Whiting Family Genealogy
Whiting Family Genealogy

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1. John Whiting - was born about 1570 and died on 22 Oct 1617 .
John married Isabel. Isabel was born in 1500. She died on 4 May 1608 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England .

Isabel - (See note for John Whiting concerning relationship to Major William Whiting) (Sources: - 1)

John - was the Mayor of Boston, England in 1600 & 1608.
 
There is some disagreement as to whether this John Whiting was the father of Maj. William Whiting.
 
Here is an email from one researcher:

John Whiting - March 2005

 
Are you aware of two confusions in your Whiting genealogy? One is: John and Isobel Whiting, Mayor of Boston: Boston is not in "Linshire"...it's Lincolnshire, often called Lincs. I'm sure you know this, but it can be confusing to a newbie reading your wonderful site, for which you are to be commended. You've done a lot of good work on it.
 
Also, John Whiting, Mayor of Boston, Lincolnshire, is not the same man as John Whiting, father of Maj. William Whiting of Boxford,Suffolk. These are two different families in two different counties with some mileage between them. No connection has been found between two that I'm aware of. A lot of confusion has been dissimated between the two Johns, no doubt due to the location names of Boston and Boxford. John and William were such common names of the time as well, making it even more confusing. Just wanted to touch base with you on that. I do enjoy your site.
 
Joy Wiggin-Robbins
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Maj. William Whiting was born in 1605 in Boxford, Sussex, England and died on 24 Jul 1647 . See #2. below.






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2. Maj. William Whiting - was born in 1605 in Boxford, Sussex, England and died on 24 Jul 1647 . He was the son of John Whiting.
Maj. William married Susanna Wiggin in 1630. Susanna was born about 1600. She died on 8 Jul 1673 . (Sources: - 2)

Maj. William - was an original proprietor of Hartford; his home–lot in 1639 was on the east side of the street now Governor St. In 1633 “the Bristol men had sold their interest in Piscataqua to the Lords Say and Brooke, George Wyllys, and William Whiting, who continued Thomas Wiggin their agent.” Mr. Whiting retained his interest in Piscataqua until his death, and was one of the most efficient promoters of the trade and commerce of Hartford. He was also engaged in a patent for lands at Swampscott with Lords Say and Brook.
 
He was one of the Committee who for the first time sat with the Court of Magistrates in 1637; freeman, Feb., 1640; Treasurer of the Colony from 1641 until 1647; chosen magistrate 1642, and continued in office until his death in 1647. In 1638 he was allowed to trade with the Indians; and he was appointed with Major Mason and others to erect fortifications in 1642, and the same year he was appointed with Mason to collect tribute of the Indians on Long Island and on the Main. He was a merchant of wealth, and had dealings with Virginia and Piscataqua; had a trading–house at the Delaware River, and also at Westfield.

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut

 
Major William Whiting , the immigrant ancestor, held an enviable position among the early settlers of Hartford, Connecticut . At some time between 1631 and 1633 he became one of the purchasers of the Piscataqua grants of the Bristol men. He was associated with Lords Say and Brooke and George Wyllys . They continued Thomas Wiggin as their agent. He retained his interests in Maine until his death.
 
He was "one of the most respectable of the settlers (of Hartford ) in 1636 , one of the civil and religious Fathers of Connecticut , a man of wealth and education, styled in the records, 'William Whiting, gentleman.'" In 1642 he was chosen one of the magistrates; in 1641 treasurer of the colony of Connecticut , an office he held the rest of his life. "In 1646 a plot was laid by Sequasson , Sachem of the Naticks , to kill Governor Haynes and Hopkins and Mr. Whiting on account of the just and faithful protection which these gentlemen had afforded Uncas. The plot was disclosed by a friendly Indian and the danger averted." He bore the title of Major as early as 1647 .
 
He was one of a committee who for the first time sat with the court of magistrates in 1637 ; was admitted freeman in February, 1640 ; was magistrate 1642-47 , treasurer, 1641-47 . In 1638 he was allowed to trade with the Indians and was appointed with Major Mason and others to erect fortifications in 1642 , and in the same year was appointed with Mason to collect tribute of the Indians on Long Island and on the Main . He was a merchant of wealth and had dealings with Virginia and Piscataqua . He had a trading house on the Delaware river and another at Westfield, Massachusetts . His will, dated March 20, 1643 , states that he was about to make a voyage at sea. It bears a codicil dated July 24, 1647 . (See Trumbull's Colonial Records, or Hartford Probate Records).
 
Whiting was powerful and useful in the colony on account of his broad views and wealth, which enabled him to carry out for the benefit of the community his large and various plans. Always an efficient promoter of the trade and commerce of Hartford , he had trading houses also in various parts of the country and he owned many large land patents. Governor Edward Hopkins and he were the two leading merchants of the colony of which Hartford was the centre. After the Pequot war was over they began to export corn "beyond the seas."
(Sources: - 3 - 2 (records 375-394) )
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Rev John Whiting was born in 1635 in Hartfort, Ct and died on 8 Sep 1689 in Hartfort, Ct . See #3. below.
ii.  Joeph Whiting was born on 2 Oct 1640 in Hartford, Ct. and died on 8 Oct 1717 in Hartford, Ct. . See #4. below.
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3. Rev John Whiting - was born in 1635 in Hartfort, Ct and died on 8 Sep 1689 in Hartfort, Ct . He was the son of Maj. William Whiting and Susanna Wiggin.
Rev John married Sybil Collins in 1654. Sybil was born Nov 1637 in Cambridge,Middlesex,MA. She died on 4 Jun 1672 .

Sybil - mentioned in Pioneers of Mass by Pope page 112-113 (Sources: - 4)

Rev John - From Eells Family by Starr John Whiting was preacher in Salem and same source said he had 2nd wife Phebe Gregson.
 
Was a graduate of Harvard College in 1653 ; came to Hartford in 1660 as colleague of Rev. Samuel Stone , pastor of the first church; withdrew with his followers, February 12, 1672 , and formed the second church; (Sources: - 4 - 2)
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i.  Martha Whiting was born in 1662 in Milford,New Haven,Ct and died on 7 Mar 1740 in Milford,New Haven,Ct .
Martha married Col. Samuel Eells Jr. about 1701 in Milford,New Haven,Ct. Col. Samuel was born on 2 Sep 1666 in Milford, Conn.. He was the son of Samuel Eells and Anna Lenthall. He died in 1714 in Milford,New Haven,Ct .

Martha - - first husband was Samuel Bryan
See Eells family for children.
4. Joeph Whiting - was born on 2 Oct 1640 in Hartford, Ct. and died on 8 Oct 1717 in Hartford, Ct. . He was the son of Maj. William Whiting and Susanna Wiggin.
Joeph married Anne Allyn. Anne was born on 18 Aug 1652 in Hartford, Ct.. She was the daughter of Col. John Allyn and Anna Smith. She died on 3 Mar 1735 in New Haven, Ct. .
  Then Joeph married Mary Pynchon on 5 Oct 1669.

Joeph - was a merchant, first of Westfield, Massachusetts , later of Hartford , whither he returned about the time of King Philip 's war. He was treasurer of th colony of Connecticut from 1678 until his death, a period of thirty-nine years. His son John succeeded him in this office and held it for thirty-two years. He was a wealthy and distinguished citizen. (Sources: - 2 (records 376-395) )
Children with Anne Allyn (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Col. John Whiting was born on 15 Dec 1693 in Hartford, Ct. and died on 12 Feb 1766 in Hartford, Ct. . See #5. below.
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5. Col. John Whiting - was born on 15 Dec 1693 in Hartford, Ct. and died on 12 Feb 1766 in Hartford, Ct. . He was the son of Joeph Whiting and Anne Allyn.
Col. John married Jerusha Lord. Jerusha was born on 25 Feb 1699 in Hartford, Ct.. She was the daughter of Richard Lord III and Abigail Warren. She died on 21 Oct 1776 in Windsor, Hartford, Ct. .

Col. John - succeeded his father in 1717 as treasurer of the colony, holding the office for thirty-two years. He was a merchant in Hartford and a man of wealth and standing. He commanded a regiment in the French and Indian wars.
 
1.) According to Cutter p.1665 " he was a man of wealth and standing, andthat Col. John Whiting commanded a regiment in the French and Indian Wars(1754-1760)." Also in "The Journal of Constantine Hardy, in the CrownPoint Expedition of 1759" there is mention of Col. Whiting's Regiment.
 
2.) Re: American Genealogical Lending Library, Surname Collection (#SW 16- 14, v112 - 49) (pp.110-111) Col. John Whiting married Jerusha Lord,daughter of Richard Lord of Hartford. She was born February 25 1699, anddied October 21, 1776 at Windsor, Conn. Col. John Whiting succeeded hisfather in 1717 as Treasurer of the Colony of Connecticut, retaining theoffice thirty-two years. He was a merchant in Hartford and a man ofproperty. Captain of the Troop of Horse in Hartford County, May 1730.Colonel of the First Regiment October 1741. Member of the Council of War1745. Col. Whiting died February 12, 1766.
 
( (Sources: - 2 (records 376-395) )
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William Whiting was born on 12 Oct 1736 in Hartford, Ct. and died on 20 Oct 1775 in Hartford, Ct. . See #6. below.
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6. William Whiting - was born on 12 Oct 1736 in Hartford, Ct. and died on 20 Oct 1775 in Hartford, Ct. . He was the son of Col. John Whiting and Jerusha Lord.
William married Mary Wadsworth. Mary was born on 7 Aug 1720 in Hartford, Ct.. She is the daughter of Ichabod Wadsworth and Sarah Smith.
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i.  William Whiting was born on 17 Dec 1758 in West Hartford,Hartford,Conn and died on 22 Mar 1849 and was buried in Warsaw Village Pioneer Cemetery . See #7. below.
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7. William Whiting - was born on 17 Dec 1758 in West Hartford,Hartford,Conn and died on 22 Mar 1849 and was buried in Warsaw Village Pioneer Cemetery . He was the son of William Whiting and Mary Wadsworth.
William married Abigail Flowers on 20 Sep 1782 in West Hartford-New Haven Second Church. Abigail was born on 19 Dec 1758. She died on 25 Aug 1832 and was buried in Warsaw Village Pioneer Cemetery .

Abigail -

     
    "Farewell, dear partner of my breast. To call thee home God thought best. Fight on, you will gain the happy shore, Where parting hands are known no more."


William - Soldier of the Revolution
 
In a pension request, William Whiting stated he was living in a house owned by Silas C. Fargo "which in stormy weather does not protect our gray hairs from the wind and rain." Mr. Whiting appears to have been at or near destitution.
 
The Warsaw vital records show William as being a carpenter who died of old age.
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i.  Catherine Whiting was born on 4 Feb 1786 in Hartford, Hartford, Conn and died on 5 Dec 1867 in Fond du Lac, Wisc. and was buried in Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI .
Catherine married Silas C. Fargo on 2 Mar 1806 in Warsaw, Ny. Silas was born on 15 Jun 1784 in Montville, New London Co., Conn.. He was the son of Nehemiah Fargo and Mary Chapman. He died on 5 Mar 1876 in Fond Du Lac, Wisc. and was buried in Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI .
See Fargo family for children.
ii.  William Whiting was born on 17 Sep 1788 in Hartford, CT and died on 31 Dec 1875 in Castile, Wyoming, NY . See #8. below.
----- Seventh Generation -----
8. William Whiting - was born on 17 Sep 1788 in Hartford, CT and died on 31 Dec 1875 in Castile, Wyoming, NY . He was the son of William Whiting and Abigail Flowers.
William married Mary Swift. Mary was born in 1775 in CT. She died about 1826 in Hampton, Washington, New York . (Sources: - 5) (Sources: - 6)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Price Whiting was born on 14 Aug 1815 in Hampton, Washington, New York and died after 1 Apr 1895 in Jackson Co. Mich .
Price married Emily Pickett in 1812. Emily was born on 21 Sep 1835 in Orangeville, Wyoming, NY. She died before 1884 in Jackson Co. Mich . (Sources: - 5)

Price - was listed in the "History of the Services of the First Regiment Michigan Engineers and mechanics - During the Civil War 1861-1885" - Company A from Columbia.

Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers
Name: Price Whiting ,
Enlistment Date: 23 December 1863
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Michigan
Unit Numbers: 1080 1080
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 23 December 1863 at the age of 48
Enlisted in Company A, 1st Engineers Regiment Michigan on 28 December 1863.
Discharged Company A, 1st Engineers Regiment Michigan on 01 January 1865 in Detroit, MI
(Sources: - 5)
Sources:
1 Ancestors of Kenneth D. Jenson Jennifer W. Jensen www.gencircles.com/users.jengen
2 Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut Cutter, William Richard New York, NY: Lewis Publishing Company, 1911. (view detail...)
3 The Original Proprietors of Hartford Society of The Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, Inc. ftp://3ri.com/pub/hartford/The_Original_Proprietors_3rd_Ed.pdf
4 See/Eells LoDemie Lindquist Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1823578&id=I86741614
5 World Family Tree - Whiting Bruce Whiting genealogy.com Volume 15, Tree 3491
6 Chichester and Related Families Glen Chichester Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2449184&id=I465 (view detail...)

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