Tabitha (Whitney) Watson

Tabitha (Whitney) Watson (1745 - 1831)

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Tabitha Watson formerly Whitney
Born in Biddeford, York, Mainemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Gorham, Mainemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 May 2011
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Tabitha Whitney was born on 16 March 1745 in Biddeford, Maine.

She married John Watson on 5 December 1765 in Gorham, Maine[1]. They had ten children[2]:

1. Mercy, born 15 Oct 1766; died 1769
2. Martha, born 22 Apr 1769; married David Davis
3. Edmund, born 17 Jan 1772; married Betsey Cressey
4. Colman P., born 23 Feb 1774; married Elizabeth Frost
5. Miriam, born 24 Dec 1776; married Stephen Murch
6. Tabitha, born 16 May 1779; married Josiah Shaw
7. Molly, born 9 Apr 1781
8. Sally, born 19 Mar 1784; married David Cobb
9. Greenlief C., born 14 Mar 1786; married Lydia Tompson
10. Desire, born 5 Dec 1788; married Nahum Chadbourn

Tabitha passed away on 13 September 1831 in Gorham[3] and is buried in Eastern Cemetery.


  1. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2017), John Watson and Tabitha Whitney, Marriage 05 Dec 1765; citing Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,205,254.
  2. McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 810.
  3. "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Tabitha Watson, 13 Sep 1831; citing reference p 242; FHL microfilm 10,930.

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Tabitha (Whitney) Watson Headstone
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