Joshua Whitcomb

2 May 1746–17 June 1775 (Age 29)
Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Whitcomb was born on 2 May 1746, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, David Whitcomb, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” White, was 30. He married Eunice Prescott on 26 February 1772, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 17 June 1775, at the age of 29.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Whitcomb
1746–1775
Eunice Prescott
1747–1814
Marriage: 26 February 1772
Eunice Whitcomb
1773–1849
Joshua Whitcomb
1773–
Eunice Whitcomb
1775–1790

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 February 1772
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(3)

    Eunice Whitcomb

    Female1773–1849Female

    Joshua Whitcomb

    Male1773–Male

    Eunice Whitcomb

    Female1775–1790Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

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)

  • Joshua Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joshua Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joshua Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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