Capt. Joseph Whiting

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Joseph Whiting

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, Colonial America
Death: October 19, 1717 (72)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, Colonial America
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Major William Whiting and Susannah Mary Fitch
Husband of Mary Whiting and Anna Whiting
Father of Mary Sheldon Ashley (Whiting); Joseph Whiting; Ann Whiting; John Whiting; Susannah Whiting and 5 others
Brother of Rev. John Whiting; Samuel Whiting; Mary Collins; Sarah Mygatt; Baby Boy Whiting and 1 other
Half brother of Joseph Fitch; Thomas Fitch; James Fitch; Jacobus Fitch; Samuel Fitch, Jr. and 1 other

Occupation: merchant; Treasurer of the Connecticut Colony, Farmer
Managed by: Keith
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About Capt. Joseph Whiting

Joseph Whiting was born on 2 Oct 1645 in Hartford, Connecticut and died on 8 Oct 1717 in New Haven, Connecticut; he is buried in the Crypt at Center Church on the Green, New Haven, Connecticut.

He was the son of Maj. William Whiting and Susanna Wiggin.

He first married Mary Pynchon of Springfield, Massachusetts, on October 5, 1669; His second wife was Anna Allyn, daughter of Colonel John and Anna (Smith) Allyn of Hartford.  

Joseph was a merchant, first of Westfield, Massachusetts , later of Hartford , whither he returned about the time of King Philip 's war. He was treasurer of th colony of Connecticut from 1678 until his death, a period of thirty-nine years. His son John succeeded him in this office and held it for thirty-two years. He was a wealthy and distinguished citizen. (Sources: - 2 (records 376-395) )

A resident of Hartford, he is reported to have died in New Haven while attending a session of the General Assembly meeting at the statehouse. "his estate owed “a considerable sum of money” to the state treasury; parcels of his land were sold off by his wife Anna and son John to pay off these arrears." (2)

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  2. Tales From the Crypt

The son of William & Susanna (Wiggins) Whiting, he married (1) Mary Pynchon in 1669/70 and (2) Anna Allyn, daughter of Col. John Allyn in 1676. He was a merchant and Treasurer of the colony from 1678 - 1717 and died while he was attended the General Assembly of Hartford.

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Capt. Joseph Whiting's Timeline

October 2, 1645
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, Colonial America
August 19, 1672
Age 26
Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
October 5, 1674
Age 29
Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, USA
- 1676
Age 29
August 28, 1677
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, USA
November 13, 1679
Age 34
Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, USA
June 18, 1682
Age 36
Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, USA
March 14, 1684
Age 38
Hartford, CT