Ensign Abner Whitney1

M, (17 November 1744 - 6 January 1826)
Father-Biological*Jonas Whitney1 b. c 1709
Mother-Biological*Sarah Perry1 b. 16 Feb 1716
Last Edited=14 May 2023
     Ensign Abner Whitney was born on 17 November 1744 at Roxbury, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Jonas Whitney and Sarah Perry.1 In 1767, he was taken into the household of Abraham Jackson.2

Ensign Abner Whitney, age 23, married Esther Jackson, age 19 , daughter of Abraham Jackson and ______ Mary Hide, on 21 March 1768 at Newton, Massachusetts.

1. Isaac Whitney
2. Sally Whitney
3. Fanny Whitney
4. Abraham Whitney (1779-1853)
5. Abner Whitney (1780-1866)
6. Jacob Whitney (1784-1824.)1

He served in Captain Wiswell's Company which was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. He was promoted to Sergeant. Later during the war, he was promoted to Ensign.1 He was granted a pension for is Revolutionary War service on 13 April 1818. He was residing in Windsor County, Vermont at that time.1 Ensign Abner Whitney died on 6 January 1826 at Windsor County, Vermont, at age 81.1


  1. Pierce, Frederick Clifton. The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came From London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Chicago: Press of W. B. Conkey Company, 1895.
  2. Ritter, Priscilla R and Thelma Fleishman.. Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779 A Biographical Directory. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1982.