Family of NATHANIEL WHITAKER
of Chatham, New Hampshire.
Compiled by David A. Crouse, January 2000, from information supplied by
Greg Littlefield; and other sources.
3. COL. NATHANIEL WHITAKER (2. Nathaniel; 1. Jonathan);
son of Rev. Nathaniel & Sarah (Smith) Whitaker;
born in April 1766, in Norwich, Vermont;
died 8 January 1861; buried at Chatham Center Cemetery;
married (1st), in Fryeburg, Maine, 16 February 1792:
CATHERINE PATTEE; daughter of David Pattee of Fryeburg, Maine.
Nathaniel married (2nd), intentions 22 February 1804, in Chatham:
ABIGAIL FOWLER of Tamworth, New Hampshire.
Nathaniel (whose father was one of the founders of Dartmouth College) was
living in Lovell, Maine in 1800, where he and his wife Catherine were
early members of the first church. He soon thereafter settled at North
Chatham, where he lived the remainder of his life.
Nathaniel had eleven children, as follows:
(1) ASA WHITAKER, son of Nathaniel & Catherine.
(2) MOSES WHITAKER, son of Nathaniel & Catherine, born 1792; had
children: Augustus and James.
(3) CATHERINE WHITAKER, dau. of Nathaniel & Catherine, born about 1798;
died 20 March 1839; buried with husband at Chandler Cemetery, North
Chatham; married, 15 May 1815, JOHN BRICKETT of North Stow, ME. He was
born 18 March 1792, and died 25 April 1863. They lived at the southern
foot of Evans Notch in North Stow, their brick house now owned by the U.
S. Forest Service. Nine children (See Family of John Brickett at
(4) CALEB WHITAKER, son of Nathaniel & Catherine, b. 1801; married and
had one child: Warren Whitaker.
(5) ISAAC WHITAKER, son of Nathaniel & Catherine, b. 9 December 1803;
died 23 October 1883; buried at Chatham Center Cemetery.
(6) JOHN F. WHITAKER, son of Nathaniel & Abigail, b. 1805; d. 1878.
(7) NATHANIEL WHITAKER, son of Nathaniel & Abigail, born 8 April 1808;
died 15 January 1881; buried with wife at Chatham Center Cemetery;
married REBECCA WILEY (born 29 May 1808; died 6 July 1879), prob. dau. of
John & Amelia (Gamage) Wiley of Fryeburg, ME. They lived on the farm of
his father at North Chatham and had two children:
(7.1) WILBUR FISKE WHITAKER, son of Nathaniel & Rebecca, b. 21 July
1830, in Chatham; prob. d. 1918; m. Cordelia Charles (b. 9 March 1837, in
Chatham; prob. d. 1895), dau. of Samuel & Melinda (Abbott) Charles (See
family of Solomon Charles); lived at the Whitaker place in North Chatham
and had six children, as follows:
(7.1.1) ANN-AUGUSTA WHITAKER, dau. of Wilbur & Cordelia, b. 4 March
1859, in Chatham; died in 1944, probably in Newmarket, NH; m(1), in 1876,
EZRA LITTLEFIELD of Madison, NH, who d. in 1881. They had
three children. Ann-Augusta m(2), EDWIN W. MESERVE of Brownfield, ME;
lived in Snowville, NH, and had four children.
(7.1.2) CYRENE C. WHITAKER, dau. of Wilbur & Cordelia, b. 1861; m. SETH
(7.1.3) ASENATH WHITAKER, dau. of Wilbur & Cordelia, b. 1863; d. 1945;
m. (?) __________ ROBERTSON (?).
(7.1.4) JOHN FOWLER WHITAKER, son of Wilbur & Cordelia, b. 18 January
1866, in Conway, NH; d. 1942; m., 22 Aug. 1891, in Lovell, ME, EMMA JANE
PINKHAM (b. 19 June 1869; d. 1939), dau. of Uriah L. & Emeline (Rogers)
Pinkham of Chatham and Fryeburg, ME. Residing in Berwick, ME, 1908,
where he was a marble cutter. At least two children, Lester and Walter.
(7.1.5) MARCIA LUELLA WHITAKER, dau. of Wilbur & Cordelia, b. 1868; m.
(7.1.6) CLARA M. WHITAKER, dau. of Wilbur & Cordelia, b. 1875; d. 1963;
m. WILLIE NEWTON.
(7.2) ABIGAIL F. WHITAKER, dau. of Nathaniel & Rebecca, b. 4 Nov.1832;
d. 4 May 1893; buried with husband at Chandler Cem., No. Chatham; m., 29
March 1852, PAUL CHANDLER, son of David & Mehitable (Charles) Chandler of
North Chatham (See families of Paul Chandler and David H. Chandler).
(8) ABIGAIL WHITAKER, dau. of Nathaniel & Abigail, born 1809; died 12
June 1833; buried at Wood Cemetery in Lovell Village; married, 12 March
1829, as his first wife, Dr. LEVI FOLSOM of Lovell. Dr. Folsom married
(2nd) Mary/Molly Eastman of Chatham (See family of Asa Eastman).
(9) ASCENITH WHITAKER, dau. of Nathaniel & Abigail, born 1811.
(10) MARY WHITAKER, dau. of Nathaniel & Abigail, b.1812; m. EDWARD DALA.
(11) SOPHRONIA WHITAKER, dau. of Nathaniel & Abigail, b. 1815; m. JOSEPH