Zalewski Family Genealogy

Phineas RIPLEY[1]

Male 1746 - 1823  (77 years)


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  • Name Phineas RIPLEY 
    Born 20 Mar 1746  Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    FamiySearch ID 2Z4Z-RM2 
    Died Sep 1823  Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I3504  Zalewski Family
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2012 

    Father Nathan RIPLEY,   b. 30 Jun 1721, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann RIPLEY,   b. 27 Aug 1726, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1792, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1745  Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F1166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Experience MONTAGUE,   b. 14 May 1755, Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1818, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1775  [2
    Children 
     1. Anna RIPLEY,   b. 11 Dec 1781, Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1859, Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F1165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Phineas and Experience married about 1775. In 1781, they moved to Pittsford, Vermont. A brook flowed through the land he owned and it became known as Ripley Brook.

      In 1775, Phineas enlisted in the Revolutionary War and served until 1783. On March 27, 1781, he petitioned from the township for land to compensate losses sustained by "incursions of the Enemy." In 1782 he was a Selectman in Pittsford and in 1785 he received a certificate of re-raising and paying their quota of men for the 1782 campaign.

      In March 1790, Phineas was voted as the first grandjuryman of Pittsford. In 1795, he was a member of the Association chosen to contract for the building of a Congregational Church meeting house. For this he was paid $15. He turned that sum back to the church as a donation. In 1795, Phineas and Amos Kellog, as selectmen, laid out a road from Amasa Ladd's land eastward. This road was traveled many years, but is now given up.

      On December 10, 1807, Phineas and his son William, bought 28 acres of land in Pittsford. Later, in 1828, Mr. Palmer bought the farm for three thousand dollars.

      Although Phineas is documented as dying in Ohio, there is no record of him there. He was convinced to leave Vermont when he was about 70 years old. He lived another five years, probably living with his son, Dr. William Ripley.

      It is written of Phineas: "Phineas Ripley was born in Windham, CT, where his early life was spent. He came to Bennington Vermont sometime during the Revolutionary war and enlisted in the army. He was soon appointed Sergeant Major, and served as such in the battle of Bennington. How long he continued in the army we are not informed, but married Experience, daughter of Samuel Montague, and located in Pittsford on the farm now owned by S.T. Fenton. If the deed of this land was ever recorded the record has been lost, and consequently we have no means of knowing who was the original Proprietor, or the number and division of the lot. His first clearning was on the east side of the book and he resided there in a log house til 1802 when he built the house now owned and occupied by Mr. Fenton."

      Experience and Phineas had eight children. Phineas is a direct descendant of William Bradford.

    Military:
    • Soldier in Revolutionary War
      Fought at Battle of Bennington
      Private in Capt. Samuel Robinson's company of Vermont Militia, October 1780

  • Sources 
    1. [S304] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, New York; National #38850; State #4054.

    2. [S343] Find-A-Grave Entry, 29 September 2012; Phineas Ripley; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64515035.

    3. [S343] Find-A-Grave Entry, 29 September 2012; Nathaniel Ripley; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65064157.