Family:Whitney, Orrin (1815-1896)

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Orrin8 Whitney (William7, Samuel6, Abner5, John4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of William7 and Olive (Parlin) Whitney, was born 18 Aug 1815, Anson, ME, and died 3 May 1896, Kingston, MN. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Kingston, MN.

He married firstly, 16 Nov 1840, Presque Isle, ME, Hannah Fairbanks, daughter of Dennis and Hannah (Foster) Fairbanks. She was born 2 Jun 1818, ME, and died 5 Jul 1881, Minneapolis, MN, aged 63 years, widowed. There must have been a divorce, since she was living after Orrin's second and third marriages.

He married secondly, 15 Nov 1865, Minneapolis, MN, Lestina P. (Heaton) Whitmore, daughter of Cyrus and Elizabeth Betsey (Spaulding) Heaton. She was born about 1821, (probably Jamaica) VT, and died 2 Apr 1877, aged 57 years. She was buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. She had married firstly, 17 Feb 1841, La Porte, IN, Russell Whitmore. By the last she had, among others, a son Albert W., born about 1851, IN, who appears in the 1870 census with the family.

He married thirdly, before 1880 (but 10 Mar 1889 according to Pierce), Rebecca Carvill, daughter of Sewall and Tamar (Higgins) Carvill. She was born 23 Dec 1827, Lewiston, ME, and died 1 Feb 1919, Somerville, MA, aged 91 years 1 month 9 days, of old age and eneuresis.[1] She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, ME.[2]

He is a farmer; resided Kingston, MN.

Children of Orrin8 and Hannah (Fairbanks) Whitney:

i. Augustus E.9 Whitney, b. 19 Jun 1844, Presque Isle, ME; m. Jeannette Depuy.
ii. Winfield Scott Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1846, ME; m. Ellen Phay.
iii. Emma Whitney, b. ca. Feb 1850, Cleveland, OH; d. 1868.

Children of Orrin8 and Lestina P. (Heaton)(Whitmore) Whitney, if any, unknown.

Children of Orrin8 and Rebecca (Carvill) Whitney:

i. (adopted) Ada Lois Carvill, b. 7 Dec 1867, Brunswick, ME, dau. of Henry and Caroline A. (Hale) Carvill.[3]


Although the death of Hannah is given by Pierce as 1881, and the marriage to Rebecca as 1889, Orrin and Rebecca are listed as husband and wife in the 1880 census. Furthermore, there is a marriage for Orrin Whitney and Lestina B. Whitmore recorded in Minneapolis, MN, on 15 Nov 1865. That would explain the appearance of Lestina and Albert from the 1870 census. Possibly Albert was her son by a previous marriage. Apparently Orrin had three wives, Hannah, Lestina, and then Rebecca, and the dates given by Pierce are confused.


293 314 Orrin Whitney 35 M - Shingle Works Maine Hannah D. " 32 F - " Augusta " 6 " - " Winfield S. " 4 M - " Emma " 4/12 F - Ohio

  • 1857 Territory, Kingston, Meeker Co., MN, p. 202:

187 187 Orin Whitney 42 M W Maine Voter Hannah Whitney 39 F W Maine Agstus Whitney 13 M W Maine Winfield Whitney 11 M W Maine Olive Whitney 65 F W Maine

31 27 Orrin Whitney 45 M - Farmer $100 $200 Maine Hannah D. " 42 F - " Augustus D. " 16 M - Farm Hand --- Attended school Winfield S. " 14 " - --- Attended school

  • 1865 State, Kingston, Meeker Co., MN:

18 Orrin Whitney M Augustus E. " M Winfield S. " M Soldier

63 64 Whitney, Orrin 55 M W Farmer $5000 $1000 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Lestina B. 49 F W Keeping house Vermont -----, Albert W. 19 M W At home Indiana

355 328 Whitney, Hannah 52 F W Home Mass.

Orin WHITNEY 64 Self M M W ME Farmer --- --- Rebeca C. WHITNEY 52 Wife F M W ME House Keeper ME ME Ada K. CARVILL 14 ADau F W ME At School ME ME

Augustus WHITNEY 36 Self M M W ME Painter ME --- Jeannette E. WHITNEY 31 Wife F M W IN Keeps House VA KY Emma V. WHITNEY 10 Dau F S W IN At Home ME IN George O. WHITNEY 9 Son M S W MN ME IN Harry O. WHITNEY 4 Son M S W MN ME IN Hannah D. WHITNEY 62 Moth F W W ME At Home ME ME Winfield S. WHITNEY 34 Oth M M W ME Painter ME ME Ella WHITNEY 23 Wife F M W MI Keeps House MI MI Bertha WHITNEY 9 Dau F S W MN ME MI Grace WHITNEY 5 Dau F S W MN ME MI Daisy WHITNEY 6M Dau F S W MN ME MI

276 465 Whitney, Rebecca C. Head W F Dec 1827 72 wid 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine Landlady, Rents house


1.^  Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920, at

2.^  Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999, at

3.^  Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, at

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