Family:Whitney, John Fay (1810-1894)

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John Fay Whitney (John), son of John and Lydia (Russell) Whitney, was born 4 Jan 1810, Union, ME, and died between 4 Mar 1894 and 5 Jul 1894, Providence, RI.

He married, 27 Sep 1835, Belmont, ME, Jane B. Kiff. She was born about 1811, ME, and died 23 Feb 1879, Centerville, RI.

He married secondly, 11 Oct 1879, Warwick, RI, Catherine E. Mason. She was born about 1836, NH, and died after 1880.

Samuel A. Whitney to John Whitney Jr., yeoman, both of Lincolnville, Maine, land in Lincolnville at Ducktrap Harbour, price $75. Date of deed and acknowledgment November 12, 1835; registered November 14, 1835.

Samuel A. Whitney, Esqr. of Lincolnville to John Whitney Jr., cordwainer of Lincolnville, Waldo County, Maine the same parcel as described above, price $75. Date of deed and acknowledgment June 8, 1836; registered July 4, 1836.

John Whitney Jr., cordwainer, of Lincolnville, Waldo County, Maine to Samuel A. Whitney, Esq. of Lincolnville, same parcel as above, price $75. Signed by wife Jane B. Whitney giving up right of dower. Date of deed and acknowledgment June 8, 1836; registered July 4, 1836.

(apparent Mtg. relinquishment) John Lowe of Belfast, Maine (wife Catherine) to John Whitney Jr of Lincolnville, land in Searsmont, part of lot # 69, price $500. Mentioned as abutters are: Harry Hazeltines and John Keating. Date of deed and acknowledgment August 31, 1835(?); Filed: Sept. 1, 1837.

They resided Centreville, West Warwick, RI.

Children of John Fay and Jane B. (Kiff) Whitney:

i. Emily Jane Whitney, b. 14 Aug 1836, Searsmont, ME; m. 16 Oct 1861, Morrill or Belfast, ME, Ephraim Redman[1] "of Brooklin", ME;[2] resided Portland, ME.
ii. John Willard Whitney, 22 Dec 1837, Searsmont, ME; d. 22 Jun 1868 aged 30 years 1 month, Rockland, ME. A photo of his gravestone is on line here. He is buried in Warren, ME.
iii. Addison Otis Whitney, b. 30 Oct 1839, Searsmont, ME; d. 19 Apr 1861, Baltimore, MD. Addison O. Whitney enlisted in the Lowell, MA, City Guard in 1860, and was discharged in early 1861. In April, 1861, members of that unit were asked to re-enlist in the US Army. On 15 Apr 1861, Addison O. Whitney enlisted in Co. D of the 6th Maine Infantry. The company embarked by train for Washington, DC, where they were to be mustered into the army. However, the train was attacked by a mob of southern sympathizers in Baltimore, and Addison Whitney was killed on 19 Apr 1861, along with Luther Crawford Ladd, the first two casualties of the Civil War. The Ladd and Whitney monument to them was built in Lowell, MA. See an article about it.
iv. Mary Celestia Whitney, b. 5 May 1842, ME; m. 13 Aug 1864, Rockport, ME, George A. Simmons.


176 176 John F. Whitney 40 M - Shoe Maker $200 Me. Jane B. Whitney 38 F - Me. Emily J. Whitney 13 F - Me. John W. Whitney 12 M - Me. Adison D. Whitney 10 M - Me. Mary C. Whitney 8 F - Me.

406 406 John Whitney 55 M - Farmer $800 $200 Maine Jane " 60 F - " Emely " 19 F - " Attended school Willard " 17 M - " Attended school John " 15 M - " Attended school Celestia " 13 F - " Attended school

21 23 Simmons, George A. 33 M W Farmer $900 $800 Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Celesta 28 F W Keeping House Maine -----, Alethea 5 F W Maine Attended school -----, Henry A. 3 M W Maine Whitney, John F. 60 M W Farm Laborer Maine Male citizen over 21 -----, Jane B. 69 F W Maine

John F. WHITNEY 60 Self M M W ME Huckster ME ME Catherine E. WHITNEY 44 Wife F M W NH Keeping House NH NH


"Emily Jane Whitney Born Aug 14th 1836
John Willard Whitney Do Dec 22nd 1837
Adison Otis Whitney Do Oct 30th 1839"

1.^  "Ephraim Redman and Emily Whitney, 16 October 1861 in Morrill," according to Mosher and Maresh, eds., Marriage Records of Waldo County, Maine prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press).

2.^  "Emily and Ephraim Redman of Brooklin, int. Oct. 12, 1861, Certificate issued Oct. 16th.," according to Alfred Johnson, ed., Vital Records of Belfast, Maine, to the Year 1892 (Boston, MA: Maine Historical Society, 1917), vol. 2, pp. 465-466.

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