Family:Whitney, Amos Newhall (1805-a1843)

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Amos Newhall7 Whitney (Peter6, Jonas5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Peter6 and Joanna (Newhall) Whitney, was born 26 Nov 1805, Gray, ME, and died sometime after 1843.

He married, first, 2 Sep 1827, Gray, ME, Mary Wyer Jones. They were divorced Jun 1834, Penobscot Co., ME.[1] She might have been the "Mary Whitney" who, according to unsourced online pages, was born 5 Jan 1812, Portland, ME, and died 26 Jan 1878, Springfield, MO. She "of Buffalo" married 30 Apr 1837, Simsbury, CT, John Smith Phelps "of Simsbury",[2] who became Governor of Missouri. Online references list her as being "of Portland, Maine". Do we have two marriages confused here?

He married, second, 23 Feb 1843, St. Michael, Barbados, Dorothy Franklin, daughter of William Jonathan and Mary (Clarke) Franklin. She was baptized 3 Oct 1816, St. James, Barbados.

Children of Amos Newhall7 and Mary Wyer (Jones) Whitney:

i. Mary Farnsworth8 Whitney, b. 28 Dec 1830, Bridgton, ME; d. 23 Dec 1903, Brooklyn, Kings, NY; m. 1 Oct 1853, Boston, MA, Fergus Alexander Renton, b. ca. 1832, NS, son of Thomas Renton.[3]
ii. Cephas Newhall Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1832, Bridgton, ME; m. Cyrena Abigail Patch.



1.^  Archive:Maine Divorces 1800-1891.

2.^  "Mary [Whitney], of Buffalo, m. John S. PHELPS, of Simsbury, 30 Apr 1837, by Allen McLEAN," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Simsbury TM5:235.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 71, page 114.

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