Biography of Jacob Whittemore
Inver Grove, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Jacob Whittemore was born in Stark. Somerset county, Maine, June 13th, 1808. When about one year old, his parents removed to what is now Franklin county, residing there until attaining majority, in the meantime learning the carpenter's trade. In 1851, removed to Townsend, Massachusetts, where he lived three years in the coopering business. Coining thence to Minnesota, he pre-empted 160 acres, in sections 32 and 33, in Inver Grove, which he still owns. Married May 8th, 1831, to Miss Betsy Dunsmore, by whom he has had three children. John D., born in Temple, Maine, in 1843, and enlisted in First Minnesota regiment, being killed in the retreat of McClellan's army by some of their own men, who fired on them by mistake. James A., born in Temple, Maine, November 8th, 1845.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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