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Whitman, John Norton


Age: 33, credited to Brighton, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/24/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. D, 4th VT INF, pr CPL, wdd, Antietam, 9/17/62, dis/wds, 11/3/62

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Birth: 06/13/1826, Batavia, NY
Death: 02/10/1903

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls, MN
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 41297835


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Melissa D., 5/28/1903, MN
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


great grandfather of Margaret M. Nelson, Yankton, SD

great grandfather of Patti Whitman, Vista, CA

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Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls, MN

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John N. Whitman

John Norton Whitman was born in Batavia (Genesee County) NY, son of James Whitman. He m. in Illinois, 3 Oct., 1849, Melissa D. Wolcott (b. Island Pond, Vt., 4 July, 1832, dau. of Emerson & Frances (Adams) Wolcott). When he was but seven years old, John went West with his eldest brother. He was married in Illinois and lived there for a time, but came back to Vermont with his wife to her former New England Home. He enlisted from Island Pond 24 Aug., 1861 in Co. "D", 4th Vt. He was promoted to corporal. He was wounded at the Battle of Antietam, 17 Sept., 1862 and discharged for wounds 3 Nov., 1862. He and his wife moved to New Hampshire and then to Boston. In middle life he returned to the west, locating on a farm in Minnesota.

He d. at Thief River Falls (Pennington Co) Minnesota, 10 Feb., 1903. His widow d. at Thief River, 20 Jan., 1911.


1. Emerson Wolcott, b. Oshkosh, Wisc. 17 Sept. 1850 2. Albert, b. 22 June, 1852 .... d. 26 June, 1852.
3. Manley Albert, b. 12 Aug.,> 4. Carrie, b. 31 March, 1855. She m. 5 Oct., 1879, David Noyes MacCauley of Merrimack, NH. They moved to MacCauleyville, Minnesota.

Courtesy of Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College.