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Gen Benjamin Whiteman, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1769
Germantown
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1852
Yellow Springs
Greene County
Ohio, USA

Benjamin Whiteman, Jr. was the son of Benjamin Whiteman, Sr. Benjamin, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, PA. Benjamin Witeman, Sr. was a veteran of the American Revolution. After losing both parents, Benjamin Whiteman, Jr. moved with his older sister who was married to Mr. Woods to Limestone now Maysville, Mason County Kentucky in 1782. Benjamin, Jr. was thirteen when he moved with his sister and brother-in-law.
Benjamin Whiteman married Catherine Davis in 1793 and settled in Beavercreek, Ohio along with his father-in-law Owen Davis. Catherine Davis was the daughter of Owen Davis and Letitia Phillips.
He made several expeditions against the Shawnee and other tribes as well. He accompanied General Harmar's mission deep into Indian Territoty. General Whiteman constructed the first stone blockhouse fort in Greene County, Ohio.
His first residence was a log cabin he built for his father-in-law. The cabin served as the first Greene County Courthouse.
Shortly thereafter, Whiteman moved to nearby Clifton and erected a fine stone residence which still stands today. It was affectinately nicknamed the stone-pile. It can be seen on the Greene County Historical Society website.
In 1803, during the organization of Greene County, Whiteman, along with William Maxwell from New Jersey and James Barrett, served as the first associate judges of the county.
General Whiteman also built the first "Clifton Mill" and also erected a sawmill and distllery on the site. A mill still stands on the original site.
General Benjamin Whiteman, Jr. had the following children: Letetia Whiteman (1794-1854). Letitia Whiteman married John Payne (1788-1854), Hester Whiteman, Mary Whiteman , Clarissa Whiteman, Higbee Whiteman, Maria J. Whiteman Stone:[(1808-1902); find-a-grave mem.#13976608)], Benjamin Whiteman, III., John Payne Whiteman, James Findlay Whiteman, and Lewis Whiteman.
General Whiteman was well aquainted with Simon Kenton, Daniel Boone and Chief Tecumseh.
Benjamin Whiteman, Jr. became a Brigadier General in the Ohio Third Brigade in 1805. General Whiteman was a Major General of the Fifth Division of the Ohio Militia during the War of 1812. General Whiteman led his Greene County Brigade under the supreme command of General and later President William Henry Harrison during that war. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catharine Davis Whiteman (1775 - 1852)
 
 Children:
  Letitia Whiteman Payne (1794 - 1852)*
  Clarissa Higbee Whiteman Harlan (1805 - 1839)*
  Benjamin B. Whiteman (1810 - 1903)*
  John Payne Whiteman (1813 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Clifton Union Cemetery
Miami Township
Greene County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Terry T
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64436498
Gen Benjamin Whiteman, Jr
Added by: Terry T
 
Gen Benjamin Whiteman, Jr
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Gen Benjamin Whiteman, Jr
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