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Dr. William Whiting

Male 1730 - 1792  (62 years)


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  • Name Dr. William Whiting  [1
    Born 8 Apr 1730  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Dec 1792  Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I7711  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2017 

    Father Col. William Whiting,   b. 22 Jan 1704,   d. Bozrah, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna Raymond,   d. Nov 1773 
    Married 1724  [2
    Family ID F12648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Mason,   b. 4 Mar 1738,   d. 13 Nov 1821  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1759  [2
    Children 
    +1. Mason Whiting,   b. 8 May 1774, of Great Barrington, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1849, Binghamton, Broome, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F4216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He studied medicine under the direction of Dr. John Bulkeley of Colchester. He was evidently also a talented and largely self-taught musician, and over time constructed musicial instruments for his family, including a parlor organ and a dulcimer. The Puritan authorities of Hartford rebuked him more than once for these indulgences, which was probably one of the reasons he and his family eventually removed to Great Barrington and joined the Episcopal church there.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1545] Memoir of the Life and Character of Mrs. Mary Anna Boardman, by John Frederick Schroeder. New Haven, 1849.

    2. [S1559] Autobiography of William Seymour Tyler, With a Genealogy of the Ancestors of Prof. and Mrs. William S. Tyler, prepared by Cornelius B. Tyler. 1912.