States: Maine: Somerset
From page 105 Eben quotes the following: SAMUEL WHITMAN - among those who adhered to Presbyterianism,at the time the change was made, appears the name of this man. (He then locates the "Whitman Place," where Samuel Whitman probably settled, and where Weston Nutter later erected buildings. It was always called the "Whitman" place. The house stood where the barn in now: the main part contained but two rooms, but a shed part ran the whole length, in which one room was finished. But the east end was open and the well was in it, in one corner, with a hole in the roof where the pole for drawing wter ran up through. Ministers later lived in the house at various periods. Eben also remembered a John and a Daniel Whitman, but they did not live in Bloomfield. John lived on the Pooler hill directly east from Haskell's corner. He lost his children in a tragic fire while he and his wife were at church. No more details are given, though I suppose deeds could be found at the Skowhegan Registry of Deeds which might give further information. Kathleen
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