Biography of Peter D. Whitman
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Whitman, Peter D., was born in Canaan, Columbia county, N. Y., January 27, 1833. He was the son of John and Mary (Deyo) Whitman, he born in Chatham, and she in Schodack, N. Y. His grandfather was Samuel Whitman; he lived in Wayne county and spent his last days there. His father was a farmer, and died in 1877; his widow is now living. Peter D. Whitman was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and in 1866 he came to Schodack and in 1873 bought a farm of 160 acres. In December, 1860, he married Rosamond Shofelt of Schodack, by whom he has had five children: Sarah, Cordon, deceased, Catharine, William and Clarence.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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