Family:Whitney, Sewall (1819-1903)

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Sewall7 Whitney (Jacob6, Ebenezer5, Amos4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jacob6 and Abigail (Moses) Whitney, was born 7 Apr 1819, Buxton, ME,[1] and died 19 May 1903, Water St., Gorham, ME, aged 84 years 1 month 12 days, of old age.[2]

He married, say 1843, Elizabeth Fly. She was born about 1816-1827, ME, and died after 1880. She may be the Eliza Heath Fly, daughter of John [and probably Lydia (Dodge)] Fly, born 26 Apr 1817, Sedgwick, ME.

Sewall was a farmer.

Children of Sewall7 and Elizabeth (Fly) Whitney:

i. Francis B.8 Whitney, b. 11 Jan 1845, Gorham, ME; m.(1) Fannie Corrigan; "m.(2) Sarah R. Cole.
ii. Eunice Whitney, b. 17 Feb 1847, Gorham, ME; m. Jasper L. Lombard.
iii. Martha R. Whitney, b. 11 Jul 1852, prob. Gorham, ME; d. young.
iv. James Clement Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1857, Gorham, ME; m. Harriet R. Austin.
v. Emma M. Whitney, b. ca. 1856, prob. Gorham, ME.
vi. Emily R. Whitney, b. 11 May 1859, Gorham, ME; d. 1893; "Emily M." m. 19 Oct 1883, York Co., ME, Horace A. Hill of Buxton, ME, also reported as "both of Gorham".[3] She does not appear in census records. It seems likely that she was the same as Emma M., above.

Census

486 508 Sewel Whitney 35 M - Farmer " Eliza " 34 F - " Frank " 3 M - " Eunice " 2 F - "

68 65 Sewell Whitney 40 M - Farmer $200 -- Maine Elizabeth " 36 F - " Francis " 15 M - " " Attended school Eunice " 13 F - " Attended school James " 6 M - " Attended school Emma " 4 F - " Attended school

210 231 Fly, Eunice 53 F W Keeping house $1000 -- Massachusetts 232 Whitney, Sewall 48 M W Farm laborer Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Elizabeth 43 F W Keeping house Maine -----, James 16 M W At school Maine Attended school -----, Emma 13 F W At school Maine Attended school

Sewall WHITNEY 60 Self M M W ME Laborer ME ME Elizabeth WHITNEY 54 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Emma M. WHITNEY 24 Dau F S W ME ME ME

201 206 Lombard, James L. Head W M Dec 1845 54 mar 29 Maine Maine Maine Blacksmith -----, Unice F. Wife W F Feb 1846 54 mar 29 1ch 1liv Maine Maine Maine Tailoress -----, Jesse A. Son W M Sep 1870 29 mar 7 Maine Maine Maine Painter -----, Annie DiL W F Feb 1874 26 mar 7 2ch 2liv Maine Maine Maine -----, Charles O. GSon W M May 1893 7 sgl Maine Maine Maine At school -----, Emma E. GDau W F Aug 1895 4 sgl Maine Maine Maine Whitney, Sewell FiL W M Apr 1819 81 wid Maine Maine Maine

References

  • McLellan, Hugh Davis, comp. & ed. by Lewis, Katharine B., The History of Gorham, Maine, (Portland, ME: Smith & Sale, Printers, 1903); reprint (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1992), pg. 837.

1.^  "Sewall, child born to Jacob Whitney and Abigail, his wife, b. 7 April 1819," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, at FamilySearch.org.

3.^  "19 October 1883, Horace A. Hill of Buxton and Emily M. Whitney of Gorham [married]," according to [[Archive:Vital Records, Maine, York County Marriage Returns|J. E. Frost & J. C. Anderson, eds., Marriage Returns of York County, Maine Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication #13 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1993).


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