Family:Whitney, Thomas Emmons (1810-1860)

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Thomas Emmons7 Whitney alias Thomas C.7 Whitney (Ebenezer6, Samuel5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Ebenezer6 and Mehitable (Robinson) Whitney, was born 8 Feb 1810, Bowdoin, ME, or 30 Apr 1810, Litchfield, ME,[1] and died 19 May 1860, Roxbury, MA, aged 51 years, of cancer, married, yeoman, born Richmond, ME, son of Ebenezer and Mehitable Whitney.[2]

At some point he changed his name to Thomas C. Whitney. This latter middle name is alleged by some to have been Clinton, but no confirmation of that has been found.

Intentions of marriage were published 3 Sep 1836, Clinton, ME, for him and Hepsabeth Brown. He "of Clinton Gore" married, 17 Dec 1836, Clinton, ME, Hepsabeth Brown.[3] She was born about 1813, Clinton, ME, and died 20 Aug 1882, aged 71 years, Gardiner, ME.[4]

Children of Thomas C.7 and Hepsabeth (Brown) Whitney:

i. Ramanzo8 Whitney, b. 1837, ME; d. 1845; buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery, South Gardiner, ME.
ii. Jane E. Whitney, b. Jan 1838, Clinton, ME; m. Nathaniel Pratt.
iii. Thomas C. Whitney, b. ca. 1840, ME; d. 29 Nov 1864, in Confederate Prison, Salisbury, NC.[5]
iv. Susan H. Whitney, b. 184, ME; d. 1864; buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery, South Gardiner, ME.
v. Nancy V. Whitney, b. ca. 1844, ME; d. 1852; buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery, South Gardiner, ME.
vi. Sarah Whitney, b. ca. 1846, ME.
vii. Valeria A. Whitney, b. ca. 1846, Clinton, ME; m. 9 Oct 1866, Boston, MA, Frank Chase, b. ca. 1846, Waterville, ME, son of Franklin S. and Dorothea (-----) Chase.[6]
vii. Angena C. Whitney, b. Oct 1848, Etna, ME; "Angelia" m. 26 Jul 1877, Boston, MA, Chauncy Cummings, b. ca. 1842, Boston, MA, son of Chauncy and Hannah (-----) Cummings.[7] She d. 21 May 1902, Bowdoin, ME, and is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery, South Gardiner, ME.
viii. Leander Shepherd or Shirley Whitney, b. 1853, Etna, ME; m. Lucy Lila Thornton.

Notes

See a discussion of the matter of his name and identity by Ken Whitney.

Census

303 319 Thomas C. Whitney 41 M - Farmer $300 Maine Hepsibah Whitney 37 F - " Jane E. Whitney 12 F - " Attended school Thomas C. Whitney 10 M - " Attended school Susan H. Whitney 8 F - " Attended school Lancey V. Whitney 6 F - " Attended school Sarah Whitney 4 F - " Attended school Angena Whitney 2 F - " Attended school Holman Brown 19 M - " Attended school

327 342 Whitney, Leander S. 21 M W Laborer Me. Male citizen over 21 -----, Lucy 18 F W Keeping House Me. -----, Dlora 3/12 F W Me. Born in Feb -----, Hepsibath 55 F W Keeping House Me.

Leander WHITNEY 29 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Lucinda WHITNEY 29 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ENG ME Susan V. WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W ME ME ME Gertrude M. WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W ME ME ME Viola WHITNEY 3 Dau F S W ME ME ME Hepisbeth WHITNEY 69 Moth F W W ME ME ME

References

1.^  Thomas E. [Whitney], ch. Ebenezer and Mehitable, [born] Feb. 8, 1810," according to Bowdoin Vital Records, volume 1, pages 227-229; also "Thomas E. Whitney, s. of Ebener. Whitney and Mehitable, b. 30 Apr 1810," according to Litchfield, 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 139, page 254.

3.^  "Thomas C. [Whitney], of Clinton Gore, and Hepsabath Brown, of C., 17 Dec. 1836," according to Fisher, Carleton Edward, comp., Vital records of Clinton, Maine, to the year 1892: births, marriages, and deaths ([S.l.]: published under authority of the Maine Historical society, 1967), pp. 302-303.

4.^  "Hepsebeth [Whitney], [died] Aug. 20, 1882, a. 71," according to Henry Sewall Webster, ed., Vital Records of Gardiner, Maine to the Year 1892 (Gardiner, ME: The Reporter-Journal Press, 1914).

5.^  "Thomas C. [Whitney], 29 Nov. 1864, in Confederte Prison, in Salisbury, N.C., s.r.," according to Fisher, Carleton Edward, comp., Vital records of Clinton, Maine, to the year 1892: births, marriages, and deaths ([S.l.]: published under authority of the Maine Historical society, 1967), p. 355.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 191, page 118.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 291, page 79.


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