Who were the parents of Samuel H. Whitten, born ca. 1803, probably in Unity, Maine?

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This is the brickwall in my direct male ancestry. Everything I have on him is on the profile. It's not much. Admittedly, I haven't done much research in a long time, and I never did serious shoe leather genealogy.
WikiTree profile: Samuel Whitten
in Genealogy Help by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

1 Answer

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1850 US Census, Unity, Waldo, Maine, Samuel H. Whitten is 44y, born Maine est 1806.  Wife Lydia 53y b. Maine, Samuel 20y b. Maine, Caroline A. Prentice 15y b. Maine.

1860 US Census for Waldo, Maine, Ward: Troy, Samuel H. Whitten is 57y, est b 1803.

1870 US Census in Maine, household of Albian Whitten 42y, Sarah K. Whitten 42y, James Whitten 12y, Happy Whitten Female 11y, Samuel H. Whitten 65y, and Lydia S. Whitten  73y.   All members of household were born in Maine.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)
Thanks, Frank! I appreciate it. I updated http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Whitten-56 with the 1850 and 1870 census info. I didn't have that.

Still not sure who his parents were. Research for another day.

Possibly Albert H. Whitten could be an older brother to Samuel. 

name: Albert H Whitten
event date (original): 24 May 1898
event date: 24 May 1898
event place: Laconia
gender: Male
race (original): W
race: White
age: 85
birth year (estimated): 1813
birthplace: Parsonsfield, , Maine
marital status: Widowed
father's name: Simeon J Whitten
mother's name: Mary B Pike


name: Samuel H. Whitten
spouse's name: Lydia Stover
event date: 1826
event place: Civil, Freeport, Cumberland, Maine

A free description of the origin of the Whitten surname is at surnamedb.com   I have Whitting ancestry, but don't know of a connection with Whitten surname. 

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