Family:Whitney, Abigail (1725-a1762)

From WRG
Jump to: navigation, search

Abigail5 Whitney (Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1), daughter of Daniel4 and Dorothy (Tainter) Whitney,[1] was born 5 Jun 1725, Watertown, MA,[2] and was baptized 19 Sep 1736, Watertown, MA.[3]

Marriage intentions for her and "Edward" Fowle were published 26 Jan 1744, Boston, MA.[4] She married, 9 or 17 Mar 1745, Watertown, MA, Edmund Fowle "both of Watertown",[5] son of Edmund and Mary (Smith) Fowle.[6] He was born 23 Sep 1719, Newton, MA.[7]

Pierce says the following:[8]

ABIGAIL [WHITNEY], b. June 5, 1725; m. Mar. 17, 1745, Edmund FOWLE. He was a cordwainer; res. Watertown. (See Court Records, Dec. 10, 1752). Ch.: Abigail, b. Nov. 11, 1745; m. Apr, 29, 1767, Joshua BROWN; Edmund, b. Dec. 31, 1747; m. Mary COOK; Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1749; Dorothy, b. Jan. 27, 1752; m. Jonathan BREWER; Ebenezer Smith, b. Mar. 25, 1754; m. Susan JACKSON; John, b. Feb. 1, 1756; m. Mary COOK; Lucy, b. Aug. 11, 1758; m. John MEACHAM; Jeremiah, b. Dec. 17, 1760; m. Polly CAPER; Samuel, b. Dec. 18, 1762.

Children of Edmund and Abigail5 (Whitney) Fowle, all born Watertown, MA:

i. Abigail Fowle, b. 11 Nov 1745; m. 9 or 29 Apr 1767, Cambridge, MA, Joshua Bowman, son of Thaddeus and Sarah (Loring) Bowman.
ii. Edmund Fowle, b. 31 Dec 1747; d. 28 Sep 1821, Watertown, MA, aged 74 years; m.(1) 11 May 1772, Watertown, MA, Mary Cook, daughter of John and Johanna5 (Whitney) Cook; m.(2) say 1784, Huldah -----. He was a selectman, 1795, 1805, and 1806, Watertown, MA.
iii. Mary Fowle, b. 21 Nov 1749.
iv. Dorothy Fowle, b. 27 Jan 1752; m. 30 Dec 1772, Watertown, MA, Col. Jonathan Brewer, Jr., as his second wife.
v. Ebenezer Smith Fowle, b. 25 Mar 1754; m. 10 May 1780, Watertown, MA, Susan Jackson "of Cambridge".
vi. John Fowle, b. 1 Feb 1756; m. 8 Jan 1782, Watertown, MA, "of Newton" Mary Cook, daughter of Phineas and Abigail (Durant) Cook. He was also known as Capt. He was a selectman 1790 and 1792, Watertown, MA.
vii. Lucy Fowle, b. 11 Aug 1758; m. 27 Aug 1785, Watertown, MA, John Meacham.
viii. Jeremiah Fowle, b. 17 Dec 1760; m. 16 Dec 1783, Watertown, MA, Polly Capen, daughter of John and Mary (Williams) Capen.
ix. Samuel Fowle, b. 18 Dec 1762.

References

1.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

2.^  "Abigail Whitney, d. Daniel & Dorothy Whitney, b. 5 Jun 1725," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the Fourth Book of Town Proceedings and the Second Book of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, from 1738 to 1822 (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, c1903), volume 3, page 116.

3.^  "19 Sep 1736, Simon, Daniel, Joanna, Abigail, Mary, Dorothy, ch. of Daniel Whitney, bapt.," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 142.

4.^  "Abigail [Whitney] and Edward Fowle, int. Jan. 26, 1744," according to Record Commisioners of the City of Boston, A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing the Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751, vol. 28 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1898), p. 280.

5.^  "Edmund Fowle & Abigail Whitney, b. of Watertown, m. 9 May 1745," according to Watertown Vital Records, volume 3, page 123.

6.^ 

7.^ 

8.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 45.


Copyright © 1999, 2006-2008, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group

Personal tools