MATTHEW WHIPPLE FAMILY HISTORY-GENEALOGY
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“15 GENERATIONS OF Whipples is a fascinating book. Blaine has a talent to write history in a way that makes people, places, and times come alive.”
—L. Dale Whipple. Benton, Louisiana.
15 GENERATIONS OF Whipples is a story of an American family that begins in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1638 and ends 369 years later, in Portland, Oregon (2007). It is published in four volumes, hard cover, and divided into historical and genealogical sections with 250 photographs, 20 appendixes, and an every name index.
The story begins in England in 1560 two years after Elizabeth I was crowned Queen and shares with the reader what life was like during the time of William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, Christopher Wren, and Ben Jonson.
More than a genealogy of the Whipple family, it is a fascinating account of American history and weaves stories that are stranger than fiction with heartwarming and often heart-breaking true tales of America’s past. This gem of a book is powerfully written and describes:
- A sea voyage to New England, a 7-8 week trip at sea in a small ship built for cargo, not passengers; enduring storms for days with no headway made; heavy fog, sea sickness, scurvy; wormy food, spoiled drinking water; and being frightened by whales almost as big as the ship.
- 17th century life in Ipswich where Satan was an ever-present menace and the will of God controlled daily life, whether for good or ill. Succeeding generations now live in all sections of the country. Most are average citizens but include two presidents, members of Congress, generals, judges, and a Nobel Prize winner.
Whipples who: fought in the Revolution and all the nation’s subsequent wars.
- Developed the first scientifically based rules for bridge construction; pioneered photography beginning in 1839; surveyed the Mexican-American border and the southern rail line to the West Coast; helped organize the Republican Party; painted portraits of Presidents.
Approximately 20,000 of Matthew’s descendants, many with extensive biographies, embracing 3,500 surnames, 8,800 marriages, 3,200 places; Matthew Whipple, Sr.’s will written in 1616 and the 1647 will and inventory of Matthew Whipple, Jr.s estate. Appendixes include the Crosby family of York Co., England from about 1510 and the Dane-Faulkner families of Andover, Mass. Hepzibath Crosby (1727-1797), the author’s great (4) grandmother, married Benjamin Whipple (1727-1806). Abigail (Dane) Faulkner (1652-1730), his great (7) grandmother was convicted of being a witch during the Salem Witch trials of 1692. Her trial transcript is included.
History and Genealogy of “Elder” John Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts His English Ancestors and American Descendants. Published in one volume, soft cover, and divided into historical and genealogical sections with an every name index. This extensive book includes:
- An historical story about John Whipple’s family which includes the richness and complexity of the past based on sociological and historical research and specific information about individuals and their associates.
- His major role in the development of New England, serving as Selectman, Clerk of Writs, a member of the Great and General Court (Legislature), Feoffee of the Grammar School, Church Deacon, and Ruling Elder. His will, written 10 May 1669, and inventory of his estate, is included.
- Legislative activity during eight terms beginning in 1640.
- His son Capt. John a Selectman, four term legislator, Essex County Treas-urer, Captain of the Ipswich Troop in King Philip’s War, executor of wills, appraiser of estates, and builder of the Whipple House (ca 1677), today identified as the “gem of first period houses” (1625-1725), now owned and maintained by the Ipswich, Mass. Historical Society.
- Sarah Goodhue, his only child born in New England, mother of three sons and four daughters, who, in July 1681 when pregnant with twins, following a premonition she would die in childbirth which she did, left a letter, considered a classic in the annals of olden times, found after her death with messages to her husband, children, siblings, and in-laws. It is preserved as one of Ipswich’s most precious original documents, and the contents are included in the book.
- General William Whipple, New Hampshire Signer of the Declaration of Independence who also served in the New Hampshire Militia. He was the state’s longest serving member of the Continental Congress (Feb. 1776-Sept. 1779) and was one of the negotiators of the surrender of Gen. John Burgoyne following the Battle of Saratoga, N.Y. in 1777. This battle is considered by military historians to be the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The book includes the most complete biography ever written about General Whipple.
- This 15 generation genealogy includes 6,910 individuals, 1,570 surnames, and 2,544 marriages.
- These books have been written and the web site created to share information on one of America’s oldest family. Your comments are welcome. I would love to hear from you!!
All my best, Blaine Whipple
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