Family:Whitney, Reuben (1771-1836)

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Reuben6 Whitney (Abel5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Abel5 and Thankful (Morton) Whitney, was born 21 Jul 1771, Gorham, ME,[1] and died 13 Feb 1836, Litchfield, ME.

He married, 17 May 1798, Litchfield, ME, Mercy Baker,[2] daughter of Barnabas and Mehitable (Smith) Baker. She was born 8 Aug 1774, Pownalboro, ME, and died Mar 1840, East Pittston, ME.

He was a wheelwright by trade. He resided Litchfield, ME.

Children of Reuben6 and Mercy (Baker) Whitney:

i. Simeon7 Whitney, b. 6 May 1799, Litchfield, ME;[3] m. Sally White.
ii. Levi Whitney, b. 26 or 27 Nov 1800, Litchfield, ME;[4] m.(1) Mary Hutchings; m.(2) Hannah Whitney; m.(3) Henrietta Rogers.
iii. Otis Whitney, b. 1 Dec 1802, Litchfield, ME.[5] He was a cooper and resided with his brother Levi in 1850. Allegedly d. 20 Aug 1824.
iv. Olice Whitney, b. 1 Dec 1802, Litchfield, ME.[6]
v. Reuben Whitney, b. 1 May 1804, Litchfield, ME;[7] m. Mary White.
vi. Gorham Whitney, b. 19 Jun 1806, Litchfield, ME;[8] m. Olive Pain.
vii. Sally H. Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1809, Litchfield, ME;[9][10] d. 1 Sep 1888, Boston, MA, aged 79 years 1 month 21 days, of paralysis;[11] m. 29 Nov 1829, Litchfield, ME, Nathaniel Decker,[12] b. 7 Apr 1806; d. 16 Oct 1848. He was a cooper. Children:
a. Claflin A. Decker, b. 18 Oct 1830; d. 22 May 1832.
b. Clinton Decker, b. 7 Aug 1832.
c. Lucy E. Decker, b. 24 Mar 1835.
d. Mary E. Decker, b. 25 Jul 1837; d. 1 Jan 1880.
e. Rebecca W. Decker, b. 22 Aug 1839.
f. Eliza L. Decker, b. 10 Oct 1841.
g. Nathaniel Decker, b. 7 Apr 1845; d. 27 Apr 1846.
viii. Abel Whitney, b. 10 or 16 Sep 1811;[13] m. Lydia B. Smith.
ix. Rebecca Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1814, Litchfield, ME;[14] or -- --- 1815;[15] d. 1882; m. 30 Dec 1861, Gardiner, ME, Thomas W. Andrews,[16] and she d. 1882.
x. Lucy Whitney, b. 1817; m. before 1850, George Haskell; resided New Gloucester, ME.

Census

151 151 Levi Whitney 49 M - Cooper $2000 Maine Mary " 35 F - " Nancy " 26 F - " Otis " 44 M - Cooper " Isaac " 23 M - " " Nathaniel " 21 M - Joiner " Jane A. " 18 F - " William " 11 M - " Hannah " 9 F - " Levi L. " 7 M - " Gorham " 5 M - " Mary F. " 3 F - " Eliza H. " 1 F - "

This is Reuben's son Otis.

955 1150 Sally Decker 40 F - " Clinton " 17 M - Laborer " Lucy E. " 15 F - " Attended school Rebecca W. " 10 F - " Attended school Eliza L. " 8 F - " Attended school Rebecca Whitney 35 F - " George Chamberlain 42 M - Millman " Samuel Beals 34 M - Millman " Henry McDonald 24 M - Millman "

These are Reuben's daughters Sally and Rebecca.

  • 1860, son Otis not found.

References

1.^  "Rueben [Whitney], s. Abel and Thankful, [born] July 21, 1771," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897). Also, "Reuben Whitney, b. Jul 1771," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Kubin Whitney and Marcy Baker, m. 17 May 1798," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Simeon Whitney, s. of Reuben Whitney and Mercy, b. 6 May 1799," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

4.^  "Levi Whitney, s. of Reuben Whitney and Mercy, b. 26 Nov 1803," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records. This 1803 is an apparent error for 1800.

5.^  "Otis Whitney, s. of Reuben Whitney and Mercy, b. 1 Dec 1802," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

6.^  "Olice Whitney, d. of Reuben Whitney and Mercy, b. 1 Dec 1802," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

7.^  "Reuben Whitney, s. of Reuben Whitney and Marcy, b. 1 May 1804," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

8.^  "Gorham Whitney s. of Reuben Whitney and Mary, b. 19 Jun 1806," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

9.^  "Sally Whitney, d. of Reuben Whitney and Mary, b. 10 Jul 1809," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

10.^  "Sarah H. [Whitney], w. Nathaniel Decker, [born] [----], 1809," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 393, page 303.

12.^  "Sally H. Whitney and Nathaniel Decker, m. 25 Oct 1829," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

13.^  "Abel Whitney, s. of Reuben Whitney and Mary, b. 16 Sep 1811," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

14.^  "Rebecca Whitney, d. of Reuben Whitney and Mercy, b. 29 Apr 1814," according to Litchfield, Maine, Vital Records.

15.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], w. Thomas W. Andrews, [born] [-----], 1815," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

16.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], Miss [Mrs., int.], and Thomas W. Andrews, Dec. 30, 1861," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).


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