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Abel Whitney Chronology

Contributed by Cathy Herpich


The information below has been contributed by site visitor Cathy Herpich. During a recently completed trip to Erie, she copied several documents relating to Abel Whitney. She was tracking him as a possible link to her ancestor. As it turned out, this was not the case. Fortunately, for anyone else who might be researching this name, Cathy has transcribed the census information, land records, and estate file information into a chronology of Abel Whitney. Punctuation and spelling has been retained as accurately as possible.


1820  - Elk Creek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania (1820 United States Census (Free Schedule), Elk Creek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania; p. 166, line 7; December 28, 1820; National Archives Microfilm Series M33, Roll 102.

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1828Conneauttee Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania (Deed of Sale from William Culbertson to Abel Whitney, 22 March 1828 (recorded 7 August 1828) Erie County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book C, pages 237-238. County Clerk’s Office, Erie, Pennsylvania)

Deed William Culbertson to Abel Whitney}

Recorded Seventh day of August AD 1828}

This Indenture made the twenty Second day of March in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and Twenty eight Between William Culbertson of the Township of Conneauttee in the County of Erie and State of Pennsylvania Esquire of the first part and Abel Whitney of the Township, County & State aforesaid Gentleman of the Second par. This Indenture Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the Sum of Ten dollars money of the United States to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipts and payment whereof I do hereby acknowledge and thereof acquit and forever discharge the Said party of the Second part, this heirs, executors and administrators by these presents that grantee bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released and confirmed and by these presents does grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the Said A Whitney of the Second part and to his heirs and assigns all that certain piece or parcel of land or tenement described as follows, Viz. Situate [sic] and lying in the Township of Conneauttee aforesaid Being a Village lot No. 1 and on Tract No. 429. Beginning at the South East Corner at a post, thence running nort[?] 15 ˝ degrees East on Erie Street 54 feet to a post. Thence north 74 ˝ degrees West on lot No. 2 one hundred sixty eight feet to a post, thence South on Mill Alley 12 degrees East ninety eight feet to a post. Thence due East on public ground one one[?] hundred and twenty-Six feet to the place of Beginning, one fourth of an acre be the Same more or less and being a part of a larger Tract conveyed by deed from the population Company to John Griffith of the State of New Jersey and John D. Wallace of the City of Philadelphia Esquires and from the said Griffith & Wallace by their attorney infact H. J. Huidehoper[?] to the Said Wm Culbertson Esq Together with all and Singular the buildings improvements rights liberties privileges hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversions and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and also all the Estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of him the Said William Culbertson of the first part in law or equity or otherwise howsoever of into or out of the Same to have and to hold the Said Village lot or tenement, with all the privileges hereditaments and premises hereby granted mentioned or intended So to be with the appurtenances unto the Said A Whitney of the Second part his heirs and assigns. To the only proper use benefit and behoof of the Said Whitney of the Second part his heirs and assigns forever and the Said Wm Culbertson of the first part his heirs executors and administrators do hereby covenant promise grant and agree to and with the Said Whitney his heirs and assigns by these presents that he the Said Wm Culbertson of the first part his heirs the above mentioned and described premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended. So to be with the appurtenances unto the Said A Whitney of the Second part against the Said Wm Culbertson and his heirs and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him the Said Culbertson Shall and will warrant and forever defend these presents. In witness whereof the Said party to these presents have hereunto interchangeably Set their hand and Seal the day and year first above written.

Wm Culbertson {seal}

Sealed and delivered In presence of}

James Ruder, Joseph B. Smith}

Received on the day of the date of the above Indenture of and from the above named Abel Whitney the Sum of Ten dollars lawful money of the United States in full of the consideration money above mentioned

Witness

Erie County SS[?] Before me the Sub[?] one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the Said County, personally came the above named Wm Culbertson and acknowledged the above Indenture to be his act and deed to the end that the Same might be recorded as such  in witness I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the fourteenth day of July AD 1878.

John Boyd, JP {seal}

 

1830 - Conneauttee Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania (1830 United States Census (Free Schedule), Conneauttee Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania; p. 313, line 21. National Archives Microfilm roll 147

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1830 – Deed of Sale from William Culbertson to Abel Whitney, 22 July 1830 (recorded 17 August 1831), Erie County, Pennsylvania; Deed Book D, pages 233-234. County Clerk’s Office, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Deed William Culbertson To}

Abel Whitney Recorded 17 August 1831}

This Indenture made the twenty second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty. Between William Culbertson Esq. of the Township of Conneauttee in the County of Erie and State of Pennsylvania of the first part and Abel Whitney of the Township, County and State aforesaid Tavern keeper of the second part. This Indenture[?] Witnesseth That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Eight Dollars money of the United States to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt and payment whereof I do hereby acknowledge and thereof acquit and forever discharge the said party of the second part his heirs executors and administrators by these presents. Have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released and confirmed and by these presents Does grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Abel Whitney of the second part and to his heirs and assigns all that certain piece or parcel of Land or tenement described as follows Vis Situate [?] lying in the Township of Conneauttee aforesaid being a village lot no. 2 and on tract no. 429 beginning at the South East corner at a post thence removing north 15 ˝ degrees East on Erie Street 54 feet to a post thence north 74 ˝ degrees West on lot no. 3 one hundred and ninety seven feet to a post thence South on Mill Alley 12 degrees East 60 ˝ feet to a post Thence East 74 ˝ South on lot no. 1 owned by sd A Whitney to the place of beginning being one fourth an acre more or less and being a part of a larger tract conveyed by deed from the Population Company to John Griffith of the state of New Jersey and John B. Wallace of the City of Philadelphia Esquires and from the said Griffith and Wallace by their attorney in fact H. J. Huidehoper[?] to the said Wm Culbertson Esq Together with all and singular the buildings improvements rights liberties privileges hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever there unto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversions and remainders rents issues and profits thereof and also all the Estate right title interest property claim and demand what soever of him the said Wm Culbertson of the first part in law or equity or otherwise howsoever of in to or out of the same To have and to hold the said Village lot or tenement with all the privileges hereditaments and premises hereby granted mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Abel Whitney of the second part his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said Whitney of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Wm Culbertson of the first part his heirs executors and administrators does hereby covenant promise grand and agree to and with the said Whitney his heirs and assigns by these presents that he the said Wm Culbertson of the first part his heirs the above mentioned and described premises hereby granted mentioned or intended so to be with the appurentances with the said Abel Whitney of the second part against the said Wm Culbertson and his heirs and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend these presents   In witness Whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hand and seals the day and year first above written.

Wm Culbertson {seal}

Sealed and delivered in presence}

of Joseph Giles, John B. Culbertson}

Received on the day of the date of the above Indenture of and from the above named Abel Whitney the sum of Eight dollars Lawful money of the United States in full of the consideration money above mentioned.

Witness                 Wm Culbertson

Erie County . Before me the subscriber one of the Justice of the Peace in and for said {seal} County personally come the above named Wm Culbertson and acknowledged the above Indenture to be his act and deed to the end that the same might be recorde[?] as such. Given under my hand and seal the twelfth day of August AD 1830.

John Boyd, J.P.

 

1830 – Mortgage Deed from Abel Whitney to Ralph Snow, 27 November 1830 (recorded 7 July 1831), Erie County, Pennsylvania, Mortgage Book A, pages 290-291. County Clerk’s Office, Erie, Pennyslvania.

Mortgage Deed Abel Whitney to Ralph}

Snow Recorded 7th July 1831}

This Indenture made this twenty seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty Between Abel Whitney of Township of Conneauttee County of Erie and State of Pennsylvania of the first part and Ralph Snow township of [blank] of the County of Crawford and State of Pennsylvania of the second part. Whence the said party of the first part in and by his certain obligation or writing obligatory bearing [even?] date here with Standeth bound unto the said party of the second part in the sum of ten hundred dollars Lawful money of Pennsylvania conditioned for the payment of the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid in five yearly installments with lawful interest six months after the above date as by the said obligation and the condition thereto will fully appear. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the aforesaid obligation and of the debt therein mentioned and for the better secur[?] of the payment of the same at the times and in the manner in the said obligation specified and for the further consideration of one dollar to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part of at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged Hath granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these presents Doth grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns all that certain piece or parcel of Land or tenement described as follows Vis Situate and lying in the Township of Conneauttee aforesaid being a village Lot one 1 and on tract No. 429 beginning at the south east corner at post thence running north 15 ˝ degrees east on Erie Street 54 feet to a post thence north 74 ˝ degrees west on Lot No. 2, One hundred sixty eight feet to a post thence south on Mill Alley 12 degrees east ninety eight to a post thence due east on public ground one hundred & twenty six feet to the place of beginning being one fourth of an acre be the same more or less and being a part of a larger tract conveyed by deed from the population Company to John Griffith of the State of New Jersey and John B. Wallace of the City of Philadelphia Esq. And from the said Griffith & Wallace by their attorney in fact H. J. Huidekoper[?] to Wm Culbertson Esqr of the Township County and State first above written and by the said Wm Culbertson Esq to Abel Whitney Together with all and Singular the hereditaments and appurtenances ther unto belonging and the remainders and reversions rents issues and profits thereof and also all the Estate rights title and interest of him the said party of the first part his heirs and assigns of in and to the same To have and To Hold the premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the use of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever Provided always nevertheless that if the said party of the first part his heirs executors or Administrator do and shall pay or cause to be paid to the said party of the second part his executors administrators or assigns the aforesaid debt or sum of money in the said obligation and consideration mentioned at the times and in the manner therein specified and provided. Then and thence forth as well this Indenture and the estate hereby granted in the said recited obligation shall determine and become void anything herein before contained to the contrary not withstanding. In Witness whereof the said party has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Abel Whitney {seal}

Sealed and Delivered in the presence}

Of Wm Culbertson, S.Casandra, West}

Erie County [?] On the twenty seventh day of November Anno Domini 1830, before me one of the Justices of the peace in and for the county of Erie personally appeared Abel Whitney the grantor above named and acknowledged the foregoing Indenture to be his act and deed for the purposes therein named and desired as such the same may be entered on record Witness my hand and seal the day and year just above written

Wm Culbertson {seal}

 

1839 – Deed of Sale from Abel Whitney to Robert L. McClenahan, 23 August 1839 (recorded 24 August 1839), Erie County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book M, Pages 210-211. County Clerk’s Office, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Deed Abel Whitney to Robert S.}

McClenahan Recorded 24 Aug. 1831}

This Indenture made the twenty third day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine Between Abel Whitney and Marilla Whitney his wife of the Township of Washington Erie County and State of Pennsylvania of the first part and Robert S. McClenahan of the Township County and State aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and fifty dollars money of the United States to them in hand paid by said party of the second part at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt and payment whereof do hereby acknowledge and thereof acquit and forever discharge the said party of the second part his heirs executors and administrators by these presents have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Robert S. McClenahan of the second part and to his heirs and assigns All That certain piece or parcel of land or tenement described as follows vis Situate and lying in the Township of Washington aforesaid being a Village lot No. 2 and on tract No. 429 Beginning at the South East corner to a post Thence running North 15 ˝ degrees East on Erie Street 54 feet to a post Thence North 74 ˝ degrees West to lot No. 3 one hundred and ninety seven feet to a post thence South on Mill Alley 12 degrees East 60 ˝ feet to a post Thence East 74 ˝ degrees South on Lot No. 1 owned by Farren Hart to the place of Beginning being one fourth of an acre of land be the same more or less and being a part of a larger tract conveyed by deed from the population Company to John Griffith of the State of New Jersey and John B. Wallace of the City of Philadelphia Esqrs of from the said Griffith and Wallace by their Attorney in fact H. J. Huidekoper to the said Wm Culbertson Esq & by the said Wm Culbertson Esq to the said Abel Whitney. Together with all and singular the buildings improvements rights liberties privileges hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the revisions and remainders rents issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of them the said Abel Whitney and Marilla his wife of the first part in law or equity or otherwise however of into or out of the same To have and to hold the said Village lot or tenement with all and singular the privileges hereditaments and promises hereby granted mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Robert S. McClenahan of the second part his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said McClenahan of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Abel Whitney and Marilla his wife of the first their heirs executors and administrators hereby covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said McClenahan his heirs and assigns by these presents that they the said Whitney and Marilla his wife of the first part their heirs the above mentioned and described premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Robert S. McClenahan of the second part against the said Abel Whitney and Marilla his wife and their heirs and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend these presents. In Witness Whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their  hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Sealed & Delivered}

In presence of        }

L. B. Goodell         }

Eli Allen                 }

Received on this day of the date of the above Indenture of and from the above named Robert S. McClenahan the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars lawful money of the United States in full of the consideration money above mentioned. Witness my hand.

Abel Whitney

Erie County S.S.       }

State of Pennsylvania}

Personally came before me the Subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Erie Abel Whitney and Marilla Whitney his wife and they acknowledged the above indenture to be their act and deed She the said Marilla being by me examined separate and apart from her said husband and the full contents hereof being made known to her acknowledged that she executed the same freely and voluntarily without coercion or compulsion from him. Witness my hand seal at Washington the 23d day of August A.D. 1839

Henry A. Terry {seal}

 

1840 – 1840 United States Census (Free Schedule), Edinborough, Erie County, Pennsylvania; p. 41, line 13; National Archives Microfilm Roll 459.

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1842 – Deed of Sale from Andrew Columbus and Margaret Culbertson to Abel Whitney, 15 January 1842 (recorded 25 March 1851), Erie County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book W, page 270. Erie County Clerk’s Office, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Warranty Deed A. C. Culbertson}

To Abel Whitney                        }

Recorded March 25, 1851          }

This Indenture, Made the fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lore one thousand eight hundred and Forty Two Between Andres Collumbus[sic?] Culbertson and Margaret Culbertson his wife of the first part of the Borough of Edinborough County of Erie and state of Pennsylvania and Abel Whitney of the Borough of Edinborough county and State aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth, That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Four Dollars Lawful money of the United States, them in hand paid by the said party of the second part at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt and payment whereof we do hereby acknowledge have granted, bargained, sold, released and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, release, and confirm unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns, All that certain piece or parcel of land lying in the Borough of Edinborough Bounded as follows viz Beginning at a stake in the South line of Lot No. 3 thence running north 74 ˝ degrees West on a line with lot No. 3 nineteen feet to a stake thence running Southwardly on a line with Mill Street 54 feet to a stake thence running East 74 degrees South forty Eight feet to a stake in the  South line of Lot No. 2 thence running northwardly on the Olde[sic] line of Lot No. 2 Sixty feet and a half to the place of Beginning Containing 1800 feet of Ground be the same more or less and being part of a larger Tract Conveyed by Deed from the Population Company to John Griffith of the State of New Jersey and John B. Wallace of the City of Philadelphia esqrs. And from the said Griffith and Wallace by their attorney in fact H. J. Huidikofer[?] to Wm Culbertson Esqr and from Wm Culbertson to the said Andrew C. Culbertson. Together with all and singular the rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments, and appurtenances whatsoever thereto belonging and the reversions, and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate and iterest whatsoever of these the said parties of the first part in law or equity of in, to, or out of the same. To have and to hold the premises hereby granted, or in tended so to be, with the appurtenances, unto the said part of the second part, heirs and assigns. To the use of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said parties of the first part, these heirs, executors and administrators do hereby convenant and agree to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, that these the said parties of the first part their heirs the above mentioned and described premises, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part against the said party of the first part and their heirs, and against all & every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim all or any part thereof shall & will Warrant & forever Defend by these presents. In Witness Whereof, the said party of the first part have hereunto set their hand and seal the day and year first above written.

A.C. Culbertson

Margaret Culbertson

Sealed and delivered in presence of

Mary C. Culbertson

Margaritt[sic?] Culbertson

{seal} Erie County, SS.

Before me, the subscriber, one Justices of the peace in and for the said county, personally came the above named Andrew C. Culbertson & Margaret Culbertson his wife, and acknowledged the above indenture to be their act and deed, to the end that the same might be recorded as such. She the said Margaret being of full age, and by me, separate and apart from her said husband, duly examined, and the contents of the above Indenture fully made known to her, declared that she did voluntarily; and of her own free will and accord, and without any coercion or compulsion on the part of her said husband, sign, seal, execute and deliver the same.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fifteenth day of January A. D. 1842

William Campbell L. S.

 

1850 – Estate papers of Abel Whitney, File No. 29356, (filed 3 December 1880) Erie County, Pennsylvania. Erie County Surrogate’s Court, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Res. And Date of Death = Edinbo; Sep, 1847

To [blank] Sibley Esqr Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the county of Erie

Whereas my late husband Abel Whitney died intestate whereby the right of the administration of the Estate of the said deceased did devolve upon me Marilla Whitney widow and relict of the said deceased. Now know ye that for diverse[?] good causes and considerations me thereunto moving and on account of my ill health and bodily infirmities I have released and hereby do release all my right and title to the administration of the Estate and request that George Gillaspie of the borough of Edinboro in said county may be appointed administrator of said Estate.

Witness my hand and seal at Edinboro the 2d day of December AD 1850.

Sealed and delivered       }

In presence of H R Terry}

Marilla Whitney {seal}

To the Honorable the judges of the Orphans Court of the County of Erie.

The petition of George Gillaspie Administrator of all and Singular the goods and Chattels rights and credits which were of Abel Whitney late of the borough of Edinboro in Said County yeoman deceased at the time of his death who died on [blan] day of September AD Eighteen hundred and forty seven intestate humbly Soweth that the said intestate left issue four children to wit [blank] (now the wife of Alpheus Stancliff) Elizabeth (now the wife of Orrin Waldo), Smith Whitney and Desiah Whitney.

 

1851 – Deed of Trust from R. S. McClenahan to George Gillespie, 13 January 1851 (recorded 25 March 1851), Erie County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book W, pages 270-271. Erie County Clerk’s Office, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Deed of Trust R. S.          }

McClenahan                     }

To George Gillaspie         }

Recorded March 25, 1851}

Know all men by these presents that whereas Abel Whitney late of the Borough of Edinboro County of Erie and State of Pennsylvania now deceased did in his life time to wit on the twenty third day of August A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine convey to me by deed duly executed and acknowledged a certain piece and lot of ground situated in the Borough of Edinboro aforesaid and described and bounded as follows Bounded North by Lot of George Gillaspie East by Erie Street, South by the tavern Lot of Aaron Lich and west by an alley Being the same premises in which the said Abel Whitney resided at the time of his death with an agreement that the said property was to be held in trust by me for the use of the said Abel Whitney his heirs and assigns and afterwards a bond or instrument of writing was made and executed by me the said McClenahan to the said Abel Whitney conditioned that the said property be reconveyed to the said Abel Whitney when afterwards requested which said bond or other instrument is since lost or destroyed and the sale of said lot of ground having been decreed by the Orphans Court of the County of Erie on the petition of the said George Gillespie Administrator of the said Abel Whitney deceased for the purposes of paying the debts of the said deceased. Now in consideration of the premises and that the said George Gillespie administrator aforesaid may be able to make a good title to the purchaser of said property at the said Orphans Court sale on the confirmation thereof by the said Court as well as for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said George Gillaspie at and before the ensealing and delivery thereof the receipt is hereby [?] acknowledged I have granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the said George Gillespie the administrator aforesaid his heirs and assigns all my right title interest and claim whatsoever of in and to the lot and premises herein before described together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging and the remainders rents issues and profits thereof to have and to hold the premises hereby grant with the appurtenances unto the said George Gillespie his heirs and assigns to the use of the said George Gillespie his heirs and assigns forever. In trust however for the purposes aforesaid In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of January A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one.

Sealed and delivered}

In presence of          }

Salmon White          }

H. A. Terry              }

R. S. McClenahan {seal}

Erie County S.S.

Personally came before me one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Erie. Robert S. McClenahan the above named grantor and acknowledged the above written indenture to be his act and deed to the end and the same might be recorded as such Witness my hand and seal this thirteenth day of January A. D. 1851

Henry A. Terry {seal}

 


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