1. Mercy M. STEPHENS was born on 24 Mar 1830.
2. Samuel B. STEPHENS was born on 18 May 1803 in Knox, New York. He died on 1 Jan 1884. He was christened. He was married to Permelia TRIPP on 6 Jan 1828.
3. Permelia TRIPP was born on 20 Jun 1808 in Duanesburg, New York. She died on 3 Sep 1896 in Schoharie, New York. She was christened. Samuel B. STEPHENS and Permelia TRIPP had the following children:
i. Lionell STEPHENS was born on 15 May 1828. He died on 4 Sep 1852. He was christened.
1 ii. Mercy M. STEPHENS.
iii. Giles STEPHENS was born on 15 Sep 1833.
iv. Charles B. STEPHENS was born on 20 Apr 1838.
v. Benjamin B. STEPHENS was born on 14 Feb 1841. He died on 3 Apr 1844. He was christened.
vi. Martha A. STEPHENS was born on 9 Aug 1843.
4. Jedediah STEPHENS. He was married to Mercy BURLINGAME.
5. Mercy BURLINGAME. Jedediah STEPHENS and Mercy BURLINGAME had the following children:
2 i. Samuel B. STEPHENS.
6. Benjamin TRIPP was born in 1766. He was married to Hannah DUELL.
7. Hannah DUELL. Benjamin TRIPP and Hannah DUELL had the following children:
i. Mary TRIPP was born on 8 Dec 1793 in Duanesburg, Schenectady Co, New York.
ii. Patience TRIPP.
iii. Marjorie TRIPP.
iv. Hannah TRIPP.
v. Charlotte TRIPP.
vi. Ephraim Duell TRIPP was born on 27 Dec 1800. He died on 19 Dec 1881 in CONKLIN, New York. He was christened.
vii. Silas TRIPP was born on 16 Jan 1803. He died on 11 Mar 1880 in Duanesburg, New York. He was christened.
viii. Ruth TRIPP.
3 ix. Permelia TRIPP.
x. Giles TRIPP.
12. Ezekiel TRIPP was born on 9 Mar 1743 in Exeter, Rhode Island. He died on 23 Jul 1827 in Duanesburgh, New York. He was christened. Ezekiel Tripp is my 1st cousin, 6th generation removed. The following is taken from page 123 of Valentine Research Studio, of Washington D.C., written by Caroline valentine and published in 1932. The will of Ezekiel Tripp of Duanesburgh. Ezekiel's will provides first for his daughters, dividing among them the houshold furniture, and giving them $150 each; Sarah Finch's children are to divide her share; while the others, Mary Mosher, Susanna Briggs, and Delany Lester inherit direct. Four sons are named. "to son "Benjamin, that part of the homstead situated southwardly of the old Scholharie road; to son Jonathan E., that part situated northwardly from the Schoharie Road, in considertion that he pays the above legacies to my daughters (to each $150). My son Ezekiel to receive my two-life lease farm, 40 acres in the town of Broome, Schoharie County". To son Weedon $250 went direct in cash; while everything else "of what nature soever" was to be divided among the four sons. To this will there were four witnesses: Abraham Carpenter; William Willcox; David Mosher; David Wing. Benjamin and Jonathan E. of the sons, were made executors. Herman William Tripp--Remembering---- He was married to Mary R. LAWTON on 20 Apr 1765 in Exeter, Rhode Island.
13. Mary R. LAWTON was born in 1746. She died in Feb 1827. She was christened. Ezekiel TRIPP and Mary R. LAWTON had the following children:
6 i. Benjamin TRIPP.
ii. Ezekiel TRIPP Junior was born in 1754. He died on 23 Jul 1827. He was christened.
iii. Jonathan E. TRIPP.
iv. Lucy TRIPP.
v. John TRIPP.
vi. Mary TRIPP was born in 1746. She died in Feb 1827. She was christened.
vii. Susanna TRIPP.
viii. Elizabeth TRIPP.
ix. Sarah TRIPP.
x. Delany TRIPP.
xi. Weedon TRIPP.
14. Silas DUELL. He was married to Sarah LAWTON.
15. Sarah LAWTON. Silas DUELL and Sarah LAWTON had the following children:
7 i. Hannah DUELL.
24. Job TRIPP Judge was born on 20 Apr 1701 in Exeter, Washington Co., Rhode Island. He died before 6 May 1782 in Washington Co., Rhode Island. He was christened. Judge Job Tripp is my 5th Great Grand Uncle. References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant who specializes on daughters and their offspring. Bock: His land is mentioned in deed as boundary September 4, 1749 (RIGR 7:74). On March 12 1750 Job Tripp Esquire informed Council that Joseph Pearce was ill at his home; Tripp was ordered to look after him until he was fit to be removed out of town (RIGR 8:185 from Exeter Town Council and Probate Rec. vol 1.). On May 2, 1752 Job, a creditor to estate, was given Let Adm to estate of Robert Money (RIGR 8:190). (Exeter VR 1:203; 4:102; Will of Joseph Weeden in Austin, Gen. Dict; Arnold 5:61 Jesse L. Warner, 6378 South East, Murray Vemont 84107). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......my 5th Great Granduncle Judge Job Tripp. He was married to Sarah WEEDEN in 1722.
25. Sarah WEEDEN was born on 20 May 1704. Job TRIPP Judge and Sarah WEEDEN had the following children:
i. Benjamin TRIPP.
ii. Peleg TRIPP was born on 13 Jun 1723 in Exeter, Rhode Island.
iii. Peregrine Frye TRIPP was born on 19 Aug 1725 in Exeter, Rhode Island. Nancy Schoffield McCarty is the one that straightened out a big mess around Peregrine Tripp and his son Peregrine Frye Tripp and their three wives and a lot of children. With the help of Mrs Bock's records and Randalls manuscript from the New Bedford Library, I think we are getting close to resolving several problems: References: Nancy Schoffield McCarty;Bock: He mentioned in fathers's will and was a freeman in Exeter 1747. He was poss the Peregrine Fry Tripp of Exeter who married 14 Sep 1760 (as 2/m) at Richmond Martha Boss, dau of Jeremiah and Martha Boss of Richmond, Washington County Rhode Island (IGI RI; Arnold 5:20; Exeter VR 1:553; RI Mar in Beaman 2:140; Rhode Island Land Evidence in RIGR 8:287). The 1782 RI Census shows a Perigrine in Exeter, He and wife born before 1732 with household of 3 females and 2 males b. 1767-1782 ( unknown children). He was a shoemaker ( Com Biog Rec Windham Co, CT 797). Bridget also suggested as dau of Job, b. 1751 (#2016). Randall lists also a son Jeremiah who had son Peleg as issue ( see #1122). ( Arnold 5:33 [m], 61; IGI RI [b,2m]; Exeter VR 1:43; Randall Peleg Tripp 8; RIGR 8:196 [Jan 1986]; RI Freemen, 45). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......1st Cousin, five times removed Peregrine Frye Tripp
iv. Charles TRIPP was born on 1 Oct 1727. He died in Apr 1748 in Surinam, Rhode Island. He was christened.
v. Mehitable TRIPP was born on 1 Dec 1729 in Exeter, Rhode Island. Mehitable Tripp is my 1st cousin 6 generations removed. It is reported in Valentine Research Studio, of Washington D.C., written by Caroline Valentine and published in 1932 on page 121 that this Mehitable Tripp had a great granddaughter by the name of Charity White Tripp.
vi. Sarah TRIPP was born on 20 Dec 1731.
vii. Job TRIPP was born on 28 Jun 1734 in Exeter, Rhode Island. He died before 1759. He was christened.
viii. Anne TRIPP was born on 8 Sep 1736.
ix. Amos TRIPP was born on 8 Sep 1736.
x. Mary TRIPP was born on 28 Mar 1739.
xi. Phebe TRIPP was born on 13 Aug 1741.
12 xii. Ezekiel TRIPP.
xiii. Charles TRIPP was born on 30 Sep 1746.
26. Benjamin LAWTON. He was married. Benjamin LAWTON had the following children:
13 i. Mary R. LAWTON.
48. Job TRIPP was born in 1673. He died on 3 Sep 1751 in North Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island. He was christened. Job Tripp is my 6th Great Grandfather. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in female daughters and their offspring; Job Tripp was the second son of Peleg Tripp, son of John Tripp the Founder. He married Elizabeth Sweet as his second wife, however Isaac Tripp, our ancestor was born of the first wife, whose name is not known. Job Tripp had a total of seven children. Bock: Job Tripp of North Kingstown was appointed guardian of Samuel and able Tanner, orphans of Benjamin Tanner late of Exeter Deceased, August 2, 1746 ( TC Exeter p. 47 in RIGR 5:L78 [July 1982]. Job was the major heir of his father's estate ( Robert Tripp 43149) (Austin 208; Dean 3; Pitman 417-9; Ahnenetafal from Carl Boyer gives him as Job, b. Ca. 1663; died 1751 North Kingston Rhode Island ; Alden Manchester, 6609 Pyle Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 [CSG 452) Herman William Tripp--Remembering----Grandpa Job He was married to Mehitable ?? about 1700.
49. Mehitable ?? died in 1715. Job TRIPP and Mehitable ?? had the following children:
24 i. Job TRIPP Judge.
ii. Isaac TRIPP was born about 1702 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. He died on 16 Dec 1778 in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He was christened. He was buried in Wyoming Valley, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Isaac Tripp is my 5th Great Grandfather IT TOOK NINE SPEARS Let it be said that Grandpa Isaac Tripp did not go down easily!! It took nine--nine spears by the Delaware Indians to bring him down, and they were his friends! Grandpa Isaac born in Rhode Island had a prosperous life, expanded into Connecticut, then led a group of hardy pioneers into the Wyoming Valley of what is now Pennsylvania. There are numerous stories about the settling of the Wyoming Valley by about 100 families from Connecticut and Rhode island, but this story is about a specific instance. Grandpa Isaac was a Quaker. He did not believe in fighting! The Indians knew him and respected him. On occasion they would place paint marks on him so that other Indians would not bother him. In 1778 the British, numbering about 500 men in the area, made a deal with the Indians to pay ten dollars for each scalp that they delivered to British headquarters. On the evening of July 3, 1778 the Indians attacked the colony with over one thousand braves. The savagery was unbelievable! Fifteen eye witness accounts are forever emblazened into the records of the Continental Congress. Congress had a guilty conscience! The pioneers of the Wyoming Valley had asked for and received permission to receive help in organizing armed defense of their little valley. More than a hundred of the most able bodied men were organized and trained by experienced army personnel to defend the area. Sometime before the massacre, this battalion, was called up to help George Washington and his beleaguerd soldiers in one of the Revolutionary battles. On this fateful night, the little colony was totaly unprepared for what was to happen. Overwhelmed by one thousand Indians, every male between the ages of 14 and up, were hacked up and scalped. All able bodied men were in the battalion with George Washington. Only the very young and the older men were left to defend against the onslaught. Two hundred and twenty six men and boys were slaughtered that terrible night. The Indians were dutifully paid by the British, twenty two hundred and sixty dollars for the 226 scalps. During this massacre, numerous women and children ran out into the surrounding forest and walked,--walked all the way back to Conecticut and Rhode Island. Although many returned later, their lives were forever changed. Grandpa Isaac and his son-in-law Jonathan Slocum survived this attack, mostly because they both were Quakers and were friendly with the Indians. As near as can be determined, some of the people survived in the forts built there. One of the forts was called Forty Fort, which is remembered to this day by a town of that name. Later, on December 16,1778, Grandpa Isaac, Jonathan Slocum, and one of his sons, William, were out away from the fort, feeding hay to their cattle. Evidently several of the Indians had waited in ambush, expecting such an opportunity. With no warning and before the three could get away, the Indians attacked. Grandpa Isaac was dead! Jonathan was dead! Jonathan's son ran as hard as he could and escaped, but not before he received a gunshot wound to his foot. It's the end of an era! Grandpa lay dead at 78 years! Downed by nine spears, yes, nine spears! The British paid twenty dollars for his scalp, twice the going rate!! To his friends!! Herman William Tripp--Remembering----
Isaac Tripp was the third son of Job Tripp, son of Peleg Tripp, son of John Tripp the Founder. He had three wives, two of which had a total of six children including Job Tripp my ancestor, and Ruth Tripp, mother of Frances Slocum, that was captured and raised by the Indians. He was also the father of William Tripp who was the father of Phebe Tripp that married into the Harding family, had seveteen little Hardings in Ohio, and was the great grandmother of President Warren G. Harding. Herman William Tripp--Remembering----
Random Notes about Isaac Tripp
Isaac resided at Pomfret, Connecticut, and married Susannah Sweet. Many deeds and bills of sale are recorded at Warwick in the name of Isaac Tripp and Susannah, his wife. Isaac was one of the early settlers of the Wyoming Valley, and in 1768 was on the committee appointed for Rhode Island to admit the first two hundred settlers under the Connecticut title to lands in the Wyoming Valley, and was on the committee with John Jenkins, Benjamin Shoemaker, and others to regulate their affairs and proceedings of the first forty settlers who arrived in the valley February 8, 1769. Ezra Dean being one of them. Isaac Tripp and Ezra Dean were agents of the Connecticut-Susquehanna Company, and passed through the trying times incident to these early days and the Pennamite War. Isaac Tripp was a representatime to the Connecticut assembly for Westmoreland in 1777, the name of the town comprising the Wyoming valley, which was attached to the county of Litchfield. Isaac Tripp and others were appointed, June 2 1773, directors and proprietors of Providence, Pennsylvania. Isaac Tripp settled on Capouse Meadows (now Scranton) as early as 1771, and his son Isaac also in the same locality between 1772 and 1775. Isaac, Senior, was killed by the Indians, December 16, 1778 while assisting his son-in-law, Jonathan Slocum to feed stock. Frances Slocum, a grand-daughter of Isaac Tripp, was carried off and became the wife of an Indian Chief, and was located by her brothers in 1837, near Peru,Indiana, but refused to leave her home or her children. Isaac Tripp was a member of the Friends Society. He Married (first) Susanna Sweet, and had a son William Tripp. Isaac Tripp married (second) a Miss Spencer, and had Job and Ruth. Isaac Tripp married (third) Sarah Dow, and had Isaac Dow and Henry Dow Tripp. Isaac Tripp settled at Capoose Meadow, where the rude bearing of Indian life had been modified by whites friendly in their intercourse and gaudy with their presents. Acres of rich woodlands had been surveyed and purchsed for a few shillings in Connecticut currency, but no one was willing to encounter its dangers or share attractions until Isaac Tripp, a man over seventy years of age, built for himself a shelter among the pines in 1771. Near the vacated wigwams he shaped his cabin and without clearing the land, planted and raised a crop of corn. Esquire Tripp being neither acalped nor endangered during the winter, others, reassured and emboldened by his good luck, sprinkled their cabins along the stream giving an air of comfort to the wilderness."Isaac Trypp" was one of the Proprietors of the Susqehanna Company. He had seen some of the French and Indian wars previous to this, while a few of his companions had been schooled in the raw exercises of the militia of Connecticut. In 1773 Isaac Tripp was chosen Director or Proprietor of Providence. The first recorded purchase of land in Providence by Isaac Tripp was made in 1774. This purchase embraced lands where stood the wigwams of Capoose, upon the flats subsequently known as "Tripp's Flats." There are references to Isaac Tripp as "The Immigrant" because of the part he played in the settlement of the Wyoming Valley. He was the great grandfather of Colonel Ira Tripp. He came from Providence, Rhode Island, and settled at Wilkes-Barre in 1769. He was a Quaker, and his pacific disposition and uniform kindliness to the Indians made them his steadfast friends. At one time, taken prisoner with other settlers, his Indian captors gave him his freedom as soon as they discovered his identitiy, taking the precaution to paint him in order to ensure his safety should he encounter other Indians. British soldiers asked of the Indians why Tripp was not killed, and they always answered. "He is a good man." At a later day, in seeking to maintain the interests of the Wyoming colony at Harford, he incurred the enmity of the Tories, who put a large price upon his life, and he was later killed and scalped by one of their Indian allies. Valentine Dr. Caroline Syron Valentine reports in Valentine Research Studio, of Washington D. C. printed in 1932 under the title "The Three Isaac Tripp Marriages", the best resume of Isaac Tripp's family that I have seen. She explains the wife and family situation to my satisfaction as follows: The Three Isaac Tripp Marriages Isaac Tripp, son of the first Job in Rhode Island, married three wives. One tradition divided the children equally, two to each wife; but gave Job and Ruth to the second wife, indicated as Susanna Spencer. But tradition, so often right in spots, yet so often fallible, was fallible here, and we must recast the story in the light of William Spencer's will, naming as his grancchildren, Sarah, Job, and Samuel Tripp. The last was born in 1735, and the known dates must limit us. In trying to piece out the story of these marriages, we have now some material unknown to earlier Tripp writers and to Mr. Dean, who wrote Isaac's pedigree and listed his Wyoming descendants so helpfully. Facts which we are now obliged to consider are: a. The positive sworn statement of Henry Dow Tripp, son of Isaac 4, that he was born in or very near 1729; b. The date of the Sarah Sweet marriage, recorded as of June, 1729 c. The will of Susanna Spencer's father, William Spencer, made in 1748, stating that his granchildren were Sarah, Job and Samuel Tripp. It must be allowed that Henry Dow Tripp, born 1728-9, was the son of the first wife; which seems to require that Sarah Dow be the first wife, preceeding Sarah Sweet; the presumption being that Sarah Dow died in child-birth, Isaac re-marrying soon in order that his helpless babes might have mothering. This was customary. Job's birth date is given as June 28, 1734. Admitting this to be correct we would be obliged to give Ruth also to Susannah; since she was born in 1736, next after Samuel in 1735. the assumption that William Spencer's will was wrtten before Ruth's birth could explain easily her not being named. Isaac senior's own older brother, Judge Job Tripp, of Exeter, Rhode Island, was born in 1701. This leaves ample room for a marriage before that with Sarah Sweet, and the birth of two or three children. One hesitates, always, to question a tradition long accepted; yet we are certainly compelled by the facts of Henry Dow's oath and the will of William Spencer, to change the traditional order of the marriages, and to apportion the children a bit differently. William, son of Isaac senior, is said to have been a sailor, and his story has not been known. It is he whom the Hardings have chosen as their ancestor. He has been rated as the eldest son, and credited to Sarah Sweet. A land record shows this Isaac, on August 4, 1764, selling at Warwick, Rhode Island real estate to Jonathan Slocum, husband of his daughter, Ruth. She is recorded as born in 1736. The land and other records show Susanna's period as the living wife of Isaac Tripp to have been at least from 1734 to 1764. Henry Dow Tripp steps forward with a decisive word. His application for a pension, in the year 1819, can still be seen in the archives. Job, having been married in 1757, according to the record, is named as a Spencer grand- child; as are Sarah, named first, and Samuel, born in 1735, and named last in the will of William Spencer. Was his order correct? If so, Sarah was born before 1734. As Ruth and Samuel have pre-empted 1735 and 1736. As Sarah was Susanna's child, Susanna's marriage was still earlier than usually believed. Henry Dow Tripp, by one or two sworn statements, fixes an emphatic limit to the dates to which tradition can bind us. His testimony before the Judges of the court is that he was born in 1729, or earlier ("ninety years old, and upwards", in 1819). The sole possible conclusion is that he was the son of the first wife, who was Sarah Dow. if she died in child birth, or during the last child's first months, a second marriage was very likely to have been hastened, and the marriage of Sarah Sweet in June, 1729, to this Isaac, would thus fit the actual conditions. In this case, the "eldes"' son William might also belong to Sarah Dow, and the junior Isaac, "born in 1743", certainly falls within Susanna's longer period as wife of Isaac senior. Recapitulation: such story as we have had of the private life of the first Isaac Tripp, of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, of Job's line isffragmentary.Thefknownfchildren are William, Henry Dow,Sarah, Job, Samuel, Ruth and Isaac. This is far from being the order usually given, which is dependent admittedly on family tradition. but tradition has uniformly atributed to this Isaac three wives: Sarah Sweet, whom Isaac married, says a record, in June, 1729, William Spencer performing the ceremony; Susanna Spencer: and Sarah Dow. The several important records dug up out of the past by the present writer play havoc with the tradition; but still leave it a bit difficult to bring all the facts known into harmony. We see the traditional sequence of the marriages to be quite wrong; nor do the children fall to the traditional mothers, in all cases. With the several unyielding facts we must deal; first of which is Henry Dow Tripp's sworn statement of his age. If Sarah Dow were the first wife, whom Isaac married 1724 or about this time, there is room for William to be the first son (as tradition has held); and for Henry Dow; the two as children of Sarh Dow. Isaac senior's brother Job was born in 1701, and as Isaac's date is supposed to have been about 1700, it would be most unusual for him to marry first later than 1723. And it has often been emphasized that he was an old man in 1778. (The Hardings now fix his date as 1700, but he was surely younger than Job). Sarah Sweet, married to Isaac in 1729, could have lived with Isaac at most but three years, and could not have been the mother of any of the known children. sarah, and Samuel, born in 1735, Ruth, born in 1736 and Isaac born July, 1743 must all be Susanna's. But of Susanna's actual period limits we know very little beyond some land records, and the above. That little dealing with Susanna rests, first, on the will of her father, William Spencer,proved in 1748, and which names definitely his grandchildren, Sarah, Job and Samuel Tripp. Between 1743, the date of Isaac the son's birth, and 1729 is a period fairly well filled by the birth of the three children named. The other basis for placing Susanna covers six years, 1760-1765 inclusive, when her name appears on indentures with that of Isaac Tripp, her husband. It seems likely that William Spencer named all of Susanna's children who were his own grandchildren, then living. Assuming this to be the case, Isaac also must fall to Susannah. If there were other children, no known records name them. With the available knowledge, then, and under the known limitations, I place the three marriages of Isaac senior as: first, to Sarah Dow; second, to Sarah Sweet; third, to Susanna Spencer. I see no other order that can meet all the known facts. Herman William Tripp--Remembering---- Bock: He was killed by Indians during Wyoming massacre (Deane 9) within the limits of Wilkes-Barre while on a visit to home of son-in-law Jonathan Slocum. This traditional account is alos given by Horace E. Haywood, "Genealogical and family History of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys, PA" [NY 1906] 2:430-2, but birth date of 24 July 1753 incorrect. There is no documetary proof of his first marriage as mention in Dean (p.10) and Valentine (88-94). His 2nd wife Sarah Sweet maynot have been mother to any of his children. The ceremony was performed by William Spencer, Justice of the Peace, father of his 3rd wife (ibid; Arnold 5:48). Land Rec show his 3rd wife as Isaac's wife at least between 1734-1764 (Valentine 89) and as late as 17 June 1775 when she quit-claimed her rights of dower in a parcel of land at Warwick Rhode Island (Warwick Land Evidence 11:80, rec 3 Jul 1775). In 1743 he was said to have lived at East Greenwich. This account of his marriages, which differs from that in Deane, is based upon the undated will of William Spencer, proved North Kingstown October 25 1748 (North Kingstown Rec 8:198, will partially mutilated; Washington County Rec 4:320; LDS micrfilm #930972; Valentine 88, which gives "Sarah, Job and Samuel"), in which he mentions granchildren--nah Tripp, job Tripp, Samuel Tripp, William Tripp and Ruth Tripp, prob a gr dau [name lost] and a gr son William Spencer. Isaac, a quaker, was admitted a citiaen of Warwick Rhode Island (Bartlett 6:141).For some time he resided at Pomfret Connecticutt, as shown by a conveyance of 80 acres of land on December 1756 to Seth Paine Junior. ( Prmfret Reg of Deeds 4:265, rec 11 April 1757; Valentine 89). On Augurst 6 1656 he bought 440 acres in Warwick Rhode Island from Godfrey Malbone of Newport, still " of Pomfret" (Warwick Land Evid 9:70, dated February 8 and Rec December 1, 1656; Bartlett 4:5). On 22 Februray 1760 Isaac Tripp of Pomfret and Susannah his wife sold 57 acres of land to Benjamin Arnold of Warwick Rhode Island with Isaac Junior. as one of the witnesses, and on November 1 1762 they sold land to Stephen Arnold (ibid; Warwick Land Evidence 9:203, rec 13 May 1760; 9:322, rec January 26 1763). In the last transaction recorded in Warwick, son Isaac and wife Martha sold 9 acres in Warwick to Oliver Gardner with Isaac Senior a witness and wife Susannah renouncing her dower rights (ibid 11:80, rec July 3 1775). However, no VR have been found for this family in Pomfret Connecticutt. On April 1765 Isaac of Warwick sold the house in which he had been living to Isaac Junior of Warwick (ibid 10:444, red April 10, 1765; Bartlett 4:5). On August 4, 1764 Isaac sold real estate to Jonathan Slocum, husband of Daughter Ruth (Warwick Land Rec 10:413, rec August 4, 1764; Valentine 89). These sales were apparently in rediness for his removal to Pennsylvania, where his name appeared in the Wyoming Valley in 1768 as a committe memeber. No record of the adm of his estate has been found in Pennsylvania Warwick, Portsmouth or Providence Rhode Island, although Valentine (p.99) states that his son Job sold land in Providence in the capacity of adm of father's estate. This would be consonant with the idea that Job was the eldest of Isaac's sons residing in Pennsylvania at that time. Shemaker said Job was in Wyoming Valley with original settlers in 1762 and that he settled at what is now Scranton in 1771, his homestead now the headquarters for The Junior League of Scranton. He attended sessions of the general assembly for Westmoreland in the Connecticut Assembly in May, October 1777 and January 1778. he was amember of the Directing Committee of the "First Forty" and was one of the original proprietors of 3 townships in the Susquehanna purchase. On October 21 1779, Job Tripp was appointed administrator of his estate with Joh Jenkins Junior. Theinventory was filed April 1782 with value of L1049-13s-4d and included 957 acres in Providence Township. He gives ch as Wm and Susanna of 1stm.;Job, Samuel and Ruth of 2nd and Isaac and Henry of 3rd. His inventory of March 23 1782 is listed in Dean (Westmoreland Rec., 113). (Dean 4, DOB about 1700; Valentine 89, DOB 1703; DAR Patriot Index, 1700-1778; Tripp Trails 3:5-6; William T. Blair, "The Michael Shoemaker Book" [Scranton 1924]; Rhode island Colonial Rec., 4:375,495,543; 6:523,45,202,141; Dean 113; ahnentafal fromCarl Boyer; William Brewster, "History of the Certified Township of Kingston, Pennsylvania 1769-1929 , 58; The Tripp Family Homestead,). Bock: Will be filled in later. I have determined with much study of information available that it is most logical for the marriage sequence to be as written in this Tripp File. Herman William Tripp--Remembering...... a lot about a Great Grandpa Isaac ! !
iii. Mehitable TRIPP was born in 1703. References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; 9th Cousin Breffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in daughters and their decendants; Bock: (Pittman, Comstock Anc 419). Herman William Tripp--Remembering...... Great 5th Great Grandaunt Mehitable
iv. Peleg TRIPP was born about 1704. He was christened. He died. References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant who sprecializes on daughters and their offspring. Peleg Tripp is my 5th Great Grand Uncle. Herman William Tripp--Remembering......
v. Benoni TRIPP was born in 1705 in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He died before 1752 in Rhode Island. References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; 9th Cousin Breffni Whelan, decendant who specializes on daughters and their offspring. Bock: The Benoni Tripp who married at Newport, Rhode Island on July 26, 1764 Ruth Sentor (Newport VR 2:209; Arnold 4:72) was aged 22-49 in the 1782 census (Jay Mack Holbrook, RI 1882 Census [Oxford Massachusetts 1979] 7) and is therfore a different person, possibly a son. The births of three sons of Benoni Tripp are recorded at DArtmouth, but nothing is known of his life thereafter. Newport census 1774 shows a Benoni with one male and one female over 16. ( IGI RI; Arnold 4:65; Chamberlain 4 [m]; Pitman 419; Randall, Joseph Tripp 5, his lineage as perhaps Peleg, Joseph, John; IGI MA [b]). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......5th Great Granduncle Benoni......
vi. Ann TRIPP was born in 1708. References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant who specializes on daughters and their offspring. Bock: (Doris L. Moon, 9 Park Place, North Kingstown Rhode Island; North Kingstown VR, 1:125, 157, dates burned away; Arnold 7:48; Rhode Island Mar. which says Job's will show her married to Mr. Mosher.) Herman William Tripp--Remembering......5th Great Grand Aunt Ann.......
vii. Mary TRIPP was born in 1709. References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant who specializes on daughters and their offspring. Bock: (Doria L. Moon, 9 Park Place, North Kingstown, Rhode Island; N. Kingstown VR, 1:125, 157dates burned away; Arnold 5:48; RI Mar. which ways Job's will shows her married to Mr. Mosher.) Herman William Tripp--Remembering......a 5th Great GrandAunt Mary......
viii. Phebe TRIPP was born about 1710. References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant who specializes on daughters and their offspring. Bock: (Washington County Record 5:347; Arnold 5:33, 1:121; Warwick VR 1:79). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Great Grand Aunt Phebe
ix. William TRIPP Captain was born on 10 Oct 1712. He died after 1785. References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant who specializes on daughters and their offspring; Bock: He was freeman in Exeter in 1749 (MacGunnigie, RI Freemen, 45) and was registered in these lists (Joseph Jencks Smith, New Index to Civil and Military Lists of Rhode Island (1907), 92,97,105,111,305,329,438): Kings County Militia 3rd Regt June 1742 from North Kingston. Justice of Peace.......May 1744, May 1745 Exeter. Newport County Reg.....May 1774, August 1774, May 1776, June 1785. In March 1758 he was a first lieut in Capt Samuel Rose's Company and was living in North Providence (Howard M. Chapin, Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars, A List of Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors in the old French and Indian War, 1755-1762 (Providence 1918) 141. He was "0f Newport" when he served as a Captain in the F1War (Valentine 85). he may be the "Captain Tripp, a Whig" left in Newport along with William Robinson after its capture by the Britixh in 1776 (Dexter 2:133-4; Valentine 86), but he was not in the city by 1782. He was confused by Valentine with a younger William Tripp (#62i) who was a member of the congregation of the Rev. Ezra Stiles (Valentine 85-6, most of which is incorrect and not substantiatied by Waldo Bible Rec or Randall). William Trip with 1 male over 16, 1 under 16 and one female is listed in Quennsbury Town, Washington County New York in 1790. William and Mary Tripp of N. Kingstown sold land to John Sweet (both yeomen) dtd and ack April 1, 1742; rec June 1, 1651 with Job Tripp Junior. as witness. (Tripp-Waldo Bible Records in Register 70:93 , 1719 also given; Valentine 105 (date as 1719, 178; prob b. Newport or North Kingstown RI; Randall, Peleg Tripp 3; West Greenwich VR 1:10; Arnold 1:53,5:33 [m].
Captain William Tripp is my fifth Great Granduncle. According to Valentine Research Studio of Washington D. C. printing in 1932, he was the first William Tripp to appear. He appears in a list of marriaes of the children of the first Job of North Kingston; whose later Rhode Island period was possibly passed as a resident of Exeter. No very early Tripp, aside from the second Job, records his family at Exeter. We have the early bible records of this William's descendants for three generations. He was first of North Kingston, as Captain, and "of Exeter" when a local Justice of the Peace, and when he next comes to notice, in the militia. After that period a Captain appears as "William Tripp of Newport". During his own period, Dr. Ezra Stiles, President of Yale University, was a close and firm friend of the Tripp family; as well as of the Searings (these two families intermarrying, three generations later). Captain William Tripp of Newport is seen in connection with the French and the Revolutionary wars. Because the Exeter Captain William was then the only known Wiliam in Rhode Island and was a soldier who figured as an officer from 1757, it may be taken for granted that the records from the bible and those from Dr. Stiles belong to the same man. The vital records are rather strangely reticent regarding Captain William of Newport. But we get some glimpses of him and Stephen in the Diary of Dr. Ezra Stiles; who, having served a church in Newport, became later the President of Yale. His intimacy with his Tripp parishioners in Newport is shown in his diary from perhaps 1770 to 1775. But Dr. Stiles wrote for his own purposes rather than for our needs. An early diary entry shows that he had five pastoral or friendly (probably both) visits to "Mr. Tripp". We must deduce that this was to William, since Stephen Tripp is earlier mentioned as having been visited. In the six years covered, Dr. Stiles records nineteen visits to William Tripp and Mrs. Tripp, with two wherein Stephen is definitely named. He also names Mrs. Ruth Senter Tripp, under the head of a "half family:. We infer that Benoni Senter, her husband, was already dead. Dr. Stiles names also a "Desire Robinson, or Mrs. Tripp";from which we guess that she is newly married. Was she Governor Robinson's daughter? Was she Captain William's wife? A record of different character states that among those left in Newport after it was captured by the British in 1776, were "Captain Tripp, a whig" and William Robinson. A vital record states that William Tripp, of Newport, was married, by this same Dr. Stiles, November 21, 1765, to Elizabeth, daughter of William Robinson. a conjecture is that Desire and Elizabeth may have been the same. We have however some solid ground. The census records of 1790 show William Tripp in Newport, with a family of eleven and owning two slaves. A William was also censused there in 1774, with seven in his family; manifestly the same William. That William Tripp who married the two Marys had four living children by these two wives in 1751, when he was past thirty. Not merely Rhode Island, but New York (later Vermont) soon became concerned as to the William Tripp of Newport. For they, too, had a "Captain William". New York shelters many relatives of Captain William, son of Job, first of the name. New Hampshire makes a vital point when, in her state records, she shows that no less a person than Ezra Stiles of Newport headed a group of Associators who gained a grant of Killingly (Sherburne). Because exactly there, do we find censused a Thomas Tripp and a William Tripp with their families, early in the next century. This William is also called Captain William Tripp. There must have been two; possibly three, Captain William Tripps. This one was born 1743, a son of Joseph, of Abiel. Knowing that Abiel of Exeter, Caleb, Peleg and Othniel went northward, we would expect to find William of Exeter (who disappeared from Rhode Island
records as "of Exeter" soon after 1740) in that direction also. At all events, a William was snugly located in Killingly township, not so far from Clarendon, Rutland County, in 1800, with twelve in the family; of whom eight were males. But he was not William of Exeter, nor was he William of Newport of 1776. William of Joseph and Frances, the dates say. At a later census, probably that of 1810, he is still in "Killingly", which men have by now agreed to call Sherburne. There are now nine in the family (seven males) and Thomas, the eighth, has become the head of a new family group of Husband, Wife, small son and small daughter. One other William arises from his grave to vex us: the records insisting that he was in Willsborough township, Essex County, New York,in 1800, with six males and four females in the family. No other Tripps are found in the county. A William, of Washington Township, Dutchess county,in 1789,with nine children,has mostly girls. William of Wilsborough is proven by court records to belong to this Dutchess County line. This belongs strictly within our limits and the group is so large and interesting that we feel obliged to give the indentures which have heretofore been unknown. Herman William Tripp--Remembering......5th Great Grand Uncle and Captain William
x. Abigail TRIPP was born about 1713. References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant and my 9th Cousin, who specializes on daughters and their offspring; Bock: Exeter Land Evidences 1743-1751; 29-30-36; Arnold 5:48; Job's will, North Kingston Probate and TC Record 8:270) Herman William Tripp--Remembering......5th Great Grand Aunt Abigail......
50. Joseph WEEDEN. Lieutenant Peregrine White is my 5th Great Granduncle's (Judge Job Tripp) father in law. An English will which was long ago published, yet whose provisions seem to have been utterly ignored, was that of Peregrine White, the first English child born in New England. This will, written in 1704, for or by Lieutenant Peregrine White, is said to mention" my four children, Jonathan, Sarah, Peregrine and Mercy". This son, Peregrine married Susannah Sherman in 1685. The mother was Sarah Bassett. "Sarah, the third child, was born in 1704, and married Job Tripp in 1722". The second son of Job and Sarah White was named Peregrine. The name ran the gamut in spelling from Perigrine to Perigriene, and at last to Perry Green. An additional pointer toward the White descent for Tripps appears in the name of Charity, great granddaughter of job and Sarah Tripp's daughter, Mehitabel, who was named Charity White Tripp. Herman William Tripp--Remembering---- He was married to Hannah DAVOL.
51. Hannah DAVOL. Joseph WEEDEN and Hannah DAVOL had the following children:
i. Johnathan WEEDEN.
ii. Peregrine WEEDEN.
25 iii. Sarah WEEDEN.
iv. Mercy WEEDEN.
96. Peleg TRIPP was born in 1642 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He died on 13 Jan 1714 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He was christened. Peleg Tripp is my 7th Great Grandfather References: Randall, Peleg manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Wheland, decendant who made many contributions to John and their offspring; Peleg Tripp was child number 2 of John Tripp the Founder. I do not know where this name came from, but it was quite prevalent in the 16 and 17 hundreds.( I have since learned from my first cousin Frances Tripp Conyers that the name came from the bible. She has also contributed much information, particularly editing. Peleg received from his father, while John was still living, one quarter section of land that John had purchased from John Alden. Peleg Tripp married Anne Sisson and had 10 children, including Job who was my direct ancestor. Peleg was left only 5 pounds sterling in John's will because John had already deeded land to him prior to his death. Herman William Tripp--Remembering----Grandpa Peleg The following is typed verbatim from Valentine Research Studio, of Washington D.C., written by Caroline Valentine, and published in 1932. Page 67. The year before the death (1677) of John Tripp the Founder, Peleg, the second son of John the Founder, appears on the town Council, at the age of 35. In the October meeting of this year, his brother, Joseph, was chosen "to bee of the jury for the Court of Tryalls". Peleg was at once placed on a committee, and set at work for the Colony. In 1678, Peleg, Will Wodell and Jacob Mott are on the town Council. At this time, Abiel, next younger, is admitted to be a Freeman of Portsmouth. The Tripp Boys are coming on. A special Town Meeting in December puts the town in touch with the General Assembly. The town has been "warned" to meet, "to here the Acts and Orders of the Court of Generall Assembly (held in October last) read, and also to make a rate of sixty eight pounds." "This, by the said court was ordered for this Towne of Portsmouth to pay, as their part and share of A Colony Rate of three hundred pounds, etc." Joseph and six others were to handle this assessment and to deliver their report "within one moneth next after the date of this meeting, unto the magestrate of this Towne, for him to take care of and to give for this warrant to the Towne Serjeant for the warning of all persons concerned to pay their parts. Rated according to court order". In January, Peleg was placed on a committee even more important. Its duty was to audit and adjudge all accounts pending between Newport and Portsmouth, "Relating and only growing by Reason of the late Indian wars". This Committee was also "to dispose of Indians for this Town's use according to the General Assembly's order". It appears that immediately on John Tripp's death, his son Peleg was chosen to fill his place. For, it was in December 1679 that Peleg was first sent as deputy to the next General Assembly, Like his father, he was held also to his work on the Town Coucil. This was feasible, because the Assembly sessions were very short. Twice, in 1680, Peleg was selected as deputy; as also once in 1681; and again June, 1683. In 1681 Peleg and Will Wodell helped work out the rates or assessments; the same two were on the 1884 committee. In this year, Peleg took his father's place as overseer of the Poor. By September of this year, "Major Peleg and others had procured a writing as "A confirmation or Enlargement of the Estate or Right of this Island with Intention of good to both Towns on the Island, and all the Freeholders therein". It was proposed (probably by Newport that Portsmouth should appoint a committee "to inspect the Said writing and to consult and advise with the procurers therof, how the Estate therin and therby procured may best be Conveyed to the Town in Generall." The public life of Peleg Tripp seems to have been more important than that of his father. The records indicate that he served his generation in the company of the strong men of his own and the other towns of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence plantations, and gave added strenth to the Asssembly. A practical surveyor, he was ordered by the assembly to run the westerly line in 1680, when acting as Deputy for Portsmouth; this work to be done in conjuncion with Captain John Albro. "And the charges", says the report with definiteness", shall both to themselves and such as they shall employ in that worke, shall be trully borne and paid by the Generall Treasury of this Collony. And they are to begin and proceed in the premises, with what speed may bee, and make a true returne of what they doe therein, unto the next Generall assembly". It was formally voted also: "That the Recorder doe forthwith transcribe the acts of this Assembly for running the Westerly line of his Collony, and affix the seale of the Collony thereto, and deliver the same unto Captain John Albro and Mr. Peleg Tripp, or either of them". No sooner was the Assembly in session in March, 1680, than an immediate, serious and unexpected situation caused grave concern to the deputies. On the tenth of the month, at the initial session the Governor was chosen moderator. Apparently, the one mater disposed of before adjournment was the appointment of a committee "to bee assistant to the governor--to considerr of and to draw up an answer to the twenty-seven queries sent from the Lord of His Majesty's most Honorable Privy Council, to this Collony, and return what they draw up to this Assembly for their consideration and approbation". This committee of Governor's Assistants numbered seventeen Deputies, including the Deputy Governor, Mr. Peleg Tripp, Captain John Greene, and Captain John Foanes. Governor Cranston, however, was soon to be beyond the need of assistants. On the very next day the records show him "By God's Providence, soe visitted with sickness that he is detained from the Assembly". Matters "of greate concerne to this Collony, for which the Assembly was called, that are of necessity to be resolved by the Assembly" demanding immediate attention, the Deputy Govenor was appointed interim Moderator. After a four day interval, that is on the fifteenth of March, "The Assembly called and satt". Its one order of business was to vote adjournment for the day in order to attend the funeral of Governor John Cranston. But the business of the Assembly was pressing. On the next day, therfore, Major Peleg Sanford was "chosen Governor and engaged in open Assembly." After the new governor was duly chosen moderator, it was voted: "The Deputy Governor, Captain Arthur Fenner, Mr. John Coggeshall, Captain Randall Howlden, Mr. Peleg Tripp and John Sanford are chosen a Committee to goe to Mrs. Mary Cranston, widow of our late deceased, honored Governor Cranston, esquire, for the charter and all other writeings belonging to the Collony, that were in the late Governor Cranston's custody, and have power to give the said Mrs. Cranston a full discharge in behalfe of this Assembly for what they receive; who are to returne the same to this assembly forwith". At the expiration of the "forthwith" period, it was voted that the Committee, having returned to the Assembly the charter and other articles, "this Assembly have received them; and they are in this present assembly delivered to the present Governor's custody". This gets them, formally, out of the Assembly's care. On the twenty-ninth of June, 1686, Mr. Peleg Tripp again sitting in the Asssembly for the town of Portsmouth (with Mr. John Coggeshall, Mr. William Wodell and Mr. Robert Hodgson) the Assembly considered a writ of "Quo Warranto" from His Majesty. "This Assembly" the records say, "upon the serious consideration of the above said premise, do hereby order, publish and declare that they have determined not to stand suit with His Majesty, but to proceed by our humble address to his Majesty to continue our privileges and liberties according to our charter, formerly granted by his late Majesty, Charles the Second, of blessed memory." Whereupon the assembly orderd that this act should be published "forthwith" in three "convenient places for that end", in Newport, "and the same to be done by the Recorder, with the Generall and Town Sergeant, and the beat of the drum". Later, it was voted: "That a Committee be chosen and empowered by this Assembly, they or the major part of them, on this Collony's behalf, to draw up our humble address to his Majesty our Sovereign Lord, the King, and to take speedy and effectual care for the safe conveyance thereof by way of Boston and York. And also to procure a messenger as soon as they can, to go for "England; and to draw up letters to the Governor of York, to President Dudley, and to Esquire Randolph." The persons chosen and empowered are: "our Honored Governor and Deputy Governor, for Newport; Mr. Joseph Jencks, for Providence; Mr. peleg Tripp and the Recorder, for Portsmouth; Major John Green, for Warwick." The importance of the subject matter and the standing of the other members of the Committee, with the added fact that Peleg Tripp was chosen when John Coggeshall was available, are an earnest of the esteem and confidence reposed in Peleg Tripp, the second son of John of Portsmouth. Born near 1642, at Portsmouth, Peleg early bought from his father one-fourth of the tract which John had from John Alden. Thus, he became also "of Dartmouth", on the eighth of September, 1665. In some way, the vital records of his immediate descendants were destroyed, so that we must depend chiefly for these upon his will, made in 1713, and proved February 8, 1714 Peleg married Anne Sisson, who brought him nine children. His will names first his son Job. In order, follow Priscilla Tripp; Sara Rogers; Peleg Tripp; Daughter in-law Sara Tripp; daughters Mary Smith, Anne Rogers and Mehitable Thurston; son Richard, who with Anne Rogers received land in Portsmouth. Anne, the widow, received the dwelling house and one third "of great orchard for life and my garden and L18 yearly for life paid by my son Job." This favored son received "rest of land where I dwell, he paying rents and legacies and at death of wife he to have other land", etc. Fourteen acres of land were added to the orchard provision for the widow, Anne. Richard, too, was to pay Anne L5 yearly tax on his Dartmouth legacy. The daughter-in-law, Sarah, named in Peleg's will was of Adam Mott's family, her mother having been at marriage Mary Lott, whom the first Adam Mott brought from England, when he came to America. Mary (Lott) Mott's interesting will appears elsewhere. She was Adam's step-daughter. That Good government was coming to be a part of the daily task of John Tripp's sons, as the years passed, their records attest. The Tripps, being "Gentlemen", of course married, at first, strictly within their class. The Founder, although a carpenter, must have had means, as the English idea of a "Gentleman" included also the possession of sufficient money to live as befitted his social position. The ancestral wills too, show the possession of many estates. Peleg's descendants took over an entire County almost, very early and later produced a candidate for the Presidency of the United States, Warren G. Harding, elected twice to that office. Moreover, a son of the first Tripp- Harding alliance married back into the Tripp blood; Bock: (Austin 208; Randall, James Tripp 5-7). Herman William Tripp--Remembering----7th Great Grandfather Peleg He was married to Ann SISSON in 1666.
97. Ann SISSON was born about 1647/48 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. She died on 13 Jan 1713. She was christened. References: Randall: Peleg Manuscript from the New Bedford Library. Roger L. Walter submits the following information: Id like to submit the following as supporting evidence to the marriage of Peleg Tripp & Ann Sisson. This marriage is proved by the will of Mary Sisson, widow, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, dated 15 April 1690, and proved 1 December 1692, in which she names her daughter Ann, wife of Peleg Tripp.  There is also recorded, a receipt, signed with the mark of Ann [Sisson] Tripp, and dated 17 December, 1692, in which she acknowledges that she has received her mother's legacy. . Above is from Bock article which cites  Bristol County Probates 1:56... published in NEHGR, 62:182  Id 1:72...published in NEHGR, 62:233 Herman William Tripp--Remembering......7th Great Grandmother Anne Sisson Tripp Peleg TRIPP and Ann SISSON had the following children:
i. John TRIPP was born in 1667 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He died on 9 Mar 1686/87. He was christened. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in John's daughters and their offspring. Bock: He married Sarah Mott, daughter of Adam and Mary ( Lott) Mott. He was not mentioned in the father's will, but Sarah willed 1 shilling. John Jrs. will, signed by mark, dated March 8 and proved 2 march 1686/7, mentioned his father, brother Job and wife ( Portsmouth Land Evidences 1:257). The will of Mary Mott of Portsmouth, widow, dated 4/24 Februray 1710/11, proved 8 (7) 1712, mentioned amount daughters Sarah Tripp widow (Abtracts of Portsmouth Rhode wills 2:221 from RIGR 5:45; Austin, 208, 344-5;Casey 52; Lawrence 5; Dean, Tripp Gen. 2-3; Valentine 73). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......6th Great Grand Uncle John
ii. Priscilla TRIPP was born in 1669 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. Priscilla Tripp is my 6th Great Grand Aunt. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in John's daughters and their offspring; Bock: (Austin 208). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Aunt Priscilla
iii. Sarah TRIPP was born in 1671. Sarah Tripp is my 6th Great Grand Aunt. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in John's daughters and their offspring; Bock: She married Thomas Rogers (will; Ghastin). He married 2nd Ann Tripp. sister of Sarah. ( Austin 208; Mary Stevens Ghastin, Genealogy of the Stevens and Tripp and Allied Families from 1520-1906; Breffni Whalen; Beaman, mar. From Peleg's Probates of 1713 [Portsmouth 2:208). Sarah Tripp is my 6th Great Grand Aunt. Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Aunt Sarah
48 iv. Job TRIPP.
v. Peleg TRIPP was born in 1675 in Rhode Island. He died before Jul 1746 in Rhode Island. He was christened. Peleg Tripp is my 6th Great Grand Uncle. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in female daughters and their offspring; Job Tripp was the second son of Peleg Tripp, son of John Tripp the Founder. He married Elizabeth Sweet as his second wife, however Isaac Tripp, our ancestor was born of the first wife, whose name is not known. Job Tripp had a total of seven children. Bock: He was not the Peleg Tripp who died Newport Rhode Island 8-22-1792 as the will of Nicholas Gardener of 7-1746 provided for his children until age 18. Randall ascribes to him a son Peleg who Married in Bristol 5-12-1761, Mrs. Mary Nooning. (Austin 208; Gardiner Gen.; Lawrence, Tripp Family 7; Arnold 5:48 [m], 7:126; Washington County Rec. 4:320; Randall, Peleg Tripp 2,3; Bartlett, 4:168; Kingston VR, 1:39; South Kingston VR, 4A:137). Bock: He was not the Peleg Tripp who died in Newport Rhode Island on August 22, 1732 as the will of Nicholas Gardiner of July 1746 provided for his children until age 18. Randall ascribes to him a son Peleg who Married Bristol May 12 1761 Mrs. Mary Nooning. (Austin 208; Gardeiner Gen.; Lawrence, Tripp Family 7; Arnold 5:48 [m], 7:126;Washington County Rec. 4:320; Randall, Peleg Tripp 2,3; Barlett, 4:168; Kingston VR, 1:39; South Kingston VR, 4A:137). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Uncle Peleg
vi. Mehitable TRIPP was born on 6 Jan 1675 in Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Mehitable Tripp is my 6th Great Grandaunt. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in daughters and their offspring: All decendants information comes from Brefni Whelan, White City, Oregon. He referenced Twenty-one Nichols Families in New England, by Robert E. Nichols. 1983, 18 pages. Decendants of Robert Spink of Kingstowne, by Alden Gamaliel Beaman. In Rhode Island Genealogical Register, April and July 1980, July 1982. Compendium of American Genealogy for John and Elizabeth ( Hall ) Tibbitts decendants. Halls of New England: Genealogical and Biographical, by Reverend David B. Hall, Albany, New York 1883. Bock: (Austin 208; ; Beaman, Newport County Mar. from Probate Rec., Portsmouth 2L:208; Boyer 435; Bristol County probates 7:12). Herman William Tripp--Remembering.......6th Great GrandAunt Mehitable and all of her decendants.............
vii. Mary TRIPP was born in 1677 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. Mary Tripp is my 6th Great Grandaunt. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in daughters and their offspring: All decendants information comes from Brefni Whelan, White City, Oregon. He referenced Twenty-one Nichols Families in New England, by Robert E. Nichols. 1983, 18 pages. Decendants of Robert Spink of Kingstowne, by Alden Gamaliel Beaman. In Rhode Island Genealogical Register, April and July 1980, July 1982. Compendium of American Genealogy for John and Elizabeth ( Hall ) Tibbitts decendants. Halls of New England: Genealogical and Biographical, by Reverend David B. Hall, Albany, New York 1883. Bock: (Austin 208; Randall, James Tripp 5-7; Beaman, Newporrt County Mar.,mentioned in Peleg's will (Portsmouth Rec., 2:147 Mary Tripp is my 6th Great Grand Aunt. Bock: Mary married Deliverance Smith of Dartmouth, who died June 30, 1729, son of Lieutenant John and Ruhamah (Kirby) Smith. 10 children ( Austin 208; Randall, James Tripp 5-7; Beaman, Newport County Mar., ment in Peleg's will ( Portsmouth Rec., 2:147). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Aunt Mary
viii. Ann TRIPP was born in 1679. Ann Tripp is my 6th Great Grandaunt. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in daughters and their offspring: All decendants information comes from Brefni Whelan, White City, Oregon. He referenced Twenty-one Nichols Families in New England, by Robert E. Nichols. 1983, 18 pages. Decendants of Robert Spink of Kingstowne, by Alden Gamaliel Beaman. In Rhode Island Genealogical Register, April and July 1980, July 1982. Compendium of American Genealogy for John and Elizabeth ( Hall ) Tibbitts decendants. Halls of New England: Genealogical and Biographical, by Reverend David B. Hall, Albany, New York 1883. Bock: (Austin 208; Ghastin Gen.; Randall, Peleg Tripp 1 (poor copy); CAsey 52; Beaman, Newport Mar from Probate Rec. p. 340, date 1713 [Po 2:208]). Bock: Ann Tripp married Thomas Rogers about 1724, who had m/1 Sarah, Sister of Ann. He was the son of Thomas and Sarah Rogers. Thomas was of Westerly. They were bequeathed land in Portsmouth by her father's will. ( Austin 208; Ghastin Gen.; Randall, Peleg Tripp 1 ( poor copy ); Casey 52; Beaman, Newport Mar from Probate Rec. p. 340, date 1713 [Po 2:208]). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Aunt Ann
ix. Richard TRIPP was born in 1683. Richard Tripp is my 6th Great Grand Uncle. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in John's decendants and their offspring: All decendants information comes from Brefni Whelan, White City, Oregon. He referenced Twenty-one Nichols Families in New England, by Robert E. Nichols. 1983, 18 pages. Decendants of Robert Spink of Kingstowne, by Alden Gamaliel Beaman. In Rhode Island Genealogical Register, April and July 1980, July 1982. Compendium of American Genealogy for John and Elizabeth ( Hall ) Tibbitts decendants. Halls of New England: Genealogical and Biographical, by Reverend David B. Hall, Albany, New York 1883; Bock: Randall, Peleg Tripp 1; Valentine 182; Austin 208). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Uncle Dick
x. Phebe TRIPP. Phebe Tripp is my 6th Great Grand Aunt. References: Randall, manuscript about Peleg and his decendants from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who specializes in John and his offspring: He referenced Twenty-one Nichols Families in New England, by Robert E. Nichols. 1983, 18 pages. Decendants of Robert Spink of Kingstowne, by Alden Gamaliel Beaman. In Rhode Island Genealogical Register, April and July 1980, July 1982. Compendium of American Genealogy for John and Elizabeth ( Hall ) Tibbitts decendants. Halls of New England: Genealogical and Biographical, by Reverend David B. Hall, Albany, New York 1883; My 6th Great Grand Aunt. Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Aunt Phebe
98. ?? ??. He was married to ?? ??.
99. ?? ??. ?? ?? and ?? ?? had the following children:
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192. John TRIPP The Founder was born on 6 Feb 1610 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England. He died on 12 Feb 1678 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He was christened. John Tripp the Founder is my 8th Great Grandfather The first Tripp to come to America is the ancestor of so many of us that someone appropriately tagged him " The Founder ". By his own hand, he wrote that he had 11 brothers and sisters, so he evidently did not have much to start with. For that reason he indentured himself to Randall Holden so that he could learn the carpenter trade. He was admitted as an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck, (Later Rhode Island), and on April 30, 1638 signed a compact with twenty-eight others as follows: "We whose names are underwritten do acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of His Majesty king Charles, and in his name do hereby bind ourselves into a civil body politic, unto his laws according to matters of justice". Records show that he accumulated land in Dartmouth, (that he purchased from John Alden), land in Narragansett, land in Westerly and land on Hog Island. This island got its name from the fact, that all of the hogs that were not controlled by their owners by fences or buildings, were hauled over and turned loose on Hog Island! I don't know what John did with them, when he started farming the island! I guess this was the first Tripp to raise pigs in this country! John Tripp was active in several aspects of the government, including Commissioner. He was Deputy for the following years: 1648,1654,1655,1658,1661,1662,1663,1664,1666,1667,1668,1669,and 1672. He left in his will various lands, buildings plus orchards, and fencing. John Tripp married Mary Paine in 1639 and during the next 21 years had, and then reared eleven children. From the New Bedford Massachusetts Library we have secured records for first generation of all the children and subsequent years for John Tripp Junior, Peleg Tripp, Joseph Tripp, Abiel Tripp, James Tripp, and Sylvanus Tripp. Together with additional information about Abiel Tripp from Warren Forrest Tripp, of Wheatridge Colorado and Paul Tripp of Pennsylvania who recently moved to Provo Utah; We have attempted to collect and install in this computer as many of John Tripp's decendants as may be found, so that all Tripps anywhere, may have an opportunity to connect and have the same knowledge of their ancestory that we now enjoy. More later- Herman William Tripp--Remembering----
Flash--New News Robert Tripp and his wife Dortha Tripp just called me to tell me the news! They recently visited the Tripp House in Scranton Pennsylvania that was evidently built by Isaac Tripp's son Isaac Tripp. The house is purported to be built on and around the original log house built in 1778. That was the year that Grandpa Isaac was killed by the Indians with nine spears put through him! The new news though, is that records from this house indicate that John Tripp the Founder set sail on June 10th 1635, on the ship named TrueLove, to come to this country. This is our first information about his leaving England date and And on which ship he sailed. Good news it is! Herman William Tripp--Remembering John Tripp, Gentleman, Pioneer, At Work by Caroline Valentine writing in the Valentine Research Studio, in Washington D.C., published in 1932. Verbatim: As the centuries have wheeled into the past, five hundred men, or possibly a thousand, have answered to the unassuming name, John Tripp. It may be supposed that none of these ever once dreamed, that from him should come a man to sit on the American throne. Yet this honor came to John the Founder, in prospect, and in very fact to one of his descendants. All that we find recorded of him shows that John Trippe of Portsmouth did his daily task with his might, looking for the Light, and in the fear of God as He was conceived by them of the Friends' persuasion. As plain country squire, at many points in old England; as lawyer; as physician; as clergyman of the established, stereotyped sort; as colonial deputy; as Mayor and representatime of his King, John Tripp was always "John Tripp, Gentleman". Manifesting in multifarious forms, he played always an estimable part, and no records of John Tripp show that he was ever less than an honorable man, strictly "on the job" that fell to him in his then sphere. But the very formal term, John Tripp, Gentleman, found in the old records, was brought over from England, even as was John himself. The line back into the mists of the conquror's time is so long, that no one may now tell how many John Tripps trod English soil. The family name was certainly John, and a common custom of giving the names of the founder of the family, and of the father and grandfather to the elder sons in every family, held for untold generations among the Tripps. Ancient deeds long held by English Tripps, even in west England, testify to the family grip on the soil throughout many centuries. English genealogists seem to agree that Canterury was the place of inception as far as history shows, and one of the stanard English Genealogical firms informs us that no Tripp family there known can be traced to any but the one root in Kent. It is of record that a Tripp of 1325 held right to a coat of arms; but the date of its conferment is missing. Sir Charles Tripp, who bore it, was a well-known lawyer of the Middle Temple, London, whose arms are both shown and described. He was son of that English John Trippe, Gentleman, who lived both in the sixeenth and the seventeenth centuries. His father (and probably he, himself) saw life as it was keenly lived in France as well as in England. For the father, according to the English heralds, was John Trippe, Vice-Marshal of Calais. A very gorgeous John Tripp, Gentleman, in crimson and gold, executed the city ordinances of Hull, as its Mayor, in 1669. we find him under the heading "John Tripp, 1660" in a most quaint old English book of notables who had been schoolmates in Lincolne county or elsewhere. The style is often humorous, but the English owe the author a great debt for historical items lacking elsewhere. This John was Chamberlain; then Sheriff; then Mayor of Hull, 1669. John Tripp, Gentleman, Pioneer At Work John the Founder's appearance in Portsmouth, was in 1638; in Providence, under date of May 16, 1648. He had come over in the same ship with William Hall in 1635. His name appears on the organization list of Portsmouth as John Trippe. On this list appeared the names of eleven families with whom the Tripps were to intermarry. One of these was that of Anthonie Paine, John's father in law; another, that of William Haule (Hall), three of whose children became "in laws" to John Tripp, later. Thus, the founding of Portsmouth seems rather a family affair. The remnant of the earliest records of Portsmouth now available contains no less than 80 references to John Tripp, the Founder of the New England line of English Tripps. The indexers agree that the spellings Trip, Tripe, and Tripp belong also to the family of Trippe. In 1649, we find John serving on a jury; as also in 1650, 1653, etc. By this time, three fourths the recorded names are of those related, or to be related by marriage to the first John Tripp, and to assist in carrying on his family line. In 1651, he is clerk of "the wayghts and measures". In the same year he makes an agreement with Ralph Earle concerning a line fence. This precise paper fills one and one half pages of the records, as printed. It was signed in the presence of four witnesses, one of whom was Benedict Arnold. The meat of it was that each signer should play fair with the other, as to reciprocity on stones and in the work of building the stone fence; a chief object being to "make there sayed landes several to each of their private uses." John was between two fires, in that Ralph Earl's land joined him on both the north and the south sides. One point of the agreement read thus: "From yeare to yeare, so long as those sayd lots ly open together, Earl's to Tripp's aforenamed, that they will not on either of these said lots damnify each other by Cattell there put by their order." This agreement was considered so important that the heirs of both signers are included in its terms, and a forfeit of twenty pounds sterlng is laid on the failure; to be "payed by the Ptie defective, unto the other Ptie engaged therein". Formal seals completed the document, when signed. It was a wise move to block trouble with bounding neighbors. I can recall, as grandchild of New York pioneers six generations later, the threats of law-suits and the loud words following the neglect of fences, which led to raids by neighbors' cattle, on growing grain. Having served his town freely and well whenever needed, John Tripp came to the honor of being chosen Committeeman for the Generall Court. This was an important term, for this committee was authorized to meet with those of the other towns, "at the day Nuport neighbors shall apoint, with as full power to act as if the towne were present." The same "Meetinge of the Inhabitants of Portsmouth" that chose John Tripp as representative, voted also, "that Assamequin shall have his coate payed him forthwith for his rent of the medows on the maine land, on the north side of Roade Ilande". In 1655, John Tripp was chosen "commissioner of the Colony, to transact the business of the Generall Court to be held at Providence at the usuall tyme". He here appears as "Mr. John Tripp." Serving with him were John Roome, John Briggs, Thomas Lauton and Mr. Thomas Brownell. Portsmouth, by this time, was becoming important. Even among this goodly people, thieves were abroad, it seems; who, if they could but remove cattle from the island, could then snap their fingers at all authority. The ferries became increasingly important. Thus, in August of the year 1666, the town meeting appointed John Tripp, his son in law's father, William Hall and two others "to survaie and view all cattell that shall be henceforth transported off the Iland and to take the names of all such as transport cattell, the day of the month when, the number of the Generall Cattel, with there severall ear marks and if any have cattel that have not their own eare marke or that have other markes than ther owen the survayers are hereby required to make stopp of them, unless thay give satisfaction to the survayers how they cam by those Cattel, so differently marked. and the survayeers are to see the Cattell boated and if any carry cattell off the Land in the night, though survayed before, shall have a survayer to see them at ther going of shore or shall forfeit tenn pounds and stand to further sensuer of the toune". Serving frequetly on the Town Council, John was chosen also in 1661, with five others, to serve as a "Court of Comitioners" at Portsmouth. The following year he was chosen to serve on the next General court of Commissioners to be held at Warwick. The report of the town meeting for February, 1663 notes that four "Comitioners or deputyes" were chosen to serve at a General Court to be held at Newport. Of these, was Mr. John Tripp. Another was his brother in law Mr. Lott Stange; who had married Alice Paine, sister to John Tripp's wife Mary. In the meantime, John's family is increasing and maturing. The year 1666 sees John appear on the records as "Mr. John Tripp senior". he serves this year on the Grand Jury. A new duty--of Rate making is laid upon him in 1666. He is chosen for the Grand Jury (with two others). He is kept, as in most years, in the post of Surveyor of Cattle, and is again chosen deputy to the General Assembly. In 1667, the town chooses him to serve, with Albro, Cooke, Aly, William Hall and Sanford, to devise a method of preventing "the destruction of wood and timber of this township" and some method of redress for the town. In June of 1667, John Tripp is once more chosen as one of the four Portsmouth "deputies for ye next Generall Court, as deputy. In 1669, he serves again in the General Assembly, held at Newport in May of that year. In 1672 he serves in the April Assembly, and also in that of October. John Tripp, the Founder, is now aging. He has but six more years in which to prove his value. But during these years he is allowed no surcease of work. In this year of 1672, he becomes moderator of the Portsmouth meeting; to which office he is chosen each year therafter up to and including 1675. As rate maker; as surveyor of cattle; as keen eyed representative of his town in many capacities, he does his unhurried and faithful duty. As moderator, he is hampered by rules hitherto unknown to the presiding officers; since, in the last previous meeting, the town council voted that for the future, "noe Towne meetinge shall have power to act in affaires Relatinge to the Towne Except there be at least the number of fifteene prescent at the Said meeting. And further ordered that for the future, noe Moderator of the Towne Meeting Shall presume to desolve Such Said Meeting without the Major vote of the said Meetinge. And if any Moderator shall from the meeting withdraw himself, without the leave of the major part of the meeting, it shall be in the power of that meetinge to elect another to the place of Moderator." In 1675, Mr. John Tripp was chosen by the town council for three several offices besides that of moderator. One of these was that of prover and sealer of weights and measures, "accordinge as the law of this Collony hath provided." in 1676, 1677 and 1678 he is still filling important town offices. This last year sees his last appearance on the records. In April of the year 1679, "the widow Mary Tripp" receives from the Town Council" a License for one year to Sell Victuals and drink to Travelers and to afford them entertainment as may bee needful and Conveient, they first giveing bond according to law for the keeping of good order and do also pay into the Treasury ten Shillings for each License". So far as the records indicate, the public work of John Tripp was never spectacular; but these were sober-minded men, and the same might be said of almost any man of record at Portsmouth during this period. this John was most surely a man of keen mind and great personal integrity, for his name comes into prominence in every essential matter, and wherever money is the crux of the situation, except in connection with the Treasury. But William Wodell was long the Treasurer for the town of Portsmouth. he was also many times a deputy from Portsmouth. As, at this period, every priviledge that high authority could offer was for members of the established church, the church of England, and that every indignity and tax that could be conceived was visited upon non-members, under many of the colonial governments, we may imagine how much need the quiet group of Friends had of the stiff neck which was supposed to be their crowning attribute. The "Sufferings", at one period, any Friend came to be ranked very high in the estimation of his Order. John Simcock, close friend and valued counselor of William Penn, was a notable "sufferer"; nor did the least conspicuous escape his tax of scorn and obloquy, anguish and financial loss. Costly, indeed, was it to "follow The Light", in their time. In 1658, Roger Williams wrote: "It was not price nor money that could have purchased Rhode Island. Rhode Island was obtained by love; by the love and favor which that honorale gentleman, Sir Henry Vane, and myself, had with that great Sachem, Miantonomie". Nine years after John Tripp signed the Aquidneck group covenant, he set his name to a marvelous politico-human document in Providence. its basis and tenor were human love and human liberty. It, too, was a covenant, its purpose being to place upon record: "That we are not willfully opposite, nor careless and senceless, and therby meanes of our own and others' ruine and destruction. And especiallly in Testimonye of our fidelitye and Cordiall affections unto one another heere present, so that there may be a currant, peaceable and Comfortble proceedinge." John, Peleg and Joseph Tripp, Citizens At the time when the first John appeared in the Generall Court. Mr. Roger Williams was chosen to be assistant. This Assembly was called by the Islanders the "Generall Court of Election". It was then ordered that six men should be chosen for each town, in whom the General Court should be continued. Also that the Generall Court of Tryall should be held "by course", wherever the actions should arise, and at such times as the committee should choose. This seems suplementary to the previous work of the General Assembly. On this committee appeared the names of Weeden, lawton, Almy, Briggs, Wilbor and Green: into whose families the descendants of John Tripp were soon to marry. Continued under Peleg Tripp. Bock: (American Families 2; Newport Historical Magazine 4 :50-7; Arthur D. Dean, Genealogy of the Tripp Family Descended from Isaac Tripp of Warwick Rhode Island and Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania [Scranton PA:1903]; George L. Randall, Tripp Genealogy: Descendants of James son of John Tripp [New Bedford:1924] 5; Valentine Research Studio, Tripp will, Deed, and Ways [Washington DC:1932]; James Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" [Baltimore, 1977] IV:330-1; Beamon Newport County Mar from Probates [Portsmouth Rec., 315-6; Portsmouth Land Evidence 2/1:129]; John's Resolution from New Bedford Library; Letter from Neil Thompson; Horkstow Register [bp]). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Grandfather John Tripp the Founder
Herman William Tripp--Remembering----my family: In case we do not return, please note that there are 50,000 plus decendents to John Tripp, the Founder in this computer. David Joseph Tripp did the first 2900, so he knows exactly how to run this thing. Clara and I Love You All!!! Herman William Tripp--Remembering---- Dean; Randall and all his manuscripts from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, who specializes on daughters and their decendants, otherwise left out; Bock: (American Families 2; Newport Historicl Magazine 4 :50-7; Arthur Dean, Genealogy of the Tripp Family Descended from Isaac Tripp of Warwick RI and Wilkes Barre, PA [Scranton PA:1903]; George L. Randall, Tripp Genealogy: Descendants of James son of John Tripp [New Bedford:1924] 5; Valentine Research Studio, Tripp Wills, Deeds, and Ways [Washington DC:1932]; James Savage, Savage "Genealogical Dictionary of the 1st Settlers of New England" Baltimore, 1977] IV:330-1; Beamon Newport co. Mar from Probates [Portsmouth Rec., 315-6; Portsmouth Land Evidence 2/1:129]; John's Resolution from New Bedford Library; Letter from Neil Thompson; Horkstow Register [bp]); Herman William Tripp--Remembering...... He was married to Mary PAINE about 1638/39 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
193. Mary PAINE was born in 1611 in Lincolnshire, England. She died on 12 Feb 1687 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She was christened. Mary Paine is my 8th Great Grandmother. According to Margaret Bock, she was the daughter of Anthony and Rose (Potter) Paine. She married second Benjamin Engell on April 4, 1682. Also from Bock: Crapo, Certain Comeovers 1:284; Austin, Genealogical Dictionary 208; Arnold 4:45 [m]). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......My Grandmother John TRIPP The Founder and Mary PAINE had the following children:
i. John TRIPP Junior was born in 1640 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He died on 20 Nov 1719 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island. He was christened. John Tripp Junior is my 7th Great Grand Uncle, was honored for being the first born Tripp in this colony, as well as the first born of John Tripp the founder; References: Randall, John manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Briffni Whelan, decendant who contributed much, especialy daughters of John Tripp the founder as well as other daughters not ordinarily followed through a non Tripp name. John Tripp Junior was child number 1 of John Tripp the Founder. Following is information from Valentine Research Studio, of Washington D.C., written by Caroline Valentine, and published in 1932: John, the eldest son of the Founder, sustained the family traditions in his marriage with Susanna Anthony. With James, and Abiel, he had prominent part in peopling New York, as Colony and State, as also the great lands to the west. His father's will gave him most of the Portsmouth holdings, the homestead place. Among the sons of John the Pioneer, young John was naturally held the most important because he was the oldest son; Joseph held first place because he had the largest family; Peleg, perhaps because of his greater public service; James because of his greater wealth; while Abiel perhaps was first in the family thought because he was mourned so early. Each held the others in high regard and rightly so. Bock: (Austin 208; Janet Pease; Portsmouth VR 1:62; Arnold 4:45; Randall, James Tripp 5-7; Will of John Tripp; Maurine Krohn, Tripp Trails 2:23-4; Michael Shoemaker Book  554-5; RI GR 3:#7, 25-6; Beamon, Newport County Mar from Probates [Portsmouth Land Evidence 2/1:137]).
Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Uncle John
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iii. Joseph TRIPP was born in 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He died on 17 Nov 1718 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachussetts. He was christened. References: Randall, Joseph manuscript from the New Bedford Library, 9th Cousin Breffni Wheland, decendant who specializes in John Tripp, the Founders decendants, as well as daughters not ordanarily covered. Joseph Tripp is my 7th Great Grand Uncle and was honored for the largest family and is known as the chief ancestor of northern America Tripps. Bock: He was possibly the Joseph Tripp appointed in 1697 to make the division of the estate of William Wood of Dartmouth ( Wright ). (Austin 208; Randall, James Tripp 5-6; Dartmouth VR 3:75;2:509: Wright, Deecendant of Philip Taber  3;MA IGI [m]. Joseph Tripp was child number 3 of John Tripp the Founder. The following information is taken from Valentine Research Studio, of Washington D.C., written by Caroline Valentine, and published in 1932: Joseph Tripp seems to have ranked next to Peleg in public service. It was wholly natural for the Founder's sons to be graduated into the service of their town and later into the General Court of Tryals. In the year 1671, before Joseph was thirty years old, "John Tripp, Shaft Carpenter", granted to Josph Tripp, of Dartmouth in the Colloney of Plymouth, one fourth of one whole or interger portion of a Lot belonging to one pupchaser, it being half "of that which...John Tripp bought of John Alden of Duxbury, to be holden as of His Majesty, his Manor of East Greenwich." The witnesses were William Hall Senior. and William Junior. A similar quarter-share deed was made out by John Tripp Senior to son Peleg, with a proviso that, if Peleg should sell, it shall be only to John senior or his heirs. Evidently this was considered a choice property. It was on the mainland, and the New England Tripp center has ever since been at this point, now Westport and Fair Haven. Westport Vital Records give literally pages of Tripp marriages, etc. After John Alden became famous, probably it was worth something to be connected with him even in a commercial transaction. But there was, also, an Alden-Tripp marriage early--that of another Joseph Tripp. Still another Joseph married Elizabeth Smith, August 24 1685. Some of their children settled in Cayuga County, New York. The county court-house at Auburn has numerous Tripp records, the greater part being of this group. most of the New York "Tripp centers threw off lines to the west. This was true of this Joseph line also. Joseph probably did more than any of his brothers in peopling the United States. Marrying into Haviland, Sherman and other good families, his children also gave much added strength to the Tripp lines. Mary began the Waite-Tripp lines, so prolific; the second Abiel beginning a Tripp-Tripp line near 1700, in marrying his cousin, Eleanor, daughter of Mary Tripp and Thomas Waite. This Tripp line thus became intensively "of Abiel" and "of Joseph". Lois Tripp, descending from Peleg and Judge Job of Exeter brought us the blood of a third son of the Founder, and placed the descendants in northern New York as Waites. After 1800 Joseph's line came into Cayuga County of that state. Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Uncle Joe
iv. Mary TRIPP was born in 1646 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She died in 1716. She was christened. Mary Tripp is my 7th Great Grand Aunt. Mary Tripp was child number 4 of John Tripp the Founder. 9th Cousin Breffni Whelan, decendant, gave us much info on daughters such as Mary, John Tripp the Founder's daughter, and their offspring. All decendants information about Mary comes from Breffni Whelan, White City, Oregon. He referenced Twenty-one Nichols Families in New England, by Robert E. Nichols. 1983, 18 pages. Decendants of Robert Spink of Kingstowne, by Alden Gamaliel Beaman. In Rhode Island Genealogical Register, April and July 1980, July 1982. Compendium of American Genealogy for John and Elizabeth ( Hall ) Tibbitts decendants. Halls of New England: Genealogical and Biographical, by Reverend David B. Hall, Albany, New York 1883. Bock: (Austin 208; Randall, James Tripp 5-7; Beaman, Newport County Mar.,mentioned in will of Alice Strange d. 1688 as m Mr. Gatchell (Portsmouth Rec., 315-6; Portsmouth Land Evidence, 2/1:129,160,286; For King and Country II:91). Herman William Tripp--Remembering.......7th Great GrandAunt Mary Tripp and all of her decendants.............
v. Elizabeth TRIPP was born in 1648 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. She died in 1706. Elizabeth Tripp Hall is my 7th Great Grand Aunt. She was child number 5 of John Tripp the Founder. Most of Elizabeth Tripp Hall decendants were contributed by Breffni Whelan, Rin number 32062 of White City, Oregon. He referenced: Twenty-One Nichols Families in New England, by Robert E. Nichols. 1983, 18 pages. Descendants of Robert Spink of Kingstowne, by Alden Gamaliel Beaman. In Rhode Island Genealogical Register, April and July 1980, July 1982. Compendium of American Genealogy for John and Elizabeth (Hall) Tibbitts descendants. Halls of New England: Genealogical and Biographical, by Reverend David B. Hall, Albany, New York 1883. Bock: (Austin 208; Randall, James Tripp 5-7; Beaman, Mar. from Probates, 10:340 [Portsmouth Rec., 315-6, Protsmouth Land Evidence 2/1:129,160,286 Herman William Tripp--Remembering...... 7th Great GrandAunt Elizabeth and all of her decendants.............
vi. Alice TRIPP was born in 1650 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. She died in 1710. She was christened. Alice Tripp is my 7th Great Grand Aunt. She was child number 6 of John Tripp the Founder. Breffni Whelan Rin number 32062 of White City Oregon contributed almost all of Alice Tripp Hall's decendancy. He referenced: Twenty-One Nichols Families in New England, by Robert E. Nichols. 1983, 18 pages. Descendants of Robert Spink of Kingstowne, by Alden Gamaliel Beaman. In Rhode Island Genealogical Register, April and July 1980, July 1982. Compendium of American Genealogy for John and Elizabeth (Hall) Tibbitts descendants. Halls of New England: Genealogical and Biographical, by Reverend David B. Hall, Albany, New York 1883. Austin, 208; Randall James Tripp 5-7). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......7th Great GrandAunt Alice and all of her decendants.........
vii. Isabelle TRIPP was born in 1651 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. She died in 1716 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. She was christened. Isabel Tripp is my 7th Great Grand Aunt. She was the 7th child of John Tripp the Founder. She married Samsom Sherman on March 4 1675 exactly 270 years before Clara and I were married at the Paton Methodist Church. In other words we were married on their 270th wedding anniversary. Our 50th wedding anniversary, coming up soon will be on their 320th. References: Randall, James manuscript; Breffni Whelan, decendant: Isabell Tripp information comes from 9th Cousin Brefnni Whelan, from White City, Oregon. He referenced Twenty One Nichols Families in New England, by Robert E. Nichols, 1983 18 pages; Bock: (Randall James Tripp 5-7; Austin 208; Arnold 4:45 [m]; Portsmouth VR 1:18 [m]; Reverend David Sherman, "The Sherman Family" in NEHGR  24:68; Roy Sherman, "Some of the Descendants of Philip Sherman, the First Secretary of Rhode Island" [Akron, Ohio, 1968] 385-7; "Descendants of William Chase of Yarmouth" in Connecticutt Quarterly...4:118; Everett Bentley Baker, M.D., 105 Sunset Lane, Barnstabel Massachusetts 02630 in NEXUS IV:#2:89; Doctor Dorothy Branson, 797 S.James Rd., April 14, Columbus Ohio 43227 in Tripp Trails 1:20-21; Beaman, Newport County Mar in Probate Rec., 10:341 [Portsmouth Rec., 315--6; Portsmouth Land Evidence 2/1:129,160,286]). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Great GrandAunt Isabelle
viii. Abiel TRIPP was born in 1653 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He died on 10 Sep 1684 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He was christened. He was buried. Abiel Tripp is my 7th Great Grand Uncle. References: Randall, Abiel manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant and my 9th cousin, who specializes on John the founder and offspring; Following is a record verbatim from Valentine Research Studio, of Washington D.C., written by Caroline Valentine, and published in 1932: Abiel Tripp Founds a Line The Abiel to whom the known early "double cousins" and many other cousins trace, did not have his "chance" with the rest. Instead of a long life and quiver full of children, he had but a brief, promising youth, and a single child, a son, born just before the father's death, to carry on the name. This first Abiel indeed began well. He was admitted as freeman of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, May 6, 1679, as Abiel of Portsmouth; where he was already a freeman of the town, owning property. Of all but eldest sons, this was required. On May 16, 1682, he is recorded as voting. In 1679, at twenty-six, he was Surveyor of Cattle for Portsmouth, a position requiring quick and keen decisions, and ripened judgment. The Tripp-Hall minds marched so well together that his marriage with a third Hall must have greatly gratified the parents on both sides, two of his sisters having married Halls also. The first Abiel Tripp died at thirty-one, and to the tiny son, Abiel, who first saw the light only three months earlier, came the responsibility for all the long line of Tripps who followed these two. Even the junior Abiel was survived by only two sons, Thomas of Tiverton, and Joseph, who married Frances Hall. Although the second in this Abiel line, the Junior Abiel, was not actually the second Abiel Tripp in America. For a cousin of this same name, born in 1681 in Joseph's line, led him in time by three years. There were four Johns, grandsons to the Founder. John, the oldest son of the Founder's eldest, was by common consent known as the "John Junior". He also produced an Abiel in 1709; so that there were three lines of Abiels evolved to cross and entangle one another, before the fifth genration even began to appear. Deliverance,the young widow of the first Abiel, soon married Thomas Durfee. The interests of Abiel, the son, were cared for by a special act of the legislature; whereby, on petition by Thomas, for himself and wife, the ferry between Rhode Island and Bristol, to the north west, was "confirmed" upon the heir of Abiel Senior. It was enacted that the ferry "be stated upon said Thomas Durfee and his wife until the heir of said Abiel come of age". Accordingly, after some little apparent competition between young Abiel's guardians and John Burden, in 1698 "the Liberty of the Ferry" was voted, for the seven years next ensuing, to Abiel Tripp and John Burden and their heirs, etc., "as formerly", under Thomas Durfee and his wife Deliverance. This was an important ferry, leading to the mainland over a stretch of the bay. It was for that day a big business asset of the colony of Portsmouth and of Newport. It was strictly censored, and the act of confirmation required that the Ferry Masters carry all Magistrates, Deputies and Jurymen, and all other persons being upon his Magisty's service, and the post ferriage, free. They were warned, also, "not to exceed their usual price for ferriage", etc. Since Abiel's wharf in Rhode Island was at the Island end of the Ferry, it is easy to see how convenient it was for the town to make the first young Abiel, and his son after him, surveyor of the cattle being taken off the island. Just as easy, probably, was it for the Abiels to root them selves in the soil of Tiverton. At all events, Thomas was seated there; John Junior, son of John and Susanna Anthony became a fixture there also. Othniel, John Junior's son, staid until his own first wife died, apparently. Before coming of age, young Abiel allied himself with Eleanor Waite. They were married the day after her sixteenth birthday. The two were cousins; Eleanor's mother having been born Mary Tripp. They lived at Tiverton. Of course there was a namesake for Abiel, the father and for the young Grandfather (now more than twenty years dead); but this child, born in 1707, died in infancy. As John the Founder's line, the Abiel line started in Portsmouoth; as an Abiel line, it started in Portsmouth, but passed to Tiverton, where John Junior's Abiel was also seated, and later, to New York. Bock:(Portsmouth VR 1:3; Arnold 4:102). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Uncle Abiel
ix. James TRIPP was born in 1656 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He died on 30 May 1730 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was christened. James Tripp is my 7th Great Grand Uncle, and was honored for his great wealth. James Tripp was child number 9 of John Tripp the Founder. References: Randall, James manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Breffni Whelan, decendant who suplied much information on their offspring. Bock: ( Randall, James Tripp 5-7; IGI, birth at Newport; Wilbur, Little Compton Fam; Arnold 4:45; Portsmouth VR 1:3 [1/M]; Austin 208; Dartmouth VR 3:75, 2:58; Bristol Co. Probates 7:62,71; MA IGI [b,3m], POB as Dartmouth; John Baldwin). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Uncle James
x. Martha TRIPP was born in 1658 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. She died in 1717. She was christened. Martha Tripp is my 7th Great Grand Aunt. Martha Tripp was child number 10 of John Tripp the Founder. References: 9th Cousin Breffni Whelan, decendant specializes on John Tripp the Founders decendants, and their offspring. He is responsible for almost all of John's daughter's decendants. Bock: (Austin 208; Randall, James Tripp 6; Beaman, Newport Co. Mar., ment in will of Alice Strange, died 1688 ( Portsmouth Rec., 315-6; Portsmouth Land Evidence, 2/1:129,160,286). Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Great GrandAunt Martha
xi. Sylvanus TRIPP was born in 1660 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He died in 1741 in Kittery, York County, Maine. He was christened. He was buried in Kittery, York County, Maine. Sylvanus Tripp is my 7th Great Grand Uncle. Sylvanus Tripp was possibly child number 11 of John Tripp the Founder. At one time he was reported lost at sea, but turned up later in Kittery, Maine, which was part of Massachusetts at the time. John's letter backs up that theory. No one knows for certain, but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints Library lists Sylvanus as son of John Tripp, the founder. References: Randall, Sylvanus manuscript from the New Bedford Library; Bock: The name Tripe was used for the first 4 generation, but later descendants used Tripp. Maine was part of Massachusetts at this time. Sylvanus, a weaver, bought land from Margaret's mother that later was known as Tripe's Point and is now part of Kittery Navy Yard. His will, written 29 December 1714, proved May 10, 1716, left his entire estate to wife Margaret for maintenance for herself and their eight children.(Old Kittery and her Families, 83; Jewett, Maquire Anc., 273-283; Valentine 139-140, additional land rec; GEMNH 694; Catherine Briggs, date of death as 1716; Sybil Noyes et al, " Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire" [Baltimore, 1983] 694; Randall, Sylvanus Tripp, unp. ms at New Bedford Library). Herman William Tripp--Remembering...Uncle Sylvanus
194. Richard SISSON was born in 1608 in England. He died about 1684 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He was christened. He was married to Mary FREEMAN.
195. Mary FREEMAN was born about 1619 in England. She died in 1692. She was christened. Richard SISSON and Mary FREEMAN had the following children:
i. George SISSON was born in 1644. He died on 7 Sep 1718. He was christened.
ii. Elizabeth SISSON was born on 8 Apr 1650 in England.
iii. James SISSON was born on 8 Apr 1650 in England. He died in 1734. He was christened.
iv. John SISSON was born about 1653. He died in 1687. He was christened.
97 v. Ann SISSON.
vi. Mary SISSON was born about 1656. She died in 1674. She was christened.
384. John TRIPP was born in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England. He was christened. John Tripp is my 9th Great Grandfather. Herman William Tripp--Remembering---- He was married to Isabel MOSES.
385. Isabel MOSES was born about 1580 in Northumberland, England. John TRIPP and Isabel MOSES had the following children:
i. Anne TRIPP was born in 1799 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England.
192 ii. John TRIPP The Founder.
386. Anthony PAINE was born in 1585 in Nowton, Lincolnshire, England. He died in May 1649 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. Anthony Paine is my 9th Great Grandfather. His second marriage was to "Widow Grinnell", according to Valentine, Page 175. Herman William Tripp--Remembering...... He was married to Rose POTTER about 1608.
387. Rose POTTER was born about 1587 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. She died in 1643 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. She was christened. Rose Potter is my 9th Great Grandmother. According to Margaret Bock, Mary Paine was the daughter of Anthony Paine and Rose (Potter) Paine. Herman William Tripp--Remembering...... Anthony PAINE and Rose POTTER had the following children:
i. Alice PAINE was born about 1609 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. She died in 1690. She was christened.
193 ii. Mary PAINE.
iii. Child PAINE was born about 1613 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.
768. Alexander TRIPP was born between 1552 and 1560 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England. Alexander (was Nathaniel) Tripp is my 10th Great Grandfather.
Herman William Tripp--Remembering---- He was married. Alexander TRIPP had the following children:
384 i. John TRIPP.
770. Nicholas MOYSES. He was married. Nicholas MOYSES had the following children:
385 i. Isabel MOSES.
772. John PAINE was born about 1555 in England. John Paine is my 10th Great Grandfather. He was married to Francis SPRING.
773. Francis SPRING was born about 1555. Francis Spring is my 10th Great Grandmother. John PAINE and Francis SPRING had the following children:
386 i. Anthony PAINE.
774. ? POTTER. He was married to ? ?.
775. ? ?. ? POTTER and ? ? had the following children:
387 i. Rose POTTER.
ii. Robert POTTER.
1544. Anthony PAINE. Anthony Paine is my 11th Great Grandfather. He was married to Martha CASTELL.
1545. Martha CASTELL. Martha Castell is my 11th Great Grandmother. Anthony PAINE and Martha CASTELL had the following children:
772 i. John PAINE.
3088. William PAINE. William Paine is my 12th Great Grandfather. He was married to Margery ASH.
3089. Margery ASH. Margery Ash is my 12th Great Grandmother. William PAINE and Margery ASH had the following children:
1544 i. Anthony PAINE.
6176. Edmund PAINE was born about 1440 in Bosworth, England. Edmund Paine is my 13th Great Grandfather. He was married to Elizabeth WALTON.
6177. Elizabeth WALTON. Elizabeth Walton is my 13th Great Grandmother. Edmund PAINE and Elizabeth WALTON had the following children:
3088 i. William PAINE.
6178. Thomas ASH. Thomas Ash is my 13th Great Grandfather. He was married. Thomas ASH had the following children:
3089 i. Margery ASH.
12352. Thomas PAINE. Thomas Paine is my 14th Great Grandfather. He was married to Margaret PULTNEY.
12353. Margaret PULTNEY. Margaret Pultney is my 14th Great Grandmother. Thomas PAINE and Margaret PULTNEY had the following children:
6176 i. Edmund PAINE.
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