Family:Whitney, Celestia A. "Lettie" (1849-1913)

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Celestia A. "Lettie"9 Whitney (Moses Bray8, Salmon7, Moses6, Ephraim5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), daughter of Moses Bray8 and Susan K. (Brown) Whitney, was born 8 Jan 1849, Lincolnville, ME, and died 21 Jan 1913, Rockland, ME.

She married 7 Oct 1866, Rockland, ME, James Edward Rhodes, son of Orris and Lucy A. (Woodbury) Rhodes. He was born 24 Oct 1846, Rockland, ME, and died 9 Sep 1921, Rockland, ME.

James Rhodes was a wool dealer. He served in the Civil War in Battery F, 1st Battalion, 6th Maine Light Artillery. For his service he received a pension from the U.S. Government. He and Lettie are both buried in the Achorn Cemetery, Rockland, ME.

Children of James Edward and Celestia A. "Lettie" (Whitney) Rhodes:

i. Ezra Whitney Rhodes, b. 12 Apr 1867, Rockland, ME; d. 15 Sep 1913.
ii. Albert Woodbury Rhodes, b. 21 Jul 1869, Rockland, ME; d. 23 Nov 1890, Rockland, ME.
iii. Lucy Ellen Rhodes, b. 17 Dec 1870, prob. Rockland, ME.
iv. Alice P. Rhodes, b. 21 Feb 1873, prob. Rockland, ME.


1850 Census: Lincolnville, ME; Celestia is 1 year old.

1860 Census: Rockland, ME; Celestia is 11 years old, residing with her Uncle Ezra Whitney.

1870 through 1910 Census: Rockland, ME with her husband and children.


1. From the Civil War Pension File of James E. Rhodes: Co. F, 1st Maine Light Artillery.

2. Maine, Death Records, 1761 to 1922;

3. Vital Records of Rockland, Knox Co., Maine

4. Canada, Seafarers of the Atlantic Provinces, 1789-1935;

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