George Whitman Civil War Pension Card

Born: March 11, 1823 in Canada East

Died: October 8, 1901 of heart failure

Married: (Louisa) Zoa Labounty daughter of Alexis Labounty (LeBounty /Labonte)

Children: 12 children including: Wilbur Whitman b. 1848, Sarah Ellen Whitman, Emma/Emily Whitman, Katherine Mary Whitman, Thomas Whitman, Celia Whitman, Alexis Whitman (b ~1860 and living in 1875), Gilbert George Whitman, Hattie Whitman, Alvin Whitman

George Whitman was a farmer, a contractor, a guide and Civil War veteran.

His grave in St. Paul's Cemetery has a Civil War marker: "Our Comrade Soldier 1861 - 1865." He enlisted August 12, 1862 in St. Armand as a Private in Company C, 118th Regiment under the command of James H. Pierce. He was discharged for disability on September 19, 1864 at Willett's Point, New York.

According to his daughter (Sarah) Ellen (Whitman) Otis (December 4, 1851 -1925), the wife of Sidney Edwin Otis, George was a pioneer guide of the "North Woods." The family came from Clintonville when Sarah Ellen was a young girl.

In 1855 N. Y. Census George, Eliza, Wilber, Ellen, Emily and Kate were living in Wilmington, Essex County

In September 1870, George Whitman was one of three delegates from Harrietstown to the Republican County Convention.

The 1875 N. Y. Census the family was in Harrietstown; with them was James A. Latour (grandson) and Ida Owen (sister) born in Essex County

The 1900 U. S. Census states that George immigrated from Canada was naturalized in 1835 (prior to the Canadian Rebellion of 1837/38).

Malone Farmer, October 16, 1901

WHITMAN.—At Saranac Lake. N. Y.. Oct. 8, 1901, of heart failure. George Whitman, aged 78 years.

Mr. Whitman was one of the best farmers in Saranac Lake and was at one time the only contractor, and he built roads throughout the Adirondacks that are now one of the things which will remind the people that George Whitman was one of the early pioneers of the forest. He had always been a hard worker and had accumulated considerable property at the time of his death. His wife and five children, Mrs. S. E. Otis, Mrs. -Emily Morrow, Mrs. Hattie Martin, Gilbert G. and Alvin S. Whitman, survive.