Silas Hale Whitcomb

Male21 September 1771–4 August 1856

Brief Life History 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
Sarah Brown
Marriage: 11 November 1794
Thomas Whitcomb
Benjamin Brown Whitcomb
Thomas Whitcomb
Rebecca Parker Whitcomb
Jeriah Whitcomb
Mahala Whitcomb
Lucy Whitcomb
Hiram Brown Whitcomb
Mary Ann Whitcomb
Harriet Whitcomb
Abigail Whitcomb
Elizabeth Morse Whitcomb

Sources (20)

  • Silas Whitcomb in entry for Rebecca Whitcomb, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Silas Whitcomb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Silas Whitcomb in entry for Thomas Whitcomb, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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  • Marriage
    11 November 1794New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 5

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


    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 wīthig ‘willow’ + cumb, and the placename Whitcombe in Devon is from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + cumb. The surname may also derive from a lost place in Sussex.

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

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