Family:Whitney, Charles (1769-1836)

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Charles Whitney, parentage unknown, was born 7 Nov 1769, Westminster, MA, and died 26 Oct 1836. He was buried in Morey Hill Civil War Cemetery, Hope, ME.

Marriage intentions were published 15 Apr 1797, Concord, MA, for him "of Duck-Trap" (now Lincolnville, ME) and Polly Heywood "of Concord",[1] daughter of Danforth and Abigail (Barker) Heywood. She was born 16 Jan 1766, Concord, MA, and died 7 Jun 1847, Hope, ME.

On 4 May 1798, he purchased lot No. 113, Barrettston, ME, containing 125 acres, from Daniel Mansfield of Camden and Jacob Mansfield of Barretston for $312.50.

On 11 Mar 1801, he sold lot no. 113 to Levi Whitney of Barrettston, for $300.

On 27 Mar 1801, he bought lot No, 33 containing 20 acres from Eli Whitcomb.

Children of Charles and Polly (Heywood) Whitney:

i. Lucy Whitney, b. 24 Jul 1798, Barretston Plantation, ME; d. 12 Feb 1882, unmarried; buried Morey Hill Cemetery, Hope, ME. Child, apparently illegitimate:
a. Almira Whitney, b. ca. 1828, South Hope, ME; d. 15 Dec 1864, Weston, MA, aged 35 years 5 months 26 days, of consumption;[2] "Almira Whiting" m.(1) 14 May 1842, Holland, MA, Rufus Robbins, b. 25 Apr 1816, Ashford, CT, son of Ebenezer and Esther (Alworth) Robbins; "Almira W. Robbins" m.(2) 25 Jan 1851, Waltham, MA, Horatio Hagar, b. 26 Dec 1830, Weston, MA, son of Jacob and Sophia (Cutler) Hagar.
ii. Nathan Whitney, b. 1800, Barretston Plantation, ME; m. Clarissa Knowlton.
iii. Charles Whitney, b. 11 May 1802, Barretston Plantation, ME; m. Ann Staples.
iv. Lydia Whitney, b. 5 Apr 1804, Hope, ME; d. after 1870; m. Feb 1831, Hope, ME, Cyrus Berry "both of Hope".
v. Silas Whitney, b. 1806, Hope, ME; m. Lydia Jane Staples.
vi. Mary Whitney, b. 1808, Hope, ME; d. 9 Dec 1841, Hope, ME; m. before 1835, Robert Jones.

Notes

Based on the fact that he and Levi7 Whitney both lived in Barretston, ME in 1800 and Hope, ME, in 1810, it seems likely that they were brothers. The fact that he named a son Silas is further support of that theory, since if it be accepted, Silas would be the name of one of their brothers.

Census

51 54 Chs. Whitney 48 M - Farmer $1400 Me. Ann " 43 F - " Lucy " 52 F - " James Sheldon 23 M - Farmer "

91 102 Silas Whitney 54 M - Farmer $600 $295 Me. Lydia J. Whitney 51 F - " Zenas Mero 78 M - " Pauper Lucy Whitney 61 F - "

22 23 Whitney, Silas 63 M W Farmer $1000 $210 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Lydia J. 60 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Lucy 71 F W Maine Gould, Rose 14 F W Domestic Servant Maine Attended school

Charles H. JONES 45 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Sarah J. JONES 43 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Lucy WHITNEY 82 Oth F S W ME Boarding ME ME

Reference

1.^  "Charles [Whitney], of Duck-Trap, (Lincolnville) Maine and Polly Heywood of Concord, int. 15 Apr 1797," according to Town of Concord, Concord, Massachusetts. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, MA: Todd, 1895), p. 387.

2.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 175, page 203.


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