Who Are The Parents of Mary Quimby Whittier of Rockingham Country, New Hampshire?

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I'm trying to identify the parents of Mary "Polly" Quimby (died after July 11, 1794).  Mary was married to Revolutionary War Veteran, Daniel Whittier (SAR Patriot #: P-341242 and DAR Patriot #: A125501).  Daniel was born in Chester, NH on May 11, 1753 and died on December 3, 1815 in Raymond, NH.  I don't know the date of Mary's birth and don't know the date of her death.  Mary passed at some point after the birth of her youngest child, Josiah Whittier (born July 11, 1794), in Deerfield, NH.  After Mary passed, Daniel Whittier married Sarah Severance, who was the widow of his brother, Josiah Whittier.  I haven't found any information on the date of Daniel and Sarah's marriage or the date that Sarah passed.  If anyone in the WikiTree community has any information on who Mary's parents were or any additional information on Mary and Daniel, I'd be grateful if you could share.  Thank you.

WikiTree profile: Mary Quimby
in Genealogy Help by Dan FitzDaniel G2G Crew (370 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Name: Mary Quimby
Birth Date: 1 Dec 1756
Birth Place: Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Father's name: Samuel Quimby
Mother's name: Ann Young
FHL Film Number: 1001033

Source Information

Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Unfortunately it seems Mary Quimby was a reasonably common name. I have not been able to find a marriage record to Daniel Whittier
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Their marriage record doesn't show parents, just says Molly Quimby is of Kington.  She may be the daughter of Trustrain/Tristram or of Samuel.  Requires more research.

Source: "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDK7-155 : 24 January 2020), Daniel Whittier, 1772.

New Hampshire Marriages
: Daniel Whittier
: Marriage 1 Jan 1772  Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire
: Spouse Molly Quimby

Source: THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER 1904 Volume LVIII
: Church Records of Hawke NH   p. 122
: 1772:  Daniel Whittier & Molly Quimby of Kingston, Jany 1st by Licence.  

Source: "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5J-66T : 8 April 2020), Mary Quimby, 07 Dec 1754; citing Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,033.

New Hampshire Birth Records
: Mary Quimby
: Birth 07 Dec 1754  Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire
: Father Trustrain Quimby
: Mother Susana Blasdel

Source: "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5J-67N : 8 April 2020), Mary Quimby, 01 Dec 1756; citing Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,033.

: Mary Quimby
: Birth 01 Dec 1756  Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire
: Father Samuel Quimby
: Mother Ann Young
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (763k points)

Index to probate records for Rockingham County (at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9WH-24QP?i=539) indicates that unfortunately neither Trustrain nor Samuel had a probate here (which might have listed sons-in-law)

Index to Rockingham County land records indicates that Samuel Quimby was a substantial landholder engaged in numerous transactions, unfortunately none with a Daniel Whittier (see https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3L-1339-T?i=591, right-hand page and left-hand page on next image). I don't see Trustrain as a grantor of any land in this index.

Thank you Marion, Chris and C-H for your responses.  I appreciate it.  I've looked at Quimby probate records available on Ancestry (looking for any link to a Whittier) and found no connections.  Looked at the 1790, 1800 and 1810 censuses and Daniel Whittier isn't listed in Deerfield, Chester or Raymond.  Also, I haven't been able to find out where Daniel and Mary are buried.  I checked Findagrave and they're not listed.  I thought if I found where they are buried it might provide some clues regarding family clusters.  I haven't been able to find a similar type of database for graves.  I thought by posting this question here someone in the WikiTree community might have seen a record or piece of information that doesn't currently exist online (e.g. family bible).  You never know.  I'll keep looking, this is a nice puzzle to work on.  Thank you again. Dan.

As for Daniel Whittier, I did find one deed (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRZ-K9F7-7?i=507, right-hand side) dated 29 April 1791 in which a Daniel Whittier of Candia (northwest of Chester) sold to his brother Aaron Whittier of Raymond his share of the property straddling the Chester-Raymond line that he had inherited from their late father Reuben Whittier.

Given that your Daniel Whittier is supposed to be the son of a Reuben Whittier (and Reuben's profile lists a son Aaron, though no separate profile has been created yet for Aaron), this means your Daniel may be the one listed in Candia in the 1800 census.

C-H - I think you found Daniel Whittier.  The 1800 census record lists four household members: 1 Male-Under 10, 1 Male-45 and over, 1 Female-Under 10 and 1 Female-45 and over.  The Male/Female over 45 could be Daniel and second wife Sarah Severance.  The Male-Under 10 could be Josiah Whittier (born 1794) and the Female-Under 10 could be his sister Hannah Whittier (born 1792).  There were six pages of the1800 census for Candia.  Didn't see a Quimby listed but will search the census records for the towns bordering Candia.  This is more information than I knew this morning.  Thank you!!!

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