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Thomas Whittier

Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: The Whittier Family Cemetery, Essex Co., MA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Whittier and Mary Whittier
Husband of <private> Whittier (Green) and Ruth Green Whittier (Rolfe)
Father of Mary Page; John Whittier; Ruth True; Susanna Morrill; Thomas Whittier and 5 others
Brother of Richard Whittier; John Whittier and joseph Whittier

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About Thomas Whittier

Sailed from Southampton for New England with John Rolf and others, April 24, 1638. He lived in Salisbury, Newbury, and later in Haverhill, Mass. He subscribed to the freeman's oath, 1666.

He m. Ruth* a sister of John Rolf of Salisbury. The record of marriage styles her as Ruth Green ; possibly this was her second marriage. He d. Nov. 28, 1696. The house in Haverhill in which he lived is owned by the Whittier Memorial Asssociation.

These are the ancestors of John Greenleaf Whittier, the famous Victorian poet. This small cemetery is in the backyard of the Whittier Family Homestead, where John was born. He himself is not buried here but here in Amesbury at the Union Cemetery.

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Thomas Whittier's Timeline

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Age 2
Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.
Age 2
Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.
April 24, 1638
Age 18
On The Ship Confidence
March 1646
Age 26
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
October 6, 1647
Age 27
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
December 23, 1649
Age 29
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
August 9, 1651
Age 31
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 12, 1654
Age 34
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
March 27, 1656
Age 36
Salisbury, Essex Co., Ma