DeWitt Clinton Whitcomb

7 March 1825–1856 (Age 30)
Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of DeWitt Clinton

When DeWitt Clinton Whitcomb was born on 7 March 1825, in Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Whitcomb Junior, was 32 and his mother, Mary Simons Joy, was 28. He lived in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States in 1850. He died in 1856, at the age of 31.

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Samuel Whitcomb Junior
Mary Simons Joy
Richard Watson Whitcomb
Harriet Newell Whitcomb
Watson Whitcomb
DeWitt Clinton Whitcomb
Joseph Ramsdell Whitcomb
Mary Ann Whitcomb
Arthur Clarenden Whitcomb
William Wirt Whitcomb
Adeline Eliza Whitcomb
Eleanor Pray Whitcomb

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World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 9

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

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)

  • Dewitt Clinton Whitcomb in household of Samuel Whitcomb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • De_Witt C. Whitcomb, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • De_Witt Clinton Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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