Family:Whitney, Louis F. (1816-1874)

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Louis F. Whitney, parentage unknown, was born Apr 1816, NS, and died May 1874, aged 58 years 1 month. He "Capt." was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, Washington, DC.[1]

He married 9 Sep 1838, Cape Elizabeth, ME, Eliza Lally.[2] She was born about 1815, Halifax, NS, and died May 1887, Howard Co., MD.

He was Captain of Co. M, 1st Maryland Cavalry. Second Lieutenant of same, Folliot A. Whitney. Organized May 1862, Washington, DC. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865.

On 30 Sep 1871, he was a clerk, appointed in Washington, DC, working in Washington, DC, born in Canada, naturalized, salary $1400.[3]

On 30 Sep 1873, he was a clerk of the second class, appointed in Washington, DC, working in Washington, DC, born in Canada, of American parents temporarily living abroad, salary $1400.[4]

Folliot A. Whitney was a page in the United States Senate in 1856.

Children of Louis F. and Eliza (Lally) Whitney:

i. Julia Bradley Whitney, b. 25 Jul 1839, Chelsea, MA; d. 16 Oct 1853, Washington DC; bur. Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, Washington, DC.[5]
ii. Folliot Augustus Whitney, b. 27 Mar 1942, Washington, DC; d. 11 Aug 1900, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines; bur. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA;[6] m. Hattie Myrick, b. 17 Jun 1858, d. 8 Jun 1903, Missoula, MT; bur. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.[7]
Commissioned an officer in. Mustered out on 25 Apr 1862. Transferred to Company M, Maryland 1st Cavalry Regiment on 25 Apr 1862. Mustered out on 07 Apr 1863. Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 6 Jun 1863. Commissioned an officer in on 06 Jun 1863. Promoted to Brevet 1st Lieutenant on 13 Mar 1865. Promoted to Brevet Captain on 13 Mar 1865. Promoted to Brevet Major on 13 Mar 1865. Mustered out on 18 Jun 1866.
San Francisco Call August 14, 1900</ br>

Major F.A. Whitney Dies In Philippines</ br> Washington, August 13. Adjutant General Corbin received a cable message this morning from General MacArthur saying Major F.A. Whitney of the Sixth Infantry died at Manila on the 11th instant of heart disease. Major Whitney was one of the heroes of the Civil War and was brevetted three times, the last as Major of volunteers, for gallant and meritorious services during the war. He was a native of the District of Columbia and entered the Army April 25, 1862, as Second Lieutenant of the First Maryland Cavalry. After the Civil War he was commissioned in the regular array as Second Lieutenant of tho Eighth Infantry. He reached the grade of Major of the Sixth Infantry in July 1898 and served with that regiment up to the time of his death.

The Washington Post June 16, 1903</ br>

Whitney. On Monday, June 8, 1903 at Fort Missoula, Montana, Mrs. Hattie M. Whitney, widow of Major F. A. Whitney, United States Army and sister of Mrs. P. P. Mullett of this city.</ br> Funeral services from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Twenty-third Street near Washington Circle Tuesday, June 16 at 2PM. Interment private at Arlington.

iii. Susan Emma Whitney, b. Aug 1844, DC; d. 6 May 1918, Washington, DC; m. 8 Jun 1863, DC, Charles Alexander Cissel.
iv. Reuben M. Whitney, b. ca. 1846, DC; d. aft. 1880.


679 625 L. F. Whitney 35 M - Court clerk Canada Eliza 35 F - Nova Scotia Julia B. 11 F - Mass Attended school Folliot A. 9 M - DC Attended school Susan E. 6 F - DC Ruben M. 4 M - DC

166 166 Louis M. Whitney 46 M - Clerk $5000 $600 Canada Eliza " 46 F - Nova Scotia Augustus " 19 M - Farmer Maryland Susan " 16 F - " Attended school Reubin " 14 M - " Attended school

1693 1799 Whitney, Louis F. 54 M W Clerk State Dept. Canada Male citizen over 21 Eliza 56 F W Keeping House St. Johns N.B. Reuben 23 M W Deput Mar for Census D.C. Male citizen over 21 Lally, Falliot F. 54 M W Claim Agent New York Male citizen over 21 Sharp, Alexander 46 M W U.S. Marshall D.C. Pennsylvania Male citizen over 21 Nellie 44 F W Missouri Alexander 14 M W Officer U.S. Navy " Dent 12 M W At School " Attended school Elizabeth 10 F W " " " Attended school Nellie 2 F W Virginia Scanlin, Bridget 55 F W Domestic Ireland Parents foreign born Mary 22 F W " " Parents foreign born Dillow, Margaret 21 F W " " Parents foreign born

91 102 Ritter, Jno., Col. 34 M W U.S.A. Office $1000 Pennsylvania Married within year, Male citizen over 21 ... Folliot Whitney 28 M W U.S.A. Office Washington, D.C. Parents foreign born, Male citizen over 21 ...


van Buren HUBBARD 45 Self M S W OH Surgeon U.S.A. NY MA Eliza GULTNAN 29 Oth F M W IRE House Keeper IRE SCOT Folliot A. WHITNEY 39 Oth M S W DC Lieut. U.S.A. MD MD

Whitney, Folliot A. Major Clarksville Dist., Howard Co., Md. Highland P.O. W M Mar 1842 58 mar 17 Washington, DC Canada Nova Scotia


1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #68517768, Capt. Louis F. Whitney.

2.^  Kelley, Judith Holbrook, ed. and transcr., Clayton Rand Adams, ed., Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 29 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 178.

3.^  U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959, from

4.^  [ U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959], from

5.^  FindAGrave Memorial #68517621, Julia Bradley Whitney.

6.^  FindAGrave Memorial #44090624, Maj. Folliett Augustus Whitney.

7.^  FindAGrave Memorial #44090565, Hattie Myrick Whitney.

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