Family:Whitney, Frank (c1854-a1880)

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Frank Whitney, parentage unknown, was born about 1854, NY, and died after 1880.

He married, about 1875, Lucy M. Barton, daughter of John Place and Chloe (Ferris) Barton. She was born about 1854, NY, and died 26 Oct 1917, Spencer, NY.[1] She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY.[2] She married secondly, before 1884, ----- Abbott (possibly Reuben M. Abbott).

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Children of Frank and Lucy M. (Barton) Whitney:

i. Daniel Barton Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1876, Spencer, NY; d. 4 Oct 1947, Pittsburgh, PA;[3] bur. Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA;[4] m.(1) 9 May 1897, Montour Falls, NY, Helen May Meade,[5] dau. of Peter and Carrie (-----) Meade, b. Jun 1875, NY, d. 6 Nov 1911, Pine City, NY, 1 child living 1900; divorced in 1904 for adultery; she m.(2) 2 Dec 1906, Bradford, PA, Edwin Hugh Maxwell, also divorced in 1898 for desertion;[6] bur. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY;[7] m.(2) bet. 1910-1918, Melinda Erimine "Linnie" Callery.
ii. Charles A. Whitney, b. Mar 1878, NY; d. aft. 1940; m. 4 May 1909, Saratoga Springs, NY, Jennie (Duell) Cowles.[8]

Children of ----- [?Reuben M.?] and Lucy M. (Barton)(Whitney) Abbott:

i. Willie Abbott, b. 1884; d. 1885; bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY.[9]
ii. (poss.) Willie Abbott, b. -----; d. 1893; bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY.[10]


There seems to be confusion between this family and that of Frank Whitney (c1854-1899) who married Lucy M. York. Both wives Lucy can be found in the 1880 census, the latter at Eagle, Wyoming Co., NY.

In Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY, are buried Willie Abbott, listed above as a child, and a Reuben Abbott "father" (no dates).[11] It seems possible that he was Lucy's second husband. He may be the "Rheubin M Abbott" who died 29 Mar 1892, Spencer, NY.[12]


Frank WHITNEY 26 Self M M W NEW YORK Miller N.Y. N.Y. Lucy WHITNEY 26 Wife F M W N.Y. Keeping House N.Y. N.Y. Daniel WHITNEY 3 Son M S W N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. Charley WHITNEY 2 Son M S W N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. Washburn CRUMB 21 Oth M S W PENN Laborer PENN PENN

  • 1892 State, Spencer, Tioga Co., NY, p. 9:

Obed A. Seely M 63 U.S. C. Laborer Elsie J. Seely F 61 U.S. C. House work Gertrude E. Seely F 22 U.S. C. Dress maker Lucy M. Abbott F 37 U.S. C. Seamstress Daniel B. Whitney M 15 U.S. C. Charles A. Whitney M 13 U.S. C.

224 263 Abbott, Lucy M. Head W F Apr 1854 46 mar 25 2ch 2liv New York New York New York Dress making, Rents house Whitney, Charles A. Son W M Mar 1878 22 sgl New York New York New York -----, Helen DiL W F Jun 1875 24 mar 4 1ch 1liv New York New York New York French, Sarah Room W F Jun 1846 53 sgl Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Nurse

  • 1905 State, 322 East Water Street, Elmira Ward 2, Chemung Co., NY, p. 28:

Rhinesmith, Mary Head W F 65 United States Cit. Housework Abbott, Lucy M. Brdr W F 49 United States Cit. Housework Whitney, Daniel B. Brdr W M 28 United States Cit. Extract Manufacturer -----, Archibald Brdr W M 7 United States Cit. At school -----, Theodore Brdr W M 5 United States Cit.

  • 1910, 359 West Second St., Elmira Ward 3, Chemung Co., NY, p. 8A/249: Daniel B. Whitney, head, M, 33, divorced, b. NY; Archibald B. Whitney, son, M, 12, b. NY; Theodore Whitney, son, M, 9, b. NY; Lucy M. Abbott, mother, F, 56, b. NY.


  • Census records.

1.^  New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956, from

2.^  Find A Grave Memorial #109755063, Lucy M. Whitney Abbott.

3.^  Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1967, from

4.^  Find A Grave Memorial #33360522, Daniel B. Whitney.

5.^  New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, from

6.^  Pennsylvania, U.S., Marriages, 1852-1968, from

7.^  Find A Grave Memorial #99804516, Helen May Maxwell.

8.^  New York, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1847-1849, 1907-1936, from

9.^  Find A Grave Memorial #120977878, Willie Abbott.

10.^  Find A Grave Memorial #109755086, Willie Abbott.

11.^  Find A Grave Memorial #59189845, Reuben Abbott.

12.^  New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956, from

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