Persis Whitcomb

17 September 1754–18 May 1834 (Age 79)
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Persis

When Persis Whitcomb was born on 17 September 1754, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Whitcomb, was 35 and her mother, Hannah Daby, was 34. She married Isaac Blodget on 25 April 1773, in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 18 May 1834, in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Blodget
1748–1814
Persis Whitcomb
1754–1834
Marriage: 25 April 1773
Persis Blodgett
1777–1865
Elias Blodgett
1783–1825
Hannah Blodgett
1787–
Betsey Blodgett
1789–
Nathaniel Blodgett
1791–
Jonas Blodgett
1792–1872
Jonathan Blodget
1795–1842
James Blodgett
1822–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 April 1773
Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 22

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 46

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whitcombe or Witcombe. Whitcombe in Dorset and Witcombe in Gloucestershire are named with Old English wīd ‘wide’ + cumb ‘valley’; Whitcombe, Isle of Wight, may have the same etymology or alternatively the first element may be Old English hwīt ‘white’. Witcombe in Somerset is named with Old English wīðig ‘willow’ + cumb.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Persis Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Persis Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Percis Whitcombe, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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