Family:Whitney, Abijah (c1760-1829)

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Abijah6 Whitney (Joseph5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Joseph5 and Mary (Child) Whitney, was born about 1760, Weston, MA, baptized 6 Jan 1760, Weston, MA,[1] and died 8 Mar 1829, Weston, MA, aged 69 years.[2]

Marriage intentions were published 18 May 1783, Weston, MA, for him "Mr." "of Weston" and "Miss" Lydia Stearns "of Waltham".[3] He "of Weston" married firstly, 12 Jun 1783, Weston, MA, Lydia Stearns "of Waltham",[4] daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Fuller) Stearns. She was born 1759, and died 5 May 1795, Weston, MA, in her 35th year.[5]

Marriage intentions were published 7 Aug 1796, Weston, MA, for him "Mr." and "Miss" Anna Whittemore "both of Weston".[6] He married secondly, 20 Sep 1796, Weston, MA, Anna Whittemore "both of Weston",[7] daughter of Israel and Abigail (Brown) Whittemore. She was born 24 Agu 1766, Weston, MA, and "Mrs." died 5 Apr 1819, Weston, MA, aged 52 years.[8]

Marriage intentions were published 10 Jan 1820, Weston, MA, for him and "Mrs." Rebecca Cutler.[9] He married thirdly, -- --- 1820, Weston, MA, Rebecca (Fiske) Cutler,[10] daughter of David and Rebecca (Garfield) Fiske. She was born 26 Oct 1766, Lincoln, MA, and died 11 Apr 1843, Weston, MA, aged 76 years.[11] She had married firstly, 18 Mar 1788, Lincoln, MA, Caleb Cutler.

He and Lydia both owned the covenant, 16 May 1784, Weston, MA, and were admitted as church members 16 Mar 1788, Weston, MA.[12]

His children Lydia, Isaac, Sukey, George, and Charles, were scholars in 1808 at the North [East] School, Weston, MA.[13]

He administered the estate of his father Joseph.

Admin. 14 Apr 1829 to Rebecca Whitney of Weston, wid. of Abijah Whitney of Weston. Sureties, Elijah Fisher of Lincoln & Abijah Whitney of Waltham.

Inv. 31 Mar 1829, by Ebenezer Hobbs, Nathan Warren, and John Cutting.[14]

He was in the Revolutionary war, in the company from Weston; and later from Lincoln, in the regiment commanded by Colonel Drake. He resided Waltham and Weston, MA.

Children of Abijah6 and Lydia (Stearns) Whitney:

i. Abijah7 Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1784, Weston, MA; bapt. 16 May 1784, Weston, MA;[15] m.(1) Anne Lawrence; m.(2) Abigail (Sanderson) Tidd.
ii. Nathan Whitney, b. Apr. 30, 1786, Weston, MA; bapt. 7 May 1786, Weston, MA;[16] m. Martha Stearns.
iii. Joseph Whitney, b. 1 Jan 1788, Weston, MA; bapt. 6 Jan 1788, Weston, MA;[17] d. 6 Dec 1843, Weston, MA, or 7 Dec 1843, Brookline, MA, aged 56 years, of erysipelas, unmarried.[18] "Supported at Roxbury" in 1833.[19]
iv. Elisha Whitney, b. 6 Nov 1789, Weston, MA; bapt. 8 Nov 1789, Weston, MA;[20] d. 24 Jun 1837, Weston, MA. aged 48 years.[21] "Elisha Whitney and 2 children, from Watertown in 1816, supported by Weston."[22] Who his wife and children were is now not known.
v. Lydia Whitney, b. 10 Sep 1791, Weston, MA; bapt. 11 Sep 1791, Weston, MA;[23] d. 20 Oct 1793, Weston, MA, aged 2 years 1 month 9 days.[24]
vi. Lydia Whitney, b. 5 Jan 1794, Weston, MA; bapt. 5 Jan 1794, Weston, MA;[25] d. 25 May 1823, Weston, MA, aged 29 years.[26]

Children of Abijah6 and Anna (Whittemore) Whitney:

vii. Isaac Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1797, Weston, MA; bapt. 13 Aug 1797, Weston, MA;[27] d. 20 Oct 1823, Weston, MA.[28]
viii. Sukey Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1799, Weston, MA; bapt. 15 Sep 1799, Weston, MA;[29] d. 13 Jun 1826, Weston, MA, in her 27th year.[30] See notes below.
ix. George Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1801, Weston, MA; bapt. 26 Jul 1801, Weston, MA.[31]
x. Charles Whitney, b. 11 Jun 1803, Weston, MA; bapt. 12 Jun 1803, Weston, MA;[32] m. Mary Brown.
xi. Harry Whitney, b. 20 Jun 1805, Weston, MA; bapt. 7 Jul 1805, Weston, MA;[33] "Henry" d. 11 Oct 1817, Weston, MA, aged 13 years.[34]
xii. William Whitney, b. 29 Oct 1807, Weston, MA; bapt. 1 Nov 1807, Weston, MA;[35] m. Ruth Crossman.
xiii. Mary Ann Whitney, b. 18 Nov 1809, Weston, MA; bapt. 29 Oct 1809, Weston, MA [sic];[36] m. 30 Sep 1830, Wayland, MA, Dana Stone.[37]
xiv. Caleb Strong Whitney, b. 28 Jun 1812, Weston, MA; bapt. 5 Jul 1812, Weston, MA;[38] d. 22 Jun 1836, Shirley, MA;[39] m. ----- -----. No further record found.

Abijah6 and Rebecca (Fiske)(Cutler) Whitney had no known children.

Notes

His daughter Sukey could be the "Susan Whitney of Weston" whose marriage intentions with Henry Parmenter were published 11 Feb 1826, Wayland, MA, and also Weston, MA.[40] He subsequently m. 24 Apr 1829, Wayland, MA, Anna Hemmenway.

"Abijah Whitney, bap. 1760, married first, Lydia Stearns, June 12, 1783. She d. May 5, 1795. He married second, Anna Whittemore, Sept. 20, 1796. She d. Apr. 5, 1819. He married third, Rebecca (Fiske), wid of Caleb Cutler. She d. Apr. 11, 1843. He d. Mar. 8, 1829. He had 14 children. Children:

Abijah, b. Jan. 31, 1784, d. Apr. 20, 1862, aged 78-2-21. He m. first, Anne Lawrence. He m. second, Abigail (Sanderson) Tidd, wid. of John Tidd of Waltham, Apr. 26, 1832. Children:
Thomas Lawrence, Gardner, Samuel Buttrick (married Mary W. Crehore), Sarah Anne (married Joshua W. Lawrence), Henry (married Catherine Harvey), and d. Mar. 8, 1872. Wid. Abigail d. March 21, 1867.
Nathan, b. Apr. 30, 1786, m. Martha Stearns; had 8 ch.; d. June 11, 1822.
Joseph, b. Jan. 1, 1788, d. Dec. 6, 1843.
Elisha, b. Nov. 6, 1789, mar _____ _____; had 2 ch. in 1816; d. June 24, 1837.
Lydia, b. Sept. 10, 1791, d. Oct. 20, 1793.
Lydia, b. Jan. 5, 1794, d. May 25, 1823.
Isaac, b. Aug. 11, 1797, d. Oct. 30, 1823.
Sukey, b. Sept. 9, 1799, d. June 13, 1826.
George, b. July 20, 1801.
Charles, b. June 11, 1803, m. Mary ____; had Mary Ann, Charles, Harriet Susan.
Harry, b. June 20, 1805, d. Oct. 11, 1817.
William, b. Oct. 29, 1807. Lived in Shirley.
Mary Ann, b. Nov. 18, 1809.
Caleb Strong, b. June 28, 1812, d. in Shirley, 1836 (June 22)?. He had a family."[41]

Census

  • 1790, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA: Abijah Whitney, 2 males over 16, 4 males 0-15, and 2 females.
  • 1800, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA: Abijah Whitney, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 0-9, 1 females over 45, 1 females 26-44, 1 females 16-25, 2 females 0-9.
  • 1810, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA: Whitney Abijah, 1 male over 45, 7 males 16-25, 1 male 10-15, 4 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 16-25, 2 females 10-15, and 1 female 0-9.
  • 1820, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA: Abijah Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 18-25, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 0-9, 1 female over 45, 1 female 16-25, and 1 female 10-15; 4 engaged in agriculture.
  • 1830, Rebecca, Joseph, Elisha, and George not found.
  • 1840, Rebecca, Joseph, and George not found.

References

1.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. Joseph and Mary, bap. Jan. 6, 1760," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 469.

2.^  "Abijah [Whitney], [died] Mar. 8, 1829, a. 69y.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 377.

3.^  "Abijah [Whitney], Mr., of Weston, and Miss Lydia Starns of Waltham, int. May 18, 1783," according to Weston Vital Records, page 154.

4.^  "Abijah [Whitney] of Weston, and Lydia Stearns, [married] [June] 12, 1783.* [Sterns, M. R.]," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904). Also, "Abijah [Whitney], of Weston, and Lydia Stearns of Waltham, June 12, 1783, in Waltham, by Rev. Jacob Cushing," according to Weston Vital Records, page 275.

5.^  "Mrs. Lydia [Whitney], w. Abijah, [died] May 5, 1795, a. in her 35th year," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 330 and 377.

6.^  "Abijah [Whitney], Mr., and Miss Anna Whittemore, b. of Weston, int. Aug. 7, 1796," according to Weston Vital Records, page 172.

7.^  "Abijah [Whitney] and Anna Whittemore, b. of Weston, Sept. 20, 1796, by Rev. Samuel Kendal," according to Weston Vital Records, page 185.

8.^  "Mrs. Anna [Annan] [Whitney], w. Abijah, [died] Apr. 5, 1819, a. 52y.," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 329 and 377.

9.^  "Abijah [Whitney] and Mrs. Rebecca Cutler, int. Jan. 10, 1820," according to Weston Vital Records, page 203.

10.^  "Abijah [Whitney] and Rebecca Cutter, ___ __, 1820, by Rev. Joseph Field," according to Weston Vital Records, page 230.

11.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], Mrs., wid. Abijah, [died] Apr. 11, 1843, a. 76y.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 251. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 2, pages 473 and 474.

12.^  "Abijah [Whitney], o.c. May 16, 1784, c.m. Mar. 16, 1788," and "Lydia [Whitney], o.c. May 16, 1784, c.m. Mar. 16, 1788," according to Weston Vital Records, page 503.

13.^  "Lydia, scholar in the North [East] School, 1808," and "Isaac, scholar in the North [East] School, 1808," and "Sukey, scholar in the North [East] School, 1808," and "George, scholar in the North [East] School, 1808," and "Charles, scholar in the North [East] School, 1808," according to Weston Vital Records.

14.^  Middlesex County, MA, Probate Files, #24598.

15.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. Abijah and Abigail, bap. May 16, 1784," according to Weston Vital Records, page 504.

16.^  "Nathan [Whitney], s. Abijah and Lydia, b. Apr. 30, bap. May 7, 1786," according to Weston Vital Records, page 505.

17.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Abijah and Lydia, b. 1 week, bap. Jan. 6, 1788," according to Weston Vital Records, page 507.

18.^  "Joseph [Whitney], unm., yeoman, erysipelas, [died] Dec. 7, 1843, a. 56y.," according to Vital Records of Brookline, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1929). Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 9, page 69.

19.^  "Joseph Whitney, supported at Roxbury, in 1833," according to Weston Vital Records, page 565.

20.^  "Elisha [Whitney], s. Abijah and Lydia, bap. Nov. 8, 1789," according to Weston Vital Records, page 508.

21.^  "Elisha [Whitney], [died] June 24, 1837, a. 48y.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 377.

22.^  "Elisha Whitney and 2 children, from Watertown in 1816, supported by Weston," according to Weston Vital Records, page 565.

23.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Abijah and Lydia, bap. Sept. 11, 1791," according to Weston Vital Records, page 509.

24.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Abijah and Lydia, [died] Oct. 20, 1793. a. 2y. 1m. 9d.," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 377 and 509.

25.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Abijah and Lydia, bap. Jan. 5, 1794," according to Weston Vital Records, page 510.

26.^  "Lydia [Whitney], d. Abijah and Lydia, [died] May 25, 1823, a. 29y.," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 330 and 377.

27.^  "Isaac/Isaas [Whitney], s. Abijah and Anna, bap. Aug. 13, 1797," according to Weston Vital Records, page 513.

28.^  "Isaas [Whitney], s. Abijah, [died] Oct. 30, 1823," according to Weston Vital Records, page 330.

29.^  "Sukey [Whitney], d. Abijah and Anna, bap. Sept. 15, 1799," according to Weston Vital Records, page 513.

30.^  "Sukey [Whitney], d. Abijah and Anna, [died] June 13, 1826, a. in her 27th year," according to Weston Vital Records, page 377.

31.^  "George [Whitney], s. Abijah and Anna, bap. July 26, 1801," according to Weston Vital Records, page 517.

32.^  "Charles [Whitney], s. Abijah and Anna, bap. June 12, 1803," according to Weston Vital Records, page 518.

33.^  "Harry [Whitney], s. Abijah and Anna, bap. July 7, 1805," according to Weston Vital Records, page 519.

34.^  "Henry, s. Abijah and Anna, [died] Oct. 11, 1817, a. 13y.," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 328 and 377.

35.^  "William [Whitney], s. Abijah and Anna, bap. Nov. 1, 1807," according to Weston Vital Records, page 520.

36.^  "Mary Ann [Whitney], d. Abijah and Anna, bap. Oct. 29, 1809," according to Weston Vital Records, page 521.

37.^  "Maryann [Whitney] [int. Mary Ann] and Dana Stone, [married] [Sept.] 30, 1830. [Mary Ann, C.R.1]," according to Vital Records of Wayland, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905).

38.^  "Calab Strong [Whitney], s. Abijah and Anna, bap. July 5, 1812," according to Weston Vital Records, page 522.

39.^  "Caleb S. Whitney, d. in Shirley, June 22, 1836," according to Weston Vital Records, page 565.

40.^  "Susan [Whitney] [of] Weston, and Henry Parmenter, int. Feb. 11, 1826," according to Vital Records of Wayland, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905). Also, "Susan and Henry Parmenter of East Sudbury, int. Feb. 11, 1826," according to Weston Vital Records, page 211.

41.^  Weston Vital Records, supplement.


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