James Whipple

MaleSeptember 1785–15 October 1862

Brief Life History of James

When James Whipple was born in September 1785, in Dana, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Whipple, was 20 and his mother, Electa Johnson, was 18. He married Sybil Sturdevant on 7 February 1808, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pittsfield, Otsego, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 15 October 1862, in Springfield, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pierstown Cemetery, Pierstown, Otsego, New York, United States.

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James Whipple
Sybil Sturdevant
Marriage: 7 February 1808
James M. Whipple
Lewis Whipple
Seth Whipple
William C. Whipple
Electa Whipple
Charles H. Whipple
John M. Whipple
Hon. Ezra S. Whipple
John P Whipple
Marcia J. Whipple
Isaac Traux Whipple
Isaac F. Whipple

Sources (7)

  • James Whipple, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Whipple, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"
  • James Whipple, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1808Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 1

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.


    Age 17

    Oldest grave seen in the memorials list


    Age 23

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a nickname from an unrecorded diminutive of Middle English w(h)ippe ‘scourge, whip’, possibly contained in Middle English whippel-tre, a type of dogwood or cornus. For possible applications as a nickname see Whipp . Alternatively, perhaps from an unrecorded diminutive of the Middle English personal name Wippe (see Whipp ).

    History: Matthew Whipple came from England to Ipswich, MA, c. 1638. His descendent William Whipple (1730–85) born in Kittery, ME, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A John Whipple was one of the first settlers in Providence, RI.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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