Family:Whitney, Samuel (1777-1859)

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Rev. Samuel6 Whitney (Asa5, Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Asa5 and Patience (Weston) Whitney, was born 28 Aug 1777, Gorham, ME,[1] and died 13 Oct 1859, Jackson, ME, or 14 Oct 1859, Troy, ME.[2]

He married firstly, 15 Aug 1798, Hallowell, ME,[3] or 24 Aug 1798, Gorham, ME, Hannah Snow,[4] probably daughter of Captain Philip and Abigail (Townsend) Snow, of Barnstable, MA [but see Notes below]. She was born 21 Mar 1773, Hallowell, ME, and died -- Feb 1800, Hallowell, ME.[5]

He married secondly, 10 Apr 1803, Unity, ME, Mary Rich[6] of Unity, ME, daughter of James and Abigail (Stevens) Rich. They were married by Rev. John Whitney. She was born 15 Feb 1778, Gorham, ME, and died 17 Aug 1822, Hallowell, ME.[7]

He married thirdly, 10 Sep 1823, Hallowell or Newport, ME, Mrs. Mary (Piper) Ring,[8] said daughter of Thomas Piper. She was born about 1784 in NH, and died 31 Aug 1863. She "of Northwood, NH," had married 29 Jul 1802, NH, Iphedeiah Ring "of Deerfield, NH."

Rev. Samuel Whitney was a Free Will Baptist preacher of marked ability, and preached at different times at Monmouth, Hallowell, and Bath, Maine. He was a leading member of the Constitutional convention of Maine, of 1819, under whose constitution Maine was admitted to the Union. He was in the House of Representatives of Maine for several years, beginning in May 1820, representing Brooks, Knox, Jackson and Thorndike. He was in the senate for several years, about 10, from Waldo county. He was a member of Gov. Albion K. Paris' council. When the state capitol was to be removed from Portland to Augusta, the governor of the state for the time being had to locate it, and he commissioned Mr. Whitney to fix a site, and he selected Augusta. He was a most modest man, and disliked exceedingly to speak of himself or his exploits. He was dignified and austere and never perpetrated a joke in his life. His head was as large as that of Daniel Webster. He was urged over and over again to run for congress by everybody of note in his district, but would not consent; he also declined to run for governor, but named A. K. Paris, who was elected. Col. Whitney served on Gov. Paris' staff at the executives' earnest solicitation. Their friendship was of the highest and best. Mr. Whitney was an abolitionist, the most conspicuous one in Maine. He was a great preacher; men who recollect him say he was the greatest preacher they ever heard, but he would not make political speeches, and the reason he was in public life so long was that the people almost unanimously voted for him, and he had to go, there were no conventions then, each man voted for whom he pleased, and nearly all voted for Mr. Whitney. He was a fine looking man, and often related to his grandchildren of riding in his chaise in the forests of Maine, when the wolves would follow him. He is buried at Dixmont, Maine, and on his gravestone is: "He is not here; he has arisen."

He resided Brooks and Dixmont, ME. In the 1850 census he resided in Plymouth, ME

Children of Samuel6 and Hannah (Snow) Whitney:

i. Hannah Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1799; d. 3 Jul 1875, Waterford, ME; m. 4 May 1822, Daniel Fogg, Jr., of Gorham. He was b. 3 Jun 1801; d. 5 Jul 1883. Children:
a. Edwin Alonzo Fogg, b. 5 Mar 1838; m., and has a son, Rev. Charles Grant Fogg, a clergyman; res. 35 Wareham Street, Boston, MA
b. Elizabeth Ann Fogg, b.
c. Harriett McClure Fogg, b. res. So. Waterford, ME.
d. Albert B. Fogg, b. -----; son Walter grad. Bowdoin College.
e. Jane W. Webb Fogg, b. -----; Bridgton, ME.
f. Irene Fogg, b. -----.
g. Emily W. Fogg, b. -----; res. 34 Ball Street, Roxbury, MA.
ii. Harriett Whitney, b. -----; "Miss" m. 9 Feb 1820, Jackson, ME, "Mr." John McClure,[9] son of James and Mary Dinsmore (Nesmith) McClure; resided Waldo, ME. Nine children. A son is the leading merchant in Bangor, ME. (Her marriage in 1820 makes her more a candidate for being the dau. of Hannah Snow Whitney than of Mary Rich Whitney. --KLW) (In the 1840 census of Waldo, ME, the wife of John McLure [sic] was aged 40-49, so born 1790-1800. On the Ancestry.com World Family Tree, Harriet is said to have been born 17 Apr 1799, ME, to have died 25 Apr 1849, Brooks, ME, and to have named a daughter Hannah Snow McClure. The births of two daughters six weeks apart is, of course, impossible. Were they twins? --RLW)

Children of Samuel6 and Mary (Rich) Whitney:

iii. Alfred M.7 Whitney, b. 5 Jun 1804, Thorndike, ME; m. Lucinda Ring.
iv. George Whitney, b. 10 Mar 1806, Thorndike, ME; d. 15 Oct 1837; m. Abigail Martin. They apparently had three sons born before 1830, and possibly other children. No information has been found about those children, except one was Charles A. Whitney "of Dexter", b. ca. 1842, m. 25 Nov 1866, Carmel, ME, Mellie Smith "of Carmel".[10]
v. Samuel Whitney, b. 8 Sep 1808, Thorndike, ME; d. 3 Aug 1827.
vi. Mary Whitney, b. 28 Mar 1811, Thorndike, ME; m. 3 Jan 1830, Newport, ME, Henry Merrill, both of Newport;[11] resided Newport, ME. Desc. resided in Portland, OR.
vii. Abigail Whitney, b. 16 Mar 1813, Thorndike, ME; m. 30 Oct 1866, Hallowell, ME, Warren Davis, son of Rufus Davis[12] of Bangor, ME; resided CA.
viii. Jane Whitney, b. 18 Jan 1815, Thorndike, ME; m. 10 May 1849, Hallowell, ME, Charles Cummings of Solon, ME;[13] daughter: Mrs. Ellsworth; resided Oakley Ave., near Jackson St., Chicago, IL.
ix. Olive Whitney, b. 26 Aug 1817, Thorndike, ME; m. William Hall, of Brooks, ME. Resided Frankfort, ME in 1850 census with four children..
x. Emily Whitney, b. 1818; d. May 1839.
xi. Albion Paris Whitney, b. 8 Aug 1822; m.(1) Mary Jane Pease; m.(2) Nancy F. McEwen.

Child of Samuel6 and Mary (Piper)(Ring) Whitney:

xii. Frances Ann Whitney, b. 10 Sep 1824, ME; d. 29 Mar 1893, Springfield, MA, aged 68 years, of cardiac disease;[14] m. 9 Sep 1847, Hallowell, ME, John H. Cook;[15] resided Westbrook, ME, Bath, ME in 1850 census, and Springfield, MA in 1880 census, where three children are listed.

Notes

Alternatively, he could have married firstly, Hannah Snow, daughter of Benjamin and Bathsheba (Thomas) Snow. She was born 27 Dec 1777, Gorham, ME. (See History of Gorham, pg. 768 and VR of Gorham, ME, pg. 100 and 161)

Census

125 125 Samuel Whitney 72 M - F. W. B. Clergyman $250 Me. Mary Whitney 66 F - N.H.

273 277 John H. Cook 42 M - Marble Worker $2000 $1900 Maine Francis A. " 35 F - " John F. " 11 M - " Attended school William F. " 9 M - " Attended school Horrace M. " 6 M - " Attended school Abby M. Cummings 10 F - " Attended school Alvin A. Packard 25 M M. Worker " Mary Whitney 76 F - N.H.

References

1.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. Asa and Patience, [born] Aug. 28, 1777," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897). Also, "Samuel [Whitney], [born] Aug. 28, 1777," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).

2.^  "Samuel [Whitney], Eld., d. 13 Oct 1859," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M.,Vital Records of Jackson, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1989). However, "Samuel [Whitney], Elder, d. 14 Oct 1859," according to Hillman, Ralph E., ed. Vital Records of Troy, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1995). The 1860 Mortality Schedule indicates he died in Jackson, ME.

3.^  "Samuel [Whitney], 21, and Hannah Snow, [married] Aug. 15, 1798," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).

4.^  "Samuel [Whitney] and Hannah Snow, [married] Aug. 24, 1798," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

5.^  "Hannah Snow, w. Samuel [Whitney], [died] Feb. --, 1800," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).

6.^  "Samuel [Whitney], and Mary Rich, b. of 25 Mile Pond Plantation, [married] 10 Apr 1803, by Rev. John Whitney," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., Vital Records of Unity, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1995). Also, "Samuel Whitney and Mary Rich, 10 April 1803 in Unity by Rev. John Whitney," according to Mosher and Maresh, eds., Marriage Records of Waldo County, Maine prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press). Also, "Samuel [Whitney] (2d m.) and Mary Rich, [married] Apr. --, 1803," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).

7.^  "Mary Rich, w. Samuel [Whitney], [died] Aug. --, 1822," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).

8.^  "Samuel [Whitney] (3d m.) and Mary Ring, [married] Sept. 10, 1823," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).

9.^  "Harriot [Whitney], Miss, and Mr. John McLure, [married] 9 Feb 1820, by Rev. Silas Warren," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M.,Vital Records of Jackson, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1989).

10.^  "Charles A. Whitney of Dexter, age 24, harness maker; son of George Whitney, farmer, born Brooks, and Abbie Whitney, born Chester, NH; and Mellie Smith of Carmel, age 18, daughter of Jona. A. Smith, farmer, born Harmony and Elizabeth Smith, born Waterville. Entered 16 November 1866, Certified 23 November 1866, married 25 November 1866 in Etna by D. McMaster, ordained minister," according to Mosher, Elizabeth M., comp., |Vital Records of Carmel, Maine Prior to 1892 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1994).

11.^  "Henry Merrill and Mary Whitney, both of Newport, 3 January 1830 by Samuel Whitney," according to Ruth Gray, ed., Penobscot County, Maine Marriage Records prior to 1892 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1994).

12.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Warren Davis, s. Rufus, [married] Oct. 30, 1836," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924). Also, "Abigail [Whitney], and Warren Davis, m. 29 Sep 1836, Bangor, Penobscot, ME," according to L.D.S. North America Vital Records Index.

13.^  "Jane [Whitney] and Charles Cummings [int. Jr.] of Solon, [married] May 10, 1849," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).

14.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 436, page 734.

15.^  "Frances A. [Whitney] and John H. Cook, [married] Sept. 9, 1847. [d. Rev. S., P.R.1]," according to Hall, Mabel Goodwin, comp., Vital records of Hallowell, Maine, to the year 1892 (Auburn, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1924).


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