Silas Hale Whitcomb

21 September 1771–4 August 1856 (Age 84)
Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Silas Hale

When Silas Hale Whitcomb was born on 21 September 1771, in Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Charles Agustus Whitcomb, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Hale, was 23. He married Sarah Brown on 11 November 1794, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Amity, Allegany, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 4 August 1856, in Belmont, Amity, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Belmont, Amity, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Hale Whitcomb
1771–1856
Sarah Brown
1776–1851
Marriage: 11 November 1794
Thomas Whitcomb
1796–1797
Benjamin Brown Whitcomb
1797–1860
Thomas Whitcomb
1798–1801
Rebecca Parker Whitcomb
1799–1839
Jeriah Whitcomb
1801–1873
Mahala Whitcomb
1803–1890
Lucy Whitcomb
1805–1847
Hiram Brown Whitcomb
1807–1852
Mary Ann Whitcomb
1809–1853
Harriet Whitcomb
1811–
Abigail Whitcomb
1813–1826
Whitcomb
1817–1817
Elizabeth Morse Whitcomb
1819–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 November 1794
New Hampshire, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (7)

1776

Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 5

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 23

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • Silas Whitcomb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Silas H Whitcomb in household of Anna E Whitcomb, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Silas Whitcomb in entry for Thomas Whitcomb, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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