John Witter

Male 1677 - 1757  (80 years)


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  • Name John Witter 
    Born 11 Mar 1677  Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1757  Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Witter Lot, Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Witter was born March 11, 1677/78 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, the son of Josiah and Sarah (Crandall) Witter. In 1703, he married (1) Sarah Tefft, daughter of Samuel Tefft and Elizabeth Jenckes, in Stonington, CT. Their union bore ten (10) children: Esther(1705), Elizabeth (1706), Josiah, John, Samuel, and Ebenezer - all died at a young age, Hannah (1713), Joseph (1716), Sarah (1717), and John Jr. (1718). "Sarah was deceased by March 16, 1725 as she was listed as deceased in her father's will." (Witter, H.J, pp 10-11)

      John married (2) Mary (Marsh) Lewis (born about 1677) (widow of Israel Lewis), marriage date unknown. 22 DEC 1743 may have been the death date for Mary. Their union bore five (5) children: Abigail, died young; Mary (1722) (married Amos Maxson); Abigail, died young, William, Martha (1727).
      (Witter, H.J. p. 11; referenced this information from the Westerly, RI vital records; material in vertical file at the Westerly Public Library, Genealogy Dept.)

      "John was admitted a freeman in Westerly, RI on January 29, 1702 and he also had registered his earmark, which was 1/2 penny under side of each ear." Further information of John's acquisition of land and gifts to his children can be found in Harold J. Witter's book on pages 10 and 11. (See reference below)

      "Genealogies of Connecticut Families; Westerly and Its Witnesses; Virkus; Harold John Witter. Gen of Conn Fams: 'January 1755 John Witter Now Liveing In Westerly aged near 78 years hath had two Wives & a Great Number of Children. And to his two Sons Joseph and John are Children also Born.' Westerly: John Witter named a freeman in Westerly in 1727. Virkus: John Witter, Hopkinton, R.I., born 1677; married (1) Sarah Tefft. Witter: John Witter, born Stonington, Conn., 11 March 1677-8." Resource for RootsWeb.com: They Came to Milton.

      (The above information compiled by Jean Jorgensen from "Descendants of William Witter and Hannah Churchman of Lynn, Massachusetts," by Harold John Witter, 1991; and RootsWeb.com: "They Came To Milton", by Jon Saunders, and found in Richard Anson Wheeler's History of the Town of Stonington, 1900. page: 687).
    Person ID I43520  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2019 

    Father Josiah Witter,   b. 15 Mar 1638, Swampscott, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1690, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wheeler,   b. 1648, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1672, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1662  Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Tefft,   b. 1680, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1725, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1703  Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Witter,   b. 4 Apr 1716, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1799, Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. John Witter, Jr.,   b. 1718, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1793, Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F15787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1677 - Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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