When Samuel Whitham was born on 10 July 1832, in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Daniel Whitham, was 31 and his mother, Mary Edwards, was 28. He married Ann Maria Wight on 3 April 1867, in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Naples, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1900. He died on 9 May 1908, in Edes Falls, Naples, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Edes Falls, Naples, Cumberland, Maine, United States.
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): perhaps, as Redmonds suggests, a habitational name from Whitwham in Northumberland (named from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + hwamm ‘corner, angle’, Old Scandinaian hvammr ‘valley, nook’), the connection being that the Percy family in that county had lands in Ribblesdale. The name may sometimes have been confused with Witham .