Family:Whitney, Abraham (1754-1813)

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Capt. Abraham6 Whitney (Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), son of Abraham5 and Marcy (Perry) Whitney,[1] was born 3 Jan 1754, Stow, MA;[2] died 21 May 1813, Waterford, ME, aged 59 years.[3]

He married firstly, 10 May 1780, Stow, MA, Mehitable "Hitty" Ware,[4] daughter of Josiah and Mehitable (Parker) Ware.[5] She was born 31 Aug 1758, Needham, MA;[6] died 25 Sep 1793, Stow, MA. [7]

He married secondly, 25 Mar 1794, Stow, MA, Sarah (Whitman) Wetherbee,[8] daughter of Zachariah and Elizabeth (Gates) Whitman.[9] She was born 4 May 1761, Stow, MA;[10] died 29 Mar 1795, Stow, MA.[11] She had married firstly, 15 Nov 1780, Stow, MA, Jonathan Wetherbee, q.v.[12]

He married thridly, 13 Nov 1796, Stow, MA, Catherine Wood,[13] daughter of Jonathan and Katherine (Gardner) Wood.[14] She was born 22 Oct 1766, Stow, MA;[15] died 7 or 17 Apr 1802, Stow, MA.[16]

He married fourthly, 6 Feb 1803, Waterford, ME, Mrs. Sarah (Conant) Jewell "of Waterford",[17] daughter of Peter and Sarah (Gibson) Conant.[18] She was born 13 Dec 1762, Stow, MA;[19] died 21 Jan 1855, Waterford, ME.[20] She had married firstly, 6 May 1780, Stow, MA, Ezra Jewell (1752-1795).[21]

Capt. Abraham Whitney was a native of Stow, MA, and resided there until 1805, when he moved to Waterford, ME. At one time he was high sheriff of Middlesex County. On settling in Maine he erected a grist mill in 1810, and that year was elected one of the selectmen of W. He was in the Revolutionary army, probably in the company from Bolton, 10 Apr 1818; he was granted a pension from Kennebec County, ME, when 76 years of age. He resided Stow, MA, and Waterford, ME.

Children of Abraham6 and Mehitable (Ware) Whitney:[22]

i. Nabby7 Whitney, b. 12 Nov 1780, Stow, MA;[23] m. (int. 4 Mar 1803) 9 Mar 1803, Stow, MA, James Williams.[24]
ii. Rhoda Whitney, b. 3 Dec 1782, Stow, MA;[25] d. 4 Jan 1785, Stow, MA.[26]
iii. Sally Whitney, b. 10 Dec 1783, Stow, MA;[27] "of Waterford" m. (int. 25 Jul 1805, Augusta, ME[28]) Ebenezer Bancroft Williams.
iv. Joseph Whitney, b. 16 Jan 1787, Stow, MA;[29] d. 13 Dec 1789, Stow, MA.[30]
v. Lucy Whitney, b. 23 Jul 1790, Stow, MA.[31] Guardian bond, 9 Mar 1802. Abraham Whitney, gent., with Ezekiel Gates, blacksmith, and Ichabod Stow, yeomen, as sureties, all of Stow, was appointed guardian of Lucy Whitney and John Whitney, both under 14, children of Abraham and wife Hitty, daughter of Josiah Weare.[32]
vi. John Whitney, b. 14 Oct 1792, Stow, MA.[33] Guardian bond, 9 Mar 1802. Abraham Whitney, gent., with Ezekiel Gates, blacksmith, and Ichabod Stow, yeomen, as sureties, all of Stow, was appointed guardian of Lucy Whitney and John Whitney, both under 14, children of Abraham and wife Hitty, daughter of Josiah Weare.[34]

Child of Abraham6 and Sarah (Whitman)(Wetherbee) Whitney:

vii. Wetherbee Whitney, b. 12 Feb 1795, Stow, MA;[35] d. 22 Jun 1796, Stow, MA.[36]

Child of Abraham6 and Katherine (Wood) Whitney:

viii. Jonathan Wood Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1797, Stow, MA;[37] m. Abigail Brooks.

Children of Abraham6 and Sarah (Conant)(Jewell) Whitney:

ix. Catherine Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1804, Stow, MA,[38] or 12 Jul 1804, Waterford, ME; m. 9 Oct 1825, Waterford, ME, Joseph M. Thompson, b. 1804, resided Gorham, NH, prop. Glen House. She d. 1889.
a. Caroline E. Thompson, b. -----; m. Joseph R. Lafkin.
b. Abraham W. Thompson, b. -----; m. Frances E. Stevens.
c. Charles M. Thompson, b. -----; m. Annette E. Eastman.
d. George F. Thompson, b. -----.
e. Harriett N. Thompson, b. -----; m. Stephen H. Cummings.
x. Abraham Whitney, b. 16 Sep 1805; m. Mary A. Hopkins.
xi. Christopher Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1806; m. Dolly Brooks.

Census

455 473 Lewis Jewell 59 M - Millman $1300 Mass. 456 Lydia " 49 F - Me. Sarah Whitney 88 F - Mass.

References

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

2.^  "Abraham [Whitney], s. Abraham and Ma[torn], [born] Jan 3, 1754. [Jan 7, P.R.12] [Abram, ch. Abraham and Mary, Jan. 3, P.R.26]," according to Vital Records of Stow, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), p. 101.

3.^  "Deaths, May 21, 1813: Abraham Whitney, after having been confined to his bed the most of the time for five months with a distressing weakness, accompanied by a cancer, aged," according to [E-mail from Ken Whitney, dated 15 Dec 2000, containing abstracts of Waterford, Maine, Church Records made by Larry Tracy.

4.^  "Abraham [Whitney] Jr. and Mehitabel Ware [int. Wair], [married] May 10, 1780. [Ware, M.R.] [Mehitable Ware, C.R.] [Abram, P.R.26]," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 223. Also see Stow Vital Records, p. 223.

2.^  "Abraham [Whitney] Jr. and Mehitabel Ware [int. Wair], [married] May 10, 1780. [Ware, M.R.] [Mehitable Ware, C.R.] [Abram, P.R.26]

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

6.^  Mehetable Ware, d. of Josiah and Mehetable, born 31 Aug 1758, Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, according to the [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/IGI/individual_record.asp?recid=500096213185 L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, batch number C502561. This is confirmed by their Bible record.

7.^  "Hitty, w. Abraham Jr., Sept. 25, 1793," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 268.

8.^  "Abraham [Whitney] Jr., Capt. and Sarah Weatherbee, wid., int. Mar. 8, 1794. [Mrs. Sarah Witherbee, m. Mar. 25, C.R.]," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 223. See also Stow Vital Records, p. 223.

9.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth and marriage records.

10.^  "Sarah [Whitman], d. Zachariah and Elizabeth, [born] May 4, 1761," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 100. This is confirmed by their Bible record.

11.^  "Sarah [Whitney], w. Abraham Jr., [died] Mar. 29, 1795," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 269.

12.^  "Sarah [Whitman], and Jonathan Wetherbee, [married] Nov. 15, 1780," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 222.

13.^  "Abr[aha]m [Whitney], Capt., and Catharine Wood, [married] Nov. 13, 1796," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 223. See also Stow Vital Records, p. 223.

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

15.^  "Katharine [Wood], d. Capt. Jonathan and Katharine, [Born] Oct. 22, 1766," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 109. This is confirmed by their Bible record.

16.^  "Katharine [Whitney], w. Abraham Jr., [died] Apr. 7 [dup. Apr. 17], 1802," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 268.

17.^  "Abraham [Whitney] Jr. and Sarah Jewell of Waterford, int. Jan. 1, 1803," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 223. See also Stow Vital Records, p. 223. For the marriage, the data are from the L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, batch number M521461. Also, "Abraham [Whitney], m. Sarah Jewel (previously married), 6 Feb 1803, Waterford, Oxford, ME," according to L.D.S. North America Vital Records Index.

18.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth and marriage records.

19.^  "Sarah [Conant], d. Peter and Sarah, [born] Dec. 13, 1762," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 26. This is confirmed by their Bible record.

20.^  "Sarah Whitney - died Jan. 21, 1855," according to their Bible record.

21.^  "Sarah [Conant], and Ezra Jewell, [married] May 6, 1780. [Jewel, C.R.]," according to Stow Vital Records, p. 131.

22.^  The births (and some of the deaths) of the children are given in their Bible record.

23.^  "Nabby [Whitney], d. Abraham and Hitty, [born] Nov. 12, 1780," according to Stow Vital Records.

24.^  "Nabby [Whitney] and James Williams, Mar. --- [int. Mar. 4], 1803. [Mar. ___ C.R.]," according to Stow Vital Records.

25.^  "Rhoda [Whitney], d. Abraham and Hitty [Mehitable, C.R.], [born] Dec. 3, 1781," according to Stow Vital Records.

26.^  "Rhoda [Whitney], d. Abraham Jr. and Hitty, [died] Jan. 4, 1785," according to Stow Vital Records.

27.^  "Salla [Whitney], d. |Abraham and Hitty, [born] Dec. 10, 17[worn, 1783, T.C.] [Sally, d. Ab[raha]m and Mehitable Jr., bp. Dec. 21, [17]83, C.R.]," according to Stow Vital Records.

28.^  "Sally [Whitney] of Waterford and Ebenezer B. Williams, [intentions] July 25, 1805," according to Ethel Colby Conant, Vital records of Augusta, Maine, to the year 1892, (Maine Historical Society, 1934), vol. II, pp. 196-197.

29.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Abraham Jr. and Hitty [Mehitable, C.R.], [born] Jan. 16, 1787," according to Stow Vital Records.

30.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Abra[ha]m Jr. and Hitty, [died] Dec. 13, 1791," according to Stow Vital Records.

31.^  "Lucy [Whitney], d. Abraham Jr. and Hitte [Mehetibel, C.R.], [born] July 23, 1790," according to Stow Vital Records.

32.^  Middlesex County, MA, Probate Files, #24601.

33.^  "John [Whitney], s. Capt. Abraham and Hitty [Mehitable, C.R.], [born] Oct. 14, 1792," according to Stow Vital Records.

34.^  Ibid.

35.^  "Wetherbee [Whitney], s. Capt. Abraham and Sarah, [born] Feb. 12, 1795," according to Stow Vital Records.

36.^  "Wetherbee [Whitney], s. A[braha]m [dup Abra[ha]m Jr.] and Sarah, [died] June 22, 1796," according to Stow Vital Records.

37.^  "Jonathan Wood [Whitney], s. Abraham Jr. and Katharine, [born] Sept. 9, 1797," according to Stow Vital Records.

38.^  "Katharine [Whitney], d. Abr[aha]m Jr. and Sarah, [born] July 10, 1804," according to Stow Vital Records.


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