Elizabeth was born in 1831. Elizabeth Whitman ... She passed away in 1918. 
Ancestors of Elizabeth Jane Whitman
Generation No. 1
1. Elizabeth Jane Whitman, born 29 Oct 1831 in Marion, Wayne Township, NY.; died 10 Feb 1918 in Colon Cem., St Joseph Co., MI.. She was the daughter of 2. Johnathan S. Whitman and 3. Rose Amanda Horton. She married (1) Amos Hopkins 19 Mar 1854 in Colon, MI.. He was born 13 Jul 1829 in Savannah, Wayne Co., NY., and died 19 Nov 1912 in Branch Cnty. MI.. He was the son of Onias Hopkins and Sarah Williams.
Notes for Elizabeth Jane Whitman:
Elizabeth: The usual spelling of Elisabeth in English. It was first made popular by being borne by Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533–1603).
CENSUS A: 30 September 1850. Town of Marion, Wayne County, New York, Line 16. Elizabeth J. Whitman, age 18 years, female, born New York.
CENSUS B: 9 June 1860, Bronson, Branch County, line 11 enumerator Wales Adams; age 28, birth Place New York.
CENSUS C: 11 June 1870, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, line 20, enumerator Edward Newton, Elizabeth J. Hopkins, age 38, female, white, keeping house, born New York,.
CENSUS D: 17 June 1880, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, page 19, line 7, enumerator E.H. Powers. Elizabeth J. Hopkins, white, female, age 41, wife, married, house keeper, born New York, father born Mass., mother born New York.
CENSUS E: 16 June 1900, Bronson Township, Branch County, Michigan, sheet 16, line 4, enumerator Milo Thompson. Elizabeth Hopkins, wife, white, female, born October 1831, age 68, married 46 years, birthed 8 children - 4 are living, born New York, parents born New York, able to read write and speak English.
CENSUS F: 21 April 1910, Bronson Township, Branch County, Michigan, line 74, enumerator Charles E. Ehle. Elizabeth J. Hopkins, wife, female, white, age 78, married 56 years, born New York, parents born New York, able to speak English.
Elizabeth Jane WHITMAN HOPKINS Obituary- 1919. Posted by Patrick McCleary <Patrick@northlink.net> on Sat, 27 Mar 1999. Surname: WHITMAN, HOPKINS, THOMPSON, HIMEBAUGH
Extracted from: The Burr Oak Acorn, Thursday, February 13, 1919. Page 1 Column 3.
MRS. AMOS HOPKINS:
Elizabeth Jane Whitman was born Saturday October 29, 1831, in Marion, Wayne County, New York, and came to Michigan about 1850. On March 19, 1854, she was married to Amos Hopkins, who passed away November 19, 1912.
To them were born eight children, four having passed to the better life. The four remaining are Herbert of Battle Creek; Adelbert of Bronson; Mrs. Mary Thompson of Matteson an Mrs. Violetta Himebaugh of Battle Creek. Also 28 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors, all of whom mourn her loss - the loss of a most excellent pioneer citizen. She passed away Sunday 10 February 1919 at the age of 86 years.
The funeral was held from the residence, east of Burr Oak, yesterday afternoon, February 12. Rev. Wearne and Undertaker Renshaw officiating. Burial in the Adams Cemetery. Elizabeth lived 86 years, 3 months and 12 days.
Card of Thanks - For the great kindness of friends and neighbors, the singing by Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox, the services of the pastor and for the flowers from many friends and the Adams school. We thank you all sincerely. The Children.
Notes for Amos Hopkins:
Hopkins Name Meaning and History ~ English: patronymic from Hopkin. The surname is widespread throughout southern and central England, but is at its most common in South Wales.
Irish (County Longford and western Ireland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oibicín, itself a Gaelicized form of an Anglo-Norman name. In other parts of the country this name is generally of English origin.
Amos ~ Biblical: name of a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century BC, whose sayings are collected in the book of the Bible that bears his name. This is of uncertain derivation, but may be connected with the Hebrew verb amos to carry. In some traditions it is assigned the meaning "borne by God". The name is used among Christians as well as Jews, and was popular among the Puritans, In Britain it survived well into the 19th century, but is little used today.
HOPKINS: English Patronymic name...At the time of the conquest, the Normans brought the name Robert to England, and it had several pet forms that became the basis for surnames.
The Hopkins Family Coat of Arms traces its roots back to ancient times to Cambridgeshire, England. Where it was carried onto the field of honor, with chivalry to defend family and allies, king and country.
Components of the Hopkins Family Name Coat of Arms
The Shield is: Black on a chevron between three gold pistols, three red roses.
The Crest is: A tower on fire.
The motto is: "Inter Primce"
When the Mayflower landed 11 November 1620, one person on board was the only baby born on the 4 month trip. His name was Oceanus Hopkins, sad to say he didn't live long after arriving in America.
Amos - meaning a loading or weighty person.
Census A: 1 October 1850, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, Line 27. Enumerated by L.A. Holbrook; Amos Hopkins, male, age 21, born New York.
CENSUS B: 9 June1860, Enumerator Wales Adams, Bronson, Branch County, Line 10 Amos, age 30, Farmer, Birth place - New York.
Amos enlisted during the Civil War 20 February 1864 at Bronson, Michigan in Co. One, 7th Regiment of Michigan. Discharged 5 July 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana. 5 feet 9 inches tall. An Army pension application of 4 September 1874 listed a claim for "Varicose Viens" of the right leg from Army service. It listed his [before Army service] occupation as Engineer. His address is listed as Burr Oak, MI. Amos was a farmer. In the year 1866 he gave his heart to the Savior and joined the Methodist Church at Burr Oak, MI.
CENSUS C: 11 June 1870, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, Line 19, Enumerator Mr Newton; Amos Hopkins, age 40, male, white, farmer, born New York, US citizen.
CENSUS D: 17 June 1880, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, Line 6, enumerator B.H. Powers. Amos Hopkins, white, male age, age 50, farmer, married, born NY., father born Mass., mother born NY.
CENSUS E: 16 June 1890, Bronson Township, Branch County, Michigan, Sheet 16, Line3, enumerator Milo Thompson. Amos Hopkins, Head, white, male, born August 1829, age 70, married, number of years married 46, born NY., father born Mass., mother born NY. farmer, can read write and speak English, lives on farm.
CENSUS F: 22 April 1910. Bronson Township, Branch County, Michigan, Line 73, enumerator Charles E. Ehle. Amos Hopkins, head,male, white, age 80, married 56 years, born NY., father born Mass., mother born NY., speaks English.
21 June 1910 Amos and wife Elizabeth were living on their farm with son Delbert, wife Laura and their 7 children.
"Burr Oak Acorn - 4 August 1907 - IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD APPLE TREE
Last Sunday, at the home of Amos Hopkins, east of town, about twenty-four of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, came to remind him if his 78th birthday. A table was spread "in the shade of the old apple tree" and it fairly groaned with the goodies brought for the occasion. And then, too, there was music throughout the day from the Edison phonograph; and then followed ice cream and cake. Among those present were Mr [Henry] and Mrs [Mary Hopkins] Thompson of Matteson, Arthur Himebaugh and family of Bronson, and the Herbert Chase Hopkins and William Clarence Spencer families of Colon, also Marion Wimer and Frank Holcomb of Centerville. The day was well spent and will be very pleasantly remembered for a great while. Long live Mr Hopkins, who has the esteem of every citizen."
"Burr Oak Acorn - Dated 13 August 1911 in ink.
Last Sunday was the 82nd birthday anniversary of Amos Hopkins, and at the home, east of Burr Oak, himself and wife were made glad by the home-coming of their children, grand-children and great-grandchildren. A day long to be remembered was the result - and a happy climax was the excellent picture of the entire company taken by Photographer King."
Amos Hopkins was born in Savannah, New York, August 13, 1829, coming to Michigan and settling near Bronson in 1844, where he lived until he was called to the Home beyond, November 19, 1912. He was one of twelve children of whom four survive him- three brothers, Nathaniel, Orlo and John, and one sister, Violetta.
He was married to Miss. Elizabeth Jane Whitman, March 19, 1854, and to this union eight children were born: Herbert C., Ella A., Adelbert W., Emily and Emory, Mary M., Violetta M., Minnie P. Emily and Emory and Minnie having proceeded their father to the better land thirty-four years and Ella proceeded him twenty years ago.
He enlisted in the Army of the Potomac, February 18, 1864, serving till the close of the war.
In the year 1866 he gave his heart to the Savior and joined the Methodist church at Burr Oak, and has been ever faithful to his trust till the Savior called him Home. He has been a patient sufferer for several years.
He leaves to mourn his loss a loving and devoted wife, four children, twenty-eight grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
The funeral was held at the Adams’ schoolhouse, Thursday, November 21, 1912 at 10:30. Rev. Yaneh of the Bronson Methodist Church officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Adams’ Cemetery. He lived 83 years, 4 months and 6 days.
Sleep on, dear father,
Take thy rest,
God called thee home,
When He tho’t best.
Card of Thanks - We wish through the columns of the Acorn to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors who were so kind during our sad bereavement, in the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. Also to the minister for the comforting words of hope, and to Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Wilcox for the beautiful songs, and to the I.O.O.F. order for their services. Mrs. E.J. Hopkins and family. ***
"ADAMS CEMETERY" .... Smoker Road, Bronson Township, Branch County, Michigan.
Hopkins, Amos......1829-1912 [13 August 1829 - 19 November 1912. G.A.R. 1864-1865
Hopkins, Elizabeth I....born 1831, no date of death [10 February 1918]
Hopkins, Emily J, Twin......died 22 March 1878 [b. 1 August 1864]
Hopkins, Emmory A, Twin.......died 22 March 1878
Hopkins, Leslie...........2 April 1896, died 28 July 1948
Hopkins, Onias....died 1856 [b. 1838]
Hopkins, Offas........G.A.R., 1861-1865
Whitman, ??.......can't read given name, died 1888
Whitman, George E....1857-1936
Whitman, Infant......no name or dates
Whitman, John Elliott......died 12 December 1878
Whitman, Maria........wife of William Whitman, died 24 April 1896
Whitman, Rosa A....died December 28, 1860, 2 years old
Whitman, William.......died 1888
A stone...... no name on it, only a marker G.A.R., between Isaac Hull and Gertrude Spencer
Generation No. 2
2. Johnathan S. Whitman, born 15 Jun 1803 in NY.; died 28 Nov 1837 in Colin-Farm, MI. He married 3. Rose Amanda Horton 17 Sep 1826 in Williamston, Wayne Cnty. NY..
3. Rose Amanda Horton, born 07 Oct 1808 in Port Gibson, Ontario Cnty. NY.; died 02 Oct 1888 in Bronson, Branch Cnty. MI.. She was the daughter of 7. Deborah Horton.
Notes for Johnathan S. Whitman:
Whitman Name Meaning and History. English: from Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White, or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White.
Jonathon: Biblical name, meaning "God has given", composed of the same elements as those of Matthew, but in reverse order. This is the name of several characters in the Bible, most notably a son of King Saul, who was a devoted friend and supporter of the young David, even when David and Saul were themselves at loggerheads (1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 1: 19–26). The name is often taken as symbolic of steadfast friendship and loyalty name, meaning "God has given", composed of the same elements as those of Matthew, but in reverse order. This is the name of several characters in the Bible, most notably a son of King Saul, who was a devoted friend and supporter of the young David, even when David and Saul were themselves at loggerheads (1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 1: 19–26). The name is often taken as symbolic of steadfast friendship and loyalty.
WHITMAN: The German Family Coat of Arms traces its roots back to ancient times where it was carried onto the field of honor, with chivalry to defend family and allies, king and country.
Components of the Whitman Family Name Coat of Arms
The Shield is: A blue and gold shield displaying three bunches of grapes
The Crest is: A griffin.
The German equivalent of Whitman is Widmann.
Johnathan Whitman - lived near the village of Williamson and Marion - 1880 population 612, Wayne Township, Upper New York State,his family resettled near Colon, MI. population 432, in the St. Joseph and Branch County area. The same area the Hopkins family lived. Other sources mention's that he died in New York state. He lived 34 years, 5 months and 13 days.
Notes for Rose Amanda Horton:
CENSUS A: 2 June 1860, Post Office Burr Oak, Branch County, Michigan. Page 5, Line 7. Rose A. Whitman, age 50, female, white, Real Estate $1600, Personal $25, born New York.
MRS. AMANDA WHITMAN:
Was born at Port Gibson, New York, October 7, 1808 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Hopkins, two and one half miles east of this place, October 2, 1888, hence her age was four score less five days. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H.W. Thompson from the house, October 5, and the remains were interred in what is known as the Adams burying ground, located on Smoker road.
The deceased was married at Williamson, Wayne County, New York, September 17, 1828 to John S. Whitman. They resided in the above named place until 1853, then moved to Branch County, MI. where she has since resided and as a consequence, was one of the old pioneers of this section.
She was left a widow at the age of 26 years, with four children, three sons and one daughter, two of whom still survive her, Reverend Barnabus H. Whitman and Mrs. Amos Hopkins, the former now residing at Norwood, Charlevoix County, Michigan, and the latter, two and one-half miles east of this place.
Five years ago Mrs. Whitman met with a sad misfortune, the breaking of one of her limbs and owing to her old age never fully recovered from the shock to her nervous system, though the painful fracture had entirely healed. Two years later, in the month of July, she was the victim of a still more shocking calamity; that of losing her eyesight entirely, but bore up under her sad misfortune with a determination characteristic only of old pioneers, who had learned to be patient through every trial.
She enjoyed a visit from her son, Rev. B.H. Whitman, some three weeks since, and seemed to be in much better health and spirits than usual. On Tuesday, however, the cold hand of death was stretched forth and she was called away to the land where no sorrow and pain is known. She arose in the morning in apparently as good health as usual, partook of breakfast with the rest of the family. At about 11 o’clock she was sitting in her arm chair. Her head suddenly dropped and she expired instantly without apparent pain. She lived 79 years, 11 months and 25 days.
Mrs. Hopkins was the only child that followed her to her last resting place; Rev. B.H. Whitman being ill and unable to be present in consequence. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.
The family of the late Mrs. Emma* Whitman, desire through the columns of the ACORN, to express their thanks to the friends and neighbors who showed their sympathy and regard to the family in their recent sad bereavement.
[*Note: This should read Amanda Whitman.]
More About Rose Amanda Horton:
Life span: 79 years, 11 months, 25 days
Children of Johnathan Whitman and Rose Horton are:
i. Barnabus Horton Whitman, born 01 Jun 1828 in Wayne Cnty. NY.; died 17 Mar 1907 in Boyne Falls, MI; married (1) Sarah Ann Chrystler 14 Feb 1847 in N.Y; born 23 Apr 1825; died 08 Oct 1861 in Sturgis, MI.; married (2) Mary Jane Wells 05 Nov 1861 in Bronson, MI; born 29 Apr 1842 in MIchigan; died 02 Jan 1929 in Grand Rapids, MI..
Notes for Barnabus Horton Whitman:
CENSUS A: 2 June 1860, Burr Oak Post Office, Branch County, Michigan, Page 5, Line 10, Barnabus Whitman, age 32, male, white, farmer, Estate Value - $1900, Personal Value $600, born New York.
CENSUS B: 15 June 1870, Bronson City, Branch County, Michigan, Page 41, Line 38, Barnabus Whitman, age 43, male, white, Clergyman, Estate Value $200, Personal Value $ 5000, born New York, Male Citizen.
CENSUS C: 17 June 1880, Clinton Street, Charlevoix Village, Charlevoix County, Michigan, Enumeration District 54, Line 43, Barnabus Whitman, white, male, age 52, Pastor Methodist Church, born New York, parents born New York.
CENSUS D: 9 June 1900, Hayes Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan, Enumeration District 12, Sheet # 7, Line 75, Barnabus Whitman, Head, white, male, born June 1828, Married 40 years, born New York, parents born New York, farmer, able to read - write and speak English, owned mortaged farm.
Christened: August 1966, Burr Oak, St. Joseph County, MI. Occupation: Methodist Minister.
Barnabus, Burial 20 March 1907, Brookside Cemetery, Charlevoix, Charlevoix County, Michigan.
Extracted from: The Charlevoix Sentinel, March, 1907.
DEATH OF REV. B.H. WHITMAN
The sad news was received here Sunday of the death of Reverend B.H. Whitman, at his farm home, near Deer Lake, this county. Reverend Mr. Whitman was for many years an active member of the Michigan Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and held charges in various parts of the Conference District. About twenty years ago he served four years as pastor at Charlevoix, and was noted for his piety and earnestness. On leaving here he was in poor health, and, having bought a farm in Hayes Township, he moved there, where he remained for several years.
He returned to the ministry for a short time, but finally sold his farm in this county, moving to Elmira, Antrim County, where for some time he kept a store. About three years ago he bought and moved to the farm where he died.
In his younger days he was a farmer near Coldwater, where he was converted, and where he recognized a call to enter the ministry. He was an earnest and forceful preacher, and always made many friends wherever he was sent.
Extracted from: The Otsego County Herald & Times, 22 March 1907.
- Old Mr. Whitman of Boyne Falls died Sunday evening and was buried Tuesday. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the funeral. Several Masons from here attended. Mr. Whitman was in business here for several years and was well known here.
Extracted from: Minutes of the Michigan Annual Conference, of the Methodist Episcopal Church SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, Albion, Michigan, September 10-16, 1907.
REVEREND B.H. WHITMAN
Barnabus H. Whitman was born in Wayne County, New York, January 1, 1828, and died at his home near Boyne Falls, Michigan, March 17, 1907, aged seventy-eight years, nine months and sixteen days. His father died when he was ten years old. This deprived him of early educational advantages. His entire schooling was less than one year. February 14, 1847, he married Sarah A. Crystler. He then came to Michigan and located at Sturgis. Here he lost his first wife. November 5, 1861, he was married to Mary Jane Wells.
He was converted January 8, 1865, under the labors of Reverend William Doust, by whom he was baptized and received into the church August, 1886, in Burr Oak. The call to preach came with his conversion. In May, 1868, Reverend N.M. Steele licensed him to exhort in Bronson charge. In September, 1868, Reverend R.C. Crawford gave him his license to preach. He then entered the Michigan Conference and passed the required course of studies. He was ordained as deacon by Bishop Ames in 1872, and ordained an elder by Bishop Simpson in 1874. He served the following charges: Bronson two years, Cannonsburg two years, Charlevoix three years, Boyne City two years, Ironton two years, Manton one year, Norwood three years, and East Jordan two years. His health began to fail in 1888, and in 1889 he was compelled to ask for a superannuate relation.
He was a godly man, a forceful preacher of gospel, and a very faithful pastor. He had several sweeping revivals during his ministry. He was the father of eight children; of these only three survive him, one son and two daughters.
The last two years of his life were spent on a farm near Boyne Falls. Here it was the writer’s privilege to visit him several times, and to find him growing old in most sweet and tender piety. From his recent correspondence with the biographical secretary we read, "Jesus is dearer, heaven is nearer and victory is in sight. God bless the church and God bless the members of the Michigan Conference. Brethren be faithful to the end.
For years his heart was weak, and he died unexpectedly at nine o’clock on Sunday evening, March 17. Funeral services, conducted by the writer, and the Masonic fraternity of Elmira, Michigan, were held in the Methodist Church of Boyne Falls, Michigan, on Tuesday, March 19, at three PM; and on Wednesday, March 20, the remains were taken to Charlevoix for interment. He lived 78 years, 9 months, 16 days.
Barnabus Horton Whitman: Born: 1 Jan 1828, Died: 17 Mar 1907, Buried: 20 Mar 1907.
The following Last Will and Testament was found in the Probate Court records for Charlevoix County, Michigan. The Probate packet (Recorded in Liber 15, Page 164) is dated 31 March 1908 and pertains to the Estate of Reverend Barnabus Horton Whitman. Reverend Whitman was residing in Elmira, Otsego County, Michigan at the time that the actual Will was written and witnessed. However, as his death occurred in Charlevoix County, the Will was probated there at the time at that time.
Barnabus and his wife ran a store in Elmira for many years, but later moved to a farm near Boyne Falls which is where he died. Reverend Whitman and his children all have roots in both Charlevoix and Otsego Counties as they frequently made visits to both family and friends even after the residences changed. Most of their children married men and women from the two counties as well.
The witnesses noted here are both relatives of Reverend Whitman’s. Addie Wells Chamberlain Dupes was the younger sister of Barnabus’ wife, Mary Jane Wells Whitman. Stephen J. Lemons was the nephew of Mary Jane Wells Whitman who had been raised by Addie Chamberlain Dupes- growing up within the Whitman home or nearby. Stephen often referred to his cousins, the Whitman children, as if they were his siblings.
At the time of his death, Probate Court records indicate that the following are the only known legatees and heirs:
Mary J. Whitman (Widow- age 63)R.F.D. #4, Boyne City, Michigan
Elmer A. Whitman (son- age 32) Same as above.
Abbie A. Wood (daughter- 30) Boyne City, Michigan
Helen Newson (daughter- 49) Charlevoix, Michigan
Louie Bedwin (grandson- 21) Charlevoix, Michigan
Bertie Bedwin (grandson- 17) Same as above.
John Newstead (grandson- 27) In Alabama somewhere.
Kittie Brown (granddaughter- 21) Petoskey, Michigan
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT:
I, Barnabus H. Whitman, of the Town of Elmira, in the County of Otsego, State of Michigan of the age seventy six years and being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare, this, My Last Will and Testament in Manner following, that is to say-
I gave and bequeath to my wife Mary Jane Whitman all real estate, goods and chattels and all effects of whatsoever kind or description, and all monies, credits and benefit that I may be possessed of at the time of my death.
I hereby appoint my wife, Mary Jane Whitman the sole Executrix of this My Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of October A.D. 1904.
Barnabus H. Whitman
The foregoing instrument was at date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator Barnabus H. Whitman as and for his Last Will and Testament in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto:
Addie Dupes} Residence Elmira, Michigan
S.J. Lemons} Residence Elmira, Michigan
More About Barnabus Horton Whitman:
Life span: 78 years, 9 months, 16 days
Notes for Mary Jane Wells:
CENSUS A: 7 June 1860, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, Page 24, Line 30. Mary Jane Whitman, age 18, female, white, born Michigan.
CENSUS B: 15 June 1870, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, Page 41, Line 39. Mary Jane Whitman, age 27, female, white, keeping house, born Michigan.
CENSUS C: 17 June 1880, Clinton Street, Charlevoix City, Charlevoix County, Michigan. Enumeration District 54, Line 44. Mary J. Whitman, white, female, age 37, wife, married, keeping house, born Michigan, mother born Michigan.
CENSUS D: 9 June 1900, Hayes Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan. Enumeration District 12, Sheet # 7, Line 76, Mary Jane Whitman, wife, white, female, born April 1843, age 57, married 40 years, 8 children - 4 living, born Michigan, father born Penn., mother born New York, is able to read - write and speak English.
CENSUS E: 20 January 1920, 608 Boyne Avenue, Boyne - City Ward 3, Charlevoix County, Michigan. Enumeration District 153, Sheet # 13-B, Line #83, Mary Jane Whitman, head, owned mortaged home, female, white, age 77, widowed, able to read and write, born Michigan, parents born Michigan, able to speak English.
Extracted from: Minutes of the Michigan Annual Conference, of the Methodist Episcopal Church. NINETY-FOURTH SESSION Kalamazoo, Michigan, September 11-16, 1929.
MRS. MARY JANE WHITMAN
Mrs. Mary Whitman, who was the widow of Reverend Barnabus Horton Whitman, for 20 years as itinerant in the Michigan Conference, died at the Clark Home, Grand Rapids, January 2, 1929, having been a resident of the Home for a little more than a year. She was born April 29, 1842, her parents being Francis "Frank" Wells and Jane Miller Wells. Her ministry with Brother Whitman in the Conference was rendered on the following charges: Bronson, Orange, Alaska, Cannonsburg, Charlevoix, Boyne City, Manton, Norwood, East Jordan. Brother Whitman died in 1907, since which time Mrs. Whitman had made her home at Boyne City, where they had had a pleasant pastorate. During her last illness at the Home she was a great and patient sufferer. She is survived be a son Elmer A. Whitman of Flint, and an aged sister at Boyne City. Her body was taken to Boyne City by Reverend J.B. Peatling, the Superintendent of the Home, where he conducted appropriate services and later it was laid to rest in the cemetery at Charlevoix, by the side of her husband.
Religion: Methodist. Buried January 1929, Brookside Cemetery, Charlevoix, MI. 86 years, 8 months, 4 days.
More About Mary Jane Wells:
Life span: 86 years, 8 months, 4 days
ii. William Linus Whitman, born 07 Sep 1829 in NY.; died 05 Mar 1888 in Bronson, Branch Cnty. MI; married Almaria M. Unknown in MIchigan; born Abt. 1833 in NY.; died 24 Apr 1896 in MI..
Notes for William Linus Whitman:
William, born Sunday 6 September 1829.
CENSUS A: 30 September 1850. Town of Marion, Wayne County, New York, Line 14. William Whitman, age 31 years, male, farmer, born New York.
CENSUS B: 11 June 1870, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, Line 1, enumerator Edward Newton; William L., age 40, male, white, farmer, born New York.
Extracted from: The Burr Oak Acorn, Thursday, March 8, 1888, Page 4 Column 4.
We are called upon to chronicle the death of Mr. Liman Whitman which occurred at 5 O’clock Monday night. A man of thorough business integrity, was well known and highly respected by everyone. The death of this respected citizen casts a gloom over the entire community.
(*Note: William Linus Whitman, son of Johnathan S. and Rosa Amanda Horton Whitman, died Monday March 5, 1888 at the age of 58 years. He is buried in Adams Cemetery, Branch County on Smoker Rd.) William lived 58 years, 5 months and 27 days.
Notes for Almaria M. Unknown:
CENSUS A: 11 June 1870, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan, Line 2, enumerator Edward, Newton; Maria, age 37, female, white at home, born New York.
Maria A. Whitman, died 24 April 1896, age 63 years 4 months 17 days. Head stone Adams Cemetery, Smoker Rd. Branch County, MI.
1 iii. Elizabeth Jane Whitman, born 29 Oct 1831 in Marion, Wayne Township, NY.; died 10 Feb 1918 in Colon Cem., St Joseph Co., MI; married Amos Hopkins 19 Mar 1854 in Colon, MI..
iv. John Elliot Whitman, born 11 May 1834 in NY.; died 12 Dec 1878 in Branch Cnty. MI; married Mary Hopkins 02 Jul 1854 in Branch County, MI; born 1838 in NY.; died 1911 in Bronson, MI..
Notes for John Elliot Whitman:
CENSUS A: 30 September 1850. Town of Marion, Wayne County, New York, Line 15. John E. Whitman, age 16 years, male, farmer, born New York.
CENSUS B: 11 June 1870, Bronson, Branch County, Michigan. Line 13. John E. Whitman, age 36, male, white, born New York State.
Generation No. 3
7. Deborah Horton, born 29 Jun 1771; died 16 Sep 1854.
Child of Deborah Horton is:
3 i. Rose Amanda Horton, born 07 Oct 1808 in Port Gibson, Ontario Cnty. NY.; died 02 Oct 1888 in Bronson, Branch Cnty. MI; married Johnathan S. Whitman 17 Sep 1826 in Williamston, Wayne Cnty. NY..
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