Joseph Whiting (1641 - 1723) MP

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Birthplace: Lynn, Essex, MA
Death: Died in Southampton, Long Island,Suffolk, NY
Managed by: Joyce Elaine (Magoon) McCullock
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About Joseph Whiting

Rev. Joseph Whiting was born April 6, 1641, and became Minister in Southampton in 1683. He was a graduate of Harvard in 1661. His tombstone, in the old South end burying ground in Southampton, bears the inscription, "Here lyes ye Reverend Joseph Whiting, who died April 7, 1723, in ye 82nd year of his age." His wife Rebecca (a second wife) died April 21, 1726, aged 63 years, 2 months.

According to the book "Memoir of Rev. Samuel Whiting," Joseph Whiting was ordained a teacher of the church in Lynn on 6 Oct 1680 and was later invited to become the minister in Southampton, NY, where he stayed until his death.

Joseph had two wives, the first being Sarah Danforth, eldest daughter of Hon. Thomas Danforth, Deputy Governor of MA. She was born 11 Nov 1646. Joseph had six children with Sarah. All except the first (Samuel) and 6th (Benjamin) died within a few weeks of birth.

Joseph Whiting's second wife was Rebecca Bishop, daughter of Rev. John Bishop of Stamford, CT. She was born 26 Feb 1663. Joseph and Rebecca had eight children, including Samuel, born in 1689 and Joseph, born in 1692 in Southampton, NY.

Will

Page 326.--In the name of God, Amen, April 27, 1717. I, JOSEPH WHITING, Minister of the Gospel, of ye town of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk, being sick in body, "Considering the age God hath lengthened out my days into." I leave to my eldest son, John Whiting, all my library of books, excepting a few small books I shall hereafter give. I leave to my eldest daughter, Sarah Sparhawk, €5. I leave to my second son, Samuel, €6. To my third son, Joseph, a certain tract or parcel of land in the town of Stamford, in the Colony of Connecticutt, being 12 acres, lying on the east side of Pine Brook, Bounded west by the Brook, east and north by Town lands, and south by highway, as it is recorded in Stamford. Also a parcel of land in Stamford, lying above the Great Ox Ridge, so called, being 18 acres, bounded as by deed of sale I received from John Bishop of Stamford, October 11, 1714. I also leave to my son Joseph 20 shillings. I leave to my fourth son, Benjamin, 20 shillings, and to my youngest son, Ebenezer, €20 when of age. I leave to my daughters Rebecca Howell and Hannah Ball €5 each, and to my two youngest daughters, Elizabeth and Dorothy, €20 each when 18 years of age. Lastly, I leave and bequeath to my beloved wife, Rebecca, whom I make sole executor, my now dwelling house and buildings and land adjoining in the Town Plot of Southampton, and all the rest of my estate, both real and personal, for the term and time of 2,000 years after my decease, with power to sell as she pleaseth to pay all my just debts and legacies.

Witnesses, Daniel Foster, Christopher Foster, Thomas Reed. Proved, June 8, 1726, and the executrix being also dead, and the eldest sons having relinquished their right, Letters of Administration are granted to the son John Whiting.

Sources

  1. Vital Records of Billerica. "Joseph Whiting. Birth Place: Billerica. Father's First Name: Samuel, Jr.

Mother's First Name: Elizabeth. Gender: Male"

  1. Suffolk County Wills, 1708-1728,? p. 4, online <http://www.rootsweb.com/~nysuffol/wills5.html>, Joseph Whiting data downloaded 2 February 2005. [RExtr WHITING, Joseph (1641-1723 #1]
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 17279589

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-------------------- (f/g) Rev Joseph Whiting Birth: Apr. 6, 1641 Lynn Essex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Apr. 7, 1723 Southampton Suffolk County New York, USA

According to the book "Memoir of Rev. Samuel Whiting," Joseph Whiting was born 6 Apr 1641. He was ordained a teacher of the church in Lynn on 6 Oct 1680 and was later invited to become the minister in Southampton, NY, where he stayed until his death.

Joseph had two wives, the first being Sarah Danforth, eldest daughter of Hon. Thomas Danforth, Deputy Governor of MA. She was born 11 Nov 1646. Joseph had six children with Sarah. All except the first (Samuel) and 6th (Benjamin) died within a few weeks of birth.

Joseph Whiting's second wife was Rebecca Bishop, daughter of Rev. John Bishop of Stamford, CT. She was born 26 Feb 1663. Joseph and Rebecca had eight children, including Samuel, born in 1689 and Joseph, born in 1692 in Southampton, NY.

Rev. Joseph Whiting died at age 82. His stone reads:

"Here lies the Reverent Mr. Joseph Whiting Who Died April the 7 ye 1723 in ye 82 Year of his age"


Family links:

Parents:
 Samuel Whiting (1597 - 1679)
 Elizabeth St John Whiting (1605 - 1677) 
Spouse:
 Rebecca Bishop Whiting (1663 - 1726) 
Children:
 Joseph Whiting (1692 - 1757)
 Benjamin Whiting (1694 - 1773)

Burial: Old Southampton Cemetery Southampton Suffolk County New York, USA Maintained by: Teresa Originally Created by: Bill Conover Record added: Jan 03, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 17279589 -tcd

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Rev. Joseph Whiting's Timeline

1641
April 6, 1641
Lynn, Essex, MA
1661
1661
Age 19
Harvard
1666
1666
Age 24
1667
1667
Age 25
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
1668
1668
Age 26
1682
1682
Age 40
At southampton
1684
October 28, 1684
Age 43
Stamford, Fairfield, CT
1692
1692
Age 50
Southampton, Suffolk, NY, USA
1692
Age 50
Southampton, Long Island, Suffolk Co, NY
1694
1694
Age 52
Southampton, Long Island, Suffolk Co, NY