Joshua Whitcomb

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

The Life Summary 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 1772Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    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 wīthig ‘willow’ + cumb, and the placename Whitcombe in Devon is from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + cumb. The surname may also derive from a lost place in Sussex.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Whitcombe

    Sources (17)

    • Joseph Whitcomb in entry for Eunice Whitcomb Whitcomb, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Joshua Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Joshua Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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