Edger Dodge, b. Andover, Windsor Co., Vt.;
Evaline, b. Newport, Lake Co., Ill.
A. E. Kemp, b. Newport, Lake Co., Ill.; Albert, b. N.
Arthur F. Wollaston, b. Philadelphia, Pa.
Lydia Baldwin, b. Benton, Yates Co., N. Y.
Hiram Bushnell, b. Pownal, Bennington Co., Vt.; M. J., b.
Benton, Yates Co., N. Y.
Thomas Lucas, b. Deerfield, Warren Co., 0.; Margrett, b.
Chatham, Warren Co., 0.
Robert Lockwod, b. Parkins, Erie Co., 0.; L. T., b. Whisby,
C. C. Lumis, b. Saukfield, Oneida Co., N. Y.; Suzan E., b.
Troy, Rennsselaer Co., N. Y.; Franklin F.,
b. Ashderbuly, Jefferson Co., 0.
Wytre Vanderkalk, b. Bargum, Friesland,
[Netherlands]; Siske, b. in Bargum, Friesland;
b. Bargum, Fiesland; Ada(b),
Pella, Ticherdale Co., Ia.
S. D. Shinn(c), b. Hillborough, Highland Co.,
0.; Harriet A., b. Somerset, Perry Co., 0.
J. M. Preston(d) , b. Penfield, Monroe Co., N.
[p. 2] David Sampson, b. Avins, 0.; L***a C., b.
St. Clair Co., Ill.; Austin, b. Avins, 0.
James A. Duncan, b. St. Clair Co., Ill.; Eliza, b. Lee Co.,
Thomas J. Crocker, b. Ill.; Suzan A., b. Tenn.
Samuel S. Green, b. Herrodburg, Mercer Co., Ky.; Lucinda,
b. Cherry Valley, Green Lake, N. J.; William,
b. Vincennes, Knox Co., Ind.; John A.,
same; Nancy, b. Rackcoon, Pike Co., Ind.; John, b. Montisuma,
Parke Co., Ind.; Mary J., b. Fountain Co.,
Ind.; James, same; Elizabeth, b. Sheridan Co., Mo.
Rubin Black, b. Ill.
James Powell, b. Fairfield, De Kalb Co., Ind.; Clarinda,
same; Danel, same; Elizabeth, b. Tuscarawas,
Holmes Co., 0.
Samuel True, b. Tuscarawas, Holmes Co., 0.; Lucinda A. b.
Fairfield, De Kalb Co., Ind.
Aaron White, b. Middleton, Conn.; Jane C., b. Guilford,
Thomas J. Debord, b. Ill.; Sarah J., b. Cayuga Co., N.
Olive G. Foot, b. Mishanwalla, Ind.; Ann, b. Utica, N.
James H. Dorsey, b. Oxford, Butler Co., 0.; Emily J. b.
Camden, Lorain Co., 0.
[p. 3] Albert Manswaring, b. New York, N., Y.
Asa Phillips, b. Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa.; Lucretia, b.
German, Chenango Co., N. Y.; Joseph, b. Vixsville
[Wilkesville?], Vinton Co., 0.
Lanson Franklin, b. Ulysses, Tomkins Co., N. Y.; Emma, b.
Scipio, Cayuga Co., N. Y.
J. A. Taylor, b. Prible, Cortland Co., N. Y.; P. J., b.
Summer Hill, Cayuga Co., N. Y.
John Wood(e), b. Orange, Orange Co., Vt.
Gerome Tilden, b. Perkins, Erie Co., 0.; Roza, b. Catarogus
Co., N. Y.
(b) Ada Vanderkalk taught the first
school in Butler Co. It was a subscription school held in a log
building, built on Sec 4, Town 16, Range 3 in 1867. The first
meeting of the County Commissioners was also held in this
building. - Johnson. Harrison, History of Nebraska, pp.
Andreas (p. 449) however states that Mrs. Frances G.
Crowley taught a school at her home in Oak Creek Pet. in the
winter of 1865-6.
(c) S. D. Shinn and William Butler came to Butler Co.
in 1860. Shinn was afterwards proprietor of Shinn's ferry. The
southern terminus of Shinn's ferry was near the home of "Tennis
Hoekstra." - Andreas, A. T., History of Nebraska, pp.
(d) In the manuscript the first page of Pepperville
Pet. follows this page. Then follows the second page of Bone Creek
(e) John Wood in 1884 was living on a 160 acre farm
between four and five miles
G. Hookstrea(f), b. Friesland;
Margrett, b. Friesland.
THE NEBRASKA AND MIDWEST
Hannah Vierson, b. Pella, Marion Co., Ia.
Benjamin Vanfleet, b. Holland; Rhoda, b. Vt.; Joseph, b.
Holland; Ida, b. Holland, died Dec. 10, 1868.
William Butler(c)(g), b. Burlington, Vt.; J. E.,
b. Williston, Chittendon Co., Vt.; Lydia R., b. Jerico,
Chittendon Co., Vt.; Rubin, same; Jane S.,
Sarah Whiss, b. Lexington, Perry Co., 0.
Lewis Butler, b. Phillipsburg, 0.
James Blair(h), b. Butler Co., Pa.; Mary Ann, b.
Dunamoh, county Tyron, Ireland; Thomas, b. Butter
Jefferson Winship, b. Phillips, Franklin Co., Me.; Enoch L.,
[p. 4(i)] Spencer Phillips, b. Chenango
Co., Pa.; Malinda, b. Meigs Co., 0.
Jehiel Hobert(j), b. Essex, Chittenden Co., Vt.;
Mandana, same; Gilbert H., same; Forest, same.
Orrange Holsted, b. Henry Co., Ind.
James McBride, b. Dublin, Ireland.
Jane Maken, b. Dublin, Ireland.
William Spring, b. New York, N. Y.; Cathran, b. Sweden.
John Smith, b. Barnston, Orleans Co., Canada East.
F. C. Johnson(j), b. Southington, Hartford Co.,
Conn.; Sarah H., b. Essex, Chittenden Co., Vt.
Linus Slater, b. Essex, Chittenden Co., Vt.; Mary J.,
Mila Manswaring, b. Miegs Co., 0.
[p. 1] H. Pepper(k), b. Lucern Co.,
Pa.; 0. E., b. Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas Co,. 0.
H. J. Johnson, b. Georgetown, Brown Co., 0.
W. G. Hanshew, b. Pittsburgh, Van Buren Co., Ia.
Strong Pepper, b. Providence, Lucern Co., Pa.; Emma Jane,
b. Charlestown, Tioga Co., Pa.
Julia Ann Wheeler, b. Harrison, Winnabago Co., Ill.
A. N. Briggs, b. Johnburgh, Vt.; Harriet G., b. 0.
Isaac Clark, b. Plymouth, Ind.; Mary, b. Ia.
Mikel Eble, b. Hamburg, Germany; Catharine, b. Pevary,
Adam Lotner, b. Baden, Germany; Josiphine, same; John,
same; Augustus, same.
Matthew Wilsey, b. Woodstock, Ulster Co., N. Y.; Mary, b.
east of Shinn's ferry which be bought in 1868. -
Official State Atlas of Nebraska (1885), p. opposite
(f) G. Hookstra in 1894 was living on a 120 acre farm
on the south bank of the Platte River about five miles northeast
of Shinn's ferry which he bought in 1864. - Ibid, p. opposite
(g) William Butler's 80 acre farm purchased in 1862,
was located about two miles east of Shinn's ferry - Ibid, p.
(h) James Blair and wife of Linwood celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary Feb. 16. They were married in Butler Co.,
Pa., and settled at Linwood in 1858. Among those present were
their nephews, A. P. and Philo P. Garfield, who had been present
at the wedding. - People's Banner (David City) 1904 Feb.
25, p. 1 (5).
This family is listed in the 1860 census in Calhoun
(now Saunders) Co.: Jaynes Blair, age 26, b. in Pa.; wife, Mary
A., b. in Ireland; children, Isabella, age 6, and William, age 4,
both born in Pa. - U. S. Census Mss.
In 1863 James Blair homesteaded 160 acres about two
miles east of Shinn's ferry. - 0fficial State Atlas of
Nebraska, p. opposite 101.
(i) This part of a page is on the lower part of p. 2
of Pepperville Pet. It probably should precede p. 3.
(j) Jebiel Hobart and F. C. Johnson settled at Linwood
in 1862. - Andreas, p. 449.
(k) Hubbell Pepper, b. Aug. 11, 1841, served in the
Civil War in the Thirty-eighth
Chittenden Co., Vt.
Judson T. Wilsey, b. Lenox, Susquahana Co., Pa.; Mary E.,
b. Providence, R. I.
Albert A. Bouton(l), b. Albany, N. Y.; Alace, b.
Providence, R. I.; Smith A., b. Albany, N. Y.
Harvey Jillson(m), b. Fulton, Schoharie Co., N.
Y.; Emaline, b. Florence, Onedia Co., N. Y.
A. Gerard, b. Indiana Co., Ind.
Iva Grant, b. Pliming, Branburg.; Malissa, b. Madison Co.,
Ind., died Sept. 2, 1868; Quincy, b. Wabash
[p. 2] Meahitable Wilson, b. Chesterfield, Cheshire
Co., N. H.; Henry C., same; Catherine, b. Ashland,
Wabash Co., Ind.
George D. Grant, b. Rush Co., Ind.; Mahala, b. Darke Co.,
J. 0. Sprage, b. Erie Co., 0.; Jane, b. Wayne Co., 0.
David R. Gardner(n), b. Otsego Co., N. Y.; Sarah
J., b. Rochester, Monro Co., N. Y.
Mary Simpson, b. Bloom Co., Ill.
Elbridge G. Page, b. Fort Wayne, Ind.
Samuel Woodward, b. Pittsburgh, Allegany Co., Pa.
Benjamin Franklin, same.
OAK CREEK PCT.
[p. 1(o)] Geo. Giffin, 1 m. 60 to 70; 1 m.
30 to 40; 1 m. 20 to 30; 1 f. 50 to 60; 1 f. 20 to 30; 2 f. 10 to
H. F. Giffin, 1 In. 20 to 30; 1 f. 20 to 30.
H. Stopher, 1 m. 50 to 60; 1 m. 30 to 40; 3 m. 20 to 30; 2
m. 10 to 20; 1 m. 5 to 10; 1 f. 50 to 60;
1 f. 20 to 30; 1 f. 10 to 20.
Green Beeman, 1 m. 30 to 40; 1 m. 10 to 20; 2 m. 5 to 10; 1
f. 30 to 40; 1 f. und. 5; 1 f. und. 3; 1 f.
und. 1 yr.
James D. Brown(p), 1 m. 40 to 50; 2 m. 20 to 30;
2 m. 10 to 20; 2 m. 5 to 10; 1 m. und. 2; 1 f. 40 to 50;
2 f. 10 to 20; 1 f. 5 to 10; 1 f. und.
Absolum Falkner, 1 m. 60 to 70; 2 m. 30 to 40.
Charles Simpson, 1 m. 30 to 40; 1 m. und. 2; 1 f. 20 to 30;
1 f. 5 to 10.
Lemuel Simpson, 1 m. 30 to 40.
Richard Brooks, 1 m. 60 to 70; 3 m. 10 to 20; 1 m. 5 to 10;
1 f. 40 to 50; 1 f. 10 to 20; 1 f. und. 5;
1 f. und. 3.
Grove Disney, 1 m. 40 to 50; 1 m. 10 to 20; 1 m. und. 2; 1
f. 20 to 30; 1 f. und. 5; 1 f. und. 1.
David Mitchel, 1 m. 50 to 60; 1 m. 10 to 20; 1 m. und. 5; 1
f. 30 to 40; 1 f. 10 to 20; 1 f. und. 5.
Willis Richardson, 1 m. 20 to 30; 1 f. 20 to 30.
John Furneaux, 1 m. 20 to 30.
Clinton Lattin, 1 m. 20 to 30; 1 m. und. 3; 1 m. und. 1; 1
f. 20 to 30.
Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He married Miss 0. E.
Boydston at Lincoln in 1865 [?] and settled in the north
west corner of Butler Co. the same year. - Andreas, p. 460.
(l) A. A. Bouton in 1868 homesteaded 160 acres between
one and two miles north west of the site of Bellwood. -
Official State Atlas of Nebraska, p. opposite 100.
(m) Harvey Jillson, b. abt. 1833, settled in Butler
Co. abt. 1866. His younger brother, Allen Jillson later settled in
the same county. - Andreas, p. 459.
(n) David R. Gardner, son of John and Sabra Gardner,
was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., Mar. 24, 1815. His father died when
he was four years old and he was raised by an uncle named Hale.
His fourth wife, with whom he came to Butler Co. was Miss Sarah
Wakefield, whom he married in 1849. He settled in Butler Co. in
1959. - Ibid, pp. 449, 470.
(o) Page 1 gives a summary of the families by age. It
is followed by pages 2 and 3 and preceded by page 4 giving each
person in the family with place of birth.
(p) James D. Brown and J. C. Hatchett, as well as J.
Crowley and Robert Lee, located on Oak Creek in 1865. - Andreas,
Andrew Fisher, 1 m. 30 to 40; 1 m. 5 to 10; 1 f.
30 to 40; 2 f. 10 to 20; 1 f. 5 to 10; 1 f. und. 4
THE NEBRASKA AND MIDWEST
Benjamin Simpkin, 1 m. 20 to 30; 1 m. 10 to 20; 1 In. 5 to
10; 1 f. 20 to 30; 1 f. 5 to 10; 1 f. und. 2.
John C. Hatchett(p), 1 m. 30 to 40; 1 m. 5 to
10; 1 m. und. 5; 1 In. und. 3; 1 f. 20 to 30; 1 f. und. 1.
M. Belville, 1 m. 30 to 40.
[p. 2] George Giffin, b. Belmont Co., 0.; L. A.,
same; G. M., same; 1. A., same; Wm., b. Gurnsey Co., 0.;
Laura Bell, b. Knox Co., 0.; Olive
H. Stopher (q), b. Pa.; Phebe, b. Va.; Martha
(?) Ericson, b. Adams Co., Ia.; S. B. Erickson, b. Noble Co.,
Ia.; Uriah Stopher, b. Adams Co.,
Ia.; Mary Simpkins, b. Knox, Ia.; Geo. Stopher, b. Ia.; Christina,
b. Knox, Ia.; Ladan, same; Joseph,
same; S. Ericson, same; H. M. Ericson, same; T. B. McClellan,
G. Beeman, b. 0.; Martha, b. Logan Co., 0.; J. T., b. Ia.;
J. H., same; J. L., same; Elizabeth A., same;
Elizabeth E., b. Neb.; Harriet J.,
Jas. D. Brown, b. Bedford Co., Tenn.; Phebe, b. Ray Co.,
Mo.; [p. 3] Thomas B., same; Jeremiah, same;
Wm., same; Kansas, b. Carroll Co., Mo.;
Jos., same; Emeline, same; Jas. C., same; John, same; George,
same; Ellen, b. Ray Co., Mo.; Andrew J.,
b. Butler Co., Neb.
Absolum Faulkner, b. Va.; David, b. Ky., insane; Jas., b.
Charles Simpson, b. York; Tibble, b. Boone Co., III.;
Amanda, b. Platte Co., Neb.; Fred, b. Butler Co.,
Lemuel Simpson(r), b. N. Y.
Richard Brooks, b. county Oxford, England; S. A., b. N. J.;
P., same; Noah, same; Johnathan, same;
Mary E., b. Ill.; Caroline M., same;
Gove Disney, b. Md.; Margaret J., b. Pa.; E. E. b. Ill.; G.
T., same; Eli, same.
[p. 4] David Mitchel, b. York Co., Pa.; Delila, b.
Lee Co., Pa.; Anna E., same; J. N., same; David W., same;
Manerva J., same.
Willis T. Richardson(s), b. Conn.; Mary E., b.
Monroe Co., Mich.
John Furnaux, b. Ill.
Clinton Lattin, b. Mills Co., Pa.; Mary E., b. Mo.; Lewis
M., b. Neb.; C. 0., b. Butler Co., Neb.
Andrew Fisher, b. Scotland; Elizabeth E., b. Ireland; Mary
E., b. Ill.; Agnes A., b. Minn.; Christina, same;
Win. H., b. Colo.; Estella, b. Butler Co.,
Ben Simpkin, b. 0. (?); Sarah M., b. 0.; Delia A., same;
Cora B., same; Charles L., same; Fuller L., same.
[p. 1(t)] W. C. Will, b. Nelson,
Halton Co., Canada West; Catharine, b. county Down, Ireland;
b. Nelson, Halton Co., Canada
(q) Apparently Martha Ericson and Mary
Simpkins were daughters of H. Stopher
(r) He died in 1870. - Andreas, p. 449.
(s) Willis T. Richardson, b. July 20, 1849, Durham,
Conn., came to Neb. in the spring of 1868 and took is homestead.
He married, 1869, in Lincoln Miss Mary E. White. - Ibid, p.
Lancaster County Marriages records give Willis T.
Richardson, age 21. and Mary E. White, age 19, married, Jan. 19,
1868, by J. Cadman. probate Judge. - Nebraska and Midwest
Genealogical Record, IX. p. 51. Apparently Mr. Richardson was
born in 1846. - Ed.
(t) The pages for this precinct are bound, 4, 3, 1,
(u) John Wills came to Butler CO. in the early 1870's
(1860's?) with his parents
John(u), same; Case,
same; Wm., b. Union, Benton Co., Ia.
A. Towner, Jr.(u), b. Polk Co., Mo.;
Amanda, b. Ia.; Alice, b. Butler Co., Neb.
Ephram Palmer, b. Scotland, Windham Co.,
Jas. C. McIntosh, b. Trimble Co., Ky.; Reb. M.,
same; Win. I., same; Mary L., same; Levin E.,
Elizabeth, same; Lenora, b.
Macoupin Co., Ill.; Elisha, b. Morgan Co., Ill.; Elijah, same;
Jas. E., b. Butler Co.,
Jane Johnson, b. Ky.
Jacob Knauber, b. Altripp, Bavaria; M. A., b.
Trimble Co., Ky.; Ruth ,E., b. Lancaster Co.,
M. M. Davis, b. Ross Co., 0.; C. C., b. Madison,
Highland Co., 0.; G. W., same; Mary, same.
James Darnell, b. Maquon, Knox Co., Ill.; Sumner;
same; [p. 2] Allen, same; Rachel Ann, b. Fulton Co.,
Ill.; Martha, b. Maquon, Knox Co., Ill.;
Sumner, same; Charley, same; Jane, same.
J. M. Palmer(w), b. Scotland, Windham
Co., Conn.; Prudence, b. Hickory, Fulton Co.,
B. McD. Towner(v), b. Bates Co., Mo.;
Lucy A., b. N. C.; Winnifred, b. Butler Co.,
S. T. W. Thrapp(x), b. Wayne Co., 0.;
Margaretta, b. county Monohan, Ireland; Lily L., b. Butler Co.,
John Brown, b. Prince William Co.,
James Reed, b. Ireland.
Joseph Shields(y), b. 0.; Matilda, b.
Ky.; Ann, b. Morgan Co., Ind.; Thomas, same; Mary, b. N. J.;
Maggie J., b. N.
Ruben Borton (no data).
G. McCarty(z), b. Putnam Co., Ind.;
Matilda, b. county Monoham, Ireland; Rachel Reed, b. Cass Co.,
(probably living with McCarty
Wm. H. Records, b. 0.; Anna, same; Spencer M., b.
Monroe Co., Ia., [p. 31] Mary E., same; Mordeca,
b. Lucas Co., Ia.; Robert b. Clark
Co., Ia.; Amanda L., same; Lincoln, same; Phebe J., same; Siegle,
b. Cass Co., Neb.; Sarah, b. Platte
Co., Neb.; James E., b. Polk Co., Neb.
A. Towner, Sr.(v), b. Watertown, Bradford
Alex Miller, b. Ill.; Amos,
Wm. Roberts, b. Washington Co., 0.; Aurelius
Roberts(aa), b. same; Stephen, b. Jefferson Co., Ia.;
b. Ind.; Rachel, b.
from Iowa. He died at Surprise, Jan. 22, 1914,
aged 61 yr., 7 mo., 11 da., survived by widow and six children. -
People's Bonner (David City) 1914 Jan. 29, p. 7 (5).
(v) Abram Towner, b. June is, 1806, Bradford Co., Pa.,
married there, Jan. 1, 1826, Miss Hester Vought. They moved to
Ohio in 1829, to Mo. in 1832 and to Cass Co., Neb., in 1854. He
was licensed as a Methodist minister in 1844. His wife died at
Rock Bluffs, Feb. 7, 1866, and the following year he settled near
Ulysses in Butler Co. He married a second wife in Calif., who
lived but a short time. He died at Ulysses, Aug. 29, 1886,
survived by seven children, among them Abram and McD. of that
place. Cox, W. W., History of Seward County, Nebraska
(1888), p. 244.
(w) James M. Palmer, b. Jan. 27, 1835, Windham Co.,
Conn., visited Nebraska twice before settling in Butler Co. in
1867. He married, July 2, 1868, Miss Prudence C.. daughter of John
and Susan Roberts, early settlers. - Andreas, p. 464. For Roberts
family see Cox, pp. 266-7.
(x) Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record,
XVII, p. 14.
(y) Joseph Shields settled on the east side of the
Blue River, across from Ulysses, in 1866. - Andreas, p. 449.
(z) Gilalmous McCarty, b. Oct. 16, 1839, Greencastle,
Ind., came to Cass Co., Neb., in 1856, where he remained till
1869. There he married Miss Matilda Reed, a native of Ireland, in
1857. He served in the Civil War in the Fifth Missouri Volunteer
Cavalry. He settled in Butler Co. in 1869. - Ibid, p. 464.
(aa) Aurelius Roberts, b. July 15, 1835, Washington
Co., 0., married Miss Elsada
J.H. Sisty, b. Briar Creek, Columbia Co., Pa.;
Mary E., b. Rockland, Lincoln Co., Me.; Hannah J.,
THE NEBRASKA AND MIDWEST
b. Harrison, Henry Co., 0.;
Arthur C., same; John, same; Ezra B., same; Warren, same; Ellen,
Mabel, b. Damascus, Henry Co., 0.; Curtis,
same; Ervin, b. Nebraska City, Neb.
E. A.. Hibler, b. Allegany Co., Pa., dead; Frank, b.
[p. 4] David Read (bb) , b. county
Suffolk, England; Jane E., b. county Dorcet, England; Stephen,
Hattie, b. Port Hope, Canada; Emma
b. Cass Co., Neb.; Anna M., b. Butler Co., Neb.; Freddy E.,
b. Butler Co., Neb.
W. S. Crockett, b. Eden, Seneca Co., 0.
McCray at Burlington, Ia., Aug. 28, 1862. She died
June 24, 1866 and he married, secondly. Mar. 28, 1869, Miss Lizzie
A. Brooks. He served in the Civil War becoming Lieutenant Colonel
of the Thirtieth Iowa Regiment. He came to Neb. in Mar. 1868 and
served in the legislature in 1871 and 1872. - Ibid, p. 466. See
also Edmunds, A. C., Pen Pictures of Nebraskans, pp.
(bb) David Read, b. Sept. 8, 1827, Haram, county
Suffolk, England. son of Stephen and Mary Read married, Nov. 4,
1850, Miss Jane E. Baker. They moved to the province of Quebec,
Canada, in 1855, and to Cass Co., Neb., in 1858. He settled In
Butler Co. in 1861. - Andreas, p. 470. See also Garrison
Argus, 1906 Mar. 8. p. 8 (5).
TRIPP, PORTSMOUTH, RHODE ISLAND
TRIPP was born about 1610 in England. In
1638 his name appears on a list of the inhabitants of the island
of Aquidneck, at that time within the jurisdiction of Newport,
Rhode Island. On April 30, 1639, he with 28 other men signed a
compact, which was the beginning of the town government of
Portsmouth, in which they acknowledged themselves legal subjects
of King Charles. John Tripp in signing this document wrote his
name although many of his neighbors simply made their marks. On
March 1, 1643, he was granted three acres of land in the
John Tripp married Mary, daughter of Anthony
Paine, another of the founders of Portsmouth. She had the unique
experience, for a young woman of that time, of owning a piece of
land. This she had purchased, previous to her marriage, giving in
payment a small quantity of wine. Although the man who conveyed
the land, neglected to give her a deed, the colony confirmed her
title more than twentyfive years later. The birth dates of none of
his children are known and the order of birth is uncertain. Ten
grew to maturity and raised families but there may have been
others who died in childhood.
John Tripp lived in Portsmouth for 39 years
after he took part in founding the town. His name occurs in the
list of freemen of Portsmouth drawn up in 1655. He was a carpenter
but like most workmen of his day he probably supported his family
chiefly by tilling the soil. He held office in the town from time
to time and was for many years a member of the town council. He
was deputy for Portsmouth in the General Court, ie. legislature,
thirteen times between 1648 and 1675 and in 1656 he served for
Providence. He was chosen assistant in 1670, 1673, 1674 and 1675.
He seems to have owned considerable
land. At some time or other he bought a tract of land in
Dartmouth. then in Plymouth Colony, from John Alden. On September
8, 1665, he deeded one-fourth of this tract to his son Peleg and
on May 3, 1671, one-fourth to his son Joseph. John Tripp died in
1678. He was about 68 years of age, for on February 6, 1660, he
had testified in court that he was then about 49 year old. His
will, made December 6, 1677, was proved October 28, 1678. His
widow Mary married, secondly, April 4, 1682, Benjamin Engell. All
her children were grown and married by that time.(a)
Children of John1 and Mary (Paine)
i. Mary, m.
1st, Gershom Wodell; 8 children; m. 2nd, Mar. 5, 1683, Jonathan
Gatchell; 2 dau.
ii. John, d. Nov. 20,
1719; m. Sept. 7, 1665, Susanna Anthony; 6 children; lived at
iii. Peleg, d. Jan. 13,
1714; m. Anne Sisson; 9 children; lived at Dartmouth, Mass., and
Portsmouth, R. 1.
2. iv. Joseph.
v. Alice, m. Jan. 26,
1670/1, William Hall of Portsmouth; 9 children.
vi. Elizabeth, m. Zuriel
Hall of Portsmouth; 4 children.
vii. Isabel, m. Mar. 4, 1674/5,
Sampson Sherman of Portsmouth; 7 children.
viii. Abiel, d. Sept. 10, 1684,
survived by infant son, Abiel; m. Jan. 30, 1679/80,
Deliverence Hall, who
2nd, Thomas Durfee.
ix. James, d. May 30,
1730; married 3 times; 11 children.
x. Martha, m. Feb. 23,
1780/1, Samuel Sherman of Portsmouth; living in 1717; 9
TRIPP (John1) was probobly born
at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, say about 1646. He married, August 6,
1667, Mehitable, daughter of Thomas and Mary Fish of Portsmouth.
He was made a freeman of Portsmouth, May 4, 1675, which probably
indicates that he had lived there up to that time. On May 3, 1671,
his father had deeded him land in Dartmouth and eventually he
moved to that town, where he was listed as one of the townsmen,
March 24, 1686. He probably lived there the rest of his life. He
was one of the selectmen of Dartmouth and was deputy for the town
in 1685. His marriage and the birth of his children were recorded
in Dartmouth, but it seems likely that his marriage and the birth
of the older children took place at Portsmouth. Town authorities
often recorded the births of all the children of a family, even
when many were born elsewhere. Joseph Tripp died at Portsmouth,
November 17, 1718. His wife Mehitable was living, December 29,
1713, at the time he made his will.(b)
Children of Joseph2 and Mehitable (Fish)
i. John, b. July
ii. Thomas, b. Mar. 28,
3. iii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 5, 1671.
iv. Peleg, b. Nov. 5,
(a) This sketch is based largely on
the account of the Tripp and those related to it in the
Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John 0. Austin.
See also Bartlett, John R., Rhode Island Colony Records, I,
pp. 70, 90. 210, 281, 300, 304, 309, 311, 316, 345, 437, 447, 482,
492, 501, etc. ; II, pp. 22, 150, 200, 236, 241, 302, 306, 329,
v. Ebenezer, b. Dec.
THE NEBRASKA AND MIDWEST
vi. James, b. Jan. 12,
vii. Alice, b. Feb. 1, 1679.
viii. Abiel, b. Jan. 8, 1681.
ix. Mebitable, b. Oct. 9,
x. Joseph, b. Aug. 24,
xi. Jabez, b. Nov. 3,
xii. Mary, b. Aug. 22, 1689.
xiii. Daniel, b. Nov. 3, 1691.
John1) was born October 5, 1671, probably at
Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He married, August 22, 1695, probably at
Little Compton, Martha, daughter of William and Sarah (Smiton)
Brownell, who had been born at Little Compton, May 24, 1678. They
lived at Little Compton, but seem to have moved to Dartmouth
shortly before his death.(c) His widow Martha married,
secondly, March 29, 1705, Samuel Hart. (d)
Children of Jonathan and Martha (Brownell)
i. Joseph, b. Jan. 7,
ii. Thomas, b. Feb. 10, 1699.
iii. Abigail, b. May 8, 1701; m. Philip
Mosher, son of Joseph Mosher, of Dartmouth.
iv. William, b. Dec. 23, 1702; m. Ruth
Mosher, daughter of Joseph Mosher, of Dartmouth.
(b) Bartlett, II, p. 527.
New England Historical and Genealogical Record,
XII, p. 160.
Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records.
(e) Little Compton, R. I., Vital Records.
Tiverton, R. I., Vital Records.
(d) Children of Samuel and Martha (Brownell) Hart:
i. Jonathan, b. Jan. 6,
ii. Samuel, b. Dec. 10, 1708.
iii. Smiton, b. Jan. 24,
Chase - Correction
Dr. Warren T. Chase married Miss Della Shetlar, May
16, 1885, not May 11, as given on page 6 of the current
The members of the Nebraska Genealogical Society, at their
regular meeting held in Lincoln, Nebraska, October 27, 1944, voted
to disband the organization (discontinue the publication of its
magazine, and liquidate the affairs of the society.) That being
the case the editor wishes to announce that this magazine will
suspend publication with the current issue.
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