Family:Whitney, William (c1795-1845)

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William6 Whitney (Stephen5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Stephen5 Whitney and Martha (Irish) Whitney, was born about 1795, Otisfield, ME, was baptized 4 Mar 1800, Buxton, ME,[1] died 3 Sep 1845, Raymond, ME, aged 49 years,[2] and was buried in the Webb's Mills Cemetery, Casco, ME.

He married, date and place unknown, Mary Ann Mayberry, daughter of Richard and Mary (Jordan) Mayberry. She was born 11 Mar 1808, Raymond, ME. She married secondly, Oct 1848, ME, Orasmus Symonds, son of Samuel J. and Elsie C. (Small) Symonds. He was born 5 Nov 1820, Raymond, ME. She died 25 Mar 1890, and is buried in the Webb's Mills Cemetery, Casco, ME.

Children of William6 and Mary Ann (Mayberry) Whitney, probably incomplete:

i. (son)7 Whitney, b. say 1824; male 0-4 in 1830 census; no further record.
ii. (son) Whitney, b. say 1826; male 5-9 in 1830 census; no further record.
iii. Martha L. Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1828, Raymond, ME.[3] It is alleged that she m. 10 Feb 1848, New Gloucester, ME, Otis C. Nelson. She was listed as Martha Whitney with the family in 1850. That makes it likely that it was a different Martha Whitney who married Otis Nelson. Instead, she may have been the "Miss" Martha J. Whitney "of Casco" who m. 20 Sep 1850, Biddeford, ME, "Mr." Albert H. Gilman.[4]
iv. Francis M. Whitney, b. Jun 1830, Casco, ME; m. Hannah Crocker Barnett.
v. Nancy Whitney, b. ca. 1833, ME; d. after 1850; no further record.
vi. Nathaniel Jordan Whitney, b. 20 Sep 1834, Biddeford, ME; male 5-9 in 1840 census; d. 27 Jun 1899, Vallejo, CA; m. 9 Jun 1862, San Francisco, CA, Mary Regina Tyrrell (1838–1911); res. 1418 G St., Sacramento, CA, on 12 May 1888.
vii. (son) Whitney, b. say 1837; male 0-4 in 1840 census; no further record.
viii. (son) Whitney, b. say 1839; male 0-4 in 1840 census; no further record.
ix. James Irish Whitney, b. ca. 1841, prob. Otisfield, ME; m. Susan Eudora Thiving.
x. William Whitney, b. ca. 29 Aug 1841, Otisfield, ME; m. Rose E. Rawson.
xi. George Whitney, b. ca. 1844, ME; d. 20 Dec 1865; buried Webb's Mills Cemetery, Casco, ME.

Children of Orasmus and Mary Ann (Mayberry)(Whitney) Symonds:

i. Alma Symonds, b. ca. 1849, prob. Casco, ME.
ii. Elmira Symonds, b. ca. 1851, prob. Casco, ME.

Census

132 136 Orsamus Symonds 29 M - Carpenter $700 Maine Mary A. Do 41 F - Do Martha Whitney 21 F - Do Francis Do 19 M - None Do Nancy Do 17 F - Do Attended school James Do 11 M - Do Attended school William Do 8 M - Do Attended school George Do 6 M - Do Attended school Alma Symonds 1 M - Do

318 321 Ephraim Brown 37 M - Farmer $1100 Maine Mary " 31 F - " Amarantha Brown 6 F - Maine Attended school Nathaniel J. Whitney 14 M - "

82 79 George L. Dyer 31 M - Trader $2200 $500 Maine Esther " 32 F - " Newy H. " 7 M - " Attended school William Whitney 18 M - Tin Plate Worker "

75 73 Orsamus Symonds 38 M - Mail Carrier $1000 $413 Maine Mary A. " 49 F - " Alma " 11 F - " Attended school Elmira " 9 F - " Attended school George Whitny 16 M - " Attended school

  • 1870, Casco, Cumberland Co., ME:

9 10 Symonds, Orsamus 48 M W Farmer $700 $125 Maine -------, Mary A. 62 F W Keeping house $400 Maine -------, Mina 18 F W Maine Attended school

  • 1880: not found.

References

1.^  "1800, Mar. 4. - [baptized] Patience, William and Stephen, children of Stephen Whitney & Martha his wife," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "William [Whitney], (formerly of Saco), h. of Mary Ann (Mayberry), d. 3 Sep. 1845, ae 49 yrs.," according to Raymond, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Martha L. [Whitney], d. William and Mary Ann (Mayberry), b. 20 Oct. 1828," according to Raymond, Maine, Vital Records.

4.^  "Martha J. [Whitney], Miss, of Casco, and Mr. Albert H. Gilman, m. Sep. 20, 1850, by Rev. Thomas W. Lord," 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. 460.


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