Family:Whitney, Abigail (1717-a1758)

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Abigail4 Whitney (Cornelius3, Joshua2, John1), daughter of (Cornelius3 and Sarah (?Shepard?) Whitney,[1] was born 9 Dec 1717, Groton, MA,[2] and died after 1758.[3]

She married 25 Apr 1739, Putnam, CT, John Robbins,[4] son of Samuel and Dorothy (Barrett) Robbins.[5] He was baptized 16 May 1716, Killingly, CT,[6] and died in 1758, Killingly, CT.[7]

Children of John and Abigail4 (Whitney) Robbins:

i. Abigail Robbins, b. 18 Aug ---- [say 1738], Killingly, CT; d. after 1758. Called "eldest daughter" in her father's probate.[8]
ii. Josiah Robbins, b. 3 Feb 1739/40, Killingly, CT;[9] m.(1) Elizabeth -----; m.(2) Lydia Robins.
iii. Mary Robbins, b. 17 Feb 1741/2, Killingly, CT; d. 15 May 1742, Killingly, CT (as "Marcy").[10]
iv. Millicent Robbins, b. 3 Feb 1743/4, Killingly, CT;[11] "Molle" in father's probate, 1758; "Molly" m. 11 Aug 1766, Douglas, MA, Nathaniel Cummings. No children found.
v. Mary Robbins, b. 3 Oct 1745, Killingly, CT;[12] m. Jonathan Utley.
vi. Samuel Robbins, b. 9 May 1747, Killingly, CT; d. after 1763.[13]
vii. Rhoda Robbins, b. 1 Jun 1749, Killingly, CT; d. 9 Apr 1752, Killingly, CT.[14]
viii. Sarah Robbins, b. 18 Mar 1750/1, Killingly, CT; d. before 1758.[15]
ix. Zerviah Robbins, b. 23 May 1753, Killingly, CT; d. after 1758.[16]
x. Rhoda Robbins, b. 30 Mar 1755, Killingly, CT;[17] m. Ebenezer Gould.

References

1.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

2.^  "Abigall [Whitney], d. Curnelus and Sarah, [born] Dec. 9, 1717," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927).

3.^  She was mentioned as an heir at the death of her husband.

4.^  "John Roberts & Abigail Whitney, 25 Apr. 1739," according to Frederick W. Bailey, ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906), Putnam, 5:36. "Roberts" is an error for "Robbins".

5.^  Eleanor Robbins Sprague and Andrew West Robbins, "Untangling the Evidence for Two Early Massachusetts Robbins Families: George of Chelmsford (1657) and Robert of Concord (1671)," NEHGR (1997), vol. 151, pp. 395-396.

6.^  Eleanor Robbins Sprague and Andrew West Robbins, "Untangling the Evidence for Two Early Massachusetts Robbins Families: George of Chelmsford (1657) and Robert of Concord (1671)," NEHGR (1998), vol. 152, pp. 83-84.

7.^  Ibid.

8.^  Ibid.

9.^  Ibid.

10.^  Ibid.

11.^  Ibid.

12.^  Ibid.

13.^  Ibid.

14.^  Ibid.

15.^  Ibid.

16.^  Ibid.

17.^  Ibid.


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