Family:Whitney, Humphrey (1786-1867)

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Humphrey Whitney (James, [poss.] Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of James and Deborah (Murch) Whitney, was born 26 Apr 1786, Gorham, ME,[1] and died 16 Feb 1867, North Yarmouth, ME, aged 80 years 1 month.[2]

He married, Sally Pride. She was born about May 1798, and died 22 Jan 1886, North Yarmouth, ME, aged 87 years 8 months.[3] The notice of their marriage is found in the Eastern Argus of 12 July 1824, Vol. XXI, Issue 1115, page 3.

It is recorded that Humphrey was in North Yarmouth in 1814 and 1817 and in Cumberland in 1824, 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1860. He is buried in a single lot in the Morrison Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, with his wife, Sally, his daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Moses Haskell, and their two daughters, Laura Dexter and Alice Haskell. Also buried at Morrison Hill is his brother, Phineas.

After the death of her husband, Sally Whitney and her daughter Elizabeth Whitney Haskell sold 35 acres of land in Cumberland to a Wescott family for $1000, May 13, 1867. - Portland, Maine, Deeds Office.

Child of Humphrey and Sally (Pride) Whitney:

i. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1824, Cumberland, ME; d. 27 Oct 1884, Cumberland Center, ME; m. 17 Nov 1852, Cumberland, ME, Moses Haskell.

Census

30 33 Humphrey Whitney 64 M - Farmer $1000 Me. Sally Whitney 62 F - " Elizabeth " 25 F - " 34 Ednna Bracket W 62 F - "

112 118 Humphrey Whitney 74 M - Farmer $900 $80 Maine Sarah " 72 F - "

28 30 Haskell, Moses 58 M W Farmer $5000 $100 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 45 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Laura A. 16 F W Att. school Maine Attended school -----, Alice L. 14 F W " " Maine Attended school Whitney, Sally 82 F W At home $250 $1000 Maine

Moses HASKILL 68 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Elizabeth HASKILL 55 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Alice L. HASKILL 24 Dau F S W ME At Home ME ME Sally WHITNEY 72 Oth F W W ME ME ME

References

1.^  "Humphrey [Whitney], s. James and Deborah, [born] Apr. 26, 1786," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

2.^  "Humphrey [Whitney], [died] 16 Feb. 1867, a. 80y. 1m. (on Haskell stone)," according to Sherman, Ruth Wilder, comp., Vital records of North Yarmouth, Maine to the year 1850 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1993).

3.^  "Sally [Whitney], w. [Humphrey], [died] 22 Jan. 1886, a. 87y. 8m.," according to Sherman, Ruth Wilder, comp., Vital records of North Yarmouth, Maine to the year 1850 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1993).


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