Francis Tuft Whitney

24 March 1805–6 April 1883 (Age 78)
Phillips, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Francis Tuft

When Francis Tuft Whitney was born on 24 March 1805, in Phillips, Franklin, Maine, United States, his father, Joseph Whitney, was 34 and his mother, Rebecca Stinchfield, was 29. He married Abigail Blanchard on 17 February 1827, in Shelby, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He registered for military service in 1846. In 1880, at the age of 75, his occupation is listed as age 75, . He died on 6 April 1883, in Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Huntington City Cemetery, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Tuft Whitney
Abigail Blanchard
Marriage: 17 February 1827
Alvah L. Whitney
Christiana B. Whitney
Rispah B Whitney
Arminta Margaret Whitney
Ernestine Whitney
Stephen Whitney
Oscar G. Whitney
Abigail Whitney
Francis Merriman Whitney
Sarah P. Whitney

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1827Shelby, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1812: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States 1838: Franklin, Maine, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 25
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Whitney in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island, piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’. The name may also derive from Whitney (now Whitney Wood) in Stevenage (Hertfordshire), probably named from Old English hwītan ‘white’ + (ge)hæge ‘enclosure’.History: John Whitney came from London, England, to Watertown, MA, in 1635, and had numerous prominent descendents.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    FRANCIS TUFT WHITNEY March 24, 1805–April 6, 1883 Note: A sketch of the life of Francis Tuft Whitney as complied by his great-granddaughter Ilene Hanks Kingsbury with the aid of his son New Sam …

    Sources (44)

    • Francis T Whitney, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Francis L. Whitney, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • 1912 Francis Whitney in entry for Christina Houser, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

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