Family:Whitney, Leonard (1812-1887)

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Leonard Whitney, parentage unknown, was born 28 May 1812, Campton, NH, and died 23 Jul 1887, Conway, NH, aged 74 years 1 month 25 days, of heart disease. He was buried in North Conway Cemetery, North Conway, NH.[1]

He married firstly, Celia Hart, daughter of Thomas and Zoa (Randall) Hart. She was born about 1826, NH, and died 16 Sep 1906, Bath, ME, aged 80 years. Apparently they were divorced, because she married secondly, 22 Sep 1856, Eaton, NH, Joseph L. Jenness.[2]

He married secondly, 12 Jun 1859, Jackson, NH, Mary A. Douglas,[3] daughter of Augustus and Calista (Wirtman) Douglas. She was born about 1827, Calais, ME, and died 1 Jan 1896, North Conway, NH. She was buried in North Conway Cemetery, North Conway, NH.[4]

Promoted to Full Captain on 26 Nov 1862. Commissioned an officer in the U.S. Volunteers Quartermaster's Dept Infantry Regiment on 26 Nov 1862. Mustered out on 31 May 1866.

Children of Leonard and Celia (Hart) Whitney:

i. Armena Whitney, b. ca. 1844, NH; m. 6 Dec 1873, NH, Daniel W. Perkins.[5]
ii. Robert M. Whitney, b. ca. 1845, Bartlett, NH; m.(1) Martha Tibbetts; m.(2) Cora S. Senter.
iii. Leonard Whitney, b. ca. May 1850, NH; not in family in 1860.
iv. Alfred R. Whitney, b. Aug 1850, Bartlett, NH; m.(1) Victoria H. Gray; m.(2) Mary Elizabeth (Nutt) Coolan.

Children of Leonard and Mary A. (Douglas) Whitney:

v. Lizzie R. Whitney, b. 1856, Conway, NH; d. 1951; bur. North Conway Cemetery, North Conway, NH;[6] m. 19 Oct 1884, Jackson, NH, Arvid R. Bickford.[7]
vi. Augustus L. Whitney, b. ca. 1860, Georgetown, ME; m. Mary E. Robbins.
vii. Susan Mary Whitney, b. Nov 1862, North Conway, NH; d. 3 Feb 1924, Bartlett, NH; m. 1 Jan 1878, Bartlett, NH, Winfield Scott Foster.[8]

Notes

It is possible he was one of the unidentified sons of Otis7 Whitney of Campton, NH.

Census

121 127 Leonard Whitney 38 M - Farmer $600 N.H. Celia " 25 F - " Armena " 6 F - " Attended school Robert R. " 5 M - " Attended school Leonard " Jr. 1/12 M - " Lea Nast 61 F - Mass.

543 551 Joseph S. Jenness 30 M - Farmer $300 $75 N.H. Celia H. " 33 F - " Alfred Whitney 9 M - " Attended school Jeanettee Jenness 1 M - " Zoa Hart 74 M - Mass.

65 65 Lenord Whitney 40 M - Laborer $500 New Hampshire Mary " 33 F - Maine Augustus " 1 M - New Hampshire

70 75 Thompson, Joseph 60 M W Farmer $2000 $900 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Armina 56 F W Keeps House N.H. Whitney, Armin 25 F W Teacher N.H. Jenness, Jeannett 10 F W N.H. Attended school

69 73 Whiting, Leonard 53 M W Farm Laborer $500 $300 N.H. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary A. 43 F W Keeps House Maine Father foreign born -----, Augustus 10 M W N.H. Attended school -----, Susy 8 F W N.H. Attended school -----, Lizzie 5 F W N.H. Attended school

Leonard WHITNEY 63 Self M M W NH Farmer NH NH Mary WHITNEY 53 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Augustus WHITNEY 20 Son M S W NH Laborer NH ME Elizabeth WHITNEY 15 Dau F S W NH At School NH ME Calista DOUGLASS 73 MotL F W W ME NB NB

References

1.^  Find A Grave memorial #122582256, Leonard Whitney.

2.^  "Celia Whitney & Joseph L. Jenness, m. 22 Sep 1856, Eaton, Carroll Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index. Also "Celia Whitney & Joseph S. Jenness, m. 22 Jan 1876, Eaton, Carroll Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index, an apparent error.

3.^  Find A Grave memorial #122581800, Mary A. Douglass Whitney.

4.^  "Leonard Whitney & Mary A. Douglas, m. 12 Jun 1859, Jackson, Carroll Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

5.^  "Armena Whitney & Daniel W. Perkins, m. 6 Dec 1873, NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

6.^  Find A Grave memorial #122582066, Elizabeth R. Bickford Whitney.

7.^  "Lizzie R. Whitney (b. 1865, Conway, NH, d. of Leonard Whitney) & A. R. Bickford, m. 19 Oct 1884, Jackson, Carroll Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

8.^  "Susie M. Whitney (b. 1862, No. Conway, NH, d. of Leonard Whitney & Mary Douglas) & Winfield S. Foster, m. 1 Jan 1878, Bartlett, Carroll Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.


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