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Abraham First Whiteman[1]

Male 1742 - 1804  (62 years)


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  • Name Abraham First Whiteman  [2
    Born 1742  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer  [4
    Residence 1804  [5
    Fishing Creek Twp, Northumberland Co, PA 
    Died 1804  Bloomsburg, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • "The first Whiteman families came from England to Dorchester, Mass. in the year of 1603. They removed to Weymouth, in 1641. Other data given me was that the Whitemans came from England on the "True Love" in 1635.
      In ancient English and American records the name appears in the various spellings of Wyteman , Weightman, Wytman, Witeman, Witman, Whytman and Whiteman, of which the last three are the most generally used in America today."p.2
      Abraham, the First's sons, Daniel, Abraham, Jacob and Samuel, all pioneers, who came west fro m Pennsylvania about 1817 and were among the first settlers of Seneca County, Ohio. p.4 (Rothrock) [WHITEMAN_RPoole.FTW]

      It is not known when this Abraham was born or where he came from. On the tax lists of Berks Co., 1779 there is an Abraham Whiteman shown as an Innkeeper. Perhaps this is the same person who was later in Bloomsburg, PA since he had property in town and the deed mentions Whiteman Alley. In the
      PA Archives, 3rd series, V.24 on page 558 there is a warantee of land of 50 acres 30 May 1749 in Lancaster Co. for Ab'm Whiteman.

      The 1790 census, Northumberland Co. shows Abraham Whiteman, 1 male over
      16, 5 males under 16, and 3 females.[Abraham Whiteman Marty.FTW]

      abt 1742 (LDS AFN:1RRH-KXR) abt 1750
      MMW research/WFT v9 #3071 = Abt 1804 in Northumberland Co, PA Letter of Administration for estate signed 13 Jun 1804 by Esther & John Conner No will - Sureties were: Jere Kuly, Jacob Moyer/1804-Byron G Whiteman
      Northumberland Co, PA formed in 1772, Columbia Co, PA formed in 22 Mar 1813
      .
      May have served in Rev War in Captain Geist's company - Berks Co, PA 1777-78
      .
      cir 1770 moved to Bloomsburg PA according to handwritten genealogy of Emma Alberta Whiteman (Kathie Maffitt [email protected] 1/09/02)
      according to profile "he was left behind or separated from his family somehow, and ended up not being clost to them when he finally settled here."
      .
      bef 1790 - Moved to Northumberland Co, PA
      Many of his neighbors seemed to have come from Hunterdon Co, NJ
      .
      1790-served as member of Capt John Wheeler's Company-Northumberland Co Militia
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      1790 PA Northumberland Co(no twp)Census p.188 Abraham Whiteman 16+male=1,under 16 male=5,fem=3
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      Owned farm Fishing Creek Twp, Northumberland Co, PA (over 150 acres)and later sold to son-in-law, moved Bloomsburg, Northumberland Co, PA (now Columbia Co)
      .
      May have lived in Greenwood Twp, Northumberland Co, PA (now Columbia Co)
      .
      7 Jun 1802 purchased Lot 40 in Bloomsburg
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      Kenneth Yocum Article 30 circa 1935 Columbia Co Hist Society, Bloomsburg, PA states, "living near Benton in 1790/estate administered by John Conner/Esther Whiteman"
      .
      Letter of Administration for estate signed 13 Jun 1804 by Esther & John Conner
      No will - Sureties were: Jere Kuly, Jacob Moyer
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      Notes from "Columbia County Two Hundred Years Ago by Edwin M Barton published 1976 Columbia County Historical Society, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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      p. 7 - "First settler, exclusive of squatters, probably John Eves, 1770, on Little Fishing Creek."

      "Bloomsburg laid out in 1802."

      "Oldest Church, Catawissa Friends Meeting House about 1788 or 1790."

      "First mill constructed at Catawissa, 1774."

      "First child, it is claimed, was James McClure, Jr. born 1774."

      "Additional early settlers:
      Isaac John 1772
      Cronelius VanCampen 1773
      Samuel Hunter 1774
      Alexander McCauley 1774
      George Espy 1775
      Joseph Salmon 1775
      Samuel Boone 1775
      Michael Billhime 1775
      Daniel Welliver 1775
      Daniel McHenry 1783
      John Cleaver 1783
      Abram Kline 1785
      Abraham Dodder 1786
      Peter Brugler 1788
      Leonard Rupert 1788
      Peter Appleman 1790
      Benjamin Coleman 1791
      John Godhard 1792
      Alexander Mears 1794
      Lewis Schuyler 1794
      John Brown 1795 purchased lot
      John Lyon 1796
      Ludwig Oyer (Eyer) c. 1796
      Jonathan Colley 1796
      Samuel Cherrington 1798
      Jacob Lunger 1800
      John Rhodeburger 1805
      Abraham Whiteman 1805

      Sources, are primarily L.E. Wilt Historical Map of Columbia County, 1941. Revisons: John Brown settlement, Columbia County Deed Book; Ludwig Oyer (Eyer), Duy, Atlas of Bloomsburg p. 7
      1742 Lancaster Co before 1772 Northumberland Co Wyoming Twp to mid 1780's 1795 Greenwood Twp 1790 PA Northumberland Co(no twp) Census p.188 Abraham Whiteman 16+ males = 1, under 16 males = 5, and 3 females.
    Person ID I21918  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Father Whiteman 
    Family ID F11097  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Susanna,   b. Abt 1746, Greenwood Twp, Northumberland Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1768 
    Children 
     1. Anna Maria (Polly) Whiteman,   b. 4 Jan 1768, Hunterdon County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1831, Cole's Creek Cemetery, Stillwater Twp, Columbia Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Barbara Whiteman,   b. 1771,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Whiteman,   b. 8 Aug 1772, Greenwood, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1827  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2007 
    Family ID F10670  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Esther Ann Falls,   b. Oct 1750, Reading, Berks Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jan 1814  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1773  [6
    • [Abraham Whiteman Marty.FTW]

      abt 1773 Byron G Whiteman
    Children 
     1. Abraham Whiteman, Second,   b. Abt 1773, Greenwood Twp., Northumberland, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Seneca County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. Jacob Whiteman,   b. Abt 1775, Greenwood Twp., Northumberland, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 76 years)
     3. Catherine Whiteman,   b. 8 Mar 1775, Greenwood Twp., Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1827, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Daniel Whiteman,   b. 18 Nov 1778, Greenwood Twp., Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1863, Adams Township, Seneca County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Samuel Whiteman,   b. 14 Apr 1784, Greenwood Twp., Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1850, Republic, Adams Twp., Seneca, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Emanuel Whiteman,   b. 1786, Greenwood Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F10671  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S292] Pammala Garber nee Thomas.

    2. [S68] Ancestors and Decendants (sic) of Henry Parker Whiteman and Mary Minerva Burdge, Bessie M. Rothrock, Compiler, (Private Publication by John R. Kagel), P.2 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S40] Desc AWhiteman & HP-MM Whiteman Anc BGW.paf, Byron G Whiteman, (Self-published, CompuServe).

    4. [S39] Abraham Whiteman Marty.FTW.

    5. [S724] Administration Bond of Abraham Whiteman, DATED JUNE 13, 1804 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S176] Ancestors of Byron G. Whiteman, LDS Church, (Family Search Ancestral File).