Col. William Whiting

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William Whiting

Birthplace: Bozrah, Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Death: Died in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Bozrah, New London , New London, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Samuel Whiting and Elizabeth Niles
Husband of Anna Whiting and Alethea Whiting
Father of Caleb Whiting, Captain and Dr. William Whiting
Brother of Samuel Whiting; Ann Fitch; Col. John Whiting; Sibyl Backus; Samuel Whiting and 3 others
Half brother of Ann Fitch and Sibyl Backus

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About Col. William Whiting

William Whiting of Bozrah, a part of Norwich, Conn., the eldest surviving son of Samuel, served with distinction in the French War. He "gained much applause" for his gallant conduct at Louisburg and was made Captain in the regular British service. In the battle of September 8, 1755, at the head of Lake George, under Sir William Johnson, Lieut. Col. Whiting added to his fame "as an officer of great merit." He was Captain of the Sixth Company, or Trainband in Norwich, May, 1739. Captain of a company raised to serve in the expedition against Louisburg, March, 1745. Captain of a Company of Foot in the Expedition against Canada, 1746. Major of the Fourth Regiment raised for the expedition against Crown Point, August, 1755. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Second Regiment raised for the Expedition against Crown Point, March, 1756. [Colonial Records of Conn.]

His eldest son John, who was with him, was murdered by the Indians.

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Col. William Whiting's Timeline

January 22, 1704
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
July 11, 1729
Age 25
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
April 8, 1730
Age 26
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
May 26, 1787
Age 83
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Age 82
Bozrah, New London , New London, United States