Family:Whitney, Warren Lincoln (1834-1910)

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Warren Lincoln7 Whitney (John6, Amos5, Amos4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of John6 and Betsey (Fairbanks) Whitney, was born 10 Apr 1834, Newburgh, ME, and died (allegedly 20 Dec 1890, Newport, ME) 14 Jan 1910.

He married firstly, 11 Nov 1861, Augusta, ME, Rachel Wilson Thompson "both of Bangor",[1] daughter of Joel and Ruth (Dwinal) Thompson. She was born 21 Mar 1835, and died 20 Apr 1889, Bangor, ME.

The Hallowell Gazette reported that Capt. Warren L. Whitney of Co. A, 1st Maine Cavalry and Rachie W. Thompson, both of Bangor, were married at the cavalry encampment on 11 Oct 1861.

He married secondly, 1 Oct 1890, Carmel, ME, "Mrs." Vesta May (Reed) Brown "both of Bangor",[2] daughter of Thomas Harvey and Lovina (Trafton) Reed. She was born about 1858, Hermon, ME, and died after 1900.

Warren was a Civil War Veteran, and received a pension from the U.S. government.

Children of Warren Lincoln7 and Rachel Wilson (Thompson) Whitney:

i. Maud L.8 Whitney, b. 12 May 1868, ME; m. ca. 1895, Quincy A. Bridges; resided in Guilford, ME.
ii. Harvey H. Whitney, b. Jul 1883, ME; resided in Bangor, ME.

Child of Warren Lincoln7 and Vesta May (Reed)(Brown) Whitney:

iii. Actor Warren8 Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1893, ME; resided in Bangor, ME.


The census records show that he was still living in 1900, so the above death date is called into question.


990 1055 George W. Whitney 33 M - Keeper Jail $1300 $1000 Me. Mary I. " 32 F - " Mary F. " 2 " - " Prudential Newcomb 23 " - Domestic " Ann Simpson 28 " - " Warren Whitney 26 M - Clerk $600 " [and 13 inmates]

Warren was living with his brother George.

955 1087 Warren L. Whitney 36 M W Photographer $1500 Maine Male citizen over 21 [NOTE: should be Whitney, Warren L.] -----, Rachel 34 F W Keeping House " -----, Maud 3 F W " 1088 Taylor, Wm. W. 50 M W Commission Mcht. $3000 " Male citizen over 21 -----, Susan P. 46 F W Keeping House " -----, Dora 18 F W " -----, Minnie C. 13 F W " Attended school -----, Harry B. 4 M W " Glynn, Anna 18 F W Domestic Servant Ireland Parents foreign born Peasley, Enos 27 M W Clerk in Store Maine Male citizen over 21 Hopkins, Fred M. 23 M W " " " " Male citizen over 21 Whittier, Jennie 30 F W Tailoress "

Warren L. WHITNEY 46 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Rachie W. WHITNEY 42 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Maud L. WHITNEY 13 Dau F S W ME Attending School ME ME Abbie B. THOMPSON 61 SisL F W W ME Housekeeper ME ME

54 54 Whitney, Warren L. Head W M Feb 1835 65 mar 10 Maine Maine Maine Farmer, Owns free farm -----, Vesta M. Wife W F Oct 1857 40 mar 10 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Harvey H. Son W M Jul 1883 16 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school -----, Actor W. Son W M Jun 1892 7 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school Thompson, Abbie Brdr W F Oct 1818 81 wid 0ch 0liv Maine Maine Maine


  • History of Litchfield, ME, Centenniel Celebration, 1895.

1.^  "Warren L. [Whitney] and Rachel W. Thompson, both of Bangor, [married] Nov. 11, 1861," according to Ethel Colby Conant, Vital records of Augusta, Maine, to the year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1934), vol. II, pp. 196-197.

2.^  "Warren L. Whitney and Mrs. Vesta A. Brown, both of Bangor, married 1 October 1890 in Carmel by Asa Whitney, clergyman," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., |Vital Records of Carmel, Maine Prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1994).

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