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Isaac Tripp

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: North Kingstown, Providence Plantations County, Rhode Island
Death: December 16, 1778 (70-78)
Rhode Island, United States (Massacred by Indians in RI, when he went to his son-in-law's farm to pitch hay)
Immediate Family:

Son of Job Tripp, Sr. and Elizabeth Tripp
Husband of Sarah (2nd Wife Named Sarah) Tripp; Susannah Tripp and Sarah "1st wife named Sarah" Tripp
Father of Sarah Tripp; Susannah "Nah" Tripp; Job Tripp; Samuel Tripp; William Tripp and 3 others
Brother of Judge Job Tripp; Mehitable Thomas; Benoni Tripp; Ann Moon; Phebe Rice and 5 others

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About Isaac Tripp

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT. DAR Ancestor # A116639

Acus was son of Benoni Tripp and Elizabeth Mosher who married on 21 Nov 1728 at Little Compton, Newport, RI. Benoni was probably born ca 1706, son of Job Tripp and a first wife who must have married prior to 1706. This wife apparently died and Job married second Elizabeth Sweet, daughter of James Sweet and Jane Browning. Job was the son of Peleg Tripp and Anne Sisson; Peleg the son of John Tripp and Mary Paine.

The children of Job and his first wife are:

1. Job Jr. b 1701

2. Isaac, b 1704, m Sarah Dow

3. Mehitable, bc 1705

4. Benoni, b 1706, m Elizabeth Mosher

5. Ann, bc 1707, m Robert John Moon 1729 Kingston

6. Mary, bc 1709, m John Dawley 1730

7. Phebe, bc 1710, m William Rice 1730

8. William, bc 1712, m Mary Wilcox and Mary Waite

9. Abigail, bc 1713, m Henry Greene and Benjamin Tanner


95. Isaac TRIPP was born about 1704 in Warwick, Kent, RI. He died on 16 Dec 1778 in Wyomming, PA. He was christened. He was buried. ! He was killed by Indians during Wyoming massacre (Deane 9) within the limits of Wilkes-Barre while on a visit to home of son-in-law Jonathan Slocum. This traditional account is also given by Horace E. Haywood, "Genealogical and Family History of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys, PA" [NY 1906] 2:430-2, but birth date of 24 Jul 1753 incorrect. There is no documentary proof of his first marriage as mentioned in Deane (p. 10) and Valentine (88-94). His 2nd wife Sarah Sweet may not have been mother to any of his children. The ceremony was performed by William Spencer, Justice of the Peace, father of his 3rd wife (ibid; Arnold 5:48). Land Rec show his 3rd wife as Isaac's wife at least between 1734-1764 (Valentine 89) and as late as 17 Jun 1775 when she quit-claimed her rights of dower in a parcel of land at Warwick RI (Warwick Land Evidence 11:80, rec 3 Jul 1775). In 1743 he was said to have lived at East Greenwich. This account of his marriages, which differs from that in Deane, is based upon the undated will of William Spencer, pr North Kingstown 25 Oct 1748 (N. Kingstown Rec 8:198, will partially mutilated; Washington Co Rec 4:320; LDS microfilm #930972; Valentine 88, which gives "Sarah, Job and Samuel"), in which he mentions grchildren ---nah Tripp, Job Tripp, Samuel Tripp, William Tripp and Ruth Tripp, prob a gr dau [name lost] and a gr son William Spencer. Isaac, a Quaker, was admitted a citizen of Warwick RI (Bartlett 6:141). For some time he resided at Pomfret CT, as shown by a conveyance of 80 acres of land on 8 Dec 1756 to Seth Paine Jr. (Pomfret Reg of Deeds 4:265, rec 11 Apr 1757; Valentine 89). On 6 Aug 1757 he bought 440 acres in Warwick RI from Godfrey Malbone of Newport, still "of Pomfret" (Warwick Land Evid 9:70, dated 8 Feb and rec 1 Dec 1757; Bartlett 4:5). On 22 Feb 1760 Isaac Tripp of Pomfret and Susannah his wife sold 57 acres of land to Benjamin Arnold of Warwick RI with Isaac Jr. as one of the witnesses, and on 1 Nov 1762 they sold land to Stephen Arnold (ibid; Warwick Land Evidence 9:203, rec 13 May 1760; 9:322, rec 26 Jan 1763). In the last transaction recorded in Warwick, son Isaac and wife Martha sold 9 acres in Warwick to Oliver Gardner wirh Isaac Sr. a witness and wife Susannah renouncing her dower rights (ibid 11:80, rec 3 Jul 1775). However, no VR have been found for this family in Pomfret CT. On 10 Apr 1765 Isaac of Warwick sold the house in which he had been living to Isaac Jr. of Warwick (ibid 10:444, red 10 Apr 1765; Bartlett 4:5). On 4 Aug 1764 Isaac sold real estate to Jonathan Slocum, husband of dau Ruth (Warwick Land Rec 10:413, rec 4 Aug 1764; Valentine 89). These sales were apparently in readiness for his removal to PA, where his name appeared in the Wyoming Valley in 1768 as a committee member. No record of the adm of his estate has been found in PA, Warwick, Portsmouth or Providence RI, although Valentine (p. 99) states that his son Job sold land in Providence in the capacity of adm of father's estate. This would be consonant with the idea that Job was the eldest of Isaac's sons residing in PA at that time. Shoemaker said Job was in Wyoming Valley with original settlers in 1762 and that he settled at what is now Scranton in 1771, his homestead now the headquarters for The Junior League of Scranton. He attended sessions of the general assembly for Westmoreland in the Connecticut Assembly in May, Oct 1777 and Jan 1778. He was a member of the Directing Committee of the "First Forty" and was one of the original proprietors of 3 townships in the Susquehanna purchase. On 21 Oct 1779, Job Tripp was appointed administrator of his estate with John Jenkins Jr. The inventory was filed 8 Apr 1782 with value of L1049- 13s-4d and included 957 acres in Providence Twp. He gives ch as Wm and Susanna of 1st m.; Job, Samuel and Ruth of 2nd and Isaac and Henry of 3rd. His inventory of 23 Mar 1782 is listed in Dean (Westmoreland Rec., 113). (Dean 4, DOB about 1700; Valentine 89, DOB 1703; DAR Patriot Index, 1700-1778; Tripp Trails 3:5-6; William T. Blair, "The Michael Shoemaker Book" [Scranton 1924]; RI Colonial Rec., 4:375,495,543; 6:523,45,202,141; Dean 113; Ahnentafal from Carl Boyer; William Brewster, "History of the Certified Town- Ship of Kingston, PA 1769-1929 [1930], 58; The Tripp Family Homestead, ).

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Isaac Tripp's Timeline

North Kingstown, Providence Plantations County, Rhode Island
Age 24
Wyoming, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 26
North Kingstown, RI
Age 28
June 28, 1734
Age 30
Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, Colonial America
April 19, 1735
Age 31
Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States
March 21, 1736
Age 32
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States