Abigail Hopkins (Whipple)
|Also Known As:||"Dexter"|
|Birthplace:||Providence, Providence Plantation|
|Death:||Died in Providence, Providence County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations|
Daughter of Capt. John Whipple and Sarah Whipple, of Providence
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Grandmother of Declaration of Independence signer, Stephen Hopkins.
- Abigail Whipple Dexter Hopkins
- Birth: 1658 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
- Death: Aug. 19, 1725
- Her first husband, married about 1674, was Stephen Dexter. He was the son of Gregory Dexter and Abigail Fullerton Dexter of Olney, Co.Northamptonshire and Providence,RI.
- Her second husband, married in January 1681/2, was William Hopkins, the son of Thomas Hopkins and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins.
- Children(by first marriage): John Dexter and Abigail Dexter Field.
- Children(by second marriage): William Hopkins Jr.
- Family links:
- John Whipple (1617 - 1685)
- Sarah Hutchinson Whipple (1624 - 1666)
- Stephen Dexter (1647 - 1679)
- William Hopkins (1647 - 1723)
- John Dexter (1673 - 1734)*
- John Whipple (1640 - 1700)*
- Sarah Whipple Smith (1641 - 1687)*
- Samuel Whipple (1644 - 1711)*
- Eleazer Whipple (1646 - 1719)*
- William Whipple (1652 - 1712)*
- David Whipple (1656 - 1710)*
- Abigail Whipple Dexter Hopkins (1658 - 1725)
- Joseph Whipple (1660 - 1746)*
- Burial: Unknown
- Find A Grave Memorial# 29580055
- From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29580055
- WHIPPLE, Abigail
- b. ABT 1660 Providence Co., RI.
- d. 19 AUG 1725 Providence, Providence, RI.
- Father: WHIPPLE, John
- Mother: HUTCHINSON, Sarah
- Marriage: ABT 1673 Providence Co., RI.
- Spouse:DEXTER, Stephen
- DEXTER, John
- DEXTER, Abigail
- Marriage: JAN 1681/2 Providence, Providence, RI.
- Spouse: HOPKINS, William
- b. 1647 Providence Co., RI.
- d. 8 JUL 1723 Providence, Providence, RI.
- Father: HOPKINS, Thomas
- Mother: Elizabeth,
- HOPKINS, Abigail
- HOPKINS, William
- From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_e1.htm#15
- DEXTER, Stephen
- b. 1 NOV 1647 Providence Co., RI.
- d. 1679 Providence Co., RI.
- Father: DEXTER, Gregory
- Mother: FULLER, Abigail
- Spouse: ARNOLD, Mary
- Marriage: ABT 1673 Providence Co., RI.
- Spouse:WHIPPLE, Abigail
- DEXTER, John
- DEXTER, Abigail b. ABT 1675 Providence Co., RI.
- From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_26.htm#83
- John Whipple (c. 1617 - 1685) was an early settler of Dorchester in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who later settled in Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, where the family became well established.
- The first mention of Whipple's name in colonial records was in October 1632 when he was ordered to pay a small fine to his master, Israel Stoughton, for wasting powder and shot. In 1637 he received a grant of land in Dorchester, and in 1641 he and his wife joined the church there. During the next 17 years, he raised a large family in Dorchester, where eight of his 11 children were baptized. In 1658 he sold his homestead and lands in Dorchester and moved with his family to Providence, where he was received as a purchaser on 27 July 1659.
- In February 1665 he was given a lot in a division of lands, and the following year took an oath of allegiance in Providence. In 1666 he served as a deputy to the General Assembly, a position he held for seven of the next 11 years. In 1669 and again in 1670 he was paid for allowing the Providence Town Council to meet at his house, probably referring to his tavern for which he was later granted a license in 1674. He held a number of positions in Providence, including treasurer in 1668, surveyor in 1670 and 1671, selectman in 1670 and 1674, and moderator in 1676.
- The year 1675 brought the most devastating event to afflict Rhode Island for the entire colonial period when King Phillips War erupted, bringing the bulk of its destructive force on the Rhode Island colony. All of Warwick and Pawtuxet were destroyed, and much of Providence was as well. As the war wound down in 1676, Indian captives were given as slaves to those residents who remained during the war, and on 14 August 1676 Whipple was so entreated as being one of those "who staid and went not away."
- Whipple wrote his will on 8 May 1682, and it was proved three years later on 27 May 1685. His wife had died in 1666, aged about 42, and he and his wife were buried on their own land, but were later moved to the North Burial Ground after its opening in 1700.
- With his wife Sarah, Whipple had 11 children, the first eight born in Dorchester, and the remainder born in Providence. His oldest son, John, married first Mary Olney, the daughter of Thomas Olney and Mary Small, and secondly Rebecca Scott, the widow of John Scott (son of Richard Scott and Catharine Marbury). Sarah married John Smith, Samuel married Mary Harris, and Eleazer married Alice Angell, the daughter of Thomas and Alice Angell. Mary married Epentus Olney, the son of Thomas Olney and Mary Small, William's wife was named Mary, and Benjamin married Ruth Mathewson. David married first Sarah Hearndon, and secondly Hannah Tower, and Abigail married first Stephen Dexter, the son of colonial President Gregory Dexter, and secondly William Hopkins, the son of Thomas Hopkins. Whipple's tenth child, prominent merchant Joseph Whipple, married Alice Smith, and his youngest child, Jonathan, married first Margaret Angell, the daughter of Thomas Angell, and secondly a woman named Anne.
- A grandson of Whipple, Joseph Whipple, Jr. became deputy governor of the colony, and a great grandson, Joseph Whipple, III, was also a deputy governor. Another great grandson, Stephen Hopkins was a governor of the colony, Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Whipple_(settler)
- Genealogical notes of the Whipple-Hill families, together with fragmentary records of other families by Hill, John Whipple
- 1. Captain JOHN WHIPPLE, one of the early settlers at Providence, R. I., was born in England about 1616 or 1617, and died May 16, 1685. What part of England he came from is not known. History states that in 1630 about fifteen hundred persons landed in Boston from England. "Oct. 3, 1632, he was ordered to pay 3s. 4d. to his master, Israel Stoughton, for wasteful expenditure of powder and shot." As he was apprenticed to Stoughton, it is only fair to suppose that he came to this country with him. In 1637, he received a grant of land at Dorchester Neck. He married his wife, Sarah, at Dorchester about the year 1639-40, and they united with the church at Dorchester in 1641. He was a house-carpenter by trade, and owned a house and forty or fifty acres of land near Neponset village. He lived at Dorchester about eighteen years, and during that time there were born unto him six sons and two daughters.
- He sold his house and land to James Minot in 1658, and removed to Rhode Island, settling at Providence, with his family, he received appropriation July 29, 1659. He had two sons and one daughter born at Providence, making in all eleven children. In 1660, he received a grant of land in Louisquisset. He also owned land in several other places, as mentioned in his will. February 19, 1665, he had lot 45 in the division of lands. May 31, 1666, he took the oath of allegiance to King Charles II, as did also his eldest son John. .... etc.
- Captain Whipple lived in Providence about twenty-six years; during this period he experienced many hardships and privations, such as attend the first settlers of a new country; but among the many losses he had to meet, there could be none greater than the loss of his wife, who died in 1666, living with him only about seven years after they first came to Providence, and leaving in his care a family of several small children, the youngest an infant. He died May 16, 1685, and with his wife was buried in a garden-lot near his house. After several years, they with others of the family were reinterred at the North Burying Place. The following are the inscriptions on their tombstones :
- .... etc.
- Children of John (1) and Sarah Whipple:
- 2. I. JOHN, born at Dorchester, 1640, and baptized March 9, 1641; died December 15, 1700. He lived in Providence, and held various civil offices. He was town-clerk of Providence in 1670-71-78 and 1681; town-treasurer in 1668 and 1683; a member of the town-council in 1674-81-82; a member of the general assembly in 1669-70-74-77-81-82-84-86-90. December 4, 1663, he married Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Small) Olney, who died in 1676. April 15, 1678, he married Rebecca, widow of John Scott, who died in 1701.
- 3. II. SARAH, born in 1642; died in 1687; baptized
- February 6, 1642. She married John, son of John and Alice Smith, who died in 1682.
- 4. III. SAMUEL, born in Dorchester; baptized March 17, 1644; died in Providence, March 12, 1711. He married Mary, daughter of Thomas Harris, who died December 14, 1722. He took the oath of allegiance to King Charles II in 1667.
- 5. IV. ELEAZER, born in Dorchester, 1645; died in Providence, August 25, 1719; baptized March 8, 1646. He took the oath of allegiance in 1667, and was a member of the general assembly in 1670. January 26, 1669, he married Alice, daughter of Thomas and Alice Angell. She was born in 1649, and died August 13, 1743.
- 6. V. MARY, born in 1648; was baptized in Dorchester, April 9, 1648; and died in 1698, at Providence. March 9, 1666, she married Epenetus Olney, son of Thomas and Mary (Small) Olney, who was born in 1634, and died June 3, 1698.
- 7. VI. WILLIAM, baptized in Dorchester, May 16, 1652, and died March 9, 1712. His wife's name was Mary, but there is no record of his marriage.
- 8. VII. BENJAMIN, born at Dorchester in 1654; was baptized June 4, 1654; and died March 11, 1704. April 1, 1686, he married Ruth, daughter of James and Hannah (Field) Matthewson, who died in 1740. He lived on a farm near Fruit Hill, now North Providence.
- + 9. VIII. DAVID, born at Dorchester, 1655; was baptized September 28, 1656. He died in Attleborough, Mass., December 18, 1710. May 15, 1675, he married Sarah, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (White) Hearnden, who died April 2, 1677. November 11, 1677, he married Hannah, daughter of John and Margaret Tower of Hingham, Mass. He was married by Capt. Joshua Hubbard, Justice.
- .... etc.
- He lived in Providence until 1692, on the estate left him by his father, when he bought land in the ancient limits of Rehoboth, now Cumberland, R. I. Rev. William Blackstone, one of the earliest settlers of Rhode Island, erected his study on a hill, and called the place "Study Hill," which name it still bears. This "Hill" at his death fell to his only son John, who deeded it to David Whipple, This deed is now in possession of the Historical Society at Providence. David Whipple, at the time of his death, was an ensign. His will is dated March 24, 1709, and proved January 8, 171 1; his wife Hannah being the executrix. .... etc.
- 10. IX. ABIGAIL, born 1660; died August 19, 1725. She married first, Stephen, son of Gregory and Abigail
- (Fullerton) Dexter, who was born November 1, 1647, and died 1679. Secondly, January, 1682, she married William, son of Thomas Hopkins, who was born in 1647, and died July 8, 1723.
- 11. X. JOSEPH, born in Providence. 1662; died in Providence, August 28, 1746, and was buried in the North Burying Place. He married, May 20, 1684, Alice, daughter of Edward and Auphillis (Angell) Smith, who was born in Providence in 1664, and died July 30, 1739. He, with his brother Jonathan, took the oath of allegiance to King Charles II, in May, 1682. He was a colonel of the Providence militia; was one of the town councilmen for twelve years, most of the time from 1715 to 1729; and representative to the general assembly for nineteen years, between 1698 and 1728. In 1723, he gave one hundred pounds toward building an Episcopal church on North Main Street, in Providence, it being the largest amount given by any one of those who contributed to its erection. He gave the use of a lot of land at the north end of Benefit Street to build a school-house on, and it was called "Whipple Hall."
- 12. XI. JONATHAN, was born in Providence, 1664, and died September 8, 1721. His first wife was Margaret, daughter of Thomas and Alice Angell. The second wife, Anna —— , died March 5, 1725.
- Descendants of Capt. John Whipple of Providence, R.I. by Jillson, David
- John Whipple was in Dorchester, Mass., as early as 1632, in service to Isreal Stoughton, carpenter. He received a grant of land at Worchester neck in 1637. He married his wife Sarah in Dorchester in 1639 or '40, They united with the church in Dorchester in 1641, He owned a house and forty or fifty acres of land near what is now called Neonset Village. In 1658 he sold his estate in Dorchester to James Minot and the same year, or the year following, removed to Providence, where he received an allotment of land July 29, 1659. He and his son John took the oath of allegiance in 1666. He was member of the town council in 1669, and received a license to keep an ordinary in 1674, On the tomb stones of John and Sarah Whipple, in the north burial-ground in Providence, are the following inscriptions:
- .... etc.
- Children of John and Sarah Whipple:
- 2. i. John, bapt. in Dorchester, March 7, 1641; d. in Providence, Dec. 15, 1700,
- ii. Sarah, bapt. in Dorchester, Feb, 6, 1642; m. ___ Smith, of Providence.
- 3. iii. Samuel, bapt. in Dorchester, March 17, 1644; d. in Providence, March 12, 1710-11.
- 4. iv. Eleazer, bapt. in Dorchester, March 8, 1646; d. in Providence August 25, 1719,
- v. Mary, bapt. in Dorchester, April 9, 1648; m. Epenetus Olney, March 9, 1666-7,
- 5. vi. William, bapt. in Dorchester, May 16, 1652; d. March 9, 1711-12,
- 6. vii. Benjamin, bapt. in Dorchester, June 4, 1654; d., March 11, 1703-4,
- 7. viii. David, bapt. in Dorchester, Sept. 28, 1656; d. in Attleboro, Mass., Dec. 1710.
- 8. ix. Joseph, b. in Providence, 1662; d. in P. April 28, 1746.
- 9. x. Jonathan, b. in Providence 1664; died in P. Sept. 8, 1721,
- xi. Abigail, b. in Providence, 1665; m. William M. Hopkins, of P.
- .... etc.
- The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of ... By John Osborne Austin
- JOHN, b. 1617 d. 1685, May 16. m. 1639 SARAH, b. 1624 d. 1666 ch:
- I. JOHN, b. 1640 Providence, R. I. d. 1700, Dec. 15. m.(1) 1663, Dec. 4. MARY OLNEY of Thomas & Mary (Small) Olney ch: 1. Mary, 1665, Mar. 4., 2. John, 1666, Oct. 2., 3. Elnathan, 1675, Jan. 2. ; m.(2) 1678, Apr. 15. REBECCA SCOTT [w. of] d. 1701 ch: 4. Deliverance, 1678, Feb. 11., 5. Dorothy
- II. SARAH, b. 1642 d. 1687 m. JOHN SMITH, d. 1682 of John & Alice ( ) Smith. ch: 1. John, 2. Sarah, 3. Alice, 1665, 4. Mary, 5. Joseph, 6. Benjamin, 1672, 7. Israel, 8. Daniel, 9. Elisha, 1680, Apr. 14., 10. William, 1682.
- III. SAMUEL, b. 1644 Providence, R. I. d. 1711, Mar. 12. m. MARY HARRIS d. 1722, Dec. 14. of Thomas Harris. ch: 1. Noah, 2. Samuel, 1669., 3. Thomas, 4. Abigail, 1683., 5. Hope,
- IV. ELEAZER, b. 1646. Providence, R. I. d. 1719, Aug. 25. m. 1669, Jan. 26. ALICE ANGELL, b. 1649. d. 1743, Aug. 13. of Thomas & Alice ( ) Angell. ch: 1. Eleazer, 2. Alice, 1675, Jun. 3., 3. Margaret, 4. Elizabeth, 16880., 5. Job, 1684., 6. James, 1686., 7. Daniel,
- V. MARY, b. 1648. d. 1698 m. 1666, Mar. 9. EPENETUS OLNEY, b. 1634. d.1698, Jun. 3. of Thomas & Mary (Small) Olney. ch: 1. Mary, 1668, Jan. 13., 2. James, 1670, Nov. 9., 3. Sarah, 1672, Sep. 10., 4. Epenetus, 1675, Jan. 18., 5. John, 1678, 6. Thomas, 1686, May 18., 7. Lydia, 1688, Jan. 26.
- VI. WILLIAM, b. 1652. Providence, R. I. d. 1712, Mar. 9. m. MARY d. 1712 ch: 1. Mary, 2. William, 3. Seth,
- VII. BENJAMIN, b. 1654. Providence, R. I. d. 1704, Mar. 11. m. 1686, Apr. 1. RUTH MATHEWSON, d. 1704 of James & Hannah (Field) Mathewson. ch: 1. Benjamin, 1688, Nov. 11., 2. Ruth, 1691, May 12., 3. Mary, 1694, Mar. 3., 4. Josiah, 1697, Jul. 29., 5. John, 1700, Feb. 25., 6. Abigail, 1703, Jun. 12.
- VIII. DAVID, b. 1656. Providence, R. I., Rehoboth, Mass. d. 1710. Dec. m. (1) 1675, May 15. SARAH HEARNDEN d. 1677, Apr. 2. of Benjamin & Elizabeth (White) Hearnden. ch: 1. David, m.(2) 1677, Nov. 11. HANNAH TOWER d. 1722, Nov. of John & Margaret ( ) Tower. ch: 2. Israel 1678, Aug. 16., 3. Deborah, 1681, Sep. 12., 4. Jeremiah, 1683, June. 26., 5. William, 1685, May 27., 6. Sarah, 1687, Nov. 18., 7. Hannah, 1690, Jan. 9., 8. Abigail, 1692, Oct. 20.
- IX. ABIGAIL, d. 1725, Aug. 19. m.(1) STEPHEN DEXTER, b. 1647, Nov. 1. d. 1679. of Gregory & Abigail (Fullerton) Dexter. ch: 1. John, 1673., 2. Abigail. m.(2) 1682, Jan. WILLIAM HOPKINS b. 1647. d. 1723, Jul. 8. of Thomas Hopkins. ch: 3. William
- X. JOSEPH, b. 1662 Providence, R. I. d. 1746, april. 28. m. 1684, May 20. ALICE SMITH b. 1664. d. 1739, Jul. 20. of Edward & Anphillis (Angell) Smith. ch: 1. John, 1685, May 18., 2. Jeremiah, 1686, Sep. 3., 3. Joseph, 1687, Dec. 30., 4. Anphillis, 1689, Oct. 6., 5. Sarah, 1691, Mar. 29., 6. Susannah, 1693, Apr. 14., 7. Freelove, 1694, Mar. 18., 8. Alice, 1696, Feb. 6., 9. Amey, 1699, Jun. 16., 10. Christopher, 1701, Sep. 14., 11. Mary, 1704, Apr. 9., 12. Christopher, 1707, Mar. 6.
- XI. JONATHAN, b. 1664. Providence, R. I. d. 1721, Sept. 8. m.(1) MARGARET ANGELL, of Thomas & Alice ( ) Angell. ch: 1. Sarah, 2. Margaret, 3. Jonathan, 1692, Feb. 22., 4. Thomas, 1694, Feb. 26., 5. Paratine, 6. Mary, 7. Alice, m.(2) ANNE f. 1725, Mar. 5. no issue
- Steere Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of John Steere, who Settled in ... By James Pierce Root
- CAPT. JOHN WHIPPLE, Sen., was an early settler of Dorchester, Mass. He was born in England about 1616 or 1617, and emigrated from that counrty as early as 1632. His employment was that of a carpenter, having learned his trade with Josiah Stoughton. .... etc.
- Pg. 184
- .... He had married, about 1640, Sarah —— , born in Dorchester about 1624.
- Mrs. Sarah Whipple died in the year 1666, aged 42. Her husband died May 16, 1685, aged 68. His will was made May 8, 1685. He and his wife were first buried near his residence, but as this with other burial places were needed for public uses in the opening of Benefit Street, their remains were removed to the North Burial Ground, where their tombstones are to be seen.
- I. JOHN, baptized November 7, 1641; m., 1st, December 4, 1663, Mary Olney; 2d, April 15, 1678, Rebecca Scott, widow of John Scott. He d. December 15, 1700.
- II. SARAH, baptized February 6, 1642; m. John Smith, 2d, the miller. He d. 1682.
- III. SAMUEL, baptized March 17, 1644; § m. Mary Harris, dau. of Thomas Harris. He lived in the "Whipple" or "Abbott House," probably built by Roger Mowry. He d. March 12, 1710, ae. 67; she d. December 14, 1722, ae. 84.
- IV. ELEAZAR, baptized March 8, 1646; m. June 29, 1693, Alice Angell, dau. of Thomas Angell. He d. August 25, 1719.
- V. MARY, baptized April 9, 1648; m., March 9, 1666, Epenetus Olney. He d. June 3, 1698.
- VI. ABIGAIL, baptized about 1650; m., 1st Stephen Dexter, son of Gregory Dexter. He d. 1679. She m., 2d, Maj. William Hopkins. He d. July 8, 1723; she d. August 19, 1725.
- VII. WILLIAM, baptized May 16, 1652; m. Mary —— . He d. March 9, 1712.
- VIII. BENJAMIN, baptized May 16, 1652; m., April 1, 1686, Ruth Mathewson, dau. of James and Hannah (Field) Mathewson. He d. March 11, 1704.
- IX. DAVID, baptized September 28, 1656; m., November 11, 1677, Hannah Tower of Hingham, Mass. He d. December, 1710; she d. November, 1722.
- X. JOSEPH, b. 1662; m., May 20, Alice, dau. of Edward and Anphillis (Angell) Smith. She d. July 20, 1739. He d. April 28, 1746. He became one of the largest land-holders in the state, inheriting the greater part of his father's property. II
- XI. JONATHAN, b. 1664; m., 1st, Margaret Angell, dau. of Thomas and Alice Angell; 2d, Anne —— . She d. March 5, 1725; he d. September 8, 1721.
- HON. JOHN WHIPPLE, eldest son of John, Sen., baptized in infancy, November 7, 1641, in Dorchester, Mass., came with his parents to Providence. He married, first, December 4, 1663, Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Small) Olney, who died about 1676. He married, second, April 15, 1678, Rebecca Scott, widow of John Scott.
- .... etc.
- He became blind in his later years, as appears from the old council records in the proceedings relating to his will. He died December 10, 1700, and his wife presented a will of his that disinherited his only son John, but it was proved that he had stated that "he could not help doing as he had done, for he was now blind and he must do as other would have him," and expressed his desire not to disinherit his son but to help him if he could. The will was set aside because of undue influence on the part of his second wife.
- .... etc.
- JONATHAN WHIPPLE, son of John, Sen., was born in Providence about 1664. He married, first, Margaret, daughter of Thomas and Alice Angell. She died, and he married, second, Anne —— . She died March 5, 1724/5, having made her
- will July 11, 1723. .... etc.
- .... He made his will September 5, 1721, and died September 8. .... etc.
- WILL OF JOHN WHIPPLE, SEN. MAY 8, 1682.
- .... etc.
- Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London County, Connecticut ...
- .... etc.
- Thomas Hopkins married about 1648, his wife (according to Savage) being Elizabeth, daughter of William Arnold, and a sister of Gov. Benedict Arnold. He appears to have contributed from his talents to the public weal, having been deputy to the General Assembly from Providence for the years 1652, 1659, 1660, 1665, 1666 and 1667, and a member of the town council in 1667 and 1672. His children were William and Thomas.
- (II) Major William Hopkins, the eldest son of Thomas, was made a freeman of the Colony April 30, 1672. He married, about 1680, Abigail, widow of Stephen Dexter, and daughter of John and Sarah Whipple, early settlers of Providence. The Major as a man of marked ability, serving the Colony both in a civil and military capacity. He was also a noted surveyor of lands throughout the Colony. He died July 8, 1723, leaving a large property. He had but one son, William.
- (III) William Hopkins, the only son of Major William and Abigail Hopkins, died in Scituate, R. I., in 1738. He married, early in life, Ruth, daughter of Samuel and Plaine (Wickenden) Wilkinson, early settlers of Providence. Their children were; William, Stephen, John, Esek, Rufus, Hope, Samuel, Abigail and Susanna.
- (IV) Gov. Stephen Hopkins, .... etc.
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