Family:Whitney, James Payne (1809-1891)
James Payne6 Whitney (Barnabas5, Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Barnabas5 and Sarah R. (Walker) Whitney, was born 8 Apr 1809, Freeman, ME, and died 17 Oct 1891, Freeman, ME, aged 84 years. He is buried in the Tuttle Corner Cemetery, Freeman, ME.
He married firstly, 4 Jun 1835, Boston, MA, Harriet N. Fessenden, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Doane) Fessenden. She was born 2 Feb 1814, Providence, RI, and died 16 Jan 1865, Boston, MA, aged 50 years 11 months 14 days, of apoplexy, married, resided 18 Marion Street. She was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. They may have been divorced, despite this "married" designation at death.
He, of Lawrence, KS, married secondly, 23 Oct 1861, Boston, MA, Mary J. Fessenden, daughter of Isaac and Olive (Linnett) Fessenden. She was born aboutt 1832, Providence, RI, and died after 1870. Mary was the niece of James' first wife Harriet, a daughter of Harriet's brother, Isaac.
Children of James Payne6 and Harriet N. (Fessenden) Whitney, possibly incomplete:
i. Harriet Ella7 Whitney, b. ca. 1852, Boston, MA [her birth is not recorded in MAVRs 1841-1910]; d. before 1877; m. 16 Jun 1870, Boston, MA, William Luzerne Lovejoy, b. 26 Jun 1848, Cambridge, MA, son of William and Sarah Louise (Sawtelle) Lovejoy.
Children of James Payne6 and Mary J. (Fessenden) Whitney, if any, unknown.
- 1840: not found.
- 1850, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA:
226 345 Mary Joseph 12 F - Germany Attended school Jas. P. Whitney 40 M - Shoe Dealer Me. Harriet " 32 F - [Maine]
493 864 James T. Whitney 43 M - Leather Dealer Me. Harriett Whitney 35 F - Mass. Harriett E. Whitney 3 F - "
127 129 R. C. Brant 32 M - Bap. Clergyman N.J. Nancey 22 F - " Lilley 4 F - N.Y. P. Wright 13 M - " Attended school C. A. Wright 36 M - Farmer $4000 $800 " Harriet 30 F - " Ann Wright 7 F - " John 23 M - " Sarah Smoot 63 F - Va. I. P. Whitney 47 M - Trader Maine
No wife mentioned. Probably divorced.
- 1860, wife or ex-wife Harriet and daughter Harriet not found.
- 1865, Boston Ward 4, Suffolk Co., MA:
421 423 Elmer Townsend 44 M - Vt. M Auctioneer - - 1 1 - [30 apparently unrelated persons] James P. Whitney 38 M - Mass. M Drugs - - 1 1 - Mrs. " 28 F - " M - - - - - [83 more apparently unrelated persons]
22 25 Whitney, James P. 60 M W Farmer $20000 $4000 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary J. 38 F W Keeping house R. Island
William W. WINFREY 21 Oth M S W GA Liveryman VA GA James P. WHITNEY 72 Oth M M W ME Merchant ME ME William E. MCLOUGHLIN 19 Oth M S W TN Merchant GA TN
- 1880, wife Harriet not found.
- Thompson, George A. and Thompson, F. Janet, A Genealogical History of Freeman, Maine 1796-1938 in Three Volumes, Volume 3 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1996), p. 291.
- Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915; Ancestry.com
- Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988; Ancestry.com
5.^ "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 228, page 79. The record calls her parents John P. and Harriet N., but this must be an error for James P. and Harriet N.