Enoch Whittier

Brief Life History of Enoch

When Enoch Whittier was born on 3 June 1789, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Thomas N Whittier, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Eastman, was 27. He died on 10 July 1799, in his hometown, at the age of 10.

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Family Time Line

Thomas N Whittier
1761–1842
Elizabeth Eastman
1761–1826
Elizabeth Whittier
1781–
Jeremiah Whittier
1783–1858
Susan Whittier
1785–1823
Thomas Whittier Jr
1787–1867
Enoch Whittier
1789–1799
Naomi Whittier
1791–1796
Ruth Whittier
1792–1792
David Whittier
1792–1833
Rhoda Whittier
1794–1833
Naomi Whittier
1796–1796
Irena Whittier
1797–1891
Jemima Whittier
1799–1876
Abner Whittier
1801–1885
Ira Whittier
1803–
Simeon Whittier
1807–

Sources (2)

  • Enoch Whittier, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Enoch Whittier, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

World Events (3)

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

1791 · The Bill of Rights

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.

1791 · The Whiskey Rebellion

A tax protest in the early 1790s was caused by the first tax imposed by the government on the American people after the United States became its own country. The tax applied to all distilled beverages, mainly Whiskey. Protesters used violence and different intimidation tactics to attempt to prevent federal officials from collecting the tax. Because the resistance was increasing, George Washington himself went to confront the rebels. No shots were fired but 20 men were arrested and then later pardoned. Being able to demonstrate that the new government had the will and the ability to suppress violent within its borders.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dresser of white leather, someone who tawed skins into whitleather, from Middle English whīt ‘white’ + tawyere, towyere, tewere, an agent noun from West Saxon Old English tāwian, Anglian tēwian ‘to taw’.

History: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92), poet and active opponent of slavery, was descended from Thomas Whittier, who came to MA from England in 1638.

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

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