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Nathan Whipple

Nathan Whipple

Male 1761 - 1832  (70 years)

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  • Name Nathan Whipple 
    Born 7 Jul 1761  prob, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jan 1832  Pownal, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bennington Village Cemetery, Bennington, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I101254  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2020 

    Family Mary Hill,   b. Mar 1765, poss, Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1852, of, Charlton, Saratoga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married Sep 1787  Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Nathan Whipple,   b. 11 Jan 1789, prob, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1865, of, Troy, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)
    +2. Isaac Ross Whipple,   b. 1792, New Haven, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1830, New Haven, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     3. Jonah Whipple,   b. 1794
     4. William Whipple,   b. 1796
    +5. Stephen Whipple,   b. 1798, New Lisbon, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, New Lisbon, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. John G. Whipple,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Aft 1838, of, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +7. Mercy Whipple,   bur. Bennington Village Cemetery, Bennington, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Daniel Whipple,   b. Abt 1822,   d. Aft 1830, prob of, Pownal, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F8159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1761 - prob, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Sep 1787 - Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jan 1832 - Pownal, Bennington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bennington Village Cemetery, Bennington, Bennington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from B. Huckins to Weldon Whipple, 2 Sep 2005. Cites the following from his Revolutionary War Record, National Archives:
      • Face Sheet of Rev War Soldier Nathan Whipple, wife Mary, born in Vermont (note of pension info Bennington VT), Soldier in NY line.
      • Pages 2-4 Nathan is of Pownal, Bennington, VT, mustered at Fishkill NY by Captain Dubois, wounded at Yorktown, bayonet through left arm, discharged at Snake Hill, 1783.
      • Pages 4-6 In 1820 Nathan is 65 residing in Pownal, VT, Mary is wife is ae 57, he is supporting a son, Daniel who is a "weakling" unable to work and Nathan is infirm. Daniel is noted as being age 8.
      • Pages 7-9 Mary is a widow making her declaration for pension benefits, dated 9.5.1838, ae 73. Mary states to the court that she was married September 1787 in Petersburgh NY to Nathan Whipple and that they were married one year and "from Sept to January" when the oldest child Nathan was born 1.11.1789.
      • Page 10 Declaration of son John G. Whipple in support of his mother's request for pension benefits. He confirms that the dates were written in a family bible a copy of which is now in his possession. John is 38 years old (1838) and living in "City of New York" and states he is the son of Nathan Whipple, who was deceased January 1832.
      • Pages 11-12 Letter from Pension Administration to a descendant states Nathan enlisted 1780, private under Captain Samuel Pitts, 2nd NY Regiment, was wounded at Yorktown and discharged 1783, resided Pownal, Bennington, VT and died 1.7.1832. Further states Nathan married Mary Hill, they then both of Petersburg NY and that Mary was born March of 1765 and was living in 1843 in Charlton, Saratoga, NY and that her sons were Nathan, Daniel and John G. Whipple.


      !SOURCE: Email from Michael Whipple (email hidden), 12 Dec 2006. Cites The 1899 Membership Register for The Empire State Society, S.A.R., on the web site of the NYGenWeb, Westchester County, NY (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywestch/sar/ances-W.htm): "NATHAN WHIPPLE, Born July 7, 1761; died jan. 1, 1832; enlisted in March, 1780, for five years in Capt. Samuel Pell's Co., Col. Philip Van cortlandt's Regt. of New York State; was at Yorktown at the surrender of Cornwallis."

      !SOURCE: Email from Dede Hicken (email hidden) to Weldon Whipple, 29 Oct 2010. Gives birth 1766.

      !SOURCE: Email from Barb and Ray Bass (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 8 Aug 2012. Includes scanned application for pension increase, which (transcribed by Weldon Whipple) reads:
      State of New York, [ ... ] County

      On this Twentieth day of September 1850, personally appeared before me the Subscribing Authority a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, Mary Whipple of Charlton, and made Solemn Oath in due form of Law, that she is the identical widow of Nathan Whipple, deceased, who was a Soldier in the Revolutionary War and on pensioner of the United States; That she is now drawing a pension at the rate of eighty dollars per annum; and that she believes herself entitled to an increase of pension, and asks for whatever may be due her under any of the acts or Resolutions of Congress, which are applicable to her case. I further request that any certificate of pension may be sent to Henry Robinson Esq, my Agent or Attorney, at Greenwich, Washington County N.Y.

      Sworn and subscribed this Twentieth day of September, 1850, before me N.H. Brown, Justice of the Peace

      Mary X Whipple
      mark
      WItness N.H. Brown

      I certify that the above named declarant is made known to me, and that she is a Respectable & credible person.

      N.H. Brown, Justice of the Peace



      !SOURCE: Email from Barb and Ray Bass (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 8 Aug 2012. Includes scanned typescript from the commissioner of the Rev. and 1812 War Section, which (transcribed by Weldon Whipple) reads:
      Rev. and 1812
      War Section

      July 8, 1925

      Mrs. F. O. Struckmeyer
      765 E. Portland St
      Phoenix, Ariz.

      Madam:

      I have to advise you from the papers in the Revolutionary pension claim, W. 18391, it appears that Nathan Whipple enlisted in January 1780 and was a private in Captain Samuel Pell's Company, Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt's Second New York Regiment, he was wounded by a bayonet in the left arm at the battle of Yorktown and was discharged in June 1783.

      He was allowed pension on his application executed April 4, 1818, while a resident of Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont, aged about fifty-eight years.

      He died January 7, 1832, at Bennington, Vermont.

      Soldier married in September 1787 at Petersburg, New York (they were both then of said Petersburg). She was born in March 1765 and was allowed pension on her application executed September 5, 1838, while living in Bennington County, Vermont.

      In 1843, she was living in Charlton, Saratoga County, New York.

      Their eldest child, Nathan was born January 11, 1789. In 1830, son Daniel was eight years old and in 1838, son John G. was thirty-eight years old and a resident of New York City. Other children are referred to, but no names are stated.

      Respectfully,
      Winfield Scott
      Commissioner.



      !SOURCE: Email from Ray Bass (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 15 Aug 2012. He writes:
      • In the 1790 Census, Nathan Whipple 1761-1832 is listed in Stephentown, NY. He has a single male son within the age range of Nathan Whipple, 1789-1860?. Nathan Whipple 1789-1860? was almost certainly born in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY, and not in Vermont.
      • In the 1830 Censuses for Petersburg, Grafton, and Berlin, NY (all Rensselaer County) - there is only a single Whipple family listed -- in Petersburg. That family was headed by Nathan Whipple. There are two male children listed, one under the age of 5 and one between the ages of 5 and 10. As Henry Whipple is thought to have been born about 1837... neither of the two male children could be him.
        • I firmly believe that one of the two was George W. Whipple, born about 1826-died after 1880. However, as Geo W. is my great great grandfather, I am not quite as objective as I might be on this subject. Except for a short period of 6 weeks when he enlisted in the 31st MA (disharged for medical reasons) George spent his entire life in either Berlin or Petersburg, NY and was born in one or the other town (likely Petersburg. Berlin was created out of Petersburg in 1806 and they are abutting communities.) There were, in fact, two George Whipples living in Petersburg at the time of the outbreak of the Civil War. The second, about 10-15 years younger, was likely born in nearby Grafton, NY and served in the 169th NY (his father was a Stephen Whipple from NH.)


      !SOURCE: Email from Ray Bass (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 15 Aug 2012. He writes:
      • In the 1790 Census, Nathan Whipple 1761-1832 is listed in Stephentown, NY. He has a single male son within the age range of Nathan Whipple, 1789-1860?. Nathan Whipple 1789-1860? was almost certainly born in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY, and not in Vermont.
      • In the 1830 Censuses for Petersburg, Grafton, and Berlin, NY (all Rensselaer County) - there is only a single Whipple family listed -- in Petersburg. That family was headed by Nathan Whipple. There are two male children listed, one under the age of 5 and one between the ages of 5 and 10. As Henry Whipple is thought to have been born about 1837... neither of the two male children could be him.
        • I firmly believe that one of the two was George W. Whipple, born about 1826-died after 1880. However, as Geo W. is my great great grandfather, I am not quite as objective as I might be on this subject. Except for a short period of 6 weeks when he enlisted in the 31st MA (disharged for medical reasons) George spent his entire life in either Berlin or Petersburg, NY and was born in one or the other town (likely Petersburg. Berlin was created out of Petersburg in 1806 and they are abutting communities.) There were, in fact, two George Whipples living in Petersburg at the time of the outbreak of the Civil War. The second, about 10-15 years younger, was likely born in nearby Grafton, NY and served in the 169th NY (his father was a Stephen Whipple from NH.)


      !SOURCE: Email from Hugh Hudson (email hidden) to Weldon Whipple, 10 Jul 2013. Cites Nathan's gravestone at www.findagrave.com (memorial 22441377).

      !SOURCE: http://www.localnet.com/~mmerritt/D0001/G0000051.html on the World Wide Web, 5 Jan 1998. Gives name only.

      !SOURCE: Post by email hidden to the email hidden mailing list, 23 Nov 2002. Gives birth in 1766 (no other information).


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