Family:Whitney, Aaron (c1808-1873)

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Aaron7 Whitney ([prob.] Aaron6, Ezekiel5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), probably son of Aaron6 and Hannah (Abbott) Whitney, was born about 1808, either ME or Watertown, MA, and died 14 Dec 1873, Fairfield, ME.[1]

Marriage intentions were published 25 Dec 1846 for him "Mr." and "Miss" Keziah Dillingham, both of Fairfield.[2] She was daughter Benjamin and Polly (Tozier) Dillingham. She was born about 1812, and died apparently between 1860 and 1870.

Blacksmith and laborer; Republican; Universalist.

Children of Aaron7 Keziah/Desire (Dillingham) Whitney:

i. Joseph Benjamin8 Whitney, b. 30 Nov 1847, Fairfield, ME; m. Ida Emma Wyman.
ii. (daughter) Whitney, b. -----, Fairfield, ME; d. 1852, Fairfield, ME.


346 401 Aaron Whitney 41 M - Me. Illiterate Deziah Dillingham 38 F - " Illiterate John Dillingham 40 M - " Illiterate Herman 24 M - " Illiterate Jos. B. Whitney 3 M - " Benj. Brand 25 M - "

356 365 Aaron Whitney 46 M - Laborer $125 Maine Desire " 49 F - " Illiterate Joseph " 12 M - " Attended school

301 329 Gullifer, George 44 M W River driving $800 $600 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Cornelia 40 F W Keeping house Maine -----, Mary P. 14 F W Maine Attended school -----, Katie E. 11 F W Maine Attended school Ames, Mary A. 40 F W Dress Maker Maine Whitney, Aaron 57 M W Carp. Work Maine


For a discussion of his conjectured parentage, see a discussion by Ken Whitney.


1.^  Vital Records of Fairfield, Maine: births, marriages and deaths, 2 volumes; compiled by Christine R. Brown. Found at the D.A.R. Genealogy Library, Washington, D.C. No marriage intentions were compiled.

2.^  "Intention of Marriage between Mr. Aaron Whitney and Miss Keziah Dillingham, both of Fairfield, were published and entered on 25 December 1846," according to LDS FHL Film #10864, Town & Vital Records of Fairfield, Maine, 1788-1867; LDS FHL, Kensington, MD.

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