Family:Whitney, Abel (1800-1883)

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Abel7 Whitney (Abel6, Aaron5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Abel6 and Clarissa (Dwight) Whitney, was born 15 Mar 1800, Westfield, MA,[1] was baptized 23 Mar 1800, Westfield, MA,[2] and died 5 Mar 1883, Lowell, MA, aged 83 years, of paralysis.[3]

He married firstly, 20 Oct 1838, Harpersfield, NY, Pamelia Babcock, daughter of John W. and Lois (-----) Babcock. She was born 13 Dec 1809, Granville, ME, and died 21 or 22 Jun 1849, Lowell, MA, aged 39 years 6 months 3 days, of consumption.[4]

He married secondly, 26 Sep 1850, Belinda Baxter Bliss, daughter of Jacob Bliss. She was born 5 Dec 1814, Washington, VT, or Chelsea, VT, and died 29 Jun 1895, aged 81 years, of old age.[5]

He was a bookseller with his son John, and was formerly in the wholesale flour business. He resided Lowell, MA.

Children of Abel7 and Pamelia (Babcock) Whitney:

i. John Abel8 Whitney, b. 6 Dec 1839, MA; d. aft. 1900, then unmarried; a bookseller in Lowell, MA.
ii. Clarissa Dwight Whitney, b. 24 Apr 1841, Dalton, MA; d. 13 Apr 1849, Lowell, MA, aged 6 years 11 months 20 days, of scarlet fever.[6]
iii. Edward Augustus Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1843. Edward A. spent three years in Europe in the study of geological engineering. Since 1872 he has been cashier of a national bank at West Union, IA; is now located at Sheridan, WY. For more information, see EDWARD A. WHITNEY, Sheridan's First and Foremost Benefactor.
iv. Mary Louisa Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1845; d. 29 Aug 1846, Lowell, MA, aged 14 months.[7]

Children of Abel7 and Belinda Baxter (Bliss) Whitney:

v. Henry Dwight Whitney, b. 21 Feb 1852, Lowell, MA;[8] d. 20 Sep 1860, Lowell, MA.[9]
vi. Mary Ella Whitney, b. 10 Jan 1857, Lowell, MA;[10] d. 27 Nov 1867, Lowell, MA, aged 10 years 10 months, of scarlet fever.[11]

Census

1 engaged in agriculture.

1775 2195 Abel Whitney 54 M - Trader N.H. Elmira H. Garrett 47 F - Mass. John Whitney 9 M - " Attended school Edw. " 7 " - " Attended school Amelia B. Haywood 14 F - Mass. Attended school Wm. E. Haywood 11 M - " Attended school Geo. Flint 18 " - Trunk maker "

1 1 Abel Whitney 40-49 M - Trader Mass. Belinda B. Whitney 40-49 F - Vt. John A. Whitney 15-19 M - Mass. Edward A. Whitney 10-14 M - " Henry D. Whitney 0-4 M - "

1914 2513 Abel Whitney 60 M - Book store $4000 $3000 Mass. Belinda B. " 44 F - Wife Vt. John A. " 20 M - Clerk Mass. Henry J. " 8 M - " Attended school Mary E. " 3 F - "

691 696 Josiah D. Whitney 74 M - banker $10000 $40000 Mass. Clarissa " 59 F - " Henry " 17 M - Student at Col. " Alice " 19 F - " Edward A. " 17 M - Clerk in Bank " Attended school John Unknown 23 M - Domestic Ireland Wm. Storrs 13 M - At School N.J. Attended school

713 840 Abel Whitney 64 M - Mass. M Book Dealer - - 1 1 - Belinda B. " 50 F - N.Y. M H. Keeper - - - - - John A. " 25 M - Mass. S Clerk - - 1 1 - Edward A. " 21 M - " S Clerk - - 1 1 - Mary E. " 8 F - " S - - - - -

648 761 Whitney, Abel 60 M W Book Store $4000 $4000 Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Belinda 55 F W Keeping House Vermont -----, John A. 30 M W Clerk in Store Mass. Male citizen over 21

366 366 Segar, Eliza 62 F W Keeping house $3000 $1000 Massachusetts -----, Agusta 54 F W Keeping house $3000 $1000 Massachusetts Whitney, Edward 26 M W Bank Accountant $5000 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 Whaley, Mary 19 F W Domestic Ireland Parents foreign born

Abel WHITNEY 77 Self M M W MA MA MA Belina WHITNEY 65 Wife F M W VT Keeping House CT CT Charles KENDALL 42 Oth M M W MA MA NH Emma C. KENDALL 33 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA NH Charles B. KENDALL 4 Son M S W MA At Home MA NH Walter H. KENDALL 2 Son M S W MA At Home MA NH William C. KENDALL 1 Son M S W MA At Home MA NH Fannie L. CROSBY 37 SisL F S W MA Sis In Law MA NH Sarah J. CROSBY 36 SisL F S W MA Teacher MA NH

Edward A. WHITNEY 33 Self M S W MA Bank Cashier MA NY

361 438 Whitney, John A. Head W M Dec 1843 56 sgl Massachusetts Massachusetts New York Book seller, Owns free house McElroy, Millicient Brdr W F Feb 1854 46 sgl Maine Maine Maine House keeper

References

  • Census records.

1.^  Holbrook, Jay Mack, Massachusetts Vital Records, Westfield, Holbrook Research Institute, Oxford, MA, 1987.

2.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. Abel and Clarissa, bap. 23 Mar 1800," according to Westfield Vital Records.

3.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 347, page 110.

4.^  "Pamelia B. [Whitney], housewife, b. Granville, Me. (sic) [w. Abel. GR-4], and d. John W. and Lois Babcock, consumption, [died] June 22, 1849, a. 39y. 6m. 3d.," according to Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1930). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 40, page 232.

5.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 455, page 232.

6.^  "Clarissa E. [Clara D., GR-4.] [Whitney], b. Dalton, d. Abel and Pamelia, scarlet fever, [died] Apr. 13, 1849, a. 7y. 11m. 20d.," according to Lowell Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 40, pages 222 and 231.

7.^  "Mary Louise [Whitney], d. Abel and Pamelia B., [died] Aug. 29, 1846, a. 14m. GR-," according to Lowell Vital Records.

8.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 64, page 107.

9.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 239, page 127.

10.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 106, page 159.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 203, page 147.


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