ABT 1636 - 8 Nov 1683
Father: John WHITCOMB
- BIRTH: ABT 1636, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
- DEATH: 8 Nov 1683, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
Mother: Frances COGGAN
- MARRIAGE: 19 May 1669, 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)
"Job, b. probably at Dorchester, Mass., abt. 1636"
"The Whitcomb Family in America"
Minneapolis, MN; 1904; pp351-352
"Job Whitcomb (John) may have been born in Dorchester, Mass., or perhaps was the youngest
born in England of Immigrant John's sons... Job was doubtless a surveyor... Job was
married May 19, 1669, to Mary ---... The town of Lancaster during the winter of 1675-76
was a scene of alarm, violence and death because of the depredations of the savages, and
on 10 February, of that season, the house of the pastor, Rev. Joseph Rowlandson, was
attacked, whereupon he left the town and later settled in Wethersfield, CT... Job
Whitcomb's name was signed with those of his brothers, John and Jonathan, to a petition to
governor and council for aid after this raid; but he did not return to Lancaster at the
resettlement of the town but followed the Rev. Joseph Rowlandson to Wethersfield, and
settled there, probably after 1678, as the birth of his daughter, Jemima, is recorded in
Cambridge in that year. According to Probate Court files he owned land in Wethersfield in
1680 on a proposed six-rod highway to Rocky Hill, then a part of Wethersfield. He died in
1683. His will, drawn October 27, 1683, mentions four children..."
"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, Job, Lancaster, s. of John the first of the same, had w. Mary.
He prob. went with Rev. Joseph Rowlandson, whose altar at L. had been overthr. to
Wethersfield, where he d. 1683, made his will 27 Oct. of that yr. in it names his w. and
ch. Job. John, Mary, and Jemima, and br. Jonathan and Josiah to be overseers."
"New England Marriages Before 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"WHITCOMB, Job (?1636-8 Nov 1683) (John, had Mary 27 Dec 1671) & Mary _____, m/2 Humphrey
PRIOR; 19 May 1669; Lancaster/Cambridge"
The Whitcomb Family In America; Charlotte Whitcomb; 1904; p. 352
The Whitcomb Family In America; Charlotte Whitcomb; 1904; p. 351