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Abraham Whipple

  • Birth 26 Sep 1733 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 27 May 1819 Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 9515

First American to fire a shot at the British on the water. Led the party of Patriots that burned the English customs schooner HMS Gaspée off of Providence Rhode Island in 1772. (The site is now called Gaspée Point). He was the 12th commissioned officer in the US Navy and gave every thing he owned to the cause. Whipple stayed with the country and moved west to help in the founding of Marietta Ohio .


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9515
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Whipple (26 Sep 1733–27 May 1819), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9515, citing Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .