Family:Whitney, Enoch (1773-1857)

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Enoch6 Whitney (Moses5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Moses5 and Mary (Page) Whitney, was born 8 Apr 1773, Gorham, ME,[1] and died 1 May 1857 or 20 May 1857, Brownfield, ME.[2]

Marriage intentions were published, 2 Jun 1792, Gorham, ME, for him and his first wife, Hannah Newcomb,[3] daughter of John and Abigail (Young) Newcomb. She died 1824.

He married secondly, 1 Oct 1822 (int. 15 Sep 1822), Harrison, ME, widow "Mrs." Mary (-----) Kendall.[4] She was mother of Ned Kendall, celebrated cornet player [he was Edward, son of Edward and Mary (-----) Kendall, born 1808, Newport, RI, and died 1861, Boston, MA; Edward, Sr., was born in Portsmouth, NH, and Mary was born in Newport, RI].

He married thirdly, [said 14 Apr 1833 or] 17 Feb 1833, Brownfield, ME, "Mrs." Abigail (Ricker) Dennett.[5] She was born about 1773, and died after 1850. Abigail Ricker married firstly, 17 Mar 1793, Berwick, ME, Hunkin Dennett.

He resided in Standish, Buxton, and moved to Harrison, ME, in 1810. His ten children were born by his first wife. He resided Standish and Harrison, ME.

Pierce stated that he also resided in Livingston, ME. Because of the proximity of the other locations he resided, this was probably a misread of Limington, York Co., ME.

Children of Enoch6 and Hannah (Newcomb) Whitney:

i. Daniel7 Whitney, b. 22 Jan 1793; m. Susan Harmon.
ii. Mary Whitney, b. say 1796; "of Raymond" m. 11 Nov 1830, Harrison, ME, William Decker "of Raymond", of Casco, ME. They are buried in the Green Grove Cemetery in Casco, ME.
iii. Freeman Whitney, b. 9 Mar 1800; m. Mary S. Gray.
iv. Eli Whitney, b. ca. 1803; m. Ann Hartford.
v. Eunice Whitney, b. 30 May 1807; d. 29 Aug 1856, Buxton, ME; m. 4 Mar or May 1824, Harrison, ME or Buxton, ME, Simon Newcomb, the son of Simon and Sally (Moody) Newcomb of Buxton, ME; resided Harrison, ME. He was b. 6 Jun 1803, Buxton, ME, and d. Sep 1890. He m.(2) 1857, Mary Richards, by whom he had eight further children. Children:
a. James Ross Newcomb, b. 26 Jun 1824; he was a carpenter and carriage maker; m. 1 Dec 1849, Mary G. Rand, dau. of Henry and Hannah Rand; moved to Monroe, ME, and settled there; Children:
1. Albert Newcomb, b. -----.
2. Frederick Newcomb, b. -----.
3. George Newcomb, b. -----.
b. Andrew Hobson Newcomb, b. 20 Jun 1826; was a carpenter; m.(1) Eliza F. Evans, who d. 1859. He m.(2) 1 Jan 1865, Hannah Chadbourne, dau. of Joseph and Hannah W. (-----) Chadbourne; res. in Newburyport, MA.
c. Susanna Carsley Newcomb, b. 6 Dec 1829; m.(1) Calvin Dawes, who d. 1860; m.(2) Warren Purington; m.(3) 1870, Lowell V. Foster. Children:
1. Elvie F. Dawes, b. -----.
2. Charles Edgar Dawes, b. -----.
3. Henry Lemont Purington, b. -----.
d. Eleazer Whitney Newcomb, b. 16 Oct 1831; he was a carpenter; m. 28 Apr 1856, Ellen Brown, dau. of James and Ruth (Wentworth) Brown of Brownfield, ME; lived in Brownfield and Harrison. He served as a private in Co. B, 23d Me. Inf. in the Civil War, from Sept. 29, 1862 to Jul 13, 1863; he lived in Marblehead, MA, in 1865; Chicago, 1868; Plattsmouth, NE, 1869, and has been since in Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles, CA.
e. Abigail Lewis Newcomb, b. Mar. 16, 1833; d. Apr 1869; married Albert Bassett of Amesbury, MA. Children:
1. Agnes Bassett, b.
2. Adelaide Bassett, b.
f. Sarah Newcomb, b. 30 Nov 1835; m. Jun 1856, Simon Purington of Harrison; res. there; no children.
g. Albert Newcomb, b. 16 Jun 1839; d. 6 Aug 1840.
h. Maria Carsley Newcomb, b. 5 Sep 1840; d. 12 Sep 1849.
i. Alanson Mellen Newcomb, b. Sep 1844; d. 20 Jul 1849.
j. Rhody Ann Newcomb, b. 11 Sep ----.
k. Emily Jane Newcomb, b. -----; d. 25 Sep 1849.
l. Albert Mellen Newcomb, b. 5 Sep 1848.
vi. Eleazer Whitney, b. ca. 1809; d. 1829, at sea, unmarried.
vii. William Greenlaw Whitney, b. 4 Aug 1812; m. Agnes Smith.
viii. John Whitney, b. about 1814; d. young.


138 138 Enoch Whitney 77 M W Farmer $800 Maine Abagail Whitney 77 F " " Mary Dennet 56 F " " Abia Dennet 42 F " " 139 139 Mark A. Dennet 45 M " Farmer $500 " Ann Dennet 47 F " "

246 246 Mark N. Dennet 22 M - Farmer $500 $160 Maine Olive J. " 22 F - N.H. Abigail Whitney 89 F - Domestic Maine


1.^  "Enoch [Whitney], s. Moses and Mary, [born] Apr. 8, 1773," 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.^  "Enoch Whitney, b. in Gorham, formerly of Limington, d. 20 May 1857 at 85 years. He married the widow Abigail Dennett in February 1833," according to Brownfield, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Enoch [Whitney], with Hannah Newcomb, [intentions] June 2, 1792," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

4.^  Harrison, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  "Enoch Whitney m. Mrs. Abigail Dennett 17 February 1833," according to Brownfield, Maine, Vital Records, p. 169.

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