Family:Whitney, Levi Greer (1830-1895)

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Levi Greer8 Whitney (Joseph7, Daniel6, David5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Joseph7 and Sarah (Greer) Whitney, was born 25 Dec 1830, prob. Hampden, ME, and died 7 Dec 1895, Hemlock, MI.

He married 28 or 25 May 1856, Hampden or Newburgh, Maine, Asenath P. Folsom,[1] daughter of Alvin and Louisa (Merrill) Folsom. She was born 17 Feb 1834, Carmel, ME, and died 20 Oct 1898, Hemlock, MI.

Children of Levi Greer8 and Asenath P. (Folsom) Whitney:

i. Joseph Herbert9 Whitney, b. 13 Apr 1858, Hampden, ME; d. 7 Jun 1916, St. Louis, MI; m. Minnie Thomas.
ii. Caroline B. Whitney, b. ca. 1864, prob. Newburgh, ME.
iii. Gorham B. Whitney, b. ca. 1866, prob. Newburgh, ME.
iv. Haris Whitney, b. ca. 1872, prob. Saginaw Co., MI.
v. (adopted) Alvin Whitney, b. ca. 1865, MA.
vi. (adopted) Mary Whitney, b. ca. 1868, MA.
vii. (adopted) Maude Whitney, b. ca. 1873, MA.


526 526 Luke Sylvester 66 M - None Me. Blind Sarah Sylvester 50 F - $500 Me. Rachel Whitney 23 F - Me. Levi G. " 21 M - Labourer Me.

373 364 Levi G. Whitney 31 M - Farmer $800 $390 Maine Asenath " 26 F - " Joseph H. " 2 M - " Sarah " 60 F - "

124 117 Whitney, L. G. 41 M W Farmer $2500 $300 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Acenath 36 F W Keeping House " -----, Joseph H. 12 M W At Home Maine Attended school -----, Caro B. 6 F W " " -----, Gorham B. 4 M W " "

L. G. WHITNEY 51 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Asenath WHITNEY 46 Wife F M W ME Keeps House ME ME Louisa WHITNEY 71 MotL F W W ME ME ME Herbert WHITNEY 22 Son M S W ME Farmer ME ME Caroline WHITNEY 16 Dau F S W ME At School ME ME Garham WHITNEY 14 Son M S W ME Farmer ME ME Haris WHITNEY 8 Son M S W MI At School ME ME Alvin WHITNEY 15 ASon M S W MA Farmer ME ME Mary WHITNEY 12 ADau F S W MA At School ME ME Mand WHITNEY 7 ADau F S W MA At School ME ME

If this is accurate, Asenath's mother Louisa remarried a Whitney after 1850 and before 1880. More likely, she was still the widow Louisa FOLSOM, and recorded incorrectly.


  • Spendlove Family Tree; Public Member Tree,

1.^  "Levi J. Whitney and Asenath L. Folsom, [married] 28 May 1856 in Newburgh," according to Ruth Gray, ed., Penobscot County, Maine Marriage Records prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1994).

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