Capt. Samuel Whidden

Male18 January 1801–5 January 1875

Brief Life History of Capt. Samuel

When Capt. Samuel Whidden was born on 18 January 1801, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, William Whidden, was 28 and his mother, Mrs. Hannah Whidden, was 30. He married Elizabeth Langdon on 1 March 1827, in Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 January 1875, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Elwyn Park, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Capt. Samuel Whidden
Elizabeth Langdon
Marriage: 1 March 1827
Charles Whidden
Langdon Whidden
Samuel Storer Whidden
William Whidden
Elizabeth Whidden

Sources (13)

  • Samuel Whidden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel 3rd Whidden, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"
  • Samuel Whidden in entry for William Whidden, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1827Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

    Age 7

    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 20

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): variant of Whiddon .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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