Family:Whitney, Abel (1734-a1800)

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Abel5 Whitney (Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Nathan4 and Lydia (Young) Whitney, was born 20 Aug 1734, Biddeford, ME,[1] died after 1791, Standish, ME.

Marriage intentions were published 16 Dec 1758, Falmouth, ME, for him and Thankful Morton "of Gorhamtown", daughter of Bryant and Thankful (Parker) Morton. She was born about 1739.

He lived in 1763 at Gorham, Maine.

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols., Volume 17, page 205: Whitney, Abel, Gorham. Corporal, Capt. Sewall's Co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's (12th) regt.; continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Aug. 12, 1777; reported discharged Aug. 12, 1777; also, Private, Capt. Josiah Jenkins's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's Regt.; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 1, 1777; credited with 77 rations; subsistence also allowed for 14 days travel on march to Bennington; also, same co. and regt.; return certified at Camp near Valley Forge, Jan. 23, 1778; residence, Gorham; enlisted for town of Gorham; mustered by Maj. Insley; reported discharged.

In Standish, he purchased land in 30-Acre Lot 18: Samuel and Enoch Freeman to Abel Whitney, August 20, 1792, 27/148.[2]

Children of Abel5 and Thankful (Morton) Whitney, all born Gorham, ME:

i. Joseph6 Whitney; b. 1 May 1760;[3] d. 19 Sep 1847, Alfred, ME.
ii. Lydia Whitney; b. 28 Jul 1763;[4] d. Jul 1767, Gorham, ME.[5]
iii. Betty Whitney; b. 5 Mar 1765; b. 22 Jul 1765;[6] b. 6 Jun 1765, Brownfield, ME;[7] d. 24 Mar 1814 in Brownfield, ME;[8] "of Standish" m. (int. 10 Nov 1792, Buxton, ME[9] and Standish, ME[10]) 4 Dec 1792, Standish, ME, William Boynton "of Buxton", by John Deane, Esq.,[11] son of William and Mary (Lucas) Boynton, b. 10 Dec 1766, Saco, ME, d. 7 Nov 1830, Brownfield, ME.[12][13] They had seven known children, all born in Brownfield.
iv. Sarah Whitney; b. 20 Jun 1769;[14] "of Gorham" m. (int. 19 Sep 1789, Gorham, ME,[15] and 26 Sep 1789, Standish, ME[16]) 21 Jan 1790, Standish, ME, Robert Higgins "of Standish", by John Deane, Esq.,[17] son of William and Elizabeth (Young) Higgins of Standish, ME.
v. Nathaniel Whitney; b. 20 Jun 1769;[18] m. Zilpah Martin.
vi. Reuben Whitney; b. 21 Jul 1771;[19] m.(1) Mercy Baker; m.(2) Phebe Dearborn.
vii. Simeon Whitney; b. 9 Feb 1774.[20]
viii. Susanna Whitney; b. 2 Apr 1776;[21] d. 25 Mar 1820, Waterford, ME; "of Standish" m. (int. 1 Jul 1793, Standish, ME[22]) 26 Sep 1793, Standish, ME, Benjamin Hale "of Waterford",[23] b. 18 Mar 1764, Harvard, MA, d. 16 Aug 1855, Waterford, ME.
ix. Levi Whitney; b. 15 or 18 May 1779;[24] m. Happy Higgins.
x. Lydia Whitney; b. 30 Apr 1782;[25] d. Standish, ME; m. (int. 28 Mar 1803, Standish, ME[26]) 1 May 1803, Standish, ME, Moses Starbird.[27] They resided in Standish, ME, where they had three known children born.

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References

1.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. of Nathan and Lydia, b. Aug. 20, 1734," according to Beatty, John D., ed., Vital Records of Biddeford, Prior to 1856; Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 28 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 15.

2.^  Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

3.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Abel and Thankful, [born] May 1, 1760," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

4.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Abel and Thankful, [born] July 28, 1763," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

5.^  "Lydia [Whitney] [daughter of Abel and Thankful], [died] July 1767," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

6.^  "Betty [Whitney] ["Bettey" in original], d. Abel and Thankful, [born] July 22, 1765," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

7.^  "Betsey [Whitney] was b. 6 June 1765," according to Brownfield, Maine, Vital Records.

8.^  "Betsey [Whitney] died 24 March 1813," according to Brownfield, Maine, Vital Records.

9.^  "Betty Whitney of Standish and William Boynton of Buxton pub. 10 Nov 1792, cert. 3 Dec 1792," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

10.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], of Standish, and William Boynton of Buxton, [intentions] filed 10 Nov 1792," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

11.^  "Betty [Whitney], and William Boynton, m. 4 Dec 1792 by John Deane, J.P.," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "Dec. 4, 1792, William BOYNTON & Betty WHITNEY; by John Deane, Esq., Standish (A:54)," according to Kelley, Judith Holbrook, ed. and transcr., Clayton Rand Adams, ed., Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 29 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 93.

12.^  "William Boynton was b. 10 December 1766 in Saco, Maine; died 7 November 1830," according to Brownfield, Maine, Vital Records.

13.^  "William Boynton, Jr., husband of Betty Whitney, b. 18 Dec 1766, s. of William & Mary," according to Buxton, Maine, Vital Records.

14.^  "Sarah [Whitney] (twin), d. Abel and Thankful, [born] June 20, 1769," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

15.^  "Sarah [Whitney], with Robert Higgins, of Standish, [intentions] Sept. 19, 1789," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

16.^  "Sarah [Whitney], of Gorham, and Robert Higgins of Standish, [intentions] filed 26 Sept 1789," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

17.^  "Sarah [Whitney], and Robert Higgins, m. 21 Jan 1790 by John Deane, J.P.," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records. Also, "Jan. 21, 1790, Robert HIGGINS & Sarah WHITNEY; by John DEANE, Esq., Standish (A:27)," according to Kelley, Judith Holbrook, ed. and transcr., Clayton Rand Adams, ed., Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 29 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 64.

18.^  "Nathaniel [Whitney] (twin), s. Abel and Thankful, [born] June 20, 1769," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

19.^  "Rueben [Whitney], s. Abel and Thankful, [born] July 21, 1771," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

20.^  "Simeon [Whitney], s. Abel and Thankful, [born] Feb. 9, 1774," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

21.^  "Susanna [Whitney], d. Abel and Thankful, [born] Apr. 2, 1776," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

22.^  "Susanna [Whitney], of Standish, and Benjamin Hale of Waterford [intentions] filed 1 July 1793," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

23.^  "Susanna [Whitney], and Benjamin White, m. 26 Sept 1793 by Rev. Jonathan Gould," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records. ALso, "Sept. 26, 1793, Benjamin HALE & Susannah WHITNEY; by Rev. Jonathan GOULD, Standish (A:60)," according to Kelley, Judith Holbrook, ed. and transcr., Clayton Rand Adams, ed., Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 29 (Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1998), p. 99.

24.^  "Levy [Whitney], s. Abel and Thankful, [born] May 15, 1779," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

25.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Abel and Thankful, [born] Apr. 30, 1782," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).

26.^  "Lydia [Whitney], and Moses Starbird, both of Standish, [intentions] filed 28 March 1803," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.

27.^  "Lydia [Whitney], and Moses Starbird, m. 1 May 1803 by Rev Daniel Marrett," and "Lydia [Whitney], Standish, ME, and Moses Starbird, Standish, ME, m. May, 1, 1803, by Rev. Daniel Marrett," according to Standish, Maine, Vital Records.


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