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Researchers for George Wightman b. 1760 sonDaniel b.1807
Posted by: Sheryl (ID *****2782) Date: May 27, 2004 at 09:36:51
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Below you will find a group sheet for the family of George Wightman. If you are a researcher or relative intrested in this family feel free to keep any information, for personal use. If you have any information pertaining to this family, please contact me at What I could use "most" is information on Daniel Wightman, who shows up on records with the spelling (wightman and whitman), mostly Whitman after he moved away from home. Most the Wightman's Whitman's I have seen - so far - all connect with Edwards Wightman b.1566, and than branching off - before they get to my Daniel b. 1807.

Any information on Daniel b. 1807 and his family, or Samuel b. 1699, or Benjamin b. 1727, would be greatly apreciated.

If I could help you in your lineage, I would gladly share.

Happy researching,
Sheryl Whitman

Thanks to Debbie, I have gotten this far with my lineage. She donated her time and effort for a month or more. This would include direct line of ancestry - dated back to 1424 for Wightman/Whitman and up-to-date to this day and time.

Family Group Sheet
Husband: George Wightman died at age: 78
Born: 8 May 1760 in Warwick, Kent, RI
Died: 25 Nov 1838 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Father: Benjamin Wightman
Mother: Mary
George Whitman served in the Revolution in Capt. James Parker's Co., Col. Crary's Reg., enlisting in June 1778 from Scituate, RI. This period of service ended 16 Mar 1779. He later served for two brief periods, enlisting from
Stephentown, 5 Sept. 1832 (File No. 19679, Rev. Serv.)
He located permanently in Stephentown about 1787, where he owned and cultivated a farm. He died intestate. His son John stated in connection with the window's pension claim that his father was a cripple and was unable to extricate himself from his house which became afire early one morning, and thus met his death while his wife ran out to get help. John says also that the family records were burned at this time.

From the family Bible:
Asa Bowdish, b 31 My 1787; died in the autumn of 1835.
Jeremiah b. 2 Apr 1789; died in 1796
Amy, b 14 Aug 1791; died 15 Jun 1865; m. Horace Huntington, of Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY
John, b 14 Sep 1793 (more on John)
George b 22 Sep 1795; died 7 Mar 1866; m. 1840, Jane Cummings (daughter of Asahel and Polly Ames), b 4 Nov 1812; d 6 Jan 1845 Cummings of Hancock. One son of this marriage died in infancy.
Ruth, b 23 Jan 1798; living in Illinois in 1845; m. Solomon Gardner.
Ann (twin), b 24 Mar 1800; d. 18 Jun 1848; m. Richard Cummings, of Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., NY. She left children
Joseph (twin), b 24 Mar 1800; deceased in 1846
Reuben, b 25 Oct 1802
Eunice b 12 May 1805; m Truman Herrington, of Lockport, Niagara Co., NY
Daniel, b 17 Oct 1807. He went to Pensylvania, and in 1846 had not been heard from in several years. Daniel went to Iowa after PA. He died in Iowa with wife Eliza, Daniel outlived all his children and wife, except one child "Charles Otis Whitman".

Wife: Ruth Bowdish died at age: 81
Married: 18 Sep 1786 in Pownal, Bennington, VT his age: 26 her age: 22
Ruth-Born: 9 Jun 1764 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: 20 Sep 1845 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Father: Asa Bowdish
M Child 1: Asa Bowdish Wightman died at age: 47
Born: 31 May 1787 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: 1835 in
M Child 2: Jeremiah Wightman died at age: 6
Born: 2 Apr 1789 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: 1796 in
F Child 3: Amy Wightman died at age: 73
Born: 14 Aug 1791 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: 15 Jun 1865 in
M Child 4: John Wightman
Born: 14 Sep 1793 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: in
M Child 5: George Wightman died at age: 70
Born: 22 Sep 1795 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: 7 Mar 1866 in
F Child 6: Ruth Wightman
Born: 23 Jan 1798 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: in
M Child 7: Joseph Wightman died at age: 45
Born: 24 Mar 1800 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: 1846 in
F Child 8: Ann Wightman died at age: 48
Born: 24 Mar 1800 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: 18 Jun 1848 in
M Child 9: Reuben Wightman died at age: 72
Born: 25 Oct 1802 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: 30 Mar 1875 in
F Child 10: Eunice Wightman
Born: 12 May 1805 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY
Died: in
M Child 11: Daniel Whitman
Born: 17 Oct 1807 in Steventown,Rennselaer Co., NY
Died: in
Buried: Jefferson Cemetery in Greene Co., Iowa (Lot 32)
Spouse: Eliza DeGraw b. abt 1807 d. 12 May 1880
Married: 1831 in Livington Co., NY
Before 1800's Renessalaer Co., was called Albany Co., New York.
1860 census red oak, cedar co., Iowa show
Daniel with wife both age 53, Charles age 20, Clarissa age 15
1870 census shows Daniel & Eliza living next door to their son Charles Otis,
Daniel 62, Eliza 62 both from New York, and Maria 24 born in Penn. Maria (Daniel's Child)must be Clarissa middle name "Clarissa M. Whitman" Clarissa died about the age of
32, so more than likely Maria is Clarissa.

Daniel Obituary Reads. Dan'l Whitman
DIED- at the residence of J. H. Albert, in Jackson Township, Thursday, June 7, 1894. Mr. Daniel Whitman, age 86 years, 7 months and 20 days.
Deceased was born in Steventown, Rennselaer County, New York, Oct. 17, 1807 and lived there until he was nineteen years old, when he removed to Columbia County and began to work at the carpenter trade. He remained there several
years, working at his trade in summer and teaching school in winter. At the age of twenty-four he removed to Livingston county, where he met and married his wife, Eliza De Graw, in 1831.Ten years later he removed to Jefferson
county, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a carpenter and millwright, teaching school in winter months. Here he held the office of justice of the peace a number of years and other position in the township.
In 1855 he started with his family for Iowa, making the journey down the Alleghany River to Pittsburg, and thence down the Ohio to Cairo on a flatboat of his own construction. From that point he took steamboat to Muscatine, and drove overland from there to Cedar county, where he resided until 1878, when he removed to Jackson Township, this county, where he was living at the time
of his death.
Mrs. Whitman died in 1880. Eight children were born into the family, seven of whom are now dead. One son survives his father. (Jefferson Bee 14 June 1894)
Daniel headstone reads: 17 Oct 1807 - 7 Nov 1894

1840 Census NY, Livingston Co., Daniel Whitman Head of household; 3 children under the age of 5, 1 male and 2 females;two children between the age of 5-9, 1 male and 1 female; between age of 30-39 1 male and female. In 1840 census, no name recorded, just for the head of household.
Feel free to email me at
Sheryl Whitman

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