Acton Memorial Library
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|Private; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Acton||age 20[?]|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 23, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||must. out Aug. 9, 1865 at Baltimore, Md.||Acton||farmer||age 19[?]|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|May 9, 1879||Invalid||285 308||191 977|
|Jan. 4, 1905||Widow||819 617||591 428||Mass.||Anne Whitney|
|Date||November 16, 1904|
|Age||62 years, 8 months, 24 days|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, Nov. 23, 1904|
(death certificate, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 1904/1, p. 111, in AmericanAncestors.org)
|Survived by||Anne Whitney|
William Frances Brown Whitney was born in Acton to parents John Whitney (b. Watertown) and Elizabeth Doughty (born Portland, Maine) (death record in pension file).
William Francis Whitney, age 13, is recorded as a resident of Acton in the 1855 state census, in the household (18/19) of John Whitney, a farmer, and Elizabeth Whitney (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton, p. 7).
Wm. Whitney [written Whiting], age 18, a farmer, is recorded as a resident of Acton, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in the household (52/55) of John Whitney, a shoe maker (b. Mass.), and Elizabeth Whitney (b. Maine) ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Wm. F.B. Whitney, of Acton, age 22, married Annie McNerney of Boston, age 18, on April 20, 1864 in Acton, Mass. (marriage record in pension file).
The name "William F B Whitney" is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
He was probably the brother of John Whitney.
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War, p. 45.
Genealogy of William Francis Whitney (1842-1904), Whitney Research Group (web site), http://wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Family:Whitney,_William_Francis_(1842-1904)
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