Whitaker, Sarah (née Smith)

first name (variants): Sara
last name (variants): Whitaker
honorific(s): Mrs.
Death: December 10, 1771
Residence(s)
  • Woodbridge, NJ ( to 1760)
  • Norwich, CT (from 1761-02-25 to 1769)
  • Salem, MA (from 1769 to 1771-12-10)
Marital status

Married Nathaniel Whitaker before 1756

Biography

Sarah Whitaker (maiden name Smith) was the wife of the prominent Presbyterian minister Nathaniel Whitaker. They had seven or eight children, the first being born in 1756. She wrote to him and raised their children while Nathaniel was away on his fundraising tour with Samson Occom (1765-1768). She must have lived at least until the birth of their last child, Jonathan Whitaker (born December 10, 1771), but she does not appear in the historical record after that time.

Sources

FamilyTreeMaker.com “Descendants of Jonathan Whitaker, I.” http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/a/n/Joan-W-Landrum/ODT10-0001.html Accessed 12/4/2012. LongIslandSurnames.com. “Sarah Smith.” http://longislandsurnames.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I142&tree=Whitaker Accessed 12/4/2012.