Whiting, William, 1659 - 1724
William Whiting was the son of John and Sybil Whiting of Salem, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut. He represented Hartford at the General Court, becoming speaker at the 1714 session, and served as sheriff of Hartford (1701-1722). Whiting became colonel of a regiment of foot in 1692, commissioned a major in 1705, and served in the expedition against Canada in 1711. In 1696 Whiting was appointed a committee on a controversy between William Brewster and Owaneco over land at Lebanon, Connecticut. Henry A. Baker, History of Montville, Connecticut (Hartford: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1896), 715. Henry Franklin Andrews, The Hamlin Family: A Genealogy of Giles Hamlin of Middletown, Connecticut, 1654-1900 (Exira, IA: 1900), 26.