^ Colonel John Whitcomb

Male 1712 - 1785  (73 years)


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  • Name John Whitcomb 
    Title ^ Colonel 
    Born 2 Feb 1712  Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Record is Lancaster, prior to 1732.
    Gender Male 
    _MILT May 1747  Lake George, Warren, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Colonel, in the first Crown Point expedition, and served in 1756, 1758 and 1760. 
    _MILT Abt. Feb 1775  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Appointed one of the six generals in the Provincial Army at the time. 
    Interesting … 19 Apr 1775  Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marched in response to the alarm of 19 Apr 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Colonel, General, and Brigadier (elected, but declined). 
    Title ^ Colonel 
    Title ^ Colonel 
    Title ^ General 
    Title ^ General 
    _MILT 19 Apr 1775  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "GEN John Whitcomb of Lancaster arrived, according to GEN Heath, in time to participate in the last part of the battle. …, and there is some evidence that the troop of horse from the regiment also arrived in Cambridge in time to attach the British." 
    _MILT 19 Apr 1775  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "John Whitcomb and his brother Asa were regimental commanders in Worcester County; John led at least 10 companies of minutemen from Fitchburg, Harvard, Bolton, Lancaster, Leominster, Ashburnham, and Lunenburg …" 
    _MILT 19 Apr 1775  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "There were six generals in the Provincial Army at the time, although none had actually commanded in the field. All had been appointed about 2 months earlier. … the most junior of the generals, John Whitcomb, was on his way from Worcester (cont'd)" 
    _MILT 19 Apr 1775  Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "… in Worcester Co., … 3 minute man regiments under Colonels Jonathan Warner, John Whitcomb, and Ephraim Doolittle … Although very few Worcester County companies were close enough to arrive in time to intercept the British, all of them marched (cont'd)" 
    _MILT 19 Apr 1775  Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pay roll of part of the Alarm company commanded by CPT Jonathan Wilder, in COL Asa Whitcomb's regiment of militia, which marched in response to the alarm of 19 Apr 1775, to Cambridge, by order of COL Whitcomb, and returned 22 Apr 1775; (cont'd) [MSS 17-31] 
    _MILT 29 Apr 1775  Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    … certain of the men mentioned marched again to Cambridge 29 Apr, and 1 May 1775, at the request of said John Whitcomb, General, and returned 4 May 1775; roll dated Lancaster. [MSS 17-31] 
    _MILT Bet. May-Dec 1775  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Colonel of a Massachusetts Regiment, May to Dec, 1775. 
    _MILT 20 May 1775  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Massachusetts Provincial Congress: Ordered, That the President, MAJ Howley, GEN Whitcomb, Mr. Gerry, COL Palmer, COL Lincoln, and COL Foster, be a Committee to consider what measures are proper to be taken, for organizing the Massachusetts Army … 
    _MILT 30 Jan 1776  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Also, official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated 30 Jan 1776; said Whitcomb chosen Brigadier for the county of Worcester; appointment concurred in by Council 8 Feb 1776; also reported as having declined to serve (cont'd) [MSS 17-31] 
    Died 17 Nov 1785  Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I240189893957  Our Family Tree
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2022 

    Father John Whitcomb,   b. 12 May 1684, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1720, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Rebekah Wilder,   b. 27 Feb 1687, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1743, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bekke Whitcomb,   b. 16 Jan 1728, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1804, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jonathan Whitcomb,   b. 26 Jan 1750, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1830, Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Feb 1712 - Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Colonel, in the first Crown Point expedition, and served in 1756, 1758 and 1760. - May 1747 - Lake George, Warren, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Appointed one of the six generals in the Provincial Army at the time. - Abt. Feb 1775 - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInteresting … - Marched in response to the alarm of 19 Apr 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Colonel, General, and Brigadier (elected, but declined). - 19 Apr 1775 - Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - "GEN John Whitcomb of Lancaster arrived, according to GEN Heath, in time to participate in the last part of the battle. …, and there is some evidence that the troop of horse from the regiment also arrived in Cambridge in time to attach the British." - 19 Apr 1775 - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - "John Whitcomb and his brother Asa were regimental commanders in Worcester County; John led at least 10 companies of minutemen from Fitchburg, Harvard, Bolton, Lancaster, Leominster, Ashburnham, and Lunenburg …" - 19 Apr 1775 - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - "There were six generals in the Provincial Army at the time, although none had actually commanded in the field. All had been appointed about 2 months earlier. … the most junior of the generals, John Whitcomb, was on his way from Worcester (cont'd)" - 19 Apr 1775 - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - "… in Worcester Co., … 3 minute man regiments under Colonels Jonathan Warner, John Whitcomb, and Ephraim Doolittle … Although very few Worcester County companies were close enough to arrive in time to intercept the British, all of them marched (cont'd)" - 19 Apr 1775 - Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Pay roll of part of the Alarm company commanded by CPT Jonathan Wilder, in COL Asa Whitcomb's regiment of militia, which marched in response to the alarm of 19 Apr 1775, to Cambridge, by order of COL Whitcomb, and returned 22 Apr 1775; (cont'd) [MSS 17-31] - 19 Apr 1775 - Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - … certain of the men mentioned marched again to Cambridge 29 Apr, and 1 May 1775, at the request of said John Whitcomb, General, and returned 4 May 1775; roll dated Lancaster. [MSS 17-31] - 29 Apr 1775 - Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Colonel of a Massachusetts Regiment, May to Dec, 1775. - Bet. May-Dec 1775 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Massachusetts Provincial Congress: Ordered, That the President, MAJ Howley, GEN Whitcomb, Mr. Gerry, COL Palmer, COL Lincoln, and COL Foster, be a Committee to consider what measures are proper to be taken, for organizing the Massachusetts Army … - 20 May 1775 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_MILT - Also, official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated 30 Jan 1776; said Whitcomb chosen Brigadier for the county of Worcester; appointment concurred in by Council 8 Feb 1776; also reported as having declined to serve (cont'd) [MSS 17-31] - 30 Jan 1776 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Nov 1785 - Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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