About Abigail Whitney
Abigail Whitney lived nearly 300 hundred years ago. She was born and raised in Boston, married her childhood sweetheart Samuel, and became a beloved mother of seventeen children. The Whitney family moved from Boston to Concord, then back to Boston, and eventually retired in Castine, Maine. Abigail was educated, fulfilled her ‘housewifely’ duties well, and was an active wife of a Whig. As both a successful merchant and active in politics, Samuel and his family had connections to key players that became household names for future generations. Samuel is a Son of the American Revolution, a distinguished honor, as he was at Concord’s North Bridge fighting alongside fellow Patriots on April 19, 1775.