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Joseph Whipple, Jr., Deputy Governor

Joseph Whipple, Jr., Deputy Governor

Male 1687 - 1750

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  • Name Joseph Whipple 
    Suffix Jr., Deputy Governor 
    Born 30 Dec 1687  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between May and July 1750  of, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6154  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Joseph Whipple, Colonel,   b. Abt 1662, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1746, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Alice Smith,   b. 1664, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1739, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 20 May 1684  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne or Ann Almy,   b. Abt 1695,   d. 28 Dec 1720, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married Abt 1708  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Whipple,   b. Abt May 1713,   d. 23 Sep 1713  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Christopher Whipple,   b. Abt 3 Aug 1714,   d. 11 Jan 1716/1717  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Joseph Whipple,   b. Abt Feb 1717,   d. 28 Sep 1717  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. William Whipple,   b. Nov 1720,   d. 16 Dec 1720  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F3485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Redwood,   b. 19 Oct 1702, Antigua, , West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1791, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1721  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Whipple,   b. 28 Jun 1723, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Nov 1761, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 38 years)
     2. Joseph Whipple, III, Deputy Governor,   b. 3 Jul 1725, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1761, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. Benjamin Whipple,   c. 4 Sep 1726, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Whipple,   b. 27 Jul 1727, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Abraham Whipple,   b. 13 May 1729, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Whipple,   b. 22 Mar 1730/1731, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1750  (Age 19 years)
    +7. Amey or Amy Whipple,   b. 18 Oct 1734, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alice Whipple,   d. 5 Dec 1795, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mehetable Whipple
    +10. Mary Whipple,   d. Bef 10 Jun 1754
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F3486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Dec 1687 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between May and July 1750 - of, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1708 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1721 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: John Osborne Austin, _Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island (Albany, N.Y., 1887; reprint ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978) p. 223

      !SOURCE: Henry E. Whipple, A Brief Genealogy of the Whipple Families Who Settled in Rhode Island (Providence: A. Crawford Greene, 1873), p. 40. From a corrected copy of the book found in the Rhode Island Historical Society Library, call no. CS71.W574 1873 RIHSL.

      !CHILDREN: Had 2 sons, 2 daughters. (Pencilled in margin of Henry E. Whipple)

      !SOURCE: David Jillson, "Descendants of Capt. John Whipple, of Providence, R.I.," New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, 32 (1878): 406.

      !SOURCE: "Rhode Island Friends Records: Marriages." In James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850. Vol. 7, Friends and Ministers (Providence: Narragansett Historical Pub. Co., 1895), p. 38, 39.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 12 Sep 2001.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 5 Aug 2002. "In 1743 when the Town of Middletown, RI was formed from part of Newport, RI, the creek separating the farms of the Hon. Joseph Whipple Esq. and Godfrey Malbone of Newport, RI was used as the dividing line between the two towns. (See Arnold's VR 4:3:iii)"

      !SOURCE: Email from Charles M. Whipple, Jr., to Weldon Whipple, 23 and 24 Jul 2002. Charles writes: "He died between May and July of 1750. His will was written 28 May 1750 and proved 2 July 1750. The fragmented document mentioned that he died of a 'short but severe illness.' Council Records, Newport, NHS 9:346,363. He named his widow Sarah, Daughters Sarah, Amey, Alice and Mehetable; sons Joseph and William; grandchildren Christopher, Amey, and Joseph Sylvester. (Codicil, ibid. 10:283)."

      !SOURCE: Email from Barbara Carroll to Weldon Whipple, 27 Jul 2003. Cites Alden G. Beaman, "Births from Newport Common Burial Ground Inscrptions, 1590-1930," in Rhode Island Vital Records: New Series. 11 vols. (Princeton, Mass., 1976-87) 11:445. Gives Joseph's wife Anne, and children of their marriage. Also cites Arnold's Vital Record 1:290 (b. Providence 30 Dec 1687); 7:27 (d. Newport 1750); married Sarah Redwood (d/o Abraham; b. Antigua 19 Oct 1702, d. Cranston, RI, 7 Jan 1791; married in Newport-Friends Meeting 1 Mar 1721).

      !GOVERNMENT: Deputy Governor of Rhode Island, 1743-46. --C.M. Whipple and B. Carroll, citing Bartlett 5:66.

      !SOURCE: Email from Charles M. Whipple, Jr., to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jul 2003. Gives burial in the common burial ground in Newport (with first wife and their four infant sons). Gives marriage to first wife "around 1712."

      !SOURCE: Email from Barbara Carroll to Weldon Whipple 29 Jul 2003. Barbara writes:
      Although the Newport Common Burial Grounds records state that Joseph (2) is buried there, without a stone, that isn't necessarily the case. Just a few words on Newport research, from Vincent F. Luti's "Mallet & Chisel:Gravestone Carvers of Newport, Rhode Island, in the 18th Century," p. 8:
      "Genealogical research on colonial Newport is complicated by the poor state of many of the surviving documents, which were damaged during the Revolution. In 1778, after nearly three years of British occupation, Newport was under heavy siege. Walter Chaloner, the town sheriff and a Tory, fled on a British man-of-war with all the probate records, deeds, and vital records under his jurisdiction. His ship ran aground in New York Harbor. Retrieved from the watery depths, the boxes were left in storage for some time. When they were finally unpacked, the extent of the damage was revealed. The remnants of the records are now preserved in bound volumes at the Newport Historical Society, but the contents of any given page may be from different documents, often of different dates. Furthermore, almost all are faded to differing degrees of indecipherability..."
      Fully 1/2 or more of the documents were lost, so it's hard to draw many conclusions in Newport.


      !SOURCE: Email from Charles M. Whipple, Jr., to Weldon Whipple, 4 Oct 2003. Charles writes: "I am now convinced that Lieutenant Governor Joseph Whipple Jr. was Anglican not Quaker. I received a reply from Harvard University finally. His son, William, graduated in 1749 at the head of his class. His biography notes that he was indeed Church of England as was Col. Joseph Whipple, his father. So, although Lieutenant Governor Joseph Whipple III and his mother, as well as some siblings may have been Quakers, at least it is now known that this was indeed a religiously mixed marriage."


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