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Nathaniel Whittier

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; Mrs. Susanna Morrill and 4 others

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About Nathaniel Whittier


'Nathaniel Whittier


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

  1. Mary Stevens Osgood


  1. Reuben
  2. Ruth


  1. Mary Ring


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)



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


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's Timeline

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