1638 - 12 Mar 1717
Father: John WHITCOMB
- BIRTH: 1638, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
- DEATH: 12 Mar 1717, Lancaster, Worcester, MA
Mother: Frances COGGAN
: Rebecca WATERS
- MARRIAGE: 4 Jan 1663, Lancaster, Worcester, MA
_John WHETCOMB _|
_John WHITCOMB __|
| | _John HARPER _____
| |_Ann HARPER ____|
| |_Frances SMYTH ___
| _Henry COGAN _____
| _Henry COGAN ___|
| | |_Elizabeth CARYE _
|_Frances COGGAN _|
|_Joan BORIDGE __|
"Genealogical Research in England: Whitcomb"
French, Elizabeth; Bartlett, J. Gardner
NEHGR v68 pp63-64 (Jan 1914)
"Josiah, b. at Dorchester in 1638"
"Vital Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850"
Henry S. Nourse, ed.
Clinton, MA; W. J. Coulter; 1890.
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Marriage: "1664; Whetcomb; Josiah Whetcombe & Rebeccah Waters were maryed ye 4th. 11mo. 1664."
"The Whitcomb Family in America"
Minneapolis, MN; 1904; pp396-398
"Josiah Whitcomb (John) was born in Dorchester, Mass., in 1638 according to Dorchester
town records, and is believed to be the youngest son of John. He accompanied his father's
family from Scituate to Lancaster, Mass. in 1654, and his name appears variously in the
early records of the life of the new town... Josiah was married January 4, 1664, in
Lancaster, to Rebecca, daughter of Lawrence and Ann Linton Waters, of Watertown, Lancaster
and Charlestown, Mass. She was born in February, 1640... In 1705 he was selectman; in 1708
he and 29 others signed the church covenant and, as he was in financially good
circumstances, he contributed liberally towards the support of the church; in 1710 he was
elected to represent Lancaster in the General Court... In his will, drawn March 20, 1718,
he gave to each of his children one-eighth part of his right to land in the plantation in
Littleton. His widow, who survived him eight years, died in 1726."
"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862
Repub. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1998
v4 pp507-508: "Whitcomb, Josiah, ---, by w. Rebecca had three s. Josiah, wh. m. and had
fam. but d. bef. his f. David, and Hezekiah, beside five ds. Rebecca, Joanna, Mary,
Damaris, and Abigail, who were all m. but neither of s. nor ds. is the b. or order of
success. kn. He made his will 20 Mar. 1718, wh. was pro. 22 Apr. foll. and his wid. made
her will 1720, pro. 1726."
"New England Marriages Before 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"WHITCOMBE, Josiah (?1638-1718) & Rebecca WATERS (1640, ca 1644-1726); 4 Jan 1664/5;
The Whitcomb Family In America; Charlotte Whitcomb; 1904; p. 34
Alan Benson; 220 W. Jersey St., #2L; Elizabeth, NJ 07202
The Whitcomb Family In America; Charlotte Whitcomb; 1904; p. 396