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William Whipple, General

William Whipple, General

Male 1731 - 1785  (54 years)

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  • Name William Whipple 
    Suffix General 
    Born 14 Jan 1730/1731  Kittery, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Nov 1785  Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried North Cemetery, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3451  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father William Whipple, Captain,   b. 28 Jan 1695/1696, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1751, Kittery, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Cutt,   b. 26 Dec 1698, Kittery, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1783, Kittery, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 14 May 1727  Kittery, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katharine Moffat,   b. 1734, Kittery, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1821, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1770/1771  Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Whipple,   b. 1772, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1773, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1730/1731 - Kittery, York, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1770/1771 - Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 1785 - Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Cemetery, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    General William Whipple (1730/31-1785)
    General William Whipple (1730/31-1785)
    Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire

    Headstones
    Grave of General William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire
    Grave of General William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire
    Plaque on the grave of William Whipple, Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire
    Plaque on the grave of William Whipple, Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire

  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: A Partial List of the Descendents of Matthew Whipple, the Elder, of Bocking, Essex County, England, by Henry Burdette Whipple. (High Point, N.C., 1965), p. 14.

      !SOURCE: Letter from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 13 Dec 1997.

      !SOURCE: Frank C. Meyers, "William Whipple," in American National Biography (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), 23:166-167. Gives marriage in 1767.

      !SOURCE: Speech given by Comrade Joseph Foster, Paymaster U.S. Navy, at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 20th, 1892. Published in The Presentation of the Portraits of General William Whipple, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and of David Glasgow Farragut, Admiral, United States Navy (Portsmouth, N.H., 1891), p. 6-14.

      !GOVERNMENT: A signer of the Declaration of Independence, from New Hampshire. A member of the Provincial Congress of New Hampshire in 1775, and of the Continental Congress, 1776-1779.

      MILITARY: General of one of the brigades of New Hampshire troops in 1777, serving at the battle of Stillwater and Saratoga, and one of the two representatives of General Horatio Gates who arranged the terms of capitulation at the surrender of John Burgoyne, and assisted General John Sullivan at the siege of Newport in 1778.

      !MARRIAGE: Date (1770/71) from email from J. Lahr-Kreischer, Feb 1998.

      !CHILDREN: Had three children; all died in infancy. --J. Lahr-Kreischer. "They had one child, who died in infancy." --F.C. Meyers. May have had as many as seven children. --J. Foster

      !SOURCE: Blaine Whipple, History and Genealogy of "Elder" John Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts (Victoria, B.C.: Trafford, 2004), p. G50. Gives marriage in Portsmouth abt 1769.


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