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The Reverend William WaiteAge: 9617301826

Name
The Reverend William Waite
Surname
Waite
Given names
William
Name prefix
The Reverend
Birth January 9, 1730 27 28
North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island

Birth of a sisterSarah Waite
January 19, 1733 (Age 3)
North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island

Birth of a sisterVirtue Waite
May 12, 1735 (Age 5)
North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island

Birth of a sisterAbigail Waite
1739 (Age 8)
North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island

Birth of a brotherJohn Waite
July 4, 1742 (Age 12)
North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island

Death of a fatherBenjamin Waite
1745 (Age 14)

Death of a paternal grandmotherAlice Wightman
1747 (Age 16)
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island

MarriageMary NicholsView family
July 21, 1751 (Age 21)
West Greenwich, Providence, Rhode Island

Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Waite
February 9, 1752 (Age 22)

Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel J. Waite
April 15, 1752 (Age 22)
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island

Birth of a son
#2
Benjamin Waite
September 3, 1753 (Age 23)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Sarah Waite
January 30, 1756 (Age 26)

Birth of a son
#4
John Waite
December 29, 1757 (Age 27)

Birth of a son
#5
William Waite
January 10, 1760 (Age 30)

Death of a motherAbigail Hall
1760 (Age 29)

Birth of a son
#6
Stephen E. Waite
October 11, 1761 (Age 31)
Newport, , Rhode Island

Birth of a son
#7
Nicholas Waite
April 16, 1763 (Age 33)

Birth of a son
#8
Joseph Waite
March 6, 1765 (Age 35)

Birth of a daughter
#9
Abigail Waite
February 10, 1767 (Age 37)

Birth of a son
#10
Ezra Waite
March 6, 1769 (Age 39)

Birth of a son
#11
Zera Waite
June 18, 1771 (Age 41)

Death of a brotherBenjamin Waite, Jr.
November 6, 1817 (Age 87)
Wickford, , Rhode Island

Death of a brotherJohn Waite
December 29, 1817 (Age 87)

Death of a wifeMary Nichols
December 28, 1822 (Age 92)

Death of a sonNicholas Waite
1824 (Age 93)

Death March 20, 1826 (Age 96)
Cambridge, , New York

Family with parents - View family
father
Benjamin Waite
Birth: about 1703 42 36Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
Death: 1745
mother
Abigail Hall
Birth: 1702Wickford, Washington, Rhode Island
Death: 1760
 
Marriage: 1724Wickford, Washington, Rhode Island
17 months
elder brother
Henry Waite
Birth: May 27, 1725 22 23North Kinston, Washington, Rhode Island
2 years
elder brother
Benjamin Waite, Jr.
Birth: October 13, 1727 24 25North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
Death: November 6, 1817Wickford, , Rhode Island
2 years
The Reverend William Waite
Birth: January 9, 1730 27 28North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
Death: March 20, 1826Cambridge, , New York
3 years
younger sister
Sarah Waite
Birth: January 19, 1733 30 31North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
2 years
younger sister
Virtue Waite
Birth: May 12, 1735 32 33North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
5 years
younger sister
Abigail Waite
Birth: 1739 36 37North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
4 years
younger brother
John Waite
Birth: July 4, 1742 39 40North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
Death: December 29, 1817
Family with Mary Nichols - View family
The Reverend William Waite
Birth: January 9, 1730 27 28North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
Death: March 20, 1826Cambridge, , New York
wife
Mary Nichols
Birth: December 8, 1732 25 22East Greenwich, Kent Rhode Island
Death: December 28, 1822
 
Marriage: July 21, 1751West Greenwich, Providence, Rhode Island
7 months
daughter
Mary Waite
Birth: February 9, 1752 22 19
19 months
son
Benjamin Waite
Birth: September 3, 1753 23 20
Death: 1830Canada
2 years
daughter
Sarah Waite
Birth: January 30, 1756 26 23
23 months
son
John Waite
Birth: December 29, 1757 27 25
Death: February 6, 1841
2 years
son
William Waite
Birth: January 10, 1760 30 27
Death: 1832
21 months
son
Stephen E. Waite
Birth: October 11, 1761 31 28Newport, , Rhode Island
Death: 1842
18 months
son
Nicholas Waite
Birth: April 16, 1763 33 30
Death: 1824
23 months
son
Joseph Waite
Birth: March 6, 1765 35 32
23 months
daughter
Abigail Waite
Birth: February 10, 1767 37 34
2 years
son
Ezra Waite
Birth: March 6, 1769 39 36
Death: March 2, 1842
2 years
son
Zera Waite
Birth: June 18, 1771 41 38
Death: October 7, 1852
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wife’s husband
wife
Mary Nichols
Birth: December 8, 1732 25 22East Greenwich, Kent Rhode Island
Death: December 28, 1822
 
Marriage: October 22, 1748

 
Note

A minister. Father of Stephen (6) of Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.

The data on Rev. William Waite has been secured from the New York State Library at Albany(History of Washington County---Town of White Creek, p. 456); from N.Y. State DAR Lineage Books Nos. 6, 15, 19 and 76; from John Cassan Wait's book; from Mr. Clarence K. Waite of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.; and at the Waite's Corners cemetery.

Moved to Washington County, New York State in 1772. He was a Revolutionary War soldier.

Reverend William was a Baptist minister and a goldsmith. Roger Williams had founded the first Baptist Church in America in his Rhode Island colony; and we find Rev. William a capable exponent of the faith of his ancesters. This quotation from the Washington County History, which quotes from Benedict: "In Cambridge, a church was planted in 1772 by Elder William Waite from R.I. It was called "White Creek" at first, and was situated near the Vermont line. Within one-half mile of Elder Waite's house, the battle of Bennington terminated. Benedict further states that some of this church, the night before the battle, went over to the enemy and they were obliged on Aug 16, 1777, to fight against brethren and neighbors and thus threw the church into confusion and entirely broke it up. The next year Elder Waite collected three members beside himself and commenced a revival in November, 1778. In 1779, he "organized the church with Elders John Gano and Peter Worden. In 1780 he had 140 members. He continued as paster until 1793."

This first church, built of logs, was in the southeast corner of White Creek township; and we are told (Lineage Book No. 15, p. 217, Lineage No. 14582) that after the battle of Bennington "the Hessians were confined in Waite's Meeting House and as the building was too small, there was much suffering."

Rev. William fought in the battle of Bennington and helped to secure supplies for Col. Stark. His second son, John was also a Revolutionary soldier. A Benjamin Waite was also in the Revolution but I do not know whether or not he was Rev. William's oldest son. In Roberts' "New York in the revolution" we find listed on page 128, Albany County Militia, 14 regiment under Col. John Knickerbocker and Col. Peter Yates, the following: "Enlisted man, Benjamin Waite " " John Waite " " William Waite" Elsewhere I find them under Captain James Hadlock.

In 1786, Rev. William moved to a place just south of Cambridge, since called Waite's Corners. (NOTE: General Baum encamped at Waite's Corners on his way to Bennington.) Here Rev. William Waite gave the site for his new church and a burial ground. In the year 1932, when this was written, this was still a flourishing, picturesque church with its spacious yard and beautiful old shade trees; while across the road is the old cemetery where Rev. William, some of his children and many of their descendents, are buried. By the side of the church stands the house he built for his yougest son, Zera. Many frail old records of Rev. William's church still existed and were in the possession of a dscendant of his, Clarence K. Waite of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., when visited by this author in the ear 1932.

Alternate birth place: North Kinston, Washington, Rhode Island

Note

Husband aged 21 years at marriage. Wife aged 19 years at marriage.

Alternate marriage place. Cambridge, Washington, New York.