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Edward Rilpley

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Birthplace: Washington, Knox, Maine, United States
Death: May 08, 1878 (61)
Union, Knox, Maine, United States
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Husband of Sarah (Sally) Grinnell
Father of Robert A Rilpley; Sarah A Rilpley; Mary E Rilpley; John B Rilpley; William H Rilpley and 5 others

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About Edward Rilpley

Edward Ripley left Martha's Vineyard for Washington, ME and was from a seafaring family. He spent all of his life on the water until he went to Washington, then only a plantation and almost a wilderness, the roads being mere tracks for horseback riding. During the summer they cleared the land and in winter went out to sea. From a camp for himself and his wife and a hovel for his cattle, he cleared a large field and pasture and built a good stand of buildings and died a prosperous farmer.

He had filled almost every town office during his life. Contrast those primitive times with the day of the funeral to see the automobiles that came from five different counties.

Mrs. Grinnell always wore on her finger a gold ring, which had been the wedding ring of her grandmother who gave it to her daughter after 4 successive generations to wear which meant the ring was 150 years old.

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Edward Rilpley's Timeline

1816
December 19, 1816
Washington, Knox, Maine, United States
1846
1846
Age 29
ME, United States
1848
1848
Age 31
ME, United States
1849
1849
Age 32
ME, United States
1851
1851
Age 34
ME, United States
1853
1853
Age 36
ME, United States
1855
May 5, 1855
Age 38
ME, United States
1856
November 24, 1856
Age 39
Appleton, Knox, ME, United States
1859
1859
Age 42
ME, United States