Family:Whitney, James Trufant (1796-1870)

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James Trufant6 Whitney (Isaac5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Isaac5 and Sarah (Trufant) Whitney, was born 20 Jan 1796, Lisbon, ME, and probably that James Whitney, who is said to have been born 2 Jan 1797, Lisbon, ME,[1] and died 11 Dec 1870, Canton, ME.

If so, he married, 5 May 1820, Ann Gibbs. She was born Jun 1799, Livermore, ME and died 13 Dec 1871, Canton, ME.

They are both buried in the Meadowview Cemetery, Canton, ME.

He resided in Canton, ME.

Children of James and Ann (Gibbs) Whitney:

i. Abigail P. Whitney, b. 7 Jul 1821, Canton, ME; d. 1869, Canton, ME; bur. Meadowview Cemetery, Canton, ME; m. 22 Dec 1839, Canton, ME, Leander Franklin Bigelow.
ii. Ann L. Whitney, b. ca. 1826, Canton, ME; m. 29 Mar 1846, Canton, ME, Ephraim M. Steadman.[2]
iii. James M. Whitney, b. 12 Mar 1828, Canton, ME; d. 21 Jun 1849, Augusta, ME, aged 21 years;[3] bur. Meadowview Cemetery, Canton, ME.
iv. Elizabeth W. Whitney, b. 1832, Canton, ME; d. 10 Feb 1847, Canton, ME; bur. Meadowview Cemetery, Canton, ME.
v. Caroline S. Whitney, b. 28 Jul 1834, Canton, ME; d. 3 Aug 1898, Portland, ME; bur. Meadowview Cemetery, Canton, ME.
vi. Hannah P. Whitney, b. 1844, Canton, ME; d. 10 Jun 1857, Canton, ME; bur. Meadowview Cemetery, Canton, ME.


98 110 James Whitney 52 M - Farmer Maine Ann " 51 F - " Caroline " 16 F - " Attended school Hannah " 11 F - " Attended school

260 282 James Whitney 62 M - Farmer $1500 $400 Maine Ann " 60 F - " Caroline S. " 24 F - Common School Teacher "

201 212 Whitney, James 73 M W Farmer $2000 $600 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Ann 69 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Caroline 36 F W Maine

Ephraim M. STEADMAN 54 Self M M W ME Whole Sale Grocer ME ME Ann L. STEADMAN 53 Wife F M W ME Keeping House ME ME Carrie WHITNEY 44 SisL F S W ME At Home ME ME


1.^  "James Trufant [Whitney] s. Isaac and Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1796," according to Marlene Alma Hinkley Groves, ed. , Vital Records of Lisbon, Maine Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 19 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1995).

2.^  "29 March 1846, Mr. Ephraim M. Steadman, Winthrop, and Miss Ann L. Whitney, Canton, recorded in Canton by Alvarado Hayford, J.P.," according to McAllister, Donald L., and Lucille E. Nass, eds., Marriage Returns of Oxford County, Maine Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication #16 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1993).

3.^  "James M. [Whitney], s. of James and Ann of Camden, [died] June 21, 1849, a. 21," according to Ethel Colby Conant, Vital records of Augusta, Maine, to the year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1934), vol. II, pp. 467-468. "Camden" must be an error for "Canton".

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