Family:Whitney, Abraham (1779-1808)

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Abraham6 Whitney (Abraham5, Abraham4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), son of Abraham5 and Rebecca (Dudley) Whitney, was born 29 Nov 1779, Harvard, MA,[1] and died 19 Nov 1808, Harvard, MA, aged 29 years.[2]

He "Jr." married, 3 Apr 1802, Harvard, MA, Alice Houghton,[3] daughter of Elijah and Mercy5 (Whitney) Houghton. She married secondly, 27 Mar 1816, Harvard, MA, John Forbush, Jr.[4]

He resided Harvard, MA.

Children of Abraham6 and Alice (Houghton) Whitney:

i. Mercy7 Whitney, b. 16 Jul 1802, Harvard, MA;[5] d. 3 Aug 1851, Harvard, MA, aged 49 years, of dropsy; unmarried.[6]
ii. Abel Whitney, b. 20 Feb 1804, Harvard, MA.[7] He has not been found in any census record.
iii. Almira Whitney, b. 24 Oct 1805, Harvard, MA;[8] d. 10 Jan 1811, Harvard, MA, aged 5 years (or 9 Jan 1812, aged 6 years).[9]
iv. Maria Whitney, b. 15 Nov 1807, Harvard, MA;[10] d. 20 Feb 1896, Acton, MA;[11] m. 19 Apr 1828, Harvard, MA, Daniel Willis.[12]

Notes

According to his daughter Maria's death record, he was born in Marlborough, NH.

Census

  • 1810, widow Alice not found.
  • 1820, John Forbush, Jr., Harvard, MA
  • 1830, John Forbush not found.
  • 1840, John Forbush, Harvard, MA
  • 1850, Harvard, Worcester Co., MA:

185 215 Alice Forbush 66 F - Mass. Mercy Whitney 45 F - " Sarah A. Willis 10 F - " Attended school

Sarah was probably daughter of Daniel and Maria (Whitney) Willis.

References

1.^  "Abraham [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Rebekah, [born] Nov. 29, 1779," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Harvard, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1917).

2.^  "Abraham [Whitney] Jr., [died] Nov. 19, 1808, a. 29 y. Md. C.R.1," according to Harvard Vital Records.

3.^  "Abraham [Whitney] Jr. and Allice Houghton, [married] Apr. 3, 1802," according to Harvard Vital Records.

4.^  "Allice [Whitney] and John Forbush Jr., [married] Mar. 27, 1816," according to Harvard Vital Records.

5.^  "Mercy [Whitney], d. of Abraham 2d and Alice, [born] July 16, 1802," according to Harvard Vital Records.

6.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 59, page 135.

7.^  "Abel [Whitney], s. of Abraham and Alice, [born] Feb. 20, 1804," according to Harvard Vital Records.

8.^  "Almira [Whitney], d. of Abraham 2nd and Alice, [born] Oct. 24, 1805," according to Harvard Vital Records.

9.^  "Almira [Whitney], d. of Abraham Jr. and Alice, [died] Jan. 10, 1811, a. 5 yr. (Jan. 9, 1812, a. 6 y. C.R.1.)," according to Harvard Vital Records.

10.^  "Moriah [Whitney], d. of Abraham 2d and Alice, [born] Nov. 15, 1807," according to Harvard Vital Records.

11.^  "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004; volume 464, page 73.

12.^  "Maria [Whitney] and Daniel Willis, [married] Apr. 19, 1828," according to Harvard Vital Records.


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