Ruth Whipple

8 June 1705–1789 (Age 83)
Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Whipple was born on 8 June 1705, in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Israel Whipple, was 26 and her mother, Mary Wilmarth, was 26. She married David Day on 9 November 1727, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1789, in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Newell Burying Ground, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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David Day
Ruth Whipple
Marriage: 9 November 1727
David Day Jr
Lydia Day
Elkniah Day
CAPT, Dr Elkanah Day
Dorcas Day
Ruth Day
Mary Day
LT Comfort Day
Eliphaz Day
Dorcas Day
Loammi Day

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9 November 1727
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 71

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 71

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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  • Ruth Whipple, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ruth Whipple, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ruth Whipple, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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