Family:Whitney, Matthias (1744-c1820)

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Matthias5 Whitney (Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Nathan4 and Lydia (Young) Whitney, was born 8 Mar 1743, Biddeford, ME,[1] or 12 Mar 1744, Biddeford, ME,[2], was baptized 8 Apr 1744, Biddeford, ME,[3] and died circa 1820.

He married, say 1773, Abigail -----. She was born in 1750.

He lived in 1761 at Mount Desert, ME. He appeared on the census of 1790 at Addison, ME; 1 male 16+, 5 males 0-15, 4 females.

Children of Matthias5 and Abigail (-----) Whitney:

i. (child)6 Whitney; b. circa 1774; d. after 1790.
ii. Hannah Whitney; b. say 1776; d. between 1810 and 1819; m. Feb 1801, Columbia, ME, William Gray,[4] as his first wife.
iii. Matthias Whitney; b. say 1779; his estate was probated 27 Jul 1840 at Maine; heirs were Lydia Gray, Anna True, and Henry True. He apparently never married.
iv. (child) Whitney; b. 1781; d. after 1810.
v. (child) Whitney; b. say 1783; d. between 1790 and 1799.
vi. Susanna Whitney; b. say 1785; d. between 1802 and 1840; "of Columbia" m. (int. 29 May 1802, Columbia, ME[5]) 29 May 1802, Machias, ME, Edward Bennett "of Machias".[6]
vii. (child) Whitney; b. say 1787; d. between 1790 and 1799.
viii. Samuel Whitney; b. 17 Dec 1790, Columbia, Maine; d. 1838; "of Jonesboro" m. 1822-1823, Columbia, ME, Sally Leighton "of Addison".[7]
ix. Lydia Whitney; b. circa 1794; d. between 1840 and 1849; m. William Gray, as his second wife.
x. Anna Whitney; b. 1796; d. 1857; m. 30 Jul 1829, Boston, MA, Henry True,[8] as his second wife.

Census

References

1.^  "Matthias [Whitney], s. of Nathan and Lydia, b. Mar. 8, 1743," according to Beatty, John D., ed., Vital Records of Biddeford, Prior to 1856; Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 28 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 39.

2.^  "Matthias [Whitney], d.[sic] of Nathan and Lydia, b. Mar. 12, 1744," according to Beatty, John D., ed., Vital Records of Biddeford, Prior to 1856; Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 28 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 43.

3.^  "Matthias [Whitney], s. of Nathan and Lydda, bap. Apr. 8, 1744," according to Beatty, John D., ed., Vital Records of Biddeford, Prior to 1856; Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 28 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 58.

4.^  "Whitney Hannah and William Gray mar previous to 4-20-1802," according to Columbia, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  "Whitney Susannah and Edward Bennett int 5-29-1802, mar yr previous to 4-30-1803," according to Columbia, Maine, Vital Records.

6.^  "Susanna [Whitney], of Columbia and Edward Bennit, of Machias, [married] 29 May 1802," according to Jackman, Beulah G., Earliest records of Machias, Maine (1767-1837) (Concord, NH: Published by Beulah G. Jackman, [1937?]).

7.^  "Whitney, Samuel of Jonesboro and Sally Leighton of Addison mar yr previous to 4-30-1823," according to Columbia, Maine, Vital Records.

8.^  Boston Vital Records.


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