Whitman, Solomon, 1710 - 1803

Solomon Whitman was the son of Rev. Samuel Whitman and Sarah Stoddard of Farmington, Connecticut.  Trained as a cobbler, he decided to dedicate his life to farming a civic service instead.  Early in his life, Whitman was appointed magistrate and began to practice law.  He was elected town clerk in 1776, a position he held until 1780, and in 1769 elected to the first Judge of Probate for Farmington (1769-1784).  From 1751-1792, Whitman served as a justice of the peace. In 1751 he also was elected to the General Assembly, where he remained until 1767. 
Mabel S. Hurlburt, Farmington Town Clerks and Their Times (1645-1940) (Hartford: Press of Finlay Brothers, 1943), 70, 101.  Rodgers, Memento Mori, 152-159. Additional sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.
April 20, 1710
September 13, 1803

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