Family:Whitney, Abijah (1768-a1800)

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Abijah6 Whitney (Nathan5, Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), son of Nathan5 and Tabitha (Bennett) Whitney, was baptized 8 May 1768, Harvard, MA,[1] and died after 1800.

He married, 28 Oct 1788, Conway, MA, Jane Murphy, "both of Conway".[2]

He was a scholar of Elisha Niles, 1779-1790, Conway, Mass.[3]

Children of Abijah6 and Jane (Murphy) Whitney, all born Conway, MA:

i. (child) Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1789; d. 1 Mar 1789, Conway, MA, aged 12 hours.[4]
ii. Tabitha Whitney, bapt. 11 Jul 1790;[5] d. -- --- 1795, Conway, MA, aged 5 years, of dysentery.[6]
iii. Esther Whitney, bapt. 4 Oct 1792.[7] Living 1800.
iv. Joel Whitney, bapt. 14 Jun 1795;[8] d. -- --- 1795, Conway, MA, of dysentery.[9]
iv. (daughter) Whitney, b. before 1800; deduced from 1800 census.

Census

References

1.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. of Nathan, bp. May 8, 1768. C.R.1," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Abijah [Whitney] and Jane Murphy, both of C., [married] Oct. 28, 1788," according to Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1943).

3.^  "Abijah, scholar, 1779-1790, of Elisha Niles, in Conway, Mass. Diary of Elisha Niles, Colchester and East Hampton, p. 5," according to the Index of Connecticut Church Records, Diary of Elisha Niles, Colchester and East Hampton, p. 5.

4.^  "_____ [Whitney], ch. Abijah, [died] Mar. 1, 1789, a. 12h., in C.," according to Conway Vital Records.

5.^  "Tabitha [Whitney], d. Abijah, bp. July 11, 1790, C.R," according to Conway Vital Records.

6.^  "_____ [Whitney], ch. Abijah, dysentary, [died] Aug. __ [rec. between Aug. 18 and Aug. 25] 1795, a. 5. [Rec. between Aug. 18 and Aug. 26, C.R.]," according to Conway Vital Records.

7.^  "Esther [Whitney], d. Abijah, bp. Oct. 4, 1792, C.R," according to Conway Vital Records.

8.^  "Joel [Whitney], s. Abijah, bp. June 14, 1795, C.R," according to Conway Vital Records.

9.^  "_____ [Whitney], ch. Abijah, dissentary, [died] Aug. 25, 1795. [Aug. 26, C.R.]," according to Conway Vital Records.


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