Family:Whitney, Asa P. (1819-a1880)
Dea. Asa P.7 Whitney (George W.6, Asa5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of George W.6 and Mary (Whitney) Whitney, was born 19 Jul 1819, Bridgton, ME, and died 4 Oct 1907, Marshall, MN, aged 88 years 2-1/2 months..
He "of Bridgton" married, 18 Oct 1842, Harrison, ME, Eunice C. Kneeland, of Harrison, ME. She was born 24 Nov 1818 or 28 Nov 1819, ME, and died 11 Feb 1897, Marshall, MN.
Asa P. Whitney, son of Rev. G. W. Whitney, was born in Bridgton, ME, 19 Jul 1819. His early life, to the age of 19 years, was occupied mostly on the farm and attending school, such as town, district and Bridgton academy furnished, which for the time, was considered quite good. Commenced teaching at the age of twenty years; continued to teach till 1845 most of the time. In 1842 was married to Miss Eunice Kneeland of Harrison, Maine. In 1845 removed to Rollinsford, NH, then Salmon Falls, and engaged in the employ of the Salmon Falls Manufacturing Company, in manufacturing of cotton goods. Remained there till Dec 1856, when he engaged with the Pemberton Manufacturing Company, Lawrence, MA. In 1858 accepted a position in the mills of Lieutenant-Governor Hayden, Haydenville, MA. In 1860 returned to Lawrence, MA, and engaged in the employ of the Everett mills, in putting in and starting machinery; continued there till 1863, when accepted a position as superintendent of the weaving department of the Boston Manufacturing company's mills in Waltham, MA. In 1867 failing health compelled a change of business. After a few months of rest engaged in agricultural business, having purchased a stock and dairy farm in Harrison, ME, which he continued till Apr 1886, when he went to Marshall, Lyon County, MN, where he still lives, after having an active and busy life. Two sons have been born, Edward P., who died at Harrison, ME, at the age of 30 years, leaving one son who now lives at Townsend, MA; Charles C., who is living in this place, aged 47 years. In religious matters he has been an active member of the Free Baptist church, occupying prominent positions as a layman, at times employed in home mission work. In politics a liberty party and freesoiler till those parties merged into the republican party. Always a total abstainer from all intoxicants and believes in prohibition as the true remedy for the temperance reform; resided Marshall, MN.
(b. July 10, 1819). They lived in Bridgton, Waltham, Mass., and many years in Harrison and Marshall, Minn. Mr. Whitney was the son of Rev. George W. Whitney of Bridgton, a minister of the Free Baptist Church. He was well educated and in early life was a teacher in the common schools. He was employed for years in a cotton factory at Waltham and Salmon Falls, N.H., but afterward moved to Harrison with his family and engaged in farming, living with the father of his wife. He was a deacon in the Free Baptist church of Harrison while he resided here, and was the clerk of the Otisfield quarterly meeting.
Children of Asa P.7 and Eunice C. (Kneeland) Whitney:
i. Edward Purcel8 Whitney, b. 29 Oct 1843or 25 Nov 1843; m. Carrie Whiting. ii. Charles Colby Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1846, Salmon Falls, NH; m.(1) Mattie M. Hogle; m.(2) Nellie A. Johnson.
29 32 Asa P. Whitney 30 M - Manufacturer Maine Eunice C. Whitney 31 F - Maine Edward P. Whitney 6 M - Maine Attended school Charles C. Whitney 4 M - N.H. Attended school Marshall Whitney 24 M - Manufacturer Maine Mary J. Whitney 22 F - Maine Harriet Kimball 20 F - Maine Mary E. Farrington 18 F - Maine Rachel Gowell 20 F - Maine Rapcina Gowell 18 F - Maine Sbrina Kneeland 20 F - Maine Laurian Warren 23 F - N.H. Amanda Whitney 22 F - Maine Mercy Kneeland 25 F - Maine Abra Wentworth 23 F - N.H.
- 1860: not found.
- 1865 State, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA:
316 365 Asa P. Whitney 46 M - Maine M Cotton Factory - - 1 1 - Eunice C. Whitney 46 F - Maine M - - - - - Edward P. Whitney 21 M - Maine S Cotton Factory - - 1 1 - Charles C. Whitney 19 M - New Hampshire S Soldier - - - - - Mary Dame 13 F - New Hampshire S - - - - -
8 8 Whitney, Asa P. 50 M W Farmer $1800 $850 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Eunice C. 51 F W Keeping House Maine Kneeland, David P. 72 M W Farmrer $125 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Hannah M. 53 F W Keeping House $100 Maine
Asa P. WHITNEY 60 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Eunice C. WHITNEY 61 Wife F M W ME House Keeping ME ME Edward G. WHITNEY 12 GSon M S W MA ME ME David KNEELAND 82 FatL M M W MA Farmer MA MA Hannah M. KNEELAND 63 MotL F M W ME House Keeping ME NH Mary NEWCOMB 68 Oth F W W ME House Work ME ME
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 409.
- Moulton, Alphonso, Howard L. Sampson, and Granville Fernald, comps. and eds., Centennial History of Harrison, Maine: Containing The Centennial Celebration of 1905, and Historical and Biographical Matter (Portland: Southworth Printing Company, 1909), p. 537.