Kilborn Whitcomb

20 September 1809–
Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life of Kilborn

When Kilborn Whitcomb was born on 20 September 1809, in Bolton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, James Whitcomb, was 45 and his mother, Lucy Kilborn, was 31. He married Laura Murray on 19 September 1835. He lived in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1850.

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Kilborn Whitcomb
Laura Murray
Marriage: 19 September 1835

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19 September 1835

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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 25

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 37

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (2)

  • Kilburn Whitcomb, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Kilbourne Whitcomb - Government record: Census record: birth: about 1810; Vermont, United States

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