Family:Whitney, John H. (1854-1928)

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John H.9 Whitney (John H.8, William7, William6, Abner5, John4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of John H.8 and Hannah H. (-----) Whitney, was born 27 Aug 1854, Westbrook, ME, and died 1 Jan 1928. He was buried in Haley Cemetery, Sebago, ME.[1]

He married, 25 Nov 1874, Sebago, ME, Mary Frances Sawyer, daughter of Peter Wilson and Mary (Jewell) Sawyer. She was born about 1859, Sebago, ME, and died 24 Oct 1913, Sebago or Strong, ME, aged 54 years 9 months 29 days, of angina pectoris.[2] There must have been a divorce, since she married secondly, before 1880, Florilla E. Wentworth, born 3 Feb 1849, Sebago, ME, and died 20 Mar 1917, Sebago, ME, son of Stephen and Jane Libby (Pugsley) Wentworth.

He was a farmer.

Children of John H.9 and Mary Frances (Sawyer) Whitney:

i. Lena M. Whitney, b. 23 Feb 1875, Sebago, ME; d. 22 Sep 1944, Baldwin, ME; m.(1) 24 Jan 1895, Cornish, ME, Elmer P. Rankins, b. ca. 1873, Hiram, ME, son of Madison and Lizzie (Stewart/Stuart) Rankins.[3] m.(2) 21 May 1910, Baldwin, ME, Frank M. York.
ii. Eva C. Whitney, b. ca. 1877, Sebago, ME; m. 17 Apr 1897, Ipswich, MA, Fred C. Rankin, b. ca. 1874, Hiram, ME, son of Madison and Lizzie (Stewart/Stuart) Rankin.[4]


John's name is given as John in the Rowley VRs, John in the Cornish, ME, VRs, John H. in census records, and James in the Ipswich VRs. Mary's name is given as Mary Frances, Mary F., or Fannie M.


279 302 John H. Whitney 30 M - Minor $700 $200 Maine Hannah H. " 30 F - housework " John H. " Jr 5 M - " Attended school Aubrey M. " 3 M - " Abby F. Whitney 2 F - Maine William H. " 38 M - "

157 157 Whitney, John H. 39 M W Farmer $900 $301 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Hannah H. 39 F W Keeping House Maine -----, John H. Jr. 15 M W Farm Laborer Maine -----, Abbie F. 12 F W Attending School Maine

Florilla E. WENTWORTH 31 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Mary F. WENTWORTH 21 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Jane L. WENTWORTH 60 Moth F W W ME Doing Housework ME ME Lena M. WHITNEY 5 DauL F S W ME ME ME Eva C. WHITNEY 3 DauL F S W ME ME ME Lizzie FERRIN 21 Oth F M W ME Making Coats ME ME Elva I. FERRIN 3 Oth F S W ME ME ME

  • 1880: not found.
  • 1900: not found.
  • 1910: not found.
  • 1920: not found.


  • Census records.

1.^  FindAGrave Memorial #155487430, John H. Whitney.

2.^  Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, at

3.^  Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, at

4.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 469, pages 379 and 499.

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