THOMAS WHIPPLE, son of Daniel Whipple, and greatgrandson of Moses Whipple, an intelligent farmer and practical surveyor, has long taken a deep interest in the cause of education, and for many years has had the general charge of the schools in Charlestown, N. H., his place of residence. He has a well educated family, some of them graduates at Meriden. He is a correct business man ; was a candidate for County Treasurer in 1856, receiving the full vote of his party.
DAVID WHIPPLE, son of Aaron, was a farmer and man of good judgment. He had an excellent memory, and retained his faculties almost unimpaired until the period of his death, at nearly eighty years of age. To him the editor is indebted for many facts relating to the fathers and mothers of the town.
SOLOMON M. WHIPPLE, M. D., son of David Whipple, and great-grandson of Moses Whipple, one of the first settlers and original proprietors of the town, was born July 28, 1820. By the home-lamp, and a few terms at Unity and Lebanon Academies, he prepared to enter the collegiate department of Norwich University, where he graduated in 1846. He pursued his medical studies at Dartmouth College and at Woodstock Medical School, and graduated from the latter institution in 1849. The same year in which he graduated he commenced practice at New London, N. H., where he still resides, and where he
BARNABAS C. WHIPPLE, one of the Committee of Arrangements the youngest son of David, and grandson of Aaron Whipple, was born in 1822. He married Sarah Whitney. He is an industrious farmer, and resides with his father at the homestead.
GILMAN C. WHIPPLE, Son of Moses, and grandson of Aaron Whipple, was born March 18, 1837. He is a most popular and successful merchant at Lebanon, N. H. Married in 1864, Clara, daughter of Samuel Wood, of Lebanon.
CAPT. WILLIAM WHIPPLE, son of Samuel Whipple, was an extensive farmer and the largest wool-grower in townat times kept a thousand sheep. He married Judith, daughter of Caleb Putnam, and lived on the farm since occupied by T. G. Powers, Esq. He died Dec. 5, 1852, aged 84 years.
WILLIAM M. WHIPPLE, son of William, was born Aug. 9, 1817. His early life was passed at the homestead and devoted to agriculture. He subsequently engaged in mercantile business. He was Representative from Croydon in 1856. He removed to Sheffield, Bureau Co., Ill. in 1857, where he has been engaged in successful trade and farming operations. He is a man of fine intellect and agreeable manners, and has been the recipient of many public honors.
LYNDA WHIPPLE, third daughter of Capt. William Whipple, married Dudley Leavitt, a successful physician at West Stockbridge, Mass., whose son Wm. Whipple Leavitt has been a Surgeon in the army and is now physician at Stockbridge.
LUCY B. WHIPPLE, the youngest daughter of William, married Wm. W. George, of Canaan, N. H., a prominent business man and sheriff, and who has been a member of the Legislature for a number of years.
CAPTAIN MOSES WHIPPLE, son of Jacob, born at Grafton, MA, in 1733, came to Croydon, 1766. His was one of the first three families that came to town. Being well educated, intelligent, distinguished for energy and decision of character, warm-hearted, hospitable and generous to all, he was well calculated to be what he indeed was,-a father to the town. No one in town was ever more trusted or respected.. He filled many important offices, and was chairman of the Committee of Safety during tae Revolutionary struggle.