Saturday, July 3, 2010

Surname Saturday ~ Whitman

I recently traveled down to Wooster to do some research on my Whitman family. Find estate files for your family is very exciting especially when you hit the jack pot. I blogged earlier about the Whitmans. George died in 1847, leaving his son Christian as the executor and leaving everything to his unnamed wife, shame on him not naming her. But an estate file was filed in 1857. Mary Elizabeth Whitman died, Christian her son is the executor and his finishing his mother and father's estate. The above receipt was in the file. This order for the gravestone for $16.00 tells us Mary Elizabeth's husband, two sons, her date of death and age of death as well as the mark of Christian Whitman. Lovely!


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