AR, and died after 1880.

About 1839 Otis migrated to settle in the new town of Northfield, ME, where he became Justice of the Peace, surveyor, town clerk and numerous other positions, probably because there were so few people there to fill them.

Otis Whitney left Minnesota in 1863 for Montana. He took a new wife with him, Ellen (Hill) and homesteaded, raised horses and cattle and ranched near Virginia City, Montana. He was a member of the House of Representatives, Seventh Session, 1871-1872, Territorial Legislative Assembly. Otis died Sept. 19, 1892 at the ranch in Montana.

Children of Otis Crocker and Mary (Brown) Whitney:

i. John F. M. Whitney, b. 15 Oct 1836, Machias, Washington Co., ME, m. 26 Jul 1856, St. Anthony's, Hennepin Co., MN, Penelopy Ward.
ii. Nehemiah Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1837, Machias, ME.
iii. James Whitney, b. 18 Feb 1840, Northfield, ME.
iv. Ephraim Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1842, Northfield, ME; m. Mary Minchin.
v. Louisa E. T. Whitney, b. 29 Mar 1844, Northfield, ME.
vi. Adelia T. Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1847, Northfield, ME.
vii. Josephine Whitney, b. 1851, St. Anthony, Hennepin Co., MN; m. Rufus Goff.

Children of Otis Crocker and Ellen E. (Hill) Whitney:

viii. Thomas Whitney, b. ca. 1866, MT.
ix. Emma O. Whitney, b. ca. 1869, MT.
x. Ellen M. Whitney, b. ca. 1873, MT.

Census

9 9 Stephan Reed 29 M - Laborer Maine Ann " 28 F - " Sophrona " 8 F - " Attended school Mary " 2 F - " Infant " 2/12 F - " 10 Otis Whitney 37 M - Laborer " Mary " 33 F - " John " 14 M - " Nehemiah " 12 M - " Attended school James " 10 M - " Attended school Ephriam " 8 M - " Attended school Laura " 6 F - " Attended school Adelia " 3 F - "

314 318 Otis Whitney 43 M - Farmer $1500 $600 Maine Eliza " 27 F - Arkansas Nehemiah Whitney 21 M - Raftsman Maine Ephraim " 18 M - " " Louisa " 16 F - " Attended school Josephine " 11 F - Minnesota Attended school Jane " 3 F - Wisconsin William " 4/12 M - " Zilpha Parks 7 F - Missouri Augustus Jackson 15 M - France 315 319 John Whitney 24 M - Farm Hand $300 Maine Penelope " 27 F - New Brunswick Sarah " 3 F - Minnesota Mary " 1 F - Wisconsin John Simpson 32 M - Farm Hand $100 Canada West

1 1 Whitney, O. C. 56 M W Farmer $200 $4000 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Ellen E. 37 F " Keeping House Ark. Parents foreign born -----, Thomas 4 M " At Home Montana -----, Emma 1 F " " " Brock, C. A. 26 M " Laborer Vt. Male citizen over 21 Roberts, John 21 " " " New York Father foreign born, Male citizen over 21 McDonald, Jno. 21 " " " Cannada Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21

O. C. WHITNEY 64 Self M M W ME Farmer ME MA Ellen E. WHITNEY 43 Wife F M W AR Keeps House NC AL Thomas WHITNEY 14 Son M W MT At Home ME AR Emma O. WHITNEY 11 Dau F S W MT At Home ME AR Ellen M. WHITNEY 7 Dau F S W MT At Home ME AR Henry JOHNSON 28 Oth M S W WV Farm Hand PA PA

References

1.^  "23 December 1833, Otis Whitney of Machias and Mary Brown of Machiasport," according to Washington Co., ME, Marriage Returns.


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