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Whittlesey, David, 1750-1825



David Whittlesey (1750-1825) was born in Newington, Conn., and served for a short time in the American Revolution. He was a farmer and also sheriff's deputy for nearly 15 years; a justice of the peace in 1792; appointed a deacon in the Congregational Church of New Preston; and served as a representative in the General Assembly from 1793 to 1807, 1810, and from 1813 to 1814. He married first Abigail Judson (1779-1782). Their two children did not survive beyond early childhood. He married second Martha Pomeroy (1768-1827). Their children were Frederick, Frances Pomeroy, David Chester, and William Sheldon.

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Whittlesey family papers


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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1775-1912; Other: Date acquired: 07/07/2002