Peter D. Whitman
Peter D. Whitman

Information on this page is from Landmarks of Rensselaer County, by George Baker Anderson (Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co, 1897),
Part 3, "Biographical Sketches", page 60. Many thanks to John Hills of Portland, Oregon for typing it and submitting it to this website.

Whitman, Peter D, was born in Canaan, Columbia county, NY January 27, 1833. He was the son of John and Mary (Deyo) Whitman; he was born in Chatham [Columbia Co, NY], and she in Schodack, [Rensselaer County] NY. His grandfather was Samuel Whitman; he lived in Wayne County [NY] and spent his last days there. His father was a farmer and died in 1877; his widow is now living.

Peter D. Whitman was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and in 1856 came to Schodack and in 1873 bought a farm of 160 acres. In December 1869 he married Rosamond Shufelt of Schodack, by whom he has had five children: Sarah; Gordon, deceased; Catherine; William; and Clarence.

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