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Thomas Whittier

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: November 28, 1696 (72-80)
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: The Whittier Family Cemetery, Essex Co., MA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Whittier and Mary Whittier
Husband of Ruth Whittier
Father of Mary Page; John Whittier; Ruth True; Thomas Whittier; Susannah Morrill and 5 others
Brother of Richard Whittier; John Whittier and Joseph Whittier

Occupation: Farmer
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About Thomas Whittier


'Thomas Whittier

Sailed from Southampton for New England with John Rolf and others, April 24, 1638. He lived in Salisbury, Newbury, and later in Haverhill, Mass. He subscribed to the freeman's oath, 1666.

He m. Ruth* a sister of John Rolf of Salisbury. The record of marriage styles her as Ruth Green ; possibly this was her second marriage. He d. Nov. 28, 1696. The house in Haverhill in which he lived is owned by the Whittier Memorial Asssociation.

These are the ancestors of John Greenleaf Whittier, the famous Victorian poet. This small cemetery is in the backyard of the Whittier Family Homestead, where John was born. He himself is not buried here but here in Amesbury at the Union Cemetery.

THOMAS5 WHITTIER(RICHARD4, HENRY3, RICHARD2, ROBERT1) was born 1620 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, and died November 18, 1696 in Haverhill, Massachusetts.He met RUTH GREEN 1646 in Newbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts.She was born 1626 in Wiltshire, England, and died July 1710 in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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Thomas Whittier's Timeline

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Age 2
Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.
Age 2
Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.
April 24, 1638
Age 18
On The Ship Confidence
October 6, 1647
Age 27
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
December 23, 1649
Age 29
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
August 9, 1651
Age 31
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 12, 1654
Age 34
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
March 27, 1656
Age 36
Salisbury, Essex Co., Ma