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Ira Sully Whitcomb
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1826
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1899
Byron
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA

Ira Sully Whitcomb, was born Oct. 18, 1826 at the Salt Works near Danville, Ill. He was the son of Francis and Jane (Evans) Whitcomb of New Hampshire and Ohio. He was a farmer and had his first farm was in Vermilion county, Ill. He was married there to Cynthia Ann Wooden March 9, 1848. She is the daughter of Amos and Elizabeth (Berdick) Wooden of New York. Mr. Whitcomb settled in Kalmar in 1855, claiming government land on section 29. He has since purchased twenty-four acres on sections 8 and 18. In the summer of 1855, along with Blair & Staats, he built a sawmill on section 8, of which they operated for two years and then converted it to a gristmill. Mr. Whitcomb sold out his interest in the mill in 1864 and enlisted in the Army, Co. H, 11th Minn. Vols. His regiment was detailed on guard duty in Tennessee, and in no severe battles. In Jan. 1865 he was discharged and again bought a share in the mill. The following April a bad storm washed around the mill and it was abandoned of which Mr. Whitcomb lost over one thousand dollars. After that, Mr. Whitcomb took up partnership with his brother and started manufacturing Amber Cane Syrup. Mr. Whitcomb served several terms with the Byron Village Council and both himself and his wife were members of the Byron Methodist Episcopal Church. 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Whitcomb (1786 - 1872)
  Jane Evans Whitcomb (1804 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Cynthia Ann Woodin Whitcomb (1828 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  William Fletcher Whitcomb (1848 - 1920)*
  Moses Pleasant Whitcomb (1850 - 1904)*
  Elizabeth Jane Whitcomb Waldron (1852 - 1949)*
  Frances Ann Whitcomb (1854 - 1873)*
  Ira Benjamin Whitcomb (1856 - 1897)*
  Mary Ellen Whitcomb Whitman (1858 - 1952)*
  John Burdick Whitcomb (1860 - 1932)*
  Effie Sylvia Whitcomb (1863 - 1866)*
  Samuel Eddy Whitcomb (1864 - 1955)*
  Jennette Whitcomb (1866 - 1883)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ira Sully Whitcomb (1826 - 1899)
  Mary Jane Whitcomb King (1828 - 1875)*
  Francis Chaffin Whitcomb (1832 - 1916)*
  John Benjamin Whitcomb (1834 - 1904)*
  Jeremiah Whitcomb (1839 - 1909)*
  Jeremiah Whitcomb (1839 - 1909)*
  Ruth Ann Whitcomb Anderson (1841 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Byron Cemetery
Byron
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Jeanne
Record added: May 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52550617
Ira Sully Whitcomb
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Ira Sully Whitcomb
Added by: Barbara AKA Indybaba
 
 
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- Alexandra Montgomery
 Added: Nov. 14, 2012
2nd. cousin 6 times removed.
- Clifford Laureno
 Added: Jun. 17, 2011
Rest in Peace Ira.
- Clifford Laureno
 Added: Jun. 17, 2011
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