Mailing List:2002-08-21 02, Re: Fw: Abel Whitney, by Robert L. Ward

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From: "Robert L. Ward" <rlward1 -at- erols.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Fw: Abel Whitney Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 10:13:33 -0400 In-Reply-To: <005a01c24911$7536ea00$ef0f2c42@whitneycomp> All, At 08:51 AM 8/21/02 -0400, Ken Whitney wrote: >The Abel that I am seeking, the husband of Sarah Cole, was 39 years old in >the 1850 census, making him born around 1811. He could very well fit into >the family of Levi and Happy (Higgins) Whitney, but I have never seen an >Abel attributed to them. It would make sense however, as Levi could have >named a son after his father. It is interesting to note that by the 1870 >census for Naples, Maine, Abel has remarried to a woman named Mary A., and >he has two more children than when he lived in Standish. The older >children have moved away from the family. All of this from Donna Erickson >in a kind reply thru the Whitney-L list. I hope you become interested in >this puzzle and will attempt to solve it. I have too many puzzles going >already! > >Ken Whitney >Silver Spring, MD > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Glenn Barnett > To: > > Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 5:49 PM > Subject: Abel Whitney > > > > > Hi Ken...I happen to be descended from Abel Whitney. He was in the > Revolutionary War. Sorry I don't have any info on Joseph. Here's what I have. > > Sharon Barnett > > > > 274. Abel6 Whitney (Nathan5, Nathaniel4, Benjamin3, John2, Thomas1) > was born August 20, 1734 in Biddeford York Co., Maine, and died Aft. 1791 > in Standish, Cumberland, Maine. He married Thankful Morton December 16, > 1758 in Gorham, Maine, daughter of Bryant Morton and Thankful Parker. > > Notes for Abel Whitney: > > Abel was a Revolutionary War soldier in Capt. Josiah Jenkins Co. He > died in Standish, Maine. > > Abel 5 Whitney (Nathan4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1); b. 20 Aug 1734 > Biddeford, ME; Marriage banns for he and Thankful Morton were published > 16 Dec 1758 Falmouth, Cumberland, ME; wife "of Gorhamtown." > > He resided in 1763 Gorham, Cumberland, ME. > > Children of Abel5 Whitney and Thankful Morton all b. Gorham, > Cumberland, ME, were as follows > > 74 i. Joseph6 Whitney; b. 1 May 1760; d. 19 Sep 1847 > Alfred, ME, at age 87. > > 75 ii. Lydia Whitney; b. 28 Jul 1763; d. Jul 1767 > Gorham, ME. > > 76 iii. Betty Whitney; m. (--?--) Boynton; b. 22 Jul > 1765. She was also known as Bettey Whitney. > > 77 iv. Sarah Whitney; b. 20 Jun 1769; m. Robert Higgins > 19 Sep 1789 prob. Gorham, ME. > > 78 v. Nathaniel Whitney; b. 20 Jun 1769; m. Zilpha > Martin 16 Mar 1794 prob. Gorham, ME. > > 79 vi. Reuben Whitney; m. Mercy Baker; d. Litchfield, > ME; b. 21 Jul 1771. He was also known as Rueben Whitney. > > 80 vii. Simeon Whitney; b. 9 Feb 1774. > > 81 viii. Susanna Whitney; m. (--?--) Hale; b. 2 Apr 1776. > > 82 ix. Levi Whitney; b. 15 May 1779; b. 18 May 1779; m. > Happy Higgins circa 1800. He was also known as Levy Whitney > > 83 x. Lydia Whitney; m. (--?--) Starbird; d. Standish, > ME; b. 30 Apr 1782. > > > > 385. Levi7 Whitney (Abel6, Nathan5, Nathaniel4, Benjamin3, John2, > Thomas1) was born May 18, 1779 in Gorham,Cumberland, Maine. He married > Happy Higgins November 10, 1802 in the First Church in > Standish, Standish, Maine. > > Children of Levi Whitney and Happy Higgins are: > > 458 i. Lucetta8 Whitney, born January 19, 1809 > in Standish, Maine. > > + 459 ii. Obadiah Higgins Whitney, born January > 19, 1809 in Standish, Maine; died Aft. 1853 in Windham, Maine. > > 460 iii. Joseph Whitney, born in Standish, Maine. > > 461 iv. Levi Whitney, born in Standish, Maine. > > 462 v. Phineas Whitney, born in Standish, Maine. > > 463 vi. Flavilla Ann Whitney, born Abt. 1819 in > Standish, Maine. > > 464 vii. Francis Covel Whitney, born Abt. 1825 > in Standish, Maine. > > 465 viii. Isaac Rogers Whitney, born Abt. 1825 in > Standish, Maine. The IGI gives extracts from the Standish Vital Records, Batch Number C503491. They include, among others, the birth of Abel, son of Levi and Happy WHITNEY, on 22 Mar 1811, Standish. Problem solved! Regards, Robert Mr. Robert L. Ward rlward -at- whitneygen.org <a href="http://www.whitneygen.org/home.html">http://www.whitneygen.org/home.html</a>


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