Family:Whitney, Barnabas (1766-1843)

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Barnabas5 Whitney (Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Isaac4 and Hannah (Lombard) Whitney, was born 18 Aug 1766, Gorham, ME,[1] and died 19 Oct 1822,[2] or Oct 1823, or 19 Oct 1843, Freeman, ME.

Marriage intentions for him and Sarah R. Walker, both "of Buxton", were published 6 Nov 1788, Buxton, ME.[3] He married, 1 Jan 1789, Gorham or Buxton, ME, Sarah R. Walker,[4] daughter of John and Mary (Riggs) Walker. She was born 3 May 1765, Phillips, ME, and died 18 Jul 1838, Phillips, ME, aged 73 years.

Pierce says the following:[5]

He settled in Pownal; in 1808 he moved to Freeman, where he died.

Both Barnabas and Sarah are buried in the Tuttle Corner Cemetery, Freeman, ME.

Children of Barnabas5 and Sarah R. (Walker) Whitney:

i. Isaac6 Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1790, Freeport, ME; m. Elizabeth Parlin.
ii. John Whitney, b. 17 Mar 1792, Freeport, ME; m.(1) Martha Butterfield; m.(2) Eliza Newell.
iii. Lovicy Whitney, b. 31 Mar 1794, Freeport, ME; m. Otis Butterfield.
iv. Rebecca Whitney, b. 22 Mar 1796, Pownal, ME; m. 11 Dec 1825, Stillman Parlin, b. 11 Aug 1793, Concord, MA, d. 7 Jan 1872, Phillips, ME. He fell dead on the street in Phillips while going to the river to water his horse. He was the brother of Elizabeth Parlin, who married Rebecca's brother Isaac.
v. Sewall Pitt Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1798, prob. Pownal, ME; m. Anna Tuttle.
vi. Marshall Hill Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1800, Pownal, ME; m. Lovina Luce.
vii. Constant Hopkins Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1801, Freeman, ME; m. Caroline R. (Fox) Nichols.
viii. Polly Whitney, b. 9 Nov 1805, Freeman, ME.
ix. Sarah R. Whitney, b. 13 Dec 1807, Freeman, ME; m. Rev. William Bates.
x. James Payne Whitney, b. 8 Apr 1809, Freeman, ME; m.(1) Harriet N. Fessenden; m.(2) Mary J. Fessenden.



1.^  "Barnabas [Whitney], s. Isaac and Hannah, [born] Aug. 18, 1766," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

2.^  Source

3.^  "Barnabas Whitney and Sarah Walker, both of Buxton, pub. 6 Nov 1788, cert. 1 Jan 1789," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

4.^  "Barnabas Whitney m. Sarah Walker 1 Jan 1789," and "1789, Jan. 1. - [married] Barnabas Whitney & Sarah Walker both of Buxton," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 122.

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