Family:Whitney, Abel (1790-a1820)

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Abel7 Whitney (Jabez6, Jacob5, Jonas4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Jabez6 and Elizabeth (-----) Whitney, was born 21 May 1790, Orange, MA,[1] and died after 1820.

He "of Orange" married, 15 Jul 1810, Athol, MA, Sylvia Twichel,[2] daughter of Bala and Sally (Bishop) Twitchel. She was born 20 Jul 1793, Athol, MA, and died after 1820.

Children of Abel7 and Sylvia (Twitchel) Whitney:

i. Matilda Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1811, Orange, MA.[3]
ii. Mary Whitney, b. 28 Feb 1815, Orange, MA;[4] d. 26 Jul 1818, Orange, MA, aged 3 years 4 months 26 days.[5]
iii. Luna Leona Whitney, b. 17 Sep 1817, Orange, MA.[6] She m. Edinboro, Erie Co., PA, Harvey Harrison Sherman.
Ch.: Phoebe Ann Sherman, b. 1 Sep 1844, Edinboro, Erie Co., PA, d. 24 Nov 1931, Alcester, Union Co., SD. She m. 28 Sep 1862, Monroe, WI, Morris D. Smith.
iv. Sylvia Whitney, b. 9 Jan 1820, Orange, MA.[7]


Possibly the same as Family:Whitney, Abel (s1792-1847) of Edinboro, Erie Co., PA.


  • 1820: not found.
  • 1830: not found.
  • 1840: not found.
  • 1850: not found.


1.^  "Abel [Whitney], ch. Jabez and Elizabeth, [born] May 21, 1790," according to Jay Mack Holbrook, "Vital Records of Orange, Massachusetts, to 1891" (Oxford, MA: Holbrook Research Institute, Oxford, MA, 1983).

2.^  "Abel [Whitney] of Orange and Sylvia Twichel, [married] July 15, 1810," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Athol, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910).

3.^  "Matilda [Whitney], ch. Abel and Sylvia, [born] July 15, 1811," according to Orange Vital Records.

4.^  "Mary [Whitney], ch. Abel and Sylvia, [born] Feb. 28, 1815," according to Orange Vital Records.

5.^  "Mary [Whitney], dau. Abel and Sylvia, 3 yrs 4 mo. 26 days, [died] July 26, 1818," according to Orange Vital Records.

6.^  "Luna [Whitney], ch. Abel and Sylvia, [born] Sep. 17, 1817," according to Orange Vital Records.

7.^  "Sylvia [Whitney], ch. Abel and Sylvia, [born] Jan. 9, 1820," according to Orange Vital Records.

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