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Whittlesey, John Eliphalet, 1830-1910

 Person

John Eliphalet Whittlesey (1930-1910) was born in New Preston, Conn., where he resided and carried on the farming business until 1862, when he became a deputy collector of internal revenue. He was appointed captain and commissary of subsistence, United States Volunteers, in June, 1864, and ordered to the Department of the Gulf. He took part in the Red River campaign and the capture of Mobile, acting as commissary at Mobile. He was transferred to Houston, Tex., at the close of the war, where he remained, becoming a prominent merchant. In 1872, he was elected an alderman of Houston, and was postmaster from 1873 to 1874. He divided his business among Houston, New York City, and Washington, Conn. He did not marry.

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Whittlesey family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-14-0
Scope and Contents The papers of the Whittlesey family, primarily relating to the activities of David Whittlesey (1750-1825), his son David Chester Whittlesey (1803-1880), both of New Preston, (part of Washington), Conn., and David Chester Whittlesey's son John Eliphalet Whittlesey (1830-1910), who served in the Civil War and then settled in Houston, Tex. Also included are papers related to the Hazen, Mitchell, and Titus families of Washington, late 1700s-early 1800s. The collection includes correspondence,...
Dates: Created: 1775-1912; Other: Date acquired: 07/07/2002