Family:Whitney, Abel (1797-a1880)
He married, 1 Oct 1821, Bridgewater, CT, Elvira Triphosa Beecher, daughter of Raphael and Hannah (Ruggles) Beecher. She was born 28 Mar 1802, Bridgewater, CT.
He is a blacksmith by trade and has held a number of public offices in Ohio; resided Newtown, CT and Wakeman, OH.
Phoenix says the following:
- "Abel Whitney, b. in Newtown, Conn., 23 Sept. 1797; a blacksmith; married, 1 Oct 1821, at her father's house in Bridgewater, Conn., by Rev. Abner Brundage, pastor of the Congregational Church in Brookfield, Conn., to Elvira Tryphosa Beecher, who was born in Bridgewater, 28 March 1802, dau. of Raphael and Hannah (Ruggles) Beecher. They lived in Newtown (where he was an assessor, in 1847) till 7 May 1849, and then moved to Wakeman, Ohio, where they were living in Sept 1875."
Children of Abel7 and Elvira Triphosa (Beecher) Whitney:
i. Elvira8 Whitney, b. 1825; d. 12 Apr 1831, Newtown, CT, aged 6 years, of brain inflammation. ii. Eunice Orena Whitney, b. 7 Mar 1824, Newtown, CT; m. 6 Apr 1851, Wakeman, OH, Charles R. Shelton; b. 3 Jan 1820, Oxford, CT; s. p.; They settled in Wakeman, and were living there, without children, Sep 1875. iii. Ruggles Nahum Whitney, b. 6 Apr 1826, Newtown, CT; m. Jane Sherman. iv. Lewis Becar Whitney, b. 9 Feb 1828, Newtown, CT; d. 5 or 6 Aug 1846, Newtown, CT, aged 18 years, of dysentery; buried in Newtown Cemetery. v. Hannah Maria Whitney, b. 31 Jul 1832, Newtown, CT; m. 30 Mar 1856, Wakeman, OH, Leverett Benedict Hill, b. 11 Jun 1831, Wakeman, OH; Soon after their marriage, they removed, with his mother and her family, to Tabor, IA, arriving there 17 May 1856, having made the whole journey of nine hundred miles by waggon, in six weeks. They were still living at Tabor, Feb 1873; but in July of the same year, were reported at Larkspur, CO. vi. Charles Philo Whitney, b. 23 May 1834, Bridgewater, CT; m. Celinda E. Ennes. vii. Frederick Augustus Whitney, b. 23 Jan 1837, Bridgewater, CT; m. Fanny Maria Shoff. viii. Theodore Beecher Whitney, b. 21 Apr 1840, Bridgewater, CT; m. Mary Elizabeth Parker. ix. Jane Amelia Whitney, b. 2 May 1842, Newtown, CT; m. 24 Aug 1863, Wakeman, OH, William Augustine Canfield, b. 27 May 1841, Wakeman, OH. They settled in Wakeman, and were living there in 1874. He was a soldier in the war of 1861.
- 1830, Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT: Abel Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 30-39, 2 males 0-4, 1 female 40-49, 1 female 20-29, and 1 female 5-9.
- 1840, New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT: Abel Whitney, 1 male 40-49, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 5-9, 2 males 0-4, 1 female 70-79, 1 female 30-39, 1 female 15-19, and 1 female 5-9; 1 engaged in agriculture.
- 1850, Florence, Erie Co., OH:
46 49 Abel Whitney 53 M - Farmer Connecticut Lavina Whitney 48 F - Do Eunice O. Whitney 26 F - Do Hannah Whitney 18 F - Do Attended school Charles Whitney 16 M - Laborer Do Attended school Theodore Whitney 10 M - Do Attended school Aurelia Whitney 8 F - Do Attended school Ruggles M. Whitney 24 M - Farmer Do Jane Whitney 23 F - Do Lewis E. Whitney 10/12 M - Ohio
1141 1124 Abel Whitney 64 M - Farmer $1200 $600 Conn. Sarah do 61 F - " Amelia do 20 F - " Fred do 21 M - " Theo do 20 M - "
58 58 Whitney, Theodore 30 M W Farmer $3400 $1170 Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary 30 F W Keeping House Ohio -----, Clayton 3 M W Ohio -----, Ruggles 5/12 M W Ohio -----, Abel 73 M W Farmer Conn. Male citizen over 21 -----, Levira 59 F W Conn.
Abel WHITNEY 82 Self M M W CT Retired Farmer CT CT Levira WHITNEY 78 Wife F M W CT CT CT Theodore B. WHITNEY 40 Son M M W CT Farmer CT CT Mary E. WHITNEY 39 DauL F M W OH Keeping House VT OH Clayton P. WHITNEY 12 GSon M S W OH At School CT OH Ruggles N. WHITNEY 10 GSon M S W OH CT OH Aura B. WHITNEY 5 GDau F S W OH CT OH Wesley WOOLIVER 60 Oth M S W NY Laborer NY NY
- All data imported from Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, (Chicago: 1895), p. 280.
- Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 281; and pp. 742-744.