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James Whitcomb (1697 - 1763)

James Whitcomb
Born in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married 15 Aug 1721 in Rochester, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married 15 Nov 1728 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married 31 May 1731 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Provincemap
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Died at age 66 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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James was born to James and Mary Parker Whitcomb in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Province on 19 August 1697.

....James Whitcomb, son of James, was b. at Scituate, 21 Aug., 1697, and d. at Western (now Warren), in 1763. His twin brother, Nathaniel Whitcomb, was b. two days earlier, 19 Aug., 1697, and d. at Hardwick, 18 March, 1772. Both resided several years in Rochester. Before he was thirty-four years old, James Whitcomb had four wives, three of whom were cousins to each other, as mentioned in the text:.[1]

  1. Mercy, daughter of Deacon Samuel Winslow, 15 Aug., 1721;[2]
  2. Joanna Spooner, of Dartmouth, 12 July, 1727;
  3. Mercy, daughter of Capt Josiah Winslow, published 15 Nov., 1728;
  4. Sarah, daughter of Major Edward Winslow, 31 May, 1731

The recently widowed Sarah Winslow Lincoln married James Whitcomb, in Rochester on May 31, 1731. [3]

James and Sarah soon removed from Rochester to Warren, in Worcester County. There they had at least 10 children:[4]

  • James, b. March. 3, 1731-2
  • Thomas, b. Dec. 3, 1733
  • Sarah, b. Oct. 25, 1735
  • Marcy, b. Aug. 26, 1737
  • Scottoway, b. June 18, 1739
  • Robert, b. May 1, 1741
  • Nathan(iel?), b. Sept. 25, 1743
  • Edward, b. Feb. 25, 1745-6
  • Mary, b. June 1, 1749
  • Mary, b. Oct. 23, 1751, married John Bullen. The couple declared their intentions in Warren on July 18, 1772.


  1. New England Historic Genealogical Society. 1872. The New England historical and genealogical register. Volume 26 Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society.
  2. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924", database, FamilySearch ( : 28 July 2021), Marcy Winslow in entry for James Whitcomb, 1721.
  3. Plymouth, Vital Records of Rochester Massachusetts to the year 1850, p. 316
  4. Worcester, Vital Records of Warren (formerly Western), Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, 67, 150

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