Simeon Shurtleff (1808 - 1865)

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Birthplace: Montgomery, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: doctor/natural scientist
Managed by: Craig Wolfe
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About Simeon Shurtleff

Simeon Shurtleff, 1st child of Amasa Shurtleff and Fanny Brockway, was b. July 9, 1808, :graduated at Amherst College, in 1832; studied medicine at Pittsfleld; under the direction of Professors, Child and Parker; and graduated at the Berkshire Medical College, December 1835. He immediately commenced the practice of medicine at Simsbury, Ct. and Westbury, Mass., over twenty-five years, when failing health compelled him to relinquish it. He devoted his now leisure time in the pursuits of natural science. He collected specimens of most of the plants, minerals, and birds found in New England, but also devoted immense amount of time on conchology. His cabinets contained over 10,000 specimens of shells.

He married Jan 12,1838 with MARY ANN PHELPS, and died Dec. 23,1865, without children.

SIMEON SHURTLEFF .. Birth: Jul. 9, 1808 Montgomery Hampden County Massachusetts, USA Death: Dec. 23, 1865 Hampden County Massachusetts, USA

He was married to May Ann Phelps on January 12, 1837.

Simeon graduated at Amherst College in 1832, studied medicine under the direction of Professors Child and Parker, and graduated at Berkshire Medical College Dec 1835. He immediately practiced medicine at Simbury and 25 years later was compelled to retire because of failing health. He devoted all his leisure time to the pursuit of natural science and collected species of most the plants, minerals and birds of New England. Simeon made a special study of Conchology and had over 10,000 species of shells in his cabinets.

1912 Shurtleff Genealogy #157


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Parents:
 Amasa Shurtleff (1780 - 1861)
 Fanny Brockway Shurtleff (1782 - 1861)

Spouse:
 Mary Ann Phelps Shurtleff (1808 - 1891)*
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Simeon Shurtleff, M.D.

 

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery Westfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA


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Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens Originally Created by: Marlana Giglio Record added: Nov 12, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 61518462


  • Westfield images
  • Ancestors of Thomas Brodnax
  • Amherst College:Class of 1832
  • 1850 US census
  • The Brockway Family: some records of Wolston Brockway, compiled for Francis E. Brockway. Pg. 69

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Simeon Shurtleff's Timeline

1808
July 9, 1808
Montgomery, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1837
January 12, 1837
Age 28
1865
December 23, 1865
Age 57
Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
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- 1832
Amherst College
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- 1835
Berkshire Medical College
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Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States