Family:Whitney, Hachaliah (1762-1848)

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Major Hachaliah6 Whitney (Jesse5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Jesse5 and Mary (Cheney) Whitney, was born 5 Apr 1762, Mendon, MA,[1] and died 14 Nov 1848, Milford, MA, aged 86 years 7 months 10 days, of typhus fever.[2]

He married firstly, 29 Jun 1786, Milford, MA, Abigail Nelson,[3] daughter of Gershom and Mercy (Puffer) Nelson. She was born 30 Jul 1765,[4] was baptized 8 Sep 1765, Milford, MA, and died 10 Dec 1838, Milford, MA, aged 73 years.[5]

He married secondly, 9 Oct 1842, Milford, MA, Olive (Madden) Cobb,[6] daughter of Michael and Mary (Bullard) Madden. She was born 1 Jun 1777, Milford, MA, and died 1849 (but appears in 1850 census below living with her son Elmer and his family). She had married, 16 Mar 1794, Milford, MA, Lewis Cobb, son of Stephen and Mary (Foster) Cobb. He was born 8 Aug 1768, Sharon, MA, and died 19 Jun 1837, Milford, MA.

He was in the Revolutionary war in the Mendon and Milford companies, and later was captain, and in 1809 major, of the local military regiment. He inherited part of the old homestead on which he always resided. He resided Milford, MA.

In 1785, he was a petitioner at Windham, VT.

Children of Hachaliah6 and Abigail (Nelson) Whitney:

i. Ethan7 Whitney, b. 22 Apr 1788, Milford, MA;[7] m. Betsey Miller Green.
ii. Nelson Whitney, b. 24 Mar 1790, Milford, MA;[8] d. 19 Jul 1790, Milford, MA.[9]
iii. Jesse Whitney, b. 12 Oct 1791, Milford, MA;[10] m. Rebecca Fisk.
iv. Abigail Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1803, Milford, MA;[11] d. 27 Jul 1885, Milford, MA, aged 82 years 6 months 23 days, of old age;[12] unmarried; resided Bellingham and Milford, MA.

Hachaliah6 and Olive (Madden)(Cobb) Whitney had no children.

Census

163 213 Elmer Cobb 54 M - Carpenter $3000 Mass. Sylvia " 49 F - " Almira " 27 F - " Sarah Fairbanks 25 F - " Leonard " 30 M - Cabinet Maker " Bridget Lally 15 F - Ireland Olive Whitney 74 F - Mass.

144 168 Nelson Whiting 39 M - Boots Mass. Ruth M. 37 F - " Alonzo M. 12 M - " Attended school Elbridge G. 8 M - " Attended school Melissa R. 3 F - " Abigail 45 F - " Illiterate

This is his daughter Abigail living with her nephew Nelson.

111 151 Nelson Whitney 44 M - Boot Maker Mass. Ruth M. Whitney 42 F - " Alonso N. Whitney 18 M - Boot Maker " Elbridge G. Whitney 12 " - " Malissa R. Whitney 7 F - " Carroline E. Whitney 4 " - " Abagail Whitney 52 " - " Albert W. Follet 22 M - Boot Maker R.I. Alonso U. Gay 17 " - " " Mass.

This is his daughter Abigail living with her nephew Nelson.

1933 2185 Nelson Whiting 49 M - Boot Maker $1200 $400 Mass. Ruth " 47 F - Vt. Elbridge " 17 M - Mass. Millie " 13 F - " Caroline " 9 F - " Abigail Whiting 57 F - "

This is his daughter Abigail living with her nephew Nelson.

180 180 Nelson Whitney 54 M - Massachusetts M Bootmaker - - 1 1 - Ruth M. Whitney 52 F - Vermont M Housekeeper - - - - - Elbridge G. Whitney 22 M - Massachusetts S Bootmaker - - 1 1 - Melissa R. Whitney 18 F - Massachusetts S Strawsewing - - - - - Caroline E. Whitney 14 F - Massachusetts S - - - - - Abby Whitney 62 F - Massachusetts S Strawsewing - - - - -

This is his daughter Abigail living with her nephew Nelson.

111 127 Whitney, Henry 27 M W Works for Boot Mfg. Mass. Male citizen over 21 -----, Hellen 31 F W Keeping House Mass. -----, Jennie 4 F W At home Mass. -----, Lewis 2 M W At home Mass. Whitney, Abigail 67 F W No business Mass.

This is his daughter Abigail living with her nephew Henry.

Israel S. PATCH 55 Self M M W MA Flagman On R.R. MA MA Rosanna S. PATCH 59 Wife F M W MA Keeping House MA MA Elliot AMSDEN 84 Oth M W W MA Retired Farmer MA MA Abagil WHITNEY 77 Oth F S W MA MA MA

This is his daughter Abigail living with her niece Rowanna (Whitney) Patch.

References

1.^  "Hachaliah [Whitney], s. of Jesse and Mary, [born] Apr. 5, 1762," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1920). Also, "Hackaliah [Whitney], [born] Apr. 5, 1762. Revolutionary soldier. G.R.1," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Milford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1917).

2.^  "Hackilliah [Whitney], s. of Jesse, [died] Nov. 15, 1848, a. 86y. 7m. 10d. Md. Typhus fever," according to Milford Vital Records. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 41, page 296.

3.^  "Hackaliah [Whitney] and Abigail Nelson, [married] June 29, 1786," according to Milford Vital Records.

4.^  "Abigail Nelson [Whitney] w. of Hachaliah, [born] July 30, 1765. G.R.1," according to Milford Vital Records.

5.^  "Abigail [Whitney] (Abigail Nelson, G.R.1), w. of Maj. Hackaliah, [died] Dec. 10, 1838, a. 73y.," according to Milford Vital Records.

6.^  "Hackaliah [Whitney] and Olive Cobb, [married] Oct. 9, 1842," according to Milford Vital Records. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 3, page 218.

7.^  "Ethan [Whitney], s. of Hachaliah and Abigail, [born] Apr. 22, 1788," according to Milford Vital Records.

8.^  "Nelson [Whitney], s. of Hachaliah and Abigail, [born] Mar. 24, 1790," according to Milford Vital Records.

9.^  "Nelson [Whitney], s. of Hachaliah and Abigail, [died] July 19, 1790," according to Milford Vital Records.

10.^  "Jesse [Whitney] Jr., s. of Hachaliah and Abigail, [born] Oct. 12, 1790. (1791. G.R.1)," according to Milford Vital Records.

11.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. of Hachaliah and Abigail, [born] Jan. 6, 1803," according to Milford Vital Records.

12.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 366, page 430.


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