Abner Whittier

1819–about 1883 (Age 64)
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Abner

When Abner Whittier was born in 1819, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, Jeremiah Whittier, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Anna Webster, was 36. He married Sarah Hoyt on 7 January 1840. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States for about 20 years. He died about 1883, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Abner Whittier
Sarah Hoyt
Marriage: 7 January 1840
Mary J Whittier
Adelbert Whittier
Eldorah V. Whittier
Frank W. Whittier

Spouse and Children

7 January 1840


    Mary J Whittier


    Adelbert Whittier


    Eldorah V. Whittier


    Frank W. Whittier


Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Whittier





    Philetus D Whittier


    Enoch Whittier


    Anna Whittier


    Deborah D Whittier


    Simeon Whittier


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 14

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a white-leather dresser, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + taw(i)er ‘tawer’ (from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) ‘to prepare’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Whittier, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abner Whittier, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abner Whittier, "United States Census, 1850"

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