Family:Whitney, Edward (c1757-a1850)

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Edward Whitney, possibly the son of that name of Joseph5 Whitney (Timothy4, John3, John2, John1). He was born about 1757, or between 1760-1770, or between 1774-1784 (according to various censuses), ME, and died sometime after 1850.

He married, -- Nov 1788, Portland, Cumberland County, ME, Martha Moody, by Samuel Freeman, Esq.,[1] daughter of Houchin and Dorcas (Cox) Moody. She was born between 1760 and 1765, and apparently died between 1830 and 1840.

Children of Edward and Martha (Moody) Whitney:

i. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1784-1794, enumerated on the 1810 census. Although we only know of this daughter via unnamed census enumerations, there was a Dorcas Savage, age 61, residing with John and Edward whitney in 1850. This is the correct age to be this daughter, and as can be seen below, Martha Moody's mother was Dorcas (Cocks) Moody.
ii. John Whitney, b. about 1797, probably Falmouth, Cumberland County, ME; m. Mary Grant.

Census

37 39 John Whitney 58 M - Farmer $1000 Maine Mary " 49 F - " Edward " Jr. 26 M - Farmer " Charles W. " 23 M - " " Nancy E. " 21 F - " " Jerusha J. " 16 F - " Attended school Edward " 93 M - Farmer " John Grant 25 M - " " Dorcas Savage 61 F - "

Notes

Moody Family

Houchin Moody b 30 Nov 1737 at Falmouth ME s/o Joshua & Tabitha (Cox) Moody. He m 25 Apr 1759 Dorcas Cocks who was widowed before the census of 1790, Cumberland Co Deed 30:156 gives their children in Dec 1797 (see below) A Dorcas Moody of Danville m int 28 Apr 1818 Samuel Grant of Falmouth & on 21 Sept 1821 were married. Cumberland Deed 30:156 dated 1797: List of heirs of Houchin Moody, his widow, Dorcas _____ (she d 24 Mar 1828 ae 94y at Danville)

Josiah Moody of Lewistown
b 12 Mar 1765 m 10 Apr 1790 Humility Proctor
Martha, wife of Edward Whitney
Houchin Moody Jr b 29 Jul 1773
Robert Moody
Tabitha Moody, spinster, bapt 19 Feb 1769
Elizabeth Moody, spinster
Thankful, b 4 June 1770
wife of William Penley or Joseph Penley of Danville
(notes at AHS state also: Enoch bapt 26 Aug 1781 d 10 Feb 1854 ae 73y)

Source: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/me/cumberland/sources/m-p.txt

References

1.^  "Nov. --, 1788, Edward WHITNEY & Martha MOODY; by Samuel FREEMAN, Esq., Portland (A:14)," according to Kelley, Judith Holbrook, ed. and transcr., Clayton Rand Adams, ed., Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 29 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 50.


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