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Cynthia Witherell

Female 1795 - 1844  (49 years)


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  • Name Cynthia Witherell 
    Born 22 Mar 1795  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth 23 Mar 1795  [2, 3
    Died 15 Apr 1844  [2, 4
    Alternate death 1864  [1
    Buried Libby Hill Cemetery, Albion, Kennebec, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I36426  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2021 

    Father Maj. Obadiah Witherell,   b. 20 Aug 1748, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1843  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Mary Bussell,   b. 1756,   d. 1829  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1784  Norridgewock, Somerset, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F21424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Benson Shaw,   b. 4 Oct 1784, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Jun 1830, Albion, Kennebec, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years) 
    Married 1812  [1
    Children 
    +1. Hannah B. Shaw,   b. 6 Mar 1828,   d. 23 May 1899  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F21423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Her Maine death record on ancestry.com (citation details below), which is a "copy of an old record of a death", agrees with her gravestone that she died on 15 Apr 1844, but says that she died at age 19 years and 23 days. Her gravestone, which calls her "CYNTHIA WITHERELL wife of Wm. B. Shaw", says "49ys. 23ds." It seems clear that the Maine transcriber left a stroke off of what was meant to be a numeral 4.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5999] History and Genealogy of the Witherell/Wetherell/Witherill Family of New England by Peter Charles Witherell and Edwin Ralph Witherell. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1976.

    2. [S5972] Find a Grave page for Cythia Witherell Shaw.

    3. [S5993] Daughters of the American Revolution lineage book, volume 159, 1920., year only.

    4. [S5994] Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922, on ancestry.com.