Family:Whitney, Abner (1744-1826)

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Ens. Abner5 Whitney (Jonas4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1), son of Jonas4 and Sarah (Perry) Whitney, was born 17 Nov 1744, Roxbury, MA,[1] and died 6 Jan 1826, Springfield, VT, aged 84 years.[2]

He "of Roxbury" married firstly, 21 Mar 1768, Newton, MA, Esther Jackson[3] "of Newton", daughter of Abraham and Mary (Hyde) Jackson. She was born 3 Dec 1748, Newton, MA.

He married secondly, 20 Oct 1788, Stoddard, NH, Elizabeth Jackson.[4] She was born circa 1751, and died 14 Dec 1825, Springfield, Vermont, aged 74 years.

"He was born either in Newton or Roxbury, probably the former place [actually Roxbury - in VR's]. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he enlisted in the company commanded by Capt. Wiswell, raised in Newton, and was at once promoted to sergeant. Later in the war he was serving as an ensign (or second lieutenant). He was granted a pension Apr. 13, 1818, and at that time he was residing in Windsor Co., VT, where he died 6 Jan 1826, ae. 81."[5]

Children of Ens. Abner5 and Esther (Jackson) Whitney:

i. Mary6 Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1769, Roxbury, MA; d. 14 May 1804.
ii. Leonard Whitney, b. 19 Mar 1771, Newton, MA; d. 16 Apr 1792.
iii. Abraham Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1773, Newton, MA; d. before 1779.
iv. Esther Whitney, b. 12 Dec 1774, Newton, MA; d. 5 Nov 1791.
v. Isaac Whitney, b. 19 Feb 1778, Warwick, MA; d. before 1782.
vi. Abraham Whitney, b. 25 Apr 1779; m. Rebecca Hudson.
vii. Abner Whitney, b. 19 Jul 1780, Roxbury, MA; m. Polly White.
viii. Isaac Whitney, b. 3 Jun 1782, Stoddard, NH; d. 16 Dec 1868; m. circa 1803, Polly -----. 'Had a son David who had sons, Isaac and James, and res. in Elmore.'
ix. Jacob Whitney, b. 2 May 1784, Stoddard, NH, or Springfield, VT; m. Lucy Adams.
x. Samuel Whitney, b. 29 Apr 1787, Stoddard, NH.

Children of Abner5 and Elizabeth (Jackson) Whitney:

xi. David6 Whitney, b. 21 Jul 1789, Stoddard, NH; d. 8 Oct 1790.
xii. Esther Whitney, b. 1 Jun 1792, Claremont, NH; d. 17 Mar 1840, Springfield, VT; m. 14 Oct 1812, Springfield, VT, Moses Randall.[6]
xiii. Fanny Whitney, b. 8 Mar 1794, Claremont, NH; m. 10 Jan 1828, Springfield, VT, James Messenger.[7]
xiv. Leonard Whitney, b. 29 Feb 1796, Claremont, NH. He sold land in New Salem, MA, in 1816.[8]
xv. Sally Whitney, b. 14 Feb 1799, Claremont, NH.
xvi. Daniel S. Whitney, b. 21 May 1803, Springfield, VT.[9]



1.^  "Abner [Whitney], s. Jonas and Sarah, [born] Nov. 17, 1744," according to Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925-1926).


3.^  "Abner [Whitney] of Roxbury, and Esther Jackson [married] [Mar.] 21, 1768," according to Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905). Also, "Abner [Whitney], and Esther Jackson of Newton at Newton, [married] Mar. 21, 1768," according to Roxbury Vital Records.

4.^  "Abner Whitney & Elisabeth Jackson, m. 20 Oct 1788, Stoddard, Cheshire Co., NH," according to New Hampshire, Vital Records, Marriage Index.

5.^  Frederick C. Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: The Author, 1895), p. 94.

6.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

7.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, Marriages.

8.^  "Leonard [Whitney], grantor, 1816. FD," according to New Salem Vital Records.

9.^  Vermont, Vital Records Index, All Births.

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