Family:Whitney, William S. (1815-1900)

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William S.7 Whitney (Eli6, Zebulon5, Abel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Eli6 and Damaris (Stone) Whitney, was born 17 Oct 1815, Gorham, ME, and died 27 Jun 1900, Gorham, ME.

He married, 21 Jun 1840, Gorham, ME, Abigail Morton,[1] daughter of Thomas and Rachel (Elwell) Morton. She was born 1823, Gorham, ME, and died 8 May 1895, Gorham, ME. Abigail was the sister of Susan Morton, who m. William's brother Zebulon.

William can be found in the censuses of 1850 through 1900 living in Gorham, ME, where he was a farmer. Both he and Abigail are buried in the North Street Cemetery in Gorham, ME.

Children of William S.7 and Abigail (Morton) Whitney:

i. William E.8 Whitney, b. 14 Jun 1841, Gorham, ME; d. 1844, Gorham, ME; buried in the North Street Cemetery in Gorham, ME.
ii. Emily C. Whitney, b. 22 Oct 1845, Gorham, ME; m. Charles Merritt, who was b. in Maine in February, 1841.
iii. Herman S. Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1847, Gorham, ME; m.(1) Flavilla Augusta "Willa" Berry; m.(2) Hellen Aitchison Plaisted.
iv. Charlotte Whitney, b. 1848, Gorham, ME; d. Feb 1850, Gorham, ME;[2] buried in the North Street Cemetery in Gorham, ME.
v. Harriet Ella Whitney, b. 28 Apr 1854, Gorham, ME; d. 1872, Gorham, ME; buried in the North Street Cemetery in Gorham, ME
vi. Cora Belle Whitney, b. 28 Aug 1862, Gorham, ME; d. 15 Jan 1928, Gorham, ME; m. Frank Leslie8 Whitney.


339 359 William Whitney 36 M - Farmer $1500 Maine Abigal " 27 F - " Emily C. " 5 F - " Attended school Herman " 3 M - "

228 240 William S. Whitney 45 M - $2000 $225 Maine Abigail " 36 F - " Emily C. " 14 F - " Attended school Hermon S. Whitney 12 M - Maine Attended school Harriot E. " 6 F - " Attended school

497 548 Whitney, William A. 55 M W Farmer $2000 $750 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Abigail 46 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Herman 23 M W Farm laborer Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Villa 20 F W Maine -----, Harriet E. 17 F W Maine Whitney, Cora B. 8 F W Maine -----, Damaris 82 F W Maine

William S. WHITNEY 65 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Abby W. WHITNEY 56 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Bell C. WHITNEY 17 Dau F S W ME At School ME ME Herman WHITNEY 32 Son M M W ME Works On Farm ME ME Hellen WHITNEY 26 DauL F M W ME Coat Maker ME ME Alice WHITNEY 9 GDau F S W ME ME ME Ralph WHITNEY 1 GSon M S W ME ME ME

82 82 Merrill, Charles Head W M Feb 1841 59 mar 32 Maine Maine Maine Civil engineer, Rents house -----, Emily C. Wife W F Oct 1845 54 mar 32 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Ella F. Dau W F Mar 1874 26 sgl Maine Maine Maine Servant Whitney, William FiL W M Oct 1814 85 wid Maine Maine Maine


1.^  "June 21, 1840, Mr. William WHITNEY & Miss Abigail MORTON, b. of Gorham; by Daniel CLARKE, M.G., Gorham (B:153)," 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. 215.

2.^  Charlott Whitney, d. at Gorham, Cumberland Co., ME, aged 1 month, female, b. Maine d. Feb, of Influenza, ill 1 day, according to 1850 Mortality Schedules, Maine.

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