Family:Whitney, Samuel (s1810-a1851)

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Samuel7 Whitney (Richard6, Moses5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Richard6 and Martha (Flanders) Whitney,[1] born say 1810,[2] Belfast, ME, and died sometime after 1851.

He "Capt." "of Northport" married firstly, 24 Sep 1832, Belfast, ME, Mary Eaton.[3] She was born circa 1809, and died 17 Jun 1843, buried Sebec Corner Cemetery, Sebec, Pascataquis Co., ME.[4]

Marriage intentions were published 1 Jun 1844, for him "of Sebec" and his second wife Clarissa H. Stearns "of Bowdoinham".[5] He married secondly, 7 Jul 1844, Sebec, ME, Clarissa H. Stearns, of Bowdoinham, ME,[6] daughter of Bethuel Stearns. She was born about 1822, Sebec, ME. She "Clara H." married secondly, 31 Dec 1856, Boston, MA, Alfred S. Phillips, both of South Boston, MA, b. ca. 1807, Kittery, ME, son of John Phillips.[7]

He was a sea captain.[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".

The following advertisement was placed in five editions of the Waldo Patriot in 1838:[9]

MORTGAGOR'S NOTICE.
The undersigned holds a Mortgage executed to him August 29th, 1835, by Washington Pitcher of Northport, in the County of Waldo and State of Maine, of a parcel of land situated in said Northport, bounded as follows, viz. beginning at a stake and stones at the Southerly corner of John Herrick's land - thence by said land North 22° West sixty rods to a stake and stones - thence by the same land and land owned by Brown and Pitcher North 68° East eighty rods, to land formerly belonging to Hezekiah Flanders - thence by said land South 22° East sixty rods to the North line of land contracted by Geo. Knowlton - thence South 68° West eighty rods by said line tot he first mentioned bounds; containing 26 acres more or less; to secure the payment of three notes of hand of one hundred dollars each, payable in one, two and three years respectively from the date of said Mortgage, and interest. Said two first notes remaining unpaid, I claim to have possession of said premises for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage, to foreclose the same.
SAMUEL WHITNEY
Sebec, June 18, 1838.

Note that the Hezekiah Flanders listed in the above record was probably his maternal grandfather.

In 1851 Clara resided in Washington St., Boston, MA, and Samuel at "Payson" [?Preston?], CT. He was a mariner.

Children of Samuel7 and Mary (Eaton) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

i. Jane M.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1837, Lubec, ME; m. 11 Oct 1859, Lowell, MA, Gilman B. Elder, b. ca. 1837, Dexter, ME, son of Richard and Clarissa (-----) Elder.[10]

Children of Samuel7 and Clarissa H. (Stearns) Whitney, possibly incomplete:

ii. Sarah H.8 Whitney, b. ca. 1846, Sebec, ME; m. 23 Jan 1870, Boston, MA, Marcus M. Russell, b. ca. 1841, Arlington, MA, son of Amos and Lois P. (-----) Russell,[11] also recorded in Brighton, MA.[12]
iii. (daughter) Whitney, b. 10 Dec 1851, Boston, MA.[13]

Census

3373 5519 Alfred S. Phillips 57 M - Me. M Pattern Maker - - 1 1 - Clara Phillips 44 F - " " None - - - - - Clara A. Phillips 8 " - Mass. S - - - - - Sarah L. Whitney 19 " - Me. " Dress Maker - - - - - 5520 Christian Roschfachs 32 M - Ger. M Baker - - 1 - - Sarah J. " 28 F - Ire. " None - - - - - William " 2 M - Mass. S - - - - - Orville B. Phillips 19 " - " " Silversmith - - - - -

References

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

2.^  1840 Census.

3.^  "Sam[ue]l, Capt. [int. omits Capt.], of Northport, and Mary Eaton, Sept. 24, 1832," according to Alfred Johnson, ed., Vital Records of Belfast, Maine, to the Year 1892 (Boston, MA: Maine Historical Society, 1917), vol. II, pp. 465-466.

4.^  "Mary Whitney w. of Sam'l Whitney", d. 17 Jun 1843, 34 years of age, Sebec Corner Cemetery, Sebec, Maine.

5.^  "Samuel Whitney of Sebec and Clarissa H. Stearns of Bowdoinham published June 1, 1844. Certificate issued," according to Archive:Sebec, Maine, Vital Records.

6.^  "Samuel Whitney married to Clarissa H. Stearns on the 7th day of July 1844. Recorded in Sebec on 21 March 1845 by Jesse Stevens, J.P.," according to Archive:Sebec, Maine, Vital Records.

7.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 101, page 146.

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

9.^  Mortgagor's Notice, Waldo Patriot, Belfast, Maine, 29 June 1838, Volume I, issue 27, page 4, provided by NewsBank/Readex, Database: America's Historical Newspapers.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 127, page 103.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 228, page 7.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 227, page 117.

13.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 53, page 65.


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