NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
George J. Whipple, librarian of the Wead Library, of Malone, N.Y., traces his descent to several of the best-known families of the Eastern states.
(I) Jacob Whipple, grandfather of George W. Whipple, was a resident of Cornish, New Hampshire. The married Rhoda Whiting, a native of Lyndeboro, New Hampshire.
(II) Harvey, son of Jacob and Rhoda Whiting Whipple, was born in Cornish, New Hampshire, 1798, and died in Malone in 1826, N.Y. 1872. He went to Malone in 1826, locating three miles south of the town at Whippleville. The section was at that time a comparative wilderness, a rarely trodden footpath leading from his home to Malone village, but his energy and activity soon changed the appearance of the locality, and he remained there until 1868, engaged in farming and milling. He then removed to the village of Malone, where he resided until his death.
He married, about 1841, Mrs. Frances (Gover) McHutcheon, born in Montpelier, Vermont, about 1810, and died in 1856, daughter of Hon. George B. R. Gove, of Fort Covington, N.Y., and his wife Hannah (Woodbury) Gove, a native of Ware, New Hampshire.
(III) George J., son of Harvey and Frances (Gove) (McHutcheon) Whipple, was born in Malone, N.Y., May 10, 1844. In addition to his responsible duties as librarian of the Wead Library, Mr. Whipple is acting clerk and treasurer of the board of education of Malone.
He married, 1875, Mary Allison Thompson, whose ancestry will be found below.
1. Howard T., born in Malone; graduated from Franklin Academy; commenced the study of law in Malone, was graduated from the Albany Law School, and is now (1910) with the Guarantee Title & Trust Company of New York, as manager of their branch office at Mineola, N.Y.
2. Edward G., born in Malone; graduated from Franklin Academy, then attended Union College and the Albany Medical College, from which he was graduated; was then appointed to a position at the Seaton Hospital, at Spuyten Duyvil, N.Y., in which he rose to the post of superintendent after a period of six months. He returned to Malone, where he was engaged in general practice for a year and a half, when he was appointed superintendent and resident physician of the Foresters' Sanitarium for Tuberculosis, at Rainbow, N.Y., an office he is filling at the present time (1910).
3. Frances M., born in Malone; graduated from the Franklin Academy; is assistant librarian in the Wead Library, of Malone.
4. Charles R., born in Malone; graduated from the Franklin Academy, and now a student at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
5. Laura A., born in North Tonawanda, N.Y.; graduated from Franklin Academy, and has just matriculated at Simmons College, Boston, Mass.
The Thompsons, Mrs. Whipple's family, came from Scotland or the northern part of Ireland, and settled in Goshen, New York. Mrs. Whipple was the daughter of Howard and Sarah J. (Meigs) Thompson, granddaughter of John Jay and Sarah (Webb) Thompson, and great-granddaughter of John ____ (Allison) Thompson.
The Allison family also settled in Goshen. The Meigs family came from England, and settled in Connecticut. The Kelseys also settled in Conn., near New Haven.
Sarah J. (Meigs) Thompson was daughter of Jabez P. and Una (Kelsey) Meigs, and granddaughter of Jabez Pratt and Jerusha (Pratt) Meigs. The descent through the Pratt family from the earliest ancestor in America is as follows:
Rev. William Pratt, 1562-1629, rector of St. Nicholas Church, in Sternagk, thirty years;
Lieut. William Pratt;
Deacon Nathaniel Pratt;
Hezekiah Pratt, 1701-1786;
Jerusha Clark Pratt;
Jabez Pratt Meigs.
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