Whitcomb, James, 1795-1852

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A native of Vermont, Whitcomb lived in Kentucky before moving to Indiana in 1824. A lawyer and politician, he served in the Indiana State Senate, as commissioner of the General Land Office, as governor of Indiana, and in the U.S. Senate.

From the description of Papers, 1822-1851. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 35618939

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn McLean, John, 1785-1861. John McLean papers, 1817-1861 (bulk 1829-1860). Library of Congress
creatorOf Whitcomb, James, 1795-1852. [Signature]. Franklin College, Hamilton Library
referencedIn Bebb, William, 1802-1873. William Bebb papers, 1705-1849 (bulk 1812-1849). Library of Congress
referencedIn Brown, Austin H., 1828-1903. Austin H. Brown papers, 1830-1901. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Elder, John, d. 1851. [Clippings], 1845-1850. Indiana State Library - ISL
creatorOf Western Land Association. Records, ca. 1826-1856. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Soule, Joshua, 1853. Joshua Soule correspondence, 1837-1853. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn William Bebb Papers, 1705-1849, 1812-1849 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf United States. General Land Office. Wisconsin letters, 1836-1848. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Thompson, David, 1796-1839. David Thompson papers, 1810-1854. Arkansas History Commission, Department of Archives and History
referencedIn John McLean Papers, 1817-1861, (bulk 1829-1860) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn New Harmony Manuscripts, 1812-1871 Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, Indianahttp://www.workingmensinstitute.org/
referencedIn Aborn, Mary J., fl. 1852-1927. [Papers], 1815-1900. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Graves family. Papers: Madison County, Virginia, 1731-1863. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Whitcomb, James, 1795-1852. Papers, 1822-1851. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Borden Family. Borden Family Papers, 1715-1902. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Morris, Austin W. Land patent, 1845,1865. Clarke Historical Library
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associatedWith Aborn, Mary J., fl. 1852-1927. person
correspondedWith Bebb, William, 1802-1873. person
associatedWith Borden Family. person
associatedWith Brown, Austin H., 1828-1903. person
associatedWith Elder, John, d. 1851. person
associatedWith Graves family. family
associatedWith Indiana. General Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith Indiana. Governor (1843-1848 : Whitcomb) corporateBody
associatedWith Madison and Indianapolis Rail Road Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith McLean, John, 1785-1861. person
associatedWith Morris, Austin W. person
associatedWith New Harmony (Ind.) Working Men's Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Soule, Joshua, 1853. person
correspondedWith Thompson, David, 1796-1839. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate corporateBody
associatedWith United States. General Land Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Western Land Association. corporateBody
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Birth 1795-12-01

Death 1852-10-04


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