Thomas Tripp (1719 - 1766)

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Birthplace: Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Tiverton, Newport, RI
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About Thomas Tripp

Thomas Tripp, son of Abiel Tripp Jr. and Eleanor Waite., married with TAMSON WITHERELL 2nd wife.

Biography of Thomas Tripp of Dartmouth

Thomas Tripp was born 3 Dec 1719 per the Portsmouth Vital Statistics, page 103. At the tender age of seventeen (very early for New England marriages), his first child William was born. There is no marriage record for Thomas at this time. Therefore, his first wife and mother to his children is unknown. After his last child is born, Thomas Tripp Jr, he marries Tamson Witherell 16 Apr 1747.

In 1766, Thomas sells his wharf (no mention of ferry rights) and makes his last will and testament the same year. He is forty-seven years old. Valentine suggests that Thomas Tripp removed to Washington County, NY to live with his son William in later life. Perhaps Thomas suffered a severe illness, that required these preparations, but recovered from the illness. The 1774 Newport census has a Thomas Tripp but I believe our Thomas had been living in Tiverton which was then Massachusetts (the borders kept changing).

The records for Thomas Tripp are sketchy and few. The dates are troubling.

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Thomas Tripp was probably named for his great grandfather Thomas Waite. The name Thomas, to this time period, does not appear to be a Tripp namesake.

-------------------- From name, date of birth & marriage, location of birth (LDS) says place of birth is Portsmouth, RI

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Thomas Tripp's Timeline

December 3, 1719
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Age 17
Age 18
Age 19
Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
Age 21
Age 23
Age 25
April 16, 1747
Age 27
Tiverton, Newport, RI
Age 27
April, 1766
Age 46
Tiverton, Newport, RI