Nathaniel Tripp

27 February 1711–22 October 1790 (Age 79)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Tripp was born on 27 February 1711, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Benjamin Tripp, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Potter, was 27. He married Alice Mott on 12 February 1745, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America in 1711 and Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1790. He died on 22 October 1790, in Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79.

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Nathaniel Tripp
Alice Mott
Marriage: 12 February 1745
Lydia Tripp
Thomas Tripp
Anna Tripp
Ephraim Tripp
Mary Tripp

Spouse and Children

12 February 1745
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (4)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 12

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 52

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 61

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern): metonymic occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone with an odd gait, from Middle English trip(p)(en) ‘to step lightly, skip, or hop’ (Old French triper).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a butcher or tripe dresser, from Middle English, Old French trip(p)e ‘tripe’ (of unknown origin).3 German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden pattens (trippe), a type of raised sole that could be strapped to normal footwear for walking in unpaved muddy streets.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathaniel Tripp, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Nathaniel Tripp in entry for Anna Tripp, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Nathaniel Tripp, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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