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Nathaniel Whittier

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Whittier and Ruth Green Whittier (Rolfe)
Husband of Mary Ring-Whittier and Mary Whittier
Father of Reuben Whittier, Sr. and Ruth Whittier
Brother of Mary Page; John Whittier; Ruth True; Thomas Whittier; Susannah Morrill and 4 others

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About Nathaniel Whittier

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Greenleaf_Whittier_Homestead

'Nathaniel Whittier

Basics

Son of Thomas Whittier and Ruth Whittier (Green) Married:

  1. Mary Stevens Osgood

Children:

  1. Reuben
  2. Ruth

Married:

  1. Mary Ring

Biography

Elizabeth and Joseph II Nathaniel third son and sixth child of Thomas and Ruth Green Whittier was born in Haverhill August 11 1658 He took the oath of allegiance to the colony in 1677 and was admitted a freeman in 1690 He was a carpenter and resided in Salisbury He died July 18 1722 He was first married August 26 1683 to Mrs Mary Osgood widow of John Osgood of Salisbury and whose maiden name was probably Mary Stevens She died May 11 1705 and in 1710 he married for his second wife Mrs Mary Ring also a widow Her death occurred July 19 1742 Nathaniel Whittier and his first wife witnessed the trial of Susanna Martin for witchcraft in 1692 and the same year they both signed the petition for the release of Mary Perkins Bradbury who had been sentenced to death for a similar offence. Nathaniel Whittier was the father of two children Reuben and Ruth. (Little 692-693)

Links

Sources

  • Little, George Thomas. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine. Vol. II. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909. 692-693. eBook.

Citations

Nathaniel Whitcher/Whittier, son of Thomas

Whittier (or Whitcher), was born in Haverhill,

August 14, 1658, and settled in Salisbury.

He took the oath of allegiance at Haverhill in

1677, and was admitted a freeman in 1690. His

first wife Mary was a witness in the Susanna

Martin trial on the charge of witchcraft in

1692. Goodwife Martin was executed July 19.

1692. But she was doing her duty as she and

others saw it. Both she and her husband signed

the petition in favor of Mary Bradbury,

who was convicted of witchcraft the same

year but not executed. He died at Salisbury,

July 18, 1722; his widow July 19, 1742. He

married first, August 26, 1685, Mary, widow

of John Osgood ; she was born in 1647, died

May 11, 1705, daughter of John and Katherine

Stevens, of Salisbury. She married first,

November 5, 1668, John Osgood, who died

November 7, 1683-4. Nathaniel married second,

Mary Ring (Brackett), widow of Joseph

Ring, of Salisbury, daughter of Captain An-

thon and Anne lïrackett, granddaughter of

Michael and Elizabeth Mitton, formerly of

Casco Bay. Children, born at Salisbury: 1.

Reuben, born March 17, 1686-7; mentioned

below. 2. Ruth, born October 14, 1688; married,

April 9, 1723, Benjamin Green, probably

of Dover, New Hampshire.

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'Nathaniel Whittier (1658 - 1722)

Nathaniel Whittier aka Whitcher, Wicher, Whiter

Born 11 Aug 1658 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Son of Thomas Whittier and Ruth (Green) Whittier

Brother of Mary (Whittier) Page, John Whittier, Ruth (Whittier) True,

Thomas Whittier, Susannah (Whittier) Morrill, Hannah (Whittier) Young,

Richard Whittier, Elizabeth (Whittier) Sanders and Joseph Whittier

Husband of Mary (Stevens) Whittier —

married 26 Aug 1685 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Husband of Mary (Brackett) Whittier —

married Jun 1710 in Salisbury, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay

Father of Reuben Whittier and Ruth Whittier

Died 18 Jul 1722 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony

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Whittier-16 created 14 Sep 2010 | Last modified 27 Mar 2016

Categories: Witch Trials | Salem Witch Trials.

Nathaniel Whittier was involved in the Salem Witch Trials. Join: Witch Trials Project Discuss: WITCH_TRIALS Biography

Nathaniel Whittier, son of Thomas Whittier and Ruth (Green) Whittier, was born in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony on August 11, 1658[1][2][3][4]

In 1677, at the age of 19, Nathaniel took the oath of allegiance in Haverhill.[2][3]

Nathaniel married, first, Mary (Stevens) Osgood, the widow of John Osgood, in Salisbury, Essex County on August 26, 1685.[5][2][3]

Nathaniel and Mary had the following children, both born in Salisbury:

Reuben, b. March 17, 1685/6,[6][2][3][4] m. int. November 13, 1708 Deborah Pillsbury[2][3][4] Ruth, b. October 14, 1688,[6][2][3][4] m. April 4 or 9, 1723 Benjamin Green[2][3][4] Nathaniel was admitted as a freeman in 1680,[2][3] and served as a corporal in the Salisbury militia.[3] He purchased land in Salisbury in 1693 for mill purposes, but for some reason unknown at the present time, sold them the next year.[7] He was a carpenter by trade and probably followed that vocation.[7]

Nathaniel's wife Mary was summoned as a witness in the Salem witchcraft trial of Susannah Martin, who was executed on July 19, 1692.[8][2][3][9] It is unknown, however, whether Mary actually testified in the trial or, if so, what her testimony was.[8][9] On July 22, 1692, both Mary and Nathaniel signed a petition testifying in support of the good character of another accused witch, Mary Bradbury, who was convicted in 1692 but not executed.[10][2]

Nathaniel's wife first wife Mary died in 1705.[11][2]

Nathaniel married, second, Mary (Brackett) Ring, widow of Joseph Ring, in Salisbury in June 1710.[12][2][3][4]

Nathaniel Whittier died in Salisbury on July 18, 1722, at the age of 63.[13][2][3][4]

Sources

[1] [5] [2] [3] [6] [4] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

↑ 1.0 1.1 Vital Records of the Town of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Volume I - Births, Topsfield Historical Society, 1910, p 318 ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 William F. Whitcher, "Descendants of Chase Whitcher of Warren, N.H.," News Book and Job Print, 1907, pp 8-9 ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 David. W. Hoyt, "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts," Part I, 1897, p 359 ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Charles Collyer Whittier, "The Descendants of Thomas Whittier and Ruth Green," The Tuttle Publishing Company, 1937, pp 16-17 ↑ 5.0 5.1 Ancestry.com. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012. ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Vital Records of Salisbury, Masschusetts to the year 1849 - Births, p 253 ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Letter from Charles C. Whittier (author of "Descendants of Thomas Whittier") sent to Cora May Whitcher. ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Susannah Martin Executed July 19, 1692 - Summons for Witnesses," Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Marilyn Russell's notes on Mary (Steven) Whittier's involvement in the witch tril of Susannah Martin ↑ 10.0 10.1 "Mary Bradbury - Deposition for Mary Bradbury," Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription ↑ 11.0 11.1 Vital Records of Salisbury, Masschusetts to the year 1849 - Deaths, p 632 ↑ 12.0 12.1 Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, The Topsfield Historical Society, 1915, p 515 ↑ 13.0 13.1 "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FH11-D5S : accessed 28 February 2016), Nathaniell Whiter, 18 Jul 1722; citing Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, reference v 1 p 235; FHL microfilm 890,245. See generally:

Charles Collyer Whittier, "The Descendants of Thomas Whittier and Ruth Green," The Tuttle Publishing Company, 1937, pp 16-17 Whitcher, William F., Descendants of Chase Whitcher of Warren, NH, News Book and Job Print, 1907, pp 8-9 Bernard B. Whittier, "The Ancestry and Descendents of Edmund Whittier," The College Printery, 1917, pp 9-10


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Nathaniel Whittier's Timeline

1658
August 11, 1658
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1685
March 17, 1685
Age 26
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1688
October 4, 1688
Age 30
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1722
July 18, 1722
Age 63
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
July 18, 1722
Age 63
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1932
January 19, 1932
Age 63
January 19, 1932
Age 63
January 19, 1932
Age 63