Julia E. Whitman

Brief Life History of Julia E.

When Julia E. Whitman was born in 1848, in Arlington, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Johnson Whitman Sr., was 42 and her mother, Anna Imus, was 41. She married George Lawton Niles on 15 March 1871, in Vermont, United States. She lived in Sunderland, Bennington, Vermont, United States for about 20 years. She died on 25 January 1885, in Arlington, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Arlington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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George Lawton Niles
Julia E. Whitman
Marriage: 15 March 1871

Sources (5)

  • Julia Niles in household of George Niles, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Julie E. Whitman Niles, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Julia E., "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1864 · St. Albans Raid

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Whytman (Old English Hwītmann, from hwīt ‘white’ + mann ‘man’). Compare White 1 and also Wightman , with which this surname was probably confused.

History: John Whitman settled in Weymouth, MA, c. 1638. The poet Walt Whitman (1819–92) was descended from Joseph Whitman, who had settled in Stratford, CT, from England around 1660.

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

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