Family:Whitney, Robert Patten (1819-1897)

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Robert Patten7 Whitney (Joseph6, Joseph5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Joseph6 and Nancy (Hunter) Whitney, was born 13 Oct 1819, Lubec, ME,[1] and died 20 Nov 1897, Topsham, ME.

He married firstly, 17 Jun 1846, Topsham, ME, Ruth F. Sprague,[2] daughter of Willis S. Sprague. She was born 1 Mar 1824, Topsham, ME,[3] and died 3 Apr 1868, Topsham, ME.[4]

He married secondly, intentions in Topsham, ME, 10 Nov 1869, Margaret P. Haley.[5] She was born 14 Mar 1835,[6] and died 2 Jul 1903, Topsham, ME.

Robert, both of his wives, and his daughter Mabel are all buried in Riverside Cemetery in Topsham.

Children of Robert Patten7 and Ruth F. (Sprague) Whitney:

i. Franklin Patten8 Whitney, b. 14 May 1847, Topsham, ME;[7] m. Kate Bradley.
ii. Willis Sprague Whitney, b. 19 Oct 1848, Topsham, ME;[8] m.(1) Lillian E. Thompson; m.(2) Alice L. Harrington.
iii. Frederick Myrtillo Whitney, b. 13 Jul 1850, Topsham, ME;[9] d. 1 May 1877, Topsham, ME.[10]
iv. George Edwin Whitney, b. 14 Apr 1852, Topsham, ME;[11] m. Loathe "Lottie" W. Merrill.
v. Jane Caroline Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1855, Topsham, ME;[12] m. 10 Feb 1887, Topsham, ME, Edwin L. Farrar.[13] "Carrie J." m. 10 Feb 1887, Boston, MA, Edwin L. Farrar, of Minneapolis, MN, b. ca. 1859, Bangor, ME, son of Edwin S. and Susan L. (-----) Farrar.[14]
vi. Charles Sumner Whitney, b. 15 Jun 1857,[15] Topsham, ME; m.(1) Eliza Springer Robbins; m.(2) Nellie Torrey Lambard.
vii. Edward Lincoln Whitney, b. 13 Jun 1859, Topsham, ME;[16] m. Matilda Irene Crocker.
viii. Israel Nash Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1861, Topsham, ME;[17] d. 7 Apr 1863, Topsham, ME.[18] He is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Topsham, ME.

Children of Robert Patten7 and Margaret P. (Haley) Whitney:

ix. Mabel Eugenia8 Whitney, b. ca. 23 May 1875; d. 13 Jul 1875, Topsham, ME, aged 7 weeks.[19]

Census

104 115 Robert P. Whitney 45 M - Millman Maine Ruth H. " 26 F - " Franklin P. " 3 M - " Willis L. " 1 M - "

96 84 Robert P. Whitney 40 M - Merchant $2500 Maine Ruth F. " 36 F - $1000 -- Do Franklin P. " 13 M - Do Attended school Willis S. " 11 M - Do Attended school Frederick " 9 M - Do Attended school George E. " 8 M - Do Attended school Caroline " 5 F - Do Attended school Charles S. " 3 M - Do Edward L. " 1 M - Do

29 29 Whitney, Robert P. 50 M W Ret. Grocer $2000 $3000 Maine Married in Nov, Male citizen over 21 -----, Margaret P. 35 F W Keeping house $1800 -- Maine Married in Nov -----, Willis S. 21 M W Clerk in groc. store Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Frederic M. 19 M W Clerk in groc. store $500 Maine -----, George E. 18 M W Maine Attended school -----, Jane C. 15 F W Maine Attended school -----, Charles S. 13 M W Maine Attended school -----, Edward L. 11 M W Maine Attended school

Robert P. WHITNAY 60 Self M M W ME Postmaster ME ME Margaret P. WHITNAY 44 Wife F M W ME Keeps House ME ME Carrie J. WHITNAY 24 Dau F S W ME ME ME Charles S. WHITNAY 23 Son M S W ME Works On Railroad ME ME Edward L. WHITNAY 20 Son M S W ME Teamster ME ME

215 232 Whitney, Margaret Head W F Mar 1835 65 wid Maine Maine Maine N.G., Owns free house -----, Edward L. SSon W M Jun 1859 40 sgl Maine Lubec Maine Steam R.R. conductor

References

1.^  "Robert P. [Whitney], h. Ruth F., [born] Oct. 13, 1819, in Lubec," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

2.^  "Robert P. [Whitney], and Ruth F. Sprague, both of T., [married] June 17, 1846. [1845, P.R.79.]," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

3.^  "Ruth F. [-----] [Whitney], w. Robert P., [born] Mar. 1, 1824, in T.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

4.^  "Ruth Sprague [Whitney], (Mrs. Whitney written later) [died] Apr. 3, 1868. (see Ruth Sprague), C.R.2. [Ruth F., w. Robert P., a. 44y., G.R.3.]," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

5.^  "Robert P. [Whitney], and Margarit P. Haley, both of T., int. Nov. 10, 1869. [Nov. 18, P.R.31.]," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

6.^  "Margaret P. [-----] [Whitney], w. Robert P., [born] Mar. 14, 1835, G.R.3.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

7.^  "Franklin Patten [Whitney], ch. Robert P. and Ruth F., [born] May 14, 1847, in T.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

8.^  "Willis Sprague [Whitney], ch. Robert P. and Ruth F., [born] Oct. 19, 1848, in T.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

9.^  "Frederick Myrtillo [Whitney], ch. Robert P. and Ruth F., [born] July 13, 1850, in T.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

10.^  "Frederick M. [Whitney], s. Robert P., [died] May 1, 1877, in T. [Frederick Myrtillo, s. Robert P. and Ruth F., a. 26 y. 10 m., G.R.3.]," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

11.^  "George Edwin [Whitney], ch. Robert P. and Ruth F., [born] Apr. 14, 1852, in T.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

12.^  "Jane Carroline [Whitney], ch. Robert P. and Ruth F., [born] Feb. 1, 1855, in T.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

13.^  "Jane Caroline [Whitney], and Edwin L. Farrar, [married] Feb. 10, 1887, P.R.31," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 381, page 15.

15.^  "Charles Sumner [Whitney], ch. Robert P. and Ruth F., [born] June 15, 1857, in T.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996). Also, "Charles Sumner [Whitney], June 15, 1857. G.R.3," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

16.^  "Edward Lincoln [Whitney], ch. Robert P. and Ruth F., [born] June 13, 1859, in T.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

17.^  "Israel Nash [Whitney], ch. Robert P. and Ruth F., [born] Aug. 26, 1861, in T.," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

18.^  "Israel N. [Whitney], [died] Apr. 7, 1863, in T. [Israel Nash, s. Robert P. and Ruth F., a. 1 y. 7 m., G.R.3.]," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

19.^  "Mabel Eugenia [Whitney], d. Robert P. and Margaret P., [died] July 13, 1875, a. 7 w., G.R.3," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).


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