|E. B. WHITMORE, farmer, Sec. 14 and 11; P.O. Oregon; born Nov. 1, 1835, in Eden, Madison Co., N.Y.; his father, Seth Whitmore, a stone-mason and farmer, removed twelve years later to Tioga Co. Penn; here E. B. lived until 1854, when he located in Waushara Co., Wis.; afterward lived in Adams County, and from there came to Oregon in 1858; settled on his present farm of 160 acres in 1859.Enlisted in September 1861, in Co. B. 11th W. V. I; saw service in Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas; was in the battles preceding, and through the siege of Vicksburg; also engaged in the capture of the fort at Mobile, where he received his honorable discharge after a most eventful military service of just four years.He has since resided on the farm, on which he has built a substantial farmhouse, etc.
He married on the day of Gen. Grant’s first inauguration, March 4, 1869, Miss Jennie Burnett; she was born in Chardon, Geauga Co., Ohio; her step-father and her mother moved to Stoughton, Wis., in 1859, and still reside there. Mr. and Mrs. Whitmore have two children-Nellie D. and Grace. Mr. W. is a Republican.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1251.