Family:Whitney, Abel (1712-1762)
Marriage intentions were published 4 Oct 1735, York, ME, for him and Mary Cane "both of York". He married 13 Nov 1735, York, ME, Mary Cane, daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Parsons) Cane. She was born 19 Jan 1714/15, York, ME, and died about 1794, Gorham, ME. She married secondly, 10 Jun 1763, Gorham, ME, Samuel Haley Crockett, who died 19 Dec 1798, Gorham, ME. She and Samuel are buried in the Old Village Cemetery in Gorham, ME, however, no gravestone for Mary is found. Her burial there is from the records of Isaac Cobb.
From McClellan's History of Gorham: "Abel Whitney died before September, 1762, for at that time his widow Mary received a deed from Barnabas Bangs of a part of the thirty acre lot, 81. Mrs. Mary Whitney married second, June 10, 1763, Samuel Crockett."
Children of Abel4 and Mary (Cane) Whitney:
i. Joanna5 Whitney, b. 10 Oct 1736, York, ME; d. before 1749. ii. Moses Whitney, b. 17 Feb 1737/8, Wiscassett, ME; m. Priscilla Burnell. iii. Joseph Whitney, b. 1 Mar 1738/9, Wiscassett, ME; m.(1) Mehitable Stevens; m.(2) Betty Phinney. iv. Daniel Whitney, b. 17 Sep 1741, York, ME; d. before 1754. v. Joel Whitney, b. 21 May 1743, York, ME; m. Mary Weston. vi. Mary Whitney, b. 5 Oct 1744, York, ME; m. Samuel Whitmore. vii. Lydia Whitney, b. 31 Jul 1746, York, ME; m. John Burnell. viii. Zebulon Whitney, b. 27 Nov 1747, York, ME; m. Joanna Stone. ix. Joanna Whitney, b. 27 Sep 1749, York, ME; m. Caleb Chase. x. Nephtalim Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1750/1, York, ME; m. Mary Stone. xi. Micah Whitney, b. 11 Dec 1752, York, ME; m. Hannah Cobb. xii. Daniel Whitney, b. 26 Sep 1754, York, ME; m. Abigail Stone. xiii. Paul Whitney, b. 30 Jun 1756, York, ME; d. 29 Aug 1778, RI; killed in battle. McClellan's History of Gorham states that Paul enlisted in the Revolutionary Army from Gorham, and was killed in battle in RI, 1778. xiv. Deborah Whitney, b. Feb 1759; m. Jeremiah Williams.
- Pierce, Frederick Clifton, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago: 1895), page 62.
- Whitney, Kenneth L., The Ancestors and Descendants of Ebenezer Whitney and Dorcas Drury Parlin (Silver Spring, MD: The author, 2003).
1.^ "Able Whittny [s. Nathll. and Sarah (Foord)] borne July ye: 23: 1712," according to Lester MacKenzie Bragdon and John E. Frost, Vital Records of York, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1992).
3.^ "Abel Whitney & Mary Cane both of York intend Marriage, Entred Octobr. 4. 1735 ... [married] Novr. 13-1735 by ye Revd. Mr Saml Moody," according to Lester MacKenzie Bragdon and John E. Frost, Vital Records of York, Maine, prior to 1892 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1992).
4.^ "Mary [Whitney] and Samuel Crockit, [married] June 10, 1763," according to Marquis Fayette King, comp., Publishments, marriages, births and deaths from the earlier records of Gorham, Maine (Portland, ME: Maine Genealogical Society, 1897).