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Billington Crum Whiting

Birth
Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Death 6 Jul 1881 (aged 68)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 156789758 View Source
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Billington Crum Whiting was the son of Caleb Whiting and Phebe Crumb. He married Susan Helen Colegrove on 25 August 1846, Seneca County, New York. The couple had three children, daughters Katharine Lucretia (Whiting) Howard (1853-1919), Lalla (Whiting) Mellus (1856-1950), and Jennie Whiting (1861-unknown).

The following text is included courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino, Los Angeles County, California:

"Billington Crum Whiting (1812-1881), an Owego, N.Y., lawyer, succumbed to the California gold fever, joined the Ithaca and California Mining Company and traveled from Ithaca, N.Y., to the southern mines of California in 1849. He went by way of the Arkansas River, Pueblo (Colorado), Salk Lake City (where he stayed and worked for a time) and the Old Spanish Trail through Cajon Pass to Los Angeles. After going to Mariposa County, he was one of a group who organized a freight line from Stockton and ran a grocery store and restaurant. A short time later he left for San Francisco to practice law. In July 1852, his wife, Susan Helen (Colegrove) Whiting (1826-1913) sailed for California, coming by way of Panama. She arrived in San Francisco and soon the couple moved to Santa Cruz where Whiting owned a ranch, practiced law, and became State Senator for Monterey and Santa Cruz (1854-1855). For a time he had
a law office in Sacramento with his brother-in-law, Cornelius Cole. From 1861 to 1867
he was U. S. District Attorney for the Southern District of California and from 1867 to 1873 he served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California. In 1873 he moved to Los Angeles, buying a small orchard and ranch on West Adams St. The couple had two daughters: Katharine Lucretia born in Santa Cruz in 1853 (later married to Albert James Howard, son of Volney Erskine Howard) and Lalla, born in Sacramento in 1856 (married to James Johnson Mellus, son of Francis Mellus and grandson of Santiago Johnson)."


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