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Alice Whipple (Smith)

Birthplace: Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Death: Died in Providence, Providence County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sgt. Edward Smith and Amphyllis Smith
Wife of Col. Joseph Whipple
Mother of Ann Phylliss Lippitt; John Whipple; Jeremiah Whipple; Joseph Whipple; Sarah Crawford and 7 others
Sister of Amphillis Smith; Christopher Smith of Rhode Island; Edward Smith, Jr.; Thomas Smith; Benjamin Smith and 4 others

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About Alice Whipple

  • Alice Smith Whipple
  • Birth: 1664 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death: Jul. 20, 1739 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Alice was the daughter of Edward Smith and Anphillis Angell. She was married on 20 May 1684 to Joseph Whipple, the son of John and Sarah Whipple. She and Joseph had 12 known children: John Whipple, Jeremiah Whipple, Joseph Whipple Jr, Anphyllis Whipple Lippitt, Sarah Whipple Crawford, Susannah Whipple Dexter, Freelove Whipple Young, Alice Whipple Young, Amey Whipple Crawford Gibbs, Christopher Whipple, Mary Whipple Barden, and Christopher Whipple.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Edward Smith (1636 - 1693)
  • Anphyllis Angell Smith (____ - 1694)
  • Spouse:
  • Joseph Whipple (1660 - 1746)*
  • Children:
    • John Whipple (1684 - 1769)*
    • Sarah Whipple Crawford (1691 - 1762)*
    • Susannah Whipple Dexter (1693 - 1776)*
    • Alice Whipple Young (1696 - 1749)*
    • Amey Whipple Gibbs (1699 - 1757)*
    • Mary Whipple Bardin (1704 - 1733)*
  • Siblings:
  • Alice Smith Whipple (1664 - 1739)
  • Edward Smith (1666 - 1726)*
  • Christopher Smith (1675 - 1755)*
  • Burial: North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 19083377
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  • SMITH, Alice
  • b. 1663 Providence Co., RI.
  • d. 30 JUL 1739 Providence Co., RI.
  • Parents:
  • Father: SMITH, Edward
  • Mother: ANGELL, Amphyllis
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 20 MAY 1684 Providence Co., RI.
  • Spouse: WHIPPLE, Joseph
  • b. JAN 1659/60 Providence Co., RI.
  • d. 28 APR 1746 Providence Co., RI.
  • Parents:
  • Father: WHIPPLE, John
  • Mother: HUTCHINSON, Sarah
  • Children:
    • WHIPPLE, John
    • WHIPPLE, Jeremiah b. 3 SEP 1686 Providence Co., RI.
    • WHIPPLE, Joseph
    • WHIPPLE, Ann Phillis
    • WHIPPLE, Sarah
    • WHIPPLE, Susanna
    • WHIPPLE, Freelove b. 18 MAR 1693/4 Providence Co., RI.
    • WHIPPLE, Alice b. 6 FEB 1695/6 Providence Co., RI.
    • WHIPPLE, Christopher b. 14 SEP 1701 Providence Co., RI. d. BEF MAR 1706/7 Providence Co., RI.
    • WHIPPLE, Mary
    • WHIPPLE, Christopher b. 6 MAR 1706/7 Providence Co., RI.
    • WHIPPLE, Amey
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  • Joseph Whipple (1662 - 28 April 1746)[1] was a wealthy merchant in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and active in the civil affairs of the colony during the first half of the 18th century.[1] The son of John and Sarah Whipple, who were early settlers of Dorchester in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and later of Providence, Whipple was born in Providence, the 10th of 11 children.[2] He began his public service to the colony in 1698, selected as a Deputy from Providence, and served in that capacity for a majority of the years until 1728.[1] He also served on the Providence Town Council for 15 years between 1703 and 1729, and was an Assistant in 1714. From 1719 to 1720 he was Colonel of the regiment of militia for the mainland.[1] In 1696 he and others were granted a lot on which to build a schoolhouse, and in 1710 he was licensed to keep a public house, paying 20 shillings for the privilege.[1] Whipple died in 1746, leaving a sizable estate to his children and grandchildren. He was buried in the North Burial Ground in Providence.[1]
  • Whipple married Alice, the daughter of Edward and Anphillis (Angell) Smith, and granddaughter of Thomas Angell who was one of the five men who accompanied Roger Williams in settling Providence. Together they had 12 children, the third of whom was Joseph Jr. who became a Deputy Governor of the colony and a very wealthy merchant.[1][3] Whipple's sister, Abigail, with her husband William Hopkins, were grandparents of Rhode Island Governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Stephen Hopkins,[4] and Whipple's granddaughter, Mary Gibbs, married John Hopkins, a son of Stephen.[5]
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  • John Whipple (c. 1617 - 1685)[2] 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.
  • .... etc.
  • With his wife Sarah, Whipple had 11 children, the first eight born in Dorchester, and the remainder born in Providence.[5] 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).[2] Sarah married John Smith, Samuel married Mary Harris, and Eleazer married Alice Angell, the daughter of Thomas and Alice Angell.[6] Mary married Epentus Olney, the son of Thomas Olney and Mary Small, William's wife was named Mary, and Benjamin married Ruth Mathewson.[6] 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.[7] Whipple's tenth child, prominent merchant Joseph Whipple, married Alice Smith, .... etc.
  • 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.[9] 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.
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  • 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. .... etc.
    • 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. .... etc.



  • Steere Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of John Steere, who Settled in ... By James Pierce Root
  • Pg.183
  • 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.
  • Children:
    • I. .... etc.
    • 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. .... etc.



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Alice Whipple's Timeline

Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
May 18, 1685
Age 21
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age 21
Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
September 3, 1686
Age 22
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
December 30, 1687
Age 23
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
March 29, 1691
Age 27
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
March 18, 1693
Age 29
Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
April 14, 1693
Age 29
Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
February 6, 1695
Age 31
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island