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From: "Ron Graham" <rgraham1 -at- maine.rr.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Fw: PHOENIX information Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 22:16:36 -0400 References: <004201bffc6f$fa8d5900$80c7c0d8@enduser> Jeanne, I read your post with great interest. Is there any chance my Mary Whitney might be connected to this Happy Whitney's family of Kittery? I will paste in a report on what I have on my Mary WHITNEY down at the very bottom. Boy, I would love to hear from someone that has heard of her (or her family) before. Ron ----- Original Message ----- From: Jeanne Muse <jwmuse -at- CompuServe.COM> To: <WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 6:54 AM Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Fw: PHOENIX information > Dear WRG: I have been corresponding with Donald Phoenix, a descendant > of John Phoenix of Kittery, Maine. He noticed that my database did not > include the descendants or ancestors of Samuel Wilson Phoenix who > married Happy Whitney (17 Jun 1821). He advised that the book "The > Descendants of John Phoenix, An Early Settler in Kittery, Maine", > privately printed 1867, by S. Whitney Phoenix, contained their family. > > At first I assumed (because of the Phoenix surname) that Happy descended > from Henry Whitney of Connecticut. But instead she is a John & Elinor > descendant. She was Happy-6 Whitney (Micah-5, Abel-4, Nathaniel-3, > Benjamin-2, John-1) b. 01 Nov 1801. Our current Witney14 database (as > well as my own) shows her marriage to Samuel W. Phoenix as 18 May 1821, > which may have been a marriage intention date. Our sources include > McLellan's "The History of Gorham Maine" and Wade's "Our Pioneering > Families". > > The below information from Donald's source supplements info we have on 2 > of Happy and Samuel's children, and adds 2 more. > > As you can see, Donald has been attempting to find a link between John > Phoenix, the ancestor of Samuel Wilson Phoenix, and Alexander Phoenix, > the ancestor of the author S. Whitney Phoenix -- but has not found it > yet. > > ;-) Jeanne > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "donfelicia.phoenix" <donfelicia.phoenix -at- gateway.net> > To: "Jeanne Muse" <jwmuse -at- compuserve.com> > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 3:37 PM > Subject: Re: PHOENIX information > > > > Dear Jeanne: The only information I have on Happy Whitney is her > marrying > into the John Phoenix of Kittery line. In fact, in trying to find out > where > S. Whitney Phoenix fits into the lineage and why he would want to > document > the genealogy and privately publish it, I remain frustrated. I have not > been able to document any linkage between John Phoenix and S. Whitney's > ancestor, Alexander Phoenix, who settled in New York City in 1640, > despite > S. Whitney referring to both as branches of the family. Certainly, my > family, the descendents of John Phoenix, never achieved similar wealth > and > social position. They were mariners and hardscrapple New England > farmers > for the most part. The following is directly from "The Descendants of > John > Phoenix". > Samuel Wilson Phoenix, born 7th Jan., 1799, at Sanford. Removed to > Madrid, Franklin Co., in March, 1837, and in March, 1848, to Plymouth, > Penobscot Co., where he now resides. Married, 17th June, 1821, at > Phillips, > Franklin Co., Happy Whitney (born 1st Nov., 1801), and has had four > children. > 1. Mary Ann Phoenix, born 13th Aug., 1822, married, March, 1842, Thomas > Williams (died 1st Jan., 1860), and had one child, Samuel Phoenix > Williams, > born 18th Jan., 1849. Married, secondly, Bartholomew Lovett. Resides at > Bradford, Penobscot Co.. > 2. Hannah Eliza Phoenix, born 11th June, 1826, married, Sept., 1845, > William > Morton, and has had three children: William Morton, born 11th June, > 1849; > Eliza Happy Morton, born July, 1852; and one died in infancy. > 3. Sarah Jane Phoenix, born 16th July, 1830, died 2nd Oct., 1831. > 4. Emma Phoenix, born 22d Jan., 1835, died 24th Jan., 1835. > I hope that, in some small way, this is beneficial to your endeavors. > Donald R. Phoenix. > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Jeanne Muse <jwmuse -at- compuserve.com> > To: <donfelicia.phoenix -at- gateway.net> > Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 8:02 PM > Subject: PHOENIX information > > > Dear Donald: I returned home from vacation and realized that Happy > > Whitney was not a descendant of Henry Whitney of Conn...but rather a > > desc. of John and Elinor! (That's what I get for assuming her > ancestry > > based upon the author of the material!) > > > > Does this tie the 2 ancestral lines together? I would be very > > interested in getting more information from you on these lines! > > > > Sorry for the confusion. Look forward to hearing back from you. > > > > ;-) Jeanne W. Muse > > jwmuse -at- compuserve.com > > ------------------------------------------ > > > > > > Descendants of Mary Whitney 1 Mary Whitney b: Abt. 1719 in Stratham, Rockingham, NH d: June 28, 1755 in Stratham, Rockingham, NH . +Enoch Merrill b: January 17, 1711/12 in Newbury, Essex county, Mass m: 1741 in Stratham, NH d: January 10, 1787 in Stratham, Rockingham, NH ........ 2 Thomas MERRILL b: January 30, 1740/41 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire d: February 18, 1822 in Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine ............ +Sarah BLACKSTONE b: January 10, 1749/50 in Of Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine m: Abt. 1768 in Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine d: October 07, 1835 in Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine ................... 3 Susannah Blackstone Merrill b: September 16, 1791 in Nobleboro, Lincolnville County, Maine d: September 28, 1830 in Nobleboro, Lincolnville County, Maine ....................... +Washington Knowlton b: October 14, 1790 in Nobleboro, Maine m: 1813 in Nobleboro, Lincolnville County, Maine d: December 03, 1841 in Gloucester, Massachusetts ........ 2 Susanna MERRILL b: September 06, 1744 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire ........ 2 Joseph MERRILL b: June 26, 1746 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire ........ 2 Mary MERRILL b: January 20, 1747/48 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire ........ 2 Anna MERRILL b: January 29, 1749/50 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire ........ 2 Sarah MERRILL b: February 13, 1752 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire ........ 2 Enoch MERRILL b: March 11, 1755 in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire


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