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Whittlesey family papers, 1775-1912.

Author: Whittlesey (Family :, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Summary:
Family papers, primarily relating to the activities of David Whittlesey (1750-1825), his son David Chester Whittlesey (1803-1883), both of New Preston (part of Washington, Conn.), and David Chester's son John Eliphalet Whittlesey (1830-1910), who served in the Civil War and then settled in Houston, Tex.
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Genre/Form: Family papers
Financial records
Indentures
Land surveys
Legal documents
Deeds
Genealogy
Wills
Named Person: Merit S Platt; David Chester Whittlesey; David Whittlesey; John Eliphalet Whittlesey; Hazen family.; Mitchell family.; Titus family.; Whittlesey family.; Frederick Whittlesey; Hazen family.; Mitchell family.; Titus family.; Whittlesey family.
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Whittlesey (Family :, Conn.)
OCLC Number: 669197240
Notes: The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Conn.
Description: 3 folders

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Family papers, primarily relating to the activities of David Whittlesey (1750-1825), his son David Chester Whittlesey (1803-1883), both of New Preston (part of Washington, Conn.), and David Chester's son John Eliphalet Whittlesey (1830-1910), who served in the Civil War and then settled in Houston, Tex.

Also includes papers related to the Hazen, Mitchell, and Titus families of Washington, Conn. (late 1700s-early 1800s), including correspondence, deeds, financial records, indentures, land surveys, wills, and other papers. Papers created before 1840 include correspondence in Series 1 deals with business matters. The letters include an 1828 letter from Frederick Whittlesey to his father mentioning the sale of land in Ohio among other matters. Three items relate to the selection of Merit S. Platt as minister of the Congregational Church of New Preston (Conn.); also pertaining to Platt are two documents in Series 2: a statement written for the convened consecration in 1836 and a statement and facts outlining Platt's settlement in 1837, at which time his affiliation with the New Preston church ended. Many of the documents in Series 2 relate to various business dealings. Account books document the many notes of area residents. There are two indentures, one for a young man to learn how to make nails, and one for a young woman to learn housekeeping skills. A series of deeds records land transactions in Washington, Conn. and nearby towns, among the Hazen, Mitchell, Titus, Whittlesey, and other families. Among items of interest is a grouping of correspondence related to John's work as a collector of internal revenues in the early 1860s.

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