Family:Whitney, James M. (1790-a1850)

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James M.6 Whitney (Jacob5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jacob5 and Hannah (Mills) Whitney, was born 9 Oct 1790, Phillips, ME,[1] and died after 1850.

He married, Reliance (?Hinckley?). She was born about 1793, ME, and died said, 16 Oct 1854, but found in 1870 census.

He was in the war of 1812; resided Phillips, ME, and Wrightstown, WI.

In 1851, James M. Whitney is recorded buying land in Brown Co., WI. In the 1855 Wisconsin State Census, he is recorded in Wrightstown, WI with 2 white females. The females are in all likelihood his wife Reliance and granddaughter Rebecca.

Children of James M.6 and Reliance (?Hinckley?) Whitney:

i. Abram Hinckley7 Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1817, Phillips, ME; m. Mary Wilber.
ii. Hannah M. Whitney, b. 4 Oct 1819, Phillips, ME; m. William L. Dennis.
iii. Jacob Whitney, b. ca. 1823, ME; resided Phillips, ME.
iv. Isaac Whitney, b. ca. 1826, ME; m. Amanda M. (Jones) Saltmarsh.
v. Henry James Whitney, b. ca. 1831, ME; d. 1 June 1889; m. Jane -----; Betsey (Steele) Allen.


143 151 James M. Whitney 59 M - Carpenter $250 Me. Reliance Whitney 57 F - Me. Jacob " 27 M - Laborer " James " 19 M - " " Attended school Rebecca " 7 F - " Attended school

73 73 Ellis, Charles 61 M W Farmer $500 $172 Vermont -----, Rebecca 28 F W Keeping house Maine -----, George 7 M W Wisconsin -----, Rosan 3 F W Wisconsin Whitney, Reliance 76 F W Lives with Granddaughter Maine -----, Hanah 51 F W Lives with daughter Maine -----, Charles 16 M W Works on farm Wisconsin

  • 1870, son Jacob not found.
  • 1880, son Jacob not found.


1.^  "9 Oct 1790 James M., s. Jacob Whitney and Hannah [born]," according to Phillips, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  "Sept. 12, 1850, Mr. Isaac Whitney & Mrs. Amanda M. Saltmarsh, both of Lewiston, by W. R. French, M.G. in Lewiston," according to Judith Holbrook Kelley and Clayton Rand Adams, comps. and eds., Marriage Returns of Lincoln County, Maine. Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 39 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, [2002]), p. 248.

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