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Prudence Whitney (Merrill)

Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Death: Died in West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Deacon Abraham Merrill and Prudence Merrill
Wife of Ebenezer Sedgwick and Col. David Whitney
Mother of Abraham Sedgwick; Abigail Seymour; Prudence Kellogg and Abraham Sedgwick
Sister of Deacon Abraham Merrill; Joseph Merrill; Margaret Nash; Elizabeth Merrill; Jerusha Merrill and 2 others

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About Prudence Whitney

75. PRUDENCE9 MERRILL (ABRAHAM8, JOHN7 *MERRILL, NATHANIEL6, NATHANIEL5, JOHN4 *MERRELL, THE YOUNGER, JOHN3 *MERYELL, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 22, 1700 in Hartford, Hartford, Conn, and died February 1, 1793 in West Hartford, Hartford, Conn. She married (1) EBENEZER SEDGWICK June 30, 1720 in West Hartford, Hartford, Conn, son of SAMUEL SEDGWICK and MARY HOPKINS. He was born February 25, 1694/95 in West Hartford, Hartford, Conn, and died December 2, 1759 in West Hartford, Hartford, Conn. She married (2) DAVID WHITNEY July 28, 1767 in Canaan, Litchfield, Conn.

Children of PRUDENCE MERRILL and EBENEZER SEDGWICK are: i. ABRAHAM10 SEDGWICK, b. April 27, 1721, Hartford, Hartford, Conn; d. Unknown; m. ABIGAIL BRACE; b. June 19, 1718; d. Unknown. ii. ABIGAIL SEDGWICK, b. December 2, 1722; d. Unknown; m. ELISHA SEYMOUR, Abt. 1742, Hartford, Hartford, Conn; b. March 25, 1722; d. Unknown. iii. PRUDENCE SEDGWICK, b. September 14, 1724, Hartford, Hartford, Conn; d. September 11, 1812, Sheffield, Brookshire, Mass; m. AMOS KELLOGG, May 27, 1747; b. September 30, 1716, Westfield, Hampton, Mass; d. November 26, 1777, Sheffield, Brookshire, Mass. iv. MARY SEDGWICK, b. April 29, 1726, Hartford, Hartford, Conn; d. February 10, 1805, Canaan, iLtchfield, Conn; m. JOHN ENSIGN, Bef. 1746, Salisbury, Conn; b. February 2, 1722/23, Hartford, Hartford, Conn; d. November 16, 1810, Salisbury, Litchefield, Conn. v. THANKFUL SEDGWICK, b. April 7, 1728, Hartford, Hartford, Conn; d. Bef. 1735, Hartford, Hartford, Conn. vi. ELIZABETH SEDGWICK, b. June 17, 1731, Hartford, Hartford, Conn; d. Unknown; m. ELISHA ENSIGN, Bef. 1750, Hartford, Hartford, Conn; b. December 29, 1729; d. Unknown. vii. EBENEZER SEDGWICK, b. March 14, 1734/35, Hartford, Hartford, Conn.

Prudence - b. Oct. 14, 1675, Hadley, MA; d. Sep. 21, 1747, West Hartford, CT. Married Apr. 16, 1699 Deacon Abraham MERRILL (b. Dec. 21, 1670; d. Nov. 6, 1747, West Hartford, CT), son of Deacon John MERRILL and Sarah WATSON.

Children of Prudence and Abraham MERRILL:

- Prudence married first Ebenezer SEDGWICK, and second Col. David WHITNEY;

- Abraham married Abigail NASH; Abigail married John SMITH;

- Joseph married first Mary MERRILL (his first cousin), second Abigail STONE, and third Martha (ALLEN) CHAPINS;

- Margaret married Capt. Samuel NASH;

- Elizabeth died in infancy;

- Jerusha (or Joshua);

- Joanna.

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Prudence Whitney's Timeline

December 22, 1690
December 22, 1700
Hartford, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
April 27, 1721
Age 20
Hartford, CT, USA
Age 20
December 2, 1722
Age 21
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
September 14, 1724
Age 23
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
January 31, 1793
Age 92
West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States