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Ebenezer Witter

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Preston, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: September 19, 1789 (88)
Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Hanover, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Ebenezer Witter, Sr.
Husband of Elizabeth Witter and Mary
Father of Josiah Witter; John Witter; Mary Witter; Jacob Witter; Esther Douglas and 4 others
Brother of Mary Tracy
Half brother of Elizabeth Brewster; Joseph Witter, Sr; Dorothy Brewster; Hannah Smith; Josiah Witter and 3 others

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Ebenezer Witter

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT. DAR Ancestor # A127254

 1700, November 30: Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer and Dorothy Witter was born at Preston Village (New London) Connecticut Colony.
   "The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Preston" by Lucius Barnes Barbour; XXXV:255; the Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland (974.6 CT/Vitals SCGS)
   * Ebenezer Witter served as a Captain in the Connecticut militia in the Revolutionary War.
   "SAR Patriot Index" (Randall CD Library)
   1723, March 31: Ebenezer Witter was admitted to membership in the Preston Congregational Church.
   "The Bi-centennial Celebration, First Congregational church of Preston, Connecticut, 1698-1898" p. 132; Preston, Connecticut; 1900. (974.602 P92C ACPL) (974.6 CT/New London/Preston/Church SCGS)
   1729, March 26: Lieutenant Joseph Witter lived in Preston, Connecticut and represented the town at General Court.
   "The Witter Genealogy" by Georgia Cooper Washburn; p. 29; National Historical Company; New York, New York; 1929 (929.2 W829 LAPL) (929.2 FH SCGS) (929.2 W784w OSH)
   * Asa Witter wrote, of his parents: "Ebenezer Witter and his wife, Elizabeth were eminent for their piety, and for the training up of their household in the fear of God, I providently met and old lady 12 years ago that knew them well when a girl. She said they were good singers, and the children always went to the preparatory lecture to be catechized in the Assemblies of Divine Catechism, and here is where many of the children of the Pilgrims, took their first lessons in Theology".
   "Allen and Witter Families" by Asa W. Allen; p. 218; Luther W. Smith, Printer; Salem, Massachusetts; 1872 (FH 30.0 SR)
   1759: Ebenezer Witter went to Canterbury, Connecticut where he lived with his son, Asa Witter.
   "The Witter Genealogy" by Georgia Cooper Washburn; p. 29; National Historical Company; New York, New York; 1929 (929.2 W829 LAPL) (929.2 FH SCGS) (929.2 W784w OSH)
   1789, September 19: Captain Ebenezer Witter died at Canterbury (Windham) State of Connecticut and was buried in the Old Cemetery at Hanover (Sprague) Connecticut.
   "The Witter Genealogy" by Georgia Cooper Washburn; p. 29; National Historical Company; New York, New York; 1929 (929.2 W829 LAPL) (929.2 FH SCGS) (929.2 W784w OSH)
   Additional Resources:
   1) "The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776" by Charles J. Hoadly; 1:402; the Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company; Hartford, Connecticut; September, 1777 (974.6 C76P ACPL)
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Ebenezer Witter's Timeline

1700
November 30, 1700
Preston, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1729
November 17, 1729
Age 28
Preston (New London) Connecticut
1731
November 5, 1731
Age 30
Preston (New London) Connecticut
1733
September 11, 1733
Age 32
Preston (New London) Connecticut
1735
July 11, 1735
Age 34
Preston (New London) Connecticut
1737
May 6, 1737
Age 36
Preston (New London) Connecticut
1739
January 20, 1739
Age 38
Preston (New London) Connecticut
1744
October 1, 1744
Age 43
Preston (New London) Connecticut
1746
September 30, 1746
Age 45
Preston (New London) Connecticut