Family:Whitney, Rachel (1761-1850)

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Rachel5 Whitney (Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Benjamin4 and Mercy (Hinckley) Whitney, was born 25 Apr 1761, Georgetown, ME,[1] and died 19 Apr 1850, Madrid, ME.

Marriage intentions were published 3 Sep 1785, Topsham, ME, for her "of Topsham" and Miller Hinckley "of Georgetown".[2] Marriage intentions were published 3 Sep 1785, Georgetown, ME, for her "of Topsham" and Miller Hinkly "of Georgetown".[3] She married, 17 or 19 Sep 1785, Lewiston, ME, Miller Hinckley, son of John and Hannah (Oliver) Hinckley. He was born 21 Aug 1765, Georgetown, ME, and died 13 May 1828, Madrid, ME.

She "Res. Phillips, Me." (Pierce "Whitney Genealogy"). She and Miller Hinckley lived at Phillips, ME.

Children of Miller and Rachel5 (Whitney) Hinckley:

i. John Hinckley, b. ca. 1787, Phillips, ME.
ii. Samuel Hinckley, b. 17 Jan 1789, Phillips, ME; d. 15 Oct 1839, Madrid, ME; m. 22 Apr 1811, Avon, ME, Abigail Dunham.
iii. Abraham Hinckley, b. ca. 1791, Phillips, ME.
iv. Reliance Hinckley, b. 29 Dec 1793, Phillips, ME; she may have married, about 1815, James M.6 Whitney, q.v.
v. Ebenezer Hinckley, b. 5 Jun 1796, Phillips, ME; d. 1 Oct 1868; m. 4 Mar 1820, Strong, ME, Betsey Humphrey; d. 1 Oct 1868.
vi. Mercy Hinckley, b. ca. 1797, Phillips, ME.
vii. Ephraim Hinckley, b. ca. 1798, Phillips, ME.
viii. Hannah Hinckley, b. ca. 1800, Phillips, ME, b. circa 1804, Phillips, ME.
ix. Oliver Hinckley, b. 5 Apr 1802, Industry, ME, m. 16 Mar 1828, Industry, ME, Sarah Hinckley.
x. Rebecca Hinckley, b. ca. 1806, Phillips, Maine

Notes

Miller Hinckley was a descendant of William Brewster, a passenger on the "Mayflower", 1620:

  1. William Brewster, m. Mary -----
  2. Patience Brewster, m. Thomas Prence
  3. Mercy Prence, m. John Freeman
  4. Edmund Freeman, m. Sarah Mayo
  5. Mary Freeman, m. Samuel Hinckley
  6. Samuel Hinckley, m. Sarah Miller
  7. John Hinckley, m. Hannah Oliver
  8. Miller Hinckley, m. Rachel Whitney

They were second cousins, both great-grandchildren of Samuel and Mary (Freeman) Hinckley.

References

1.^  "Rachel [Whitney], d. Benjamin and Marsey, [born] Apr. 25, 1761, in Georgetown," according to Mary Pelham Hill, ed., [[Archive:Georgetown, Maine, Vital Records|Vital records of Georgetown, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Press of Merrill & Webber Co., 1939).

2.^  "Rachel [Whitney], of Little River, and Miller Hinkley, of Georgetown, int. Sept. 3, 1785," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

3.^  "Rachel [Whitney] of Topsham and Miller Hinkly of Georgetown, int. Sept. 3, 1785, certificate issued Sept. 19," according to Mary Pelham Hill, ed., [[Archive:Georgetown, Maine, Vital Records|Vital records of Georgetown, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Press of Merrill & Webber Co., 1939).


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