Family:Whitney, Abel (1770-1845)

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Abel6 Whitney (Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1), son of Benjamin5, was born 15 Mar 1770, Pepperell, MA,[1] and died 29 Jul 1845, Tunbridge, VT.

He married, 21 Mar 1793, Pepperell, MA, Phebe Scott.[2] She died 23 Mar 1839.

Abel Whitney was born on a farm in Pepperell, MA. Soon after his marriage, in 1794, he moved to a farm in Tunbridge, VT, where he ever after resided.

Children of Abel6 and Phebe (Scott) Whitney:

i. John7 Whitney, b. 28 Sep 1793; m. -----.
ii. William Whitney, b. 29 Oct 1795; m. and d. s. p.
iii. Harriett Whitney, b. 6 Aug 1797; m. 12 Aug 1828, Tunbridge, VT, Moses Ordway.[3]
Ch.: George, resided East Granville, VT; -----, resided CA; John, b. -----; d. 1864 in Govt. Hospital, Louisville, KY; was in First Wisconsin Cavalry; Henrietta, b. -----; m. Daniel Hunt; resided North Tunbridge; Harriett, b. -----.
iv. Lewis Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1800; m. Emeline Nutting.
v. Sally Whitney, b. 27 Dec 1801; d. 1883; m. 28 Mar 1832, Tunbridge, VT, Darius Sabin Durkee;[4] resided North Tunbridge.
Ch.: Simeon P., resided North Tunbridge; Caroline.
vi. Abel Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1804; m. Mary Hall.
vii. Joseph Whitney, b. 27 Jan 1806; m. Caroline Pierce.
viii. Henry Whitney, b. 3 Apr 1808; m. Fanny Bannister.
ix. Nancy Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1810; m. 24 Jan 1833, Tunbridge, VT, Roswell Durkee,[5] b. 20 Oct 1808; d. 18 Nov 1890; resided North Tunbridge.
Ch.: John, b. 2 Jan 1834 (physician); m. Mary J. Belknap; resided Tunbridge; Horace, b. 17 Jan 1837; m. Luttera P. Smith; resided Tunbridge; Abby C., b. 27 Aug 1840; m. Ezekiel Drew; resided Barre, VT; George W., b. 5 Oct 1843; m. Alice E. Noyes; resided Tunbridge; Charles, b. 7 Oct 1845; resided Tunbridge.
x. George Whitney, b. 1 Sep 1812; m. Arathusa Gates; had five boys Albert, Milo F., John, Lewis, and Orlando.

Census

  • 1800, Tunbridge, Orange Co., VT: Abel Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, and 1 female 0-9.
  • 1810, Tunbridge, Orange Co., VT: Abel Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 10-15, 3 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 10-15, and 2 females 0-9.
  • 1820, Tunbridge, Orange Co., VT: Abel Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 18-25, 1 male 16-17, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 1 female over 45, 2 females 16-25, and 1 female 10-15; 5 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1820, sons William and John not found.
  • 1830, Tunbridge, Orange Co., VT: Abel Whitney, 1 male 60-69, 3 males 20-29, 1 male 15-19, 1 female 60-69, and 3 females 20-29.
  • 1830, sons William and John not found.
  • 1840, Tunbridge, Orange Co., VT: Abel Whitney, 1 male 70-79, 3 males 20-29, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 0-4, 1 female 20-29, 1 female 15-19, and 1 female 5-9; 5 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1840, sons William and John not found.

References

1.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. Benjamin & w. [Mary], b. Mar. 15, 1770," according to George A. Rice, comp. and ed., Vital Records of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985).

2.^  "Abel [Whitney], and Phebe Scott, [married] Mar. 21, 1793," according to Pepperell Vital Records.

3.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

4.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

5.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.


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