Dinah Whipple (Chase), Freed Slave

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Dinah Whipple (Chase)

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: of New Castle and Hampton, New Hampshire
Death: February 08, 1846 (82-90)
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Place of Burial: Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Prince Whipple, Black Patriot of the American Revolution
Mother of Esther Mullineaux or Mollineaux and Elizabeth "Betsey" Smith

Occupation: slave, then teacher
Managed by: Marilyn Jean Horn
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About Dinah Whipple (Chase), Freed Slave


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Born into slavery, Dinah Chase Whipple was owned by Reverend Chase of New Castle, New Hampshire. During the Revolutionary War, Rev. Chase moved to adjacent Hampton, New Hampshire, taking Dinah with him. There, at the age of seventeen, Dinah was admitted to the church under the theological tutelage of the Reverend Dr. Thayer. (Sources: Brewster's "Rambles" 1:155 ; Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics, February 14, 1846, obituary.)

Freed from slavery on her 21st birthday, Dinah Chase married Prince Whipple that same day and lived the rest of her life in Portsmouth. Dinah was literate and had probably been educated by Rev. Chase. After her marriage, she later became a teacher and was a patron of the lending library of the Congregational Church.

William Whipple, her husband's former owner, gave the couple was given a life-long lease on a small home on the Whipple property, and Prince Whipple continued to work for the Whipple family. After Prince Whipple died, William Whipple's widow Katharine Whipple (Moffatt) gave Dinah Whipple a small stipend and assisted her financially to set up and operate the Ladies Charitable African School for black children. The school, the first school for black children in New Hampshire, was held in Dinah's home on the Whipple property. City tax records indicate that the school was in operation from 1806 until 1832.

Dinah and Prince Whipple had seven children, all born free.

Dinah was buried near her husband in North Cemetery.

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Dinah Whipple (Chase), Freed Slave's Timeline

of New Castle and Hampton, New Hampshire
Age 22
Portsmouth, Roickingham, New Hampshire, United States
Age 28
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
February 8, 1846
Age 86
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States