5328. John Whitman was born about 1602 in England.
(4) He immigrated before 1638 to Massachusetts.
(4) He died on Nov 13 1692.
From Swett-Allen, pg. 116:
"John Whitman, the English emigrant ancestor, came to Ma. Before 1638. In December of that year according to Gov. Winthrop's Journal, he was admitted to the privilege of citizenship. He may have come to America with his brother Zecheriah about 1636. He finally settled at Weymouth and was one of its foremost citizens, first deacon of the church there, first military officer and on one of the first boards of justice to end small controversies. The Indians as well as the whites had such confidence in his integrity and judgement that he was often selected to deal with the savages. He had a real love for justice and fair dealing which is characteristic of his descendents. Having cleared several acres of land on the lot he had selected for his farm, he went back to England and brought his wife and children to their new home about 1641. His wife Ruth died in 1662. He died on November 13, 1692 at about 90. They had nine children; the youngest three were born in Weymouth, the others in England.".
He was married to Ruth Reed.(4)
5329. Ruth Reed was born in Worcester County, England. Children
2664 i. Rev. Zecheriah Whitman.
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