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John Whitman[1]

Male Abt 1602 - 1692  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name John Whitman  [2, 3
    Born Abt 1602  Holt, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigrated 1638  America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Nov 1692  Weymouth, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4388  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Father Abijah Whitman,   b. 9 May 1560, Holt, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1626, Holt, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Alice Eaton,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Holt, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Holt, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1662, Weymouth, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Zechariah Whitman,   b. 1644, Weymouth, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1726, Hull, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1602 - Holt, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1628 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - 1638 - America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1692 - Weymouth, Norfolk, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Bob Hagerich notes:

      He arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1638. On Mar 13, 1638, he was made a freeman, i.e. given voting rights, in the town of Dorchester, MA, but soon moved to Weymouth. He was one of the earliest settlers there, and "soon advanced to prominence". He became Deacon of the Church there, and was a town officer in 1643. In 1645 the General Court appointed him appointed Ensign in the military company "to end small causes".

      Family tradition holds that his wife, "with son Thomas (age 12). and others of their children", came over around 1641, and Walt Whitman claims that he arrived on the Truelove in 1640. Since it is known that daughter Hannah was born in Weymouth in Aug 1641, there may be some connection between these two events. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1009] Bob Hegerich, Robert L. Hegerich, (RootsWeb http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hegerich), http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hegerich&id=I01122 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1008] History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA, Charles A. Farnam, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; New Haven, 1889 Electronic copy via HeritageQuestOnline.com), p. 1889 no. 1 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1011] A Genealogical Dictionary Of The First Settlers Of New England, James Savage.

    5. [S1009] Bob Hegerich, Robert L. Hegerich, (RootsWeb http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hegerich), http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hegerich&id=I01099 (Reliability: 0).