Margaret Whitman was born in Seneca county, O. Aug. 14, 1844. She is the daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth
Jones, of that place. She was married there May 26, 1856, to Daniel Whitman, son of Samuel and Rechel Whitman,
of the same county. He was born in Pennsylvania, Feb. 5, 1821. They came to this county and settled on their farm
in this tp. in March, 1861. This couple have 5 children: Samuel N., born in August, 1857; Ellen, born Sept. 9,
1861; Clara A., born Nov. 12, 1863; Frank, born Nov. 30, 1865. Margaret, died in 1816, aged 19. By a former marriage
Mr. Whitman had several children, one of whom is living: Newton J., born in August, 1851. Jesse W. was born Oct.
10, 1844, and died Oct. 23, 1863 at Chattanooga; was a member of the 21st Ind. Battery; went out in September,
1861. Samantha J., married George Cobb, and died Jan. 6, 1876. Mr. Whitman was a farmer. He died April 2, 1874.
For many long years before his death his health had been very poor. but he bore all his affliction with a Christian
fortitude, waiting for his Master to call him to that blest home where sickness never comes.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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