Joel Whitman, son of Jesse and Catharine (Vanderhoot) Whitman, was born in New York Jan. 1, 1811. They left
New York in 1830 and went to Erie county, Penn. There he married Artemisia Hewitt, daughter of Daniel Hewitt, of
that county. She was horn here in 1813. They had 10 children, 7 of whom are living: John J., Marcia (now Mrs. George
Philips), Adelia (now Mrs. W. Inman, of Liberty tp.), Sylvia M. (now Mrs. Bownbork, of Centre tp.) James E., of
Arkansas, Francis A. and Joseph A. Mrs.W. died in '52, and Mr. Whitman was again married in 1857, to Charity Cortril,
daughter of John and Phebe Cortril, of this county. They have 3 children: Nettie, Ada M. and Belle. Mrs. Whitman
died May 25, 1879. Mr. Whitmanleft Erie county, Fa.,in '33 and moved to Ohio; in '36 he came to St. Joseph county.
He is a farmer, and owns 20 acres in sec. 18. By trade he is a carpenter and joiner. Is a member of the Protestant
Episcopal Church in North Liberty. Was land Assessor for the year 1880 and had been Town Trustee fora number of
terms. P. 0., South Bend.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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