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George Sylvester Whipple, Dr., Major

George Sylvester Whipple, Dr., Major

Male 1817 - 1881  (63 years)

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  • Name George Sylvester Whipple 
    Suffix Dr., Major 
    Born 2 Oct 1817  Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jun 1881  Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Masonic Cemetery, Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I49236  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2014 

    Father Edward Whipple, Lieutenant,   b. 25 Jun 1780, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1861, Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Clarissa Brimmer,   b. 3 Feb 1783, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1835, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1802  Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Elizabeth Bailey,   b. Abt 1834, of, Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, of, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Clarissa Brimmer "Clara" Whipple,   b. Abt 1851, , , Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, of, Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     2. Mary Ann Kemble Whipple,   b. Abt 1853, , , Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, of, Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
    +3. Thomas Hern Bailey Whipple,   b. 3 Mar 1858, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1942, Zelienople, Butler, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F22735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1817 - Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jun 1881 - Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Masonic Cemetery, Worthville, Carroll, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dr. George Sylvester Whipple, Major
    Dr. George Sylvester Whipple, Major

  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Handwritten descendancy chart of Matthew Whipple by Shirley Whipple Adams (swagene@rangeley.org), mailed to Weldon Whipple Oct 2000. Shirley created the chart "20 yrs. ago in Ipswich [Massachusetts] at the library using Hammatt & Darling papers, Ipswich V[ital] R[ecords], Hamilton V[ital] R[ecords] & cemetery records."

      !OCCUPATION: Surgeon in the Confederate Army; Educated at Bradford Academy Medical School, Louisville, Kentucky. --S.W. Adams

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 10 Mar 2005. Adds birth place. Cites Vital Records of Hamilton, Essex, MA. "[WHIPPLE, ] ---,s. {49236} Edward, Oct. 2, 1817."

      !SOURCE: Gregory J. Johnson (of State College, Pennsylvania), "The Good Samaritan," on the last page of Civil War Times, May 1996. Submitted by Stuart A. Whipple (stuartwhipple@yahoo.com) to the Whipple Website, 30 Apr 2008:
      Whipple, "kind, charitable and self-sacrificing, was the good Samaritan of the Fourth Kentucky Regiment, the well-beloved and most excellent physician. Physically, he was a rather small man, with, however, a sturdy, well-knit frame, capable of much endurance. His pleasing, sympathetic manner made the men instinctively turn to him, not only when they were sick, but also when depressed in mind, by reason of hime-sickness, the loss of a comrade or the receiving of sad news from the far-away Kentucky home. He was approachable at all times, and ever ready to minister to either the body or mind diseased.... There were other physicians...but they were not endowed with that sympathetic magnetism which characterized Doctor Whipple." --Written by fellow trooper George D. Mosgrove in his memori, Kentucky Cavaliers in Dixie
      He served in the 4th Kentucky Cavalry and 13th Kentucky Cavalry. Mustered in as a private in 1863, he was [later] appointed assistant surgeon with the rank of major.

      !SOURCE: Blaine Whipple, 15 Generations of Whipples: Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Abt 1590-1647: An American Story (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 2007), 2:G227. Gives death in Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts.

      !SOURCE: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov: George S. Whipple, Confederate States Army, Civil War.

      !SOURCE: Email from Greg Johnson (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 6 Nov 2013: "Education: Bradford Academy, MA; University of Louisville Medical College. Major, 12th Kentucky Calvary during Civil War."

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 30 Jul 2014. Cites the following:
      • 1860 Census, Worthville, Carroll, KY, p.122-123
        • Whipple, Geo. S. {49236} 40, physician, b. MA
        • Whipple, Ann E. {49241} 26 b. KY (abt 1834)
        • Whipple, Clarissa {146152} 9 b. KY (abt 1851)
        • Whipple, Mary A. C. {146151} 7 b. KY (abt 1853)
        • Whipple, Thomas H. B. {146150} 2 by KY
        • William Lewellyn 9 b. KY (abt 1851)
          p.123
        • Whipple, Edward {49043} 80 b. MA
      • 1870 Census, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, p.450
        • Whipple, Geo S. {49236} 50, physician, b. MA
        • Whipple, Ann E. 35 b. KY{49241}
        • Whipple, Thomas H. {146150} 11 b. KY
      • 1880 Census, Louisville, Jefferson, KY p.342
        • Whipple, George S. {49236} 60 boarder, physician, b. MA


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