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Elnathan or Ethan Whipple

Elnathan or Ethan Whipple

Male 1758 - 1836  (78 years)

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  • Name Elnathan or Ethan Whipple 
    Born 13 Feb 1758  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1836  Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12725  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Benjamin Whipple, 2nd, Captain,   b. 5 Jan 1725/1726, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1803, North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anne or Anna or Annie Brown,   b. 14 Jan 1735 
    Married 25 Jan 1756  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Greene,   b. Abt 1764,   d. Feb 1786  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1782  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Whipple,   b. 13 Nov 1783, North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1853, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2019 
    Family ID F7092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abigail Hawkins,   b. 1764, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1813, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1788  Fairhaven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Betsey Whipple,   b. 30 Jun 1789, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Anna Nancy Whipple,   b. 14 Dec 1790, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1825, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +3. Sarah Myra "Sally" Whipple,   b. 10 Oct 1792, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ethan Benjamin Whipple,   b. 16 Oct 1794, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1795, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Ethan Benjamin Whipple,   b. 11 Nov 1796, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. poss, , , Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Abigail Whipple,   b. 12 Jun 1800, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Amy Whipple,   b. 23 Jul 1802, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     8. Mary Whipple,   b. 1804, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1805, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2019 
    Family ID F7082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Lydia Babcock,   b. 17 May 1774, of , , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1857, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1814  Poultney, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Maria Whipple,   b. 2 Dec 1815,   d. 14 Oct 1821  (Age 5 years)
     2. John Newton Whipple,   b. 17 Apr 1818,   d. 6 Oct 1821  (Age 3 years)
    +3. Caroline Whipple,   b. 29 Apr 1821, Fairhaven, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1900, Marquette, Marquette, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2019 
    Family ID F7093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1758 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Apr 1782 - Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Nov 1788 - Fairhaven, Rutland, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1814 - Poultney, Rutland, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Dec 1836 - Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Descendancy chart of Epenetus Olney mailed to the Whipple Web Site by J.D. Trezise on 10 Nov 1997, citing (among other references) Edward Justin Frost's 1938 genealogy of the Olney, Hawkins and Lewis families.

      !MARRIAGE: Abigail Hawkins was second wife. --J.D. Trezise

      !CHILDREN: Had 7 children with Abigail Hawkins. --J.D. Trezise

      !SOURCE: Email from Mike Smith (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 27 Oct 1998, citing J.O. Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, p. 221-223, and Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island, vol. 2, p.197-198, 255-257. ("Elnathan appears of page 257, second line" of Arnold.)

      !SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 28 Oct 1998.

      !SOURCE: "Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazeteer, Fair Haven, Vermont Rutland County," vol. 3, p. 724, cited by Pauline Manosh (undisclosed at example dot net) in a post to the RIGENWEB-L@rootsweb.com mailing list, 20 Dec 1999. Gives birth in North Providence, Rhode Island.

      !SOURCE: James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 2, North Providence, pt. 4 (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Pub. Co., 1892), p. 43. Gives name Ethan Whipple.

      !SOURCE: GEDCOM file sent by Clayton J. Olney to Weldon Whipple, 16 Apr 2002. Gives marriage 30 Nov 1788. (Previously entered as Nov 1786.)

      !MILITARY: "Served in the Continental army in Rhode Island, the summer he was 20 years old." --Hemenway

      !OCCUPATION: "After leaving the army he appears to have worked at carpenter work in Providence." --Hemenway

      !RESIDENCES: Moved to Fair Haven, Vermont in 1786. --Hemenway

      !SOURCE: Email from Al Lee (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 17 Apr 1999. Gives name Ethan Whipple, dates 1767-1836 (no places), the second husband of Lydia Babcock Does not identify parents.

      !SOURCE: Email from Beverly (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 9 Aug 2005. Identifies the Ethan Whipple who earlier married Lydia Babcock as the same person who married Elizabeth Greene and Abigail Hawkins. Cites the following evidence:
      • History of Fair Haven VT by Andrew Adams, 1870, notes Ethan, son of Captn Benjamin Whipple, had a sister Mary Whipple who married John Brown in Providence RI 2.14.1790. John and Mary (Whipple) Brown lived south of Mr. Whipple. John Brown was the son of Captn Chris. Brown and came to Fair Haven from RI about 1792 when he was 26 so that puts Mary in the right age and family to have married this John Brown.
      • DAR Records (not always accurate as the old records were often not verified but relied on evidence given by the applicants but they do support the evidence here as the descendant of Ethan and Lydia claims the same Ethan son of Benjamin.)
        • DAR Record, #35526
          Benjamin b 1726 m Anna Brown 1756
          Benjamin in Senior Class of old officers, taken ill and son Ethan sent to take his place. Ethan born North Providence, died Fair Haven, VT.
          Ethan enlisted as 1776, Corporal, re-enlisted and took his father's place. Pension allowed 1832 service as corporal and sergeant, RI line. Ethen m first wife Elizabeth Greene 1764-1786 (from another source m Elizabeth 1782) had son Joseph 1783-1853. Joseph m in 1806 to Anna Hawkins 1780-1854, had Joseph who m Eliza A. Culver etc. (you have them and the sons Benjamin and Cyrus with the info from their DAR records so I won't repeat.) (My note, By the way, Hawkins father, Charles Hawkins, was a brother to Mary Hawkins who married Ephraim Whipple b 1729.)
        • DAR Record #46346, descendant of Ethan and Lydia
          Ethan 1758-1836 Sergeant Capt Olney's Reg., re-enlisted under Capt Keene. Took his father' place. Ethan's wife Lydia Babcock(Church), his 3rd wife, had Caroline Whipple (Eddy).
      • Rev War record images
        The dates of Ethan's marriages were still confusing me so I got his Rev War records of which there were 13 pages. Here is the info that supports this Ethan m to Lydia (summarized by page):
        1. Face sheet lists wife as Lydia
        2. States claimant of Fair Haven, VT
        3. States born 2.13.1758 as recorded in his father's bible
        4. Went to Fair Haven VT age 45 and now resides there
        5. Widow's application at Burlington, VT, name Lydia Whipple, same military history as previous Ethan
        6. Court record, declaration of Lydia (2 pages) that Ethan died 12.18.1836, that she was married to Ethan by Rev Mr Leonard or Lincoln in Poultney (Rutland County, VT) (my note the date is way off 4.27.1797 unless she was married to him twice), witnesses to marriage are listed; she further declared that her name to be Lydia Church when married to Ethan and that she raised "three children of which said Ethan was the father, to wit, Mary Maria, John Newton Whipple and Caroline are the children of Ethan and Lydia said declarant." signed 2.4.1850pg 8-9 nothing of note
        7. I'm sending you a copy of this page which lists the children of Ethan and Lydia and states she is the 3rd wife. It looks like this was taped onto another page and no indication of whose handwriting it is but it lists the three children above and their birth dates (my note, the two children other than Caroline were both deceased at the time of her declaration but were perhaps of another wife?)
        8. nothing of note, other than the dates of service were apparently in dispute at Ethan's first claim
        9. Nothing of note
        10. I'm sending you a copy of this to see what you make of it. It is the second page of a letter restating the facts, adds that Ethan was commissioned Lieutenant 1781 and that Lydia's maiden name was Babcock b 5.17.1774 and reaffirms the names of the three children. What you should look at is the handwritten note at the bottom, looks to me to read, "did not use the dates of birth of the children as there was some fraud". I wonder if Lydia was claiming two of the children who were not hers, for what purpose I don't know since they were deceased and I would not think it would have affected her claim for his pension anyway.


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