Mailing List:1996-12-07 05, Re: Abraham Whitney, by Robert L. Ward

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Mailing List Archives > 1996-12-07 05, Re: Abraham Whitney, by Robert L. Ward

From: "Robert L. Ward" <rlward1 -at-> Subject: Re: Abraham Whitney Date: Sat, 07 Dec 1996 12:41:51 -0800 Jan Whitaker wrote: > > Dear Cousins, I have in my possession a photocopy of a personal paper of > one Abraham Whitney, written on Apr. 9th 1858, and titled "Some Religious > Experiences of Abraham Whitney". The subject may not interest you, but it > includes many observations of his life and times and is handwritten and > quite legible. I would gladly send it to anyone who can identify him from > the following clues in his paper. (I haven't been able to) He seems to > have been a bachelor, so wouldn't have direct descendents, but perhaps > someone out there is related. About 1811 he lived in Westminster, MA, > working for Reubin Bond in the "Clothier Business", and soon after, his > mother died in Bolton, MA. (His brother came to give him the news) Circa > 1812-13, he was in Hingham,MA working in a woolen factory, when he was > called to defend the nearby town of Cohasset from the British in the "War > of 1812"(he later refused bounty land, for religious reasons). In 1815, he > worked for his cousin Samuel Houghton of Bolton, after three months, he > went to work in Pembroke, MA, then returned to Bolton, at which time his > father was still living. On May 31, 1815 he entered the Shaker Community > in Harvard, MA. Hope someone can identify him. Jan This was Abraham-6 WHITNEY, b. 17 Apr 1785, Bolton, MA (VR), son of Elijah-5 and Sarah (STEARNS) WHITNEY. Sarah died in Bolton 3 Oct 1812. His further ancestry shows two lines of descent from John-1 and Elinor (-----) WHITNEY: Abraham-6 WHITNEY Elijah-5 WHITNEY, m. Sarah STEARNS Abraham-4 WHITNEY, m. Sarah-5 WHITNEY John-4 WHITNEY, m. Elizabeth BARNARD Isaiah-3 WHITNEY, Thomas-3 WHITNEY m. Sarah WOODWARD m. Elizabeth LAWRENCE Thomas-2 WHITNEY, m. Mary KEDALL John-1 WHITNEY, m. Elinor ----- I hope this helps. Regards, Robert Robert L. Ward rlward1 -at- 12236 Shadetree Lane, Laurel, MD 20708-2832 301-776-1659

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