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General William Whipple Jr. (1730-1785) Commander of the 2 nd Brigade, NH Militia, Delegate to Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Married Catharine Moffat, lived in Moffat-Ladd House, Portsmouth 1770-1785.
!SOURCE: A Partial List of the Descendents of Matthew Whipple, the Elder, of Bocking, Essex County, England, by Henry Burdette Whipple. (High Point, N.C., 1965), p. 14.
!SOURCE: Letter from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 13 Dec 1997.
!SOURCE: Frank C. Meyers, "William Whipple," in American National Biography (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), 23:166-167. Gives marriage in 1767.
!SOURCE: Speech given by Comrade Joseph Foster, Paymaster U.S. Navy, at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 20th, 1892. Published in The Presentation of the Portraits of General William Whipple, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and of David Glasgow Farragut, Admiral, United States Navy (Portsmouth, N.H., 1891), p. 6-14.
!GOVERNMENT: A signer of the Declaration of Independence, from New Hampshire. A member of the Provincial Congress of New Hampshire in 1775, and of the Continental Congress, 1776-1779.
MILITARY: General of one of the brigades of New Hampshire troops in 1777, serving at the battle of Stillwater and Saratoga, and one of the two representatives of General Horatio Gates who arranged the terms of capitulation at the surrender of John Burgoyne, and assisted General John Sullivan at the siege of Newport in 1778.
!MARRIAGE: Date (1770/71) from email from J. Lahr-Kreischer, Feb 1998.
!CHILDREN: Had three children; all died in infancy. --J. Lahr-Kreischer. "They had one child, who died in infancy." --F.C. Meyers. May have had as many as seven children. --J. Foster
!SOURCE: Blaine Whipple, History and Genealogy of "Elder" John Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts (Victoria, B.C.: Trafford, 2004), p. G50. Gives marriage in Portsmouth abt 1769.
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On 12 Mar 2018 at 23:35 GMT Carole Taylor wrote:
Category: New Hampshire Line, American Revolution AND the Category: Continental Army Generals, American Revolution
Commands held New Hampshire Militia (Bellow's Regiment of Militia, Chase's Regiment of Militia, Moore's Regiment of Militia, Welch's Regiment of Militia) Battles/wars
Battle of Saratoga Bemis Heights Battle of Bennington Battle of Rhode Island" I would like to add as well. Thank you I have already added copies of the Muster Rolls of men of his command.
On 24 Feb 2018 at 00:25 GMT Carole Taylor wrote:
Plz let me know if you prefer me to remove it.
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