160 ALLIED FAMILIES, page 75.
Son of William and Annie Witter.
SWAMP YANKEE, by James Allyn, page 36.
Soon after his marriage in 1662, he bought a large tract of land in the center of Stonington; now the south part of North Stonington, where he lived for the rest of his life.
ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY ALLIED FAMILIES, page 276.
Married 2nd Sarah Crandall daughter of John.
Feb 28 1643. He was presented at the Court at Salem, for his conduct regarding infant baptism, he regarding it as a sinful rite.
Aug 5 1659. Will. Ex., wife Annis. Witnesses, Robert Driver and Wm. Hacker. He mentions his son Josiah and daughter Hannah Burdett, wife of Robert Burdett. (His son, Josiah, went to Stonington, CT.)
Nov 15 1659. Inventory, 132 pounds, 11 s.
Sources: Genealogical and Family History of the State of CT, v3; Daughters of American Colonists Lineage Books, Vols. 10 & 15; New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Genealogical Dictionary of the 1st Settlers of New England, v4; Boston Evening Transcript; History of Stonington, CT; Genealogies of Connecticut Families; Probate Records of Essex County, MA; C. Merton Babcock; Babcock and
Allied Families by Louis E. de Forest; Virkus; 160 Allied Families; NEHGR, v5, p343; Harold John Witter; Witter Family History.
GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF CONNECTICUT:
"He settled at Stonington, CT, soon after his marriage. He bought large tracts of land and built a house near Thomas Wheeler's, where all his children were born. His house was at what is now North Stonington near the place lately owned (1911) by James T. Brown." Lists his second marriage and children.
DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN COLONISTS LINEAGE BOOKS, Vol. 10:
Josiah Witter (1638-90). Deputy to the General Court from Stonington, 1667-71. Married 1662. Vol.15
reports most of the above and adds he was an original landowner in Stonington, 1667.
GEN. DICTIONARY OF 1ST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, Vol. 4:
Josiah Witter, married Feb. 25, 1662.
N.E. Marriages Prior to 1700: Lived 1638-1690; married (1) Feb. 25, 1661/62 Elizabeth Wheeler; (2) Sarah Crandall, after Aug. 5, 1672, implying Elizabeth died that date, since it lists a 1672 death date for her. Josiah and Elizabeth resided in Lynn after marriage.
Boston Evening Transcript: Married 25 Feb, 1662, Lynn, Mass.; died before the end of 1689.
History of Stonington indicates he was born in Lynn area of Essex County and came to Stonington soon after marriage. He bought land near the residence of Thomas Wheeler, his father-in-law. Lived there the rest of his life, and all his children were born there.
Genealogies of Connecticut Families: "Died at Stonington About Middle aged."
C.M. Babcock: Josiah Witter's name was on a 15 Nov. 1670 register of the inhabitants of Stonington, CT, on the Pawcatuck River.
De Forest: Josiah, probably born in 1640; died perhaps in 1685, but certainly before 1690, at Stonington. Married (1) 25 Feb. 1662, Elizabeth Wheeler; (2) Sarah Crandall.
160 Families: Josiah Witter, died before 1691; married (1) 25 Feb. 1662 Elizabeth Wheeler, (2) Sarah Crandall, daughter of John Crandall.
Virkus: Josiah Witter (probably 1640-1685); married (2) Sarah Crandall.
NEHGR: Josias (sic) Witter married Elizabeth Wheeler 25 Feb. 1662. They had Elizabeth, born 15 March 1663, and Mary, born 20 Feb. 1665 (Lynn, MA, records).
Harold J. Witter: Josiah Witter, born in 1638 in Swampscott, Mass., or in England; died Stonington, Conn., probably in 1685. Married Elizabeth Wheeler 25 Feb. 1662, at Lynn. Josiah, his mother, wife and child moved from Lynn to Stonington between 1662 and 1666. Listed in the 2 Feb. 1666 census of Stonington. He purchased 80 acres in what is now North Stonington and near the residence of his father-in-law, Thomas Wheeler. On 12 April 1670 he bought 100 acres from Thomas Park (Parke) of New London, land Park(e) had been granted by the town of Stonington. He also owned large tracts of land on which the town of Hopkinton, R.I., was founded. [This may be land that came to him through his second wife, Sarah Crandall, whose father was among the original purchasers of land comprising Westerly, from which Hopkinton was formed.]
Witter Family: Josiah Witter, 1638-1685.