Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Ezra Whitman (1812-1887)
MSA SC 3520-12531


Born June 1812 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Educated in Winthrop, Maine.  Married Hannah B. Sinclair, December 31, 1836.  Children:  Louis Murray (1841-1847), Ezra B. (b. 1844), Malinda Francis (1846-1875), Hannah Victorine (b. 1847), Harry Fay (b. 1852), Frederick Winthrop (b. 1855).  Resided at 149 Madison Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland after 1843.  Died July 13, 1887.

Served as commanding officer of Maine State militia.  Watchmaker and jewelry merchant, 1833-39.  Developer of labor saving machines for the cutting of grain and grass, 1832.  Manufacturer of agricultural tools in Baltimore after 1843.  Director, Maryland Institute.  Vice president, Maryland State Agricultural Society.  Member, board of trustees, Maryland Agricultural College.  Owner and publisher, the Maryland Farmer, a monthly periodical, 1863 to at least 1879.  Delegate, Baltimore City, 1867 Constitutional Convention of Maryland.  President, Maryland State Horticultural Society, c. 1873-75.  Treasurer, National Agricultural Congress, 1879.  Member, Odd Fellows.

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