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George Huntington Ripley
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1808
Center Rutland
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: unknown

George is the youngest son of Sybil and Nathaniel. Nathaniel remarried and had three children by Fanny. George went to New Orleans and entered the Texas Navy in 1836.

During the Texas Revolution, government officials in Washington-on-the-Brazos, decided to establish an official navy. In January 1836, agents purchased four schooners: Invincible, Brutus, Independence, and Liberty. Under the command of Commodore Charles Edward Hawkins they helped win independence by preventing a Mexican blockade of the Texas coast, seizing dozens of Mexican fishing vessels and sending their cargoes on to the Texas volunteer army.

By the October of 1837, all of the ships had been lost at sea, sunk by the Mexican Navy, run aground, captured, or sold, and replacements were being procured.

It is possible that George died at sea or in battle.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nathaniel Ripley (1768 - 1845)
  Sibbel Ripley (1768 - 1813)
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Painter Ripley (1792 - 1857)*
  Julia Ripley Rice (1794 - 1858)*
  William Young Ripley (1797 - 1875)*
  Erastus Ripley (1801 - 1802)*
  Laura Ripley Barbour (1804 - 1846)*
  Elizabeth Ripley Stocker (1806 - 1851)*
  George Huntington Ripley (1808 - ____)
  Joshua W. Ripley (1819 - ____)**
  Erastus Lathrop Ripley (1822 - 1900)**
  Fanny White Ripley (1823 - ____)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Merideth Hmura
Record added: Feb 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65002916
 


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