William Whipple - (1730 - 1785)

Religion: Congregationalist
William Whipple on Founding Fathers Wiki Page

William Whipple Biography


William Whipple was the eldest son of William Whipple and was born at Kittery, Maine, in the year 1730. His father was a native of Ipswich, and was bred a maltster; but for several years after his removal to Kittery, he followed the sea. His mother was the daughter of Robert Cutts, a distinguished ship-builder, who established himself at Kittery, where he became wealthy, and at his death left a handsome fortune to his daughter.

The education of young Whipple was limited to a public school, in his native town. It was respectable but did not embrace that variety and extent of learning, which is generally obtained at some higher seminary. On leaving school, he entered on board a merchant vessel, and for several years devoted himself to commercial business, on the sea. His voyages were chiefly confined to the West-Indies, and proving successful, he acquired a considerable fortune.

In 1759, he relinquished a seafaring life, and commenced business with a brother at Portsmouth, where
... [Read FULL Biography]


William Whipple Genealogy

Parents:
William Whipple (1695 - 1751)
Mary Cutts Whipple (1698 - 1783)

Spouse:
Catherine Moffatt Whipple (1734 - 1821)

Children:
William Whipple (1772 - 1773)

Siblings:
Hannah Whipple Brackett (____ - 1825)
Hannah Whipple Brackett (1735 - 1805)
Mary Whipple Traill (1739 - 1791)

Events in the life of William Whipple

DateEvent

1730 01/14   Birth of William Whipple
1785 11/28   Death of William Whipple
... View Founding Father Timeline

Picture of William Whipple

William Whipple

Documents from our document library


Biography for William Whipple (1730 - 1785)
Biography for William Whipple
(File Size: 9.39K)


... More from The Digital Public Library of America


Quotes by William Whipple

.. Read all quotes by William Whipple



Discussion