Josiah Whitehouse

1827–7 July 1899 (Age 72)
Maine, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Whitehouse was born in 1827, in Maine, United States, his father, Stephen Whitehouse, was 36 and his mother, Betsey Jones, was 25. He lived in Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1850. He died on 7 July 1899, in Saint George, St. George, Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 72.

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Stephen Whitehouse
Betsey Jones
Franklin Whitehouse
Josiah Whitehouse
Albert Whitehouse
John W Whitehouse

Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Whitehouse


    Betsey Jones




World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 5

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

English (widespread, but especially common in the West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived in a white house, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hous ‘house’, or a habitational name from a place named with these elements, as for example Whittas in Cumbria.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Josiah Whitehouse in household of Stephen Whitehouse, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Josiah Whitehouse, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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