Family:Whitney, Williams (1835-1898)

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Williams7 Whitney (Eliab Turner6, Josiah5, John4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Eliab Turner6 and Lydia (Williams) Whitney, was born 30 Aug 1835, Newcastle, ME, and died 19 Jan 1898, Bath, ME. He is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, ME.

He married, 7 Jul 1859, Newcastle, ME, Rosalinda Harlow Merry, daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth (Trask) Merry. She was born 2 Jun 1839, Edgecomb, ME, and died 17 May 1913, Bath, ME. She is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, ME.

He resided Bath, ME, 136 Commercial St. He came to Bath in 1874.

Children of Williams7 and Rosalinda Harlow (Merry) Whitney:

i. Calista Annie8 Whitney, b. 6 Dec 1859; d. 11 Oct 1923, Bath, ME; "Annie C." m. 24 or 25 Nov 1877, Bath, ME, James T. Graham,[1] b. ca. 1855, ME. His parents were born in Scotland, and he was a blacksmith. They had two known children:
a. Clara Graham, b. Jun 1878; m. Alden P. Denham.
b. Ethel M. Graham, b. Aug 1879; m. Clarence E. Reed
ii. Rose E. Whitney, b. 23 Aug 1863, Edgecomb, ME, d. 26 Oct 1936, Bath, ME; m. 2 or 3 Dec 1885, Chelsea, MA, Thomas W. Leydon, b. ca. 1856, Bath, ME, son of Martin and Ellen (-----) Leydon;[2] resided 168 Water St., Bath, ME.
iii. Williams Whitney, b. 26 Jul 1876, Bath, ME; m. Alice C. Hopkins; resided Bath, ME.
iv. Walter Lee Whitney, b. 11 May 1882, Bath, ME; d. 26 Jan 1943, Bath, ME; resided Bath, ME, where he was the City Marshall; never married.


78 85 Betsey Merry 59 F - $100 $20 Maine Mary A. " 17 F - " Attended school Susan W. " 15 F - " Attended school William Whitney 24 M - Mariner " Married in year Rosalinda H. " 20 F - " Married in year Clista A. " 5/12 F - "

117 124 Oliver, Silas L. 58 M W Calker $950 $482 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Lydia A. 56 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Marshall 21 M W Sailor Maine -----, Clarence P. 16 F W Farm laborer Maine Attended school -----, Willie A. 14 M W At home Maine Attended school 125 Whitney, Williams 34 M W Sailor $600 $200 Nova Scotia Male citizen over 21 -----, Rosalinda 31 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Crista 10 F W At home Maine Attended school -----, Rose E. 3 F W At home Maine

Williams WHITNEY 45 Self M M W ME Keeps Eating Saloon ME ME Rosalind WHITNEY 40 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Rosa A. WHITNEY 14 Dau F S W ME At School ME ME William MERRY 3 Son M S W ME Teamster ME ME Joseph PRESCOTT 60 Oth M W W ME Teamster ME ME Merry BETSEY 80 Oth F W W ME ME ME

278 330 Whitney, Rosalind Head W F Jun 1839 60 wid 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine N.G., Owns free house -----, Williams Son W M Aug 1878 21 sgl Maine Maine Maine Drug clerk -----, Walter Son W M May 1882 18 sgl Maine Maine Maine Machinist Graham, Annie Dau W F Dec 1861 38 wid 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine


  • "Bath Families of the 19th Century", Alfred T. Holt; Patten Free Library, Bath, ME
  • "Vital Records of Edgecomb and Newcastle to 1892"; Christine Huston Dodge
  • Bath, ME Vital Records, 1873 to 1892

1.^  "Annie C. [Whitney], and James T. Graham, m. 25 Nov 1877," according to Bath, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 363, page 253.

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