Mailing List:1999-11-16 02, Re: Daniel Whitney - Rev. War Soldier, by Jeanne Muse

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From: "Jeanne Muse" <jwmuse -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Daniel Whitney - Rev. War Soldier Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 06:08:59 -0500 Dear WRG: John J. Whitney has made some very good points. There is no substantial proof that the Nathan who provided an affidavit in 1839 to the marriage of Daniel-6 Whitney and Louisa Stubbs was Daniel's brother. (It seems an obvious choice until we look at where Nathan-6 was living at the time.) Louisa (Stubbs) Whitney was obviously having trouble proving that she deserved her deceased husband's pension and needed affidavits from witnesses in order to collect the funds. Unless a written affidavit was sent by post (was the mail being delivered by that time?), Nathan-6 would have had to make a long trip from Virginia to Hampden, Maine to aid his mother. The pieces of this puzzle have yet to be found. Anyone having any information about persons by the name of Nathan Whitney should contact John J. Whitney to help him with his search. Thanks for covering my back, John!

-) Jeanne
----- Original Message ----- From: John J. Whitney <speaksoft -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Daniel Whitney - Rev. War Soldier > Jeanne - > > Your message both informs and mystifies me. The pension abstract for > Daniel-6 (David-5,Nathan-4, etc.) states that Thomas Whitney aged 74 and > Nathan Whitney in 1839 attested to Daniel's marriage > to Louisa Stubbs, which you estimate as having occurred c.1785. > > My interest is piqued by the reference to Nathan Whitney's affidavit. Does > the abstract state that Nathan is a brother of Daniel, and does it state or > indicate that Nathan's affidavit was made in Maine? >

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