Family:Whitney, Samuel (1759-1835)

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Samuel6 Whitney (Abner5, John4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Abner5 ans Sarah (Hilton) Whitney, was born 1759, Lunenburg, MA, and died 25 Sep 1835.

Intentions of marriage were published 24 Mar 1781, Gorham, ME, for him and Hannah Thompson,[1] daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Rounds) Thompson. She was born in 1760, and died 1814. Her mother married secondly Ebenezer5 Whitney, his father's third cousin.

He was in the Revolutionary army, and when 78 years of age was granted a pension. He resided in Falmouth, Readfield, and Farmington, Maine.

Revolutionary War soldier - Served in Bagaduce Expedition, with brother Uriel, under Capt. Alexander McLellan, Gorham company, Col. Jonathan Mitchell's Cumberland County Regiment, June 1779. He was granted a pension when he was 78 years of age:

"Samuel, MA Line, S29542, he appl 1 Apr 1818 in Kennebec Co MA (ME), in 1820 sol was aged 61 a res of Winthrop ME with a wife Anna aged 56, sol reapplied 17 Jul 1832 at Winthrop ME".[2]

This establishes his residence in Winthrop, ME, and allows him to be identified in the 1820 and 1830 censuses.

He appears in Capt. Britton's List of First Families in Otisfield, (ME) as having arrived 3 Sep 1780. Recorded as having lived in Falmouth, Readfield and Farrington Maine, however, there wasn't a town or township by the name of Farrington in Maine, and he was not found in either Farmingdale or Farmington records. In 1790 Census in Falmouth, ME, head of household male, 4 males under 16 and one female over 16, no other residents present. Himself, sons: Samuel [8 yrs], Stephen [6 yrs], William [4 yrs], and Barzelia [2 yrs]. Source references for above: F. C. Pierce, "The Descendants of John Whitney, etc.", Chicago, 1895; McLellan, Hugh D. "The History of Gorham, Maine", Picton Press, 1992, p147; Spurr, William S., "History of Otisfield, Cumberland County, Maine, etc.; Denis, Michael J., "Maine Towns and Counties", 1981.

Children of Samuel6 and Hannah (Thompson) Whitney:

i. Samuel7 Whitney, b. 16 Oct 1782; d. 29 Aug 1803, Falmouth, ME, aged 21 years.
ii. Stephen Whitney, b. 4 May 1784, Falmouth, ME; m. Sarah Craig.
iii. William Whitney, b. 24 Jul 1786, Falmouth, ME; m. Olive Parlin.
iv. Barzelia Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1788.
v. Polly Whitney, b. 11 Jun 1792.
vi. Dorcas Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1794; m. 23 Jun 1816, Jonathan Brown, resided W. Freeman, ME. He was b. 16 Sep 1794; d. 11 Jul 1870; he was a school teacher and farmer. Children:
a. Adaline Brown, b. 9 Mar 1817; d. 31 Mar 1849; m. 25 Dec 1834, ----- Clark. Children:
1. G. W. Clark, b. -----; res. Kingfield, ME
b. Mary Brown, b. 9 Jan 1819; d. 27 Aug 1850; m. 17 Dec 1844, ----- Sprague. Children:
1. ----- Sprague, b. -----; m. G. H. Hamlin; res. Phillips, ME.
d. Sarah Brown, b. 5 Jan 1821; d. 10 Jul 1889; m. 4 Nov 1845, ----- Richards. Children:
1. G. W. Richards, b. -----; m. res. Kingfield, ME.
d. Jefferson Brown, b. 27 Feb 1823; d. 15 Dec 1855; m. 18 Jan 1848, ----- -----.
1. C. C. Brown, b. -----; res. No. Freeman, ME.
e. Hannah T. Brown, b. 13 May 1827; d. 16 May 1870; m. 1 Jul 1853, ----- Buckley. Children:
1. ----- Buckley, b. -----; m. M. A. Will; res. Strong, ME.
f. Clarissa A. Brown, b. 14 May 1829; d. 23 Jul 1849.
g. Clarissa A. Brown, b. -----.
h. Jonathan Brown, "Jr." b. 2 Jan 1833; d. 9 Feb 1860.
i. Arletta D. Brown, b. 1 Jan 1839; d. 19 Feb 1869; m. 4 Mar 1867, ----- -----.
j. Lewis Brown, b. 25 Feb 1825; m.(1) 25 Feb 1855; m.(2) 21 Mar 1867, P.O., West Freeman, ME.
vii. Sally Whitney, b. 30 May 1797; d. 16 Aug 1868, Freeman, ME; m. Mar 1818, Readfield, ME, Isaiah Mayo.
viii. Ephraim Whitney, b. 22 Sep 1799, Falmouth, ME; m. Nancy F. Skinner.
ix. Greenleaf Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1803.



1.^  "Samuel [Whitney], with Hannah Thomson, of Buxton, [intentions] Mar. 24, 1781," 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.^  Virgil D. White, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Vol. III (Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1992).

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