Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1769-a1830)

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Benjamin5 Whitney (Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Benjamin4 and Mercy (Hinckley) Whitney, was born circa 1755-1769, and died at possibly Bowdoin, ME.

Marriage intentions were published 12 Nov 1795, Bowdoin, ME, for him "of Little River Plantation" and Polly Varnum.[1] Marriage intentions were published 12 Nov 1795, Topsham, ME, for him "Jr." "of Little River Plantation" and Polly Varnum "of Bowdoin".[2] He married Mary Varnum. She was born circa 1774 at probably Bowdoin, ME. She was also known as Polly Varnum.

He was also known as Benjamin Whitney, Jr. "Settled in Bowdoin, Me." (Pierce "Whitney Genealogy", p. 62).

Children of Benjamin5 and Mary (Varnum) Whitney, all born Bowdoin, ME:

i. Ralph6 Whitney, b. 24 Dec 1797.[3]
ii. Abigail Whitney, b. 6 May 1800;[4] m. William Hilton.
iii. Samuel Whitney, b. 21 Mar 1801;[5] no further record (see Notes below).
iv. Peggy Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1804;[6] "Miss Margaret" "of Bowdoin" m. ("Miss Margaret" int. 15 Jul 1824, Bowdoinham, ME, "Mr."[7]) 8 Aug 1824, Bowdoinham, ME, "Mr." Ebenezer Beals "of Bowdoinham",[8] b. 2 Feb 1790, Bowdoinham, ME, d. 9 Feb 1852, Bowdoinham, ME. She was also known as Margaret Whitney.
v. Mary Whitney, b. 6 Dec 1805;[9] "of Bowdoinham" m. (int. 13 Dec 1828, Lisbon, ME[10]) ("Miss" "of Bowdoinham" int. 6 Dec 1828, Bowdoinham, MA "Mr." "of Lisbon")[11] Joseph Colby.
vi. Diana Whitney, b. 26 Jan 1807;[12] "of Bowdoin" m. 5 Jul 1827, Durham, ME, Seth Nutting of Durham.[13]
vii. Stover Whitney, b. 13 Jan 1809, or 18 Jan 1809, Brunswick, ME, or 10 Jan 1810, Bowdoin, ME;[14] m. Susan Trufant.
viii. (prob.) Samuel Whitney, b. ca. 1812, ME; m.(1) Elizabeth Merryman; m.(2) Louisa Jordan.

Notes

If the first Samuel Whitney, b. 1801, died, then there could be a second Samuel, b. ca. 1812. In the 1850 census, the latter is living with a Susan Whitney, b. ca. 1821, likely his sister-in-law Susan (Trufant) Whitney, widow of Stover6 Whitney, and a Mary Whitney, b. ca. 1776, likely his mother. That Mary may well be Mary/Polly (Varnum) Whitney above. The fact that that Samuel named a daughter Diana seems significant.

Census

U.S. Census, Maine, Cumberland County, Durham, p. 174: 88 99 Samuel Whitney 36 M - Farmer $800 Maine Elizabeth " 29 F - " Mary " 74 F - " Jane " 9 F - " Attended school Nathan " 5 M - " Attended school Dianna " 3 F - " Susan " 29 F - "

Mary/Polly (Varnum) Whitney is living with her putative son Samuel, and her daughter-in-law Susan (Trufant) Whitney.

References

1.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], Jr., of Little River Plantation and Polly Varnum of B., int. Nov. 12, 1795," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944).

2.^  "Benjamin [Whitney], Jr., of Little River Plantation, and Polly Varnum, of Bowdoin, int. Nov. 12, 1795," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

3.^  "Ralph [Whitney], ch. Benjamin and Mary, [born] Dec. 24, 1797," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944).

4.^  "Abigail [Whitney], ch. Benjamin and Mary, [born] May 6, 1800," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944).

5.^  "Samuel [Whitney], ch. Benjamin and Mary, [born] Mar. 21, 1801," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944).

6.^  "Peggy [Whitney], ch. Benjamin and Mary, [born] Feb. 9, 1804," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944).

7.^  "Mr. Ebenezer Beel and Miss Margaret Whitney, both of Bowdoinham, intend marriage 15 July 1824," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

8.^  "8 August 1824, Mr. Ebenezer Beels of Bowdoinham married to Miss Margaret Whitney of Bowdoin by Daniel Piersons," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

9.^  "Mary [Whitney], ch. Benjamin and Mary, [born] Dec. 6, 1805," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944).

10.^  "Mary [Whitney] of Bowdoinham and Joseph Colby of Lisbon, ]intentions] Dec. 13, 1828," according to Marlene Alma Hinkley Groves, ed., Vital Records of Lisbon, Maine Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 19 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1995).

11.^  "Mr. Joseph Colby of Lisbon and Miss Mary Whitney of Bowdoinham intend marriage, Bowdoinham, 6 December 1828," according to Bowdoinham, Maine, Vital Records.

12.^  "Diana [Whitney], ch Benjamin and Mary, [born] Jan. 26, 1807," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944).

13.^  "Stover [Whitney], ch. Benjamin and Mary, [born] Jan. 13, 1809," according to Rachel Townsend Cox, ed., Vital Records of Bowdoin Maine to the Year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1944).

14.^  "Seth Nutting of Durham and Diana Whitney of Bowdoin, m. 5 July 1827," according to Durham, Maine, Vital Records.


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