Family:Whitney, Benjamin (1784-1879)

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Benjamin6 Whitney (Jonathan5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jonathan5 and Mary (Blake) Whitney, was born 11 or 18 Oct 1784, Buxton, ME,[1] and died 7 Dec 1879, probably in Bridgton, ME.

He married, 16 Nov 1806, Buxton, ME, Anna Bangs, both "of Buxton".[2] She was born Feb 1786, and died 20 Jan 1870, probably in Bridgton, ME.

Children of Benjamin6 and Anna (Bangs) Whitney:

i. Loisa7 Whitney, b. 12 May 1807, Buxton, ME;[3] d. 14 Feb 1876; not found in census records.
ii. James Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1809, Buxton, ME;[4] d. 5 Apr 1864, prob. Denmark, ME; m. Rachel W. Holden.
iii. Jonathan Whitney, b. 11 Apr 1811, Bridgton, ME; d. 21 Apr 1888, prob. Harrison, ME; m. Edna Howard.
iv. Mehitable Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1813, Bridgton, ME; d. Oct 1887; not found in census records.
v. Harriet Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1815, Bridgton, ME; d. 5 Nov 1842, Sweden, ME.
vi. Nancy B. Whitney, b. 19 Apr 1818, Bridgton, ME; m. 15 May 1839, Bridgton, ME, David Frost.
vii. Benjamin F. Whitney, b. 2 Aug 1820, Bridgton, ME; m. Susan L. Bennett.
viii. Robert A. Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1822, Bridgton, ME; d. 22 Feb 1841, Bridgton, ME.
ix. Mary Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1827, Bridgton, ME, d. 16 Feb 1827, Bridgton, ME.
x. Rebecca Whitney, b. 8 Jun 1831, Bridgton, ME, d. 27 Jan 1898, Cambridge, MA, aged 66 years 6 months, of La Grippe pneumonia;[5] m. Luther Tower, b. 11 Mar 1825, Sweden, ME, d. aft. 1880,

son of Reuel and Nancy (Nevers) Tower.

Census

41 40 Benjamin Whitney 65 M - Maine Anna Whitney 65 F - do Rebeccah Whitney 18 F - do Attended school Eli W. Whitney 10 M - do Attended school 41 Benjamin F. Whitney 29 M - Farmer N.H. Susan L. Whitney 26 F - Maine Harriet D. Whitney 4 F - do Attended school Arrabella S. Whitney 2 F - do

36 39 Benj. Whitney 74 M - Farmer $1500 $400 Me. Anna 73 F - " 40 Benj. F. Whitney 39 M - Farmer $1500 $400 " Susan L. 36 F - N.H. Arabella S. 12 F - Me. Attended school Benj. A. 5 M - " Attended school Carrie R. 2 F - "

452 498 Whitney, D. F. 49 M W Farmer $3000 $1000 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Susan L. 46 F W Keeping house " -----, Dell S. 23 F W Miliner " -----, Austin D. 16 M W Farm Laborer " Attended school -----, Carrie B. 13 F W Attending School " Attended school -----, Susa L. 4 F W Farm Laborer " -----, Benjamin 85 M W Farm Laborer " Male citizen over 21

References

  • Bridgton, Maine Families

1.^  "Benjamin, child born to Jonathan Whitney and Polly his wife, b. 11 Oct 1784," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Benjamin Whitney and Anna Bangs, both of Buxton, m. 16 Nov 1806," and "1806, Nov. 16. - [married] Benjamin Whitney and Anna Bangs both of Buxton," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Loisa, child born to Jacob Whitney and Abigail, his wife, b. 12 May 1807," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

4.^  "James, child born to Jacob Whitney and Abigail, his wife, b. 11 Jan 1809," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 482, page 107.


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