Family:Whitney, Abraham (1716-a1796)

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Abraham5 Whitney (John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of John4 and Sarah (Cutting) Whitney, was born 8 Aug 1716, Watertown, MA,[1] and died between 1796 and 1797, Framingham, MA.[2]

Marriage intentions for him and Tabitha Allen were published 17 Jun 1741, Weston, MA.[3] He married, 17 Jun 1742 or 20 Jan 1742/3, Weston, MA, Tabitha Allen "both of Weston",[4] daughter of Joseph and Abigail (-----) Allen. She was born 26 Oct 1722, Watertown, MA. She was born circa 1731, calculated from age at death. She died 28 Jul 1821, Westminster, MA, aged 90 years.[5]

Abraham Whitney was admiited a member of the church in Weston, 31 May 1741.[6] Tabitha Allen was admitted a church member in 1741, "now w[ife] of Abr[aham] [Whitney]".[7]

He was admitted to the church in Weston, member 31 May 1741 (p.429, Weston VR), and resided in Weston in 1781.

Pierce says the following:[8]

His father John4 was one of the original proprietors of Paris, Me., in 1735. Abraham was given this land in 1771.

Barry says the following:[9]

Tradition supposes Eph. to have been son [actually, he was a nephew--RLW] of Abraham, a blacksmith, who had a br. John, and lived in the, S. part of the town, and was living, 1796; his widow is noticed, 1797. T. Rec.

Children of Abraham5 and Tabitha (Allen) Whitney, all born Weston, MA:

i. Elisha6 Whitney, b. 2 Mar 1743/4;[10] bapt. 4 Mar 1743/4, Weston, MA;[11] "b. last w." He may be identical with Elisha Whitney of Brookline, Marblehead and Newburyport, MA.
ii. Simeon Whitney, b. 21 Nov 1745;[12] bapt. 15 or 22 Dec 1745, Weston, MA; b. last month;[13] d. 25 Apr 1751, Weston, MA,[14] "of ye terrible Throat distemper."[15]
iii. Abigail Whitney, 20 May 1748; bapt. 22 May 1748, Weston, MA; b. Friday;[16] d. 23 Apr 1751, Weston, MA,[17] "of ye Cankr Quincy."[18]
iv. Levi Whitney, b. 16 May 1750;[19] bapt. 20 May 1750, Weston, MA.[20]
v. Sarah Whitney, b. 18 May 1752;[21] bapt. 24 May 1752, Weston, MA.[22]
vi. Andrew Whitney, bapt. 30 Mar 1754, Weston, MA;[23] m. Lucy Miles.
vii. Lemuel Whitney, bapt. 17 Aug 1755.[24]
viii. Abigail Whitney, bapt. 24 Jul 1757;[25] d. 20 May 1838, Royalton, VT; m. 1774, Croydon, NH, Benjamin Thomson.
ix. Abraham Whitney, b. between 24 Sep 1758 and 30 Sep 1758 at Weston, MA, calculated from age at baptism; bapt. 8 Oct 1758, b. w. before last.[26] Perhaps he was the Abraham Whitney who married, 10 Mar 1780, Brookline, MA, Abigail Grafton.[27]
x. Tabitha Whitney, b. circa 13 Jan 1760, Weston, MA, calculated from age at baptism; bapt. 3 Feb 1760, 3 weeks old;[28] d. 14 Jun 1818, Liberty, VA; m. circa 1781, Charles Markle.

Census

References

1.^  "Abraham [Whitney], s. John and Sarah, [born] Aug. 8, 1716," 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 4.

2.^  William Barry, A history of Framingham, Massachusetts, including the plantation, from 1640 to the present time : with an appendix containing a notice of Sudbury and its first proprietors, also a register of the inhabitants of Framingham before 1800, with genealogical sketches (Boston: J. Munroe and Co., 1847), p. 438, note.

3.^  "Abraham [Whitney] and Tabitha Allen, b. of Weston, int. June 17, 1742," according to Weston Vital Records, page 49.

4.^  "Abraham [Whitney] and Tabitha Allen, b. of Weston, [married] Jan. 20, 1742/3, by Rev. Wm. Williams," according to Weston Vital Records, page 56.

5.^  "Tabitha [Whitney], wid., d. July 28, 1821, a. 90. C.R.," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915).

6.^  "Abraham [Whitney], c.m. May 31, 1741," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 429 and 447.

7.^  "Tabitha [Allen] [Whitney] c.m. 1741, now w. Abr.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 448.

8.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 73.

9.^  Barry, loc. cit..

10.^  "Elisha [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabitha, [born] Mar. 2, 1743/4," according to Weston Vital Records, page 56.

11.^  "Elisha [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabitha, b. last w., bap. Mar. 4, 1743-4," according to Weston Vital Records, page 442.

12.^  "Simeon [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabytha, [born] Nov. 21, 1745," according to Weston Vital Records, page 58.

13.^  "Simeon [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabitha, b. last m:, bap. Dec 15 or 22, 1745," according to Weston Vital Records, page 452.

14.^  "Simeon [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabathy, [died] Apr. 25, 1751," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 80, 297, and 337.

15.^  "Simeon [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabitha, died Apr. 25, 1751, 'of y[e] terrible throat distemper'," according to Weston Vital Records, page 452.

16.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Abraham and Tabitha, b. Fri., bap. May 22, 1748," according to Weston Vital Records, page 456.

17.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Abraham and Tabathy, [died] Apr. 23, 1751," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 80, 297, and 337.

18.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Abraham and Tabitha, [died] Apr. 23, 1751, 'of y[e] Cank[r] Quincy'," according to Weston Vital Records, page 456.

19.^  Levi [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabathy, [born] May 16, 1750," according to Weston Vital Records, page 80.

20.^  Levi [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabitha, bap. May 20, 1750," according to Weston Vital Records, page 460.

21.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Abraham and Tabathy, [born] May 18, 1752," according to Weston Vital Records, page 80.

22.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. Abraham and Tabitha, bap. May 24, 1752," according to Weston Vital Records, page 462.

23.^  "Andrew [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabitha, bap. Mar. 30, 1754," according to Weston Vital Records, page 463.

24.^  "Lemuel [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabitha, bap. Aug. 17, 1755," according to Weston Vital Records, page 464.

25.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Abraham and Tabitha, bap. July 24, 1757," according to Weston Vital Records, page 466.

26.^  "Abraham [Whitney], s. Abraham and Tabitha, b. w. before last., bap. Oct. 8, 1758," according to Weston Vital Records, page 468.

27.^  "Abraham [Whitney] and Abigail Grafton, [married] Mar. 10, 1780. In Brookline," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903), p. 445.

28.^  "Tabitha [Whitney], d. Abraham and Tabitha, a. 3w., bap. Feb. 3, 1760," according to Weston Vital Records, page 469.


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