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John Whitman (December 22, 1713 - July 10, 1800) was a prominent resident of West Hartford, Connecticut.

Whitman was born on December 22, 1713 in Farmington, Connecticut to Reverend Samuel Whitman and Sarah Stoddard. He was deacon in the West Hartford Congregationa Church for nearly half a century. He resided with his wife on the Pantry farm in West Hartford; all his children were by the first marriage.

In 1792, he was appointed to a committee to make an application to Hartford for permission to allow West Hartford to become its own town. The effort to secure the approval of the people of Hartford before proceeding to action by the General Assembly of Connecticut was futile though.

Whitman died on July 10, 1800 in West Hartford, Connecticut.


Whitman married Abigail Pantry. She died on February 19, 1765.

Whitman married second to Hannah Wells on January 24, 1768. He resided on the Pantry farm with his wife, but the couple had no children.