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John Whitman, Jr.

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Ens. John Whitman (1598-1692) and Prudence Whitman
Husband of Ruth Whitman and Abigail Whitman (Hollis)
Father of Ruth Whitman; John Whitman, III; Ebenezer Whitman; Experience Whitman; Mary Torrey and 1 other
Brother of Sarah Jones
Half brother of Deacon Thomas Whitman; Elizabeth Green; Hannah French; Zechariah Whitman; Mary Pratt and 2 others

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About John Whitman, Jr.

John Whitman

  • Birth: Between 1631-1634, probably in England
  • Parents: John Whitman, Ruth
  • Married: 1) Abigail HOLLIS; 6 children 2) 19th October 1662 Ruth REED probably dau of William REED dsp
  • Died: 1st February 1713



The following list of children is drawn from two sources one the Weymouth Vital Records, the other a list compiled fifty years ago by Judge WHITMAN (source: Colonial Families of the U.S.A)

  1. Ruth b 1663- 1665
  2. Mary b 1666 m Capt John TORREY
  3. John b 22d June 1668 m Dorothy PRATT
  4. Ebenezer b 1670 m Deborah RICHARDS
  5. Experience b 1673
  6. Samuel b 1673 m firstly Mary RICHARDS m secondly Elizabeth TURNER



History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, Mass

by Charles Farnam 1889

John the second son of the Ancestor, was provided for by his father in what is now the south parish in Weymouth. He was settled there on a farm by the side of a large pond, which from him took and still retains the name of Whitman's Pond. He married, Oct. 19, 1662, Ruth (probably dau. of William) Reed. She died without issue in 1662, and he then married Abigail Hollis and by her had five children. The Weymouth records give the date of his death as Feb. 1, 1713. It has been impossible to find either in Sufi'olk or Plymouth records any mention of his will or of the administration upon his estates. Judge Whitman states that it is not known when he died, and that he left his homestead to his eldest son John.

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John Whitman, Jr.'s Timeline

February 1, 1663
Age 32
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
March 10, 1666
Age 35
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
June 22, 1668
Age 37
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
December 4, 1670
Age 39
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
April 1, 1673
Age 42
Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 42
February 1, 1713
Age 82
Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts