James Whipple

16 October 1831–22 October 1869 (Age 38)
Duanesburg, Schenectady, New York, United States

The Life of James

When James Whipple was born on 16 October 1831, in Duanesburg, Schenectady, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Whipple, was 33 and his mother, Phoebe Cleveland, was 35. He lived in Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 22 October 1869, at the age of 38.

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Samuel Whipple
Phoebe Cleveland
John C Whipple
Edwin Marsh Whipple
Annie Whipple
Sarah Whipple
Zady Whipple
William Whipple
Jada Whipple
Job D Whipple
James Whipple
Charles Elias James Whipple
Rufus Whipple
Emily Whipple
Eleanor Whipple
Gardner Whipple

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World Events (5)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Sources (2)

  • James Whipple in household of Sameal Whipple, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • James Whipple in household of Samuel Whipple, "United States Census, 1850"

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