Family:Whitney, John (c1797-a1880)

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John Whitney (Edward), son of Edward and Martha (Moody) Whitney, was born about 1797, ME, and died sometime after 1880.

He married say 1819, probably in or near Falmouth, ME, Mary Grant (but see Notes below). She was born about 1801, ME, and died after 1880.

Children of John and Mary (Twitchell) Whitney:

i. Alexander P. Whitney, b. ca. 21 Feb 1820, Falmouth, ME; m.(1) Hannah -----; m.(2) Mary O'Donnel.
ii. Robert Whitney, b. ca. 1822, probably Falmouth, ME; m. Mary E. Bennett.
iii. Edward Whitney, b. ca. 1824, probably Falmouth, ME; not found in 1860 or 1870 Censuses.
iv. Charles W. Whitney, b. 13 Jul 1828, Falmouth, ME; m.(1) Harriet Peabody Moody; m.(2) Hannah L. (Gould) Smith.
v. Nancy E. Whitney, b. ca. 1829, probably Falmouth, ME; d. 23 Apr 1912, Rumney, NH; "of Falmouth" m.(1) 2 or 12 Jul 1853, Falmouth, ME, "Mr." Rufus H. Grant "of Bath";[1] m.(2) 2 Mar 1889, Ossipee, NH, Obed Sanders.
vi. Jerusha J. Whitney, b. ca. 1834, probably Falmouth, ME. She probably was identical to the Jane J. Whitney of Falmouth who m. 31 May 1855, York Co., ME, Seth Sinnott of Saco.[2] That Jane was born Jan 1834, ME, and died after 1900.

Notes

The death records for Alexander P. Whitney and Nancy E. Sanders both call their mother's maiden name "Grant". The death record for Robert E. Whitney calls her maiden name "Twitchell".[3]

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 - "

365 397 John Whitney 63 M - Farmer $1800 $325 Maine Mary " 59 F - " Harriet E. " 8 F - " Attended school 398 Dorcas Savage 71 F - "

336 363 Whitney, John 73 M W Farmer $3000 $400 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 69 F " Keeping House " -----, Charles W. 36 M " House Carpenter " Male citizen over 21 -----, Franklin M. 11 " " " -----, Etta 8 F " "

John WHITNEY 83 Self M M W ME Pauper ME ME Mary S. WHITNEY 79 Wife F M W ME Pauper ME ME

References

1.^  "Mr. Rufus H. Grant of Bath and Nancy E. Whitney of Falmouth were joined in marriage at Falmouth 12 July 1853," according to Vital Records of Falmouth, Maine, and "July 2, 1853, [married] Rufus H. GRANT of Bath & Nancy E. WHITNEY of Falmouth; by Lewis HARDY, J.P., Falmouth (C:155)," 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. 436.

2.^  "31 May 1855, Seth Sinnott of Saco and Jane J. Whitney of Falmouth [married]," according to [[Archive:Vital Records, Maine, York County Marriage Returns|J. E. Frost & J. C. Anderson, eds., Marriage Returns of York County, Maine Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication #13 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1993).

3.^  E-mail from Kenneth Whitney, dated 23 May 2006.


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