Family:Whitney, Abigail (c1673-c1705)

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Abigail3 Whitney (Joshua2, John1), daughter of Joshua2 and Abigail (Tarbell) Whitney,[1] was born about 1673, Groton, MA,[2] and died after 17 Aug 1705, Groton, MA.[3]

She married say 1693, Groton, MA, John Hutchins,[4] son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Farr) Hutchins.[5] He was born 3 Jun 1668, Lynn, MA,[6] and died 20 Mar 1756, Killingly, CT.[7]

He married secondly, about 1707, Plainfield, CT, Mary (Wyman) Pierce,[8] daughter of John and Mary (Carter) Wyman, and widow of Thomas Pierce (1670-1705).[9] She was born 25 Jun 1674, Woburn, MA,[10], and died 15 Feb 1738, Plainfield, CT.[11]

He married thirdly, 2 Nov 1742, Plainfield, CT, Sarah Bacon,[12] parentage unknown.[13] She was born about 1684, according to her age at death, but her birth place is unknown.[14] She died 16 Jan 1773, Canterbury, CT, aged 88 years.[15]

On 17 Apr 1713, the will of her father mentions eldest daughter Hutchins's children, her eldest son John Hutchins (under 21), and the rest of her children (under 21), and her three daughters,[16]

"At a town meeting held 25 Nov. 1728 he was chosen "Tithing-Man", a religious position similar to that held by his father in Groton. His gravestone still stands in a remarkable state of preservation in the cemetery at Killingly."[17]

Children of John and Abigail3 (Whitney) Hutchins:

i. John Hutchins, b. 13 Oct 1693, Groton, MA;[18] m.(1) Jerusha Bushnell; m.(2) Mary Chase.
ii. Joshua Hutchins, b. 5 Nov 1696; m. Sarah Shed.
iii. Abigail Hutchins, b. 14 Sep 1698, Groton, MA;[19] m.(1) Isaac Fellows; m.(2) Francis Wilson.
iv. Elizabeth Hutchins, b. 6 Sep 1700, Groton, MA;[20] no further record.
v. Sarah Hutchins, b. say 1702;[21] m. John Meach, Jr.
vi. Benjamin Hutchins, b. 17 Aug 1705, Groton, MA;[22] m.(1) Prudence Starkweather; m.(2) Judith Leavens.

Children of John and Mary (Wyman)(Pierce) Hutchins:

vii. Keziah Hutchins, b. 11 Dec 1708, Plainfield, CT;[23] d. 24 May 1764, Woodstock, CT, aged 56 years;[24] m. Samuel Child.
viii. Joseph Hutchins, b. 31 Dec 1709, Plainfield, CT;[25] d. 9 Jul 1783, Killingly, CT;[26] m. Zerviah Leavens.
ix. Ruth Hutchins, b. 22 Nov 1710, Plainfield, CT;[27] d. 18 Feb 1744, Killingly, CT;[28] unmarried.
x. Anne Hutchins, b. 16 Apr 1712, Plainfield, CT;[29] m.(1) Nathaniel Patton; m.(2) Amos Woodward.
xi. Wyman Hutchins, b. 7 Jun 1713, Plainfield, CT;[30], d. 28 Oct 1783, Killingly, CT;[31] m. Abigail Cutler.
xii. Ezra Hutchins, b. 11 Oct 1714, Plainfield, CT;[32] d. 23 Apr 1794, Killingly, CT;[33] m. Abigail Leavens.
xiii. Mary Hutchins, b. 19 Mar 1716, Plainfield, CT;[34] m. Samuel Parkhurst.
xiv. Silas Hutchins, b. 7 Oct 1717, Plainfield, CT;[35] d. 3 May 1772, Killingly, CT;[36] m. Sarah Leavens.

John and Sarah (Bacon) Hutchins had no children.

References

1.^  He parentage is proven by the will of her father.

2.^  Her birth date is inferred from the births of her siblings, the order of the daughters in her father's will, and the marriage of her parents.

3.^  Her death date is inferred from the birth of her youngest child and the birth of John's next child by his second wife.

4.^  The marriage is proven by her father's will. The date is inferred from the birth of her oldest child.

5.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

6.^  "John [Huchin], s. of Nicholas and Elizabeth, [born] June 3, 1668," according to Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1905-1906).

7.^  "Hutchins, John, died Mar. 20, 1756, age 79 yrs," according to Hale Collection of Connecticut Headstones, "Old South Killingly Cemetery," Killingly, CT.

8.^  Marvin Clayton Hutchins, Nicholas Hutchins of Lynn and Groton.

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

10.^  "Mary [Wyman], d. of John, Jr., [born] June 25, 1674," according to Edward F. Johnson, Vital Records of Woburn, Massachusetts, 1640-1873 (Woburn, MA: Andrews, Cutler and Company, 1890-1919).

11.^  "Mary [Hutchins], 2d w. John, d. Feb. 15, 1738," according to Killingly Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 68; also "Mary [Hutchins], w. John, d. Feb. 15, 1738/9," according to Killingly Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 73.

12.^  "Hutchins, John of Killingly & Sarah Bacon, Nov. 2, 1742," according to Frederick W. Bailey, ed., Early Connecticut Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1896-1906). Brooklyn Congregational Church.

13.^  Some authorities claim she was daughter of Jonathan and Dorothy (Kidder) Hyde, born 7/17 Oct 1685, Newton, MA, but that lady married John Pike who didn't die until 1754, and she survived him. Others claim she was Sarah (Pike) Bacon, widow of Joseph Bacon of Woodstock (1700-1757), but he didn't die in time for this marriage. She might have been the widow of his father, Joseph Bacon of Roxbury and Woodstock (1666-1741), whose wife Margaret (Bowen) Bacon died in 1727, but I have found no record of a second marriage for him.

14.^  Ibid.

15.^  "Sarah [Hutchins], wid. d. Jan. 16, 1773, age 88," according to Canterbury Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 165.

16.^  Middlesex County, Massachusetts, probate file #24,703.

17.^  Marvin Clayton Hutchins, Nicholas Hutchins of Lynn and Groton.

18.^  "John [Houchins], s. John and Abigial, [born] Oct. 13, 1693," according to Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1926-1927).

19.^  "Joahaua [Houchins], s. John and Abigail, [born] Nov. 5, 1696" according to Groton Vital Records.

20.^  "Abigail [Hutchin], dau John and Abigail, [born] Sept. 14, 1698" according to Groton Vital Records.

21.^  "Elizebeth [Hutchin], dau John and Abigell, [born] Sept. 6, 1700" according to Groton Vital Records.

22.^  I have not seen proof of Sarah's placement here, but it seems likely. Her birth date is inferred from the birth dates of her siblings and her own marriage date. Some references give Sarah the birthdate of her sister Elizabeth, or even say that Sarah was baptized under the name Elizabeth, but the fact that her grandfather's will mentions his daughter Hutchins's three daughters indicates that they were, indeed, separate people.

23.^  "Banjemen [Huchens], s. John and Abegel, [born] Aug. 17, 1705" according to Groton Vital Records.

24.^  "Kezia, d. John & Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1708," according to Plainfield Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 7.

25.^  "Child, Kezia, wife of Samuel, died May 24, 1764, age 56 yrs." according to Hale Collection of Connecticut Headstones, "Bungay Cemetery", Woodstock, CT.

26.^  "Joseph [Hutchins], s. John & Mary, b. Dec. 31, 1709," according to Plainfield Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 8.

27.^  "Hutchins, Joseph, died July 9, 1783, age 73 yrs" according to Hale Collection of Connecticut Headstones, "Old South Killingly Cemetery," Killingly, CT.

28.^  "Ruth [Hutchins], d. John & Mary, b. Nov. 22, 1710," according to Plainfield Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 8.

29.^  "Ruth [Hutchins], d. John & Mary, d. Feb. 18, 1744," according to Killingly Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 74.

30.^  "Anne [Hutchins], d. John & Mary, b. Apr. 16, 1712," according to Plainfield Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 10.

31.^  "Wyman [Hutchins], s. John & Mary, b. June 7, 1713," according to Plainfield Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 12.

32.^  "Hutchens, Wyman, died Oct. 28, 1783, age 71 yrs" according to Hale Collection of Connecticut Headstones, "Old South Killingly Cemetery," Killingly, CT.

33.^  "Ezrah [Hutchins], s. John & Mary, b. Oct. 11, 1714," according to Plainfield Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 14.

34.^  "Ezra [Hutchins], d. Apr. 23, 1794," according to Killingly Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 81; also "Hutchens, Ezra, died Apr. 23, 1795, age 80 yrs" according to Hale Collection of Connecticut Headstones, "Old South Killingly Cemetery," Killingly, CT.

35.^  "Mary [Hutchins], d. John & Mary, b. Mar. 19, 1715/16," according to Plainfield Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 15.

36.^  "Silass [Hutchins], s. John & Mary, b. Oct. 7, 1717," according to Plainfield Vital Records, vol. 1, p. 18.

37.^  "Hutchens, Silas, died May 3, 1772, age 54 yrs" according to Hale Collection of Connecticut Headstones, "Old South Killingly Cemetery," Killingly, CT.


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