Family:Whitney, James Edward (1812-1881)

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James Edward7 Whitney (Samuel6, Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Samuel6 and Sarah (Young) Whitney, was born 21 Mar 1812, Whitney, NB, and died 12 Sep 1881, Waterville, NB, at age 69.

He married, 18 Nov 1834, North Esk, NB, Ruth Ann Kenny, daughter of Stephen and Merab (Ives) Kenny/Kinney. She was born about 1814, Oromocto, NB, and died 21 Feb 1904, Greenfield, NB.

James Edward Whitney lived at Waterville, NB.

Children of James Edward7 and Ruth Ann (Kenny) Whitney:

i. Samuel8 Whitney, b. 10 Oct 1836, North Esk, NB; m. Frances Rachel Goddard.
ii. John Whitney, b. 27 Apr 1838, North Esk, NB; m. Jane Tracey.
iii. Mary Jane Whitney, b. 23 May 1840, North Esk, NB; d. 16 Jan 1921, Yarmouth, ME; m. 2 Jun 1860, Wakefield, NB, Nehemiah Tracy; resided NB.
iv. Sarah Ann Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1842, Wakefield, NB; d. 13 Jan 1928 at age 85; resided NB.
v. Susan Emma Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1845, NB; d. 6 Aug 1933; m. Charles Henry Fowler.
vi. Edward A. Whitney, b. 29 May 1847, Wakefield, NB; d. 9 Jun 1917, Portland, ME, aged 70 years 11 days; m. Mary O.8 Whitney; res. Westbrook, ME, 1900-1910. Child: Roy Whitney, b. 1882, d. 1885.
vii. Josiah Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1849, Wakefield, NB; d. 25 Jan 1851 at age 1; resided NB.
viii. Wealthy Ann Whitney, b. 20 Dec 1851, Wakefield, NB; d. 12 Jan 1946 at age 94; resided NB; m. bef. 1885, William James Davis.
ix. William R. Whitney, b. 22 Dec 1853, Wakefield, NB; m. Florence May Stoddard.
x. Wellington Whitney, b. 11 Nov 1860, Wakefield, NB; d. 11 Jan 1861, Wakefield, NB.


This family would be recorded in Canadian censuses, not yet examined, with the following exception:

56 James WHITNEY M Male English 69 New Brunswick Farmer Free Baptist Ruth Ann WHITNEY M Female English 66 New Brunswick Free Baptist Edward A. WHITNEY Male English 34 New Brunswick Millman Free Baptist

118 151 Whitney, Edward A. Head W M May 1847 53 mar 19 Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Canada Eng. Carpenter, Rents house, Immig. 1893 -----, Mary O. Wife W F Dec 1857 42 mar 19 1ch 0liv Maine Canada Eng. Canada Eng. None


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