Tilley Whitcomb

22 November 1737–
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Tilley

When Tilley Whitcomb was born on 22 November 1737, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Whitcomb, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” White, was 21. He married Rachel Whitcomb on 26 February 1765, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Tilley Whitcomb
1737–
Rachel Whitcomb
Marriage: 26 February 1765
Eunice Whitcomb
1767–1784
Becca Whitcomb
1769–

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World Events (6)

1776
Age 39
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 39
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 63
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

(1997: 3457;2007: 6224; 2010: 8324)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 (6)

  • Till Whitcomb in entry for Becca Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Tille Whetcomb, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Tille Whitcomb, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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