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Thomas Whipple

Thomas Whipple

Male 1752 - 1833  (81 years)

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  • Name Thomas Whipple 
    Born 27 Mar 1752  , , Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Aug 1833  Raisin, Lenawee, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried McLain Cemetery, Raisin Twp, Lenawee, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I70553  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Thomas Whipple,   b. Abt 1731, of, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1819, , Lanawee, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Family ID F30759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Gates,   b. Abt 1761, Preston, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1795, Bethlehem, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married Nov 1778  New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lydia Gates Whipple,   b. 24 Jul 1779, , , Vermont or Peeling (Woodstock), Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1864, Hickory Corners, Lake, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Ruth Gates Whipple,   b. 1780,   d. 1815, , Scioto, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +3. Robert Whipple,   b. Abt 1785, of, Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1858, of, Gilford, Belknap, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +4. Thomas Jefferson Whipple, Sr., Dr.,   b. 1787, Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1835, Wentworth, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     5. Whipple,   b. Bef 1790
    +6. Walter Whipple,   b. 28 Feb 1792, Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1882, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +7. Waity or Waty Whipple,   b. Abt 1793, prob, , , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, , Lenawee, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F18293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ruth Porter Smith,   b. 6 May 1751, East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1817, Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Aft 1795  Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F30757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Rhoda Merrill,   b. poss, Morrill Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1833 
    Married 14 Oct 1817  Rumney, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F30758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Mar 1752 - , , Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Nov 1778 - New London, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1795 - Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1817 - Rumney, Grafton, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Aug 1833 - Raisin, Lenawee, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - McLain Cemetery, Raisin Twp, Lenawee, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Don Risen (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 12 Sep 2002. Gives birth 16 Mar 1752, death 1783, marriage to Lydia Gates Nov 1778.

      !SOURCE: Email from Beverly Huckins (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 23 Jun 2003. Beverly writes:
      [Thomas] is my 6th greatgrandfather on my mother's side. His first wife, as listed, was Lydia Gates with whom he had children. He married three times and is buried with his third wife in Michigan. He came from Connecticut, was a preacher, and lived in MA, VT, NY, NH and MI.

      The date of death you have does not correspond with the date on his tombstone nor other writings I have. This Thomas died in Michigan, along with his 3rd wife, from an epidemic in 1833 while visiting his son Walter who had removed from NH to MI some years earlier. His father's name was also Thomas, b 1739, who also died in Michigan about 1820.

      Thomas, who was married to Lydia Gates, had, among other children, a son Thomas who was a physician in VT and NH. This Thomas was a member of Congress and died in 1835 and is buried in Wentworth, NH where he made his home in what is now known as the Whipple House on the Commons. He had several children, one of whom was Col. Thomas Jefferson Whipple, a lawyer who made his home in NH and who served in the Mexican and Civil Wars. Col. Thomas died 1899 and is buried in Laconia, NH.

      I descend from Alonzo Whipple, son of Thomas and brother to Col. Thomas, Alonzo also was a physician in various town in NH and is buried in Wentworth, NH. One of Alonzo's sons, also named Thomas, lived in Massachusetts, another (daughter) lived in Laconia, NH and the rest of his children all removed to Iowa.

      ... I have pension papers, photos of the gravestone as well as names/dates/etc of descendants of this line.



      !SOURCE: Email from Michael Whipple (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 12 Dec 2006. Cites photo of gravestone in the McLain Cemetery (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mclainjackfamily/). Gives birth 27 Mar 1752, confirming 8 Aug 1833 death date.

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Thomas Whipple" and associated family group sheets from the research files of Beverly Huckins (undisclosed at example dot net), mailed to Weldon Whipple, 20 Nov 2003. Cites History of the Town of Hanover, NH by John King Lord (1806); History of Wentworth, NH; Sketches of the Alumni--Dartmouth College; The Taking of Ticonderoga, p. 50; History and Biographical Record of Lenawee County, Michigan, WA Whitney (birth date--may be confusion over actual DOB and when the birth was recorded); History of Bradford, Vermont, Silas McKeen (1875), Baptist Minister; CT Marriage Records, 512875, source 1553551, Microfile.

      !SOURCE: Biographical Record of Lenawee County, Michigan (Whitney & Bonner, 1879). Entry for son Walter Whipple:
      Walter Whipple was born February 28th, 1792, in Hinsdale, New Hampshire. His father, Thomas Whipple, was born in Connecticut, March 16th, 1752, (o.s.) and when a boy, worked on a farm. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He married Lydia Gates in November, 1778, by whom he had eight children. Soon after their marriage they removed to Bethlehem, Coos county, where his mother died. After the death of his mother his father removed to Hanover, Grafton county, where he married Mrs. Woodard, a widow lady. He was a member of the Baptist church, and for a number of years preached at Hanover and surrounding villages. Here he brought up his family of children until they became of age, and were married. His second wife died at Hanover, date not known, and he afterwards married Miss Rhoda Merrell, a spinster, who lived with him until he died, in Raisin, this county.


      !SOURCE: The International Genealogical Index (Internet) has multiple records for a Thomas Whipple, b. 16 Mar 1751 (1752) in Somers (Twp), Tolland, Connecticut, the son of Abraham Whipple and Mary Jones. One of those records shows Thomas married to Lydia Gates in Nov 1778. Another Thomas Whipple is listed (without parents), b. 1751 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, d. 1838.

      !SOURCE: The International Genealogical Index (Internet) has multiple records for a Thomas Whipple, b. 16 Mar 1751 in Somers (Twp), Tolland, Connecticut, the son of Abraham Whipple and Mary Jones. Another record shows a Thomas (b. 16 Mar 1772 in Connecticut--parents not identified) married to Lydia Gates in Nov 1778. Yet another Thomas Whipple is listed (without parents), b. 1751 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, d. 1838.

      !IDENTITY: Could this be the Thomas Whipple at 15536? (That Thomas' birth is also given as 16 Mar 1751/52; his death is given as 2 Feb 1755. Could that death date be in error? or perhaps one of the Thomases with birth given as 16 Mar 1751/52 was actually born some other day that year? --Weldon Whipple, 13 Feb 2004.)

      !OCCUPATION: Baptist minister. --B. Huckins, 20 Nov 2003.

      !BURIAL: With 3rd wife. --B. Huckins, 20 Nov 2003.


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