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Christopher Lippitt, General

Christopher Lippitt, General

Male 1744 - 1824  (79 years)

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  • Name Christopher Lippitt 
    Suffix General 
    Born 28 Oct 1744  Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jun 1824  Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried General Christopher Lippitt Lot, Hope Road and Lippitt Avenue, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28099  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Christopher Lippitt,   b. 29 Nov 1712, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1764, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Catherine Holden,   b. 13 Oct 1717, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1807, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1736 
    Family ID F4342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Waite Harris,   b. 1755, of, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1836 or 6 Aug 1836  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1777  Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Lippitt,   b. 18 Jan 1778,   d. 16 Aug 1818  (Age 40 years)
    +2. Christopher Lippitt, III, Major,   b. 4 Dec 1783, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1858, Griswold, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Waite S. or Waitsill Lippitt,   b. 25 Nov 1784, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1850, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +4. William Lippitt,   b. Abt 1787, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1872, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     5. Mary Lippitt,   b. Abt 1789
    +6. Joseph Lippitt,   b. 22 Jul 1790, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1842, , Noble, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +7. Mary Lippitt,   b. 4 Jun 1795, of, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1881, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Benjamin Lippitt,   b. 1797,   d. 1803  (Age 6 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F14033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1744 - Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Mar 1777 - Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jun 1824 - Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - General Christopher Lippitt Lot, Hope Road and Lippitt Avenue, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: John Osborne Austin, Ancestry of Thirty-Three Rhode Islanders (Born in the Eighteenth Century) (Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), p. 39.

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Ann Phillis Whipple," sent by N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 11 Sep 2001. Cites The Lippitt Family of Rhode Island: A Collection of Notes & Items of Interest by One of Its Members / by Henry Frederick Lippitt, 2nd (Los Angeles, 1959), p. 72.

      !SOURCE: Email from Beth Hurd to Weldon Whipple, 5 Apr 2003. Includes extract of the article on Gen. Christopher Lippitt, published in The Narragansett Historical Register, Vol. VIII, no. 2, July 1890, edited by James N. Arnold (Hamilton, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Pub. Co; Central Falls, R.I.: E.L. Freeman), p. 111-114.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jul 2004. Cites entry in The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VI (1904):
      LIPPITT, Christopher, soldier and pioneer manufacturer, was born in Cranston, R.I., in 1744; son of Christopher and Catharine (Holden) Lippitt; grandson of Moses and Ann Phillis (Whipple) Lippitt and of Anthony and Phebe (Rhodes) Holden; great grandson of Moses and Mary (Knowles) Lippitt, and great2 grandson of John Lippitt, who came from England to America and settled on the Providence Plantations in 1638. He attended the country school; represented his town in the general assembly, 1765-75; and was captain in the militia and justice of the peace, 1766-75. In 1775 he was appointed lieutenant-colonel in command of the minute-men, who when Commodore Wallace of the British squadron landed his marines on the island of Prudence and burned the houses, removed the inhabitants and portable property and abandoned the island. He was commissioned lieutenant-colonel, Jan. 18, 1776, and shortly after, colonel of a volunteer regiment of infantry, enlisted by the general assembly for defending the state. He was stationed at Newport till Sept. 15, 1776, when with his regiment he joined Washington's army at Harlem Heights, N.Y. He served at White Plains, Trenton and Princeton, and went into winter quarters at Morristown. He was brevetted brigadier-general by Washington, and in January, 1777, returned with his regiment to Rhode Island, where, as brigadier-general of the militia of the county of Providence, he led the state force in the battle of Rhode Island, Aug. 29, 1778. He was again a representative in the general assembly, 1778-1783; declined to serve as judge of the superior court and as delegate to congress, and favored the adoption of the Federal constitution. He was married, March 23, 1777, to Waite {54081}, daughter of William and Patience (Clarke) Harris; she died, Sept. 8, 1836. They had twelve children. General Lippitt was an early member of the Providence Peace Society. In 1807 he supervised the building of the Lippitt Mill in Warwick, R.I., the third cotton mill erected in the state, and served as its first agent. He died in Cranston, R.I., June 17, 1824.


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