Whitten: It is claimed the three brothers, Thomas, Samuel and John, emigrated from England early in the 17th century; settled in N. H. John married an English lady, Margaret McRoy, to whom was born a son Richard,  1751. He m. Mercy Jose, Scarborough, Me., Nov. 22, 1766 [should be m. 3 Nov 1785]; d. April 3, 1845. Page 412 History of Parsonsfield [Maine]
Richard was born in 1763 [Revolutionary War Pension Records] or possibly even as early as 1751 [Noted: 1751 date is from Grave Stone] (see research notes below). He married Mercy Jose on November 3, 1785. "Colonel Simon Jordan Whitten, was the eldest son of Richard and Mercy (Jose) Whitten and was born in Scarboro, Maine. His parents soon after moved to Cornish, Maine, then to Parsonfield, and in 1833 they removed to Troy, Maine, where Mr. Richard Whitten died, June 3, 1845 . He (Richard) was a soldier in the Revolutionary War." Richard is listed, along with a James Whitten as being settlers of Cornish prior to 1794.
Noted: Born 1763-4, Scarboro; ... from Buxton...1790 Census; ... tax list 1794 Cornish, after 1826 removed to Unity, Me. then to Troy. page 122; Early Families of Cornish, Maine. by Robert L. Taylor. Piction Press.
Whitten Richard "Each applicant for pension was required to make an affidavit of his services and present conditions for record in the Court and to be transmitted to the office of the Secretary of War. These affidavits in York County were arranged alphabetically and recorded in the Common Pleas Records, vol. 38, pp. 254-506, by Daniel Sewall, clerk."
Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War ~ Maine, page 858, Whitten, Richard, MA, e Scarborourh, b Scarborough 1763, Col Sprout's regt, r Cornish, d Troy, bur Unity, m Mercy 1[s38462]; 3S; 4S; 5S; CL-2, 144: 277; CL-49; MOCA
Richard Whitten removed to Troy, Maine, in the year 1833. " ... 17th day of March 1835, have since and am now an inhabitant of the State of Maine, residing in Troy aforesaid, where I have resided for two years past. ..." Richard Whitten "Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications, 1835-1838," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893N-D9QX-T?cc=1881491&wc=QDRZ-1FM%3A1589653966 : 7 October 2016), Waterhouse, Joseph-Williams, Lemuel box 19 > image 357 of 412; citing Maine State Archives, Augusta.
Land Grant Application- Warren, Daniel (Limerick) Richard Whitten's acknowledgement of his affidavit for Daniel Warren's Rev. War pension application [Richard Whitten age 55 of Cornish, dated 19 June 1818.] https://digitalmaine.com/revolutionary_war_me_land_office/935/
Noted On his pension application, 5 July 1820, he states he is aged fifty seven years, resident of Cornish...
Richard Whitten, aged 57, of Cornish, July 5, 1820. Private in Capt. Williams's Co., Col. Sprout's Regt., Mass. line. Original declaration made Apr. 13, 1818. Pension No. 7,468. Affirmed. Family: Mercy, wife, aged 55; Richard, son, aged 16; Samuel, son, aged 14; Mary, daughter, aged 12. (496)Revolutionary Soldiers of York County
|"Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQ8-7JV : accessed 29 April 2016), Richard Whitten, 1845; citing Death, , State Archives, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,001,838. Click for larger image.|
He is also mentioned in his GrGrand daughters NSDAR book entry:
"United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYYY-94GN?cc=1803959&wc=3XT9-3B7%3A1584070931%2C1584070997%2C1584071552 : 14 May 2015), Maine > York > Buxton > image 2 of 3; citing NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Source: Harry Edward Mitchell, et al., comp., The town register: Standish, Baldwin, Cornish, Limerick, Limington, 1905 (Brunswick, Me., The H. E. Mitchell Co., 1905). https://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2009/11/cornish-tax-list-1794.html
"United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYYD-STZR?cc=1803765&wc=QZZC-BV1%3A1588182202%2C1588180001%2C1588182444 : 1 December 2015), Maine > York > Cornish > image 7 of 7; citing NARA microfilm publication M252, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
A William Whitten is listed next to Richard in the 1820 Census. Since the Census pages seem to reflect an alphabetical listing, these two Whitten's may or may not live near each other in Cornish.
|"United States Census, 1820", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLG-48K : accessed 30 April 2016), Richard Whitten, 1820.|
Richard Whitten [Jr.] age 20 to 30 appears in the 1830 Census of Cornish, York County, Maine.
|"United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH55-ZCM : accessed 30 April 2016), Richard Whitten, Cornish, York, Maine, United States; citing 300, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 52; FHL microfilm 497,948.|
a Richard Whitten appears in the 1837 Census of Troy, Waldo County, Maine. Troy past & present : 1793, 1827-1977 by Mitchell, Edith M., comp; Mitchell, Leola A., joint comp https://archive.org/details/troypastpresent100mitc/page/132/mode/2up
Richard Whitten Sr. appears in the 1840 Census as the elder gentleman living in his son Richard's household. Richard Whitten Jr. is Head of Household. Noted; Second page Richard Whitten, Revolutionary War Pensioner aged 77 [b. 1763].
|"United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHT6-29R : accessed 29 April 2016), Richard Whitten, Troy, Waldo, Maine, United States; citing p. 286, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 153; FHL microfilm 9,709. Click for larger image.|
Second Page CITATION "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25145-28089-86?cc=1786457 : accessed 26 May 2016), Maine > Waldo > Troy > image 10 of 16; citing NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Richard Whitten, Troy listed in Census Pensioners for Revolutionary and Military Services returned under the Act for the Taking the Sixth Census in 1840, State of Maine, York County. 
He passed away in 1845. "Served in the Revolution"Whitten, Richard, MA e Scarborough b Scarborough 1763, Col Sprout's regt r Cornish 1820 d Troy 1845 bur Unity m Mercy 1[S38462]; 3S; 4S; 5S; CL-2; 144: 277; CL-49; MOCAFrom this information we see that he was living in Scarboroung at the time of the Revolution. Richard was buried in Unity, Maine.Richards plat location in Fowler cemetery is Row 1, F
As to Richard's birthdate? See highlighted notes in the Body of the Bio Section. It could be 1763 and it could be 1751. The 1820 Census lists him as between 26 and 45 years of age. The 1830 Census lists him as being between 70 and 80 years of age (unless my eyes are seeing things). So his DOB varies widely. I have no doubt that the three profiles represent the same man. Please merge and as new information and sources are discovered we can tighten up the DOB. I will be back round to this, remove this note and incorporate data into Bio Body. Thanks! Gaulden-7 10:25, 28 May 2016 (EDT)
A History of the First Century of the Town of Parsonsfield, Maine by Jeremiah Wadleigh Dearborn page 412 *https://archive.org/details/ahistoryfirstce00deargoog/page/n661
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