James Whipple

September 1785–15 October 1862 (Age 77)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

When James Whipple was born in September 1785, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Whipple, was 19 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 9 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 Otego, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Whipple
1785–1862
Sybil Sturdevant
1789–1874
Marriage: 7 February 1808
James M. Whipple
1808–1893
Lewis Whipple
1810–
Seth Whipple
1813–
William C. Whipple
1815–1885
Electa Whipple
1817–
Charles H. Whipple
1819–
John M. Whipple
1821–1902
Ezra Whipple
1823–1896
John P Whipple
1826–
Marcia J. Whipple
1828–1831
Isaac F. Whipple
1832–

Spouse and Children

    Male1785–1862Male

    Sybil Sturdevant

    Female1789–1874Female

MARRIAGE
7 February 1808
Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
children

(11)

    James M. Whipple

    Male1808–1893Male

    Lewis Whipple

    Male1810–Male

    Seth Whipple

    Male1813–Male

    Male1815–1885Male

    Electa Whipple

    Female1817–Female

+6 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.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 12

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1808

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin, perhaps, as Reaney suggests, from a pet form of the Old English personal name Wippa, or perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a whipple tree, whatever that may have been. Chaucer lists whippletree (probably a kind of dogwood) along with maple, thorn, beech, hazel, and yew.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Whipple, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Whipple, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Whipple, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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