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
Susan Colston Avery
Marriage: about 1839
Ellen Marion Whitcombe
Edgar B Whitcomb
Susan Elizabeth Whitcombe

Spouse and Children

about 1839
Orford, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


    Ellen Marion Whitcombe



    Susan Elizabeth Whitcombe


Parents and Siblings

    Rufus E. Whitcomb Sr






    Emmeline A. Whitcomb


    Julia A. Whitcomb


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. 

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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