Family:Whitney, Benjamin B. (c1810-1841)

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Benjamin B.7 Whitney ([prob.] Charles6, John5, (poss.) Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), probably son of Charles6 and Rachel (Pattee) Whitney, was born about 1810, and died 8 Jun 1841, aged 31 years. He was buried in Sayward Cemetery, Thorndike, ME.[1]

He married firstly, 29 Apr 1837, Freedom, ME, "Miss" Susan Moulton "of Thorndike",[2] daughter of Josiah and Nancy (Dearborn) Moulton. She was born 31 Mar 1820, Thorndike, ME, and died 19 Aug 1839, Thorndike, ME, aged 19 years. She was buried at Thorndike Center Cemetery, Thorndike, ME.[3]

"Mr." "of Unity" married secondly, 11 Jun 1840, Freedom, ME, or 25 Jun 1840, Unity, ME, "Miss" Mercy Abbott "of Freedom",[4] daughter of Reuben, Jr., and Thankful (Glidden) Abbott. She was born 4 Apr 1817, Freedom, ME, and died 29 Apr 1890, Brooks, ME, aged 72 years.[5] She "Mrs." "of Freedom" married secondly (int. 9 July 1854, Knox, ME[6]) 9 Jul 1854, Freedom, ME, "Mr." Joseph Stantial "of Knox",[7] as his second wife, b. 1 Oct 1813, Hallowell, ME, d. 25 Aug 1859, Brooks, ME, aged 44 years 10 months.[8]

Benjamin B.7 and Susan (Moulton) Whitney had no known children, although there was a female 0-4 in his household in 1840.

Children of Benjamin B.7 and Mercy (Abbott) Whitney:

i. Amanda B. Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1841 (posthumously); d. 29 Jan 1917, Belfast, ME; m. (int. 26 Apr 1860, Knox, ME), Joseph Stantial,[9] Jr., b. ca. 16 Mar 1837, Hallowell, ME, d. 22 Jan 1912, Knox, ME, son of Joseph and Harriet (Wilson) Stantial.

Census

139 141 Thankfull Abbott 62 F - $600 Maine Reuben " 27 M - Farmer $200 " John " 24 M - " $150 " Mary Whitney 30 F - " Amanda " 7 F - " Attended school

This is Mercy, widow of son Benjamin.

71 71 Mercy Stantial 40 F - Maine Joseph Stantial 23 M - Farmer $900 $200 " Amanda B. Whitney 18 F - " Attended school Peter Smith 73 M - " Pauper Sarah " 76 F - " Pauper

This is Mercy, widow of son Benjamin, remarried.

  • 1870, Knox, Waldo Co., ME, p. 14:

114 112 Stantial, Joseph 31 M W Farmer $1500 $740 Me. Male citizen over 21 -----, Amanda 25 F W Keeping house Me. -----, Allen B. 7 M W At home Me. Attended school -----, Mercy 48 F W No occupation Me. -----, Benja. 19 M W Laborer Me. Attended school

  • 1880, Knox, Waldo Co., ME, p. 12D:

117 123 Stantial, Joseph W M 43 mar Farmer ME ME ME -----, Amanda B. W F 38 Wife mar Keeping house ME ME ME -----, Allen B. W M 17 Son sgl At home Attended school ME ME ME -----, Blyn F. W M 9 Son sgl Attended school ME ME ME -----, Mercy W F 62 SMth wid doing house work ME ME ME

  • 1900, Knox, Waldo Co., ME: Joseph and Amanda Stantial
  • 1910, Knox, Waldo Co., ME: Joseph and Amanda Stantial

References

1.^  Cemetery Records, Maine, Waldo County, Thorndike, Sayward Cemetery.

2.^  "Benjamin B. Whitney and Miss Susan Moulton of Thorndike, [married] 29 April 1837 by James Hall ," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., Vital records of Freedom, Waldo County, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, c1991).

3.^  Cemetery Records, Maine, Waldo County, Thorndike, Center Cemetery.

4.^  "Benjamin B., Mr., of Unity, and Miss Mercy Abbot, of Freedom, int. 2 Jun 1840, cert. 16 June 1840, m. 25 June 1840, by Hiram Hurd, Jr., J.P.," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., Vital Records of Unity, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1995). But, "Mr. Benjamin B. Whitney of Unity and Miss Mercy Abbott of Freedom, 11 June 1840," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., Vital records of Freedom, Waldo County, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, c1991). Also, "Benjamin B. Whitney of Unity and Mercy Abbott of Freedom, [married] 25 June 1840 in Unity by Hiram Hurd, Jr., Esq.," according to Mosher and Maresh, eds., Marriage Records of Waldo County, Maine prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press).

5.^  Find-A-Grave.com

6.^  "Mercy [Whitney] of Freedom, and Joseph Stantiall of Knox, [intentions] 9 July 1854," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., Vital records of Knox, Maine prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1996).

7.^  "Mr. Joseph Stantiall of Knox and Mrs. Mercy Whitney of Freedom, 9 July 1854," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., Vital records of Freedom, Waldo County, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, c1991).

8.^  Find-A-Grave.com

9.^  "Amanda B. [Whitney] and Joseph Stantial, both of Knox, [intentions] 26 Apr. 1860," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., Vital records of Knox, Maine prior to 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1996).


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