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A PARTICULAR LINE OF WHITMANS FROM GEORGE WIGHTMAN, THE IMMIGRANT

By Roy Whitman 

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(1) George Wightman, b. Nov. 4, 1632 in Stafford, Leicestershire, England; d. Jan. 7, 1722 in Kingstowne, R.I.; m. Elizabeth Updyke.

Children:

Elizabeth, b. Jan. 26, 1664; m. Alexander Huling.

Alice, b. Dec. 9, 1666; m. -------- Wright.

Daniel, b. Jan. 2, 1668; m. (1) Catherine Holmes (2) Mary --- (3) Kate Holmes Gardiner. Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1671; m. (1) William Collins (2)=========Peterson.

George II, b. Jan. 8, 1673; m. (1) Elizabeth, and removed to Warwick (2) Sarah Ladd

John, b. Apr. 16, 1674; m. Jane Bently (perhaps second wife).

Samuel, b. Jan 9, 1676; m. Sarah Briggs

Valentine (Rev.) , b. Apr. 16, 1681; m. Susannah Holmes

 

(2) George Wightman II., b. Jan 8, 1673; d. Jan 1781; m. (1) Elizabeth, removed to Warwick (2) Sarah Ladd.

Children:

By (Elizabeth)

Samuel, b. about 1699; m. Margaret Gorton.

John, b. about 1701; m. Phebe Havens.

Elizabeth, b. 1703; m. ----------Havens.

Phebe, b. 1706; m. Jonathan Weaver.

Deborah, b. 1708; m. Malachi Rhodes.

George III, b. about 1710; m. Mary Ralph.

(3) George Wightman III, b. about 1710, d. July 13, 1774; m. Mary Ralph.

Children:

Mary, b. May 10, 1738; m. Job Arnold.

Reuben, b. Oct. 13, 1739; m. Sarah Jones.

Patience, b. 1740; m. William Arnold.

Stephen, b. about 1746; m. (1) Abigail Niles (2) Deborah Niles.

Robey, b. 1748; m. Joseph -Strait.

David, b. July 15, 1750; m. (1) Susannah Arnold (2) Phebe Gorton Wilbur.

 

(4) David Wightman, b. July 15, 1750 in Warwick; d. Aug. 20, 1813; m. (1) Susannah Arnold (2) Phebe Wilbur.

Children:

By (Susannah Arnold)

Thomas, b. Dec. 9, 1777 in Warwick; d. Aug 11, 1808 at sea; m. Roby Colvin.

 

 

 

 

(5) Thomas Wightman, b. Dec. 9, 1777; d. Aug. 11, 1808; m. Roby Colvin.

Children:

Stephen, b. Aug. 27, 1799; m. (1) Priscilla Wight (2) Polly Carpenter.

George, b. May 6, 1802; m. (1) Joanna Gardner (2) Abbie E. Gardner.

Eliza, b. Feb. 4, 1804; d. Apr. 1, 1804.

David, b. Jan. 19, 1806; m. Lydia Dawley.

 

(6) Stephen Whitman, b. Aug. 27, 1799 in Warwick, R.I.; d. May 6, 1866 in Bailey Hollow, Pa.; m. (1) Priscilla Wight (2) Polly Carpenter.

Children:

By (Priscilla Wight)

Owen, b. 1823; m. Waity Ann Champlin.

William Harrison, b. Feb. 29, 1824; m. Susan Gardner.

By (Polly Carpenter)

Benjamin, b. about 1828, m. Dellie Dixon.

Priscilla, b. 1831; m. Franz Pallman.

Olive Marinda, b. 1835; m. Isaac Clay Andrews.

 

(7) William Harrison Whitman, b. Feb. 29, 1824 in Bailey Hollow, Pa. ; d. Nov. 3, 1905 in Susquehanna, Pa. ; m. Susan Gardner.

Children:

James, b. 1846; m. Fannie E. Spencer.

Orabeth "Violet", b. about 1850.

Ranaldo Eugene, b. July 18, 1855; m. Elizabeth Samantha Carey.

Kenneth , born sometime after 1855; m. unknown.

Etta, born sometime after 1855; m. John Twining.

 

 

(8) Ranaldo Eugene Whitman, b. July 18, 1855 in Bailey Hollow (Dalton), Pa. ; d. Mar. 24, 1826 in Scranton, Pa. ; m. Elizabeth Samantha Carey.

Children:

Lulu May, b. Aug.5, 1879; m. George Burkel.

Ernest, b. July 16, 1881; m. Emma Tappen.

Ethel, b. July 23, 1883; m. William Howell.

Ida, b. Aug 3, 1884; m. Rob Mawson.

Elry, b. Oct. 10, 1885; m. Ann --------.

Morris, b. May 15, 1891; m. Clara Barton.

Richard, b. Feb. 18, 1894; m. Mary Black.

(9) Morris Whitman, b. May 15, 1891 in Dalton, Pa.; d. June 22, 1974 in Scranton, Pa.; m. Clara Barton

Children:

Ruth, b. Mar. 1, 1913; m. Carl Johnson.

Edward, b. June 18, 1917; m. Maj Barbro Hedvall.

Dorothy, b. Sept.2, 1923; m. James Nulton.

Morris Raymond, b. Apr.. 23, 1927; m. Norma Michaels..

Paul, b. Oct. 6, 1929; m. Arlene Morris.

William, b. Dec. 14, 1932; m. Catherine Reuben.

 

 

(10) Edward Whitman, b. June 18, 1917 in Scranton, Pa.; d. Dec. 16, 1998 in Scranton; m. Maj Barbro Hedvall.

Children:

Robert, b. Oct. 13, 1951.

Roy, b. May 1, 1964.

Gail, b. July 16, 1965; m. Kenneth Rohland

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE IN HELPING UNDERSTAND THIS LINE:

Mrs. Nancy Dickey, Daleville, Pa.

Mrs. Sheila Lindstrom Stewart, Warwick, R.I.

Frances Thomas, Scranton, Pa.

Mr. John Whitman, Tuscon, Arizona

Mr. Andrew Boisvert, formerly of the Rhode Island Historical Society Library.

Source material:

Mary Ross Whitman, George Wightman of Quidnessett, R.I. And Descendants (1939).

William Ward Wight, The Wights (1890).

Edward Josiah Colvin, A History of the Descendants of John Colvin (1940).

Robert & Catherine Barnes, Rhode Island Families, Vol.II (1983).

Censuses:

1782 Rhode Island Census

1790 Federal Census for Rhode Island (Warwick)

1800 Federal Census for Rhode Island (Warwick)

1810 Federal Census for Rhode Island (Warwick)

1820 Federal Census for Pennsylvania (Abington Twp, Luzerne Co)

1830 Federal Census for Pennsylvania (Abington Twp, Luzerne Co)

1840 Federal Census for Pennsylvania (Abington Twp, Luzerne Co)

1850 Federal Census for Pennsylvania (Abington Twp. Luzerne Co)

Also Thanks to following Websites:

www.familysearch.org


www.ancestry.com

www.rootsweb.com


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Contributed to "WHITMANIA!" by Roy Whitman of Scranton, PA.
Roy's web site "My Brother's Tree" (now offline) details the Whitman family along the lines of Valentine Whitman.
Copyright 2002, Roy Whitman, All Rights Reserved.

 

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