Alethea <I>Ripley</I> Wellman

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Alethea Ripley Wellman

  • Birth Jan 1761 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 15 Oct 1841
  • Burial Cornish Center, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Memorial ID 54048769

From The Descendents of Thomas Wellman of Lynn MA, by Joshua Wyman Wellman 1918

Joshua Wyman Wellman was the grandson of James and Alethea Ripley Wellman

"Alethea Ripley, was a woman of sterling character. Frugal, industrious and faithful in all of her duties in the home, she was a true helper to her husband, serene and even in temper, kind-hearted to everybody, not of many words, but of deep, warm affection for her children and grandchildren. She was thoughtful, fond of books and as remembered by her grandson, often seemed to be in profound meditation.

"In the last years of her life grandmother sat in a square pew in the old meeting house on the hill during the services of public worship directly in front of the high pulpit over which hung the great mysterious sounding board. There she could more easily hear the prayers and the preaching. And," continues Dr. Wellman, "I well remember with what a kindly, affectionate, smiling face she gazed upon us, her grandchildren, before the services commenced--not speaking a word, for we were in the House of God--but looking us over, one by one, with an absorbed and loving interest which I could not then understand. In summer she often brought a handful of caraway seed, and at the opening of service gave a few sprigs to each of her grandchildren that we might have them to eat and perhaps to keep us awake during the long sermon...She may have been a trifle deaf, but we never noticed it in ordinary conversation, and I am not sure but the chief reason why she wished to sit in my father's pew was that she might see her little grandchildren, at least once a week, look them over and give them some expression of her affection. She died Oct. 15, 1841"

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 54048769
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alethea Ripley Wellman (Jan 1761–15 Oct 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54048769, citing Huggins Cemetery, Cornish Center, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by InSearchOf (contributor 47282406) .