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William Whiting

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Bozrah, Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Death: May 26, 1787 (83)
Bozrah, 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 and Dr. William Whiting
Brother of Ann Fitch; Elizabeth Whiting; Col. John Whiting; Sibyl Backus; Mary Clap and 2 others

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About Col. William Whiting

Son of Samuel Whiting and Elizabeth Adams

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.


William Whiting married in 1724 to Anna Raymond, daughter of Joshua Raymond and Mercy Sands of Block Island. Anna's maternal grandparents were Capt James Sands from England and Sarah Walker who both died on Block Island. Anna died November, 1773. William's second marriage was to widow Alithea Woodworth.

From page 292 of Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler ... and Related Papers: With a ...By William Seymour Tyler

215. Elizabeth Adams, born at Dedham, February 21, 1681, married September 14, 1696, Rev. Samuel Whiting (205). He died in 1725, and she married Rev. Mr. Niles, after -whose death she removed to New Haven, where she died December 21, 1766. It was her patriotic boast that she had "at one time sixteen sons and grandsons commissioned officers in the French War."

From her Mrs. Tyler was descended:

  • Col. William Whiting,
  • Dr. William Whiting,
  • Mason Whiting,
  • Amelia (Whiting) Tyler.
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Col. William Whiting's Timeline

January 22, 1704
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Age 24
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
April 8, 1730
Age 26
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
May 26, 1787
Age 83
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Age 82
Bozrah, New London , New London, United States