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 Abigail <I>Wheelock</I> Ripley

Abigail Wheelock Ripley

Death 9 Apr 1818 (aged 66)
Burial Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Plot Lot 233
Memorial ID 50771628 · View Source
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Abigail Wheelock was the daughter of Reverend Doctor Eleazar Wheelock (Yale College, 1733, University of Edinburgh, 1767) and his second wife, Mary (Brinsmade) Wheelock. Her father was the founder and first president of Dartmouth College (previously Moor's Indian Charity School of Columbia, Connecticut).

She married the Reverend Sylvanus Ripley (Dartmouth College, 1771) one of four students who made up the first graduating class of Dartmouth College. He became professor of theology there and remained until his death in 1787.

One of their children was Brigadier General Eleazar Wheelock Ripley (Dartmouth
College, 1800) a soldier of the War of 1812 who was decorated by Congress and, in later life, became a member of Congress representing the State of Louisiana. Her other children were: Mary (Ripley) Baylies, Abigail (Ripley) Lyman, John Phillips Ripley, Elizabeth (Ripley) Dana & James Wheelock Ripley

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 50771628
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Abigail Wheelock Ripley (21 Dec 1751–9 Apr 1818), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50771628, citing Fryeburg Village Cemetery, Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by genealogyfever (contributor 46554566) .