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Rev Sylvanus Ripley

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Rev Sylvanus Ripley

  • Birth 29 Sep 1749 Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 5 Feb 1787
  • Burial Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Plot Lot No. 93
  • Memorial ID 67631105

son of Jonathan Ripley and Hannah Sturtevant

Studied divinity with Rev Eleazar Wheelock at Hanover, ordained a missionary in 1772 and went to Caghnawagas (Canada); was a tutor at Dartmouth (1772-1778), Dartmouth trustee (1775-1787); pastor of the Dartmouth College Church in 1779, and Phillips Professor of Theology in 1782, holding the three last positions to the day of his death.

Died of injuries sustained from a fall from his sleigh while returning from religious services.

m Abigail Wheelock
Children:
- John Philips Ripley
- Eleazar Wheelock Ripley
- Mary Ripley m Nicholas Baylies
- Abigail Ripley m Eliphalet Lyman
- Elizabeth Ripley m Judah Dana

Source:
- The History of Dartmouth College By Baxter Perry Smith (1878)
- Sketches of the Alumni of Dartmouth College: By George Thomas Chapman (1867)


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  • Created by: LadyGoshen
  • Added: 29 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67631105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Sylvanus Ripley (29 Sep 1749–5 Feb 1787), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67631105, citing Dartmouth College Cemetery, Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by LadyGoshen (contributor 46951894) .