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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

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230 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

3471. ix. HANNAH A., b. May 13, 1845; m. 1863, ----- SOIETT; res. Bath, Me. 3472. x. ALONZO L., b. Aug. 9, 1847; m. 1872; res. Pigeon Cove, Mass.; dau. Gertrude. 3473. xi. GEORGIANA, b. Jan. 1, 1850; m. 1877, ----- YOUNG; res. Bath, Me. 3474. xii. LYDIA. 3475. xiii. ELIAB. 3476. xiv. BETSEY. 1596. REV. GEORGE W. WHITNEY (Asa, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Gorham, Me., June 14, 1792; m. at Buxton, Mar. 7, 1817, Mary WHITNEY, b. North Yarmouth, Mar. 7, 1795; d. Rochester, N. H., June 12, 1853. Rev. Geo. W. WHITNEY was born in Gorham, state (or district) of Maine, June 14, 1792. His parents were Asa WHITNEY and Phebe (HOPKINS) WHITNEY, who were married in Gorham. His father d. Dec. 17, 1806, when he was about 14 years of age. His father being a farmer he continued in the same occupation til the age of 18 years, living with his mother when they sold the old homestead and moved to Bridg- ton, Me., which was a new town recently incorporated and being rapidly settled; there they purchased a new farm which they cultivated with fair success, his mother and sisters continuing to live with him for several years. In the war of 1812-15 he enlisted in one of the Maine regiments raised for the defense of the sea coast and was stationed at Portland and its fortifications for the defense of the city and harbor, where he served till honorably discharged. March 7, 1817, he married Mary WHIT- ney, of Buxton, Me. He continued to live on his farm till 1842, when he disposed of his interest therein and removed to the town of Gray, Me. About the year A. D. 1832 he was ordained as a minister in the Free Baptist denomination and soon became pastor of the churches in Bridgton and Harrison, an adjoining town, which pastorate continued until his removalto Gray, A. D. 1842, when he became pastor of the church in that town which was continued for several years. Having received a call to become the pastor of the church at W. Bethel, Me., he accepted the call, where he continued till A. D. 1847, when he moved to Rochester, N. H., and became pastor of the church in that town, and remained there till 1854. In 1853 his wife died and soon after he resigned his charge there and subsequently supplied at Berwick, Hiram, and Parsonsfield, Me. he continued in active ministerial life till the age of 80 years, hen he retired from the ministry and removed again to Rochester to live with his daughter, Mrs. S. F. HAYES, where he died Sept. 18, 1878, at the age of 86 years and 3 months. He was a man highly esteemed, of sound judgement, good address, a successful minister and faithful pastor. The Free Baptist church at Rochesterville, N. H., is largely indebted to his efforts for its existence. he d. Roch., Sept. 18, 1878; res. Bridgton, Me., and Rochester, N. H. 3477. i. ASA P., b. July 19, 1819; m. Eunice C. KNEELAND. 3478. ii. JONATHAN W., b. Mar. 26, 1823; m. Nov. 30, 1845; d. at Waupun, Wis., Dec. 21, 1876. 3479. iii. MARY J., b. Dec. 10, 1825; d. June 16, 1852. 3480. iv. PHEBE A., b. Nov. 19, 1828; m. May 14, 1846, ----- CUMMINGS; res. 35 Palis St., Portland, Me. 3481. v. AMANDA E., b. July 8, 1830; m. Sept. 9, 1851. She d. Aug. 6, 1868. 3482. vi. SARAH F., b. Aug. 30, 1832; m. S. F. HAYES; res. Rochester, N. H. 3483. vii. GEORGE W., b. Apr. 12, 1834; m. June 19, 1857; is a physician; res. Cookville, Tenn. 3484. viii. CHARLES H., b. Jan. 16, 1838; m. and res. Cookville, Tenn. 1597. REV. SAMUEL WHITNEY (Asa, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Gorham, Me., Aug. 29, 1777 [NOTE]; m. at Gorham, in 1798, Hannah SNOW, dau. of Capt. SNOW, of Barnstable, Mass.; d. in Gorham; m. 2d, at Brooks, Me., Mary RICH, b. Feb. 15, 1778; d. Aug. 17, 1822; m. 3d, Newport, Me., Sept. 10, 1823, Mrs. Mary (PIPER) RING; d. Aug. 31, 1863. Rev. Samuel WHITNEY was a Free Will Baptist preacher of marked ability, and preached at different times at Monmouth, Hallowell, and Bath, Me. He was a lead ing member of the Constitutional convention of Maine, of 1819, under whose consti- tution maine was admitted to the Union. He was in the House of Representatives of Maine for several years, beginning in May, 1820, representing Brooks, Knox, Jackson and Thorndike. He was in the senate for several years, about 10, from Waldo county. He was a member of Gov. Albion K. PARIS' council. When the state capitol was o be removed from Portland to Augusta, the governor of the state for the time being had to locate it, and he commissioned Mr. WHITNEY to fix a site, and he selected Augusta. he was a most modest man, and disliked

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