Mailing List:2007-08-17 01, Re: John Whitney of Warren ME, by Carolyn Whitney Branagan

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From: "Christopher Branagan" <cbranagan -at- comcast.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] John Whitney of Warren ME Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 09:33:51 -0400 References: <000d01c7dcf3$4898de10$5901a8c0@outburst.com><000901c7dcfa$9dfd33e0$6400a8c0@Whitneycomp><46BF605B.3080504@roadrunner.com><006901c7de7f$b8dc32c0$6400a8c0@Whitneycomp> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Whitney" <ken.whitney -at- comcast.net> To: <whitney -at- rootsweb.com> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:30 AM Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] John Whitney of Warren ME > Lisbeth, > > Thank you very much. Your posting of the cemetery records for John > Willard Whitney helps to solve an identification problem, but creates > another. I can identify this particular John Willard Whitney. He was born > in > Maine 22 December 1837, the son of John Fay and Jane B. (no maiden name > yet > identified) Whitney. His birth is found in the Town Records of Searsmont, > Maine. His ancestry is: John1, Benjamin2, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel4, Moses5, > Samuel6, John Fay7, John Willard8. I think that the one month on the grave > marker may have been meant to be a seven. > > Posted on the WRG site is my previous posting of the Civil War pension > file for Willard Whitney. In the posting, I stated that I could not > positively identify Willard Whitney, but speculated on his ancestry, and > that he might be John Willard Whitney. This cemetery record makes that > identification incorrect. So, the question now becomes, who was the Civil > War soldier Willard Whitney? > > Ken Whitney > Silver Spring, MD > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Lis Whitney" <liswhitney -at- roadrunner.com> > To: <whitney -at- rootsweb.com> > Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 3:32 PM > Subject: [WHITNEY] John Whitney of Warren ME > > >> >> This past winter I purchased a copy of the Annals of Warren Maine where >> there is a mention of a John Whitney. According to this book, he was >> born in 1777 in Lincoln, MA. He appears on the census information (via >> WRG website) as living in Union ME in 1810 and moved to Warren in 1819. >> He married Lydia Russell and resided near Mt. Pleasant. Died Nov, 6 >> (according to the book) or 7 (according to headstone) 1851. >> >> His children: John (2nd)m. Jane Kiff resided in Centreville, RI >> James b. Sept 1, 1813; m Belinda S (Orff)Day >> Feb 22, 1852 resided Northeast Warren >> Russell, b. Jan. 1816; m. Henrietta L. >> McKellar of Camden Sept. 26, 1852 and d. Nov 22, 1859 >> >> James' child: Lavinia E. b. March 20, 1855 in Warren >> Russell's children: Lydia J. b. Nov and d. Dec 1853; Alden R. b Feb 14, >> 1855 >> >> Today I photographed the head stone for John Whitney, one I suspect >> belongs to his wife Lydia (no information, just a marker), his son >> Russell and Russell's infant daughter. The other members of the family >> aren't buried in this cemetery or they are unlisted and unmarked. There >> was a veteran's marker for John Whitney. >> >> I also found a headstone for John Willard Whitney and the markers for >> his parents John F. and Jane B. He died June 22, 1868 at 30 yrs and 1 >> mo. The Annals of Warren, ME do not mention any of them and I so far >> haven't located their homes on the 1851 map of the town that came with >> the book. >> >> >> These people aren't related to me and my interest is that they lived not >> very far from me. I have pictures of the stones and a copy of an old >> map from 1851 where Mrs. Russell and John Whitneys' houses were if >> this is of interest to anyone. I'm curious to know more about them and >> so far, haven't found much information - I've yet to go to our >> historical society as they keep archaic hours - if any. I've tried >> searching through the WGR website and find no mention of these Whitneys >> other than John in the 1810, 1830, 1840 Census information. The >> Lincoln, MA vital records that are on the website as well has no listing >> for John Whitney being born in 1777. >> >> Hope the photographs can be of use to someone, just contact me and I'll >> email them on. >> >> Best to all on a warm Sunday afternoon, >> >> Lisbeth Whitney >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >> WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the >> quotes in the subject and the body of the message >> > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message >


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