Family:Whitney, Tryphena (1753-1817)

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Tryphena5 Whitney (Jonathan4, Josiah3, Jonathan2, John1), daughter of Jonathan4 and Rebecca (Dunton) Whitney, was born 9 Mar 1753, Wrentham, MA,[1] and died 9 Dec 1817, Wrentham, MA, in her 65th year.[2]

Tryphena married, 1 Nov 1770, Wrentham, MA, Abel Witherell,[3] son of William and Mary (Pain) Witherell. He was born 3 Apr 1747, Norton, MA, and died 11 May 1822, Wrentham, MA, aged 75 years, "Revolutionary pensioner."

Children of Abel and Tryphena5 (Whitney) Witherell, all born Wrentham, MA:

i. Rebekah Witherell, b. 14 Feb 1773; m. Amariah Robinson circa 1794, Wrentham, MA.
ii. Trypheney Witherell, b. 20 Oct 1781; d. 13 May 1803, Wrentham, MA, in her 22nd year.
iii. Polly Witherell, b. 17 Jun 1784; m. 24 Aug 1801, Wrentham, MA, John Gary.
iv. Jonathan Whitney Witherell, b. 3 Jun 1787; m. 25 Oct 1812, Wrentham, MA, Sally Colman.
v. George Witherell, b. 18 Apr 1790.


1.^  "Tryphena [Whitney], d. of Jonathan and Rebekah, [born] Mar. 9, 1753," according to Thomas W. Baldwin, ed., Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1910).


3.^  "Trypheney [Whitney] and Abel Witherel, [married] Nov. 1, 1770," according to Wrentham Vital Records.

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