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Female 1624 - 1666  (42 years)


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  • Name Sarah  
    Born 1624  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1666  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1666  North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Initiatory (LDS) 21 Dec 1881  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I725  mytree
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2018 

    Family Captain John Whipple,   b. 16 May 1617, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1685, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1638  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ensign John Whipple,   b. 9 Mar 1641, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1700, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. Sarah Whipple,   b. 2 Feb 1642, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1681, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +3. Samuel Whipple,   c. 17 Mar 1644, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1711, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +4. Eleazer Whipple,   c. 8 Mar 1646, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1719, Lime Rock, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +5. Mary Whipple,   c. 9 Apr 1648, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1698, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +6. William Whipple,   c. 16 May 1652, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1712, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +7. Benjamin Whipple,   c. 4 Jun 1654, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1704, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    +8. Ensign David Whipple,   c. 28 Sep 1656, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1710, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    +9. Abigail Whipple,   b. Abt 1657, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1725, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +10. Colonel Joseph Whipple,   b. Abt 1662, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1746, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +11. Jonathan Whipple,   b. Abt 1664, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1721, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1624 - Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1638 - Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1666 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1666 - North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 21 Dec 1881 - SGEOR Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Whipple, Captain John and Sarah of Dorchester, Massachusetts & Providence History
    Whipple, Captain John and Sarah of Dorchester, Massachusetts & Providence History

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: The following primary sources of information were supplied by Charles Whipple (charles at whipple dot net) to the Whipple Website, 1 Aug 2008:

      Church membership at Dorchester: Sarah Whipple, on 29 October 1641, addressed as "Goodwife Whipple," one of the lowest social class distinctions, was admitted to the Dorchester church. [Records of the First Church at Dorchester in New England, 1636-1734 (Boston: George H. Ellis, 1891) 6.] John would have had to be a member by then, as freemen were required to be members of the church. It is believed that the record of John's admittance to membership was taken to Connecticut in 1635/36. "There is little hope of finding these ancient records either in Windsor or in Dorchester." [Records of First Church, iv & xi]. As quoted in: Charles Whipple, A History of Captain John and Sarah Whipple... 6.

      Sarah Whipple's maiden name: Previous antiquarian researches claim that Sarah's maiden name, among others, could have been: Hutchinson, Darling, or They. Regrettably, none of these writers provided requisite proof for their assertions. Sarah's birthplace and date of birth are likewise unknown.

      The deaths of John and Sarah Whipple: John and Sarah's gravestones were carved around the year 1750, subsequent to the removal of their remains to the North Burial Grounds. Sarah died in 1666, being dead then for approximately 85 years before her gravestone was carved. Moreover, John would have been dead for approximately 65 years in 1750. A lack of accurate and complete cemetery information was the result. Those who had access to the truth were long since deceased themselves. Well-meaning descendants, likely their grandsons, Deputy Governor Joseph Junior and his brother, John, were insufficiently prepared to carry out Captain John's 1682 directive to their father to see to it that "I be decently buried." It must be pointed out that John and Sarah's gravestones are recognized to be the earliest dated in the cemetery. [John E. Sterling, North Burial Ground, Old Section, 1700-1848, Special Publication #5 (Providence: Rhode Island Genealogical Society, 2000) xii.



      Death: Age at death: 42.

      SOURCE: Dwane V. Norris, Whipple Family Tree, Revised 23 Jul 1996 (Jackson, Mich.: D.V. Norris, c1993), p. 81.

      SOURCE: Judith Whipple, "Genealogy Chart of Captain John Whipple 1617-1685 to Grace Louise (Whipple) Pitcher 1892 and Alfred Whipple 1903, and John Whipple 1904 and Lorey Whipple 1910-1970" (Portland, Tex., c1977). Copy in the NEHGS library, call number CS71.W574 1977.

      !NAME: Philip Currier, The Currier Family Records, v.4, p. 12, gives Sarah's surname as Hutchinson. The name Sarah Hutchinson occurs much less frequently than "Sarah They? or Darling?" as Captain John's wife. One Sarah Hutchinson does appear in the Whipple genealogy (RIN 3573 in this database)--married to Joseph(4), Joseph(3), Matthew(2), Matthew(1) of the Ipswich/Bocking Whipple line.

      Birth: Date from John Osborne Austin, _Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island_ (Albany, N.Y., 1887; reprint ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Judith Whipple gives birth place of Massachusetts (no date given).

      Burial: Sarah's grave marker in the Whipple section of the North Burial Grounds, Providence, R.I., reads: "IN MEMORY / of / Mrs. Sarah WHIPPLE / wife of / Capt. John Whipple / She was born in Dorchester, in New England; and died in / Providence, Anno Dona, 1666 / aged about 42 years." -- D.V. Norris, p. 81.

      !RESIDENCES: Dorchester, Mass., and Providence, R.I. (Austin, _Dictionary_, p. 221.)

      SOURCE: Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island (Chicago: J.H. Beers, 1908), 3:1676-1677. Gives surname They.

      SOURCE: Mail from Charles M. Whipple, Jr., to Weldon Whipple, 8 Dec 2006. Estimates marriage in 1638 or earlier (previously entered as 1639/40) based on the Early Records of the Town of Providence, XVII:53-4: "On 24 Nov 1684, John junior made a declaration that he was 45 years old at the time, making his date of birth 1639." Thus his parents likely married in 1638 or earlier.