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William Whipple, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Smithfield, Providence Plantations County, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: North Burial, Place, Providence, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Whipple and Sarah Whipple, of Providence
Husband of Mary Whipple
Father of Mary Sprague; Capt. William Whipple, Jr. and Seth Whipple
Brother of Sarah Arnold, of Dorchester; John Whipple; Samuel Whipple; Cornett Whipple; Eleazer Whipple and 5 others

Occupation: ensign
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About William Whipple, Sr.

  • William Whipple
  • Birth: May 16, 1652 Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Mar. 9, 1712 Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • John Whipple (1617 - 1685)
  • Sarah Hutchinson Whipple (1624 - 1666)
  • Spouse:
  • Mary Whipple (____ - 1713)*
  • Children:
    • William Whipple (1691 - 1776)*
  • Siblings:
  • 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: Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Plot: Lime Rock Road
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 66886833
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66886833
  • http://genweb.whipple.org/d0590/I373.html

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  • TOWER, Mary
  • b. 1655 Providence Co., RI.
  • d. 9 MAR 1711/2 Providence Co., RI.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1675 Providence Co., RI.
  • Spouse: WHIPPLE, William
  • b. 16 MAY 1652 Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass.
  • d. 12 MAR 1711/2 Smithfield, Providence, RI.
  • Parents:
  • Father: WHIPPLE, John
  • Mother: HUTCHINSON, Sarah
  • Children:
    • WHIPPLE, William
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_268.htm#43

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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.
  • 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.[2] In 1637 he received a grant of land in Dorchester, and in 1641 he and his wife joined the church there.[2] During the next 17 years, he raised a large family in Dorchester, where eight of his 11 children were baptized.[2] 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.[2]
  • In February 1665 he was given a lot in a division of lands, and the following year took an oath of allegiance in Providence.[2] In 1666 he served as a deputy to the General Assembly, a position he held for seven of the next 11 years.[2] In 1669 and again in 1670 he was paid for allowing the Providence Town Council to meet at his house,[3] probably referring to his tavern for which he was later granted a license in 1674.[2] 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.[4]
  • 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."[2]
  • 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,[1] 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.[2]
  • 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, and his youngest child, Jonathan, married first Margaret Angell, the daughter of Thomas Angell, and secondly a woman named Anne.[8]
  • 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.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Whipple_(settler)

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  • 15 Generations of Whipples Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts by Blaine Whipple
  • https://archive.org/details/15generationsofw01whip
  • https://archive.org/stream/15generationsofw01whip#page/48/mode/1up
  • THE CHILDREN of Matthew and presumably Joan (maybe Stephens) Whipple were born and married in Essex County, England. Following are their christening dates:
    • i. Anne (Anna), 9-1-1583; married John Pepper, 1-13-1605-06.
    • ii. Margaret, 3-26-1585; buried, 2-13-1607-08; married Laurence Arthur, 7-5-1603.
    • iii. Jane (Jana or Johane), 9-13-1587; married (1) Henry Caldam, 1613, (2) Edward Feast, 1618 or 1619.
    • iv. Matthew, abt 1590; died, Ipswich, Mass. 9-28-1647; married (1) Anne Hawkins, 5-7-1622, (2) Rose Chute 11-13-1646 in Ipswich.
    • v. Elizabeth, 4-14-1594, married Isaac Green, 9-3-1618.
    • vi. John, 8-29-1596, died Ipswich, Mass. 6-30-1669; married (1) Susanna Clark, 8-28-1621 in London, (2) Janet Dickinson after 1662 in Ipswich.
    • vii. Mary (Maria) abt 1599; died before 2-26-1663; married Richard Baker, 1625.
    • viii. Amy, 1-20-1605; married William Hoston, 10-31-1626.
  • INFORMATION ON THE Matthew Whipple, Sr. family is sketchy but enough is known to establish the beginning.1 Parents of Matthew and his wife Joan have not been identified. The Margaret Whipple buried in Bocking June 13, 1577 is presumed to be Matthew's mother.2 .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/15generationsofw01whip#page/49/mode/1up
  • .... Matthew was buried January 16, 1618-19, probably in his late fifties. .... etc.
  • Matthew's will was very particular in it details. He noted his "messauge with the yard and garden and orchards" was located on "Bradford street in Bocking." He named eldest son Matthew and son John, daughters Jane, Elizabeth, Maria, Amye, Johane, and Anne Pepper; grandchildren Hercules and Margaret Arthur and Henry and Ande Caldam, "my sister, the wife of Richard Rathbone," and Hercules Stephens. With the exception of Stephens, every beneficiary was identified as a relative.
  • Stephens may have been a brother to the Joan Whipple buried in 1612, making him Matthew's brother-in-law. The Bocking parish records include a Joanna Stephens christened November 15, 1562. This make her a plausible age to be the mother of Anna christened September 1, 1583 and identified as the daughter of Matthew Whipple. .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/15generationsofw01whip#page/1141/mode/1up
  • John1 Whipple (MatthewA) baptized 29 August 1596 in Bocking, Essex County, England; died 30 June 1669 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. He married (1) Susanna Clarke 28 August 1621 at St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, London. Daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth ( ___ ) Clark, Susanna was baptized 11 January 1595/96 at Theydon Garnon, Essex and died after 13 July 1661 in Ipswich.1 (2) the widow Janet (Jennet) Dickinson after 1662 at ipswich.2 A Clothier, John emigrated in 1638. He farmed and engaged in several business ventures, was an eight term Delegate to the General Court, Ipswich Clerk of Writs for several terms, Deacon, and Ruling Elder of the Ipswich Church.
  • CHILDREN OF JOHN AND SUSANNA WHIPPLE:
    • i. Susanna, born 1 July 1622; married Lionel Worth. She had five living children.
    • ii. John, born 11 January 1623-24; buried 4 August 1624.
    • iii. John (Captain), born 21 December 1625; died 10 August 1683. Married (1) Martha Reynor, (2) Elizabeth Coggewell) Paine. He had six children including three sons.
    • iv. Elizabeth, born 1 November 1627; died 15 December 1648 without issue. Married Anthony Potter.
    • v. Matthew, born 7 October 1628; died 12 October 1634.
    • vi. William, born in October 1631; died 4 June 1641.
    • vii. Anne, born 2 June 1633; died 4 May 1634.
    • viii. Mary, born 20 February 1634; died 2 June 1720. Married Simon Stone. They had 12 children, two of whom died at an early age.
    • ix. Judith, born August 1636; died 27 June 1637.
    • x. Matthew, born 17 February 1637-38; died 30 March 1637-38.
    • xi. Sarah, born 3 November 1641; died 23 July 1681. Married Joseph Goodhue. They had 9 children, one of whom died in child birth.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/15generationsofw01whip#page/1166/mode/1up
  • John1 Whipple born abt. 1617 in England; died 16 May 1685 in Providence, Rhode Island He married Sarah ( ___ ) abt 1639-40. She was born abt. 1624 probably in England, died in 1666 in Providence. Both are buried in the North Burial Ground in Providence. John emigrated to Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1632 and removed his wife and eight children to Providence in 1659 where he played a prominent role in the development of both town and colony. Three more children were born there.
    • i. John, Jr. bapt. 1 Nov. 1641, died 15 Dec. 1700; married (1) Mary Olney 4 Dec. 1663, (2) Rebecca Scott 15 April 1678.
    • ii. Sarah, bapt. 6 Feb. 1641/42, died aft 12 May 1710; married John Smith.
    • iii. Samuel, bapt. 17 March 1643/44, died 12 March 1710-11; married Mary Harris.
    • iv. Eleazer, bapt. 8 March 1645/46, died 25 Aug. 1719; married Alice Angell 26 Jan. 1669.
    • v. Mary, bapt. 9 April 1648, died, 12 Julyy 1698; married Epenetus Olney 9 March 1666.
    • vi. William, bapt. 6 May 1652, died 9 March 1712/12; married Mary ( ___ ).
    • vii. Benjamin, bapt. 4 June 1654, died 11 March 1703-04; married Ruth Matthewson 1 April 1686.
    • viii. David, bapt. 28 Sept. 1656, died 18 Dec. 1710; married (1) Sarah Hearnden 15 May 1675, (2) Hannah Tower 11 Nov. 1677.
    • ix. Abigail, born abt 1658, died 19 Aug. 1725; married (1) Stephen Dexter, (2) William Hopkins Jan. 1682.
    • x. Joseph, born abt 1662, died 28 April 1746; married Alice Smith 20 May 1684.
    • xi. Jonathan, born abt 1664, died 8 Sept. 1721; married (1) Margaret Angell, (2) Anne ( ___ ).
  • .... etc.

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  • Genealogical notes of the Whipple-Hill families, together with fragmentary records of other families by Hill, John Whipple
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalnote00hill
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/26/mode/1up
  • 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.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/27/mode/1up
  • 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.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/31/mode/1up
  • 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
    • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/32/mode/1up
    • 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.
    • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/33/mode/1up
    • 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
    • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/34/mode/1up
    • (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.

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  • Descendants of Capt. John Whipple of Providence, R.I. by Jillson, David
  • https://archive.org/details/descendantsofcap00jill
  • https://archive.org/stream/descendantsofcap00jill#page/n8/mode/1up
  • 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.
    • https://archive.org/stream/descendantsofcap00jill#page/2/mode/1up
    • 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.

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  • Steere Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of John Steere, who Settled in ... By James Pierce Root
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  • 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. 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.
  • Pg.185
  • 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.

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  • The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of ... By John Osborne Austin
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  • Pg.221
    • WHIPPLE.
  • 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
    • Pg.222
    • 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.
    • Pg.223
    • 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

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◦From Dr. Charles M. Whipple, correspondent, note of March 28th, 2008


William Whipple


The Whipples From Smithfield


William Whipple, the fourth son of Captain John, was christened 16 May 1652 in

Dorchester, Mass., and died in Smithfield, Rhode Island 9 March 1711/12.i He married Mary (maiden name unknown), her birth and death dates unknown. William lived and died on his farm in the Louquisset meadows, took the Oath of Allegiance to King Charles II in 1671, and was taxed on at least three occasions: 1684, 1687, and 1688. His Last Will and Testament included the names of three children:

i. Mary, born about 1689; died after 14 Aug 1749, married Richard Sprague


ii. William, born about 1691; died 16 Nov 1776; married Elizabeth Sprague


iii. Seth, born about 1696; died 13 Nov 1724.


William Whipple in Early Town Records


William is the least documented of the Whipple brothers. In addition to his Last

Will and Testament, the following lists a summary of these records, inclusive of the years 1671 to 1712, taken from The Early Records of the Town of Providence, 21 Volumes, (Providence: Snow & Farnham, 1892-1915). Individual entries are noted with the volume number and page. Original spelling and punctuation have been retained in most entries.

Last Monday of May 1671


William Whipple and Benjamin Whipple took an Oath of Allegiance to King

Charles the Second. (III:200)

18 January 1678


William Whipple made Proclamation of a stray horse he had taken up, color bay,

branded on the foreshoulder with an X, the two hind feet with a white in the forehead,
with a small white on the nose, somewhat short of stature, something small. (V:338)

9 February 1679/80


William paid to have his horse shoed. (XV:201)


13 March 1681


It was voted that William Whipple may change eleven acres of land which his

father gave him at "Louassqusuck," the said eleven acres lying at the eastern or
northeastern end of his other land, and being parted from his other land by a highway
between them layed out by the surveyor to go up into ye country and take it up elsewhere upon the Town's Common, he having paid his change money.(VIII:113).

27 April 1682


William Whipple requested that he might change eleven acres of land that he had

of his father, John Whipple, which was divided by a highway from the rest of his land.
He ended his request with "your neighbor, William Whipple." The Bill was granted by
the towne, as attested to by John Whipple, Junior, Clerk. (XVII:1).

9 September 1685


William's property line was recorded on a deed transferring ownership of 30 acres

of land from his brothers, Eleazer Whipple to Samuel Whipple.(XX:10)

9 September 1685


William's property line was recorded on a deed transferring ownership of 20 acres

of land from Eleazer Whipple to Christopher Smith [his granddaughter Hannah's motherin-law's father]. (XIV:150)

20 February 1688/9


William witnessed a deed transferring 25 acres of land from Valentine Whittman

to William Hopkins [His sister Abigail's second husband]. (XIV:200)

21 December 1691


William's property line was recorded on a deed transferring ownership of 60 acres

of land from Samuel Whipple to Eleazer Whipple.(XIV:207).

20 February 1699/1700


This day William and Mary Whipple his wife hath exhibited a bill of demand of

Tenn pounds and 10s new England silver which the said Mary saith shee committed into Providence Williams his hand, for to be returned to her againe when she demanded it.But said Providence Williams dyeing, her money is not yet returned, therefore that some way may be considered that they may receive the same. Order that Daniel Williams be sent for to come now to the Councill to give them an account of the estate of Providence Williams which the Councill formerly put into his custody until further Order: but the said Daniel Williams hath refused to give the Councill any account of the said Estate; saying that he judged that the Councill hath nothing to doe to take an account of the said Estate. (X:52-3).ii

11 November 1703


William Whipple and Richard Arnold [His sister Sarah's second husband]

witnessed a deed of sale made between Thomas Arnold [Richard's father] and Shadrach Manton [Sarah's sister-in-law's husband]. (V:162).

17 June 1707


William Whipple of the town of Providence gave notice to the town council that

he had taken up a stray brown mare, which was earmarked, docked, and branded with a blaze in her face. (IX:180).

28 July 1707


Whereas William Whipple hath this day preferred a bill to ye Towne desireing the

Town to gratifie him with fifty acres of land, or more, for service, which (he saith) he did ye Town in the Indian Warrs about Thirty yeares since; ye Towne having Considered ye bill, their Ans: to it is, that they doe not yet see cause to gratifie his Request. (XI:119).

5 May 1710


William's property is mentioned in the Last Will and Testament of Richard

Arnold. [Second husband of his sister Sarah] (VII:4)

Last Will and Testament


Upon the 25th day of March 1712 the last will & Testament of William Whipple of this

town of Providence (deceased) was Exhibbitted to the Towne Concill & was by them
Examined & Proved; The Record of sd will is as followeth./

In the name of God amen, I William Whipple of the Towne of Providence in her

Majestyes Coloney of Road Island & Providence Plantations in new England, being weake in
body yet by the Blessing of God of sound & perfect memory; And I knowing that all men are
subject to Mortallitye, and not knowing how soone it may please god to Remove me out of
this life, I do make this my lat Will & Testament, hereby making voyd all former Wills by me
mad either by Word or writeing & this only to stand in force as my last will & Testament.

Ffirst, I bequeath my spirit to god that gave it and my body to the Earth to be decently

buried at the will of my Executor hereafter Named,

Secondly. I Give to my loveing son william all my lands & house & improvements

whatsoever; hee paying such Legacies as I shall obleidge him to; Thirdly. I give to my loveing
son Seth Whipple Thirty Pounds, to be paid to him after he shall attaine to the age of one &
twenty yeares, to be payd by my Executor as he shall be able. Ffourthly, I give to my loveing
Daughter Mary Sprague Ten pounds to be paid to her by my Executor as my Executor shall
be able, which Ten Pounds is besides what I have already given to her, which is one Cow &
Calf & Eight Sheepe & Eight lambs, besides what household stuff I have already given to her:

Ffiftly, my Will is that my son william shall maintaine his loveing Mother mary whiple

my wife with all such nessecary things as shee shall have Ocation for duireing her Narurall
life; And if shee se cause to dwell with Either of my other Children then my said son William
shall allow to his sister or brother where my loveing wife shall make her aboad according to
her Nessesity, & his ability. Sixthly, I Constitute & Appoynt my loveing son William
Whipple my Executor to Execute my last will & Testament, to pay all my just Debts, &
Receive all my just debts, and to se my Body decently buried; And in Confirmation of this my
last Will & Testament I have hereunto set my hand & seale this Twenty & Seventh day of
ffebruarey in the yeare of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred & Eleven or Twelve And
Eleventh yeare of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Anne, by the Grace of God Quene of
Great Brittan./ Signed, Sealed, published and declared in the presence of us Job Whipple,
Thomas Hopkins, & William Hopkins. William Whipple, his mark. (VII:94-95)

An inventory of his movable estate was submitted by the Town Subscribers on 15

March 1712, and included such items as " two beds and furniture, thirty pounds of wollen yarne, cotton & wooll cloath, one chest, ten pounds of fethers, saddles & panel, old iron tooles, cart & wheeles, grindstone, beetle & wedges, old lumber, meat & butter, Indian corn, two oxen, five cowes, hefers, yearelings, 3 maares, four swine, twenty seven sheepe, looking glass, etc." The sum total of his movable estate was just over £110, which was about average for a Rhode Island farmer at that time. (VII: 94-99). Of those who signed his Last Will and Testament, Job Whipple was his nephew (son of Eleazer), and William Hopkins was the second husband of his sister Abigail, with Thomas being the father of William Hopkins.

Considering that much is known about his brothers, it is surprising that so little of

his life is preserved in written records. Unlike his older brothers, he does not appear in
pre-1675 Indian War accounts. As seen above, the town council rejected his claim that he fought in that war. His earliest recorded activity in the colony was in 1671, when as a teenager he was forced to take an oath of fealty to the king, and in 1678, when he found a stray cow. Even then, it is not clear as to whether he was still living in Providence town, with or near his father, or had moved to the Louquisset. Not until 13 March 1681 is it clear that he had done so.

It would appear that William lived a rather uneventful, bucolic life. He was not a

formally educated man, and, like six of his seven brothers, could not read or write ---or at least could not write his name. His preference of religion is unknown.iii He apparently
paid his taxes on time, was respected by his neighbors, and in the end, willed a modest
estate to his children. His brothers continually bought and sold land, took an active part in town and colony politics, and assumed positions of public responsibility, but not
William--- although history did record that William was "a good neighbor."

The record of his marriage has never been found. His wife Mary (apparently

much younger than William) is not mentioned in town records until the year 1699, and
although most unusual in the seventeenth century, it may be that he married rather late in
life. It may even be that he married more than once. It is known that his first child was
not born until he was about 40 years of age.

William and Mary's youngest son, Seth, a minor at the time of his father's death

in 1712, died intestate in 1724, without known issue. Providence town proprietors
granted property to Seth on 24 January 1717, which was subsequently sold by William
Junior. Considering that land could not be owned in Rhode Island until an individual was 21 years old, this grant would likely place Seth's date of birth close to the year 1696. As far as is known, Seth never married. William Junior married Elizabeth Sprague, and possibly was married a second time to a woman named Esther, who died 29 July 1757 and was buried in the North Burial Grounds.iv

Mary Whipple Sprague


William and Mary's oldest child, Mary, also married into the Sprague family. She

married Richard Sprague in about 1710. Mary was born around1689 and died after
August of 1749 when her husband's Last Will and Testament was drawn. Nine children
were born to this couple:

i. Ruth, born about 1713; died after 1749


ii. Zerviah, born 1716.


iii. Obadiah, born 1717; died 12 Jun 1800


iv. Abigail, born about 1719; died after 1806


v. Urania, born about 1721; died after 1780


vi. Lydia, born about 1723; died after 1806


vii. Amos, born about 1725; died 1806


viii. Enoch, born about 1727; died 10 June 1810


ix. Daniel, born about 1729; died after 1748


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  • David Whipple
  • Birth: 1656 Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Dec. 18, 1710 Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • He was christened at Dorchester,MA on Sep 18,1656, the son of John Whipple and Sarah ____ Whipple.
  • He married, first, on May 15,1675, Sarah Harrington. (Some records indicate her maiden name was Hearndon).
  • He married, second, on Nov 11,1677 at Hingham,MA, Hannah Tower.
  • Children(by first marriage): David Whipple Jr.
  • Children(by second marriage): Israel Whipple, Deborah Whipple Tower, Jeremiah Whipple, William Whipple, Sarah Whipple Razee, Hannah Whipple, and Abigail Whipple.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • John Whipple (1617 - 1685)
  • Sarah Hutchinson Whipple (1624 - 1666)
  • Spouses:
  • Sarah Harrington Whipple (1654 - 1677)
  • Hannah Tower Whipple (1652 - 1722)
  • Children:
    • Deborah Whipple Tower (1681 - 1755)*
    • William Whipple (1685 - 1746)*
    • Sarah Whipple Rasey (1687 - 1727)*
  • Siblings:
  • 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# 44526888
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44526888

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  • TOWER, Hannah
  • b. ABT JUL 1652 Hingham, Plymouth, Mass.
  • d. 1722 Attleborough, Bristol, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: Tower, John
  • Mother: Ibrook, Margaret
  • Family:
  • Marriage: ABT 1672
  • Spouse: COWELL, Joseph
  • b. ABT 1648
  • d. Hingham, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Children:
    • COWELL, Joseph
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 11 NOV 1677 Hingham, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Spouse: WHIPPLE, David
  • b. 28 SEP 1656 Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass.
  • d. 18 DEC 1710 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: WHIPPLE, John
  • Mother: HUTCHINSON, Sarah
  • Children:
    • WHIPPLE, Israel
    • WHIPPLE, Deborah
    • WHIPPLE, Jeremiah
    • WHIPPLE, William
    • WHIPPLE, Sarah
    • WHIPPLE, Hannah b. 9 JAN 1689/90 Providence Co., RI.
    • WHIPPLE, Abigail b. 20 OCT 1692 Providence Co., RI.
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_148.htm#26

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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.
  • 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.[2] In 1637 he received a grant of land in Dorchester, and in 1641 he and his wife joined the church there.[2] During the next 17 years, he raised a large family in Dorchester, where eight of his 11 children were baptized.[2] 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.[2]
  • In February 1665 he was given a lot in a division of lands, and the following year took an oath of allegiance in Providence.[2] In 1666 he served as a deputy to the General Assembly, a position he held for seven of the next 11 years.[2] In 1669 and again in 1670 he was paid for allowing the Providence Town Council to meet at his house,[3] probably referring to his tavern for which he was later granted a license in 1674.[2] 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.[4]
  • 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."[2]
  • 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,[1] 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.[2]
  • 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, and his youngest child, Jonathan, married first Margaret Angell, the daughter of Thomas Angell, and secondly a woman named Anne.[8]
  • 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.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Whipple_(settler)

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  • Genealogical notes of the Whipple-Hill families, together with fragmentary records of other families by Hill, John Whipple
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalnote00hill
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/26/mode/1up
  • 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.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/27/mode/1up
  • 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.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/31/mode/1up
  • 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
    • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/32/mode/1up
    • 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.
    • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/33/mode/1up
    • 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, 1711; 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
    • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/34/mode/1up
    • (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.

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  • Descendants of Capt. John Whipple of Providence, R.I. by Jillson, David
  • https://archive.org/details/descendantsofcap00jill
  • https://archive.org/stream/descendantsofcap00jill#page/n8/mode/1up
  • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • WHIPPLE.
  • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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

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  • 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.
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  • .... 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. 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.
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  • 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.
    • Children of John .... 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
  • Pg.186
  • will July 11, 1723. .... etc.
  • .... He made his will September 5, 1721, and died September 8. .... etc.
  • Children of Jonathan .... etc.
  • Pg.188
    • WILL OF JOHN WHIPPLE, SEN. MAY 8, 1682.
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  • .... son of Jeremiah Whipple of Cumberland R. I., b. in Providence R. I. June 26, 1683, d. in Cumberland May 14, 1721, member of the R. I. colonial assembly from Providence 1708, ensign (m. Nov. 22, 1711 Deborah, dau. of Joseph and Mehitable [Sabin] Bucklin); son of David of Providence R. I., b. in Dorchester, Mass. Sep. 28, 1656, d. in Rehoboth Mass. Dec. 18, 1710, bought property near Providence from Blackstone called "Study Hill," ensign (m. Nov. 11, 1677 Hannah, dau. of John and Margaret Tower of Hingham Mass.); son of John Whipple of Providence R. I., b. in England 1617, d. in Providence May 16, 1685, a purchaser in Providence 1659, deputy from Providence to the general court 1666, deputy to the general assembly colony of R. I. 1666-76, member of town council of Providence 1669, defended Providence when attacked by the Indians 1676, commanded an expendition into the Indian country (m. 1639 Sarah of Dorchester Mass., d. in Providence 1666).

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William Whipple, Sr.'s Timeline

1651
May 16, 1651
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1652
May 16, 1652
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
May 16, 1652
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
May 16, 1652
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1656
September 28, 1656
Age 4
Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass.
September 28, 1656
Age 4
Dorchester, , Massachusetts
September 28, 1656
Age 4
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island