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Abigail Ripley (Wheelock)

Birthplace: Lebanon, CT, United States
Death: Died in Fryeburg, ME, United States
Place of Burial: Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Reverend Eleazar Wheelock and Mary Wheelock
Wife of Rev. Sylvanus Ripley, Founder Dartmouth College
Mother of Gen. Eleazer W. Ripley, US Congress; Abigail Lyman; Mary Baylies; Elizabeth Abigail Dana; John Philips Ripley and 1 other
Sister of Mary Woodward; John Wheelock; Eleazar Wheelock and James Wheelock
Half sister of Theodora Wheelock; Eleazar Wheelock; Mercy Wheelock; Ruth Patten; Ralph Rodolphus Wheelock and 1 other

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About Abigail Ripley

Abigail Wheelock was the daughter of Reverend Doctor Eleazar Wheelock (Yale College, 1733, University of Edinburgh, 1767) and his second wife, Mary (Brinsmade) Wheelock. Her father was the founder and first president of Dartmouth College (previously Moor's Indian Charity School of Columbia, Connecticut).

She married the Reverend Sylvanus Ripley (Dartmouth College, 1771) one of four students who made up the first graduating class of Dartmouth College. He became professor of theology there and remained until his death in 1787.

One of their children was Brigadier General Eleazar Wheelock Ripley (Dartmouth College, 1800) a soldier of the War of 1812 who was decorated by Congress and, in later life, became a member of Congress representing the State of Louisiana.


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Abigail Ripley's Timeline

December 21, 1751
Lebanon, CT, United States
Age 26
Age 28
April 15, 1782
Age 30
Age 32
Age 39
April 9, 1818
Age 66
Fryeburg, ME, United States
Fryeburg, Oxford, Maine, United States