Family:Whitney, Adolphus M. (1837-1864)
Adolphus M.8 Whitney (Nathan7, Daniel6, David5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Nathan7 and Mary (Atwood) Whitney, was born about 1837, Hampden, ME, and died 6 May 1864, Spotsylvanis Courthouse, VA, of wounds he received in battle during the Civil War.
He married firstly, 30 Oct 1861, Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME, Harriet A. Monk, "both of Bangor", ME, daughter of Benjamin and Susan (Wire) Monk. She was born 2 Aug 1833, Dixmont, ME, and died 15 Nov 1914, Hampden Highlands, ME.
Harriet A. "of Dixmont" married secondly, 9 Oct 1870, Dixmont, ME, Melvin B. Brann "of Vassallborough". Melvin died 10 Sep 1875, Auburn, ME.
Harriet married thirdly, 30 Nov 1877, Hampden, ME, George F. Pierce.
Harriet married fourthly, 5 Dec 1885, Bangor, ME, David Baker. He died 2 Aug 1908, Hampden, ME. Both he and Harriet are buried in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Hampden, ME.
Adolphus was a Civil War casualty, and his widow was awarded a pension by the U.S. government.
Adolphus M.8 and Harriet A. (Monk) Whitney had no children.
- 1860: not found. A possibility is in Stanislaus Co., CA.
- 1870, Dixmont, Penobscot Co., ME:
68 72 Mack, Benjamin 70 M W Farmer $500 $320 Maine Male citizen over 21 Susan 79 F W Keeping house Mass. Whitney, Harrie A. 37 F W $800 $200 Maine [sic]
- Civil War Pension File of Adolphus M. Whitney; Widow: Harriet A. Whitney; Widow Applic. # 57056 Cert. # 34713; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
1.^ "Adolphus M. Whitney and Harriet A. Monk, both of Bangor, 30 October 1861," according to Ruth Gray, ed., Penobscot County, Maine Marriage Records prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1994).
2.^ "Melvin B. Braun of Vassalborough and Harriet A. Whitney of Dixmont, 9 October 1870 in Dixmont," according to Ruth Gray, ed., Penobscot County, Maine Marriage Records prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1994).
3.^ "4 October 1865, Melvin B. Brann of Vasselboro and Harriet A. Whitney of Dixmont, [married] October 9 Dixmont, by Rufus Day, Minister of the Gospel, Cert. January 28," according to Linda A. Strauss, transcr., Richard E. Spinney, ed., Vital Records of Dixmont, Maine, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 41 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 2003).