Family:Whitney, Otis (1824-1880)

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Otis8 Whitney (Levi7, Reuben6, Abel5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Levi7 and Hannah (Whitney) Whitney, was born 22 Dec 1825, Richmond, ME, and died 1880.

He married firstly, 24 Jun 1851, Richmond, ME, "Miss" Elizabeth C. Nickerson, "both of Richmond", daughter of Esdras and Thankful (Cook) Nickerson.[1] She was born about 1822, ME, and died 10 Oct 1861, Richmond, ME.

He married secondly, 16 Feb 1863, Sagadahoc Co., ME, Emma Jane (Saunders) Blair, daughter of Frederick William and Mary (Blanchard) Saunders. She was born 29 Aug 1828, Dresden, ME, and died 20 Dec 1905, Richmond, ME. She had married firstly, about 1848, Elijah R. Blair.

He resided Richmond, ME.

Children of Otis8 and Elizabeth C. (Nickerson) Whitney:

i. Clara L.9 Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1853, Richmond, ME.
ii. Alice M. Whitney, b. 24 Feb 1856, Richmond, ME.
iii. Gilman C. Whitney, b. 29 Sep 1860, Richmond, ME; d. 7 Oct 1860, Richmond, ME.

Otis8 and Emma J. (Saunders) Whitney had no children.


348 330 Otis Whitney 36 M - Ship Joiner $800 $600 Maine Eliza C. " 38 F - " Clara L. " 7 F - " Attended school Alice M. " 4 F - " Attended school

151 158 Whitney, Otis 45 M W Ship Joiner $1000 $200 Me. Male citizen over 21 -----, Emma J. 41 F W Keeping House Me. -----, Clara L. 18 F W Works in Tailor Shop Me. -----, Alice M. 15 F W At School Me. Attended school

Otis WHITNEY 56 Self M M W ME Carpenter ME ME Emma J. WHITNEY 54 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Clara L. WHITNEY 27 Dau F S W ME Dressmaker ME ME Ada CATE 27 Oth F S W ME Dry Goods ME ME Harriet WHITNEY 14 Niec F S W ME ME ME

Harriet was a daughter of his first cousin Reuben M. Whitney, not his niece.

70 151 Kaler, Nancy J. Head W F Oct 1835 64 wid 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine Rents house Thorndike, John Brdr W M Mar 1827 73 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Civil engineer 152 Pillsbuy, Ellen F. Head W F Jun 1842 57 sgl New Hampshire New Hampshire New Hampshire School teacher, House 153 Underwood, Cilena A. Head W F Jan 1835 65 wid 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine Rents house Whitney, Emma J. Sist W F Aug 1828 71 wid 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine


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1.^  "June 24, 1851, Otis Whitney & Miss Elizabeth C. Nickerson, both of Richmond, by P. F. Bainard," according to Judith Holbrook Kelley and Clayton Rand Adams, comps. and eds., Marriage Returns of Lincoln County, Maine. Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 39 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, [2002]), p. 268.

2. Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922;

3. Maine Marriages, 1705-1922;

4. Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922;

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