Rufus Erastus Whitcombe Jr

1819–1892 (Age 73)
Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Rufus Erastus

When Rufus Erastus Whitcombe Jr was born on 4 April 1819, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Rufus E. Whitcomb Sr, was 22 and his mother, Mercy Martha Oliver, was 19. He married Susan Colston Avery about 1839, in Orford, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1855. He died on 1 April 1892, in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Erastus Whitcombe Jr
1819–1892
Susan Colston Avery
1820–1847
Marriage: about 1839
Ellen Marion Whitcombe
1842–1916
Edgar B Whitcomb
1844–1907
Susan Elizabeth Whitcombe
1847–1891

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1839
Orford, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States
children

(3)

    Ellen Marion Whitcombe

    Female1842–1916Female

    Male1844–1907Male

    Susan Elizabeth Whitcombe

    Female1847–1891Female

Parents and Siblings

    Rufus E. Whitcomb Sr

    Male1796–1865Male

    Female1800–1886Female

siblings

(3)

    Male1819–1892Male

    Emmeline A. Whitcomb

    Female1820–1882Female

    Julia A. Whitcomb

    Female1822–1894Female

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 15

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. 
1846

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Whitcomb .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rufus E Whitcomb, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rufus E Whitcomb, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Rufus E Whitcomb, "United States Census, 1880"

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