Tuesday, April 1, 2014

11 1808-1820 Massachusetts Militia Documents Summoning Ephraim Whitcomb of Randolph, Massachusetts, to Training

Eleven 1808-1820 Massachusetts Militia documents advising Ephraim Whitcomb of Randolph, Massachusetts, to report to training at either Randolph, Massachusetts, or Quincy, Massachusetts.  On one document, his name was spelled Ephram Whickcomb.

Pictured above is the oldest document, dated either 26 April 1800 or 26 April 1808.

Ephraim may have been the Ephraim Whitcomb who was born at Randolph, Massachusetts, on 12 March 1789, the son of David and Phoebe (Belcher) Whitcomb, and who married, first, Polly Faxon, and second, Esther Thayer.

Other names on the documents include: [Some appear on multiple documents].

John Belcher
Samuel Belcher
Capt. James Brackett
Daniel Faxon [possibly Jr.]
Joseph W. French
Joshua French
Zenas French
Thomas Hollis
Ephraim Lincoln
Samuel Linfield
Samuel Newcomb [?]
Ezra Thayer
Thayer [?]; possibly James Thayer
Capt. Simeon White
Capt. Thomas White

 The newest document, below, is dated 7 September 1820.

A double document from 1814 with the names: Ephraim Whitcomb; John Belcher; Zenas French; Joshua French, Jr.  Also mentions the Randolph Powder house.

If you feel that these documents pertain to another Ephraim Whitcomb, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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