Family:Whitney, Abigail (1772-1856)

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Abigail5 Whitney (Josiah4, David3, Joshua2, John1), daughter of Josiah4 and Lois (Breck) Whitney,[1] was born 10 Jun 1772, Pomfret, CT,[2] died 29 Apr 1856, Litchfield, NY.[3]

She married, 5 Apr 1792, Brooklyn, CT, Benjamin Wood[4] as his second wife, parentage, birth, and death unknown. He had married firstly, 23 Nov 1786, Brooklyn, CT, Ruhamah Bennett, parentage and birth unknown, died 8 Mar 1791, Brooklyn, CT.

Child of Benjamin and Ruhamah (Bennett) Wood:

i. Emily Wood, b. 13 Feb 1791, Brooklyn, CT; no further record.

Children of Benjamin and Abigail5 (Whitney) Wood, probably incomplete:

ii. Gurdon Wood, b. 3 Jan 1793, Brooklyn, CT; no further record.
iii. Robert Breck Whitney Wood, b. 15 May 1795, Brooklyn, CT; m. 11 Dec 1818, Lancaster, PA, Mary Ann Lefever.
iv. Lucius Wood, b. 1 Apr 1809, Litchfield, NY; d. 28 Aug 1869; m. Feb 1833, Litchfield, NY, Mary Ann Lodema Hooker.


  • Pomfret VRs
  • Brooklyn VRs
  • L.D.S. International Genealogical Index

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

2.^  "Abigail [Whitney], d. Rev. Josiah & Lois, b. 10 Jun 1772," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Pomfret 2:85a.


4.^  "Abigail [Whitney], m. Benjamin WOOD, 5 Apr 1792, Brooklyn 1:78," according to the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Brooklyn 1:78.

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