Squire Whipple

Male16 September 1804–15 March 1888

Brief Life History of Squire

When Squire Whipple was born on 16 September 1804, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Whipple, was 39 and his mother, Electa Johnson, was 37. He married Anna Case after 1860, in New York, United States. He died on 15 March 1888, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Squire Whipple
Anna Case
Marriage: after 1860

Sources (5)

  • Squire Whipple, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Squire Whipple, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Squire Whipple, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    after 1860New York, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 8

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 23

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    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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