Family:Whitney, Robert (c1822-1896)

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Robert Whitney (John, Edward), son of John and Mary (Grant or Twitchell) Whitney, was born about 1822, ME, and died 12 May 1896. He is buried in the West Broadway Cemetery, Lincoln, ME.

He married 3 Dec 1846, Portland, ME, Mary E. Bennett, both of Portland.[1] She was born about 1825, ME, and died 3 Jun 1887. In 1850, Mercy Bennett, born about 1796, ME, was residing with the family and may possibly have been Mary E.'s mother.

Robert Whitney served in the Civil War. He enrolled at Chesterville, ME, in Company A of the 28th Regiment of the Maine Volunteer Infantry commanded by Seth M. Hutchins on 10 September 1862. His enrollment was for a period of 9 months. He was honorably discharged at Augusta, ME, on 31 August 1863.

In 1886, Robert Whitney applied for and received a pension for his Civil War service.

Children of Robert and Mary E. (Bennett) Whitney:

i. Alice Mary Whitney, b. Aug 1847, Kingfield ME; m. Elias Reed.
ii. Louisa Whitney, b. about 1849, ME; "Louise" m. (int. 11 Jul 1870, Lincoln, ME) Sumner Sweat.[2]
iii. Horace G. Whitney, b. about 1851, ME; m. Carroline H. Perry.
iv. Alfred Whitney, b. about 1852, ME; m. Georgiana A. Perry.
v. Granville Whitney, b. about 1854, ME; m. Elmira J. Perry.
vi. Augusta Whitney, b. about 1856, ME.
vii. Flora V. Whitney, b. about 1858, ME; m. 18 Mar 1873, Burlington, ME, James H. Gillespie.
viii. L. Adelia Whitney, b. about 1859, ME; not in family in 1870.
ix. Edward Whitney, b. about 1861, ME, probably Chesterville, Franklin Co.; m. 24 or 25 Oct 1885, Lincoln, ME, Ella E. Clark, "both of Lincoln".[3]

Census

39 41 Robert Whitney 27 M - Farmer " Mary E. " 23 F - " Alice " 3 F - " Louisa " 1 F - " Mercy Bennett 54 F - "

244 235 Robert Whitney 39 M - Farmer $550 $100 Maine Mary E. " 33 F - " Alice " 12 F - " Attended school Louisa " 11 F - " Attended school Horace " 9 M - " Attended school Alford " 8 M - " Attended school Grandvill " 6 M - " Attended school Augusta " 4 F - " Attended school Flora V. " 3 F - " L. Adelia " 11/12 F - "

267 284 Whitney, Robert 48 M W Farmer $1100 $900 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary E. 45 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Louisa 21 F W At home Maine -----, Horace 19 M W Farm hand Maine Attended school -----, Alfred 18 M W Farm hand Maine Attended school -----, Granville 16 M W Works on farm Maine Attended school -----, Augusta 14 F W At home Maine Attended school -----, Flora 12 F W At school Maine Attended school -----, Edward 9 M W At school Maine Reed, Elias 25 M W Common laborer Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Alice 22 F W At home Maine -----, Lydia O. 1 F W Maine Sweat, Sumner 19 M W Common laborer Maine

Robert WHITNEY 68 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Mary E. WHITNEY 54 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Edward WHITNEY 18 Son M S W ME Laborer ME ME

Horace G. WHITNEY 30 Self M M W ME Laborer ME ME Carrie H. WHITNEY 23 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Harriet E. WHITNEY 1 Sis F S W ME ME ME

References

1.^  "Dec. 3, 1846, Robert WHITNEY & Mary BENNETT, b. of Portland; by Rev. G. F. COX, Portland (B:349)," 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. 320.

2.^  "Louise [Whitney], and Sumner Sweat, int. July 11, 1870," according to Lincoln, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Edward [Whitney], and Ella E. Clark, [married] Oct. 24, 1885," according to Lincoln, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "Edward Whitney and Ella E. Clark, both of Lincoln, 25 October 1885 in Lincoln," according to Ruth Gray, ed., Penobscot County, Maine Marriage Records prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1994).


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