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John Whiting

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut Colony
Death: September 8, 1689 (54)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Major William Whiting; Major William Whiting; Susannah Mary Fitch and Susannah Whiting
Husband of Sybil Whiting; Phoebe Russell; Sybil Whiting and Phebe Russell
Ex-husband of Phebe Whiting
Father of Col. Joseph Whiting; Col. William Whiting; Joseph Whiting; Sybil Gray; John Whiting and 10 others
Brother of Samuel Whiting; Mary Collins; Sarah Mygatt; Capt. Joseph Whiting; Baby Boy Whiting and 1 other
Half brother of Joseph Fitch; Thomas Fitch; James Fitch; Jacobus Fitch; Samuel Fitch, Jr. and 1 other

Occupation: Pastor
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About Rev. John Whiting

Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1971

The son of William & Susannah Whiting, he married (1) Sybil Collins, daughter of Deacon Edward Collins of Cambridge, Mass. They were the parents of seven children. In 1673, he married (2) Phebe Gregson, daughter of Thomas & Jane Gregson (she married Rev. Russell after his death). He was a graduate of Harvard College in 1653 and preached in Salem in Mass. Bay Colony for many years. He moved from there with his family and was ordained in 1660 at the First Church of Hartford where he was pastor for ten years serving with his successor, Rev. Haynes the last four years. In 1670, thirty-two members broke away from the First Church of Hartford and formed the Second Church due to disagreement ovr the doctrine of half-way covenant which lowered the terms of admission to the church. Rev. John Whiting was chosen pastor of the Second Church and remained in that position until his death. He was named on a list of freemen on the south side of Hartford in 1669.

The exact place of his burial is unknown, but he is probably buried in the Ancient Cemetery of the First Church of Hartford.


Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40142843


http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctahgp/history/witch.htm

http://www.nohum.k12.ca.us/tah/TAH5Topics/New_Englands_Other_Witch-Hunt.pdf


He was a graduate of Harvard College in 1653 and preached in Salem in Mass. Bay Colony for many years. He moved from there with his family and was ordained in 1660 at the First Church of Hartford where he was pastor for ten years serving with his successor, Rev. Haynes the last four years. In 1670, thirty-two members broke away from the First Church of Hartford and formed the Second Church due to disagreement ovr the doctrine of half-way covenant which lowered the terms of admission to the church. Rev. John Whiting was chosen pastor of the Second Church and remained in that position until his death. He was named on a list of freemen on the south side of Hartford in 1669.

from:findagrave.com


https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40142843/john-whiting

The second son of William & Susannah (Wiggins) Whiting.

John married (1) Sybil Collins, daughter of Deacon Edward Collins of Cambridge, Mass. about 1654. They were the parents of seven children. In September, 1673, he married (2) Phebe Gregson, daughter of Thomas & Jane Gregson;(Phebe married Rev. Russell after John's death).

John was a graduate of Harvard College in 1653 and received the MA degree in 1655. By the summer of 1657, he became minister in Salem, Mass. through 1660 or the beginning of 1661. In July, 1663, he succeeded Rev Samuel Stone as pastor of the First Church of Hartford where he was pastor for six years. In 1669, thirty-two members broke away from the First Church of Hartford and formed the Second Congregational Church due to disagreement over the doctrine of half-way covenant which lowered the terms of admission to the church. Rev. John Whiting was ordained pastor of the church, February 12, 1669 and remained in that position until his death. He was named on a list of freemen on the south side of Hartford in 1669.

From: First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts by Nathaniel Goodwin - Hartford / 1856

Life of Rev Thomas Brainerd DD by Mary Whiting Brainerd - Philadelphia / 1870


The second son of William & Susannah (Wiggins) Whiting.

John married (1) Sybil Collins, daughter of Deacon Edward Collins of Cambridge, Mass. about 1654. They were the parents of seven children. In September, 1673, he married (2) Phebe Gregson, daughter of Thomas & Jane Gregson;(Phebe married Rev. Russell after John's death death).

John was a graduate of Harvard College in 1653 and received the MA degree in 1655. By the summer of 1657, he became minister in Salem, Mass. through 1660 or the beginning of 1661. In July, 1663, he succeeded Rev Samuel Stone as pastor of the First Church of Hartford where he was pastor for six years. In 1669, thirty-two members broke away from the First Church of Hartford and formed the Second Congregational Church due to disagreement over the doctrine of half-way covenant which lowered the terms of admission to the church. Rev. John Whiting was ordained pastor of the church, February 12, 1669 and remained in that position until his death. He was named on a list of freemen on the south side of Hartford in 1669.

From: First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts by Nathaniel Goodwin - Hartford / 1856 Life of Rev Thomas Brainerd DD by Mary Whiting Brainerd - Philadelphia / 1870

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Rev. John Whiting's Timeline

1635
1635
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
1653
1653
Age 18
Harvard College
1653
Age 18
Graduate Harvard
1655
1655
Age 20
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1657
1657
Age 22
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1659
February 19, 1659
Age 24
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1662
1662
Age 27
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
1663
1663
Age 28
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
1666
1666
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1670
April 22, 1670
Age 35
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States