Family:Whitney, George Washington (1792-1878)

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Rev. George W.6 Whitney (Asa5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Asa5 and Phebe (Hopkins)(Davis) Whitney, was born 14 Jun 1792, Gorham, ME,[1] and died 18 Sep 1878, Rochester, NH.

Marriage intnentions were published 8 Mar 1817, Standish, ME, for him "of Bridgton" and Mary Whitney "of Standish".[2] He "of Bridgton" married firstly, 27 Mar 1817, Standish, ME,[3] or 7 Mar 1817, Buxton, ME, Mary6 Whitney "of Standish", daughter of Jonathan5 and Mary (Blake) Whitney. She was born 7 Mar 1795, North Yarmouth, ME, and died 12 Jun 1853 Rochester, NH.

He married secondly, 4 Feb 1855, Hiram, ME, Angelina H. (Crockett)(Phinney) McGrath. She was born 22 Feb 1806, Gorham, ME, and died 19 Mar 1888, Portland, ME, aged 82 years. She married firstly, 23 Feb 1828, Gorham, ME, Eli Phinney, born 1801, Gorham, ME, and died 30 Nov 1833. She married secondly, 2 Apr 1846, Hiram, ME, Henry McGrath, born about 1802, Ireland, and died Sep 1854.

Rev. George W. Whitney was born in Gorham, state (or district) of Maine, June 14, 1792. His parents were Asa Whitney and Phebe (Hopkins) Whitney, who were married in Gorham. His father died 17 Dec 1806, when he was about 14 years of age. His father being a farmer he continued in the same occupation til the age of 18 years, living with his mother when they sold the old homestead and moved to Bridgton, ME, which was a new town recently incorporated and being rapidly settled; there they purchased a new farm which they cultivated with fair success, his mother and sisters continuing to live with him for several years. In the war of 1812-15 he enlisted in one of the Maine regiments raised for the defense of the sea coast and was stationed at Portland and its fortifications for the defense of the city and harbor, where he served till honorably discharged. March 7, 1817, he married Mary Whitney, of Buxton, ME. He continued to live on his farm till 1842, when he disposed of his interest therein and removed to the town of Gray, ME. About the year A. D. 1832 he was ordained as a minister in the Free Baptist denomination and soon became pastor of the churches in Bridgton and Harrison, an adjoining town, which pastorate continued until his removal to Gray, A. D. 1842, when he became pastor of the church in that town which was continued for several years. Having received a call to become the pastor of the church at W. Bethel, ME, he accepted the call, where he continued till A. D. 1847, when he moved to Rochester, NH, and became pastor of the church in that town, and remained there till 1854. In 1853 his wife died and soon after he resigned his charge there and subsequently supplied at Berwick, Hiram, and Parsonsfield, ME, he continued in active ministerial life till the age of 80 years, when he retired from the ministry and removed again to Rochester to live with his daughter, Mrs. S. F. Hayes, where he died 18 Sep 1878, at the age of 86 years and 3 months. He was a man highly esteemed, of sound judgment, good address, a successful minister and faithful pastor. The Free Baptist church at Rochesterville, NH, is largely indebted to his efforts for its existence. He resided Bridgton, ME, and Rochester, NH.

Children of George W.6 and Mary6 (Whitney) Whitney:

i. Caroline7 Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1818, Bridgton, ME; d. 1 Aug 1819, Bridgton, ME.
ii. Asa P. Whitney, b. 19 Jul 1819; m. Eunice C. Kneeland.
iii. Caroline S. Whitney, b. 26 Apr 1821, Bridgton, ME; d. 11 Jan 1822, Bridgton, ME.
iv. Jonathan W. Whitney, b. 26 Mar 1823; m. Mehitable Barker Emerson.
v. Mary J. Whitney, b. 10 Dec 1824; d. 16 Jun 1852.
vi. Phebe Ann Whitney, b. 19 Nov 1827, Bridgton, ME; m. 14 May 1846, Silas A. Cummings, b. 18 Oct 1820, d. 12 Nov 1883; resided 35 Palis St., Portland, ME.
vii. Amanda E. Whitney, b. 8 Jul 1829, Bridgton, ME; d. 6 Aug 1868; m. 9 Sep 1851 Gilman P. Bean of Bethel, ME.
viii. Sarah Frances Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1831, Bridgton, d. 14 Jan 1910, Wolfeboro, NH; m. Frank Christie Hayes, b. 2 Oct 1825, Alton, NH, d. 7 Nov 1869; resided Rochester, NH.
ix. George W. Whitney, b. 12 Apr 1833, Bridgton, ME; m. Elizabeth Anson.
x. Charles Henry Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1839, Bridgton, ME; m. Mary Wirt.


2011 2152 George W. Whitney 57 M - ????????? Clergyman $800 Maine Mary " 55 F - " Mary " 26 F - " Amanda " 21 F - " Sarah A. " 19 F - " Attended school Charles " 13 M - " Attended school

267 269 George Whitney 64 M - F. W. B. Clergyman Me. Martha " 52 F - "

Martha is unidentified.

Nathaniel LOCKE 71 Self M M W ME Farming ME ME Eliza H. LOCKE 68 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Angeline WHITNEY 74 SisL F W W ME ME ME

Eliza is Angeline's sister.


  • War of 1812 Pension File, George W. Whitney; Widow: Angelina H. Whitney; Survivor's Application #SO18821, Certificate #SC24519; Widow's Application #WO35655, Certificate #WC24060; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

1.^  "George [Whitney], s. Asa and Phoebe, [born] June 14, 1792," 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.^  "George Washington [Whitney], of Bridgton, and Mary Whitney of Standish, [intentions] filed 8 March 1817," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "George Washington [Whitney], of Bridgton, and Mary Whitney of Standish, m. 29 March 1817," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

4.^  "Jonathan W. [Whitney], 23, carpenter, of Worcester, s. Geo[rge] W. and Mary, and Mehitable B. Emerson, 23, of Lowell, d. Sam[uel] and Abigail, [married] Nov. 30, 1845," according to Vital Records of Dracut, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907). Also "Jonathan W. [Whitney], unm., of L. [of Worcester. int.], a. 23y., carpenter, s. Geo[rge] W. and Mary, and Mehitable B. Emerson, unm., of L., a. 23y., d. Sam[ue]l and Ab[igai]l, at Dracut, [married] Nov. 30, 1845," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930).

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