Monday, April 13, 2015

Eleanor Whitehead (1825 - 1880)

Eleanor Whitehead, my third-great-grandmother, was born about 1825 in Redding, Connecticut to Beach and Sally (Jennings) Whitehead.  She married John Partrick in Redding on July 3, 1843.  John and Eleanor were living in Redding in 1850 according to the 1850 US census but had moved to Wilton by the time John died in 1860.

When her husband died Eleanor was left with seven children, four girls and three boys, who ranged in age from two to sixteen.  In 1870, Eleanor was living in Danbury, Connecticut with two of her children, Lucinda (Fanny) and Charles.  Fanny was working at a hat factory.  Eleanor's son William was working as a farm hand in Redding and her daughter Georgianna was working as a domestic in Redding.  I haven't located her other three children, Mary, James and Sarah, in the census after 1860.

Eleanor Whitehead Partrick died in January, 1880 of consumption in Redding, Connecticut.  I continue to look for where she and her husband are buried.

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