Levi Whipple

1817–1894 (Age 76)
Farmington, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Levi

When Levi Whipple was born on 25 July 1817, in Farmington, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Mason Whipple, was 37 and his mother, Polly Tiffany, was 35. He married Amanda Owens on 27 October 1853, in Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1894, in Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lima Cemetery, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Levi Whipple
Amanda Owens
Marriage: 27 October 1853
Edward Whipple
Mason Whipple
Warren T. Whipple
Clara Amanda Whipple
Mable Whipple
Edmond J Whipple

Spouse & Children

27 October 1853
Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

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.

Age 29

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Levi Whipple, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi Whipple, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Levi Whipple in entry for Milo A. Shaver and Clara A. Whipple, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.