Biography of Joseph Whitcomb
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Whitcomb, Joseph, son of Joseph M., was born in Grafton, Vt., and died at Lakeville, Washington County, N. Y., aged seventy four. He married Eunice Chapman, who died at the age of sixty. Their children were Milton, Thomas, Polly, Horace, Harriet, Heno, William, Oren, and Maria. Deno Whitcomb, born in Grafton, Vt., died at Big Flats, January 26, 1877, at the age of fifty seven. He was a resident of this town for forty years, and was a soldier in the late war, being with Sherman in hips march to the sea, as was also his brother Oren. He enlisted as private in Company I, One, Hundred and Forty first New York Volunteers, Colonel Hathaway, of Elmira. Mr. Whitcomb married Diantha Middaugh, of Big Flats, in 1820. She was a daughter of Benjamin and Fanny (English) Middaugh. Their children were Marvellous, Harmony B., Herbert T., Henry, and Elizabeth, all deceased, and Legrand P., Josiah T., and Emma H. The latter, born February 26, 1857, married Philander Easterbiooks, April 4, 1879, a son of John and Miranda (Sweet) Easterbrooks. _Reno Whitcomb, a fanner and millwright, together with his three brothers, built four grist mills in and about Salem, Vt. His widow, Diantha, survives at the age of seventy years and resides at Big Oats. Daniel Middaugh served in the Revolution and was at the battle of Bunker Hill.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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