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Josiah WITTER

Male - Bef 1690


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  • Name Josiah WITTER 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 25JR-MH 
    Died Bef 1690  Stonington, New London County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Wheeler, Richard Anson, History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, New London, Ct: Day Publishing Company, 1900, pp. 686-687:

      Josiah Witter . . . m. for his first wife, Elizabeth . . . , daughter of Thomas and Mary Wheeler, in Lynn, Mass., Feb. 25, 1662, and soon after came to Stonington, Conn., to reside. He purchased large tracts of land and built him a dwelling house thereon, situated a short distance from the residence of Thomas Wheeler, his father-in-law, where he lived the remainder of his life, and where all of his children were born. The house was situated in what is now North Stonington, a short distance north of the present residence of Col. James T. Brown, which occupies the homestead site of Thomas Wheeler, born in 1602. The house was more recently occupied by James Irish, and before that owned by Jeremy Wheeler. Mrs. Elizabeth (Wheeler) Witter d. Aug. 5, 1672, and Mr. Josiah Witter m. 2d, Sarah Crandall, daughter of Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island, date not known. He d. before 1690, and his widow m. for her second husband Peter Button, and had four children, viz.: Peter, Mary, Matthias and Eliphal Button. Josiah Witter's two sons, Ebenezer and John, after their father's death, relinquished all their right, title and interest in and to their late father's estate, by giving to the administrator thereof a receipt in full discharge in the year 1689. The son John Witter, also by his receipt, relinquished all right, title and claim against his mother, Mrs. Sarah Crandall Button, and her husband, Peter Button. After the death of his father, Mr. Ebenezer Witter moved to the town of Preston, Conn., where he became a prominent and useful citizen.

      CHILDREN OF JOSIAH WITTER AND MARY [sic; should be ELIZABETH] WHEELER WITTER[:] . . .

      [i] ELIZABETH, b. March 15, 1663. . . .

      [ii] MARY, b. Feb. 20, 1665. . . .

      [iii] EBENEZER, b. March 25, 1668.

      CHILDREN OF JOSIAH WITTER AND SECOND WIFE SARAH CRANDALL: . . .

      [iv] JOHN, b. March 11, 1677, M. Sarah Tefft, and 2d, Mary _____. . . .

      [v] SARAH, b. Feb. 9, 1679. . . .

      [vi] HANNAH, b. March 17, 1681, m. Thomas Parke Nov. 5, 1703.
    Person ID I23114  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 

    Family 1 Elizabeth WHEELER,   d. 5 Aug 1672, Stonington, New London County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Feb 1662  Lynn, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary WITTER,   b. 20 Feb 1665, Stonington, New London County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Preston, New London County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F10177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah CRANDALL 
    Children 
     1. Hannah WITTER,   b. 17 Mar 1681  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F10178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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