Aretas Whitcomb Family
Aretas WHITCOMB was born on 26 December 1801 in Lisbon,
Grafton, NH to Josiah and Rebecca (CHAFFIN) WHITCOMB. He died on 25 June
1888 in Blaine,Whatcom, WA. He was buried in Blaine Cemetery, Blaine, Whatcom,
WA. Section/Block 1/54/2. Aretas married Lydia PRIEST,
who was likely the daughter of David PRIEST, on 24 November 1825 in Lisbon,
Grafton, NH. Her mother's name is unknown. Lydia was born on 27 August 1804
in Lisbon, Grafton, NH. She died on 25 September 1898 in Blaine, Whatcom,
WA. She was buried in Blaine Cemetery, Blaine, Whatcom, WA. There are numerous
items mentioning members of this family in The Blaine Journals elsewhere
on this web site; family name also spelled, "Whitcom."
Josiah WHITCOMB was born on 7 September 1832. He was killed by Indians
on 25 October 1868 at Burnt Ranch near Prescott, Arizona. Josiah married
Eliza MILLER daughter of Martin and Sarah "Sally" (SPEECE) MILLER on 16 September
1855 in Auburn, Fayette, IA. Eliza was born on 24 February 1834 in Champaign
County, Johnson township, OH. She died on 4 January 1902 in Blaine, Whatcom,
WA as Eliza RICHARDS. She was buried in Blaine Cemetery, Blaine, Whatcom,
WA Section/Block 1/15/3.
Eliza WHITCOMB was born on 7 April 1827 in Lisbon, Grafton, NH. She
died on 29 August 1897 in Blaine, Whatcom, WA. Eliza married Amos DEXTER
on *23 September 1847 in Wisconsin. Amos was born on 3 October 1821 in Lisbon,
Grafton, New Hampshire to Benjamin and Dolly (WHITCOMB) DEXTER. He died on
29 April 1895 in Blaine, Whatcom, WA. Both are buried in Blaine Cemetery.
Amos DEXTER and his wife were 1st cousins. *Obituary
of Eliza DEXTER says the marriage occurred on 8 Sep 1848, near Madison, WI.
Sally Ann WHITCOMB was born on 31 March 1840. She died on 14 October
1906 in Colona, Ouray, CO. Sally married Preston Nallock HOTCHKISS son of
Samuel Sebra and Medora (ACKLEY) HOTCHKISS on 17 May 1857 in Dakota Territory.
Preston was born on 31 July 1833 in Pennsylvania.
Lois Almena WHITCOMB was born on 1 February 1844 in Milwaukee, WI.
She died on 14 March 1925 in Blaine, Whatcom,WA. She was buried on 16 March
1925 in Blaine Cemetery, Blaine, Whatcom, WA. Section/Block 1/54/9. Lois
married Edward Alexander BOBLETT son of Peter and Elizabeth (MEANS) BOBLETT
on 17 June 1860 in Colorado. Edward was born on 24 November 1829 in Bedford
County, VA. He died on 17 August 1903 in Blaine, Whatcom, WA. He was buried
on 18 August 1903 in Blaine Cemetery, Blaine, Whatcom, WA Section/Block 1/54/10.
Submitted by Robert
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