Family:Whitney, Abijah (1784-1862)

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Abijah7 Whitney (Abijah6, Joseph5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1), son of Abijah6 and Lydia (Stearns) Whitney, was born 1784, Weston, MA, was baptized 1784, Weston, MA,[1] and died 20 Apr 1862, Waltham, MA, aged 78 years 2 months 21 days, of erysipelas.[2]

He married (or were these just the intentions of marriage?), 8 Oct 1807, Brookline, MA, Anna Lawrence "of Concord".[3] He "of Boston" married firstly, 7 Jan 1808, Concord, MA, Anna Lawrence "of Concord".[4] She was born 17 Aug 1785, and died 8 Jun 1831, Weston, MA.[5]

Marriage intentions were published 5 Mar 1832, Weston, MA, for him and "Mrs." Abigail Tidd "of Waltham".[6] Marriage intentions were published 8 Mar 1832, Waltham, MA, for him "of Weston" and "Mrs." Abigail Tidd.[7] He married secondly, 26 Apr 1832, Weston, MA, Abigail (Sanderson) Tidd,[8] daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Adams) Sanderson, who was born 20 Aug 1785, Waltham, MA, and died 21 Mar 1867, Weston, MA, aged 81 years 7 months 1 day, of lung fever.[9] She had married firstly, 21 Apr 1811, Waltham, MA, John Tidd.

He resided Weston and Waltham, MA.

Children of Abijah7 and Anne (Lawrence) Whitney:

i. Thomas Lawrence8 Whitney, b. 7 Oct 1808; d. 9 Oct 1810, Weston, MA, aged 2 years 2 days.[10]
ii. Gardner Whitney, b. 17 Sep 1811; d. 24 Oct 1844, Weston, MA, aged 33 years 1 month 6 days, of typhus fever.[11]
iii. Samuel Buttrick Whitney, b. 17 Oct 1814; m. Mary Watson Crehore.
iv. Sarah Ann Whitney, b. 30 Sep 1816, Waltham, MA;[12] "of Weston" m. (int. 13 Nov 1834, Weston, MA,[13] and 14 Nov 1834, Concord, MA[14]) 14 Jan 1836, Weston, MA, Joshua W. Lawrence "of Concord";[15] resided Concord, MA.
v. Henry Whitney, b. 18 Aug 1822; m. Catherine Harvey.

Census

5 5 Abijah Whitney 67 M - Farmer $5000 Mass. Abigail Whitney 65 F - " Henry Whitney 28 M - Farmer " Susan Pond 51 F - " Patrick Rice 28 M - Farmer Ireland

183 210 Abijah Whitney 72 M - Farmer Mass. Abigail Whitney 70 F - " Henry Whitney 33 M - Farmer " Josiah Garfield 15 M - "

164 183 Abijah Whitney 76 M - Farmer $4000 $300 Mass. Abigail " 74 F - " Henry " 37 M - " " Freeman Roberts 19 M - Farm Laborer Mass.

27 36 Henry Whitney 42 M - Massachusetts M Farmer - - 1 1 - Catherine Whitney 27 F - Massachusetts M Housekeeper - - - - - Ada Anna Whitney 1 F - Massachusetts - - - - - - Abigail Whitney 79 F - Massachusetts W Housekeeper - - - - -

References

1.^  "Abijah [Whitney], s. Abijah and Abigail, bap. May 16, 1784," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 504.

2.^  "Abijah [Whitney], [died] Apr. 20, 1862. a. 78y.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 377. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 157, page 247.

3.^  "Abijah [Whitney] and Anna Laurance of Concord, [married] Oct. 8, 1807. In Brookline," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903), p. 497. It seems likely that this was the marriage intentions, not the actual marriage, which occurred three months later.

4.^  "Abijah [Whitney], of Boston and Anna Lawrence of Concord, by Rev. E. Ripley, [married] 7 Jan 1808," according to Town of Concord, Concord, Massachusetts. Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Boston, MA: Todd, 1895), p. 367.

5.^  "Mrs. Anna [Whitney], w. Abijah, [died] June 8, 1831, a. 46y. [G.S.]," according to Weston Vital Records, page 377.

6.^  "Abijah [Whitney] and Miss [Mrs.] Abigail Tidd of Waltham, int. Mar. 5, 1832," according to Weston Vital Records, page 218.

7.^  "Abijah [Whitney] of Weston, and Mrs. Abigail Tidd, int. Mar. 8, 1832," according to Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904).

8.^  "Abijah [Whitney] and Mrs. [Abigail] Tid, [married] Apr. 26, 1832," according to Weston Vital Records, page 334.

9.^  "Abigail [Whitney], Mar. 21, 1867, a. 81y.," according to Weston Vital Records, page 377. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 203, page 209.

10.^  "Thomas L. [Whitney], s. Abijah and Anna, [died] Oct. 9, 1810, a. 2y. 2d. [G.S.]," according to Weston Vital Records, page 377.

11.^  "Gardner [Whitney], single, machinist, born in Weston, s. Abijah and Anna, [died] Oct. 24, 1844, a. 33y. 1m. 6d., bur. in New-Burying ground, Typhus Fever," according to Weston Vital Records, pages 289 and 377. Also, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 15, page 50.

12.^  "Sarah Ann [Whitney], d. Abijah and Nancy, [born] Sept. 30, 1816.," according to Waltham Vital Records.

13.^  "Sarah Ann [Whitney] and Joshua W. Lawrence of Concord, int. Nov. 13, 1835," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 221.

14.^  "Sarah Ann [Whitney], of Weston, and Joshua W. Lawrence of Concord, int. 14 Nov 1835," according to Concord Vital Records, p. 393.

15.^  "Sarah Ann [Whitney] and Joseph W. Lawrence, [married] Jan. 14, 1836, by Rev. Joseph Field," according to Weston Vital Records, page 233.


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