Family:Whitney, Jonathan (1734-a1820)

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Jonathan5 Whitney (Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Samuel4 and Lydia (Spooner) Whitney, was born 4 or 21 Dec 1734, Brunswick, ME,[1] and died after 1820.[2] If, as Pierce writes, he died in his 84th year, that would have been between Dec 1817 and Dec 1818.

Marriage banns were published 30 Sep 1761, Brunswick, ME, for him and Mary Henden. Nothing more is known of her.

Mary Henden was born circa 1740 at probably Brunswick, ME.

Pierce says the following:[3]

He was born in the old town of York, Me., but moved to Brunswick with his parents at an early age. He settled in Bath, Me., and died there in his eighty-fourth year. He was captured by the Indians at New Meadows in Bath when but seventeen years of age. He was also a soldier in the Revolutionary war.

Children of Jonathan5 and Mary (Henden) Whitney:

i. Lydia6 Whitney, b. 20 Aug 1762, Brunswick, ME;[4] m. 16 Nov 1783, Topsham, ME,[5] or Lewiston, ME,[6] Abner Stevens..
ii. Amos Whitney, b. 18 Apr 1766, Bath, ME, m. Abigail Springer.
iii. (probably) Jonathan Whitney, Jr., b. say 1764; m. Deborah Higgins.
iv. (perhaps?) Aaron Whitney, b. say 1770; m.(1) Betsey Hildreth; m.(2) Mary Crockett.



1.^  "Jonathan Whitney, son of Samuel and Lydia, b. 21 Dec 1734," according to Brunswick, Maine, Vital Records.

2.^  1820 Census, if this is the right identification.

3.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 118.

4.^  "Lydia Whitney, daughter of Jonathan and Mary, b. 20 Aug 1762," according to Brunswick, Maine, Vital Records.

5.^  "Lydia [Whitney], and Abner Stevens, [married] Nov. 16, 1783," according to Hill, Mary P., ed., Vital Records of Topsham, to the Year 1892 (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., [1929] 1996).

6.^  "Nov. 16, 1783, Abner Stevens & Lydia Whittney, by John Merrill. [Pownalborough]," according to Judith Holbrook Kelley and Clayton Rand Adams, comps. and eds., Marriage Returns of Lincoln County, Maine. Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 39 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, [2002]), p. 347.

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