Thomas H. Tripp

24 September 1802–1842 (Age 39)
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas H.

When Thomas H. Tripp was born on 24 September 1802, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Tripp, was 33 and his mother, Grace Harding, was 31. He married Martha Fish on 25 November 1821. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in 1842, at the age of 40, and was buried in South Gibson Cemetery, Gibson Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Thomas H. Tripp
Martha Fish
Marriage: 25 November 1821
Danford C. Tripp
Elizabeth Tripp

Spouse and Children


    Martha Fish


25 November 1821


    Danford C. Tripp


    Elizabeth Tripp


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World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 10

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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  • Thomas Harding Tripp, "Find A Grave Index"

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