Thomas Tripp

31 October 1776–31 December 1854 (Age 78)
Sanford, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Tripp was born on 31 October 1776, in Sanford, York, Maine, United States, his father, William Tripp, was 26 and his mother, Dorcas Low, was 21. He married Mary Hamilton on 11 May 1801, in Sanford, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 31 December 1854, in Hiram, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 78.

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Thomas Tripp
Mary Hamilton
Marriage: 11 May 1801
Richard Tripp
Mary Hartland Tripp
Thomas Tripp
Isaiah Trippe
Nancy Jane Tripp
Elizabeth Tripp
Roxana Tripp
Sarah Ann Tripp Crosby

Spouse and Children

11 May 1801
Sanford, York, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 7

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Thomas Tripp in household of Isaiah Tripp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Tripp in entry for Sarah A Crosby, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Thomas Tripe, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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