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 Abijah Fitch Whitney

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Abijah Fitch Whitney

Birth
Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Death 5 Jan 1906 (aged 65)
Morrisville, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA
Burial Morrisville, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 114808252 View Source

son of Charles F. Whitney and Louisa Kemp

During the Civil War, Abijah served as a Private in Company I, 1st Vermont Cavalry from November 19, 1861 to November 18, 1864. During this time, the 1st Cavalry participated in 72 battles.

Abijah married Rossett L. Smith in Plainfield, Vermont on 7 December 7, 1865. In 1881, the family moved to Morrisville, where Abijah purchased an old mill and started a prosperous business specializing in butter boxes, building materials, and house finishings. He served four terms on the Morrisville Board of Village Trustees.

An obituary was published in The Barre Daily Times (Barre, Vermont) on January 6, 1906, and in the St. Albans Daily Messenger(St. Albans, Vermont) on January 5, 1906.


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