Family:Whitney, Stephen (1755-1848)

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Stephen5 Whitney (Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Isaac4 and Sarah (Crosby) Whitney, was born 19 Mar 1755, Biddeford, ME,[1] was baptized 24 Mar 1755, Biddeford, ME,[2] and died 1 Feb 1848, probably Gorham, ME.[3]

Marriage intentions were published 28 Oct 1780, Gorham, ME, for him and Martha Irish.[4] He married, 28 Oct 1780, Martha Irish, daughter of James and Mary Gorham (Phinney) Irish. She was born 28 Aug 1761, Gorham, ME, and "of Bridgton, formerly of Standish" died 10 Nov 1836, Raymond, ME.[5] She was also known as Patty Irish.

"1788, Nov. 9. - Stephen Whitney and his wife Martha renewed the Covenant," Church of Christ, Buxton, ME.[6]

Pierce says the following:[7]

"He was in the Revolutionary army, serving in the Rhode Island line, and was granted a pension, April 18, 1818."

From Military Pension File of Stephen Whitney,
National Archives Building, Washington, DC:
M-804, Roll 2568
Application #7469:

I, Stephen Whitney of Buxton in the County of York & Commonwealth of Massachusetts aged sixty-two years do declare that I enlisted as a private soldier in the American Army on the continental establishment at Buxton in the month of June AD 1775 under Capt. John Lane in Colonel Foster's Regiment for eight months & marched to Cambridge & from there to Cape Ann & served til the 1 day of January AD 1776 & on the same day enlisted again in the Lane Company and Colonel Varnum's Regiment in the Rhode Island line for one year. After the evacuation of Boston, our company marched to New York. I was at the battle at _______, White Plains and Long Island. I served said term and was discharged in Chatham by word of mouth on the 1 of January AD 1777. I then served one month more and was in the battle at Princetown and never had any written discharge. I have no pension, and from my reduced circumstances in life, I stand in need of assistance from my country for support. I am a citizen of the United States.

From a form in the pension file requesting information about military service from Mrs. Ada A. Tobey, 75 Winter St., Portland, ME, 15 Jan 1898:

Place of residence before service: Buxton, York, Maine
Place of residence after service: Gorham, Bridgton, Cumberland, ME
Approximate date of death: He was alive in 1835, but do not know date of death.
Given name of Widow: Martha Irish Whitney, called Patty
Did either the soldier or his widow receive a pension?: He received pension.
Additional information: Stephen Whitney was born in Saco, Maine March 19, 1755. He was in the Revolutionary Army serving in the Rhode Island line. He was a Cumberland County pensioner. He was placed on the pension roll March 9, 1819.

Children of Stephen5 and Martha (Irish) Whitney:

i. Mary Gorham6 Whitney, b. 14 Sep 1781, Gorham, ME;[8] bapt. 25 Sep 1789, Church of Christ, Buxton, ME;[9] m. (int. 12 Aug 1803, Gorham, ME[10]) Freeman Blake, son of Ithiel and Apphia (Higgins) Blake, b. 25 Jul 1786, Gorham, ME.
ii. Sarah Whitney, b. 4 Nov 1783, Gorham, ME;[11] bapt. 25 Sep 1789, Church of Christ, Buxton, ME;[12]; m. (int. 5 Jun 1802, Gorham, ME[13]) Jonathan Elwell.
iii. Ebenezer Whitney, b. ca. 1785, Gorham, ME; bapt. 25 Sep 1789, Church of Christ, Buxton, ME;[14] d. 1801, West Indies.
iv. Martha "Patty" Whitney, b. ca. 1786, Standish, ME; bapt. 25 Sep 1789, Church of Christ, Buxton, ME;[15] d. 16 Dec 1885; "of Gorham" m. (int. 28 Oct 1809, Standish, ME[16]) 29 Nov 1809, Standish, ME, John Wescott "of Standish", son of Reuben and Abigail (Dam) Wescott, b. 25 Apr 1876, Gorham, ME.
v. Miriam Whitney, b. say 1794, Gorham, ME; bapt. 8 Dec 1792, Church of Christ, Buxton, ME;[17] m. 3 Apr 1814, New Gloucester, ME, Robert Nevens. Children:
a. Jane Adaline Nevens, b. 28 Feb 1815, Salem, ME.
vi. Stephen Whitney, b. 5 May 1799, Gorham, ME; bapt. 4 Mar 1800, Church of Christ, Buxton, ME;[18] m. Abigail Mayberry.
vii. Patience Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1800, Gorham, ME, or 13 May 1800, Brunswick, ME;[19] bapt. 4 Mar 1800, Church of Christ, Buxton, ME;[20] m. (int. 21 May 1818, Standish, ME[21]) 19 Aug 1818, Standish, ME, Stephen Paine;[22]. Children:[23]
a. Richard H. Paine, b. 15 Aug 1819, Bridgton, ME.
b. Sarah Ann Paine, b. 25 May 1821, Bridgton, ME.
c. Martha M. Paine, b. 3 Apr 1823, Bridgton, ME.
d. Patience Julia Paine, b. 31 Aug 1826, Bridgton, ME.
e. Stephen W. Paine, b. 16 May 1828.
f. Octavia B. Paine, b. 27 Jul 1830, Bridgton, ME.
viii. William Whitney, b. 4 Mar 1800, Gorham, ME; bapt. 4 Mar 1800, Church of Christ, Buxton, ME;[24] m. Mary Ann Mayberry.
ix. Ebenezer Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1803, Gorham, ME; m. Sally8 Whitney.

Census

References

1.^  "Stephen [Whitney], s. of Isaac and Sarah, b. Mar. 19, 1755," 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. 35.

2.^  "Stephen [Whitney], s. of Isaac and [blank], bap. Mar. 24, 1755," 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. 71.

3.^  Source

4.^  "Stephen [Whitney], with Martha Irish, [intentions] Oct. 28, 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).

5.^  "Martha [Whitney], w. of Stephen, d. Nov. 1836, ae 75 yrs., of Bridgton, formerly of Standish," according to Raymond, Maine, Vital Records.

6.^  Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

7.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 121.

8.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. Stephen and Martha, [born] Sept. 14, 1781," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

9.^  "1789, Sep. 25. - [baptized] Mary Gorham, Sarah, Ebenezer, and Martha children of Stephen Whitney and Martha his wife," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

10.^  "Mary [Whitney], with Freeman Blake, [intentions] Aug. 12, 1803," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

11.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Stephen and Martha, [born] Nov. 4, 1783," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

12.^  "1789, Sep. 25. - [baptized] Mary Gorham, Sarah, Ebenezer, and Martha children of Stephen Whitney and Martha his wife," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

13.^  "Sarah [Whitney], with Jonathan Elwell, [intentions] June 5, 1802," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

14.^  "1789, Sep. 25. - [baptized] Mary Gorham, Sarah, Ebenezer, and Martha children of Stephen Whitney and Martha his wife," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

15.^  "1789, Sep. 25. - [baptized] Mary Gorham, Sarah, Ebenezer, and Martha children of Stephen Whitney and Martha his wife," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

16.^  "Martha [Whitney], of Gorham, and John Westcoat of Standish, [intentions] filed 28 Oct 1809," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

16.^  "1792, Decr 8. - [baptized] Miriam, daugr of Stephen Whitney and Martha his wife," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

17.^  "1800, Mar. 4. - [baptized] Patience, William and Stephen, children of Stephen Whitney & Martha his wife," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

18.^  "Patience Whitney, b. 13 May 1800," according to Brunswick, Maine, Vital Records.

19.^  "1800, Mar. 4. - [baptized] Patience, William and Stephen, children of Stephen Whitney & Martha his wife," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

20.^  "Patience [Whitney], Miss, and Stephen Paine, both of Standish, [intentions] filed 21 May 1818," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

21.^  "Patience [Whitney], Miss, and Stephen Paine, both of Standish, m. 19 Aug 1818 by Rev. Daniel Marrett," and "Patience [Whitney], Standish, ME, and Stephen Paine, Standish, ME, m. Aug. 19, 1818, by Rev. Daniel Marrett," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

22.^  "Bridgton, Maine Families", p. 104.

23.^  "1800, Mar. 4. - [baptized] Patience, William and Stephen, children of Stephen Whitney & Martha his wife," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.


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