Family:Whitney, Doty L. (c1812-1856)

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Rev. Doty L.7 Whitney (Samuel6, Moses5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Margaret (Darrow) Whitney, was born about 1812, and died 25 Jun 1856, Morrill, ME.

He married, about 1830, Vinalhaven, ME, Sarah Jane Burgess, daughter of Edward and Sarah (Philbrook) Burgess. She was born about 1811, ME, and died 27 Dec 1891. Apparently she married secondly, 16 Jan 1868, Hope, ME, Thomas Perry. He had married firstly, 28 Jul 1816, Sabra Goodspeed, who died 16 Nov 1867.

Both are buried in the Morrill Cemetery, Morrill, ME.

Data from Belmont, Maine: The First Hundred Years, compiled by Isabbel Morse Maresh (2002).

Doty L. Whitney was elected Moderator at the annual town meeting for Belmont, Maine held on 8 Mar 1852.

MAINE GENEALOGY: MORRILL DEATHS, 1796 -1889. Timothy W. Robinson (Theoda Mears Morse, editor), History of the town of Morrill in the county of Waldo and state of Maine [] (Belfast, Me.: City Job Print, 1944) (

"1856: June 25, Rev. Doty L. Whitney. He commenced preaching about 1840, and preached here often during the remainder of his life, for the love of the cause to which he was devoted. He died suddenly, aged 44 years"

Children of Doty L.7 and Sarah Jane (Burgess) Whitney:

i. Helen M.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1840; d. 1908; m. Ephraim F. Sheldon, b. 1835, d. 1870. Both are buried in Morrill Cemetery, Morrill, ME.
ii. Martha A. Whitney, b. ca. 1847, Morrill, ME; d. Oct 1929, Belfast, ME; m.(1) ----- -----; m.(2) Charles Francis Wilton; "of Waldo" m.(3) ca. 1889, Freedom, ME, Benjamin Wentworth "of Waldo", as his third wife, b. ca. 1838, Kingston, NH, son of Benjamin and Ruth (Healy) Wentworth.[1]


168 168 Doty L. Whitney 38 M - Farmer $800 Me. Sarah Whitney 39 F - Me. Hellen Whitney 10 F - Me. Attended school Martha Whitney 2 F - Me.

241 241 Sally Whitney 50 F - Farming $600 $100 Maine Martha " 11 F - " Attended school

This is his widow.

  • 1870, widow Sarah and husband Thomas Perry living in Hope, Waldo Co., ME.
  • 1880, widow Sarah not found. She was not living with Thomas Perry.


  • Census records.

1.^  "Benjamin Wentworth, 51, of Waldo, born Kingston, NH, 3rd marriage, son of Benjamin and Ruth (Healy) Wentworth, and Martha A. Wilton, 42, of Waldo, born in Morrill, ME, 3rd marriage, dau. of Dottie and Sarah (Burgess) Whitney," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., Vital records of Freedom, Waldo County, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, c1991).

Copyright © 2011, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.