Mathias Whitman and descendants
My Whitman's started out with name Wedingman, per Dutch Fork genealogy. But it was spelled "Whitman" when they came over on the ship Elizabeth, from Rotterdam in 1733. The name is spelled in many different ways,Wedingman, Wedaman, Whiteman, Whitman, but my family spells theirs WHITMAN.
Johannes (son of Mathias) and Barbara (?) Wedingman lived in Dutchman's Creek area of Union (Chester County) District.
Their children were Christopher, David, Peter, John and Christian.
Christopher spelled his name "Weedaman"; David, Peter and Christian spelled their names "Wedeman"; John spelled his "Wedaman".
Christopher also named a son Christopher who spelled name "Whitman". This son Christopher is the father of my ggg grandfather Samuel Whitman. Samuel married Polly LaGrone. Polly was the dau. of John Adam Whitman and Mary Magdalene Houseal.
Samuel Whitman and Polly LaGrone Whitman had a son, William Whitman that married Harriet Scarbrough. If anyone knows who Harriet's parents were, I sure would appreciate some help with this.