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Gen Joseph Whiton
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Birth: 1759
Death: Aug. 16, 1828
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA

He died suddenly aged 69 yrs. "Early Vital Records of Mass. (Lee Deaths)."

Joseph Whiton and Amanda Garfield married Oct. 17, 1793. "Early Vital Records of Mass. (Lee Marriages)."

Joseph was the son of James Whiton (1712-1768) and his wife Mary (Lucas) (1723- ).

Orphaned in boyhood, Joseph and his four brothers were brought up by their father's cousin, Elijah Whiton of Ashford, Connecticut.

Joseph first enlisted in the Revolutionary War in August 1776, in Captain Simeon Smith's Company, Colonel Experience Storrs' Connecticut Regiment. In August 1777 he entered Captain Isaac Stone's Company, Colonel Jonathan Lattimer's Connecticut Regiment. He was in battles preceding the surrender of Burgoyne. He enlisted again in April 1780, and was acting steward in Captain Bottome's Company, Colonel Levi Wells' Connecticut Regiment. He is also said to have been Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion in General Waterbury's Regiment, Major Elijah Humphrey, in defense of New Haven, enlisting April 24, 1781.

In 1776 he received pay as a wounded soldier, and was later granted a pension. About 1784 he went to Berkshire County, Massachusetts, where he taught school for a time and then settled in Lee, MA, where he entered the mercantile business. He became a prominent citizen in Lee, serving as a Justice of the Peace and as a member of the Legislature. He also served in the War of 1812, and was appointed a General.

A tract of farm land in the Western Reserve, later called Amherst, Ohio, was granted to him for his Revolutionary War service. Many of his descendants lived there, including his great-grandson Arthur Lucas Whiton (born 1890).

Joseph died suddenly at age 69.
Family links: 
  Joseph Lucas Whiton (1799 - 1869)*
  Catharine Whiton Howe (1810 - 1836)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairmount Cemetery
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Nebord
Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Feb 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105627930
Gen Joseph Whiton
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 Added: Aug. 26, 2013

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