Birthdate of Arathusa (Bartlett) (Bruce) Whitney and name of her mother
Robert, I have made some changes to the Timothy Holt Whitney page based on evidence I found at the Family History Library regarding his 2nd wife, the widow Arathusa. I've linked an image showing the death registry. However, the birthdate given in the registry is not the same as the one you gave for her - it's off by a few months. Do you have a source for your birthdate given?
Also, the registry shows Arathusa's mother and father as "Wm + Arathusa Bartlett". Any thoughts?
Nathan of Augusta
Earlier this year, you identified the Nathan Whitney in the 1830 census in Penobscot, ME as Family:Whitney, Nathan (1768-1848). However, I think it more likely that he was the Nathan in Augusta, where he was 10 years later. Do you concur?
Nathan of Augusta - 2
It looks like we have the solution!
Robert - take a look at the page I just created for Nathan. His 1850 census record shows that in 1840 he was probably in OH and in 1830 he was probably either in VA or OH, but not still in ME. Have we made the correct identification with this new information?
I concur with your assessment. I checked the Ancestry scan of the 1820 census, and it clearly says Fyler. However, it looks alphabetized, so this could have been an enumerator transcription error.
Archive Talk Pages
This seems like a valid idea to me.
As you've probably seen, I created a page for Family:Whitney, Abel (s1792-1847). His probate information states that one of his daughters was the wife of Alpheus Stancliff. I found this family in 1860 and the wife's name is Matilda, presumably Matilda Whitney, b. ca. 1812, MA.
This is provocatively similar to Matilda Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1811, Orange, MA, the daughter of Abel and Sylvia (Twichel) Whitney. This family seems to go missing from MA about 1820, the same year that Abel shows up in PA.
Also, this Abel Whitney of Orange, MA had a sister named Desire, and the Abel of PA had a daughter "Desiah".
Abel Whitney of Erie Co., PA
I think we can go ahead and make the connection. Take a look at Mailing List Discussions, July 1997 (search for Twitchell) where WRG member Fern Whiteley states "Abel and Sylvia Whitney are burried at Edinboro, Penn.".