Family:Whitney, Abraham (1748-1833)

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Abraham5 Whitney (Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Abraham4 and Sarah5 (Whitney) Whitney,[1] was born 20 Dec 1748, Harvard, MA,[2] and died 26 Aug 1833, Harvard, MA, aged 84 years.[3]

He "of Bolton" married, 28 Feb 1776, Bolton, MA, Rebecca Dudley "of Acton",[4][5] daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Hayward) Dudley.[6] She was born 27 Apr 1757, Littleton, MA,[7] and died 27 Aug 1838, Harvard, MA, aged 81 years.[8]

Abraham Whitney, Jr., was born in Harvard, MA, where he always resided. He was educated for the ministry, but subsequently followed an agricultural life, remarking that he was not good enough to be a minister. He was in the Revolutionary army, in a Worcester County company. He was puritanic in all his tastes and was through life a thoroughly good man, highly esteemed and respected by all. He resided Harvard, MA.

Children of Abraham5 and Rebecca (Dudley) Whitney:

i. Abraham6 Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1777, Harvard, MA;[9] died 18 Oct 1778, Harvard, MA.[10]
ii. Abraham Whitney, b. 29 Nov 1779, Harvard, MA;[11] m. Alice Houghton.
iii. Josiah Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1781, Harvard, MA;[12] m. Sally Puffer.
iv. John Whitney, b. 31 Jul 1783, Harvard, MA;[13] m. Sally Stowe.
v. Samuel Whitney, b. 28 May 1785, Harvard, MA;[14] d. 27 Jan 1840, Harvard, MA, aged 55 years;[15] unmarried.
vi. Simeon Howard Whitney, b. 20 Mar 1787, Harvard, MA;[16] m. Nancy Barnard.
vii. Rebecca Whitney, b. 13 Oct 1789, Harvard, MA;[17] d. 14 Jul 1868, Harvard, MA, aged 78 years 8 months, of dropsy;[18] m. 30 Sep 1811, Harvard, MA, Joel Bowers.[19] He was b. 5 Feb 1789; d. 6 Mar 1851; was a farmer.
Ch.: Mary Dickenson, b. 30 Apr 1814, Harvard, MA; 19 Nov 1838, Boxborough, MA, Varnum Taylor; resided Boxborough, MA; Cephas H., born Oct 23, 1816; resided Still River, [Harvard,] MA; Rebecca Howard, born 28 Sep 1822, Harvard, MA; married ----- Houghton; resided Bolton, MA; Luke Whitney; Levina Whitney; Joel Dudley; Elisha Puffer; and Francis Augustus.
viii. Abel Whitney, b. 20 Oct 1791, Harvard, MA; bapt. 8 Jul 1792, Harvard, MA;[20] d. 2 Dec 1799, Harvard, MA, aged 8 years 1 month 11 days.[21]
ix. Joseph Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1795, Harvard, MA; bapt. 9 Aug 1795, Harvard, MA;[22] d. 16 May 1799, Harvard, MA, aged 4 years 4 months 10 days.[23]
x. Sarah Whitney, b. 11 Feb 1797, Harvard, MA;[24] d. 18 Jul 1882, Harvard, MA, aged 85 years 4 months 7 days, of paralysis;[25] m. 24 Jun 1819, Harvard, MA, Cephas Houghton.[26] He was b. Feb 11, 1792; d. 18 Aug 1881. Was a farmer.
Ch.: Sarah E., b. 24 Mar 1820; d. 20 Mar 1860; George Emory, b. 2 Nov 1822, Harvard, MA, d. 17 May 1824, Harvard, MA; George N., b. Oct 23, 1824; m. 1847; d. Oct 23, 1893, Leominster, MA; Edward W., b. Mar 22, 1829; m. 1856; resided Still River, MA; Elsie A., b. 19 Apr 1831; m. G. B. Grassie; resided Bolton, MA; John Cephas, b. Dec 26, 1836, m. 22 Aug 1870, Mary Leora Smith; resided Still River, [Harvard,] MA.
xi. Mary Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1800, Harvard, MA;[27] d. 7 Feb 1864, Lancaster, MA, aged 64 years, of congestion of lungs;[28] unmarried; res. Lancaster, MA.
xii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 22 Sep 1802, Harvard, MA;[29] d. 31 Aug 1883, Harvard, MA, aged 80 years, of dropsy;[30] unmarried.
xiii. Lydia Whitney, b. -----, reported only by Pierce.

Census

184 213 Sally Wetherbee 65 F - Mass. 214 Mary Whitney 50 F - "

This was his daughter-in-law Sally (Stowe)(Whitney) Wetherbee and his daughter Mary.

Alms House 126 150 Rodney Fuller 23 M - Master of Alms House $4000 N.H. ... Eliza Whitney 48 F - Mass. Pauper ... Andrew Whitney 20 F - Mass. Pauper

This is apparently his daughter Elizabeth.

27 28 Wright Hartwell 42 M - Farmer Mass. Lucinda F. Hartwell 35 F - Mass. Abagail P. Hartwell 9 F - Mass. Lucinda F. Hartwell 3 F - Mass. Bethiah Mead 67 F - Mass. Pauper Catherine Campbell 66 F - Mass. Pauper Lucinda Hale 80 F - Mass. Pauper Mary A. Nimm 57 F - Mass. Pauper Eliza Whitney 52 F - Mass. Pauper Hannah P. Sanderson 36 F - Mass. Pauper Rhoda Priest 51 F - Mass. Pauper Sally Webber 64 F - Mass. Pauper Sarah Chatman 7 F - Mass. Pauper Wm. Whitcomb 56 M - Farmer Mass. Pauper Hosea Willard 54 M - Farmer Mass. Insane Stephen Samson 44 M - Farmer Mass. Insane

This is apparently his daughter Elizabeth.

188 200 Mary Whitney 55 F - Mass. Caroline Kendall 54 F - Mass. Lucy Ann Shed 7 F - " Zachariah " 48 M - "

This is his daughter Mary.

155 179 [Poor House] ... Eliza Whitney 56 F - Mass. Pauper ... Andrew Whitney 24 M - Mass. Pauper ...

1113 1154 John Hartford 58 M - Laborer Lucy " 46 F - " Henrietta E. Peirce 17 F - " Mary " 10 F - " Mary Whitney 60 F - "

61 75 Michael Mitchel 42 M - England M Farmer - - 1 1 Natura. Hepsy A. Mitchel 37 F - Nova Scotia M Housekeeper - - - - - Susan Mitchel 14 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - Isabella Mitchel 12 F - Massachusetts - - - - - - Mary E. Mitchel 9 F - Massachusetts - - - - - - Alice Mitchel 6 F - Massachusetts - - - - - - Bethiah Mead 79 F - Massachusetts S - Pauper - - - Mary A. Nim 67 F - New Hampshire W - Pauper - - - Elizabeth Whitney 62 F - Massachusetts S - B.P. - - - Rhoda Priest 61 F - Massachusetts S - In.P. - - - William Whitcomb 66 M - Massachusetts S - In.P. - - - Hosea Willard 64 M - Massachusetts M - In.P. - - - Julia Saunders 22 F - Massachusetts S - In.P. - - - Elizabeth Saunders 9 F - New Hampshire S - In.P. - - - Horice E. Knapp 40 M - Massachusetts S - Id.P. - - - Stephen Sampson 54 M - Massachusetts S - In.P. - - - Marcia B. Saunders 17 F - Massachusetts S - P - - - Mary J. Saunders 10 F - Massachusetts S - P - - -

Alms House Family 53 56 Lawrence, Harlow 57 M W Farmer $5000 $1000 New Hampshire Male citizen over 21 ... Whitney, Eliza 68 F W Domestic Mass. Blind ...

Leonard H. PARKER 38 Self M M W MASS. Poor Master (Poor House) MASS. MASS. Hannah J. PARKER 33 Wife F M W MASS. Keeping House N.H. MASS. Addie M. PARKER 13 Dau F S W MASS. MASS. MASS. Eugene M. PARKER 10 Son M S W MASS. At School MASS. MASS. Herbert H. PARKER 2 Son M S W MASS. MASS. MASS. Sarah L. FARWELL 42 Oth F W W MASS. Servant - Housework MASS. MASS. Eliza WHITNEY 77 Oth F S W MASS. MASS. MASS. Luke GIBSON 77 Oth M S W MASS. MASS. MASS. Rhoda PRIEST 76 Oth F S W MASS. MASS. --- Hosea WILLARD 78 Oth M W W MASS. MASS. --- Washburn J. TURNER 67 Oth M D W MASS. Hatter MASS. MASS. Lucy CHAPMAN 73 Oth F W W MASS. MASS. N.H. Aug. J. WILLARD 52 Oth M M W MASS. Shoemaker MASS. MASS. Horace K. KNAPP 54 Oth M S W MASS. MASS. MASS. Julia A. SAUNDERS 37 Oth F S W NEW HAMPSHIRE MASS. MASS. Hattie E. SAUNDERS 23 Oth F S W MASS. MASS. MASS. Lydia L. OAKS 66 Oth F W W MASS. MASS. MASS.

References

1.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record and age at death.

2.^  "Abraham [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Sarah, [born] Dec. 20, 1748," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

3.^  "Abraham [Whitney], [died] Aug. 26, 1823. (Aug. 26, 1833, a. 84 y. G.R.1. and C.R.2.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Abraham [Whitney] and Rebecca Dudley of Acton, [married] Feb. 28, 1776. At Concord," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1910).

5.^  "Abraham [Whitney], of Bolton and Rebecca Dudley of Acton, by Ep[hraim] Wood Esq., [married] 28 Feb 1776," according to Town of Concord, Concord, Massachusetts. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, MA: Todd, 1895), p. 241.

6.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record and age at death.

7.^ 

8.^  "Rebekah [Whitney], w. of Abraham, [died] Aug. 27, 1838, a. 81 y. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Abraham [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebekah, [born] Mar. 3. 1777," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Abraham [Whitney], s. of Abraham (Jr., C.R.1.) and Rebekah, [died] Oct. 18, 1778," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "Abraham [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebekah, [born] Nov. 29, 1779," according to Harvard Vital Records.

12.^  "Josiah [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebekah, [born] Aug. 18, 1781," according to Harvard Vital Records.

13.^  "John, s. of Abra[ha]m and Rebekah, July 31, 1783," according to Harvard Vital Records.

14.^  "Samuel [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebekah, [born] May 28, 1785," according to Harvard Vital Records.

15.^  "Samuel [Whitney], [died] Jan. 27, 1840, a. 55 y.," according to Harvard Vital Records.

16.^  "Simeon [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebekah, [born] Mar. 20, 1787," according to Harvard Vital Records.

17.^  "Rebecca [Whitney], d. of Abraham and Rebecca, [born] Oct. 13, 1789," according to Harvard Vital Records.

18.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 213, page 270.

19.^  "Rebecca [Whitney] and Joel Bowers, [married] Sept. 30, 1811," according to Harvard Vital Records.

20.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebecca, bp. July 8, 1792," according to Harvard Vital Records.

21.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebekah, [died] Dec. 2, 1799, a. 8 y. 1 m. 11 d. G.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

22.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebecca, bp. Aug. 9, 1795. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

23.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebekah, [died] May 16, 1799, a. 4 y. 4 m. 10 d. G.R.1. (Drowned. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

24.^  "Sarah [Whitney], d. of Abraham and Rebecca, [born] Feb. 11, 1797," according to Harvard Vital Records.

25.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 339, page 389.

26.^  "Sarah [Whitney] and Cephas Houghton, [married] June 24, 1819," according to Harvard Vital Records.

27.^  "Mary [Whitney], d. of Abraham and Rebecca, [born] Jan. 17, 1800," according to Harvard Vital Records.

28.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 176, page 248.

29.^  "Elizabeth [Whitney], d. of Abraham and Rebecca, [born] Sept. 22, 1802," according to Harvard Vital Records.

30.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 348, page 410.


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