Family:Whitney, Phinehas (1776-1848)

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Phinehas Whitney, parentage unknown, was born 1 Dec 1776, as recorded in Phillips, ME,[1] but actual location may be elsewhere, and died 10 Apr 1848, probably Presque Isle, ME. He is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle, ME.

He married, 18 Aug 1803, Sidney, ME, Mary "Polly" Crommitt. She was born 1 Jun 1778, as recorded in Phillips, ME,[2] and died 3 Dec 1853, probably Presque Isle, ME. She is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle, ME. She may have been a daughter of Jeremiah and Judith (Knight) Crommitt of Boothbay, ME.

They resided Phillips and Presque Isle, ME.

Children of Phinehas and Mary (Crommitt) Whitney:

i. Jane Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1804, Phillips, ME.[3] No further record found.
ii. Jeremiah C. Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1804, Phillips, ME;[4] m.(1) Lydia Mason; m.(2) Susan Butter.
iii. Jonathan Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1805, Phillips, ME;[5] m. Margaret Snow.
iv. Nancy B. Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1806, Phillips, ME (also listed as Nancy W. Whitney);[6] possibly the one "Miss" who m. (Int. 4 and 18 Sep 1835, Carmel, ME) 18 Sep 1835, Carmel, ME, "Mr." John Cook "both of Carmel".[7]
v. Elizabeth H. Whitney, b. 29 May 1807, Phillips, ME;[8] m. 5 Jul 1829, Phillips, ME, Frederick H. Eveleth.[9]
vi. Sumner Whitney, b. 5 Mar 1809, Phillips, ME (also listed as Sommer Whitney);[10] m. Diana Broadstreet.
vii. James F. Whitney, b. 5 Jul 1812, Phillips, ME.[11] Possibly the same as: James F. Whitney, b. ca. 1812; d. 23 Jun 1843, aged 31 years, Chelmsford, MA;[12] m.(1) 1 Jun 1837, Lowell, MA, Jesse Foster [both of Lowell int.];[13] of Westford, m.(2) (int. 1 Aug 1841, Westford, MA)[14] 19 Aug 1841, Lowell, MA, Nancy Sanderson of Lowell, b. ca. 1820, Waterford, ME, dau. of John and Betsey (Bryant) Sanderson.[15] Nancy m.(2) 29 Sep 1851, Lowell, MA, Carlton H. Kelley, b. ca. 1825, Conway, NH, son of David P. and Ann (-----) Kelley.[16]
viii. Fanny S. Whitney, b. 10 Apr 1815, Phillips, ME,[17] or 16 Apr 1815, pre gravestone; d. 24 Jan 1855, Presque Isle, ME; bur. Fairmont Cemetery, Presque Isle, ME.
ix. Oren Robbins Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1819, Phillips, ME;[18] m. Martha Ann Foster.
x. Joseph Warren Whitney, b. 27 Oct 1821, Phillips, ME;[19] m. Mary S. Whitcomb.

Notes

A theory is that he was son of Phinehas6 and Keziah (Farnsworth) Whitney. For details, see Archive:Who Was Phinehas Whitney.

Census

9 9 Mary Whitney 70 F - Me. Rufus Collins 36 M - Laborer Me. Clarissa Harvey 14 F - Me. Chase Gilman 19 M - Laborer N. Brunswick James Dunnivan 30 M - " Ireland

This appears to be his widow Mary.

References

1.^  "1 Dec 1776, Phinehas [Whitney] [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "1 Jun 1778, Mary [Whitney] [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "28 Feb 1804 Jane, d. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

4.^  "28 Feb 1804 Jeremiah C., s. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  "11 Mar 1805 Jonathn, s. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "11 Mar 1805 Jonathan, s. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

6.^  "6 Apr 1806 Nancy B., d. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "6 Apr 1806 Nancy W., d. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

7.^  "Mr. John Cook and Miss Nancy B. Whitney, both of Carmel; intentions entered 4 September 1835, published 18 September 1835, married 18 September 1835 by W. Emery, Esq.," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., |Vital Records of Carmel, Maine Prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1994).

8.^  "29 May 1807 Elezebeth H., d. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "29 May 1807 Elizabeth H., d. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

9.^  "," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

10.^  "5 Mar 1809 Sommer , s. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "5 Mar 1809 Sumner, s. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

11.^  "5 Jul 1812 James F., s. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

12.^  "James F. [Whitney], [died] June 23, 1843, a. 31y. G.R.1," according to Archive:Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

13.^  "James F. [Whitney] [Femme and Semme, dup.; Temme, int.], and Jesse Foster [both of L. int.], [married] June 1, 1837," according to Lowell, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

14.^  "James F. [Whitney] and Nancy Sanderson of Lowell, int. Aug. 1, 1841," according to Archive:Westford, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

15.^  "James F.]], of Westford, and Nancy Sanderson of L., Aug. 19, 1841," according to Lowell, Massachusetts, Vital Records.

16.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 55, page 107.

17.^  "10 Apr 1815 Fanny S., d. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

18.^  "24 Oct 1819 Oren Robbins, s. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

19.^  "27 Oct 1821 Joseph Warren, s. Phinehas Whitney and Mary [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.


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