Family:Whitney, Richard (1780-1855)

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Capt. Richard6 Whitney (Moses5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Moses5 and Mary (Page) Whitney, born 20 Nov 1780, Gorham, Maine,[1] and died 24 Dec 1855, Sebec, Piscataquis Co., ME.[2]

He married, in June about 1808, Northport, Waldo Co., ME, Martha Flanders.[3] She was born circa 1792[4] or circa 30 Sep 1789, Newburyport, MA, daughter of Hezekiah Flanders.[5] She died 19 Oct 1887, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA, age 98 years, 0 months, 20 days, of old age.[6]

Richard Whitney was a Corporal in the company commanded by Captain Jonathan Frye in the regiment of Maine Infantry commanded by Lt. Colonel Jacob Ulmer. He enlisted at Northport, Maine on or about 2 Sep 1814, and continued in service for 19 days. Captain Jonathan Frye’s Company had rendezvoused in Northport on 2 Sep 1814 and marched to Belmont and Belfast, Maine, where they were discharged on 14 September 1814. His service was terminated by the close of the war at Northport on 21 Sep 1814. He, at the time of his enlistment, was of medium height, black hair, and dark complexion.[7]

They lived at Northport (where they sold their farm in 1839), Sebec and Hampden in Maine, and Medfield, Massachusetts. She resided, 1884, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA.[8]

On 13 Nov 1837 there was a transaction between Samuel Whitney and Richard Whitney, recorded in Sebec, in which Richard Whitney was listed 'of Northport'.

In 1842, Richard transferred land to two of his children:

Vol 8 pg 64 11-3-1842 Warranty Deed From Richard Whitney, for $900, paid by Sarah Whitney, Sebec, a single woman. 50 acres of land between lots of David Sands and Abraham Ireland, James Spearing and Benjamin Spearing, Ezekiel Getchell and George Livermore. Part of Lot 1, 5th Range. Part of same as conveyed to Richard Whitney by Samuel Whitney 11-13-1837. Signed by Richard Whitney and Martha Whitney.
Vol 8 pg 65 11-3-1842 Warranty Deed From Richard Whitney, for $600, paid by Andrew Whitney, Sebec, yeoman. 50 acres of land in Lot 1, 4th Range, bordered by: westerly, Robert Morrison; northerly, part of Lot 1, 5th Range; easterly, land occupied by Joshua Livermore; southerly, part of Lot 1, 3rd Range. Signed by Richard Whitney.

Martha Whitney applied for benefits from the pension rights of her deceased husband Richard Whitney from Norfolk Co., MA on 24 June 1884. Her application for pension benefits was rejected due to the short term of service of her husband (13 days credit for service).[9]

He was a sea captain; resided "Lubeck", Maine.[10]

Pierce says:

1580. CAPT. RICHARD WHITNEY (Moses, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Gorham, Me.; m. ----- -----. He was a sea captain; res. Lubeck, Me.
3441. i. SAMUEL, b. -----; sea captain.
3442. ii. GEORGE, b. -----; jailor, Bangor, Me.
3443. iii. ANDREW, b. -----.

Children of Richard6 and Martha (Flanders) Whitney (unnamed children from a census reconstruction):

i. Samuel7 Whitney,[11] born say 1810;[12] sea captain.[13] Was his wife the "Mary Whitney w. of Sam'l Whitney" who d. 17 Jun 1843, 34 years of age, and who is buried in Sebec Corner Cemetery, Sebec, Piscataquis Co., ME?[14].
ii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1804-1810, d. aft 1820
iii. (son) Whitney, b. ca. 1810, d. aft 1830. One of these two sons is actually Samuel, above.
iv. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1810-1815, d. aft 1830
v. (son) Whitney, b. bet. 1815-1820, d. aft 1830. One of these two sons is actually Samuel, above.
vi. (daughter) Whitney, b. 1815-1820, d. aft 1830
vii. Sarah Whitney, b. ca. 7 Apr 1821, Northbrook, ME; d. 1 Mar 1898, Medfield, MA, aged 77 years 10 months 24 days, of organic heart disease;[15] m. Robert Elder, son of Eunice Elder of Hampden, ME, b. ca. 1806. Census:
1850, Sarah in Sebec, ME with her parents; Robert resided Clinton, ME
1860, Bangor, ME, hotel keeper
1870, Hampden, ME, farmer
1880, Wrentham, MA, farmer
viii. Andrew Whitney,[16] b. ca. 1823, ME;[17] m. Mary Livermore.[18]
ix. Cordelia Whitney, b. abt. 1826, d. 16 February 1843, buried in Sebec Corner Cemetery, Sebec, ME.
Cordelia is buried in her father Richard Whitney's lot with an inscription on the tombstone that she was the daughter of Andrew and Mary Whitney, and she died in 1843. Andrew and Mary were not married until 1848 or 1849. Cordelia was probably the daughter of Richard and Martha. Also buried in the same lot was Lewis Whitney, d. 29 March 1853, probably the son of Andrew and Mary Whitney.
x. Lucy A. Whitney, b. ca. 1828, Bangor, ME; d. 13 Apr 1905, Chelsea, MA, aged 75 years, of La Grippe;[19] m. Thomas E. Getchell.
xi. George W. Whitney,[20] b. ca. 1831, ME;[21] d. after 1850; no further record found.
xii. Alvin A. Whitney, b. ca. 1835, ME; d. after 1850; no further record found.
xiii. John F. Whitney, b. ca. 1843, ME; d. after 1850; no further record found.

Census

170 170 Richard Whitney 69 M - Farmer Maine Martha " 63 F - " Sarah " 31 F - " Lucy A. " 22 F - " Geo. W. " 19 M - " Attended school Alim A. " 15 M - " Attended school John F. " 7 M - " Attended school

85 85 Andrew Whitney 37 M - Farmer $800 $350 [Maine] Mary " 28 F - [Maine] Fred " 8 M - [Maine] Attended school Willie " 2 M - [Maine] Adell C. " 11/12 F - [Maine] Martha C. " 72 F - [Maine]

Robert ELDER 74 Self M M W ME Farmer ME ME Sarah ELDER 61 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Cora C. ELDER 21 Dau F S W ME At Home ME ME Martha WHITNEY 87 Moth F W W ME ME ME

References

1.^  "Richard [Whitney], s. Moses and Mary, [born] July 20, 1780," 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.^  War of 1812 Pension File, Richard Whitney and Sebec Corner Cemetery, Sebec, Maine.

3.^  ibid.

4.^  ibid.

5.^  Death Record for Martha Whitney, 1887, Medfield, MA, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910, From original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

6.^  ibid. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 383, psge 297.

7.^  War of 1812 Pension File, Richard Whitney

8.^  ibid.

9.^  ibid.

10.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 229. There is no "Lubeck", Maine, but there is a Lubec, however, it is more likely that this was a misinterpretation of "Sebec".

11.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 229.

12.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 229.

13.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 229.

14.^  Sebec Corner Cemetery, Sebec, Maine.

15.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 482, page 543.

16.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 229.

17.^  Census

18.^  Census

19.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 1905/31 (Death), page 525.

20.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 229.

21.^  Census


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