This is sort of tangential to my interests, but this Tripp is intermarried with Woodward, who intermarried with Mead, from Rensselaer Co, NY and came to Lapeer Co, MI:
Portrait and Biographical Album of Ingham & Livingston Counties, Michigan
NOAH F. TRIPP. A representative of one of the old and highly respected families who for years figured
conspicuously in the history of one of the Eastern States, is he whose name is at the head of this sketch. He was
born January 31, 1837, in the town of Pike, Wyoming, County, N.Y. He is the son of Stephen and Sarah
(Woodard) Tripp. His paternal grandsire was Gideon Tripp who was the son of Gideon Tripp, a native of Rhode
Island and there was married to Ama Shipey, after which they removed to Nassau, Rensselaer County, N.Y. There
he engaged in farming and milling and was prosperous in business, as indeed it was expedient that he should be as
he had a large family to care for. He held the position of Justice of the Peace for many years. Our subject's
grandfather was born in Rensselaer County and was reared to the calling of a farmer; he also ran a sawmill. He
was married to Sarah Mead, who bore him the following children: Ezra, Stephen, Gideon, George, Malachi, Phebe
and Elizabeth. In those early days society hinged very much, as indeed it does still to a large degree, on church
relations, and the Tripp family belonged to the Baptist persuasion.
The decease of our subject's grandfather occurred in New York, and his widow married Silas McWithey. They
both died in Lapeer, this State. The immediate progenitor of him of whom we write was born August 28, 1796 in
Rensselaer County, N.Y. He was a farmer by calling and removed to Wyoming County where he lived for a year.
In June 1837, he came to Michigan and settled in Lapeer County, where he entered eighty acres of land which he
practically improved. He later traded it for one hundred and sixty acres which he improved and gave to his sons.
There were five children--Julia A., Harris N., Harriet H., Louisa and Noah F. He came to Deer Creek, Livingston
County, with our subject, where he died October 1, 1882. His wife died January 7, 1885, while in her ninetieth
year. They were Baptists in their church relations and our subject's father was a Democrat of the old stamp.
The mother of our subject was a native of Rensselaer County, N.Y., a daughter of Abijah Woodard, also a native
of New York and who served in the Revolutionary War, being present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.
He was a shoemaker by trade but proved conclusively that a shoemaker need not always stick to his last, for he
made a brave and valiant soldier.
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