Family:Whitney, Hannah (1750-?)

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Hannah5 Whitney (Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Isaac4 and Sarah (Crosby) Whitney, was born 28 Nov 1750, York, ME.[1]

She married firstly, 10 or 19 Oct or 13 or 15 Dec 1768, Gorham, ME,[2] Joseph Brown, son of Joseph and Susanna (Cole) Brown, by Josiah Thatcher, Esq. He was born 2 Jun 1745, Eastham, MA.

She married secondly, 26 Jul 1777, Gorham, Maine, Joshua Adams.

Children of Joseph and Hannah5 (Whitney) Brown, all born Gorham, MA:

i. Timothy Brown, b. 3 Nov 1769.
ii. Sarah Brown, b. 19 Jun 1772; m. 22 Jan 1789, Gorham, MA, Benjamin Boulter.
iii. Susanna Brown, b. 15 Jan 1775.
iv. Joseph Brown, b. circa 1776.

Children of Joshua and Hannah5 (Whitney) Adams:

i. Lucy Adams, b. 25 Jun 1778, Gorham, ME.
ii. Joseph Crosby Adams, b. 10 Aug 1780, Gorham, ME; m. Priscilla Whipple (documented in land records, History of the Increase Adams Family, by Carrie Adams Rothwell (1885), located in the NSDAR Library, and elsewhere).
iii. Benjamin Adams, b. 25 May 1783, Gorham or Hallowell, ME; m. Fanny Gilman 1800, Hallowell, ME.
iv. Isaac Adams, b. 25 May 1783, Gorham, ME; d. 20 May 1858, Unity, ME; m. Sybil Drew.
v. James Adams, b. 27 Jun 1787, Gorham, ME.
vi. Hannah Adams, b. 2 May 1790, Gorham, ME.


1.^  "Hannah Whitney [d. Isaac and Sarah (Crosby)], born Novr. 28. 1750," according to Lester MacKenzie Bragdon and John E. Frost, Vital Records of York, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1992).

2.^  "Hannah [Whitney] and Joseph Brown, [married] Dec. 13, 1768," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897). Also, "Dec. 15, 1768, Joseph BROWN & Hannah WHITNEY; by Josiah THATCHER, Esq., Gorham (A:30)," according to Kelley, Judith Holbrook, ed. and transcr., Clayton Rand Adams, ed., Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 29 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 68.

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