Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Whipples of Ipswich and Its Hamlet

The Whipples of Ipswich and Its Hamlet / as written and compiled by Raymond A. Whipple Jr. -- 2d ed. -- Beverly, MA : Minuteman Press, c2009. -- 72 p. : ill. (some col.), coats of arms, facsimiles, genealogical tables, maps ; 28 cm. -- ISBN 978-1-60402-000-7.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

John Whipple Sailed the Lyon to America

Which John?

I see there is still some doubt among Whipple researchers about exactly which John Whipple it was that sailed from England to New England in 1632. Since I am probably at least responsible for the continuing confusion, I should also help set the record straight.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Whipple Cave, Nevada

Blaine Whipple reports a blogger who has chronicled his experiences at Whipple Cave in the Egan Mountains of Nevada. I haven't had time to research the cave, but I can't help but wonder if the cave's name might have something to do with Amiel Weeks Whipple, the military engineer and explorer who (among other things) led an 1853 expedition in search for a railroad route near the 35th parallel of latitude to the Pacific Ocean.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Johnny Whipple Brick at the Utah Shakespearean Festival

Yesterday we saw Noel Coward's 1930 play entitled Private Lives at the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City. As we left the Randall L. Jones Theatre following the performance, I spied this brick in the pavement:

Monday, July 27, 2009

Whipple Street in Newport, Rhode Island

Jeff Congdon sent this photo "from his iPhone." This Whipple Street is in the Newport (RI) Naval Base. Jeff's brother, Steven Whipple Congdon (a retired Coast Guard Commander), provided access to the otherwise restricted naval base.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Whipple Road in Smithfield, RI: A Question

Last night I received the following query from a Whipple Website visitor:
Do you know of any tragedy to a child at any time on Whipple Road in Smithfield? We bought a house ... and my daughter is "seeing" things and hearing things. Something about a young boy maybe around age 8 with blonde hair and brown eyes.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mona Leigh on Coast to Coast AM

I just received a note from Mona Leigh (a descendant of Captain John Whipple and his wife Sarah (of Providence, Rhode Island). Mona writes:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Noah Bean, Actor

I received an email yesterday, telling me about Whipple cousin Noah Bean, who appears on the TV series Damages. (Hmmm... When was the last time I watched TV? I still have a television, don't I? Does it still work?) Our cousin who sent this information says that Noah is the son of Ruth Harriet Whipple (

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Whippletree Farm Antiques, Wauconda, IL

Jeff Congdon submitted this photo today. It is the front of Whippletree Farm Antiques, located at 210 Main Street, Wauconda, Illinois. Jeff took the photo himself.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Captain Who?

I just received a note from a (likely) cousin who traces her ancestry to the seventh son of Captain John Whipple. In looking at my database, I realized that there are currently 11 entries for Whipples named John with title of Captain. Here they are:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Seeking Michigan Whipples

I've received several reports this week about a new "one-stop shop for Michigan historical records," called Seeking Michigan ( Seeking Michigan is a partnership between the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan. It includes digitized state records.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Land O' Lakes Florida

Jeffrey Congdon sent this photo of the "No Vacancy" sign at (apparently) Whipples Rustic Lodge in Florida.

First, just the sign:

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lambtown 1-Room Schoolhouse, circa 1943

Robin Gilebarto submitted this photograph of pupils at the school on Lambtown Rd. in Ledyard, Connecticut, complete with names of just about everyone in the photo. (Submitted 1/27/2009.) Can you substitute a name for the question mark below? Miss Arliss Sutherland was the teacher.

Friday, January 2, 2009

John Whipple, Housewright?

In July 1999, I attended a "Whipple Weekend" (family reunion) at the John Whipple House in Ipswich, Massachusetts. (The Whipple Website includes a few photos I took at that event—it was lots of fun!)