Jeremiah Whipple (June 26, 1683-May 14, 1721)

by George Carroll Whipple III

Jeremiah Whipple was born June 26, 1683. He resided at "Study Hill" in Attleborough, Massachusetts.

April 23, 1707, aged 24 years, he was commissioned as ensign in the 6th Company under Captain Jeremiah Talbot of the 2d Regiment and Colonel Winthrop Hilton. This was one of two regiments raised for the intended expedition against Nova Scotia (the first Louisburg expedition). He married Deborah Bucklin of Rehoboth (b. May 15, 1692) on November 22, 1711. She was nineteen at the time of their marriage. They had five children; three daughters and two sons (one named David for his father and one named for himself).

Jeremiah was a selectman from 1713 until his death; a representative to the general assembly in 1719; and a member of the school board in 1718.

Jeremiah's will is dated May 13, 1721, with his wife as executrix. He died the next day (May 14, 1721). In November 1722, the town paid "to Deborah Whipple the amount due her late husband for laying out highways."

His tombstone in Attleborough bears the inscription:

"Here Lieth the Body
of Insine Jeremiah Whipple,
who departed this life May Ye 14th 1721
in Ye 38 year of his age"

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