Squire Whipple

16 September 1804–15 March 1888 (Age 83)
Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Squire

When Squire Whipple was born on 16 September 1804, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Whipple, was 38 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.

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Squire Whipple
Anna Case
Marriage: after 1860

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    Anna Case


after 1860
New York, United States

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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: 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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  • Squire Whipple, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Squire Whipple, "New York State Census, 1865"

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