Family:Whitney, Amos Newhall (1805-a1843)

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Amos Newhall7 Whitney (Peter6, Jonas5, Jonas4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Peter6 and Joanna (Newhall) Whitney, was born 26 Nov 1805, Gray, ME, and died sometime after 1843, possibly in the Caribbean.

He married, first, 2 Sep 1827, Gray, ME, Mary Wyer Jones. They were divorced Jun 1834, Penobscot Co., ME.[1] She might have been the "Mary Whitney" who, according to unsourced online pages, was born 5 Jan 1812, Portland, ME, and died 26 Jan 1878, Springfield, MO. She "of Buffalo" married 30 Apr 1837, Simsbury, CT, John Smith Phelps "of Simsbury",[2] who became Governor of Missouri. Online references list her as being "of Portland, Maine". Do we have two marriages confused here?

He married, second, 23 Feb 1843, St. Michael, Barbados, Dorothy Franklin, daughter of William Jonathan and Mary (Clarke) Franklin. She was baptized 3 Oct 1816, St. James, Barbados.

Children of Amos Newhall7 and Mary Wyer (Jones) Whitney:

i. Cephas N.8 Whitney, b. 4 Nov 1828, either Gray or Bridgton, ME; d. 1 Apr 1832, Bridgton, ME; bur. Ridge Cemetery, Bridgton, ME.
ii. Mary Farnsworth Whitney, b. 28 Dec 1830, Bridgton, ME; d. 23 Dec 1903, Brooklyn, Kings, NY; m. 1 Oct 1853, Boston, MA, Fergus Alexander Renton, b. ca. 1832, NS, son of Thomas Renton.[3]
iii. Cephas Newhall Whitney, b. 12 Aug 1832, Bridgton, ME; m. 10 Aug 1853, Boston, MA, Joan Plumley, b. ca. 1832, MA, daughter of George W. Plumley and Mary B. Holmes, d. ca 1857, MN, no issue; m. 1 Jan 1859, Hastings, MN, Cyrena Abigail Patch, b. ca. 1835, Wales, NY, daughter of Oliver Smith Patch and Martha Ann McKillips, d. 24 Feb 1882, Kewanee, IL; m. 31 Dec 1883, Washington, D.C., Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Meredith, b. ca. 1838, Portsmouth, VA, daughter of William Raincock Woodend and Sarah Veale Herbert, d. 3 Jan 1891, Washington, D.C., no issue; m. 4 Nov 1892, Denver, CO, Mrs. Charlotte F. Woodbury, b. 24 May 1844, Dedham, MA, daughter of Nathaniel Smith Parsons and Louisa G. Hough, d. 30 Aug 1913, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean, no issue; d. 30 Jan 1917, Warrensville, OH.



1.^  Archive:Maine Divorces 1800-1891.

2.^  "Mary [Whitney], of Buffalo, m. John S. PHELPS, of Simsbury, 30 Apr 1837, by Allen McLEAN," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Simsbury TM5:235.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 71, page 114.

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