Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 3
William Richard Cutter
Lewis historical publishing Company, 1908 - Middlesex County (Mass.)
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Note: William Randall & Mercy Williams: p939,1106.
(VIII) William Chalmers Whitcomb, son of Simeon Whitcomb (7). was born February 9, 1820. He studied at Gilmanton Theological Seminary in 1847. He was licensed to preach in 1845. and was ordained May i. 185i. He settled in Stoneham, Massachusetts, and afterwards was pastor at Southbridge, North Carver and Lynnfield. Massachusetts. He was commissioned by Abraham Lincoln in July, 1862. as chaplain of hospitals in and around Newbern, North Carolina, and served as chaplain until his death, October 29. 1864. While the yellow fever plague was raging, he was in Portsmouth. North Carolina, a year, and afterwards at Moorhead City, North Carolina, where he died. He married, May 1, 1851.