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On my father's side, most of my ancestry is English. I am descended from William Ripley of Hingham, MA and am from a branch of the Ripley family whose genealogy has never before been published. My branch settled in the Warren / Washington County, NY area in the late 1700's and early 1800's. I have uncovered, with the help of other researchers, the "missing link" between my 3rd great-grandparent, Doctor Ripley, an innkeeper in Queensbury, NY and the rest of the vast Ripley family who are descended from William of Hingham.
Some of my other paternal ancestors are well-known colonists from New England and include a few Mayflower passengers and early arrivals in Plymouth & Massachusetts Bay Colonies. They include Cooke, Chilton, Winslow, Washburn, Mitchell, Ibrook, and Hobart along with many others.
A few paternal ancestors were some of the first settler of Salem, Massachusetts: Samuel Skelton, the first minister in Salem, MA; the Feltons, who defended one of the condemned witches, Rebecca Nurse; Deacon John Horn of the Salem church; and the Wards.
Some other paternal ancestors moved into colonial Connecticut and Rhode Island. A few of these surnames are: Pendleton, Denison, Palmer, Breed, Jakways (Jaqueways, Jakway), Goodenow and Bartlett.
Some of these ancestors fought in the French and Indian Wars and played major roles in them, especially Capt. George Denison.
Other ancestors on my father's side were some of the earliest Huguenot settlers in New Amsterdam and Schnectady including the surnames:Truax, DeGroot, Buys, Bartlett/Bartley and related families.
One of my maternal ancestors, Ralph Dayton was one of the earliest settlers in the Hamptons in Long Island, NY. Also the Russells originally came from colonial Rhode Island and settled in Vermont.
Many of my paternal and maternal ancestors fought in the Saratoga, NY / Bennington, VT region during the Revolutionary War or were stationed at Fort Ticonderoga. Generations later their descendants continued living in the area and some still remain there to this day. These families include the Wickers, the Ripleys. the Parkers. The Jakeway(s) lived near Fort Ticonderoga from around the time of the Revolutionary War. And the
Doctor Ripley on my father's side and Seth Russell on my mother's side fought in the War of 1812.
I also have some ancestors from Germany who settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. Some of these surnames are: Hager, Boyer, Dumbauld, Stockbarger (Stockberger), Verner (Warner), Koch (Cook), and Risen.
Surnames on my maternal side are: Russell, Dayton, Hutchins, Langton, Connolly, Daniels, Case and Parker. Most of these families settled in the Rutland Co., VT area.
I would appreciate any information that anyone has on these families, whose descendents, in my case, settled around the very southern tip of Lake Champlain, in both NY and VT.
*****I WOULD LIKE TO THANK BRIAN RIPLEY OF OGDEN, UTAH FOR HIS MANY HOURS OF TEDIOUS AND EXTREMELY THOROUGH RESEARCH ON THE RIPLEY FAMILY. BRIAN IS A GENEALOGIST OF THE HIGHEST INTEGRITY AND I AM INDEBTED TO HIM FOR BEING THE FIRST TO CONTACT ME ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF DOCTOR RIPLEY, WHO HAD BEEN A MYSTERY TO ME FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS. BRIAN SPENT MANY HOURS OF INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ON JOHN & MEREBAH RIPLEY, ASA RIPLEY AND MY WHOLE LINE OF RIPLEY'S GOING BACK TO WILLIAM OF HINGHAM. BRIAN'S WILLINGNESS TO SHARE HIS RESEARCH AND INSIGHTS WAS INVALUABLE TO ME.*********
|A Genealogy of Upstate NY Ripley's & Many Colonial Families
Updated January 19, 2005
Mary Lou Ripley-Petzoldt
4113 East 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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